Fall Arts Guide

Ladies and gentlemen (and enigmatic readers who defy such conventionalcategorization), let me introduce to you one of our favorite special issues of the year, a blithe spirit suitable for clipping and saving, an all-around good egg … the Fall (performing) Arts Guide. The F(p)AG has two main roles to play in your life: (1) Plan your ’06-’07 cultural outings in advance; save your pennies for those big Broadway shows; or highlight the free events — handily marked in our listings with an * (2) Encourage you to reject the clever-but-subtly-self-defeating “Keep San Antonio Lame” tag by wowing you with the number and variety of events our fair city has to offer (Neil LaBute! Asian dance! Urinetown!) To this end, we’ve also featured a handful of local upstarts — indomitable, starry-eyed types who dare to renovate a crumbling Deco theater, round up enough South Texas thespians to take on Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days/365 Plays cycle, or one-up Shakespeare. If we had more room (i.e. if there weren’t so damn much happening in this town) we’d also rave about Trinity University’s Attic Rep, which impressed even our crotchety Thomas Jenkins with its debut Harold Pinter downer One for the Road (Missed the front-row splash zone last time? It’s being reprised at the Triangle Project Space next week; see calendar for details) and returns this year with two more daring items: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and the misanthropic LaBute’s Fat Pig. And, of course, no F(p)AG would be complete without Jenkins’s annual campaign against the unapologetic middlebrow mediocrity of Broadway Across America.

Before you dive in with your big fat highlighter, a few words of caution: These listings are drawn from the sponsoring organizations’ calendars — glowing adjectives are theirs;our recommendations are noted with a little black square. Venue addresses and phone numbers are listed below. Spring dates are ’07 (I trust that was superfluous info; if not, see children’s offerings). And, finally, for weekly reminders or events that don’t fall under the F(p)AG guidelines, see the Current’s weekly calendar.

— Elaine Wolff


Classical Music

Camerata San Antonio

Composers at The Height of Their Powers. Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin, Emily Watkins, viola, Kenneth Freudigman & Marilyn de Oliveira, celli, and Kristin Roach, piano. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Sep 24. $15.

Tango Tango Tango!!
Piazzolla and the Tango Revolution. Annie Chalax & Karen Stiles, violins, Watkins, viola, Freudigman, cello, Roach, Piano. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Nov 5. $15.

Double Trouble.
Chamber Music for Double Reeds. Brent Ross, oboe, Stephanie Shapiro, English horn, Stiles, violin, Watkins, viola, Freudigman, cello. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Jan 14. $15.

The Camerata Recital.
Jeff Garza, horn, Vivienne Petkovich, piano. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Feb 25. $15.

Sant’Ambrogio, violin, Freudigman, cello, Aileen Chanco, piano. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Apr 1. $15.

Big Strings. The Joy of Sextets. Ertan & Kimberly Torgul, violins, Watkins, viola, Freudigman, celli. Travis Park United Methodist Church. Apr 29. $15.

Musical Bridges Around the World

Happy Holidays with the Mozart Family.
Child prodigy concert. McAllister Auditorium. Nov 26. $10-20.

Immortal Beloved.
Beethoven’s Muse through theatrical vignettes. McAllister Auditorium. Jan 14, 2007. $10-20.

Explores the extreme romantic emotions, and intimacy of Chopin’s piano music. McAllister Auditorium. Apr 29. $10-20.

San Antonio Symphony

Killer Bees.
Berlioz, Bernstein, & Brahms. Larry Rachleff, conductor, Susan Lorette Dunn, soprano. Majestic Theater. Sep 29-30. $10-56.

Magical Journeys.
Verdi, Liszt, Ravel, & Gershwin. David In-Jae Cho, conductor, Alexander Kobrin, piano. Majestic Theater. Oct 13-14. $10-56.

Symphonic Sounds: Behind the Music.
Learn how different instruments of the orchestra work during pre-concert activities. David In-Jae Cho, conductor. Majestic Theater. Oct 15. $10-56.

Northern Exposure.
Gabrieli, Sibelius, & Shostakovich. Larry Rachleff, conductor, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin. Majestic Thteater. Nov 10-11. $10-56.

Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.
The charming holiday classic featuring the Alabama Ballet. Majestic Theater. Nov 24-26. $10-56.

