Top 10 Current/Upcoming Events

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1. Our Body: The Universe Within

from said:
“Our Body!”

Our Body: The Universe Within is a wonderful opportunity to view a stunning and well-presented exhibit of the human body. You WILL see and understand the body like you never have before… regardless of your background. ALL of the body “items” shown have undergone a process which preserves and make them plastic-like. There are many full bodies shown in various ways so that you may study the many different and interrelated systems that make up the human body. There are also many exhibits of body parts: hands, feet, lungs, liver, muscles, etc…. available for detailed study. In terms of logistics: The exhibit is well lit, there is quiet music playing in the background, some museum patrons are silently studying the bodies, some patrons are quietly chatting with their friends about what they are viewing, there are some benches to sit down on should you need to rest…More at nowplayingaustin.wordpress.com 

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2. The Drowsy Chaperone

ZACH Theatre

June 24-August 1, 2010

Avg. Event Rating (4.2 Stars): 4 out of 5 stars rating Reviews: 6

Michael Meigs Austin Live Theatre from Austin said:
“Run, don’t walk to buy tickets!”

When I got home, still bubbling from Zach’s The Drowsy Chaperone, I was ready to write, “Run, don’t walk, to the Zach box office to get your first set of tickets for this sparkling evening of music, comedy and light-hearted fooling, a clever reincarnation of Broadway at its wonderful beginnings.” That’s hyperbole, of course. Because you don’t need to run anywhere. You just tap zachtheatre.org into your browser, click a couple of times and give them your payment details. The Drowsy Chaperone is a zinger because Lambert, Morrison, Martin and McKellar lovingly spoof those energetic, naive and amazing beginnings of what became American musical theatre, admired across the world, while giving us a contemporary moderator and chorus — in the Greek sense. Martin Burke as the anonymous Man in the Chair hosts us for an evening alone in his apartment with LP recordings of that mythical 1928 musical. Read full ALT.com review with pix & video at http://tinyurl.com/ALT702 Continue reading

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Top 10 Current/Upcoming Events

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Free Long Fringe Tix! New Offers!

Who: More FronteraFest pieces
What: Free A-Team tickets for you to see and review these exciting shows!
Where: Either the Blue Theatre or Salvage Vanguard Theatre
When: This week and next, varying times.
Why: A chance to try out the A-Team ( wonderful program that gives free weekly tix to arts events in exchange for a review of the show on nowplayingaustin.com) and an opportunity to support local theatre and dance pieces during FronteraFest!


Because of the huge, wonderful allotment of FronteraFest Long Fringe tickets, we have some extra tickets to give away to members of our Arts Community.Spend a week with us as honorary A-team members! If you like it ( and we know you will), get signed up as a full fledged member today!

If you haven’t heard of the A-Team, it is a wonderful program of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance. You get a weekly email about free tickets to art, music, theatre, dance, film and special events all over Austin. You are sent to the event for free, and in return are asked to post a review of the show on nowplayingaustin.com by the Wednesday following the event! Its a great way to see local art, and help promote outstanding events. Continue reading

Keep Austin Artsy Podcast: Frontera Fest Begins!

Keep Austin Weird Podcast was produced by Beth Cortez-Neavel, copy by Susie Gidseg. Keep Austin Weird Podcast is a project of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance and NowPlayingAustin.com. Check out more about FronteraFest here! Also, check out an in depth article about FronteraFest, “The FronteraFest Way” by Robert Faires of the Austin Chronicle. Continue reading

Technical Noms

TECHNICAL

Outstanding Set Design

Theada Bellenger (Les Misérables)

Ann Marie Gordon (Oceana)

Lisa Laratta (Black Snow)

Lisa Laratta (Ophelia)

Mark Pickell and Tommy Grubbs (Killer Joe)

Cliff Simon (The Grapes of Wrath)

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