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Star Wars: A New Hope | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Gear Up for ‘The Last Jedi’ with ‘Star Wars: A New Hope,’ In Concert

The most anticipated move of the year is arriving in a galaxy near you this December. Gear up for Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a full screening of A New Hope with John Williams’ iconic score played live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Experience the sound of a galaxy we just can’t forget, October 11 & 12. Read More ›

Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

From Toy Shelves to Center Stage — Shopville Comes to Life in ‘Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!’

It’s happening—the Shopkins are jumping off the toy shelves and heading for the bright lights of center stage! Those miniature figures modeled after groceries and household items that your child has been avidly collecting for years are getting a LIVE SHOW, Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!, coming to the Long Center October 21st. Here’s a first look. Read More ›

Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Not-Your-Average Puppet Show – The Quirky Minds of Manual Cinema Give Us ‘Live Film’

So, what’s Manual Cinema all about? Originally hailing from the University of Chicago, this group of like-minded artists combine handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. But who are the quirky minds behind Manual Cinema’s spectral mystique? September 13 & 14, this troupe brings their coming-of-age story Lula Del Ray to our Rollins Studio Theatre. Read More ›

From Page to Stage, Alison Bechdel Continues to Draw Us In With ‘Fun Home’

Based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s real life events depicted in her best-selling graphic memoir of the same name (you’ve probably seen it in your local bookstore), Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different stages of her life. But who is the real Alison, and what prompted her to share her life with millions? Read More ›

Kaki King | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Become a Season Ticket Holder and Save

Did you know that the more you go to the Long Center, the more you save? If you’re already planning to attend one show in our 2017 Summer/Fall Season (just announced!), pick and choose two more shows and you’ll save 10% OFF the cost of every ticket! Here’s what we have in store at the Long Center until 2018 arrives. Read More ›

The Piano Guys | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

From YouTube to Stage, Take a Look At the Guys BEHIND the Piano

What began as a social media tactic to gain exposure for a piano store spiraled into a viral musical sensation, filled with all the mash-ups and classical-pop crossover tunes we could ever hope for. That YouTube sensation was The Piano Guys, and they’re heading to Austin August 23rd to perform for us on Dell Hall stage. Take a look at what they can do. Read More ›

Sound & Cinema | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

As Summer Heats Up So Does All Summer Long!

We don’t need to tell you that Austin’s summer continues to sizzle with temperatures reaching the high ’90s and above, daily! Don’t miss your chance to cool off with the rest of our FREE All Summer Long events. We’re halfway through the summer and still some great times to be had—here’s how we’re rounding out our August. Read More ›

Annie Leibovitz | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Behind The Lens: The Matchless Annie Leibovitz is at the Long Center, November 13th

Annie Leibovitz, “one of the most aesthetically gifted photographers alive,” according to The Guardian, is headed to the Long Center November 13th. Photographer of monarchs, cultural icons and activists, Leibovitz is in Austin at the Long Center to celebrate her new book “Annie Leibvoitz: Portraits 2005 – 2016.” Tickets are on sale now. Read More ›

Manual Cinema: Lula Del Ray | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Live-To-Picture: Music & Movies We Love

With the launch of our new 2017 Summer/Fall Season and more great shows and experiences ahead, we’re focusing on what we love best about entertainment—the energy of live music and the thrill of a large screen. And so, we give you Live-To-Picture! Check out this Fall’s cinematic experiences. Read More ›

A Shoe Story: A Musical | Summer STock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin Exclusive: Inside the Mind of Allen Robertson, Co-Creator of ‘A Shoe Story’

Allen Robertson has yet again joined summer Stock Austin for his fifth year and SSA’s 13th season. He has written and directed 5 shows including this year’s A Shoe Story: A Musical, which opens July 25th, 2017 (just next week!). We sat down with him in a Summer Stock Austin exclusive interview to see what makes him tick. Read More ›

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 ›