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Which Tony-nominated shows would you like to see in Austin?

2:55 pm May. 2, 2017

By Samantha Reichstein, special to the American-Statesman

While some may think award show season has come and gone, on Tuesday morning Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson announced the nominations for every theater lover’s favorite event:

Music review: Austin Opera’s The Flying Dutchman

10:53 am Nov. 19, 2016

Enter the “Flying Dutchman,” a sea captain cursed after making an ill-advised deal with Satan, who is forced to wander the seven seas, returning home only once every seven years — and then, only to look for a sympathetic woman who will fall in love with him and break the Dutchman’s bondage.

If it sounds complicated, the plot in practice couldn’t be simpler. Few of the operatic conventions; the