With world-renowned dancers and brand-new programs, The Texas Ballet Theater is set to impress with this weekend's Stars and Premieres performance. While the stars are Cuba's Carlos Acosta and China's Zhang Jian, the premieres come straight out of Texas, including "Image," a tribute to Marilyn Monroe choreographed by TBT artistic director Ben Stevenson, and "Love Thing," which features the music of Tina Turner and the choreography of Houstonian Tim O'Keefe. A third premiere called "Absence" is the first ballet choreographed by TBT company member Peter Zweifel. I'm guessing there'll be no clowning or krumping; no one gets served. But here's hoping they at least bring it Beyond Thunderdome. Stars and Premieres is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, Fourth and Calhoun Streets in Ft. Worth. Tickets range from $18 to $95. Call 1-877-212-4280 or visit texasballettheater.org.
Feb. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, 2 p.m.