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Dancers Carl Coomer and Amanda F. Light in costume for “Dracula.” Photo by Steven Visneau and courtesy of Texas Ballet Theater


Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

Join Texas Ballet Theater in exploring the terrifying domain and life of Dracula. The legendary vampire brings horror and destruction upon his unwitting victims as a result of an insatiable bloodlust. The two hour and 15-minute show is suitable for mature audiences. Oct. 6-8

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky & FWSO’s DJ Cheek: Bartók and Rachmaninoff

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

A pair of children’s tales take center stage during the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s performance of works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. Music director Robert Spano conducts as the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a Calgary-based touring group, helps tell Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with large-scale puppets while on stage with the orchestra. The second act of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet will open the concert. The next show will feature principal violist DJ Cheek performing Bartók’s “Viola Concerto,” his final composition. Guest conductor Anna Skryleva of Russia leads this performance, which also includes Bartók’s folk music-inspired “Hungarian Sketches” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky: Oct. 20-22

Bartók and Rachmaninoff: Nov. 3-5

Violist DJ Cheek. Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience

Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

Johnny Cash’s music and legacy live on in this multimedia celebration using state-of-the-art technology. Produced in collaboration with Cash’s estate, the event features archival concert footage and recordings, so songs such as “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line” can be performed with a live band again. The show also includes never-before-seen footage and on-screen narration from John Carter Cash, Cash’s son. Oct. 28

To Kill a Mockingbird

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

“To Kill A Mockingbird” has been hailed as the “most successful play in Broadway history” by “60 Minutes.” Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book earned 5 stars from Rolling Stone, as well as praise from other media outlets. The story follows the trial of Tom Robinson, a Black man who is wrongfully accused of a crime, and the life of his defense attorney, Atticus Finch, and Finch’s children in Alabama during the 1930s. The show contains racially explicit language and costuming, references to sexual abuse and gunfire audio. It is recommended for age 12 and up. Sept. 26-Oct. 1