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.
We invite you to take advantage of these free ticket giveaways, and in exchange require a review on nowplayingaustin.com
Please email email@example.com to take advantage of these offers.
For information about the Long Fringe shows, check out fronterafest.org. Thanks to these generous companies for offering up a few tickets to their opening night. One ticket per person.
Long Fringe Remaining Offers, and New shows!
A MAN, A MAGIC, A MUSIC by Movin’ Melvin Brown
“A magical journey through Black Music history 50’s-90’s, in Song, Tap & Clogging, Comedy, Characters & Story!
Songs of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker, Otis Redding, Temptations and more… “performed so you think the original artist stands before you…Brown is a one man concert!” *****The Scotsman, Edinburgh – Characters like: the ‘Black Preacher’, James Brown, the “music box dancer”, Bojangles… Sold out in Edinburgh, Edmonton, Adelaide
The Blue Theater
Fri. 1/22, 7:00, Sunday Jan 24th, 4.15pm, and Monday January 25th 8.45pm
Gruoch Comegáin is a Scottish noblewoman happily married with a child. Her father, Boite, is a ruthless, ambitious man who will stop at nothing to reach Scotland’s throne. This is the possible story behind one of literature’s most misguided and bloody figures that has captured the fascination of audiences for centuries. What happened to Gruoch to transform her to the fiend-like Lady Macbeth? Produced by Texas State University.
Salvage Vanguard Theatre
Tues 1/19 8:45 p.m.
Sat 1/23 5:15 p.m.
The story follows the characters and events in the life of Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka during his stay in Dresden, Germany, in 1919. Years after the love of his life left him, Oskar still could not rid himself of his obsession for her, and so to help him he ordered a life-sized mannequin made in her image that he could live with, until his obsession could be exorcised from him. But it wouldn’t be as easy as he thought it would be.
Blue Theater January 18th at 7pm, 23rd at 2pm
“…Some Other Day” 1/19, 7 pm
The baggy-pants, vaudeville-style clown duo, Schave & Reilly, are having a world premiere at FronteraFest! “…Some Other Day” is a tale about love, the weather, and death. All of which are inevitable. Schave & Reilly are hailed as “charming”, “timeless and layered” and as “slapstick geniuses”.
“An Evening With Chastity Gambler and Alan Jr.” Mon. Jan 18 @ 9:00pm
Famous country western duo Alan Jr. and Chastity Gambler have always been in love. But their commitment to each other and to their show will be tested as secrets are revealed, lyrics are forgotten, and tears are shed over spilt beer. Leave your daddy’s shotgun at home and let this charming and hilarious musical revue blow your brains out.
“One Man’s Music: A Monologue with Song” Jan 23rd at 8pm
Based on his new autobiography, Bell tells a fine tale about Texas music, the singer-songwriter tradition, and a personal journey of determined rehabilitation and subsequent comeback from a car wreck that ends triumphant in the here and now. One Man’s Music is a story of distance and reunion, of shrapnel and balm, and the journey of a “music-lifer” as well as a life resurrected by music.
“American Volunteers” Tue. 1/19 9:15 p.m.
American Volunteers follows a squad of special operations Rangers as they patrol the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The play focuses on three sergeants responsible for leading the squad, and the conflict that arises as each pursues life, liberty or happiness. The story is told through the bifocal perspective of a female soldier briefly attached to the squad, and a metamorphic Chorus. Warning: Strong language, violence, and meter.