Long Center Presents


Aug 3 - Aug 13

Event Details

  • Wed, Aug. 3
    7:30 pm
  • Thu, Aug. 4
    7:30 pm
  • Sat, Aug. 6
    2:00 pm
  • Sun, Aug. 7
    7:30 pm
  • Tue, Aug. 9
    7:30 pm
  • Thu, Aug. 11
    2:00 pm
  • Thu, Aug. 11
    7:30 pm
  • Fri, Aug. 12
    2:00 pm
  • Sat, Aug. 13
    2:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



Summer Stock Austin presents Carnival, August 3–August 13 in the Rollins Studio Theatre.

CARNIVAL is really two musicals: a heart-warming love story between two lonely souls and an exciting circus spectacular! A huge cast of talented singers, dancers and circus performers tell the story of a young French orphan who runs away to join the circus. The story was first immortalized in the classic MGM musical LILI. The stage version with Bob Merrill as composer and lyricist, Michael Stewart as librettist, David Merrick as producer, and Gower Champion as director and choreographer, became a Broadway sensation. The original production received acclaim for its magic, simplicity and compassion, and it continues to grace stages and bring smiles to audiences worldwide.

Please note: Due to limited seating and popular performance, if you are not at the theatre ten minutes after curtain, your seats may be given away.

About Summer Stock Austin

Now entering its 12th season, there isn’t any other program in the country quite like Austin’s own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. From performing to designing and building sets, these high school and college students from across the country learn about every part of a professional theatre company–all the while working side-by-side with local and national theatre professionals. High school students learn from college students who learn from professionals. Performers and technicians are picked based on their demonstrated talent, promise and character. The “company” rehearses for three weeks to mount three fully produced musicals in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center. The program is supported by ticket sales and through the generous donations of arts supporters.

Create Your Own Season

Carnival is a part of Long Center Presents, our annual series of programming curated especially for you. You can BeLong by becoming a Season Ticket Holder, with exclusive benefits and rewards at each level of season ticket membership. If you’ve already purchased a ticket to a 2016-2017 Long Center Presents show, you’re already on your way to a Pick 3, 4 or 5 show season ticket pass! Learn more.


Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.