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OUR  SEASON

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

We are proud to announce the 2023 - 2024 main series season. 

New Beginnings TexARTS Season 23-24

Season subscriptions are on sale now! Please contact the box office to secure your seats at 512-852-9079 ext.101 or boxoffice@tex-arts.org

Box office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00pm - 4:00 pm and two hours before showtime.

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“Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by Ken Lugwig
September 29-October 15

A whodunnit for all ages; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul! World-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson are asked to unravel the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville. With rumors of a cursed giant hound loose, Holmes and Watson must act fast in order to save the Baskerville family’s newest heir. This ingenious adaptation combines an exhilarating collision of farce, theatrical invention and wonderfully comic performances to offer a brand-new twist on the greatest detective story of all time.

Million Dollar Quartet at TexARTS

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET The Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Million Dollar Quartet

Book by COLIN ESCOTT and FLOYD MUTRUX
Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX
Inspired by ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS
and CARL PERKINS
January 19 - February 11, 2024

 

On December 4, 1956, an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations.

 

Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

Million Dollar Quartet will be directed by Kasey RT Graham with Music Direction by Lannie Hilboldt.

Native Gardens at TexARTS. March 1-17

“Native Gardens” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Native Gardens

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 this Summer at TexARTS. June 7-30

ANYTHING GOES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

Anything Goes

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 with choreography by Kim Schafer and music direction by Lyn Koenning.

Motown 65: A Celebration at TexARTS

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

ACADEMY SERIES

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Finding Nemo Kids At TexARTS

Disney's Finding Nemo KIDS Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Finding Nemo KIDS

(Grades 1-4)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson
Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn
Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton
November 11-12, 2023

Explore the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film! Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Finding Nemo KIDS will be directed by Breta Grubbs with music direction by Bethany Becker and choreography by Marissa Ramirez.

Xanadu Jr. at TexARTS

Xanadu Jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Xanadu Jr.

(Grades 5-7)
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics By Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on The Universal Pictures Film
Screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Originally Produced on Broadway By Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchson,/Dale Smith & Carl Smulyan
December 8-10, 2023

A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world's first Roller Disco in this 1980s glitter explosion based on the cult film and Broadway musical. Inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seats!

Xanadu Jr. will be directed by Noah Cantrell with music direction by Kim Pickard.

The Lightning Thief - The Percy Jackson Musical at TexARTS

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

The Lighting Thief

The Percy Jackson Musical

(Grades 8-12)
Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
December 1-3, 2023

When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019 and was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best New Musical. 

 

The Lightning Thief will be directed and choreographed by Richard Cerato with music direction by Leah Knight and fight direction by Jake McVicker

Fame Jr. at TexARTS

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.

(Grades 5-7)
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 6-7, 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.

Registration for Fame Jr. opens on November 1st. Auditions happen on Friday, January 19, with call-backs on Saturday, January 20.  Performers must be available for technical and dress rehearsals April 1-5

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition at TexARTS

ZOMBIE PROM: ATOMIC EDITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition 

(Grades 8-12)
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!

Zombie Prom will feature Musical Theatre Track members of our Emerging Professionals Program.

 

General registration opens on November 1st. Auditions happen on Friday, January 19, with call-backs on Saturday, January 20.  Performers must be available for all performances and technical and dress rehearsals April 6-11

Sideways Stories from Wayside School at TexARTS

Sideways Stories from Wayside School (non-musical play)

A play adapted from Louis Sachar's Wayside School Novels
Adaption by John Olive
May 2-5, 2024

Wayside School is kind of a strange place. Thirty stories high, one classroom per story - well, actually - only twenty-nine stories high  because Miss Zarves on the 19th floor doesn't exist. There are undercover substitute teachers, talking pigtails, and a cow hiding somewhere in the school. And on the 30th floor, Mrs. Gorf has been turning students into apples when they get a wrong answer. The two remaining students better think of something fast! This non-musical play captures the zaniness of the Wayside School books while resulting in a hilarious story that will appeal to theatergoers of all ages.

Sideways Stories will feature our Acting Track Emerging Professional Students and professional actors.

 

General registration opens on November 1st. Auditions happen on Friday, January 19, with call-backs on Saturday, January 20.  Performers must be available for all performances and technical and dress rehearsals April 27-May 1st.

Junie B. Jones Jr at TexARTS

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

(Grades 1-4)
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park
May 2-5, 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.

Registration opens on November 1st. Auditions happen on Friday, January 19, with call-backs on Saturday, January 20.  Performers must be available for all performances and technical and dress rehearsals April 27-May 1.

Dance Concert

May 10-11, 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 16-19, 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. Auditions and interviews happen by appointment on Saturday, August 26

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