The music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, those fabulous girl groups of the 50’s and 60’s and an Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama will light up the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre during the 2016 - 2017 Professional Series.
“We are excited to bring this series of engaging and memorable productions to our loyal patrons during our eighth season of professional shows,” said Jarret Mallon, TexARTS executive director.
“Audiences will be up close and personal with Austin’s favorite actors and special New York guest artists. Patrons will get the best seats at the best prices when they subscribe to all four shows,” said Jarret Mallon.
July 15 – 24, 2016
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson
Book by Todd Olson
Directed by Sarah Gay
Music Directed by John Vander Gheynst
This musical revue pays homage to America’s all-time coolest crooner by trotting out a few dozen of the more than 1,300 songs Ol' Blue Eyes recorded in his unbelievably prolific career. TexARTS is excited to welcome the director from last summer’s smash hit Ring Of Fire Sarah Gay and musical director John Vander Gheynst (Zilker’s Hairspray). Starring Leslie Hollingsworth (TexARTS’ I'll Be Seeing You), Matt Harris Andersen, Michael Marchese (TexARTS’ A Cool Yule) and Megan Richards Wright (Zach's A Christmas Carol).
“If you love Sinatra and his music, you will certainly enjoy this production. The songbook is plentiful. The costumes and lighting glitzy … and the band terrific.” -Around the Town
August 12 – 21, 2016
All Shook Up
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley
Book by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Jarret Mallon
Choreography by Kimberly Schafer
A whole lotta shakin’ will be goin’ on when the music of Elvis takes center stage. In this madcap Broadway musical comedy, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night meets the rock ‘n roll, gospel, and rockabilly hits made famous by The King! Austin newcomer Rachel Pallante leads the cast.
“This high energy, sensational must see show will leave you dancing in the aisles.”
October 7 – 16, 2016
A Few Good Men
By Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Tyler King
Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin’s drama that tells the story of military lawyers who, in the course of defending two United States Marines accused of murder, uncover a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of the military. (May contain adult content)
“Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama gains immensely from the immediacy and intimacy of its original stage format.” -Houston Chronicle
February 17 – 26, 2017
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Written and Created by Roger Bean
Take a trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes; four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. Featuring over 20 chart-topping hits of the 50’s and 60’s, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “It’s My Party,” The Marvelous Wonderettes are sure keep you smiling!
“ …this is an utter charm bomb.” -New York Times
Subscribe now and receive 15% off! Single tickets will go on sale June 1. Subscriptions are available by calling TexARTS Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101. Single tickets may be purchase at www.tex-arts.org or call the TexARTS Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101. All shows run Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm. All ages are welcome and parking is free. Group rates are available.
All performances will be held at the intimate Kam and James Morris Theatre at TexARTS’ Erin Doherty Studios, 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX. The lounge opens one hour prior to curtain and offers beer, wine and light snacks. Parking is free.
TexARTS, the Lake Travis nonprofit for the visual and performing arts, offers completely staged professional productions and is a performing and visual arts educational academy. TexARTS is proud to employ hundreds of professional regional actors, musicians and artistic staff living here in Austin.
TexARTS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing all people to the visual and performing arts. We prepare and promote exceptional young talent to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. We are recognized throughout the region for our world-class professional theatre and educational programs.
Please visit us at tex-arts.org
(512)852-9079 ext. 104
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