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Join us for a night of performance by NESA students, teachers, and alumni at the Woodlawn Theatre, hosted by NESA pARTners. All proceeds will go to benefit SAEF (Student Artistic Enrichment Program).
If you hit the snooze button on TV fitness guru Jillian Michaels’ “powerful” Maximize Your Life tour, fear not: The “madmen and women” of the Aesthetic of Waste also have a “life-changing” offering up their sleeves—and they probably won’t bark in your face, encourage you to shed pounds or shame you for drinking margaritas. But as the hard-to-categorize collective (Seth Larson, Abigail Entsminger, Judson Rose and Noah Voelker) has proven with productions like the award-winning We Stole This and the AtticRep collab White, anything’s possible. Billed as a “grotesque, chaotic vision of Americana and tragedy,” The Most Important Night of Theater You Will Ever Attend follows four young artists as they put a “lewd, cataclysmic” spin on the world premiere of playwright Eric Pfeffinger’s This Meeting Will Change Your Life.
With an energetic mix of personal anecdotes, laugh-out-loud humor and poignant moments, William Shatner shares his phenomenal journey of his life and career from classically-trained Shakespearean actor to internationally-known cultural icon. In addition to a spectacular show, cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive welcome from the man himself.
Join The Playhouse San Antonio as we present our newest education partnership with Bihl Haus Arts in Golden Theatre. Students of Bihl Haus have been working each week for six weeks to prepare and present a selection of scenes to be presented on The Playhouse stage.
Celebrate 20 years of Magik with the entire cast and crew of The Magik Theatre. Mingle with Magik's most memorable characters from the past 20 years as you enjoy dinner in the beautiful outdoor La Villita plaza. Then join us as we parade across the street to The Magik Theatre to enjoy a performance highlighting 20 years of creativity and a passion for the arts from San Antonio's only professional children's theatre!
The theatre will once again host the Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition, where talented high school seniors “break a leg” as they vie for $100,000 in scholarship money during Las Casas Foundation’s sixth annual scholarship event. Competition finalists will perform before a panel of judges, as well as an audience anxious to see the best and brightest young performers that San Antonio has to offer as they entertain and delight their way to top scholarship prizes.
Las Casas Foundation’s annual gala will honor Charline McCombs, the namesake of the Empire Theatre, with a celebration that spans two locations and events: the first features pre-show cocktails and a seated dinner on the stage of the Majestic Theatre, followed by a special performance at the Empire Theatre. All gala proceeds benefit the Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition, created to support young talent that needs assistance to climb the ladder to success in the performing arts. Since its inception in 2009, the Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition has awarded $385,000 in scholarship money to deserving students in the disciplines of theatre acting and musical theatre singing and dancing.
MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.
The Children Fine Art Series will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Charline McCombs Theatre by throwing a special birthday party during the June 13 performance of “The Story of the Three Little Pigs.” A special cake with 100 candles will be served to everyone who attends the show.
A family friendly theatrical animation that uses movement and comedy to explore the realm of these amphibian creatures.
An Irish Christmas celebrates the traditions of Christmas in Ireland with glorious music, traditional step dance, storytelling, laughter and an abundance of Irish soul.
“Constructing the Stage” turns the spotlight on the increasingly important use of maquettes (stage models) in production design as seen in the work of four designers from the theater collection. Timothy O’Brien, Ralph Koltai, Adrianne Lobel and Tony Straiges designed landmark productions in the 1970s and ‘80s, representing contrasting British and American approaches to theater design and the role of the theater designer.
Based on the book by Anna Dewdney and Written by Ernie Nolan. Spend a whole day with Llama Llama and Mama Llama as they encounter the daily fun and foibles of llama life: school stress, grocery store grievances, and bedtime big business. This stage premiere of Anna Dewdney’s rhyming llamas is sure to bring a smile to children and adults alike. Originally produced at Emerald City Theater in Chicago.
Doo-Wop City is a juke box musical revue featuring over 60 of your favorite doo-wop hits from the 50’s and 60’s including “Blue Moon,” “Book of Love,” “Earth Angel,” “Only You,” “Speedo,” “In the Still of the Night” and many more.
The Woodlawn stages the first local production of Catch Me if You Can, a musical caper based on the wild life of Frank Abagnale—a former con man and escape artist who passed $2.5 million in forged checks while masquerading as a pilot, a doctor, a lawyer, and a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent. Adapted from Abagnale’s ghostwritten autobiography and Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film of the same name, Catch Me If You Can unfolds in flashbacks that follow Abagnale from a broken home in New Rochelle to early check-forging hijinks and costumed escapades in the sky. Not surprisingly, women—nurses and stewardesses in particular—fuel the trickster’s on-the-fly reinventions, which are set to upbeat ’60s-inspired tunes such as “The Pinstripes Are All That They See,” “Jet Set” and “Doctor’s Orders.”
The Rose Theatre presents their version of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
This musical by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak is an audience favorite that gains new fans with every performance. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day."
Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece, Tony Award®-winning musical Evita, opening at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances,Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago.
