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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 ›

Joseph Keckler | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“The Stra-a-a-angers from the Internet Have Come…” for the Joseph Keckler Show

Not quite classical and not quite opera, Joseph Keckler’s signature form of song, lyric and quirk are all his own. With a 3+ octave voice that defies all expectations (seriously—take a listen below so you know what we’re talking about), Keckler excels at merging a contemporary, downtown flair with the operatic wilds—stretching the medium to its limit and beyond. Plus plenty of humor and sarcasm. Again, don’t be fooled by just the voice! Read More ›

A Christmas Story: The Musical | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

These Cyber Monday Deals Are Just for You!

Okay so you’re probably not singing and dancing like Ralphie’s 1940s A Christmas Story family after the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. BUT we’re here to help on this Cyber Monday filled with internet surfing and holiday shopping! Cyber Monday is here and so are we—check out what we’ve got just for you this year! Read More ›

A Christmas Story: The Musical | The Long Center for the Performing ARts

“Are You Happy Wearing That, Ralph?” How ‘A Christmas Story’ Became a Holiday Tradition and a Musical, Too

Small-town, childish daydreams of fame and recognition, a dare too good to pass up, a kid brother who won’t eat his mashed potatoes… There’s a Ralphie in all of us, right? Why else would we continue to tune in to the 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story on television year after year? There’s certainly something to be said about the nostalgia of this 1940s family in the throes of the holidays. So why not also turn that into a musical the whole family can enjoy? Read More ›

Santa on the Terrace | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Oh, By Golly, Have a Holly Jolly Black Friday

So the turkey’s been eaten and the pies have been sliced. . . but if you don’t quite feel like ending your Thanksgiving holiday with a frenzied trip to the mall to snag those Black Friday deals—not to worry! Join the Long Center, Friday morning at 10am for an open-air Black Friday extravaganza complete with FREE family pictures with Santa! Read More ›

Neil deGrasse Tyson | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Comets & Asteroids & Space Junk, Oh My! Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns to the Long Center, January 16

It’s true—award-winning astrophysicist, author and host of FOX’s Cosmos who needs no introduction—even though we can’t help ourselves and just gave him one anyway—returns to the Long Center January 16th to blind us with science once more. Tickets are already on sale for this event but be vigilant—they fly fast! 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 7 – 17 in Rollins Studio Theatre. We heard from Artistic Director Acia Gray about this season staple. Read More ›

From Peppermint Mines to Misfit Toys, Here Are Some Favorite Facts About ‘Rudolph’

Listen—Thanksgiving is next weekend! To celebrate this almost-December time of year, we’re bringing you 10 facts about our favorite classic holiday reindeer with the most colorful of monikers. Rudolph, of course! This red-nosed reindeer will also be here, live on stage to sing and dance with Hermey and his Misfit pals Thanksgiving weekend. Have you made your family plans yet? Read More ›

Carl Hulse | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Changing with “The Times,” Journalist Carl Hulse Finds New Media Footing in “First Draft”

Journalist, editor, and rock ‘n roll drummer all describe Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. With over 40 years of experience in journalism, Hulse is no stranger to political reporting, but as media evolves and shapeshifts so does he. Check out an article below penned by Hulse, discussing his career to present day, and the way he’s changing the way we consume media as Managing Editor of First Draft. Read More ›

3M Box Office | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Listen Up! New Hours are here for the Long Center’s 3M Box Office

As our season starts heating up for the holidays—are the months passing quicker or is that just us?—we’ve got some changes happening in our 3M Box Office. We’re introducing new Box Office hours, which began officially November 6th! Read More ›