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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

August 23, 2022
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National Geographic Symphony of Our World

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National Geographic Symphony of Our World

Aug 26-28, 2022

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Queen of Soul

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Queen of Soul

September 2-4, 2022

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A New Musical Era Begins: Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert

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A New Musical Era Beings: Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert

September 9-11, 2022

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Dancing with the FWSO Stars

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Dancing with the FWSO Stars

September 17, 2022

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Yunchan Lim, 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist

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Cliburn Gold Medalists

September 28, 2022

 

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Yunchan Lim, 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist

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Cliburn Gold Medalists

September 29, 2022

 

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Cirque du Ballet

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Cirque du Ballet

September 30 - October 2, 2022

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A Tribute to Peace - North Texas Welcomes Kyiv City Ballet

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A Tribute to Peace - North Texas Welcomes Kyiv City Ballet

October 3, 2022
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Rachmaninoff's Thirds

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Rachmaninoff's Thirds

October 7-9, 2022

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A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo

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A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo

October 14-16, 2022

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Monte Montgomery

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Monte Montgomery

October 15, 2022
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

October 21-23, 2022

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A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky

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A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky

October 28 -30, 2022

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Vadym Kholodenko

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Vadym Kholodenko

November 10, 2022

 

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Elf The Musical

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Elf The Musical

November 11 - 13, 2022
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An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

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An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

November 18, 2022
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Wagner Highlights

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Wagner Highlights

November 18-20, 2022

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 21-22, 2022
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Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays

November 25-27, 2022

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UNT One O'clock Lab Band

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UNT One O'clock Lab Band

December 2, 2022
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My Fair Lady

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My Fair Lady

November 29 - December 4, 2022
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The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker

December 9-24, 2022

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The Nutty Nutcracker

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The Nutty Nutcracker

December 16, 2022

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ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

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ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

December 31, 2022

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Classical and Neo-Classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, and Stacy Garrop

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Classical and Neo-Classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, and Stacy Garrop

January 6-7, 2023

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Disney's The Lion King

January 18 - 29, 2023
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Twist & Shout: Music of the Beatles

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Twist & Shout: Music of the Beatles

February 3-5, 2023

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Heroes at the Symphony

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Heroes at the Symphony

February 4, 2023

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Pretty Woman The Musical

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Pretty Woman The Musical

February 7 - 12, 2023
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J'Nai Bridges

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J'Nai Bridges

February 9, 2023

 

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A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

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A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

February 25, 2023

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Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

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Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

March 3-5, 2023

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Wild Symphony

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Wild Symphony

March 4, 2023

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Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky

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Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky

March 10-12, 2023

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Modern Masterpieces

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Modern Masterpieces

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Our Planet Live In Concert

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Our Planet Live

March 21, 2023
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Ben Grosvenor

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Benjamin Grosvenor

March 23, 2023

 

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Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt

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Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt

March 24-26, 2023

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Annie

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Annie

March 28 - April 2, 2023
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Alim Beisembayev

April 13, 2023

 

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Joshua Roman

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Joshua Roman

April 27, 2022

 

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Pink Martini

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Pink Martini

April 28-30, 2023

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UNT One O'clock Lab Band

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UNT One O'clock Lab Band

May 5, 2023
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Elgar's Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Saens, and Elgar

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Elgar's Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Saens, and Elgar

May 5-7, 2023

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Haydn: The Creation

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Haydn: The Creation

May 19-21, 2023

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Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland

May 26-28, 2023

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An Evening of Kodaly, Mozart, and Brahms

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An Evening of Koday, Mozart, and Brahms

June 2, 2023

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Hadestown

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Hadestown

June 17 - July 2, 2023
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Jubilee Theatre in partnership with Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents

Dreamgirls

Location: Bass Performance Hall

Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with a 20 minute intermission

Tags: Broadway, Musical

Overview

August 11 - 14, 2022

One of the most successful and explosive musicals in American theatre history comes to the Bass Hall stage to round out Jubilee Theatre's 41st Season.

DREAMGIRLS takes the audience through a time portal of when rhythm and blues and soul music magic were part of a new American sound that swept the nation and the world. The musical goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the business side of show business and the shared drama that exudes love, heartache, rejection, soulful melodies, high-octane vocals, triumph, and defeat – both musically and personally – through all of the characters’ journeys. DREAMGIRLS is a cultural phenomenon set to one of the most dynamic soundtracks of our lives. 

Through Gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco, and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

 “Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties – a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry – the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco – though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now – decades later – are we beginning to understand.” – Michael Bennett

Special rates available for groups of 10+

Cautions: Mild Adult Themes

DREAMGIRLS Original Broadway Cast Recording

 

Credits and Accolades

Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by D. Wambui Richardson
Music Direction by Steven A. Taylor
Choreographed by Quinton Winston

Winner! Six 1982 Tony Awards®, including Best Book
Nominee: Thirteen 1982 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical
Winner! Four 1982 Drama Desk Awards
Nominee: Ten 1982 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical
Winner! 1982 Theatre World Award (Jennifer Holliday)

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