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Thursday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 26 Jan 2012

Today in the roundup: A major Chihuly show coming to town, the making of Giant and a comedy duo for classical music.


CHIHULY IN DALLAS: When you enter the Dallas Museum of Art through the entrance by the cafe, surely you’ve seen Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures that adorn the atrium. And soon, you’ll be able to see them outside as well. The Dallas Arboretum will host a major exhibition of his work beginning May 5. More details on the show will be announced at a news conference today.

FROM BOOK TO SCREEN TO STAGE: On Friday, the Art&Seek crew will get its first look at Giant when it officially opens at the Wyly. It’s the most ambitious production the Dallas Theater Center has ever put together, and hopes are high that it could maybe, just maybe, make it to Broadway. Christopher Kelly spent some time recently at the Wyly watching the show come together, and he files his report for dfw.com.

CLASSICAL COMEDY: Violinist Alek­sey Igudes­man and Pianist Hyung-ki Joo are a duo that tries to take some of the starch out of the classical music shirt. “We don’t make fun of the music, we make fun with it. We try not to be elitist with inside jokes, although there are there are some there to be found. But we always have some slapstick overlaid,” they say in an interview with theaterjones.com. Their tour stops at the Eisemann Center on Saturday.