Simply Classical.
Haydn, Mozart, & Dvorak. Joseph Silverstein, conductor and violin. Majestic Theater. Dec 1-2. $10-56.

Handel’s Messiah. Robert Porco, conductor, Twyla Robinson, Kelley O’Connor, Stanford Olsen, Philip Cutlip, & San Antonio Mastersingers. Majestic Theater. Dec 8-9. $10-56.

Dances and Fantasies.
Vaughan, Beethoven, & Rachmaninoff. Larry Rachleff, conductor, Robert Levin, piano. Majestic Theater. Feb 2-3. $10-56.

Snowy Vistas.
Golijov, Tchaikovsky, & Sibelius. Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor, Awadagin Pratt, piano. Majestic Theater. Feb 23-24. $10-56.

Sombreros, Saint-Saëns and the Sea.
Kramer, Saint-Saëns, Falla Suite, & Debussy. Larry Rachleff, conductor, Alban Gerhardt, cello. Majestic Theater. Mar 23-24. $10-56.

An American Symphony.
Music from composers all over the Americas. Larry Rachleff, conductor. Majestic Theater. Mar 25, 2007. $10-56.

Orchestral Colors and Variations.
Respighi, Rachmanioff, & Elgar. Larry Rachcleff, conductor, Lilya Zilberstein, piano. Majestic Theater. Apr 6-7. $10-56.

Nadja Returns.
Chen, Bach, & Schumann. Xian Zhang, conductor, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin. Majestic Theater. May 4-5. $10-56.

Something Old, Something New.
Bach, MacMillan, Respighi, & Mendelssohn. Thomas Wilkins, conductor, Colin Currie, percussion. Majestic Theater. May 11-12. $10-56.

Odes and Celebrations.
Music director Larry Rachleff brings the San Antonio Symphony season to an inspiring conclusion. Carolyn Betty, soprano, Kelley O’Conner, mezzo-soprano, Richard Clement, tenor, & Robert Honeysucker, baritone. Majestic Theater. Jun 1-2. $10-56.


“M” Is For More Than Mozart.
Work by Bohuslav Martinu, P. Morlacchi, Mike Mower, & Marin Marais presented by flutist Rita Linard and pianist Christine Debus. UTSA Recital Hall. Oct 9. $5.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble.
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University. Nov 14 & Dec 12. $15, TU students/staff free.

Cultural Concerts

San Antonio Choral Society

From Whence We’ve Come.
A Choral Celebration. University United Methodist Church. Oct 15. $10, students free.

A Concert of Lessons and Carols.
First Baptist Church, Dec 9. First United Methodist Church, Dec 10. $10, students free.

Annual Valentine Pops Concert.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. St. George Maronite Catholic Church. Feb 11. $18.

Of Poets & Prophets.
Music of Randall Thompson. UTSA Recital Hall. May 6. $10, students free.

San Antonio Symphony Pops/Special Events Series

The Three Broadway Divas.
Larger-than-life leading ladies bring the best of Broadway. Michael Krajewski, conductor, Jan Horvath, Christine Noll, & Debbie Gravitte. Majestic Theater. Oct 27-29. $10-56.

A Benny Goodman Holiday Tribute.
Classic riffs and original arrangements by The Dave Bennett Sextet, SA Symphony, & conductor Michael Krajewski. Convention Center. Dec 30. $10-56.

A Night in Old Vienna.
Resplendent with waltzes, polkas, and charming melodies. Larry Rachleff, conductor. Convention Center. Dec 31. $10-56.

The 5 Browns.
Five piano-playing Julliard-trained siblings take the stage with the San Antonio Symphony. David In-Jae Cho, conductor, Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, & Desirae Brown, piano. Majestic Theater. Jan 20. $10-56.

Pink Martini.
Sultry music representing a new generation of refreshing traditions of classical, jazz, and Latin music. Majestic Theater. Jan 26-27. $10-56.

Lyn Dillies in Magic at the Symphony.
Sets some of the most breathtaking illusions in magic against the beauty and drama of symphonic classics. Majestic Theater. Feb 16-17. $10-56.

Bugs Bunny on Broadway.
The “wascally wabbit” featured in Warner Bros. cartoons projected on a giant screen accompanied by original scores. George Daugherty, conductor. Majestic Theater. Mar 9-11. $10-56.

