The 2015-16 Austin Broadway season was announced and this lineup is sure to have something for everyone. The Bass Concert Hall production begins on September 29th with Disney’s Little Mermaid, and continues with three more show-stopping productions and one season option (The Book of Mormon).
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID 9/29 – 10/4
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, THE LITTLE MERMAID is making its Austin debut. So dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea!
KINKY BOOTS 11/10 – 11/15
KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…providing that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out! “THERE IS NO SHOW HOTTER THAN KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC 02/23 – 02/28
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winning Director Jack O’Brien, is coming to Bass Concert Hall. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony ®, Grammy ® and Academy Award ® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
CABARET 03/29 – 04/03
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Austin! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) andROB MARSHALL’S (Nine and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBBand JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 04/26 – 05/01
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
THE BOOK OF MORMON 12/08 – 12/13
Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards ®,THE BOOK OF MORMON is the blockbuster Broadway smash from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar®-winning composer of Disney’s Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.