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J.E. Johnson Portrait

Meet the Staff: J. E. Johnson

Jul 6

English major, entrepreneur, maker, teacher, and Scenic Studio Supervisor—meet our very own J. E. Johnson. 

Something Rotten - Shakespeare on Stage

Bawdy humor, Shakespeare and Broadway glitz

May 31   |  Austin360.com

There have been quite a few attempts to turn Shakespearean plays into musicals over the years, with varying degrees of success, but it’s far less frequent to find a musical that features Shakespeare as a character, let alone the villain.

Eyes Sculpture in Bass Concert Hall

The Eyes of Bass Concert Hall

May 19

One of the first things you see walking into Bass Concert Hall’s front doors are two shiny marble eyes staring back at you—Eyes, carved in 1982 by Louise Bourgeois at the age of 71.

Kathy Panoff on stage at the Preview Party

I Want to See Virtually Every Show...

May 6   |  Austin360.com

After attending the TPA Season Preview Party, Michael Barnes of the Austin American-Statesman shares his enthusiasm for the 2017-18 Season. 

Warren Whitaker Portrait

Meet the Staff: Warren Whitaker

Apr 25

A UT employee since 1992, Warren Whitaker made his way to Texas Performing Arts in 1997 seeking out and hiring the best employees in the performing arts business. 

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera Unmasks at Bass Concert Hall

Apr 19   |  CultureMap Austin

Whether you’ve seen Phantom five times or not at all, it’s a show that never gets old. “I like to say it’s the same old grape wine but served in new glasses,” Rigby says.

Yvonne Kimmons Portrait

Meet the Staff: Yvonne Kimmons

Apr 18

Yvonne started at Texas Performing Arts as a stage manager in 2004, and thirteen years later is our Assistant Director for Performance Logistics.

Ann Hamilton ONEEVERYONE Process Photo by Lawrence Peart

Seeing and Hearing Touch

Mar 29   |  aether magazine

A composer for the upcoming Sound in Sculpture event discusses her creative process.

Kennedy Paris Headshot

Meet the TPA Ushers: Kennedy Paris

Feb 10

Texas Performing Arts has approximately 400 dedicated volunteers who help keep our performances running smoothly. Meet Kennedy Paris, a Texas Theatre and Dance Theatre Studies Major and Texas Performing Arts volunteer student usher. 

Trojan War Mask

The Untold Stories of Modern Warriors

Nov 11   |  Life & Letters Magazine

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.  – Thucydides

Allison Lowery overseeing a student putting on makeup

In the Wig Shop with Allison Lowery

Oct 31

“The first time I ever bleached someone’s hair was in a monastery using a French’s Mustard Bottle,” laughed Allison Lowery, TPA’s Wig & Makeup Specialist. She was getting ready for opening night of Little Women: The Broadway Musical


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