Daily Arts

7:30AM Sun. Feb. 5, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

The Sound of Crystals at Corteo
There's a light tinkle of crystals. A slight disturbance of the air. A spin, and then the sound of light-shoed feet grazing along the stage.

4:45PM Fri. Feb. 3, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Big Medium to Leave Canopy This Spring
Big Medium, the community-empowering arts organization behind the annual Austin Studio Tours and so much else that’s good and creative in this town, will be leaving Canopy in the spring.

4:01PM Fri. Feb. 3, 2023, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Review: Flood of Spirits
Some productions are designed for a specific environment. Some resonate with a moment. Sometimes, by intent and happenstance, one achieves both. thus is the happy and tragic fate of Flood of Spirits, the new interactive play by Rebecca Maag that debuted last night at FronteraFest.

4:00PM Fri. Feb. 3, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Separating Fact From Fiction in the Texas Rangers’ Bloody History
Two hundred years after the founding of the Texas Rangers, educational nonprofit Refusing to Forget has shed light on the dirt tainting the Rangers’ famous white hats.

3:56PM Thu. Feb. 2, 2023, Joelle DiPaolo Read More | Comment »

Review: Austin Opera’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Musical. But with 85% of its dark, dramatic storyline sung, and a score requiring a tormented F2-Gb4 bass, flamboyant B2-C5 tenor, and sprightly Bb3-A5 soprano, operatic stagings seemed inevitable.

7:00AM Wed. Feb. 1, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

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Flamencos, Mariachis, and Murder Announced for Austin Opera 2023-24 Season
Austin Opera's current season is not yet over, but before last night's final dress rehearsal for this weekend's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the company announced the three productions in its 2023-24 season at the Long Center.

11:41AM Fri. Jan. 27, 2023, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Review: Vortex Repertory Co.’s Ride the Wave
There’s a moral just waiting to surface in Mattie Barber-Bockelman’s fun, futuristic surfer story, Ride the Wave, which is getting its world premiere at the Vortex.

5:00PM Wed. Jan. 18, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

Review: Broadway in Austin’s Pretty Woman: The Musical
Roy Orbison’s titular tune may be on your lips, but “why?” will be the question in your head while sitting through the mediocre, musical makeover of the 1990 hit flick Pretty Woman.

3:00PM Wed. Jan. 18, 2023, Bob Abelman Read More | Comment »

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