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Texas Performing Arts 2016/17 Season

See It Live Here.


Members of Texas Inner Circle get a look at how the magic happens at the members-only behind-thescenes tour. more information

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Cover photo by Neil Ieremia; Photo by Lawrence Peart


Texas Performing Arts delivers a more diverse and prestigious live performance experience than any other venue in Austin. No matter what kind of performances you enjoy—music, dance, theatre, concert tours, or Broadway shows—you can always SEE IT LIVE HERE! I am thrilled to unveil our 2016/17 Essential Series! Highlights include the much-anticipated return of the National Theatre of Scotland presenting the vampire myth Let The Right One In; dance favorites Grupo Corpo and Black Grace; jazz pioneer Jack DeJohnette; and a celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms featuring the Miró Quartet and special guests; along with many more essential performances. Our 2016/17 Lexus Broadway in Austin season includes the Austin premieres of Newsies, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Something Rotten!; PLUS, a two-week engagement of the spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera. You’ll be delighted to know that TPA is now offering 3, 4, and 5 (or more) show subscriptions, with more substantial ticket discounts than ever before. AND, you may choose 1 Broadway show as part of your season subscription. With the many great benefits and savings, becoming a TPA subscriber is your most affordable option. I hope that you will consider adding a Texas Inner Circle membership or Student Ticket Fund donation to your season subscription. Membership donations from patrons like you support $10 student tickets, student employment for about 100 UT students, and free Youth Performances for area schools. I can also promise you that a Texas Inner Circle Membership provides you with a VIP experience like no other in Austin! Thank you in advance for your continued support of Texas Performing Arts. Warmest regards,

Kathy Panoff Director and Associate Dean

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2016/17 Calendar 3-Show Subscription

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4-Show Subscription

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5-Show Subscription

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Essential Series Ticket Subscription information

Pg. 52 *Subscriber discount not available for Lost Girl.

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The Essential Series Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Sep 9

MCT

pg. 7

Mike Daisey The Story of the Gun

Sep 14 & 15

MCT

pg. 9

Roomful of Teeth and Mozart Requiem Undead

Sep 16

BCH

pg. 11

Kronos Quartet

Sep 20

MCT

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Kronos Quartet with Rhiannon Giddens

Sep 23

MCT

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Grupo Corpo

Oct 6

BCH

pg. 15

Ensemble Basiani

Nov 4

MCT

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Love and Duty A Celebration of the Music of Brahms

Nov 9 & 11

MCT

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Lost Girl A Texas Theatre and Dance Production* 

Nov 9–20

OBT

pg. 21

Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd Rambunctious

Nov 17 & 18

MCT

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National Theatre of Scotland Let The Right One In

Jan 18–29

MCT

pg. 25

Jack DeJohnette Trio

Feb 3

MCT

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Malpaso Dance Company

Feb 9

BCH

pg. 29

The University of Texas Wind Ensemble

Mar 5

BCH

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The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert

Mar 8 & 9

MCT

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Aquila Theatre The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus

Mar 22 & 23

MCT

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Black Grace

Mar 29

BCH

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Mnozil Brass

Apr 7

BCH

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The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Cyrus Chestnut

Apr 8

BRH

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Newsies

Sep 27–Oct 2

BCH

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The Illusionists - Live From Broadway

Nov 1–6

BCH

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Cinderella

Dec 6–11

BCH

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Mamma Mia!

Jan 27–28

BCH

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Mar 21–26

BCH

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The Phantom of the Opera

Apr 19–30

BCH

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Something Rotten!

May 30–Jun 4

BCH

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Lexus Broadway in Austin Series

BCH Bass Concert Hall

MCT McCullough Theatre

BRH Bates Recital Hall

OBT Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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“The ensemble prides itself on creating theatrical presentations enhanced by lighting design, stage direction, choreography and more, all with the goal of creating accessible entry points to even the most unfamiliar musical territory.” —P itts bur gh P o st- G a zett e

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has commissioned nearly 300 new works in 40 years.

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Photo by Alisa Innocenti


texas premiere

Pittsburgh new music ensemble

Kevin Noe, Executive Artistic Director Presented in partnership with College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair, Butler School of Music, and KMFA-FM

Featuring a new work by University of Texas Composer Russell Pinkston — Sep 9 McCullough theatre 8 pm

Texas Performing Arts presents the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) performing the Texas premiere of Off Leash, a new piece by Butler School of Music Professor of Composition and Director of Electronic Studies Russell Pinkston. The work is inspired by his own experiences as a lifelong dog lover and observer.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+

Established in 1976, PNME presents compelling performances of contemporary music through world-class performances, commissions, and premieres of new work in a variety of media. PNME creates thematic unity and theatrical continuity similar to that of drama or film, often incorporating elements such as video, projected images, and spoken word to enhance the performance.

