The Classic Story Comes to Life Where the Wild Things Are April 13-17th/ Tickets On Sale Today!

January 21, 2016 (Austin, TX) — Everyone’s favorite children’s book comes to life live on stage at the Long Center! The Long Center brings the classic children’s story to life with the live-action stage version of Where the Wild Things Are! Perfect for children and families, Where the Wild Things Are goes on sale Thursday, January 21st for its week-long run in the Rollins Studio Theatre April 13-17, 2016.

What do you do when you are a small child and you have exhausted your mother’s patience both with your words and deeds to the point where you are sent to your room without your supper? Well, if you are Max, in Maurice Sendak’s wonderful picture book Where The Wild Things Are, you use your imagination to both explain your deeds and occupy the time without being bored.

Feeling misunderstood at home and at school, mischievous Max (Max Records) escapes to the land of the Wild Things, majestic — and sometimes fierce — creatures. They allow Max to become their leader, and he promises to create a kingdom where everyone will be happy. However, Max soon finds that being king is not easy and that, even being with the Wild Things, there is something missing.

Whether you’re experiencing the story for the first time, or re-living the adventure again, join Max and all of his friends for a live theatrical experience you won’t forget!

Tickets are available at or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161



The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories.  Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.

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