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Holiday events that will get your season started right away
 The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. So, put away those turkey leftovers and get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at the...

Posted: a day ago

The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. So, put away those turkey leftovers and get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at the...
In the mood for a rom-com? ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ still charms
 There are a lot of shows opening in Austin the next few weeks specifically themed for the holiday season, but if you’re looking
            for a fun, cozy comedy full of warmth and cheer, Austin Shakespeare has an option that might fit the bill without a hint of
            tinsel in sight — their new production of “Much...

Posted: 2 days ago

There are a lot of shows opening in Austin the next few weeks specifically themed for the holiday season, but if you’re looking for a fun, cozy comedy full of warmth and cheer, Austin Shakespeare has an option that might fit the bill without a hint of tinsel in sight — their new production of “Much...
Holiday events that will get your season started right away
 The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. Once you put away those turkey leftovers, get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at...

Posted: 2 days ago

The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. Once you put away those turkey leftovers, get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at...
‘Dry Land’ is a gripping first production from a new Austin theater company
 Autumn 2017 has been a very good season for powerful female performances on the Austin stage, from 
            “Vampyress” and 
            “Storm Still” at the Vortex Theatre to 
            “The Wolves” at Hyde Park Theatre. Now, the inaugural performance from a new company joins that list with Permanent...

Posted: 15 days ago

Autumn 2017 has been a very good season for powerful female performances on the Austin stage, from “Vampyress” and “Storm Still” at the Vortex Theatre to “The Wolves” at Hyde Park Theatre. Now, the inaugural performance from a new company joins that list with Permanent...
Check out the glowing art displays coming to Creek Show 2017
 It’s getting dark earlier in the day thanks to daylight saving time, but for nine days this month, part of downtown will be extra bright. Creek Show — the Waller Creek Conservancy’s free, family-friendly art experience— is back for its fourth year. From 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10-18, you can take your own walking tour of...

Posted: 15 days ago

It’s getting dark earlier in the day thanks to daylight saving time, but for nine days this month, part of downtown will be extra bright. Creek Show — the Waller Creek Conservancy’s free, family-friendly art experience— is back for its fourth year. From 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10-18, you can take your own walking tour of...
See another powerful work from ‘Moonlight’ writer on stage in ‘The Brothers Size’
 Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney should be a familiar name to Austin audiences, between winning last year’s Academy Award
            for best adapted screenplay for “Moonlight” (based on his play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”) and a moving production
            of his play “In the Red and Brown...

Posted: 22 days ago

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney should be a familiar name to Austin audiences, between winning last year’s Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “Moonlight” (based on his play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”) and a moving production of his play “In the Red and Brown...
‘Woman in Black’ offers classic scares for Halloween
 “Woman in Black” has quite a pedigree behind it. Stephen Mallatratt’s play, based on the 1983 Gothic horror novella of the
            same name by writer Susan Hill, has been playing in London since 1987, making it the second longest-running play in West End
            (London’s version of Broadway) history (only...

4:50 PM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

“Woman in Black” has quite a pedigree behind it. Stephen Mallatratt’s play, based on the 1983 Gothic horror novella of the same name by writer Susan Hill, has been playing in London since 1987, making it the second longest-running play in West End (London’s version of Broadway) history (only...
Four places to watch scary movies in Austin leading up to Halloween
 Did you hear the story about the girl who stayed home alone to watch scary movies and was never heard from again? Yeah, you don’t want to be that girl. Get out of the house and get your frightening film fix at one of these special movie events all over Austin. It’s much more fun to watch a creepy classic or blood-soaked slasher...

5:14 PM Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Did you hear the story about the girl who stayed home alone to watch scary movies and was never heard from again? Yeah, you don’t want to be that girl. Get out of the house and get your frightening film fix at one of these special movie events all over Austin. It’s much more fun to watch a creepy classic or blood-soaked slasher...
Five places to watch scary movies in Austin 
 Did you hear the story about the girl who stayed home alone to watch scary movies and was never heard from again? Yeah, you don’t want to be that girl. Get out of the house and get your frightening film fix at one of these special movie events all over Austin. It’s much more fun to watch a creepy classic or blood-soaked slasher...

5:19 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Did you hear the story about the girl who stayed home alone to watch scary movies and was never heard from again? Yeah, you don’t want to be that girl. Get out of the house and get your frightening film fix at one of these special movie events all over Austin. It’s much more fun to watch a creepy classic or blood-soaked slasher...
Send us your Halloween photos of your pets and kids
 Are you sitting down? Because I’m about to hit you with some heavy-duty cuteness. This is Kit, Polk and Stacey Randall in North Austin in 1985. Kit made all the costumes because she clearly is far more talented than I am. Let’s get a closer look at that adorable little caveman, aka Thomas Polk Randall V: I DIE. What was your favorite...

6:18 PM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Are you sitting down? Because I’m about to hit you with some heavy-duty cuteness. This is Kit, Polk and Stacey Randall in North Austin in 1985. Kit made all the costumes because she clearly is far more talented than I am. Let’s get a closer look at that adorable little caveman, aka Thomas Polk Randall V: I DIE. What was your favorite...
Zach Theatre’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ has snazzy special effects but somewhat soggy story
 Since its release in 1952, the film “Singin’ in the Rain” has gradually gained cultural prestige as one of the greatest (if
            not the greatest) movie musicals of all time. Its mid-1980s adaptation to the Broadway stage is slightly less heralded but
            is also perhaps one of the most obvious and effortless...

