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2014-15 Subscription Series Announced
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces the 2014-2015 Season! The five-performance Subscription Series offers an ambitious breadth of work including a landmark drama of the American Theatre canon, an inspiring musical, and a bold, new play created in collaboration with a nationally renowned theatre company.
“We are delighted to invite you to join us for our dynamic 2014/15 season,” shares Brant Pope, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. “The season is anchored by two well known offerings; Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire and the pop culture musical phenomenon, Fame The Musical. Added to this is an award-winning adaptation of the popular children's book Esperanza Rising and the Dance Repertory Theatre production of MOVE!, featuring cutting edge choreography of New York-based artists. Finally, in keeping with our commitment to create and produce new work, we have teamed with founding members of the famed Theatre de la Jeune Lune to produce the premiere of The Blue Angel, a multi-media stage adaptation of the film that brought Marlene Dietrich to worldwide celebrity."
Additional non-subscription season highlights include the presentation of The Method Gun by the Rude Mechs, the Department of Theatre and Dance’s resident theatre company. The recipient of many “best of” awards, The Method Gun has toured to 12 cities, including Brisbane, Australia, and is now returning to its ‘home’ for Austin audiences. Also returning to the stage is Dance Repertory Theatre’s annual concert Fall For Dance; the premiere of Diana Lynn Small’s play Enter a Woman, Pretty Enough; UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by nationally renowned playwright Steven Dietz; and the Cohen New Works Festival, presented by Broadway Bank. An audience favorite, the Festival offers over 30 plays, dances, and exhibits to more than 8,000 patrons in five days.
Tickets for the department’s five-performance Subscription Series are on sale beginning August 6 at JoinTheDrama.org, or by calling (512) 471-4454. Subscription Packages range in price from $48 to $100. In addition to saving 20% off ticket prices for season performances, subscribers enjoy preferred seating and free and easy ticket exchanges.
Individual tickets for The Method Gun go on sale August 6, and all other performances go on sale September 3 at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at JoinTheDrama.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO (2386).
THE 2014-2015 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
Story by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Adaptation by Lynne Alvarez
October 3-12, 2014
Tragedy strikes and Esperanza, a young, privileged girl living in Mexico, is forced to flee to California. Working in a migrant labor camp during the Great Depression, Esperanza must overcome adversity and find unexpected inner strength.
Adapted from Pam Muñoz Ryan’s award-winning book, this coming-of-age story shares an inspiring message of hope for all audiences.
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
October 10-19, 2014
In the sultry streets of New Orleans, passions flair and cultures collide in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Blanche DuBois, a fading relic of the Old South, searches for refuge at her sister’s home, only to collide with reality in the form of Stanley Kowalski, her brutish brother-in-law.
Fame The Musical
Conceived and Developed by David De Silva
Book by Jose Fernandez
Lyrics by Jacques Levy
November 21-December 6, 2014
Based on the Oscar Award-winning film and hit television series, Fame The Musical is the unforgettable journey of a group of dedicated students with stars in their eyes. Be captivated as the story unfolds for these talented hopefuls studying at New York City’s legendary High School for the Performing Arts. Through their triumphs and tragedies, the ultimate goal remains – Fame.
The Blue Angel
An original idea developed by The Moving Company
February 12-15, 2015
Inspired by The Blue Angel, this new work follows the rise of cabaret singer Lola-Lola, played by icon Marlene Dietrich in the original film. Consumed by desire for Lola-Lola, an esteemed professor descends into madness as the singer’s star ascends.
The Blue Angel is created by Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Christina Baldwin of The Moving Company, former members of the Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune.
Dance Repertory Theatre presents
March 6-14, 2015
The award-winning ensemble Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage with MOVE! The spring concert is a showcase of unique and compelling dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, including New York-based artists Kate Watson-Wallace and Sidra Bell.
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