Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sing, Dance, and Perform: Titas season begins


TITAS, in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, opens the 2011–2012 Season Series with spectacular artists in September featuring an exciting and diverse lineup of performing artists that range from soloist, Broadway, television and film artist, Brian Stokes Mitchell, to the internationally recognized contemporary ballet company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and three-time Grammy winners, Los Lobos. Diverse and world-class artists define the TITAS season.

“Now in our third season at the amazing AT&T Performing Arts Center, the current season features some of the world’s most exciting touring performers. This is a season not to be missed!”-- Charles Santos, Artistic Director, TITAS.

Tickets for TITAS performances range from $12 to $200 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Winspear Opera House
8 p.m. September 1, 2011

Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls. His musical versatility has kept him in demand by some of the country’s finest conductors and orchestras. In 2006, he released his self-titled album as the inaugural artist on the newly-formed Playbill Records label. In addition to singing, Stokes produced the album and also wrote many of the arrangements and orchestrations. He continues to perform as both a soloist and a guest star at concerts throughout the United States. In May, he appeared in the film Jumping The Broom playing opposite Angela Bassett.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Winspear Opera House
8 p.m. September 10, 2011

This uniquely structured and multi-faceted contemporary ballet company is led by directors Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty. Heading into its second decade of performances and touring, ASFB is internationally recognized for its company of beautifully trained, stunning dancers, and diverse repertoire full of commissioned works from the top choreographers from around the world. Audiences nationally, and internationally have embraced this thriving company on important stages such as The Joyce Theater in New York City, the famed Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago, and in foreign venues including Canada, France, Italy, Greece and Guatemala. With its highly unique repertoire and stellar performers, ASFB is a kind of a gathering place for the finest dancers and choreographers in the world today.

Los Lobos
Winspear Opera House
8 p.m. September 13, 2011

Latin superstar and three-time Grammy winner Los Lobos continues to top the charts with Latino music fused with everything from cumbia to rock and roll. In 1974, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, Louie Perez and Cesar Rosas, four friends from Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, joined forces to play rock and roll. Over time, the band expanded its musical influences to include Tex-Mex, country, folk, rhythm and blues, and traditional Mexican songs. They have collaborated with a rich and varied roster of artists, including Dave Alvin, Dave Alvin, Ruben Blades, Elvis Costello, Little Willie G, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson, Bobby Womack and Tom Waits. The band won Grammys for its 1988 Spanish-language album, and for its contribution to the film Desperado, as well as having released a children's album in 1995. Los Lobos will be a great way to celebrate Deiz y Seis.

TITAS has been the preeminent presenter of touring dance and music in Dallas for 29 years. Successful in both dance and music presentations, TITAS plays a particularly important role as the only Dance Presenter in Dallas. Committed to excellence and diversity TITAS opens a window in Dallas to the great touring performing artists in the world today.

About the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in association with TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acre urban park.

Fidelity Investments is a Series Supporting Sponsor of this season of TITAS.
Sheraton Dallas is the official Hotel Sponsor.

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