People

The people are the lifeblood of the Long Center. Read about who they are and what they do!

Elvis in Austin: The King Still Reigns, March 29, 1977

Elvis will be IN the building next week, but did you know he’s been here before? March 29, 1977, the date of the now legendary Austin appearance of Elvis Presley at the Palmer Auditorium, the original site of our building! The Long Center’s very own Paul Beutel, who began his career as an entertainment writer in the 1970s, was there that night on behalf of the Austin American-Statesman. Read his original review. Read More ›

TAP Camp | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

A TAP Camp Testimony – Hone Your Skills at Texas Arts Project this Summer!

With all this rain you can hardly tell that it’s almost summer! That means it’s that time again for talented … Read More ›

The Big Wow! The Most Awesome Win Ever Ever

Written by our Open House Grand Prize Winner, Angela Clawson. The Long Center has always been one of my favorite … Read More ›

Longtime Austin Philanthropist Makes the Long Center Her Newest Endeavor

Patsy Woods Martin is a staple of the Austin non-profit community.  The longtime Long Center supporter, philanthropist and creator of the … Read More ›

Tapestry Dance Company: Keeping Austin Weird and Wonderful

Tapestry Dance Company is a professional, non-profit company that looks to develop a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education. … Read More ›

Growing up gay and goth in Texas: David Crabb performs his ‘Bad Kid’

Bad Kid is now playing in the Rollins Studio Theatre, until October 5. Just out today, a great write-up of ‘Bad … Read More ›

David Crabb on the Importance of Telling Our Stories

David Crabb explains the power of stories, and how the world would be a better place if everyone simply took … Read More ›

Paul Simon Surprises and Sings during Steve Martin Show

It’s never boring here! Sure, maybe it wasn’t the biggest surprise he was there, since Paul Simon is married to … Read More ›

Former Long Center Intern Alexandra Makes Good in NYC

Our former Long Center intern Alexandra Horton is headed to New York for an internship with the New York Musical … Read More ›

Peter and the Piper Raps: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself!

Andrew Perry has been the Company Stage Manager at Pollyanna Theatre Company for over seven years now. He’s also the … Read More ›

Meet the family behind the Jones Family Singers

For over two decades The Jones Family Singers have been singing their hearts out in order to touch the hearts … Read More ›

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

Meet the Nominees for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards!

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Before you come out to see the very first GREATER AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS tonight, … Read More ›