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The Dean Performing Arts Series

Each semester, the University Honors Center provides opportunities for students to attend local and visiting performances complete with a special academic pre-performance seminar or lecture. Past events include the Austin Lyric Opera’s performance of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, the American Shakespeare Center’s production of The Duchess of Malfi, and Broadway Across America’s presentation of The Lion King.

Availability of tickets is announced via email to the honors community, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Dean Performing Arts Series is made possible through the generous support of the L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment.

Next Performance

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Broadway Across America
Bass Concert Hall at the Texas Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic love story of Belle, a young woman from a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in the spell of an enchantress. The Beast must learn to love and be loved in order to end the spell and return to his former self, but time is running out…

Our evening will begin with a special pre-performance talk by MFA candidate and award-winning musical director Spencer Blank. Refreshments will be served. After the discussion, we will go together to the performance that starts at 8 pm.

Tickets for this event are normally $54 – $78, but through the sponsorship of The University Honors Center and The L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment your cost is only $10.

To apply for the ticket lottery, please submit your application no later than Wednesday, October 1st at 5pm in person to The University Honors Center (north entrance of Carothers). Applications will be drawn at random on Thursday, October 2nd. If your application is chosen, you will be notified by email, and you will need to return to The University Honors Center no later than Friday, February 21st before 5pm to pay your program fee by check or money order. Cash is not accepted.

If you have any questions please call the UHC at (512) 471-6524. Applications and more information are available online and at The University Honors Center.