TAGS Classical, Contemporary, New Music, Orchestra, Pittsburgh

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“A mesmerizing performer who spins words into comic and emotional gold.” —The Oakl an d Tr i b u ne

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Photo by Ursa Waz


Listen to Mike Daisey’s podcast “All Stories Are Fiction:” bit.ly/mdtpa16

Mike Daisey The story of the gun

Created and performed by mike Daisey — SEP 14 & 15 McCullough theatre 8 pm

Presented in partnership with The Texas Tribune

Award-winning storyteller-monologist Mike Daisey returns to the McCullough stage with his most provocative subject yet: America’s relationship with guns. Throwing easy answers and partisan bickering out the window, he delves into the history of the gun and its place in our culture, cutting through the political static with hilarious comedy, brilliant observation, and pitch-perfect timing.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+

Mike Daisey has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections.

TAGS Author, Monologist, New York, Returning Artist, Storyteller

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Artistic Directors Peter Stopschinski Graham Reynolds Brent Baldwin Featuring Convergence Vocal Ensemble Music by Petra Haden Glenn Kotche Kate Moore Adrian Quesada Graham Reynolds Todd Reynolds Caroline Shaw Justin Sherburn DJ Spooky Peter Stopschinski

“From the diversity and geographic range of the composers to the breadth and depth of performers to the ginormous attendance, the whole thing stood as an example of what you should do if you’re trying to reach a wider crowd.” —A ndr e w S ig l er , N ew M us ic B ox

Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old.

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Illustration by Joshua Röpke


Roomful of Teeth new music for new voices and

Texas Choral Consort and Orchestra Brent Baldwin, Conductor

Mozart Requiem Undead

Conceived and created by Golden Hornet project with Texas Choral Consort — Sep 16 Bass concert hall

Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music, Fusebox Festival, and KMFA-FM

8 pm This vocal-infused double bill features Grammy Award®-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth and an encore performance of Mozart Requiem Undead performed by the Texas Choral Consort and Orchestra along with Austin-based vocal ensemble Convergence. Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Formed in 2009, The New York Times calls the eight-voice ensemble “sensually stunning.”

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Austin, Classical, Grammy Award®Winner, Innovative Vocals, Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble

In 2014, TPA and partners Golden Hornet Project and Fusebox Festival presented Mozart Requiem Undead to open the Fusebox Festival at the French Legation Museum. Ten unique composers were each commissioned to rework a movement of Mozart’s Requiem Mass. The only catch is that the composers had to keep the vocal parts as originally written by Mozart. “Roomful of Teeth is making some of the most rigorously venturesome and thrillingly inventive music being made by any ensemble, vocal or instrumental, today.” —The Nation

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“The ensemble has revolutionized the approach to string quartet repertory.” —T h e N ew Yo r k T im es

Watch Kronos Quartet perform “Yesterday” with Sir Paul McCartney at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival: bit.ly/kqtpa16

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Photos by Dan Winters, Jay Blakesberg


texas premiere

Kronos quartet Rhiannon giddens

*Rhiannon Giddens will ONLY accompany Kronos Quartet for the Sep 23 performance.

With special guest

— Sep 20 & 23* McCullough theatre

Presented in partnership with College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair and KMFA-FM

8 pm Kronos Quartet make their TPA return with a week-long campus residency performing two distinct programs over two evenings, including a featured guest performance and newly-composed work by Rhiannon Giddens, best known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player, and a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops!

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Artists-in-Residence, Contemporary Classical, Grammy Award®Winner, Returning Artist, String Quartet

For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time. “Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show with the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues. Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet.” —The New York Times

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“Grupo Corpo’s dancers are justly celebrated for their virtuosity, and when 22 of them are moving in rippling, flickering, high-kicking unison, the audience are guaranteed a physical thrill.” —The Guar d ian

The director/lighting designer, the choreographer, and the technical director are brothers!