Tito Puente, Jr. Pops, Latin Jazz, and dance laced with Mambo, ChaCha, and Merengue. David In-Jae Cho, conductor, Tito Puente, Jr., percussion. Majestic Theater. Apr 20-21. $10-56.

Our Future Star.
Grand Prize Winner of the 1st Annual Future Stars Competition performs a concerto with the Symphony. David In-Jae Cho, conductor. Majestic Theater. May 13. $10-56.

Spectrum: A Tribute to Motown and R&B.
First-class vocal quartet’s stunning renditions of Motown and rhythm and blues tunes. Michael Krajewski, conductor, Spectrum, vocal quartet. Majestic Theater. May 18-20. $10-56.

Tuesday Musical Club Concert Series

Eglise Gutierrez.
Soprano. Gutierrez presents a combination of operatic arias along with Spanish language music. Trinity Baptist Church. Oct 3. $20 general, students free.

Mihaela Ursuleasa.
Pianist. Ursuleasa, who has performed with the most prestigious orchestras and conductors of the classical music world, brings her music to San Antonio for the first time. Trinity Baptist Church. Nov 14. $20 general, students free.

Baiba Skride.
One of the most promising young violinists to appear on the international scene performs in recital with her sister, pianist Lauma. Trinity Baptist Church. Feb 13. $20 general, students free.

Kavafian, Schub, Shifrin Trio.
Viola, piano, & clarinet. Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center come together as a trio of formidable skill and easy intimacy. Trinity Baptist Church. Mar 13. $20 general, students free.


Canciones Inolvidables.
Spanish art song, Zarzuela, Goyesca, Boleros. Thiry Auditorium, OLLU. Nov 3. $5.

* Carpa del Fuego.
San Antonio performers in a variety show. Thiry Auditorium, OLLU. May 25. Free.

* Cuarteto de Bellas Artes.
Music from Mozart by Manuel Enriquez & Nino Rota. Instituto de Mexico. Nov 25. Free.

Desde Espana.
Randy Cordero, flamenco guitarist, and Amor Gitano w. authentic Spanish dancers. Thiry Auditorium. Sep 22. $5.

Drummers of Burundi.
Thunderous power, pure precision, and sheer rapture from one of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world. Lila Cockrell Theater. Nov 7. $35.

Eastside San Antonio Jazz Masters of the 1930s: The Music of Don Albert, Boots Douglas, Troy Floyd, & their Bands.
Presented by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Riverwalk Jazz. Carver Cultural Center. Feb 24. $26.

* The English Brothers.
Western musical performing artists. Arneson River Theatre. Sep 30. $5. Fiesta del Lago Mariachi Festival. Thiry Auditorium, OLLU. Apr 21. Free.

From the Heart of San Antonio.
Valentine’s Day Serenata w. Mariachi Campanas de America and Mariachi OLLU. Thiry Auditorium, OLLU. Feb 8. $5.

International Accordion Fest.
Performances, workshops, open-mic sessions, accordion jams, and dancing ‘til you drop. Arneson River Theatre. Oct 13-15. $5.

Joan Kwuon.
Kwuon and her violin bring graceful stage presence and passionate musicality to town. Carver Cultural Center. Mar 21. $26.

The Mambo Kings.
Fifteen top-flight musicians with traditional big-band sounds delight audiences by adding a distinctive Latin twist to their jazz repertoire. Little Carver Cultural Center. May 5. $16.

* Marimba Quest.
Mexican folk and popular music by Alice Gomez. Instituto de Mexico. Sep 23. Free, donations welcome.

Marion Meadows.
Firmly established as one of smooth jazz’s most distinctive voices on the soprano saxophone. Carver Cultural Center. Jun 8. $35.

* Matthew Dunne.
Classical guitar and Jazz. Instituto de Mexico. Oct 28. Free, donations welcome.

* OLLU Ensembles Concert.
Performances by music students. Our Lady of the Lake. Nov 14. Free.

* OLLU Music Day.
Musical performances around campus by alumni, guest ensembles, faculty, and students. Our Lady of the Lake. Nov 8. Free.

Rachelle Ferrell.
The range of her voice and ability to take scat singing to a new dimension is amazing. Carver Trinity Jazz Collaborative. Laurie Auditorium. $25-35.

* Romanzas: Canciones Inolvidables.
Spanish Art Songs. (Zarzuela, Goyesca, Boleros). Thiry Auditorium. Free.

San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble. Instituto de Mexico. Dec 2. Free, donations welcome.

