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Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Heart-Wrenching. Breath-Taking. Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Dazzles in ‘After the Curtain’

It’s no secret that Shaping Sound is America’s hottest dance company. And we can’t wait to have all those moves back on our stage in just THREE WEEKS. With mind-blowing choreography that seems to defy physics and deep beats brought to life on stage, it’s almost impossible not to wonder what goes through Travis Wall’s mind while choreographing such a show as ‘After the Curtain.’ Good thing Dance Informa sat down with him and asked just that! Read More ›

Spotlight on Willy Whipsnade: Circus 1903’s Wily Ringmaster Extraordinaire

Step right up and get your tickets ready—Circus 1903 is just two weeks away! This turn-of-the-century circus spectacular harkens back to the golden age of circus. With jugglers, tightropers, and larger-than-life puppet elephants, we’re taking some time to focus on a few of the talented individuals involved in making Circus 1903 such a death-defying, breathtaking experience. And that includes the one and only Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade! Read More ›

Bubblepalooza | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Load Up the Car… Free Family Fun Awaits at this Summer’s BUBBLEPALOOZA, June 3rd!

If there’s one thing that Austinites know for sure, it’s that summer in Austin is BIG. Good thing Bubblepalooza is back for its sixth year! That’s right, our favorite FREE day of family fun, live music, trailer food and the most bubble-centric activities you can think of is happening June 3rd at 9:00AM, and everyone’s invited. See you there! Read More ›

Texas Arts Project | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Texas Arts Project Exclusive — Q&A With Instructor Dustin Gooch

Continuing our spotlight series on the professionals who continue to make Texas Arts Project a perfect place for growth and creativity, Head of Filmmaking Dustin Gooch let us in on what Filmmaking Majors can expect from life at TAP and what it’s like creating a short film in just 3 weeks. Spots still available—register now! Read More ›

Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Spotlight on Lucky Moon: Circus 1903’s Unrivaled Aerial Hoop Acrobat

The circus is coming! But not your average circus—Circus 1903 is a turn-of-the-century circus spectacular that harkens back to the golden age of circus. With jugglers, tightropers, and larger-than-life puppet elephants, we’re taking some time to focus on a few of the talented individuals involved in making Circus 1903 such a death-defying, breathtaking experience. Read More ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of Five Tony Awards, ‘FUN HOME’ Premieres in Austin at the Long Center, August 11 – 13

We are pleased to announce that FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere in Austin this summer in our very own Dell Hall. And make a note (or a clever cartoon to remind yourself), because tickets go on sale THIS Thursday, April 27 at 10am! Read More ›

Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Story of One Man Fighting to Find His Creative Voice—Shaping Sound’s “After the Curtain”

You’ve seen them on television, you’ve seen them in the classroom—now it’s time to see them LIVE. But forget their spellbinding Dance Reimagined, because Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound is revisiting Austin with their brand new show, After the Curtain, June 10. This is the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Read More ›

Six Guitars | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

What Do A 19-year-old Rocker and An 85-year-old Blues Player have in Common? Chase Padgett.

It’s seems crazy, but in Six Guitars guitar master and comedic improv star Chase Padgett really does embody six different characters while onstage. Add in six different genres of music—the staples of rock, blues, jazz, folk, classical and country—and a personality for each, that’s a one man show you have to see to believe. And you can, May 4 – 7! Read More ›

Circus 190 3 - The Golden Age of Circus | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Circus 1903 Creates A New Kind of Elephant for The Ring—With Giant Puppets!

It’s true—professional puppetry has put elephants back under the big top in an amazing way. But before we go any further, there are absolutely no real animals featured in Circus 1903 — The Golden Age of Circus! Just some excellent, extremely lifelike elephant puppets that will melt your heart (especially baby Peanut!). With the June 6 opening of the show coming closer, it’s time to introduce you to the puppet masters behind these incredible constructions. We mean, animals! Read More ›

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Register to Win Your Own Little Piece of Hyrule!

Okay so maybe not literally, but with The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returning for a (help us out here) fifth engagement this July, we thought the time was ripe for a Zelda Symphony giveaway! REGISTER TO WIN a copy of Breath of the Wild (if you win, it’s your choice of Nintendo Switch or WiiU!) plus two tickets to see the show, July 7th. Read More ›

Another Show-Stopping Performance at the Fourth Annual GAHSMTAs — Congratulations!

31 participating schools, 16 awards, 15 scholarships, 11 musical numbers (unbelievable, by the way), 3 hours of intense cheering and 1 amazing night recognizing theatre and arts education later, everyone involved in the 2017 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards deserves (and received!) a standing ovation. In case you missed it, check out the list of this year’s winners, and mark your calendars for next year’s ceremony Wednesday, April 18, 2018! Read More ›

Texas Arts Project | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Texas Arts Project Exclusive — Q&A With Instructor Nick Mayo

With the summer coming up quick (look out, April–it’s practically May!), the Texas Arts Project sleepaway camp for performing and media arts is waking up from its deep sleep and excited to welcome talented young performers, actors and filmmakers back to its stage. We caught up with this year’s head of acting, Nick Mayo, for a little update. A Broadway actor himself and Juilliard School graduate, Nick has a lot to say about TAP camp. Keep in mind, registration ends May 1st! Read More ›