Jubilation: The Christmas Musical (Throguh Dec 28 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St.Fort Worth, TX 76102) Tickets. Lee Roy, Jubilee Theatre’s mascot and host of Lee Roy’s Night Club, throws a big Christmas celebration that doubles as a Harlem-style rent party. Expect your favorite seasonal songs with a gospel twist.
Booth (Dec 9 at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.Dallas, TX 75219) Tickets. Steven Walters’ new play digs into the life of theater actor and presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Don’t miss a staged reading of the work, followed by a conversation with Walters, researcher Erik Archilla, and members of the cast. KERA’s Jerome Weeks will lead the discussion.
Romeo and Julieta (Through Dec 21 at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St.Dallas, TX 75204) Tickets. We’re suckers for a good love story. It doesn’t have sparkly vampires or any of the awfully-written bondage scenes that seem to pop up in every other romance novel these days, but that doesn’t make the Bard’s classic tale any less captivating as a contemporary love tale. In a unique production that combines Shakespeare’s original English with modern-day Spanish, Cara Mía Theatre Co. reframes this time-honored story for today’s audience. The music is going to be good, too—Romeo and Julieta features an original score by S-Ankh Rasa.
Frosty the Snowman (Through Dec 22 at Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.Fort Worth, TX 76107) Tickets. Everyone loves the tale of a jolly, fashionably-attired snowman named Frosty. Now, the story comes to life in musical form perfect for the whole family.