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Photo by José Luiz Pederneiras


Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), and KUT-FM

Grupo corpo — Oct 6 Bass concert hall 8 pm With its seductive movement, adventurous music, vibrant costuming, sets, and lighting, Grupo Corpo reflects the diversity and rich color of Brazil. This world-renowned dance company brings its incomparable mix of ballet and contemporary AfroBrazilian movement back to the Bass Concert Hall stage with new works by Rodrigo Pederneiras.

This performance is supported in part by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+

Founded in 1975, Grupo Corpo (literally “Body Group”) and their work are a true melting pot of cultural and artistic influences. Their captivating style grafts the flexibility of modern dance and rhythmic complexity of Afro-Brazilian dance onto ballet, captivating audiences with stunningly sexy physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse.

TAGS Brazil, Contemporary, Dance, International, Returning Artist

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“…it was the male Ensemble Basiani from the Republic of Georgia…who stole the main show at Tully against strong competition.” —The New Yor k Tim e s

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“Basiani” is also the name of a region in Southwest Georgia in what is now modern-day Turkey.

Ensemble Basiani — Nov 4 McCullough theatre

Presented in partnership with Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

7 pm Ensemble Basiani provides a unique opportunity to hear masterworks from a noble choral tradition presented by the artists who know them best. Created in 2000 under the blessing of the Patriarch of Georgia, Ensemble Basiani protects and performs the rich heritage of Georgian folk song and chant by researching and reviving music from past recordings, studying songs directly with famous singers, and working extensively with world-renowned ethnomusicologists.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+

In recent years, the group has received major international acclaim, scoring a singular triumph at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival (2010), where Basiani performed Georgian traditional polyphony along with masterpieces by J.S. Bach.

TAGS Folk Music, Georgia (Europe), Traditional, Vocal Ensemble, World Music

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“Our visiting guest artists’ impact on the Miró Quartet has been profound, they have shaped a lot of the way we think and play as artists. Each one of them breathes new life into our group every time we get to step onstage together and we hope our BSOM students and colleagues will be equally inspired.” —M irÓ Quartet

Listen to an original, historical 1889 Edison wax cylinder recording of Johannes Brahms playing piano: bit.ly/ladtpa16

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Photo by Lawrence Peart


Love and Duty A Celebration of the Music of Brahms Featuring

MirÓ Quartet With special guests

Presented in partnership with College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair, Butler School of Music, and KMFA-FM

Martin Beaver, violin · Clive Greensmith, cell0 David Shifrin, clarinet · Anton Nel, piano David Small, baritone · Kelly Kuo, piano — Nov 9 & 11 McCullough Theatre 8 pm Love and Duty marks the launch of a semester-long celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, curated by Miró Quartet. In addition to the programs in McCullough Theatre, the project features additional chamber music concerts by Butler School of Music faculty and students, plus a major string quartet seminar. Much of Brahms’ inner life revolved around the tension between his love for Clara Schumann and his duty to Robert Schumann and his family after Robert’s death. Passion and restraint, and freedom and discipline were emotional polarities in constant conflict in his personal life, clearly dramatized in his chamber music.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Chamber, Classical, UT Faculty

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“[The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance] may be on the vanguard of this country’s university theatre departments, encouraging students in a 21st century approach to the generation of original material.” —The Aust in Chr o ni c le

Since it was first published in 1904, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan has been adapted and reinterpreted into more than 50 different movies, books, plays, and other works of art. Of those, less than ten percent have examined the story from Wendy’s perspective.

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*Subscriber discount not available for Lost Girl.

Texas Theatre and Dance presents

Lost girl

A new play by Kimberly Belflower — Nov 9–20 Oscar g. Brockett Theatre

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance

What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland? An exploration of love, loss, identity, and magic, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character—the girl who had to grow up. Long after she last saw Peter fly through her bedroom window, Wendy decides that she must find him in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she encounters other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. Lost Girl is a new play about standing in the center of your own story instead of the shadow of someone else’s.

Tickets Full Price: $26* TAGS New Play, Neverland, Peter Pan, Theatre, UT Students

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“Spectrum…showed us again how contemporary dance, especially when paired with great live music, can be one of the most exciting of art forms.” —The Seatt le Tim e s

The company’s choreographer, Donald Byrd, procured a Tony Award® nomination for his work on The Color Purple and a Bessie Award for The Minstrel Show.

