Tag: musical theatre

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 ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrating the Tony Awards — Here’s a Look At Fun Home’s 2015 Performance of “Ring of Keys”

In case you missed it, the Tony Awards just happened and that got us thinking about our favorite Tony performances over the years. You’ve got your big opening numbers, your splashy medleys, your fan favorites, as well as punchy feature performances from new kids on the block and household classics. And then there was Fun Home’s performance of “Ring of Keys.” See the Austin premiere of this landmark musical August 11 – 13. Read More ›

Texas Arts Project Junior: Introducing Broadway Stars Day Camp

Do you have a rising star with Broadway dreams at home, just dying to sing, dance, and perform their little heart out? Texas Arts Project, Junior edition, has you covered for the summer! For the week of June 26 – 29, your musical theatre guru aged 6 – 12 can join TAP Camp for Broadway Stars Day Camp. We caught up with TAP Junior Camp Director Coy Branscum to learn more and get a glimpse behind the curtain. Read More ›

Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin: Try Some Elf Shoes on for Size This Summer!

Award-winning theatre company, Summer Stock Austin, now in its 13th season, hosts Theatre-For-All Day Camps for 5 – 12-year-old theatre lovers! This is a great opportunity for kids to meet and learn from actual cast members from the new musical A Shoe Story, written by the Biscuit Brothers’ Allen Robertson and Damon Brown. This camp brings learning, theatre, and fun all together in one day! Read More ›

Monty Python's Spamalot | Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin Now Announcing: SPAMALOT Cast List

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! We have an exciting announcement… the Summer Stock 2017 cast of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is complete! This musical comedy sensastion that was “lovingly ripped off” from (your favorite) film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail will surely leave you wanting more of this comedic parody. Read More ›

A Shoe Story | Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Now Announcing: A SHOE STORY Cast List

We know this is what you’ve all been waiting for—now to announce the full cast list of Summer Stock Austin’s A Shoe Story! Read More ›

The Addams Family Musical | Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Stock Austin: Announcing our Season 13 Leads!

In case you missed it (how could you??) this season’s Summer Stock Austin lineup is filled with laughs, clever asides and plenty of standout songs to be sung. So we thought we’d take this moment to introduce our lead actors and actresses! Read More ›

Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Wild and Quirky With Plenty of Puns — Summer Stock Austin Returns for its 13th Season!

Summer Stock Austin is back for 2017! Gearing up for its 13th season (we can’t quite believe it, either), high school and college students from all over the country will once again come together as part of a “stock” company to build, design and perform three professional-grade musicals in a matter of weeks under the guidance of industry professionals. And without further ado, here is your Summer Stock Austin 2017 season lineup—tickets go on sale Friday, May 26 at 10AM! 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›