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Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

From Toy Shelves to Center Stage — Shopville Comes to Life in ‘Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!’

It’s happening—the Shopkins are jumping off the toy shelves and heading for the bright lights of center stage! Those miniature figures modeled after groceries and household items that your child has been avidly collecting for years are getting a LIVE SHOW, Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!, coming to the Long Center October 21st. Here’s a first look. Read More ›

Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Live-To-Picture: Music & Movies We Love

With the launch of our new 2017 Summer/Fall Season and more great shows and experiences ahead, we’re focusing on what we love best about entertainment—the energy of live music and the thrill of a large screen. And so, we give you Live-To-Picture! Check out this Fall’s cinematic experiences. Read More ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Building ‘Fun Home’ — The Creative Female Masterminds Behind the Hit Broadway Musical

With music by the notable Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, Fun Home made history as the first show written exclusively by women to ever win a Tony Award. That’s right—ever! Not only that, but Fun Home is also the first Broadway show to feature a lesbian leading role, plus its compelling and unconventional storyline (which includes Alison at three different ages, and we love it). Read More ›

The Ragbag Shoes | Pollyanna Theatre Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company: Katherine Gee Perrone’s ‘Ragbag Shoes’ Dance us from Fairytale to Fairytale

Opening this weekend and perfect for children ages 4 – 10, Pollyanna Theatre Company presents THE RAGBAG SHOES, a new play from Pollyanna’s own friend and supporter, Katherine Gee Perrone. We caught up with Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Producing Artistic Director of Pollyanna, to learn about Perrone’s history with the theatre company as well as the magic we can expect from THE RAGBAG SHOES. Read More ›

Texas Arts Project Junior: Introducing Broadway Stars Day Camp

Do you have a rising star with Broadway dreams at home, just dying to sing, dance, and perform their little heart out? Texas Arts Project, Junior edition, has you covered for the summer! For the week of June 26 – 29, your musical theatre guru aged 6 – 12 can join TAP Camp for Broadway Stars Day Camp. We caught up with TAP Junior Camp Director Coy Branscum to learn more and get a glimpse behind the curtain. Read More ›

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

“A black tie, green tunic affair,” says WIRED — The Zelda Symphony Returns with Old Favorites and New Content

A beloved, much-cherished video game with a cult following plus…the symphony? Indeed! That is exactly what The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is, and it’s returning to Dell Hall with all the power of the Triforce July 7th. Featuring old favorites and new content from the latest Breath of the Wild installment, we turned to our friends at WIRED Magazine to explain just how the two come together. Read More ›

Our Love for “Natural Storyteller” Neil Gaiman

In anticipation of Neil Gaiman’s upcoming Austin evening (July 6th!), Long Center Education & Outreach Manager and undoubtedly HUGE Neil Gaiman fan Becky Liendo takes over our blog to discuss Neil’s upcoming engagement, his incredible career, and his unparalleled influence on the literary world. And added bonus—catch BookPeople in the lobby with pre-signed books for purchase! Read More ›

Dancestry ...beckoning | Shay Ishii Dance Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Dancestry …beckoning: The Story Behind the Shay Ishii Dance Company Production

What do you get when you cross a jellyfish, a century of silk, pine trees and bare feet? With Dancestry …beckoning, a Shay Ishii Dance Company production opening Friday, March 24th, we received some insight on the program from Artistic Director Shay Ishii, herself. Read More ›

Support | The Long CEnter for the Performing Arts

Auld Lang Syne (Times Gone By)

As 2016 draws to a close, we want to thank you for making the Long Center part of your life. Whether you were seeing a show, attending a meeting or special function, or enjoying one of our free community events, having you here is very special to us! Read More ›

Tomatito | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

You Say “Tomato,” We Say—Tomatito! Tickets on Sale August 11

Tomatito, the flamenco guitar great, is bringing his classical guitar panache to the Long Center on November 2nd. Presented by Flamenco Austin, a program of Austin Classical Guitar, tickets for Tomatito go on sale next week. Read More ›

Swimming Safety | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Swimming Safety: Keeping Your Children Safe (Summer Tips from St. David’s Healthcare)

Warm weather is here to stay for the next several months and folks are looking for a way to stay cool. Whether you choose to take a dip in the pool, or swim in one of the beautiful Austin-area lakes, there are some important tips to keep in mind so that you and your family stay safe. Read More ›

Star Wars Marathon | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Let Your Nerd Flag Fly Because Star Wars Marathon is Coming!

With the upcoming—limited release!—STAR WARS MARATHON, we thought we’d help you all out with a brief rundown on the best way to dress up as one of your favorite characters from these films. Trust us—there are A LOT of interpretations of these costumes, from best dressed to, well. . . dressed on a budget. We hope this helps you prepare to protect the galaxy from the Galactic Empire by joining the rebel alliance or by serving as a Stormtrooper on the dark side. Take your pick! Read More ›