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World premiere

Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd Rambunctious: A Festival of American Composers and Dance With

The Aeolus Quartet — Nov 17 & 18 McCullough theatre

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance and KMFA-FM

8 pm Under the artistic leadership of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater has become the preeminent modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. Byrd’s body of work is varied and impressive, spanning more than four decades pushing the boundaries of movement and message.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Adventurous, American String Quartet, Contemporary, Dance, Returning Artist, Seattle

Last season Byrd brought his racially charged piece The Minstrel Show Revisited to McCullough Theatre. This season Spectrum returns to showcase its boundary-pushing style with selections from its major work Rambunctious, set to American string quartet repertoire performed live by the New York-based Aeolus Quartet, who spent two years as the Butler School of Music’s (BSOM) first graduate string-quartet-in-residence. The program will feature the world premiere of a newly-commissioned quartet by BSOM composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. “The Aeolus Quartet is a powerful and thoughtful group of young musicians who are plotting an ascending course...” —Luke Quinton, Austin American-Statesman

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“Extraordinarily imaginative… the play contains one of the single scariest moments ever seen onstage. Yet at its heart, Let The Right One In is a stirring love story.” —The at erman ia

In addition to conventional theatres, the National Theatre of Scotland has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries, and forests.

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National Theatre of Scotland

with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright present

Let the Right One In

A stage adaptation by Jack Thorne Based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist Directed by John Tiffany — Jan 18–29 McCullough theatre

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance and KLRU-TV

“I’m not that. I live on blood. But I am not…that…Can I come in?”

This performance is supported in part by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production.

An age guide of 15+ is suggested for this production. Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Drama, Returning Artists, Scotland, Theatre, Vampire

Oskar is a lonely bullied teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town. Eli is a girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two quickly become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time... As their friendship deepens, a series of sinister killings shocks the neighborhood. A must-see major production, Let The Right One In is a truly rare piece of theatre which explores how far people will go for revenge, for hate, and ultimately for love. Tony® and Olivier Award®-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) heads up a world-class creative team including Olivier Award®-winning associate director Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Beautiful Burnout, American Idiot).

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“Jack DeJohnette is generally regarded as one of the finest living jazz drummers, a limber thinker and a technical dynamo, one who challenges tradition by pushing outward while digging in.” — L o s A ng e le s T i m e s

At age five, Jack performed the kazoo on stage with T-Bone Walker at the Persian jazz club in Chicago.

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Photo by Peter Gannushkin


Jack DeJohnette Trio Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music and KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg

Jack DeJohnette, drums Ravi Coltrane, sax Matthew Garrison, bass — Feb 3 McCullough theatre 8 pm In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and Grammy Award®-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. His creative associations include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, and many more. Joining DeJohnette for this evening of improvisation and original compositions are saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John Coltrane) and bassist Matthew Garrison.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Grammy Award®Winner, Jazz, Legend

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“…a non-stop barrage of fluid movement, supported by admirable technique and an easy musicality.” — NOW M ag az in e

When Malpaso was founded, friends warned the founders that the dance company would be a mal paso, or misstep.

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Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima


Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), and KUT-FM

Malpaso Dance Company Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director — Feb 9 Bass Concert Hall 8 pm

The presentation of Malpaso

From Havana, Cuba, Malpaso brings Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Founded in 2012 by Osnel Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana, and Fernando Saéz, the company of 10 dancers express the passion and uncertainties that define Cuban life and are embodied in the country’s rich dance tradition.

Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Contemporary, Cuba, Dance

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“The skilled and enthusiastic playing of the young performers leaps off the disc…they make a glorious noise.” —T h e N ew Yo r k T im es

Graduates of the Wind Ensemble hold major positions in each of the Washington D.C.-based military bands and international major symphony orchestras, in addition to those serving as noted educators and conductors throughout the world.

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Photos by Nathan Russell


World premiere

The University of Texas wind ensemble Jerry Junkin, conductor

Presented in partnership with College of Fine Arts Visiting Artists Chair, Butler School of Music, and KMFA-FM

Adam Schoenberg’s Symphony No. 2 — Mar 5 Bass Concert Hall 7 pm The University of Texas Wind Ensemble performs the world premiere of renowned composer Adam Schoenberg’s Symphony No. 2. Adam Schoenberg has quickly become one of the best known and most frequently performed American composers of his generation. Full of “mystery and sensuality” (The New York Times), Schoenberg’s music embraces both warm tonality and gentle chromaticism and has been heralded as “open, bold, and optimistic” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Award-Winning, Band, UT Students, Wind Ensemble

Conducted by Jerry F. Junkin, The University of Texas Wind Ensemble has firmly established itself as one of America’s elite wind bands. Active in the area of commissioning new music, the group has premiered performances of works by composers like John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, and Dan Welcher. “My music comes straight from the heart—striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” —Adam Schoenberg

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“Extraordinary!...A bracing blend of silliness and sophistication. It’s comic, touching and a visual knockout.” —R ollin g Ston e

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2003 Les Armateurs, Production Champion, Vivi Film, France 3 Cinéma, RGP Films and Sylvain Chomet. All Rights Reserved.


