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 its own backyard.
2023-24 MAIN SEASON
“Native Gardens” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
by Karen Zacarias
March 1 - 17, 2024
Gardens and cultures clash, turning new neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners.
Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose!
Native Gardens will be directed by Carl Gonzales.
ANYTHING GOES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
June 7 - 30, 2024
Join us this summer for a hilarious shipboard romp wrapped in one of Cole Porter's most magical scores! This 2022 Revision has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version and includes the hits "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "Friendship," "It's De-Lovely" and the title song, along with "Easy to Love," “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” and "Buddie, Beware." Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl... Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-lovely!
Anything Goes will be directed by Jonathan Young
Motown 65: A Celebration
July 12-28, 2024
Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Motown Music with "Motown 65: A Celebration!" Immerse yourself in a captivating musical cabaret that pays homage to the iconic artists and unforgettable songs that defined a generation. Experience the soulful sounds and infectious rhythms of The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Contours, and the Jackson 5. This must-see show features power-house vocal performances and a live band that captures the essence of the Motown sound. Join us for a night of pure musical magic as we celebrate 65 years of Motown Music in style at TexARTS!
Motown 65: A Celebration will be Directed by Lannie Hilboldt
Fame Jr Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Fame The Musical Jr.
Conceived and Developed by David De Silva
Book by Jose Fernandez
Lyrics By Jacques Levy
Music By Steve Margoshes
Title Song "Fame" written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
April 5-7, 2024
Fame Jr. features a high-energy, modern pop score and a touching coming-of-age story.Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. With its topical subject matter and characters that invite deep examination by the actors, Fame JR. is an ideal musical for aspiring young performers.
ZOMBIE PROM: ATOMIC EDITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Adapted by Mac Tumminelli
Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh M. Murphy
April 13-14, 2024
This girl-loves-ghoul rock 'n' roll off-Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany yet tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Jonny. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal-seeking reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
Kooky, creepy, campy fun, Zombie Prom is packed with soupy mock-'50s sock hop- tunes and more teenage turmoil than a John Waters film. This show is slicker than Grease, smoother than Rocky Horror, and funnier than Little Shop of Horrors!
Junie B. Jones Jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Junie B Jones The Musical Jr
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park
May 3-5, 2024
Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious musical adaptation of Barbara Park's beloved series. Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends -— and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard — and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.
May 18-19, 2024
Join us for an unforgettable performance celebrating the sheer joy and beauty of dance! Prepare to be enthralled as our dedicated intermediate-advanced level dance students take the stage, demonstrating the culmination of their hard work and commitment over the year through stunning choreography and precise execution. In addition to our talented student dancers, we are thrilled to present esteemed professional dancers who will grace the stage with their exceptional skill and artistry. From ballet to jazz, contemporary to hip-hop, each performance promises to transport you to a world of passion, energy, creativity, and boundless fun!
TexARTS Emerging Professionals Showcase
May 9-11, 2024
Join us for our first annual "TexARTS Emerging Professionals Showcase," where the stars of tomorrow shine today! Watch our talented Emerging Professionals in grades 5-12 display their unique personalities and take the stage to present a dynamic display of monologues, short scenes, and captivating musical numbers. This showcase is the culmination of a year’s dedication, growth, and discovered talent.
The showcase offers not only an opportunity for friends and family to witness the incredible progress these students have made but also a chance for industry professionals such as agents and casting directors to discover the next generation of rising stars from the greater Austin region.
The TexARTS Emerging Professionals is an audition based, year-long program for students in grades 5-12 interested in a higher level of training and performance with the goals of industry connection and BFA college preparation.