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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 ›

Pollyanna Theatre Company | Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Pollyanna Theatre Company: Playing Possum — “A Colorful Corner of Folklore Imagination”

In just a few weeks, Pollyanna Theatre Company opens Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico May 12 – May 21. But what’s a trickster tale, and what does this have to do with possums? Read on to see what Pollyanna’s latest production is all about! Read More ›

River City Pops: American vinyl | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

River City Pops: Why American Vinyl?

We’re waiting with anticipation for the opening of River City Pops’ 2017 showcase American Vinyl April 27th, because who doesn’t love to sing along to a good American crowd pleaser? We got with RCP President Craig Barron to answer the simple question on our minds—why American Vinyl? Here’s what he had to say. Read More ›

Neil Gaiman | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Amaze, Befuddle and Generally Delight” — Literary Renaissance Man Neil Gaiman Returns to the Long Center

Pull up a chair and stoke the fire–we’re pleased to welcome author, graphic novelist, essayist and overall world creator Neil Gaiman back to the Long Center, July 6. We trust you know what to do, and by that we mean we know you’ll snag your tickets as soon as possible because they will sell out. Read More ›

Chris Botti | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Chris Botti Is Jazz Artist to the Stars

You may not have heard of Chris Botti, but you’ve definitely heard Chris Botti, considering his trumpet riffs have jazzed up the tours and pop recordings of the best individuals music has to offer. Hearing Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine” at 12 years old was all it took. Read More ›

MOMIX: Opus Cactus | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Moses & MOMIX — Where Choreography Meets the Natural World

Moses Pendleton, Founder & Artistic Director of MOMIX, is a man with a vision. From his Litchfield, Connecticut historic home, horse barn-turned-dance studio, and endless sunflower fields — weeded by his company members, just because — it’s easy to see why the artistic vision behind MOMIX: Opus Cactus is so much more than “choreography.” Read More ›

Greater Tuna | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Bailey, Leavon & Mercer — Introducing The New Tuna Trio

With Jaston Williams taking up residence in the Director’s Chair for an “all new reimagined” national tour of the great Texas (or Austin, rather) classic Greater Tuna, that must leave a few of you wondering, but who will be playing all of my favorite characters? That would be Ryan Bailey, Tim Leavon, and Will Mercer. Read More ›

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Finding Fela”: Sahr Ngaujah and Becoming the Icon of a Genre

Though Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat has influenced the world of music many times over, some generations may be more familiar with the Afrobeat undertones of Paul Simon or classic hip-hop than others. Sahr Ngaujah, once again embodying Fela Kuti for Fela! The Concert as he did for Fela! on Broadway, has been a large part of the musical icon’s resurgence in popularity. See Fela! The Concert his weekend, March 26 at 8pm. Read More ›

Tapestry Dance Company: Rhythm Tap Dance as Music in ‘Listen’

Beginning next week, March 30, Tapestry Dance Company will present LISTEN – With Ears Wide Open for 10 performances. Here, Executive Artistic Director Acia Gray explains how this piece teaches us to listen to each other through rhythm and the art form’s own special kind of music. Read More ›

Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

And the Nominees Are… The 2017 Countdown to GAHSMTA Has Begun!

It’s official — the countdown to the 2017 Greater Austin High School Theatre Awards has begun, and the nominations are in! In the early morning of March 7th, representatives from the 31 participating high schools (the highest number yet!) gathered together in the Rollins Studio Theatre to hear the highly-anticipated news. Here are the 2017 GAHSMTA Nominees! Read More ›

Dancestry ...beckoning | Shay Ishii Dance Company | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Dancestry …beckoning: The Story Behind the Shay Ishii Dance Company Production

What do you get when you cross a jellyfish, a century of silk, pine trees and bare feet? With Dancestry …beckoning, a Shay Ishii Dance Company production opening Friday, March 24th, we received some insight on the program from Artistic Director Shay Ishii, herself. Read More ›

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

Fall in Love. Again. The Zelda Symphony Returns to Austin.

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks, The Symphony of the Goddesses is now in its fourth season. The two-hour concert comes to life with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a re-imagined score that draws from requested Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora’s Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. And one can’t forget the new Breath of the Wild! Read More ›