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No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special, so join in. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities from singing and dancing to sharing cookies. Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive experience including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor. Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages.
A family friendly theatrical animation that uses movement and comedy to explore the realm of these amphibian creatures.
The sole theater presentation, Speed Killed My Cousin, is the story of a young African-American veteran of the Iraq war and her struggle with Post Traumatic stress Disorder. The Carpetbag company members will also work with San Antonio’s military community prior to the theater presentation.
Some of Broadway’s most acclaimed musical theater actresses will be in San Antonio over the coming months in the Broadway at the Woodlawn Theatre Celebrity Series with host Seth Rudetsky. Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, and television stars Ana Gasteyer from Saturday Night Live and Emmy-winning Megan Mullaly from Will & Grace will be featured in this Broadway Series. Starring as host, interviewer and pianist will be Seth Rudetsky, Broadway accompanist and expert, who is also a Sirius XM radio host and comedian. In each show, Seth Rudetsky mixes songs with a live interview of the Broadway star's life and career.
An Irish Christmas celebrates the traditions of Christmas in Ireland with glorious music, traditional step dance, storytelling, laughter and an abundance of Irish soul.
At the age of 18, Rachel Calof, a Jewish picture bride, emigrated from Russia to North Dakota to make a new life as a homesteader. The open sky and endless prairie serve as a backdrop for Rachel’s story of persistence, struggle, vulnerability, and resilience in the face of adversity. A one-woman show performed by actress Kate Fuglei, Rachel Calof is adapted for stage by Ken LaZebnik with original music composed by Leslie Steinweiss.
Space is limited. Fee: McNay and JCC members free; nonmembers $10; educators and students with I.D. $5. Scholarships available for two SAY Si students. Register online at mcnayart.org or call 210.805.1768. Registration deadline: December 10
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Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, Salome tells the story of a nubile princess named Salome who lusts for the imprisoned John the Baptist, while her stepfather King Herod, lusts for her. When her stepfather asks for a dance in exchange for anything she wants, she demands the prophet’s head. This powerful, intense, and salacious play will provide any viewer with a hair-raising retelling of a biblical tale. One that continues to shock and thrill audiences.
Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains!
Before The Beatles, The Beach Boys or The Rolling Stones ever played a note, Rock ‘n’ Roll was forever changed by Buddy Holly, a 19-year-old kid from Texas. Buddy tells the true story of Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features more than 20 hits.
In this double bill, Opera San Antonio presents both Il Segreto Di Susanna and La Voix Humaine. In Il Segreto Di Susanna, Count Gil returns to his home, believing that his wife Susanna was just walking alone in the street. However upon finding her humming to herself in her room, he is relieved. But, when he smells tobacco on her breath his fears immediately return. Knowing that neither he nor she smokes, he instantly suspects a secret lover. The second bill, La Voix Humaine, is a demanding one-woman opera, based on the emotionally shattering monologue that is one of the masterpieces of modern theatre. A distressed woman calls her ex-lover after their breakup and pleads with him, in a way that only leads her deeper into despair.
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feelgood show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
Back in 2012 when the Woodlawn booked RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles to lead The Rocky Horror Show, it seemed like an untoppable stunt. Since then fishing from Drag Race’s exotic talent pool has become a tradition for the theater, which this year cast Courtney Act (as Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Bianca del Rio (as Magenta) and Michelle Visage (as Riff Raff). Born in Sydney, Act rose to prominence on Australian Idol and has opened for Lady Gaga, modeled for American Apparel and even landed on FHM’s list of the World’s Top 100 Sexiest Women.
A spoof based on the classic TV series "Full House", created by Jeff Franklin.
Neil Simon’s award winning play is a poignant coming-of-age story of Jay, an older brother, who must care for his younger sibling Artie as they spend a year with their stern immigrant Grandmother and her dysfunctional family in the aftermath of their mother’s death and their father’s absence as a traveling salesman. Despite living above Grandma Kurnitz’s candy and ice cream store, there is nothing but bittersweetness in this tale of growing up lost in Yonkers. 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama, 1991 Tony for best play.
Listen to Mama: They’re all gonna laugh at you! That cutie in your homeroom who wants to meet you at the musical version of Stephen King’s Carrie is clearly setting you up for a nasty prank, child. Obviously, such a thing is too awesome to exist. What do you mean it ran for three days on Broadway in 1988? Well, of course The New Yorker speculated as to whether it was the “worst musical of all time.” It’s the dumbest idea Mama ever heard. OK, yeah, Mama did just say it was awesome but that was back before Mama thought about it for more than two seconds. In practice, it’s a terrible idea that apparently lost a record-setting $7 million, so there’s no way that any theater in 2014 would...what’s that? It was revived and rewritten in 2012 because your generation views everything through several layers of irony and several more layers of things that aren’t irony but are kind of like irony so everyone just calls them irony and there’s no longer any way of determining whether something is bad-bad or so-bad-it’s-good or so-good-that-it’s-secretly-bad or some other forgotten categorization that you suspect might have had something to do with that intangible essence philosopher Robert Pirsig calls the “metaphysics of quality”? Mama is nonplussed.
The Wizard of Oz opens at The San Pedro Playhouse on October 3rd. Revisit the iconic story of a young girl's grand adventures in the great land of Oz as she finds her way home with some of literature’s most colorful companions. A treat for all ages.
For Judy Garland, home was never a sweet Kansas farm and a pup named Toto. Instead, home was a frantic MGM studio lot with barbiturates in one hand and a script in the other. Set in 1968, Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow explores the toll fame took on the starlet’s life. Featuring Garland’s celebrated songs with her signature wit sprinkled throughout, this script ventures beyond the typical backstage gossip of capped teeth and nose plates. The New York Times called the play “revealing in a way that tell-all bio-drama seldom is.” Tim Hedgepeth directs the Playhouse’s production.
