TexARTS 2017-18 Professional Theatre Series
TexARTS continues to deliver inspiring, engaging and memorable theatrical
productions. The voice of Patsy Cline, musical numbers from the famous
“Chicken Ranch," a taste of the legendary songwriters Leiber
& Stoller as well as the Frederick Knott classic thriller will illuminate
the Kam and James Morris stage during the TexARTS Professional Series.
2017-18 Theatre Subscription Packages are now on sale. Call the Box Office
at 512-852-9079 ext. 101 or book your tickets online today!
A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE by Dean Regan. Patsy Cline defined the term “crossover hit”
by dominating the country, blues, pop and gospel charts of the 1950’s
and early 1960’s. Featuring over 20 of Patsy’s unforgettable
hits, this toe tappin’, foot stompin’ tribute traces her career
from the early days of singing in honky tonks, through her rise to fame
at the Grand Ole Opry, to her triumph at Carnegie Hall. You’ll love
takin’ this closer walk with the down-home girl who became a country
July 14 - 23, 2017
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson Music and Lyrics by Carol
Hall, based on a story by Larry L. King. “We’re gonna ROMP
and STOMP and WHOOP IT UP tonight” at the most famous little “chicken
ranch” in Texas. The show began in Texas, toured the world and held
Vegas at bay for two years, not to mention its remarkable run on Broadway
where it earned two Tonys and a slew of Drama Desks. Now The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas is back home in the Lone Star State. Join rowdy football
boys, a gun-happy sheriff, curvaceous crazy cheerleaders and, of course,
Miss Mona with her racy girls. It’s “just one small thrill
but there’s nothin’ dirty goin’ on!”
August 18 - 27, 2017
WAIT UNTIL DARK – A policeman. A con man. An old friend. A blind woman. A lost doll.
A murder. Join us as the taut mystery unfolds on stage in this gripping
show that has you guessing the outcome until the very last scene. This
adaptation by Jeffery Hatcher captures the suspense made famous by the
previous work in a new time/setting.
October 20 - 29, 2017
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE – Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the hottest joint in town! This Tony
Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters
Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration of over 40
of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including "Hound Dog,"
"Stand by Me," "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock,"
"Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City,"
"Love Potion #9," "Fools Fall in Love,” and more.
The New York Times claims, “Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are the
Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock ‘n’ roll!” The New York
Daily News calls Smokey Joe’s Cafe “wildly infectious,”
and Time Magazine says, “it sails and soars!”
February 16 - 25, 2018
TexARTS has established itself as an off-the-beaten-path entertainment
destination, nestled just outside of downtown Austin, providing the Lake
Travis area with quality entertainment in their own back yard. TexARTS
professional shows are produced in the Kam and James Morris Theatre, housed
in the Doherty Family Studios.