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Ballet Austin’s ‘Firebird’ takes flight

9:21 am Sep. 25, 2018

One of Ballet Austin‘s most memorable efforts from the early 1990s was a popular but controversial 1993 staging of “Firebird” that featured, as arts writer Sondra Lomax drily put it: “a prison camp overseen by an evil

The mighty Austin Symphony is here to save the day

4:45 pm Sep. 16, 2018

Now that the Austin Symphony has consummated Part 3 of its “Mighty Russians” series, it has completely shed its former reputation for underplaying big music. Almost to a fault.

Music director Peter Bay opened the formal part of the concert on

Gov. Ann Richards hit returns to Zach Theatre

3:00 pm Aug. 2, 2018

Zach Theatre has added Holland Taylor‘s “Ann,” a hit Broadway treatment of late Gov. Ann Richards, to its already announced 2018-2019 season.

Apparently, however, without Taylor in the title role. Casting to be announced later.

Taylor made a big splash