Animator Sylvain Chomet began his career creating comic strips.

The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert featuring

Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with composer Benoit Charest — mar 8 & 9 McCullough theatre 8 pm

Presented in partnership with KLRU-TV

Enjoy an evening on the exciting streets of 1920s Paris and Le Jazz Hot with a screening of this much beloved animated film as composer Benoît Charest leads the eightpiece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score for the film, including the Oscar®-nominated tune “Belleville Rendez-vous.”

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+

Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy, where they entertain the crowd. The chase is on!

TAGS Academy Award®Nominee, Animated Film, France

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Aquila Theatre is the permanent companyin-residence at the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University.

“...a classically trained, modernly hip troupe…” —The New Yor k Tim e s

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Photo by Spc. Luke Thornberry, U.S. Army


Aquila Theatre The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus — mar 22 & 23 McCullough theatre

Presented in partnership with Department of Classics and The Texas Tribune

7 pm Known for creating bold reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences, British-American Aquila Theatre has teamed up with United States combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus for this unique theatrical experience where the classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Public Programming, Reinterpreted Classical Theater, Veterans

The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus uses epic moments from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other Greek drama and poetry to propel a thrilling chronicle of men and women at war, told by Aquila Theatre alongside members of the Warrior Chorus, created by a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them in the performing arts and humanities. The Austin performance follows a ten-week Warrior Chorus training program with veterans at The University of Texas in the fall of 2016.

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“‘Mighty impressive’ would be among the first things to say about this collage of excerpts from the work of the Samoan choreographer Neil Ieremia. Next would come words like dynamic, layered and propulsive.” —The List , Ed i n bu rgh , 2 014

The Samoan indigenous storytelling tradition of slap dancing incorporates speaking, singing, and slapping bodies.

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Photo by Duncan Cole


Black grace

Neil Ieremia, Choreographer — mar 29 Bass concert hall 8 pm

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance and KUT-FM

New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company returns to Bass Concert Hall with an all-new program! Under the direction of choreographer Neil Ieremia for over two decades, Black Grace performs with distinct dynamism sparked by Pacific Island and Māori heritage. Their work is highly physical, rich in the storytelling traditions of the South Pacific and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty, and power. Mr. Ieremia draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural, and generational barriers. Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Contemporary, Dance, International, New Zealand, Returning Artist

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“Mnozil Brass is one of the funniest, and most creative, chamber groups on the planet.” — C lass i cal i t e

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Photo by Tibor Bozi


Check out Mnozil Brass performing “Bohemian Rhapsody:” bit.ly/mbtpa16

Mnozil brass — Apr 7 Bass concert hall

Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music Brass Studio and KMFA-FM

8 pm Seamlessly blending technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance, Mnozil Brass has become an international sensation. With over 130 performances a year, the group has sold out houses worldwide. Austria’s Mnozil Brass are often likened to Monty Python, combining offbeat humor, physical comedy, and serious chops for an evening of original compositions, classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits. It’s no wonder that Mnozil Brass have garnered millions of YouTube views and their fans travel countless miles to hear them play.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Austria, Brass Septet, Comedy

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Cyrus plays piano at his local Brooklyn church every chance he gets.

“Pianist Cyrus Chestnut is one of jazz’s most convincing anachronisms. His brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era. What makes his music fly is a complete security in his style, and that sense of untroubled self-assurance.” —The New Yor k Tim e s

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The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra Jeff Hellmer, director With special guest

Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music and KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg

Cyrus Chestnut, piano — Apr 8 Bates recital hall 7:30 pm Hot on the heels of his 2015 McCullough Theatre performance with Turtle Island String Quartet, jazz pianist extraordinaire Cyrus Chestnut joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz Festival. Known for his improvisational skills and unique bop style, Cyrus Chestnut credits his abilities to his formative years when he played in church. Throughout his career, Chestnut has worked with an array of artists, including Joe Lovano, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, and Isaac Hayes.

