The Dallas Theater Center’s new musical, Fly By Night, is entering the final week of its run. Seeing this piece of theater will cheer you, and then make you sad again. But it’s worth it, because it’ll be the hopeful kind of sad. The plot works up to New York City’s massive power outage in 1965, and concerns two sisters and a “luckless sandwich maker.” It’s a love triangle, of course. I reviewed the show for FrontRow here. But the upshot is that it’s really good, and funny, and sweet. And you should see it, because the next opportunity to do so will be in New York. Just note that the show is playing at the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek, not at the Wyly.
Also this evening, the Dallas Opera hosts one of their Composing Conversations in Hamon Hall of the Winspear Opera House. This one features Jennifer Higdon., a prolific, award-winning classical composer in the middle of a commission to turn Cold Mountain, Charles Fraziers’ book about a Civil War deserter and his one true love, into an opera. It’s kind of a unique opportunity to hear someone talk about his or her work while they’re right in the thick of it. Higdon will chat with the Dallas Opera’s general director, Keith Cerny, while Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks moderates.