A queen on the way to the guillotine, a theatre troupe behind a growing rebellion, and a witch stealing people’s voices. Look through a window back in time to see how a voiceless woman helps Queen Marina silence the corruption in her kingdom. Feast like a royal with a four course meal and our famous madrigal choir in Campus Events + Entertainment’s longest running tradition: The 36th Annual Madrigal Dinner.
The Madrigal Dinner will be held on the nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 17th, 18th, and 19th. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Monday, October 17th to 6pm on Tuesday, November 15th online at TexasBoxOffice.com or at the Frank Erwin Center Box Office (1701 Red River, on the North side of the building). You may also call during regular business hours: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm.
– from University of Texas Campus Events & Entertainment Facebook
This morning on Eklektikos, John chats with members of the Austin Theatre Project who performed songs from their latest production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Sweeney Todd. Check out their Studio 1A performances below. The show will run through October 30th at the BAM Performing Arts Center, located at 113 Industrial Blvd C-3. Visit ATP’s website for more on show dates and times. Austin Theatre Project’s mission is to be “a center of artistic and educational growth for the greater Austin community through outstanding productions and services for a wide audience.”
Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale set in 19th century London, and centers around its title character, an unjustly exiled barber who is seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!
This morning on Eklektikos, John chats with members of the cast of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Olivier and Tony-award winning musical now showing at the Zach Theater through October 30. For tickets, dates and show times, click here. Listen to in-studio performances of songs from the musical below.
Shake your groove thing and climb aboard the most fun party bus in Austin — Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Based on the smash-hit movie, this Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical tells the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends from Down Under who journey into the Outback searching for love, friendship, and family. They find more than they had ever dreamed. With hundreds of outrageous costumes and headdresses, and a playlist of dance floor hits including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, I Say A Little Prayer For You, and I Love The Nightlife, this fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Recommendation: Thirteen and up. Adult language.
Run Time: Approximate two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission.
Today on Eklektikos, John chats with Shawn Mauser about the up coming Texas Texas Teen Book Festival, a one-day event that “celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country“. This year, the festival is excited to have actress and author Mindy Kaling as a keynote speaker, as well as author Laini Taylor and many other influential writers. There will be writing workshops, contests, and of course book signings! Don’t miss this fun opportunity to engage with today’s popular authors- Sep. 30 – Oct. 1 at St. Edwards University on S. Congress. More info/tickets here. Listen to the conversation below.
This morning on Eklektikos, John chats with members of the musical “Newsies“, a Tony-award winning, Broadway production that has been touring the states and is currently showing right here in Austin. Opening on the 27th at Bass Concert Hall, the show will run through Sunday, October 2nd. Snag your tickets here!
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.
(taken from Texas Performing Arts)