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Friday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 24 May 2013

Today in the roundup: WaterTower Theatre’s 2013-14 season, a reunion in Fort Worth and the Dallas Opera honors a young star.

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WATERTOWER’S NEW SEASON: WaterTower Theatre in Addison has announced the lineup for its 2013-14 season. Leading things off Oct. 11 is Hank Williams:  Lost Highway. It’s followed by the regional premiere of The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holiday). The new year begins with another regional premiere – a new adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. And the season rounds out with Spunk and a pair of regional premiere – Good People and the musical Dogfight. Details about each show are on the theater’s website.

TBT AND FWSO: It’s been five years since Texas Ballet Theater performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – an arrangement that ended due to budget cuts. Since then, TBT almost had to close up shop. The company still can’t afford the FWSO. But the two will be back together, if only for five performances, next season. May 30-June 1, 2014, the orchestra will team up with TBT for Swan Lake. As dfw.com reports, the collaboration is possible thanks to a gift from US Trust, Bank of America.

A STELLAR DEBUT: The Dallas Opera has announced that American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is the winner of this year’s Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year. If you’re an operagoer, her performance should be fairly fresh in your mind. She performed the role of Tina in Dominick Argento’s The Aspern Papers just a few weeks ago.

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  • nmlhats

    Susan Graham is fabulous, and I know it was her debut HERE, but it seems more than a little disingenuous for the Dallas Opera to even make her eligible for this award!

  • nmlhats

    Susan Graham is fabulous, and I know it was her debut HERE, but it seems more than a little disingenuous for the Dallas Opera to even make her eligible for this award!

  • Sue Harvey Harrison

    Susan Graham was, indeed, fabulous in The Aspern Papers. She won The Maria Callas Award because she sang that role in her debut season with The Dallas Opera and received more subscriber votes than any of the other exciting artists who also debuted here. Disingenuous? No. More like well-deserved. She qualified and she won.