In times of austerity, it is more important than ever that we look for creative ways to improve health.
Meet the Staff: J. E. Johnson
English major, entrepreneur, maker, teacher, and Scenic Studio Supervisor—meet our very own J. E. Johnson.
Bawdy humor, Shakespeare and Broadway glitz
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.
The Eyes of Bass Concert Hall
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.
I Want to See Virtually Every Show...
After attending the TPA Season Preview Party, Michael Barnes of the Austin American-Statesman shares his enthusiasm for the 2017-18 Season.
Announcing the 2017-18 Essential Series
A special message from Kathy Panoff, Director and Associate Dean of Texas Performing Arts announcing the 2017-18 Essential Series.
Meet the Staff: Warren Whitaker
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 Unmasks at Bass Concert Hall
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.
Meet the Staff: Yvonne Kimmons
Yvonne started at Texas Performing Arts as a stage manager in 2004, and thirteen years later is our Assistant Director for Performance Logistics.
Seeing and Hearing Touch
A composer for the upcoming Sound in Sculpture event discusses her creative process.
where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?
In a recent article, The New York Times asks, "where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?"
Meet the TPA Ushers: Kennedy Paris
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.
Drum Legend Jack DeJohnette Returns to Austin
We talk to the jazz titan about Coltrane, his latest album, and more
NTS Brings Blood-Soaked Love Story to Austin
Director, who also worked on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” drawn to sense of connection in vampire story.
The Untold Stories of Modern Warriors
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
Karen Maness and "The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop"
Karen Maness’ dossier includes a list of impressive titles: Texas Performing Arts Scenic Art Supervisor, scenic artist, studio artist, UT instructor, and now, author.
In the Wig Shop with Allison Lowery
“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.