In this play written by Chris and Sawyer Manley, a babysitter is surprised to learn that his new charge is the world's youngest conservative.
In an allegorical whirlwind, two neighbors trick their children (a starry eyed boy and the girl next door) into falling in love by pretending to feud, hiring traveling actors and staging a mock abduction.
The Rose Theatre Co. presents Paul Zindel's The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service.
Board the S.S. Minnow for a 3-hour tour with all the castaways as The Rose Theatre Co. puts on its version of "Gilligan's Island" based on the classic TV series created by Sherwood Schwartz.
The Rose Theatre Co. presents a hilarious spoof of karate movies this summer.
Based on the book "MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors" by Richard Hooker.
The Rose Theatre Co. stages this production of Looking Over the President's Shoulder, a play told through the perspective of the White House's Chief Butler on his last day on the job. Written by James Stills, this play has been produced by special arrangements with Dramatic Publishing Inc.
A spoof based on the classic TV series "Full House", created by Jeff Franklin.
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.
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.
From the writers of The Shock Puppets comes this thugged out sketch comedy for gangstaz. (Parental Advisory: Explicit Content).
This evergreen (holly?) family holiday favorite is celebrated in an always-fresh production directed by globally significant director/choreographer Paul Mejia, founder of Texas’s Mejia Ballet International and former New York City Ballet Principal under the famed George Balanchine. The production blends a full professional company, many Russian trained, with more than 80 aspiring young dancers auditioned from the San Antonio region.
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Screw that cowardly Game of Thrones crap, “King of the Surf Guitar” Dick Dale crowned himself the honest way: He straight-up invented that shit. Incorporating Middle Eastern scales into R&B and playing his flipped-over, reverse-stringed guitar with inhuman speed, Dale recreated the soundtrack he heard riding the waves, first with 1961’s “Let’s Go Tripping” (so early in rock ‘n’ roll history nobody thought to freak out over the title) and most famously with “Miserlou,” the song so entwined in Pulp Fiction’s DNA Tarantino should’ve given him a co-writing credit. In the Age of Heroes (before modern medicine), His Highness would’ve long since passed into legend, but fortunately the 76-year-old has bested cancer twice so he may continue brandishing his battle ax. Loyal local followers King Pelican—whose latest offering The Good, the Bad and the Reverb is well worth a listen—will test the waters first.
Inkwell Studio unveils works by local artists Gilbert Duran, Katherine Rogers, Cindy Palmer, Zag Memar and Roma Sandoval at a Fiesta-inspired reception with performances by flamenco dancer Jackie Rodriguez-Navar and guitarist Steve Arispe, wine, hors d’oeuvres and photography by Daniela ZaaZaa Riojas.
In addition to her work with New York’s “Sistas Doing Comedy” and the LA-based “Hot & Spicy Tamales,” “former Brooklyn project girl” Sara Contreras was showcased by Showtime’s Alma-nominated The Original Latin Divas of Comedy and counts Law & Order: SVU and Third Watch among her acting credits.
Trinity's Department of Philosophy hosts Dr. Jay D. Atlas, professor of philosophy and linguistics at Pomona College, for a free, one-hour public talk in the Chapman Center Auditorium. Atlas' presentation "There Are No Metaphors: Analytic Philosophy and the Literal/Metaphorical Distinction" will shed light on the distinction between metaphorical and literal discourse.
Save for Fashion Week San Antonio and Una Noche en la Gloria’s eccentric Runway en la Calle (which moves this year to coincide with Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebrations), solid fashion shows are pretty scarce in these parts, which makes the official Fiesta event The Cutting Edge all the more enticing. Launched in 1980 and presented by University of the Incarnate Word Fashion Management students, the runway show represents a year of work—including sketching, pattern-making, fittings and critiques. Students handle every aspect of show production, from the booking of models to the lighting design. Highlighting six outfits from each young designer’s collection, The Cutting Edge firstly functions as a showcase of emerging talent but also offers an optional luncheon ($75), a silent auction and a raffle for vacation packages ($50).
At the time of her death in 1995, 23-year-old Grammy-winner Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was at the peak of her success. She had become the first female artist to achieve gold status with a Tejano album, her song “Fotos y Recuerdos” was No. 4 on Billboard’s Latin chart and she was poised to impress the English-speaking world with the crossover album Dreaming of You. In the media blitz surrounding her murder, The New York Times wrote, “With her pouting smile, suggestive clothing and theatrical command of a microphone, Selena was often described as the Madonna of the Mexican-American world and was an idol and heartthrob on both sides of the border.” Two weeks later, George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, declared her birthday (April 16) “Selena Day.” Rising to the bittersweet occasion of what would’ve been her 43rd birthday, Hi-Tones turns its weekly Bring Your Own Vinyl series into a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Tejano. Beyond the records fans bring to play, DJ Adlf will fill in the gaps of an inspiring career that started with Selena y Los Dinos—a relentlessly touring family band whose first recording was a Spanish-language version of Rick James’ funk classic “Super Freak.”
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