Tickets Full Price: $40 Subscriber Price: $25+ TAGS Jazz, Legend, Piano, Returning Artist, UT Students

Directed by Professor Jeff Hellmer, the UT Jazz Orchestra is the Butler School of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra has performed with such luminaries as Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, John Clayton, Maria Schneider, Stefon Harris, and Joshua Redman in recent years. The ensemble’s eclectic repertoire features original compositions by its members.

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Disney’s

Newsies Sep 27–Oct 2 Bass concert hall

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines...Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

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Joey Barreiro (Jack Kelly) (center) and the North American Tour company of Disney’s NEWSIES. ©Disney

Photo by Deen van Meer

Presented by Texas Performing Arts. Broadway Across America provides production services for Texas Performing Arts. Sales tax exempt pursuant to Texas Tax Code Section 151.3101 (a)(3).

Lexus Broadway in Austin SERIES


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s

CINDERELLA — Dec 6–11 Bass concert hall

THE ILLUSIONISTS Live from Broadway — Nov 1–6 Bass concert hall

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Austin.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The IllusionistsTM - Live From BroadwayTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

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Lexus Broadway in Austin SERIES

The Carole King Musical — Mar 21–26 Bass concert hall

Mamma Mia!

farewell tour

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

1650 Broadway. (l to r) Curt Bouril (“Don Kirshner”), Liam Tobin (“Gerry Goffin”) Abby Mueller (“Carole King”), Ben Fankhauser (“Barry Mann”), Becky Gulsvig (“Cynthia Weil”)

Beautiful

— Jan 27–28

S e a son option

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Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!.

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Photos by Joan Marcus (2), Matthew Murphy, Joan Marcus


SOMETHING ROTTEN! — May 30–Jun 4

From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

The phantom of the opera

Brian d’Arcy James and Brad Oscar (center, L-R) with the cast of Something Rotten!

Bass concert hall

— Apr 19–30

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will come to Austin as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

Chris Mann as The Phantom and Katie Travis as Christine Daaé

Bass concert hall

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

broadwayinaustin.com

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In the Red and Brown Water

College of Fine Arts

Texas Theatre and Dance 2016/17 Calendar

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By Tarell Alvin McCraney — Oct 5–16 How far will Oya go to make a mark in the world? A young runner with boundless possibilities, Oya is forced to choose between her ailing mother and her own dreams. This intoxicating story charts a young girl’s thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.

Photo by Lawrence Peart


Little Women The Broadway Musical Book by Allan Knee Music by Jason Howland Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott — Nov 2–20

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1869 novel, Little Women shares the adventures of the four March sisters, at home in Concord, Massachusetts, while their father is away on the Civil War battlefields. Premiered on Broadway in 2005, this timeless story is brought to life in a musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love.

Lost Girl

A new play by Kimberly Belflower — Nov 9–20 What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland? An exploration of love, loss, and what it means to grow up, Lost Girl tells the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character—the girl who once followed Peter out of the bedroom window. Part of the Texas Performing Arts 2016/17 Season

Dance Repertory Theatre presents

Momentum — Feb 15–26

Join Dance Repertory Theatre in a celebration of the influence of African American culture upon contemporary dance in the twenty-first century. Momentum features nationally renowned artists, including hip-hop choreographer Dr. Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris, vanguard emerging choreographer Abby Zbikowski, as well as one of the ensemble’s first tap performances, choreographed by co-artistic director Jeremy Arnold.

The Cohen New Works Festival Presented by Broadway Bank — Apr 10–14

Presenting over 30 new works to more than 7,000 attendees in five days. The largest festival of its kind, this biennial performance event celebrates original works created by university students and faculty.

UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Luna

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of the Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its tenth season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.

A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. Turning inward, she finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, her constant companion. Soledad finds the joy of friendship in her magical relationship with Luna, which encourages her reach out to those around her.

New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates Curated by Steven Dietz — Mar 2–12

By Ramon Esquivel — Apr 20–23

Titles and dates are subject to change.