The Playhouse’s own Asia Ciaravino goes green as the Wicked Witch in the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. Elise Lopez directs this story of young Dorothy (Kayla Brodnicki) and her adventures in a mysterious land where the roads are yellow and monkeys fly. Drawing from the original 1939 film and its songs, John Kane adapted the musical in 1987 for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In keeping with the original motion picture, this local production promises to takes viewers through the magical and colorful Land of Oz and remind them “there’s no place like home.”
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street folds vengeance and murder into the buttery crusts of his landlady’s meat pies in Sweeney Todd. Sondheim’s musical thriller follows Benjamin Barker as he exacts revenge against the judge that destroyed his life. Unforgettable villains run amok in this tragic yet comedic spectacle that showcases the deep divides in 19th-century London society as it begs the question: Just how far can man go to get what he wants? Sondheim’s inventive score has helped spark adaptations since its 1979 premiere, including the 2007 Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp.
The 36th Anniversay edition returns this fall! The classic show the way you really want to see it.
In the aftermath of the Trojan War, the women of the ruined nation of Troy, gathered by their conquerors, await their fate even as they mourn their dead. This play, written in 415 BCE as Euripides’ public protest against the Peloponnesian War, forces us to look beyond social justice, beyond nationalism and patriotism to consider at core what we believe to be right, and what we know is wrong. This aggressive, hard-hitting, movement-based production will force us to scrape away the grit, to wipe the dirt from our eyes as we look beyond despair to find our humanity.
Dr. Frankenfurter, that sweet transvestite and his motley crew do the time warp in the 41st anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ’n’ roll sci fi gothic is more fun than ever. Join the Cameo Theatre for the classic Rocky Horror Show, it won’t be a drag.
An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-poundind music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me?" and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." You'll have the time of your life.
Listen to a story of a man named Jed who strikes it rich and moves his family to Beverly Hills. Based on the classic TV series created by Paul Henning.
A Star Trek spoof by Chris Manley.
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award. “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.”
Experience an evening of holiday cheer with golden oldies and holiday favorites at The Rose Theatre Co.'s Christmas benefit for area food banks. The Rose Theatre Co. invites you to enjoy the songs of the season and will accept any non-perishable food donations.
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These Brooklyn indie rockers are known to throw the sonic kitchen sink at their compositions and live outings. With hues of jazz, blues, rock and classical music, Landlady (helmed by Adam Schatz) is a surprising glow-fi pop-rock outfit poised to do big things with their malleable and vigorous sound. Schatz is no stranger to the music world, though Landlady has only released two albums to date; he has played in the experimental art-rock band Man Man, co-produced NYC Winter Jazzfest and rocked his saxophone for Vampire Weekend. Come dig these guys as they tour their sophomore album Upright Behavior.
Maybe it’s that opening on-the-nose Jonathan Livingston ambience or maybe it’s frontman Mike Score’s wail, but AFOS’ lead single “I Ran (So Far Away)” has a bet-the-farm Cinescope grandeur only attempted a couple of other times on their self-titled debut LP and with significantly less success. In hindsight, “I Ran” sounds like the Flock knew they wouldn’t be on our radar for long, but they sure left us a single—and, of course, a silly-ass haircut—for the ages. Score has long since shaved his head, but here’s hoping he’s still giving the people half of what they want.
The Institute of Texan Cultures opens its doors to a bevy of partygoers dressed as famous dead Texans for the fourth annual Dance with the Dead. The adults-only evening includes a live band, Día de los Muertos art exhibit and an art slam organized by Robert Wilkens. For an additional cost, Willie Mendez and Troy Simchak will lead tours of the museum’s haunted “hotspots.” Oh, and be warned: Guests take their costuming seriously, seeking “out the little nooks and crannies of Texas history” in hopes of winning the evening’s famed costume contest.
Given the Tobin’s other inaugural bookings, the Symphony’s Pops series leans toward the conservative. But the opener is a different matter altogether, with the Symphony inviting swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a program that aims “to have you swinging in the aisles.” Getting a symphony to “swing” seems a dubious proposition. But BBVD has been pulling this off with symphonies since 2005, blending a goateed brand of retro swing into the symphony repertoire on the strength of a program mixing big band jazz, jump blues and crooner ballads.
Published in 2012, Rolling Stone’s list of The 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time was controversial, but no one argued with the first choice: Café Tacuba’s masterpiece Re (1994) was a game changer which jumped from alternative son jarocho and industrial metal to bolero and mambo, and from funk and norteña to banda and pop. With their second album, the Mexican quartet (AKA Café Tacvba) left no stone unturned, but the variety of genres was just a detail—the power of Re rested on dynamite songs and superb production by Argentina’s Gustavo Santaolalla, who years later would win back-to-back Golden Globes and Oscars for his scores to Babel and Brokeback Mountain. Twenty-five years after the band was formed, and 20 years after their best album, the two-time Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy winners bring their perfect blend of sophisticated art-rock and visceral mestizaje to San Antonio for their 20re–ct25 Tour, during which they will perform Re in its entirety and (we hope) a few other classics. It’s an all-ages party celebrating the legacy of one of the world’s most original (and still relevant) bands in any language.
This stacked event just might be boss enough to draw the staunchest inner-loopers to venture a bit farther north this Saturday. NOSA (North of San Antonio) Fest is a one-day, all-ages festival which features a live rodeo, a silent auction, carnival games, food by local chefs, prize giveaways and live music from some of SA’s finest, including Fishermen, Bekah Kelso and the Fellas, Octahedron, and Band of Bandits. We are particularly excited to catch Austin soul collective Mingo Fishtrap in this beautiful outdoor space. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.
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