Presenting the 2015/2016 Season

Thursday, April 23, 2015
dancer and man in bluedancer with blue man
Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Season. The four-performance Subscription Series offers a forceful range of works including a cherished romantic comedy, a decadent musical, bold, new choreography, and the transformative story of a young girl's perseverance while under the darkest shadow of war. 
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 Fall For Dance and/or UTNT (UT New Theatre)
Tickets for the department's Subscription Series are on sale beginning August 5, 2015 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

The Diary of Anne Frank

A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

October 9-18, 2015
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

A story known across the world, 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.

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Subscription Series 

Dance Repertory Theatre Presents

Fall For Dance

November 12-15, 2015
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Dance Repertory Theatre, the award-winning student dance company, presents new work from professional and student choreographers in Fall For Dance.  

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Series Plus

The Wild Party

Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe
Based on the poem by Joesph Moncure March

November 20-December 5, 2015
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Set in 1920s Manhattan, vaudeville performer, Queenie, hosts an evening of excess for her guests; a collection of the unruly and undone. The jazz and gin-soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, this dark and decadent musical reminds us that no party lasts forever.

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Subscription Series

Tomás and the Library Lady

Presented in co-production with ZACH Theatre

By José Cruz González
Based on the Book by Pat Mora

January 22 - February 19, 2016
Whisenhunt Stage

Tomás, a young son of migrant farm workers, spends the summer with his family following the crop north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields, listening to his grandfather tell stories and practicing English translations. A chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library where he meets a "library lady" who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story suggests what reading -and self-respect- can make possible.  

Single tickets for Tomás and the Library Lady are available through ZACH Theatre beginning August 3. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 512.576.0541 (ext. 1). 

Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare

Februrary 26 - March 6, 2016
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Desires, revelry and disguises come to the stage in Shakespeare's cherished romantic comedy of mistaken identities. Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to take a job with Duke Orsino, she finds herself in the midst of a topsy-turvy love triangle.

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Subscription Series 

Dance Repertory Theatre Presents

Bodies & Souls

April 8-17, 2016
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Lyn Wiltshire, the award-winning dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre, presents contemporary works by emerging and nationally renowned choreographers including Alvin Rangel and Johnnie Mercer.

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Subscription Series 

UTNT (UT New Theatre)

New Plays by third-year M.F.A. Playwriting candidates
Curated by Steven Dietz

April 14-24, 2016
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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

>>>>Part of the 2015/2016 Series Plus 

About Texas Theatre and Dance 
Texas Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance. 

All titles, venues and dates are subject to change.