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8/24 WE PLAY CHEKHOV: THE BLACK MONK AND THE BEYONCE at Breaking String Theater Closes Today
8/28 ZACH Theatre to Premiere MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR, 8/28-9/21
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TexARTS Hosts Open House Today Photos TexARTS Hosts Open House Today
(8/23/2014) - TexARTS Association for the Performing and Visual Arts welcomes community members of all ages to an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, August 23, 2014. The celebration will kick off the 2014-2015 Academy year.


BWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its Finest Photos BWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its Finest
(8/22/2014) - There's a sad phenomenon that occurs when an artist shows extreme talent and brilliance in one artistic medium. We tend to reward that talent by unjustly pigeonholing that artist into that medium alone. Case in point: Chekhov. We revere the Russian artist as a playwright, but we forget that he wrote an abundance of short stories as well.


Photo Flash: The City Theatre Presents URINETOWN 8/21-9/07 Photos Photo Flash: The City Theatre Presents URINETOWN 8/21-9/07
(8/22/2014) - The City Theatre's production of Urinetown the Musical opened last night, and runs through September 7. Performances are: Thursday-Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722 - east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street.


BWW Interviews: Adam Pascal Hosts Master Class on the Basics of Auditioning in Musical Theatre Photos BWW Interviews: Adam Pascal Hosts Master Class on the Basics of Auditioning in Musical Theatre
(8/22/2014) - Straight from New York is bringing Adam Pascal to a city near you for a Master's Class this fall. As of now, master's classes are booked in Charlotte, NC (Sept. 16 - 17), Oklahoma City, OK (Sept. 18-19) and Austin, TX (Sept. 20). Straight from New York provides educational opportunities for performing arts students to work with top Broadway artists in cities around the country. www.straightfromnewyork.com Adam Pascal is an actor, singer, and musician known for his portrayal of Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's musical RENT as well as the movie version. He is also known for originating the role of Radames in the Elton John/Tim Rice Aida. He was also in the revival of Cabaret as well as Huey Calhoun in the Broadway Company of Memphis. When you work with students, what is your approach to teaching? A: I approach students from an existential place. I don't have any formal training. My training is practical from all my experience. I listen to what students are doing and offer them practical instructions on how to make it better. Tyce Green, the artistic director of Straight from New York, brings the technical experience. Together it is a great combination. Where did you go to school? What did you study? Where I grew up, everyone went to college. In my family, you just did it. I attended the University of South Florida for my freshman year. I then transferred to the NY Institute of Technology and got a degree in communications. I didn't necessarily want to go into that field but I knew I needed a degree. What is your favorite role you've played? Emcee in Cabaret Have you ever done any classical Musical Theatre roles and are there any roles in classical Musical Theatre you'd like to tackle? I would love to play roles from classical musical theatre but have not had the opportunity. I find many of the roles to be outside the box what people are used to seeing me play. These roles are out of my comfort zone but I look forward to the challenge. I think I'd like to play the role of Curly in Oklahoma! How did you feel taking over the role in Memphis and how was it taking over from the man who originated the role (Chad Kimball) They always allowed me to play the character and develop him on my own. I was never asked to play it like anyone else. They wanted me to bring my own personality to the role. What is your favorite musical you've never done? Les Miserables, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeny Todd For the young performer who wants to pursue musical theatre as a career, what advice would you give them? 1. There is no other reason to do musical theatre other than the love of it. Don't do this to be a star! Pursue this because you love it. 2. Have something else in your life that brings you happiness. The majority of this business is not getting the job. If you are only happy getting the role, then you will live perpetually unhappy. As a teacher, it's frustrating to hear kids say, 'my life is RENT.' As well all know there could not be anything further from the truth. When you teach your seminars, how do you convey there is more to Musical Theatre than RENT and Les Miserables? I tell kids to have a career in theatre, you have to be as versatile as you can be. If you sell yourself as only one thing, you will be handicapped in this business. To have a long career you need to be able to sing and do anything. It goes for people who are classically trained as well. You must know all aspects of this business and learn to do as many as you can. What is the focus of your seminars? We focus on the audition process. We want our students to learn to be comfortable performing under pressure in any situation. There is no other situation with as much pressure as an audition. We focus on technique, relaxation methods, choices in an audition, what to wear, and what to expect in any audition situation. We are extremely honest with addressing the pros and cons of choices made by students who attend our seminar. We try to bring each student as much practical information as we can. Why should someone take your seminar? Only take this seminar if you interested in learning honest information on the world of performing. This seminar will be full of information and advice you can't get anywhere else. To sign up for Adam Pascal's master class in your city, visit: www.straightfromnewyork.com


