Presenting the 2016/2017 Season


April 14, 2016

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the 2016/2017 Season

Bringing a series of exhilarating works to the stage, our 2016/2017 Season includes a tale of life after Neverland, a Civil War-era musical, striking choreography and the poignant story of a young girl on the brink of new beginnings.

In addition, patrons may take advantage of this year's Series Plus, which allows subscribers to upgrade their season package by adding discounted tickets for UTNT (UT New Theatre), Luna and The Cohen New Works Festival. 

Tickets for the department's Subscription Series are on sale beginning August 2016 at, or by calling (512) 471-4454. In addition to saving 20% on ticket prices for season performances, subscribers enjoy preferred seating and free and easy ticket exchanges.

Shows in order of production 

In the Red and Brown Water 

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

October 5-16, 2016 

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. 

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Subscription Series 

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

November 2-20, 2016

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. 

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Subscription Series 

Lost Girl 

A new play by Kimberly Belflower

November 9-20, 2016 

What became of Wendy Darling when she had to grow up? An exploration of love, loss, identity and magic, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character – the girl who once followed Peter Pan out of her bedroom window to Neverland.

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Subscription Series 

Dance Repertory Theatre Presents 


February 15-26, 2017 

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. 

>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Subscription Series 

UTNT (UT New Theatre) 

New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates 
Curated by Steven Dietz

March 2-12, 2017 

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of 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 continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. 

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Series Plus

The Cohen New Works Festival 

Presented by Broadway Bank 

April 10-14, 2017 

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. 

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Series Plus


By Ramon Esquivel

April 20-23, 2017 

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 to reach out to those around her. 

>>>>Part of the 2016/2017 Series Plus

About Texas Theatre and Dance 
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