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Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Spotlight on Lucky Moon: Circus 1903’s Unrivaled Aerial Hoop Acrobat

The circus is coming! But not your average circus—Circus 1903 is a turn-of-the-century circus spectacular that harkens back to the golden age of circus. With jugglers, tightropers, and larger-than-life puppet elephants, we’re taking some time to focus on a few of the talented individuals involved in making Circus 1903 such a death-defying, breathtaking experience. Read More ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of Five Tony Awards, ‘FUN HOME’ Premieres in Austin at the Long Center, August 11 – 13

We are pleased to announce that FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere in Austin this summer in our very own Dell Hall. And make a note (or a clever cartoon to remind yourself), because tickets go on sale THIS Thursday, April 27 at 10am! Read More ›

Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Story of One Man Fighting to Find His Creative Voice—Shaping Sound’s “After the Curtain”

You’ve seen them on television, you’ve seen them in the classroom—now it’s time to see them LIVE. But forget their spellbinding Dance Reimagined, because Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound is revisiting Austin with their brand new show, After the Curtain, June 10. This is the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Read More ›

Six Guitars | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

What Do A 19-year-old Rocker and An 85-year-old Blues Player have in Common? Chase Padgett.

It’s seems crazy, but in Six Guitars guitar master and comedic improv star Chase Padgett really does embody six different characters while onstage. Add in six different genres of music—the staples of rock, blues, jazz, folk, classical and country—and a personality for each, that’s a one man show you have to see to believe. And you can, May 4 – 7! Read More ›

Circus 190 3 - The Golden Age of Circus | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Circus 1903 Creates A New Kind of Elephant for The Ring—With Giant Puppets!

It’s true—professional puppetry has put elephants back under the big top in an amazing way. But before we go any further, there are absolutely no real animals featured in Circus 1903 — The Golden Age of Circus! Just some excellent, extremely lifelike elephant puppets that will melt your heart (especially baby Peanut!). With the June 6 opening of the show coming closer, it’s time to introduce you to the puppet masters behind these incredible constructions. We mean, animals! Read More ›

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Register to Win Your Own Little Piece of Hyrule!

Okay so maybe not literally, but with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returning for a (help us out here) fifth engagement this July, we thought the time was ripe for a Zelda Symphony giveaway! REGISTER TO WIN a copy of Breath of the Wild (if you win, it’s your choice of Nintendo Switch or WiiU!) plus two tickets to see the show, July 7th. Read More ›

Another Show-Stopping Performance at the Fourth Annual GAHSMTAs — Congratulations!

31 participating schools, 16 awards, 15 scholarships, 11 musical numbers (unbelievable, by the way), 3 hours of intense cheering and 1 amazing night recognizing theatre and arts education later, everyone involved in the 2017 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards deserves (and received!) a standing ovation. In case you missed it, check out the list of this year’s winners, and mark your calendars for next year’s ceremony Wednesday, April 18, 2018! Read More ›

Texas Arts Project | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Texas Arts Project Exclusive — Q&A With Instructor Nick Mayo

With the summer coming up quick (look out, April–it’s practically May!), the Texas Arts Project sleepaway camp for performing and media arts is waking up from its deep sleep and excited to welcome talented young performers, actors and filmmakers back to its stage. We caught up with this year’s head of acting, Nick Mayo, for a little update. A Broadway actor himself and Juilliard School graduate, Nick has a lot to say about TAP camp. Keep in mind, registration ends May 1st! Read More ›

Pollyanna Theatre Company | Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company: Playing Possum — “A Colorful Corner of Folklore Imagination”

In just a few weeks, Pollyanna Theatre Company opens Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico May 12 – May 21. But what’s a trickster tale, and what does this have to do with possums? Read on to see what Pollyanna’s latest production is all about! Read More ›

River City Pops: American vinyl | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

River City Pops: Why American Vinyl?

We’re waiting with anticipation for the opening of River City Pops’ 2017 showcase American Vinyl April 27th, because who doesn’t love to sing along to a good American crowd pleaser? We got with RCP President Craig Barron to answer the simple question on our minds—why American Vinyl? Here’s what he had to say. Read More ›

Neil Gaiman | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Amaze, Befuddle and Generally Delight” — Literary Renaissance Man Neil Gaiman Returns to the Long Center

Pull up a chair and stoke the fire–we’re pleased to welcome author, graphic novelist, essayist and overall world creator Neil Gaiman back to the Long Center, July 6. We trust you know what to do, and by that we mean we know you’ll snag your tickets as soon as possible because they will sell out. Read More ›

Chris Botti | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Chris Botti Is Jazz Artist to the Stars

You may not have heard of Chris Botti, but you’ve definitely heard Chris Botti, considering his trumpet riffs have jazzed up the tours and pop recordings of the best individuals music has to offer. Hearing Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine” at 12 years old was all it took. Read More ›