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Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Announcing our 2019 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees

Without further ado, we give you the full list of nominees for this year’s Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards! Congrats to all! Read More ›

Indian Ink | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Wit & Romance — A Look Behind Austin Shakespeare’s ‘Indian Ink’

This month, Austin Shakespeare presents Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink in our Rollins Studio Theatre. With 8 performances left, each one of them includes a brief “Talk Back” for audiences with actors and director Ann Ciccolella on the theater of ideas, romance and characters. Some will even feature guest commentators after the show. Read on for a look behind Stoppard’s play, the playwright himself, and Austin Shakespeare’s casting process. Read More ›

BERLIN: Zvizdal [Chernobyl - so far so close] | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Looking In” — Chronicling Life Left Behind After Chernobyl in BERLIN’s ‘Zvizdal,’ with Fusebox & Yves Degryse

Fusebox curators Anna Gallagher-Ross and Betelhem Makonnen spoke to Degryse on Written & Spoken about BERLIN’s body of work, the process working with Nadia and Pétro, the octogenarian couple whom this project follows, and the translation of their unforgettable experience to their unique form of live documentary. BERLIN: Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close] is headed to our black box theatre February 8-10. Read More ›

Of Mice & Music - A Jazz Tap Nutcracker | Tapestry Dance Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Join The Tradition — Tapestry Dance Company’s ‘Of Mice & Music’ Returns for Another Year

It’s Nutcracker season once again and, as Austin knows, that means it’s Ballet season. But add a touch of swing and jive to the classic story of Clara & her Nutcracker, and you’ve got Tapestry’s 10-season celebration of local artists and the traditional tale with Of Mice & Music – A Jazz Tap Nutcracker, running December 13 – 23 in Rollins Studio Theatre. We heard from Artistic Director Acia Gray about this season staple. Read More ›

Black Friday 2018 | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Deals on Deals & #GivingTuesday, too!

Phew…congrats! You’ve successfully made it through another Thanksgiving meal, not to mention a whole other year PLUS the scorching summer PLUS these recent cold snaps. Now you can enjoy the holiday! No need to move from the comfort of your couch, we’ve collected some Black Friday deals right here that are just for you. And maybe you can snag some holiday gifts for your loved ones and see what #GivingTuesday is all about while you’re at it. Read More ›

Joshua Bell | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

What do Brahms, Grieg & Prokofiev Have in Common? Joshua Bell This Saturday

This Saturday, he’ll hit the Dell Hall stage with friend and acclaimed British pianist Sam Haywood for several pieces that’ll make for an engaging night in our large hall. You can expect a Violin Sonata No. 2 from each composer, and be sure to beat the ACL Fest traffic with our rideshare pals at RideAustin! Read More ›

Kevin Kwan | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Crazy Rich Asians Author Hits Austin in November to Talk Representation, Cultural Impact & Global Phenomenon

Don’t get distracted by that paisley jacket—Kevin Kwan, international bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is at the Long Center this November. Time to call mom! Read More ›

If Wishes Were Fishes | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company Teaches Us To Be Wary of Talking Fish (And Other Important Lessons)

If wishes were fishes, then… who knows??? Pollyanna Theatre Company’s summer show IF WISHES WERE FISHES will tell us! With playful characters and lots of imagination, we learned from Pollyanna exactly what our young friends will glean from “Transformational Play” and some good storytelling. You can catch their latest production June 23 – July 1 in our Rollins Studio Theatre. Read More ›

Secret of the Soap and Spin | Pollyanna Theatre Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre’s ‘Secret of the Soap & Spin’ Unpacks Tough Subjects for Austin’s Kids

As we all know, tough subjects are tough, but they’re even tougher for the youngest among us. That’s why Pollyanna Theatre Company’s latest production, The Secret of the Soap & Spin, is so out of the ordinary. Opening May 12 and for children in grades 2 – 5, friends who enjoyed playwright Jonathan Graham’s The Thing in Grandma’s Closet from Pollyanna’s last season may find similar comfort in this upcoming play. Read More ›

Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Snappy & Sleeker than Ever, Here are Your 5th Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Award Winners

38 schools, 16 awards, countless scholarships, and 14 musical numbers (yes, can you believe we added another?) made for almost 4 hours of the loudest cheering this town has heard since the last Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Snappy, tighter than ever, and graced by a natural host in the form of Tyler Mount, and a few surprises (if you haven’t heard about Councilperson Jimmy Flannigan’s more-than-shocking proclamation, you better check this out), the 5th Annual GAHSMTA was nothing if not more show-stopping than ever before. Read More ›

April Fools! | Tapestry Dance Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Tapestry Dance Company’s ‘April Fools’ Is At It Again

April 1st may have come and gone, but Tapestry Dance company and Artistic Director Acia Gray are keeping the jokes rolling! With vaudeville flair and a little cheek, Tapestry has brought this piece back from their 2012 season for another round of entertainment. Gray filled us in on the history of the show, and what we have to look forward to. Read More ›

The Secretary | Theatre en Bloc | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Up in Arms — Q&A With Local Playwright of Theatre en Bloc’s ‘The Secretary’

Addressing issues and sparking conversations about topics that really matter to their Austin community, local company Theatre en Bloc has never shied away from a heavy theme. Kyle John Schmidt’s The Secretary is, of course, no exception. Directed by Jenny Lavery and boasting a host of bombshell, female actors and cutting, comedic lines, we had to know—how did The Secretary, an “offbeat comedy” about one of our most divisive national issues, come about? Read More ›