For more information visit

jointhedrama.org

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College of Fine Arts

Butler School of Music 2016/17 Calendar

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Photo by Daniel Cavazos


Miró Quartet

— Sep 16 Bates Recital Hall

Symphony Orchestra Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor — Sep 26 Bates Recital Hall

Wind Symphony

Scott Hanna, director — Oct 5 Bates Recital Hall Butler Opera Center

Performance TBD

Robert DeSimone, director Kelly Kuo, conductor — Oct 21–30 McCullough Theatre

AIME (Alternative Improvisation Music Ensemble) John Fremgen, director — Oct 27 Bates Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Tom Burritt, director — Nov 1 Bates Recital Hall

Intensive String Chamber Music Seminar Concert

Led by the Miró Quartet — Nov 4 Bates Recital Hall

Brahms’ Die Schöne Magalone David Small, baritone Carla McElhaney, piano — Nov 13 Bates Recital Hall

Bereket Middle Eastern Ensemble Sonia Seeman, director — Nov 17 Bates Recital Hall

Jazz Ensemble

John Mills, director — Dec 1 Bates Recital Hall

Holiday Choral Concert James Morrow, conductor Joseph Bolin, conductor — Dec 2 Bates Recital Hall

Miró Quartet

— Jan 20 Bates Recital Hall

New Music Ensemble Dan Welcher, director — Feb 15 Bates Recital Hall

Clutch

New music by UT composers — Apr 4 Recital Studio, MRH 2.608

2017 Longhorn Jazz Festival Cyrus Chestnut, piano Jazz Orchestra Jeff Hellmer, director — Apr 8 Bates Recital Hall

Part of the Texas Performing Arts 2016/17 Season

Butler Opera Center

Performance TBD

Robert DeSimone, director Kelly Kuo, conductor — Apr 22–30 McCullough Theatre

Jazz Combos

— May 1 Recital Studio, MRH 2.608 Butler Opera Center

Opera Scenes

— May 4 & 5 McCullough Theatre Titles and dates are subject to change.

Wind Ensemble

Jerry Junkin, conductor — Feb 19 Bates Recital Hall

Symphony Band Ryan Kelly, director — Mar 31 Bates Recital Hall

For more information visit

music.utexas.edu/calendar

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Our Work Extends Beyond the Stage

Texas Inner Circle In the Texas Inner Circle, you will enjoy great benefits and exciting opportunities available to members only.

Thanks to the generous support of individual donors and corporate sponsors, our engagement programs reach over 12,000 patrons of all ages and backgrounds.

But the real benefit of your tax-deductible donation is your investment in $10 student tickets, free Youth Performances, and TPA’s UT student mentoring, training, and employment to build the next generation of artists, arts administrators, and audiences.

Campus & Community Engagement Events In addition to serving as master-level teachers and guest lecturers for UT students, university faculty, Essential Series artists, and Lexus Broadway in Austin company members connect with the community through: • • • • • •

To join, call 512.232.8567 or email support@ texasperformingarts.org.

Panel discussions Workshops Open rehearsals Pre-performance lectures Post-performance Q&A sessions Meet and greet brown bag lunches

The full calendar of events is available at texasperformingarts.org/engagement. Educational Programs (Grades 7–12) We offer two free daytime Youth Performances with accompanying study guides each year open to teachers and students across Central Texas, as well as complimentary Students Experiencing the Arts with Their Teachers (S.E.A.T.) tickets that allow teachers to bring small groups of students to many of our evening performances as an educational experience. $10 Tickets for Central Texas Students of All Ages Thanks to generous donations to our Student Ticket Fund from our donors, Texas Inner Circle Members, and corporate sponsors, students can enjoy world-class performances for less than the price of a movie ticket!

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2016/17 benefits

parking

Benefactors Circle — $6,000 • Seat plate in Bass Concert Hall (first orchestra level) • Private dinner with Kathy Panoff, Director of Texas Performing Arts • Plus, all benefits listed below...

Unlimited valet passes VIP lot 20 pass

Producer’s Circle — $3,000 • Access to select Frank Erwin Center performances • Seat plate in Bass Concert Hall (second orchestra level) • Plus, all benefits listed below...

Four valet passes VIP lot 20 pass

Director’s Circle — $1,200 • Ticket Concierge service for priority seats and exchanges* • Plus, all benefits listed below...

VIP lot 20 pass

Center Stage — $600 • Invitations to special member events • Invitations to open rehearsals and master classes with touring artists • Plus, all benefits listed below...

VIP lot 20 pass

Back Stage — $300 • Invitation to the Season Preview Party for two • Option to purchase touring concert and Lexus Broadway in Austin tickets before public onsale • Name(s) listed in season programs • Plus, all benefits listed below...

