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Long Center Calendar Updates

In support of efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Long Center is currently evaluating our calendar of events. Check back often -- we'll be updating this page continually with show details and answers to your questions as the next few weeks unfold.

Hedda | Austin Shakespeare | Long Center

"The Feminine Mystique" — Introducing a New Hedda with Austin Shakespeare

Take a journey with Austin Shakespeare for this fresh adptation of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler. Updated to the expectations of domestic perfection proffered by 1950s magazines, the newly-wed Hedda is shocked to discover that her secret "ex," Elliot Løvborg, has "reformed" and given up the bottle, making him all the more interesting and problematic. See what Austin Shakespeare has in store for you, why don't you!

Of Mice & Music | Tapestry Dance Company | Long Center

The Other Nutcracker—Meet Tapestry Dance's Twist on the Classic Story

It’s Nutcracker season once again and, as Austin knows, that means it’s Ballet season (yay!). But add a touch of swing and jive to the classic story of Clara & her Nutcracker, and you’ve got Tapestry’s 10-season celebration of local artists and the traditional tale with Of Mice & Music – A Jazz Tap Nutcracker, running December 12th – 22nd in the Rollins Studio Theatre. Here’s an update from Artistic Director Acia Gray about this season staple.

Conspirare Christmas | Conspirare | Long Center

Get to Know Conspirare for the Holidays—Austin's Grammy-Winning Community Builders

Conspirare Christmas is an Austin tradition, but you may not know the community-building work Conspirare does year-round. Conspirare Christmas, the group's holiday spectacular, is coming up December 9th—take a special look at this ensemble by delving into Craig Hella Johnson's "collage" of sound, and get to know this year's special guests.

The Texas Chili Queens | Pollyanna Theatre Company | Long Center

Take a Tasty Journey into the Past with Pollyanna's "Texas Chili Queens"

Pollyanna’s newest production, THE TEXAS CHILI QUEENS, by Kathleen Fletcher, takes a look at some of our state’s first business women and their struggles to provide for their families and their attempts to build businesses that they could pass down to their daughters. The play, which will be presented in the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center November 9 – 17, 2019, is a tasty journey into the past that has many implications for our present.