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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

Austin plans jubilee weekend for playwright Terrence McNally.

9:44 am Sep. 12, 2018

Terrence McNally, who grew up in Corpus Christi, ranks among the top two or three playwrights from Texas. In Austin, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas holds his papers, while Zach Theatre has become something of the official home

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