San Antonio Chamber Choir.
Season kickoff, English Choral Music. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Sep 26. $18 general, $5 students.

San Francisco Jazz Collective.
Paying homage to the modern masters, the cumulative effect has been coined “cascading sheets of sound.” Carver Trinity Jazz Collaborative. Laurie Auditorium. March 16. $40.

The Sweetest Sounds Gala.
Evening filled with sounds by San Antonio’s most talented performers and delectable desserts provided by the city’s premiere restaurants. San Pedro Playhouse. Apr 15. Call for ticket info.

University Chorus Concert.
Students and faculty. Our Lady of the Lake. Nov 16. Free.


Eglise Gutierrez.
Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series, soprano. Gutierrez presents a combination of operatic arias along with Spanish language music. Trinity Baptist Church. Oct 3. $20 general, students free.

The Pirates of Penzance.
Whimsical tale of a group of pirates who are far too noble, sensitive, and compassionate for their grim trade. Lila Cockrell Theatre. Feb 9-11. $20-75.

An Evening with a Legend.
Recognized as one of the most beloved musical figures of our time, Frederica von Stade has enriched the world of classical music for three decades with her appearances in opera, concert, and recital. Lila Cockrell Theatre, June 16. $20-75.


Alma de Mujer.
Flamenco dance production that explores themes of love, loss, struggle, spirituality, and family from a feminine perspective, feat. Guadalupe Dance Co. Guadalupe Theater. Oct 5-8. $12.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez.
Present time fades and a journey through the past commences through music, dance, and costume. Majestic Theatre. Oct 21. $32-55.

Bedouin Tribe.
Middle-Eastern dances. Arneson River Theatre. Nov 4. Call for ticket info.

Cairo Nights—An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance.
Bedouin Dancers feature dances such as cane, sword and veil, and other forms of raks sharki. Arneson River Theater. Nov 4 & 7. $10.

Classical Savion.
Savion Glover picks up the tap-dance torch passed down from Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines. Oct 26 & 27. Carver Cultural Center. $46.

Dance Around the World.
Culmination of the SAC Folk Dance Festival sponsored by SADU. McAllister Auditorium. Apr 28. $15.

Dance Kaleidoscope.
Official event of Fiesta San Antonio presented by the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet. Municipal Auditorium. Apr 21. Call for price.

Desde España.
Featuring Randy Cordero, flamenco guitarist, and Amor Gitano, flamenco dance group. Thiry Auditorium, OLLU. Sep 22. $5.

Alamo City Performing Arts Assoc. brings this haunting dance to the Halloween season. Alamo City Dance Co. Oct 20-21. $12 adults, $10 students.

Tap, Jazz, Ballet Folklorico, Flamenco, and Modern dance presented by Sarita Dance Studio. Dec 16. $10.

From the Wings.
The Ballet Conservatory performs the second act of Swan Lake; additional works include Peter and the Wolf and Lambarena. Carver Cultural Center. Nov 3-5. $15-25.

* An Irish Celli.
Social gathering to enjoy traditional Irish dance, music, and song. Radius. Oct 13. Free.

* Japanese Dance, Art, & Culture.
Instruction of Japanese folk dances by the Girls in Motion. Radius. Sep 22. Free.

Concert of Jazz, Irish, and Modern dance numbers presented by Saint Mary’s Hall Dance Dept. Saint Mary’s Hall Theater. Nov 10-12. Call for price.

Lyon Opera Ballet.
The troupe has radically re-envisioned its role in the dance world, building a repertory by the world’s finest neoclassic and postmodern choreographers. Lila Cockrell Theatre. Oct 17. $30-50.

National Folk Dance Co. of the Phillippines.
Preservation of the country’s dance tradition in performance. Carver Cultural Center. Dec 2. $16-36.

National Tap Dance Day Celebration.
Ensembles from around the state presented by Third Coast Rhythm Project. May 12. $10.

The Nutcracker with The Moscow Classical Ballet.
The troupe has evolved into a touring ballet theater, exhibiting a theatrical approach to traditional masterpieces. Lila Cockrell Theatre. Dec 7-9. $15-55.

The Phillippine National Dance Company.
Bayanihan has preserved and added a new dimension to the country’s dance tradition, and has built a rich reserve of international goodwill. Carver Cultural Center. Feb 24. $16-36.

