We’ve parsed through the lineups and cut through the noise to bring you a monthly roundup of the best live shows in Fort Worth.

 

APRIL 1-5

Casa Mañana Theatre Presents The Music of Harry Chapin and Jim Croce

Singer-songwriters Jim Croce and Harry Chapin were trailblazers in the 1970s. Fans connected with the duo’s rich narratives and penchant for hookish melodies. More than entertainers, Croce and Chapin used music to push for social change. Both were killed in accidents early into their careers, leaving timeless songs like “Cats in the Cradle” and “Time in a Bottle” for fans to remember them by. Fans can relive those magic years at Casa Mañana’s cozy Reid Cabaret Theatre early this month.

 

APRIL 1-13

Circle Theatre Presents Water By the Spoonful

Circle Theatre artistic director Ashley H. White has a thought-provoking year of theater planned for Fort Worth. Quiara Alegría Hudes’ 2011 play is the second in the three-part play and tells the story of a young marine coming to terms with his service in Iraq. After returning to his home in Philadelphia, the veteran begins spending time with a Narcotics Anonymous support group.

 

APRIL 5 and 7

Fort Worth Opera Presents La Bohème

Fort Worth Opera returns to Bass Performance Hall this month with two performances of La Bohème. On stage alongside the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Musetta (Meigui Zhang), Schaunard (Michael Colman) and a star-studded cast will sweep away audiences through unparalleled theatrical performances told in the setting of 1830s Paris where bohemians are locally known simply as la bohème.

 

April 11

Bored Teachers Comedy Tour Performs at Will Rogers Auditorium

Catch the country’s funniest teacher-comedians at the Will Rogers Auditorium later this month as they hilarious skits based on real-life experiences to the masses. The comedy troupe has garnered hundreds of millions of views online, often from fellow teachers across the country looking to burn off some school-year stress.

 

APRIL 20

Beach Weather Performs at Tulips FTW

Beach Weather, the American pop rock band formed in 2015, recently had their song Sex, Drugs Etc go platinum. The four-piece band has enjoyed popular success with their recent single Homebody and EP, Pineapple Sunset, which was released by Arista Records. Catch this rising Massachusetts-based band later this month at Fort Worth’s favorite destination for live music, Tulips FTW.

 

 

APRIL 26

Billy Bob’s Texas Presents Chris Young

Country music singer-songwriter Christopher Young won Season 4 of Nashville Star. He subsequently signed a deal with RCA Records Nashville and released his self-titled debut album

in 2006. Young uses his public notoriety to raise awareness and money for charitable causes. He has donated tens of thousands of dollars to groups like Little Kids Rock, Stars For Stripes, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Nashville School of Arts among others. Billy Bob’s Texas hosts this country music sensation later this month.

 

APRIL 26-28

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Bass Performance Hall will be the scene of a battle of galactic proportions as the Rebel Alliance battles the Imperial Forces for control of the galaxy. As the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ famous soundtrack, audiences will take in the harrowing story of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s flight to Cloud City, where they are captured by Darth Vader. Will Luke Skywalker master the ways of the Force before it’s too late? Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the FWSO in this not-to-be-missed event.