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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Austin Shakespeare | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Austin Shakespeare: Why Tennessee Williams’ ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?’

Fall has finally arrived, and with that means the first of Austin Shakespeare’s two productions in our Rollins Studio Theatre, this season. Opening November 16th is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams’ iconic, steamy masterpiece that won him a Pulitzer Prize. Catch one of the 12 performances before & after Thanksgiving, and read on for some background from Austin Shakespeare Director Ann Ciccolella. Read More ›

Sound & Silence | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Tapestry Dance Company: From the Director on Sound & Silence

Tapestry Director Acia Gray welcomes you to this vulnerable journey. A look into Tapestry’s dancers in and out of their tap shoes; in and out of emotions and beyond—in and out of Sound & Silence. Are you ready to listen to both? Tapestry Dance Company’s season starts with Sound & Silence – the Rhythm of Life, opening October 18 – 21 in our Rollins Studio Theatre.  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 ›

The Mystery of the Green Teeth Ghost | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company Kicks Off New Season with the Holmesian ‘Mystery of the Green Teeth Ghost’

Now that school’s back in session and it’s (maybe) fall, Pollyanna Theatre Company is dishing out a whole new season of theatre for young audiences. First up is THE MYSTERY OF THE GREEN TEETH GHOST in Rollins Studio Theatre September 28 – October 7. We caught of up with Director Judy Matetzschk-Campbell to get some clever insight! 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 ›

Texas Arts Project | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Texas Arts Project Exclusive — Q&A With New Songwriting Instructor Kelley McRae

Toiling away at your keyboard but feeling no direction? Jamming out in the car but you can’t put pen to paper? The Long Center and Texas Arts Project has a special treat for you songwriting novices out there! TAP Camp is so excited to welcome Kelley McRae, NYC songwriting and touring artist, to the all-new Songwriting Major at this year’s camp. February 3rd, she’ll be doing a FREE Songwriting Workshop for high school students at the Long Center! Read on for her practical tips and a little sneak peek into what this Saturday’s Workshop and this summer’s TAP camp have to offer. Read More ›

The Seagull | Austin Shakespeare | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Austin Shakespeare: Views on Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

Austin Shakespeare is livening up February with Chekhov’s The Seagull, a beautiful story of family, love and fame. Set in 19th-century Russia, Austin Shakespeare gave us a glimpse into what it’s been like to adapt this famous revolutionary play and what those in it are most looking forward to.   Read More ›