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Veterans | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate & Honor Our Servicepersons

Whether currently active military or one of our honored Veterans, the Long Center serves as a place where these courageous women & men come to experience the arts. Express your gratitude for a Veteran or active military serviceperson today! 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 ›

Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin: On Sale Now

Summer Stock Austin kicks off its 12th season with more impressive theatrical productions! From the delightfully devilish to the sentimentally charming, … Read More ›

Blue Lapis Light | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The “Celestial Harps” of Blue Lapis Light

Have you noticed any additions to our City Terrace, lately? You guessed it—harps! Okay, maybe you didn’t guess it, but … Read More ›

Soar with Silks this Spring at Blue Lapis Light

Spring has sprung, and you can spring too- right into the air at Blue Lapis Light! Austin’s premier aerial dance company has a brand new schedule of classes open to dancers of all ages and skill, featuring everything from ballet to aerial silks. Read More ›

Amplify Austin with the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

We asked high school senior and GAHSMTA participant Shea Washburn to write about how the awards ceremony has affected her life. Trust us- it’s worth the read. Read More ›

10 Reasons See Austin Shakespeare’s ‘MEDEA’

From powerhouse actors to a set that will take your breath away and a compelling script to match, there are countless reasons Austin Shakespeare’s upcoming MEDEA is one not-to-miss. We’ve compiled the top ten reasons you need to see this 2500-year-old classic that still resonates today. Read More ›

Remembering David Bowie: The Icon’s Stamp on the Live Music Capital

To celebrate the life of one of rock’s very best, we’re listing 5 ways Bowie has influenced the one and only Austin. Read More ›

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ‘Streetcar’

This November, Austin Shakespeare takes a drive down New Orleans in A Streetcar Named Desire. Members of the Austin Shakespeare company take over our blog to share their thoughts, recollections, and fun facts about Tennessee Williams’ famous drama. Read More ›

“Big” like Opera’s soul: Verdi’s AIDA

Don’t miss your chance to witness this extraordinary production—book tickets soon! With just three performances, sales are very strong and risk of sell out is high. Visit austinopera.org today. Read More ›

Aca Scuse Me? Be the Opening Act for VOCALOSITY!

We know you love the ladies of Pitch Perfect. Ever wanted to perform on stage like them? Now you can! Enter to be the OPENING ACT at the Austin performance of Vocalosity on March 4th. Read More ›

Musings Backstage and Onstage Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer Prize winning Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Sunday in the Park with George will be staged in Central Texas for the first time next week in the intimate Rollins Theater. Read More ›