THEATER PREVIEWS & OPENINGS
FREUDâS LAST SESSION Theatre Three stages this witty, dramatic story set on the eve of World War II and two weeks before Sigmund Freudâs death, on a day when (in the playwrightâs imagination) Christian writer C.S. Lewis visited the ailing psychiatrist. Itâs a rare chance to see Theatre Three executive producer- director and co-founder Jac Alder onstage, in the role of Freud; Cameron Cobb portrays Lewis.
Sept. 20-Oct. 20 at 2800 Routh St. in the Quadrangle, Dallas. $10-$50. 214-871-3300. theatre3dallas.com.
GREASE Casa MaÃ±ana shines the spotlight on the classic musical about the âgreaserâ T-Birds, the lovely Pink Ladies and young love. For mature audiences.
Sept. 15-23 at 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. 817-332-2272. casamanana.org.
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL The center will put the spotlight on local Latino theater companies such as Cara MÃa Theatre Company, Mujeres de Arcadia and Teatro Flor Candela.
Sept. 20-22 at 8 p.m. at 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. $10. brownpapertickets.com.
MACBETH Shakespeare Dallas closes its 2012 session with the Bardâs tragedy of witches, betrayal, power, guilt and death.
Sept. 19-29 at Samuell Grand Park amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas, and Oct. 3-14 at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle, Addison. $10; discounts available. 214-559-2778. shakespearedallas.org.
DALLAS BACH SOCIETY The groupâs season begins with the madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi, with dancing by the New York Baroque Dance Company.
Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, Southern Methodist University, 6101 Bishop Blvd., Dallas. $25-$50; discounts available. 682-325-2224. dallasbach.org.
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The groupâs classical season debuts with Pines of Rome, featuring conductor Jaap van Zweden, pianist JoaquÃn AchÃºcarro and a program of works by Berlioz, Schumann, Debussy and Respighi. In the next series, the DSO performs Mussorgsky-Stokowskiâs Pictures at an Exhibition along with works by Borodin and Glass.
Pines: Through Sept. 16. Pictures: Sept. 20-23. $21-$131. All programs at the Meyerson, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. 214-692-0203. dallassymphony.com.
FELIPE RAMIREZ The Spanish pianist performs works by Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Granados in a benefit for Dallas Area Interfaith.
Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road, Dallas. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. 214-689-5988. dallasareainterfaith.org.
FREETRANSFIGURED NIGHTS The Episcopal Church of the Transfigurationâs wonderful series begins this weekend with Evensong: Holy Cross Day. The program will include Stanfordâs Magnificat.
Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas. Free; child care provided. transfiguration.net.
FREEALLEN FOLK FESTIVAL Joy Luther of Austin, who specializes in Celtic and Texas folk, and Fox and the Bird, a band with wonderfully layered Americana-flamenco-folk harmonies, will perform at this second annual event, sponsored by Bach to Books.
Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen. Free; tickets will be given out starting at 7 p.m. 214-509-4911. cityofallen.org/index.aspx?NID=900.
FREELATINO CULTURAL CENTER CONCERT SERIES The series will feature salsa, meringue, cha-cha, Latin rock and country music. It opens with Havana NRG on Sept. 14, and continues with Carolina Imperial and Mariachis on Sept. 15 and Little Joe y La Familia on Sept. 16.
Sept. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. Free. 214-671-0045. dallasculture.org/latinocc.
LESBIAN GAY BAND ASSOCIATION CONCERT Some 200 musicians from this group will present Go West With a Twist, with master of ceremonies Paul J. Williams and the Turtle Creek Chorale, as part of the groupâs 30th-anniversary celebration. The local Oak Lawn Band is host band and a founding member of LBGA.
Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $15-$20. oaklawnband.org.
LOL! COMEDY SHOWÂ Popular comedians Paul Varghese, Aaron Aryanpur and Jason James bring their funny bones to House of Blues.
Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. at 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $13.25-$16.33. Live Nation..
MULTIGENRE & OTHER PERFORMANCES
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: KOOZA Cirqueâs latest show combines two circus traditions â" acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. According to David Shiner, the showâs writer-director, the show âis about human connection and the world of duality, good and bad.â
Sept. 19-Oct. 21 at Lot E, 500 Memorial Drive (beneath Reunion Tower), Dallas. $43.50-$104.50; discounts and VIP packages available. 1-800-450-1480. cirquedusoleil.com.
LAST CHANCEDALLAS PRIDE PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL The second annual fest continues with plays, musicals and cabaret acts.
Through Sept. 15 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $10-$15.Â 214-219-2718. uptownplayers.org.
WARÂ HORSEÂ The Tony Award- winningÂ drama, which was made into anÂ Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg,Â comes to the Winspear Opera House. ItÂ tells the WorldÂ WarÂ I tale of a farmÂ horseÂ conscripted for duty, and the young manÂ who longs for the safe return of his bestÂ friend.
Through Sept. 23 at 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$150.Â 214-880-0202.Â attpac.org/warhorse.
FOUR FUNNY FEMALES The sublime sisterhood of Jodi Hadsell, Sherry Belle, Laura Bartlett and Linda Stogner returns to the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at 111 N. Tennessee, McKinney. $20. tickets. mckinneyperformingartscenter.com.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE The AT&T Performing Arts Centerâs ambitious undertaking of doing staged readings of all of Shakespeareâs works over the next five years, in collaboration with Shakespeare Dallas, kicks off Sept. 23-24 with Much Ado About Nothing and continues Oct. 14-15 with Othello and Nov. 25-26 with The Taming of the Shrew. All performances at Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $10 in advance, or pay what you can at the door. 214-880-0202. attpac.org.