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"Fall For Dance," showcasing works by Alex Ketley and Manuel Vignoulle, opens November 12

Monday, October 19, 2015

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Dorothy O’Shea Overbey, The University of Texas at Austin’s award-winning dance company Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fall For Dance, November 12-15 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. An exploration of contemporary ballet, Fall For Dance features works by artistic director of The Foundry, Alex Ketley; former dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Manuel Vignoulle; and Texas Theatre and Dance faculty members David Justin and Andrea Beckham.

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2015/2016 Season Opens with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Monday, September 14, 2015

Texas Theatre and Dance presents the story known across the world, The Diary of Anne Frank, October 8-18, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

The Diary of Anne Frank is the haunting, yet inspiring account of a young Jewish girl and her family’s lives during World War II. Seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, Anne, along with seven others, hid in a “secret annex” in Amsterdam for two years. Told through recordings in Anne’s cherished diary, the play stands as a timeless reflection of her fear, hope and faith during one of the darkest periods in history.

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents the premiere of new a play by Diana Lynn Small, opening March 27

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cora is a twelve year-old girl on an exciting field trip to visit a historic gold rush town in northern California. But when her best friend she’s expecting to see never appears, Cora finds herself in a totally new frontier: rough, wicked, and bizarre. Enter a Woman, Pretty Enough runs March 27- April 3, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents "Refugia" by acclaimed ensemble The Moving Company

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

An original idea developed by the internationally renowned ensemble The Moving Company, Refugia is an investigation into the lives of those who find themselves at the crossroads of transition, navigating life’s margins.

Refugia is created by Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Christina
Baldwin of The Moving Company, former members of the Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune. 

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents the pop-culture phenomenon "Fame The Musical," directed by Jerry Ruiz

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Based on the Academy Award-winning film and hit television series, Fame The Musical is the unforgettable journey of a group of dedicated students with stars in their eyes. Be captivated as the story unfolds for these talented hopefuls studying at New York City’s legendary High School for Performing Arts. Through their triumphs and tragedies, the ultimate goal remains – Fame.

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents Tennessee Williams' masterpiece "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In the sultry streets of New Orleans, passions flair and cultures collide in Tennessee
Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Blanche DuBois, a fading relic of the Old South, searches for refuge at her sister’s home, only to collide with reality in the form of Stanley Kowalski, her brutish brother-in-law. Provocative and lyrical, A Streetcar Named Desire is a commanding landmark drama by one of the great voices of the American Theatre.  

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents coming-of-age story "Esperanza Rising"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tragedy strikes and Esperanza, a young, privileged girl living in Mexico, is forced to flee to California. Working in a migrant labor camp during the Great Depression, Esperanza must overcome adversity and find unexpected inner strength. Adapted from Pam Muñoz Ryan’s award-winning book, Esperanza Rising runs October 3-12 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre.

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