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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 6 Jan 2011 8:01 AM

Today in the roundup: The reviews are in for Young Frankenstein, Michael Jackson lives again in Fort Worth and local artists to watch in 2011.


MONSTER’S NIGHT OUT: Mel Brooks’ musical adaptation of his Young Frankenstein is taking up residence at the Winspear Opera House for nearly the whole month of January. So you’ve got plenty of opportunity to see it – but should you? Lawson Taitte votes yes. “Young Frankenstein is far less dependent on its original New York stars than The Producers was. Although the current touring cast is mostly young and unfamiliar, the performers are close to ideal,” he writes on Lindsey Wilson votes yes (barely). “All the leads confidently step up to the difficult task of acting in someone else’s shadow,” she writes on Front Row. And I’ll consider our own review from Jerome a tepid yes as well.

BEAT IT TO THE BASS: On Friday, the Fort Worth Symphony performs the music of Michael Jackson. And filling the role of Michael will be James Delisco, a Las Vegas entertainer. “Michael Jackson loved symphony,” he tells in a preview piece about his performance. “And I think he would be so impressed with what they do with his music.”

ON TO 2011: Which local acts should we keep an ear out for in 2011? Quick asks some of its favorite artists to give us a heads up on who they are excited to hear more from in the coming year. Our own Paul Slavens even gives his two cents.