THIS WEEK'S FILM EVENTS

All times are subject to change!! Please check them beforehand!
Thursday at 7pm
Friday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm
Sunday at 4:10pm
Tuesday at 7:30pm
Wednesday at 7pm
Thursday at 9:20pm
Wednesday at 9:10pm
Thursday at 7pm

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Friday at 7pm & 10pm
Saturday at 7pm & 10pm
Friday at 8:30pm
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Friday at 10pm
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Saturday at 11am
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Saturday at 10:15pm
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Saturday at 11am
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Sunday at 7pm
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Sunday at 12:30pm & 3:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

Sleepaway Camp III
Tuesday at 10:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

Wednesday at 9:50pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz



Saturday at 10:30am

Tuesday at 7pm

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS:

Sunday at 2pm
Sunday at 2pm

Tuesday at 7pm


The Phantom of The Opera Hits Austin Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 April 2017 13:21

By Amy Elizondo

Never have I seen a production with sets as elaborate and intricate as The Phantom of the Opera. The backdrops and scenes are so stunning in this play that they vividly brought the musical to life. The audience felt as though they were part of the play at times with the beautiful 6,000 beaded chandelier weighing in at 1 ton hanging tauntingly above. It shouldn't really be much of a surprise to me since there are 20 trucks that are used to move the production from one city to the next. However, the way the scenes transformed before your very eyes was magical. There were times when you didn't even notice that a transformation was being made and then it just appeared. The sets were not overshadowed though by the other real magic of the show, the actual Phantom!

You may know the story or you may not. Even though the production is 25 years old, the story is over 100 years old. Written by French writer Gaston Leroux in 1909 and inspired by historical events, a mysterious man, played by Derrick Davis in this stage performance, lives at the Opera house. He has been training a young soprano named Christine (Katie Travis) , who refers to him as "the Angel of Music." She is the understudy for Carlotta (Trista Moldovan), but the Opera house receives a letter from the Opera Ghost. Since he is very fond of Christine and is falling in love with her, he order that the managers allow Christine to perform in the lead role of Marguerite and that doc 5 be left empty for his use or the Opera house will be cursed and drastic events will take place if they don't follow through. After Carlotta is almost hurt in a freak accident, she leaves and they are forced to put in Christine. With mixed emotions, Christine performs beautifully and feels that she owes much of her success to him, but when she is captured by The Phantom, she is terrified.

Every single one of the actors in this musical performance was brilliant, however, Derrick Davis was electric and really stole the show. His voice echoed throughout the entire venue in a breathtakingly eerie way that stayed with me long after the acts were over. Even when he wasn't on stage, his presence was felt. I always wondered where he was lurking. The sets, singing, and acting all came together in a way that makes this rendition of The Phantom of the Opera one that I won't soon forget.

With over 30 cast members and 17 orchestra members that perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent score, it's definitely a performance not to be missed. All your favorites including Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, and Masquerade are still part of the production.

The Phantom of The Opera runs through Sunday, April 30th. For more information, call (512) 471-4453 or to buy tickets, click here!

Photo by Matthew Murphy

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:11

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, will be in Austin at Bass Concert Hall this week through Sunday, March 26th.

Beautiful follows the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, who once was Carol Klein. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to unravel that she finally managed to hold of her destiny. She found a rise to fame with being part of a songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and then becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Carole King wrote the soundtrack for a generation. She wrote I Feel The Earth Move, One Fine Day, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, You've Got A Friend, Beautiful, and many more with the help of Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical runs through Sunday, March 26th. For more information, call (512) 471-4453 or to buy tickets, click here!

 

Photo by Joan Marcus

 

 

 
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