December 29th, 2009
The city of Austin is known throughout the state of Texas for having an excellent arts scene. From independent plays to well known musicals, you can have your pick on any given night. Throw in performances at the university and you have quite the menu to pick from. Here is a preview of just a few of the most exciting shows coming to the Austin area.
Playing right now, Disney’s The Lion King at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio is sure to be a favourite of everyone. One of the most successful Broadway shows in history is now touring, so don’t miss your chance to see one of the most remarkable productions in stage history.
The Capitol City Comedy Club plays host to Patrice O’Neil in mid-January. Patrice O’Neal is a rising star in the world of stand up comedy and is frequently on television on various shows. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the funniest men in America when he comes to Austin to perform. Shows are Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23. Following on the heels of Patrice O’Neil, well known comedian and actor Kevin Nealon will be performing at the Capitol City Comedy Club, as well. You know Kevin from his stint on Saturday Night Live and on the current hit show Weeds. Kevin has been making people laugh for decades now so don’t miss your chance to see this funny man live when he comes to Austin during the last week in January.
The holiday season just won’t be the same without a performance of the classic ballet The Nutcracker. You don’t have to drive too far to see a wonderful rendition, either. Just down the highway in Corpus Christi at the Selena Auditorium you can find a top flight version of this wonderful ballet. Wow the kids and put a smile on the faces of adults with tickets to The Nutcracker. Shows are playing now through December 20. Tickets are very affordable, with the most expensive seat in the house only $16.50. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online through Ticketmaster.