Robert Faires' HENRY V to Run 9/5-14 at Long Center Photos Robert Faires' HENRY V to Run 9/5-14 at Long Center
(8/21/2014) - England's most storied and inspirational warrior king is revealed in a stunning one-man adaptation of the Shakespeare's Henry V - starring Robert Faires. Performances run September 5th through September 14th at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704.


Austin Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Films Photos Austin Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Films
(8/20/2014) - Austin Film Festival (AFF) revealed the first slate of films, this October 23-30. The complete schedule will be announced mid-September.


BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets! Photos BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets!
(8/19/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com has just launched a new Facebook Contest, which is all about YOUR great stage door photos! To enter, upload your BEST stage door images, and be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of Broadway's hottest hits. Want more chances to win? Have your friends vote for your photos -- it's that easy! x


BWW Reviews: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL is a Privilege to See Photos BWW Reviews: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL is a Privilege to See
(8/18/2014) - Two of my very favorite things are satire and black comedy. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL has been a favorite of mine since the show took home Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical back in 2002. It is a rarity in today's musical theatre - a truly original musical which is not based on existing source material. The show got its start in 1995 when Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) was a struggling student on a budget traveling in Europe and encountered pay-per-use toilets. It was then that the musical's central idea hit him: a future where toilets were controlled by a corporation with no concern for the poor. According to Kotis, the show 'was created in a spirit of defiance against what's typically offered up as stage worthy in America today.'


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17 Photos Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
(8/17/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014.


Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/17/2014 Photos Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/17/2014
(8/17/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for Austin


BAD KID to Play Long Center, 9/24-10/5 Photos BAD KID to Play Long Center, 9/24-10/5
(8/15/2014) - We're ALL about keeping it weird here in Austin, Texas, but growing up that way can be tough!


NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour to Play Long Center, 10/1-2 Photos NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour to Play Long Center, 10/1-2
(8/15/2014) - The Long Center is kicking off its 2014-15 Broadway Season with 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' one of two Broadway shows in the Long Center Presents Season that are brand new to Austin audiences! 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' runs October 1 and 2 in Dell Hall. Tickets are on sale now and start at $29.


Tickets to EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL at Long Center Now On Sale Photos Tickets to EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL at Long Center Now On Sale
(8/15/2014) - Chainsaws (and horror fans!) will be buzzing in Austin this September as Evil Dead: The Musical makes its bloody way into town. The show runs September 16-21 at the Long Center. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $19. Highly coveted "Splatter Zone" seats are already going fast!


AKA Vocal Show Group to Host AN EVENING OF BROADWAY, 9/26-27 Photos AKA Vocal Show Group to Host AN EVENING OF BROADWAY, 9/26-27
(8/15/2014) - Load up the "Fancy wine and chow" and bring them, along with your cousins, mother, brother and theater loving chums, to the Lakeway Activity Center (LAC) on September 26th and, or 27th as The AKA Vocal Show Group performs Broadway Hits from your favorite musicals.


Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Opens Tomorrow Photos Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Opens Tomorrow
(8/14/2014) - Tomorrow, August 15th, the curtain will rise on Austin Theatre Project's tenth mainstage production. Godspell, the Broadway hit from the composer of Wicked and Pippin, is a delightfully engaging musical based on the story and teachings of Jesus.


 
🔀AUSTIN SHOWS
We Play Chekhov: The Black Monk and The Beyonce in AustinWe Play Chekhov: The Black Monk and The Beyonce
(Runs 8/14 - 8/24)
GODSPELL in AustinGODSPELL
(Runs 8/15 - 8/31)
Urinetown: The Musical in AustinUrinetown: The Musical
(Runs 8/15 - 9/7)
Detroit in AustinDetroit
(Runs 8/21 - 9/13)
Evil Dead: The Musical
(Runs 9/17 - 9/21)
Maid Marian in a Stolen Car in AustinMaid Marian in a Stolen Car
(Runs 8/28 - 9/21)
Nice Work if You Can Get It
(Runs 10/1 - 10/2)

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