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Revealed: The Secret Sauce of Hollywood’s Original Blockbusters

Oct 28   |  Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Just how did the great Hollywood studios make doorbusting blockbuster movies back before CGI, drones and other modern day techno wizardry? All is revealed in a first-time collaboration between San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum and Texas Performing Arts as they debut six rare hand-painted, sound-stage backdrops from one of Hollywood’s legendary filmmakers, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios. 

IN PROCESS: Charles O. Anderson on (Re)Staging (Re)Current Unrest

Oct 14   |  Fusebox Festival

Charles O. Anderson spoke to Fusebox Co-Artistic Director Anna Gallagher-Ross about (Re)Current Unrest back in 2017, and in this 2020 interview they revisit their conversation from three years prior, and discuss what it means to reimagine this important work right during what has been called the largest civil rights movement in history.

Performance Robots

Building a Bridge with Robots

Aug 19

This fall, UT students working in TPA’s Scenic Studio will design and build robots for short online performances created in a virtual collaboration with students from at Austin’s Metz and Sanchez Elementary Schools.

‘Hamilton’ star Christopher Jackson to perform livestream show Saturday

Aug 13   |  Austin360

The show, which will feature Jackson performing with a live band at New World Stages in NYC, includes “a little bit of ‘In the Heights,’ a little bit ‘Hamilton’ and what I think is going to be a really beautiful tribute to one of my one of my idols, Harry Belafonte,” he said.

In The News

Aug 7

TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey appeared on FOX 7’s Good Day Austin this week to discuss Christopher Jackson’s upcoming concert and when Broadway will be back.

At Home with TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey

May 14

KMFA-FM’s Austin Classical host Dianne Donovan sits down with TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey to talk about his celebrated career, forthcoming plans for Texas Performing Arts, and how he is staying centered and inspired through quarantine.


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