9:43 PM Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Since its release in 1952, the film “Singin’ in the Rain” has gradually gained cultural prestige as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) movie musicals of all time. Its mid-1980s adaptation to the Broadway stage is slightly less heralded but is also perhaps one of the most obvious and effortless...
Here’s how you can get a great deal to see ‘Rent’ in Austin
 Broadway hit “Rent” is coming to Bass Concert Hall for a short run Oct. 13-15, and you can score a great ticket for not a
            lot of dough. Seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section of every performance will be available for $25. Contributed by Carol Rosegg, 2016 Now, you do have to work a bit to get that deal...

5:04 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

Broadway hit “Rent” is coming to Bass Concert Hall for a short run Oct. 13-15, and you can score a great ticket for not a lot of dough. Seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section of every performance will be available for $25. Contributed by Carol Rosegg, 2016 Now, you do have to work a bit to get that deal...
The Vortex’s bloody ‘Vampyress’ is an adults-only Halloween treat
 According to Guinness World Records, the most prodigious female serial killer of all time was Countess Erzsebet Bathori, who
            lived in Hungary in the 15th and 16th centuries, where she is said to have tortured and murdered hundreds of young women.
            The dark, bloody story of Bathori is hardly fodder for light musical...

2:04 PM Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2017

According to Guinness World Records, the most prodigious female serial killer of all time was Countess Erzsebet Bathori, who lived in Hungary in the 15th and 16th centuries, where she is said to have tortured and murdered hundreds of young women. The dark, bloody story of Bathori is hardly fodder for light musical...
Frightful fun: Get in the Halloween spirit all month long
 It’s finally October, and while Central Texas may not get to experience the stereotypical joys of fall, we can take the full month to celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween. Think it’s too soon to get your spook on? Think again. Here are some ways you can get in the haunted holiday spirit right now. HIT UP A PUMPKIN PATCH Sure...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2017

It’s finally October, and while Central Texas may not get to experience the stereotypical joys of fall, we can take the full month to celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween. Think it’s too soon to get your spook on? Think again. Here are some ways you can get in the haunted holiday spirit right now. HIT UP A PUMPKIN PATCH Sure...
Trouble Puppet Theater ties history to today’s politics
 On May 4, 1886, a labor protest rally in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned deadly when somebody threw a bomb at the police
            officers assembled to disperse the crowd. The resulting Haymarket Square Riot led to the deaths of several people, as well
            as a railroading of justice that punished activists and speakers...

7:08 PM Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017

On May 4, 1886, a labor protest rally in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned deadly when somebody threw a bomb at the police officers assembled to disperse the crowd. The resulting Haymarket Square Riot led to the deaths of several people, as well as a railroading of justice that punished activists and speakers...
Secrets, lies and revelations in new theater company’s first production
 Austin is home to many theater companies but a dwindling number of performance spaces. That’s why, though it’s always exciting
            to see a new group arise from the city’s artistic stew, one approaches them a bit cautiously. Many are the first productions
            of brand new companies; fewer are the second productions...

7:01 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Austin is home to many theater companies but a dwindling number of performance spaces. That’s why, though it’s always exciting to see a new group arise from the city’s artistic stew, one approaches them a bit cautiously. Many are the first productions of brand new companies; fewer are the second productions...
Five spooky performances to see before Halloween
 Even the arts community gets creepy in Austin in October. Here are some Halloween-themed theater, comedy and musical performances coming up this month; get your tickets now before they disappear like a ... well, you know. “Vampyress.” This Gothic opera, a tale of horror and magic, chronicles the downfall of Erzsebet Bathori, the...

12:00 AM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Even the arts community gets creepy in Austin in October. Here are some Halloween-themed theater, comedy and musical performances coming up this month; get your tickets now before they disappear like a ... well, you know. “Vampyress.” This Gothic opera, a tale of horror and magic, chronicles the downfall of Erzsebet Bathori, the...
Don’t boo-crastinate: How to find Halloween fun all month long 
 It’s finally October, and while Central Texas may not get to experience the stereotypical joys of fall, we can take the full month to celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween. Think it’s too soon to get your spook on? Think again. Here are some ways you can get in the haunted holiday spirit right now and all month long. Sure...

12:00 AM Sunday, Oct. 01, 2017

It’s finally October, and while Central Texas may not get to experience the stereotypical joys of fall, we can take the full month to celebrate my favorite holiday: Halloween. Think it’s too soon to get your spook on? Think again. Here are some ways you can get in the haunted holiday spirit right now and all month long. Sure...
WATCH: Taylor Kitsch is cult leader David Koresh in ‘Waco’ trailer
 When you think of Taylor Kitsch, you might picture him like this, as Tim Riggins in the 2006-2011 TV series “Friday Night Lights.” Or maybe like this: Or maybe you think of him like this: (Hey, who am I to judge?) Kitsch has gone on to other roles, including the ill-fated second season of “True Detective” (RIP, Colin...

8:36 PM Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

When you think of Taylor Kitsch, you might picture him like this, as Tim Riggins in the 2006-2011 TV series “Friday Night Lights.” Or maybe like this: Or maybe you think of him like this: (Hey, who am I to judge?) Kitsch has gone on to other roles, including the ill-fated second season of “True Detective” (RIP, Colin...
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