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Up Goes the Curtain: Texas Performing Arts Celebrates 40 Years with Season Announcement

Jul 7   |  Society Texas

Recently, after spearheading a $3M renovation of Austin’s largest theater, Executive & Artistic Director Bob Bursey announced his first curated season of music, dance, theater, and performance for Texas Performing Arts on the UT campus. A dozen live productions will mark its 40th Anniversary season in 2021-2022 and it offers an array of choices…there will be something for just about everyone.  

The Show Must Go On: Texas Performing Arts Celebrates 40 Years with Season Announcement

Jul 7   |  The Society Chronicles

We love the performing arts, don’t you? Recently, after spearheading a $3M renovation of Austin’s largest theater, Executive & Artistic Director Bob Bursey announced his first curated season of music, dance, theater, and performance for Texas Performing Arts on the UT campus. A dozen live productions will mark its 40th Anniversary season in 2021-2022 and it offers an array of choices...there will be something for just about everyone.

TPA Celebrates 40 Years on the Forty Acres

Jul 7   |  Black Texas Magazine

After spearheading a $3M renovation of Austin’s largest theater, Executive & Artistic Director Bob Bursey announced his first curated season of music, dance, theater, and performance for Texas Performing Arts. A dozen live productions will mark its 40th Anniversary season in 2021-2022.

40 Years of Entertaining Austin!

Jun 22   |  CBS We Are Austin

Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin celebrates 40 years of entertaining #Austin! They have announced an incredible anniversary lineup featuring established and emerging artists, revivals & new works, long-time favorites, & first-time visits! Trevor Scott & Taylor Ellison have details on this very special season and how you can be a part of it!

Bass Concert Hall Turns 40 Years Old

Mar 17   |  Spectrum News

Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas just turned 40 years old. Stage supervisor Conrad Haden knows every nook and cranny, as well as every twist and every turn. Haden often works about 50 feet above the stage. He’s been working at the theater since its beginning.

Broadway shows plan to get back on the road this fall

Mar 11   |  The Washington Post

Musical theater lovers can now buy tickets for September performances of “Hadestown” in Orlando, a November run of “Rent” in Charlotte and December dates of “Hamilton” in Austin, signaling a performing-arts comeback this fall with Broadway leading the charge.

‘The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop’ show paintings at work

Mar 8   |  Sightlines

Westminister Abbey, the Sonoran Desert, a Pennsylvania trailer park, a night view of an island city, a rooftop panorama of Madrid. The behemoth paintings in “Behind the Scenes: The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop,” an exhibition currently staged on the stage of Bass Concert Hall, are singular as works of art.

University of Texas Professor Helps Acquire MGM Movie Backdrops for Students

Feb 9

When she’s not teaching painting, you’ll find Karen Maness putting the finishing touches on her own works of art. Maness teaches at the University of Texas in Austin, but the paintings she works with at UT are Texas-sized! They’re old movie backdrops Maness helped acquire from MGM, now housed at UT.

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