Four garage passes

Front Stage — $150 • Best available seating for Essential Series performances** • Access to the private Texas Inner Circle Lounge with pre-ordered drinks and express elevator for intermission • Members-only behind-the-scenes tour of Bass Concert Hall

Two garage passes

*Non-transferable. Ticket limits and exchange restrictions may apply. **Available before public onsale. Please note that some benefits, such as garage passes, may reduce the tax-deductible portion of your contribution. You may choose to forgo parking to maximize the impact of your gift. Memberships are valid for the length of the performance season, September 1 through August 31. More information available at texasperformingarts.org/support.

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Subscribe Now! The Essential Series Online

texasperformingarts.org

Phone

512.477.6060 800.982.BEVO

In Person

2350 Robert Dedman Dr. Tue-Fri, 11 am-6 pm

THREE Ways to Buy Your Essential Series Tickets

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As a Subscriber Choose from a subscription of 3, 4, or 5 (or more) performances with the option of including a full-price ticket to 1 Lexus Broadway in Austin show and/or a fullprice ticket to Texas Theatre and Dance’s Lost Girl. Benefits: • Preferred subscriber seating • Guest passes to the Texas Inner Circle Lounge at Bass Concert Hall • Free ticket exchanges • Subscriber hotline access

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With a Texas Inner Circle Upgrade Receive additional benefits like parking, presales, and unlimited access to the Texas Inner Circle Lounge. As an Individual Ticket Buyer Available for purchase May 26, 2016. Discounts for Individual Tickets: • $10 Student Tickets • $12 Military Tickets • $32 UT Faculty and Staff Tickets • $34 Senior Tickets • Discounts may be available for groups of 15 or more.

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3-Show Subscription $30/per Essential Series Ticket 4-Show Subscription $27/per Essential Series Ticket 5-Show Subscription $25/per Essential Series Ticket


Lexus Broadway in Austin Series Online

broadwayinaustin.com

Phone

800.731.SHOW (7469) Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm

In Person

2350 Robert Dedman Dr. Tue-Fri, 11 am-6 pm

FOUR Ways to Buy Your Lexus Broadway in Austin Tickets

1

As a Lexus Broadway in Austin Subscriber Purchase a 5 or 6-show package with the opportunity to add Mamma Mia! as a special Season Option. The Illusionists - Live From Broadway is not part of the 5-show package. Benefits: • Access to the best seats in the house before the general public • Package prices as low as $170 • Ticket exchange and replacement • Opportunity to request a seating upgrade for the 2017/18 season

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As an Essential Series Subscriber Purchase a 3, 4, or 5-show subscription to purchase 1 Lexus Broadway in Austin performance before the public onsale. With a Texas Inner Circle Membership Gain special pre-sale access to individual show tickets. As an Individual Ticket Buyer Purchase your ticket when they go on sale to the general public. Dates vary.

6-Show Package • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical • The Phantom of the Opera • Newsies • The Illusionists - Live From Broadway • Cinderella • Something Rotten! 5-Show Package All shows listed above excluding The Illusionists - Live From Broadway Season Option • Mamma Mia!

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Situated on the main campus of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts encompasses five distinct venues, which are home to world-class performing arts and Broadway seasons, touring concerts and comedians, and Texas Theatre and Dance and Butler School of Music performances .

Know Before You Go Parking Please arrive early and expect to pay for parking. You may also want to consider using CapMetro, Uber, or Lyft. For more information, including discounted parking rates, visit texasperformingarts.org/ parking.

Lost or Misplaced Tickets For mobile or print-at-home tickets, you can request reissued tickets through your online account. For mailed tickets, please contact the Ticket Office at 512.471.1444 or tickets@ texasperformingarts.org.

Accessibility Listening devices are available at our Guest Services window. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to performances for sign interpretation and audio description. 512.471.8207

Third-Party Sales Texas Performing Arts strongly discourages purchasing tickets from third-party resellers such as individuals or brokers. Texas Performing Arts assumes no liability for tickets purchased through unauthorized channels.

Food and Drinks Bass Concert Hall offers a full bar, snacks, and a buffet-style dinner. Menus are available online the week of the performance at texasperformingarts.org/ menu. McCullough Theatre offers limited bar service.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

texasperformingarts.org

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Contact Bass Concert Hall Lobby 512.471.1194 Mon–Fri, 11 am–2 pm Ticket Office 512.471.1444 800.687.6010 Tue–Fri, 11 am–6 pm Administrative Offices 512.232.6213 Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm


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