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.
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.
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.
Summer Stock Austin, which usually produces three hot-weather musicals each year with a mixture of students of veterans, is focusing this time on one big show, the cheer musical "Bring It On: The Musical."
Katie Couric heads out on an 11-city tour this fall, including a stop at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 3.
The performance lineup includes established and emerging artists, revivals and new works, long-time favorites and first-time visits.
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!
Texas Performing Arts isn't playing around for its 40th anniversary. The University of Texas arts presenter plans to roar back from the COVID-19 pandemic with not only a full season, but two slates of shows that, taken together, might be the most ambitious in its history.
Privately-funded $3 million renovations are underway at Bass Concert Hall that will prepare the venue for its next 40 years, Texas Performing Arts announced April 6, 2021.
A reconfiguration of balcony side sections will eliminate all obstructed-view seats. The University of Texas venue will host in-person shows come fall
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.
One year after the coronavirus pandemic forced Austin’s live shows and events to shut down, many are planning for a safe return.
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.
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.
Austin's art scene was largely shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, but now it’s slowly starting to reopen. One example is Bass Concert Hall. It’s been off-limits to audiences for almost a year but was just transformed into a gallery to allow audiences back inside.
The exhibition of 12 vintage backdrops painted for MGM films reveals their techniques for creating grand illusions.
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.
Ever wanted to live inside an Elizabeth Taylor movie? Soon, you'll be able to really picture yourself there.
In another clever move to use the currently empty Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas, the vast stage will turn into an exhibition space for 12 historic — and enormous — hand-painted film backdrops.
Texas Performing Arts partnered with Fusebox Festival to create a new production residency program that gave financial and practical assistance to locally-based performing artists. Such an initiative represented something beyond badly needed immediate and direct support for Austin dance-makers and theater-makers.