Set in Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, vaudeville performer Queenie and her volatile partner, Burrs, host an evening of excess for their 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.
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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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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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Now in its eighth iteration, UTNT (UT New Theatre) brings dynamic works by third-year Master of Fine Arts Playwriting candidates Patrick Shaw, Eva Suter, Diana Lynn Small and Brian Kettler December 3-7, 2014.
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Fall For Dance, presented by Dance Repertory Theatre, a collection of works by nationally acclaimed choreographers including Christian Von Howard, Charles O. Anderson, Ellen Bartel and Andrea Beckham, runs November 14-16 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
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Presented by Texas Theatre and Dance and new sponsor Broadway Bank, the biennial Festival will showcase 38 original, student-produced works in five days on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
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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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Works by renowned choreographers Sidra Bell, Kate Watson-Wallace and Yacov Sharir come to the stage March 6
Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Yacov Sharir, Dance Repertory Theatre presents MOVE!, a collection of experimental, contemporary works inspired by New York City’s “downtown dance” scene.
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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
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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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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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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A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, Rude Mechs’ widely acclaimed work returns to Austin September 10-14.
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