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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

Just Announced! Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen to Talk “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” with Evan Smith, November 15th

For one night only, Alec and Kurt will take the Long Center stage to further illuminate their newest book with pages of 1000% truth, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” with newly-created videos and a very serious, deeply thoughtful live conversation moderated by the Texas Tribune’s own Evan Smith. Plus ALL the facts. (And a book with every ticket!) Read More ›

Maureen Dowd & Carl Hulse in Conversation | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Veterans of Print Journalism Dowd & Hulse to Discuss New Media for a New Age

In a apolitical climate that could be described as tumultuous at best, audiences are turning to reliable outlets and journalists to deliver their news. With the insanity of the current 24-hour news cycle, we’re looking toward industry pros to lead the way, and sometimes we need them to just share their opinion without all the fluff. Maureen Dowd & Carl Hulse are doing just that, November 18th. Read More ›

Much Ado About Nothing | Austin Shakespeare | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Austin Shakespeare: Much Ado About Creative Collaboration

Austin Shakespeare is back in the Rollins Studio Theatre this November, following up the fall’s staged reading of The Crucible. In a return to bard basics, Austin Shakes is presenting Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy of well-matched feuding lovers. We checked in with Director Ann Ciccolella to see what twists the company has up their sleeves. Read More ›

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

The Long Center has Your Escape from the Holiday Hubbub, Musical Style!

Fall is here—at least we think that’s what this sometimes-cold-sometimes-hot weather we’re experiencing right now is. And these 50 degree mornings have us thinking about the next two months of holidays, family, and the tons of festive (and sometimes overwhelming) engagements that come with this time of year. This Season of Cheer we’ve got morning, afternoon and evening opportunities for escape from the buzz and hubbub of November & December. Grab a meal, stroll around our grounds and candy cane columns (of course they’re coming back this year!), and take in a show together. We’ve got two great options right here! Read More ›