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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 ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrating the Tony Awards — Here’s a Look At Fun Home’s 2015 Performance of “Ring of Keys”

In case you missed it, the Tony Awards just happened and that got us thinking about our favorite Tony performances over the years. You’ve got your big opening numbers, your splashy medleys, your fan favorites, as well as punchy feature performances from new kids on the block and household classics. And then there was Fun Home’s performance of “Ring of Keys.” See the Austin premiere of this landmark musical August 11 – 13. Read More ›

La La Land in Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Falling into Place” — La La Land Composer Talks Turning Film into Live Experience

Ever wondered how a live orchestra syncs up to a screening of a feature film? For Justin Hurwitz (surely you know this composer’s name by now!), this challenge became reality quicker than he ever thought. Our friends at CultureMap Austin chatted with Hurwitz about his latest successes and got the inside scoop on the challenge this “live-scoring” presents. See it in action with La La Land in Concert featuring Austin Symphony Orchestra, June 30th. Read More ›

Kaki King | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Sneak Peek! Take a Look at the NEW Long Center 2017 Summer/Fall Season

We’re excited to announce our new 2017 Summer/Fall Season of programming for all to enjoy! This year you’ll notice things are a little bit different. We’re pleased to offer a refreshed approach to season tickets that we know our patrons will love. We’ve split our annual program into two season—Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring—to allow for more shows, more flexibility, and more unforgettable experiences. Set your alarms now—tickets for ALL shows will go on sale Monday, June 26th at 10am. Read on for a taste of what the Long Center is bringing to you this season. 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 ›

Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin: Try Some Elf Shoes on for Size This Summer!

Award-winning theatre company, Summer Stock Austin, now in its 13th season, hosts Theatre-For-All Day Camps for 5 – 12-year-old theatre lovers! This is a great opportunity for kids to meet and learn from actual cast members from the new musical A Shoe Story, written by the Biscuit Brothers’ Allen Robertson and Damon Brown. This camp brings learning, theatre, and fun all together in one day! 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 ›

Monty Python's Spamalot | Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin Now Announcing: SPAMALOT Cast List

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! We have an exciting announcement… the Summer Stock 2017 cast of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is complete! This musical comedy sensastion that was “lovingly ripped off” from (your favorite) film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail will surely leave you wanting more of this comedic parody. Read More ›

Whether the Weather | Pollyanna Theatre Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company: The Role of Repetition in Art, Life & Learning

Next week Pollyanna Theatre Company opens Whether the Weather June 14th, part of Pollyanna’s Play and Play Series, that some of you may remember from last fall. Exploring rain, sunshine, clouds and wind, Whether the Weather talks about friendships, storytelling and imagination. Executive Director Judy Matetzschk-Campbell let us in on how repetition plays a role in Theatre for the Very Young. Read More ›

A Shoe Story | Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Now Announcing: A SHOE STORY Cast List

We know this is what you’ve all been waiting for—now to announce the full cast list of Summer Stock Austin’s A Shoe Story! Read More ›