Swan Lake by Moscow Festival Ballet.
The energetic pairing of past and present breathes new life into one of ballet’s storied classics. Lila Cockrell Theatre. Feb 5. $30-50.

Taipei Folk Dance Theatre.
Emphasizes the variety of traditional Taiwanese dances and explores the influence of Chinese traditional dance. Empire Theatre. Oct 28. $12-25.

Third Coast Rhythm Project.
Participant showcase performance & concert performance “Jazz on Tap,” featuring international and nationally recognized tap artists and jazz musicians. Carver Cultural Center. Jul 19-22. $25.


Broadway Across America

The Rat Pack Live From the Sands.
It’s Las Vegas, it’s the Sands Hotel, the big band is swingin’, and those gorgeous Burelli Sisters are singin’. Majestic Theatre. Oct 3-8. $10.50-55.50.

All Shook Up.
Tale of a young girl’s dream come true when a guitar-playin’ roustabout rides in and turns the town upside down. Majestic Theatre. Oct 31-Nov 5. $10.50-55.50.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Six youngsters learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Majestic Theatre. Feb 6-11. $10.50-55.50.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
The delicious comedy follows two con artists that take on the lifestyles of the rich and shameless. Majestic Theatre. Apr 10-15. $10.50-55.50.

Sweet Charity.
Molly Ringwald as Charity Hope Valentine who’s an eternal optimist…and the unluckiest romantic in New York City. Majestic Theatre. Jun 19-24. $10.50-55.50.

Broadway’s most popular musical—a razzle dazzle tale of sin and celebrity. Majestic Theatre. Dec 12-17. $10.50-55.50.

Being young, learning to survive, falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Majestic Theatre. Mar 2-4. $10.50-55.50.


100 Years of Broadway.
Musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows featuring a cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. Lila Cockrell Theatre. Oct 14. $25-45.

Act One Series, Volume IX & X.
A venue and voice for writers, presented by The Renaissance Guild. Jump-Start. Oct 13-14, May 11-12. $9-12.

Elton John and Tim Rice reinterpret the love triangle of Aida, enslaved Princess of Nubia, her captor, and his fiancée. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers. Sep 15-Oct 15. $12-20.

Alice In Wonderland.
Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Feb 6-22. Sheldon Vexler Theatre. $10-17.
Woodlawn Theater. Mar 1-25. $17.50-35.

As Filthy As It Gets.
The rowdy and irreverent Methane Sisters take you on a journey of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Jump-Start. Jan 19-28. $9-12.

Bobby McMorris.
McMorris premiers his latest original stage production in honor of Black History Month. Little Carver Cultural Center. Feb 10. $16.

Two weary hunters lose their way and stumble into an ancient village in the Highlands of Scotland in this haunting and magical musical. San Pedro Playhouse. Jun 13-Jul 1. $12-20.

Brilliant Traces.
Quirky and romantic drama set in a one-room cabin amid a blinding snowstorm in remotest Alaska. San Pedro Playhouse, Cellar. Nov 3-Dec 3. $12-20.

A Christmas Carol.
By Charles Dickens. Coates Theater, Incarnate Word, Dec 1-16. $10 adults, $8 students. Woodlawn Theater, Dec 1-23.

Adapted by Ronald Ibbs. Cheever Theater, Incarnate Word. Sep 30-Oct 8. $10 adults, $8 students.

The Crucifer of Blood.
Sherlock Holmes is at it again with ever-faithful Watson at his side in one of his mote exciting and complex cases. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers. Mar 23-Apr 21. $12-20.

Don’t Dress For Dinner.
Written by Mark Camoletti and directed by Jim Mammarella. McCreless Theatre. Feb 9-25.

Luis Alfaro retells Sophocles’ Electra in Los Angeles, the perfect modern setting for tragedy of Ancient Greek proportions. San Pedro Playhouse, Cellar. Jun 1-Jul 1. $12-20.

The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Oct 31-Nov 16. $10-$17.

Enchanted April.
When two repressed housewives decide to leave their husbands at home and escape to a villa in Tuscany, magic starts to bloom. San Pedro Playhouse, Cellar. Mar 9-Apr 7. $12-20.

Enemy of the People.
Water rights, money, and land become the source of power that destroys those who seek the truth. Magik Theatre. Aug 17-Sep 1. $8-10.

The Fantastics.
Woodlawn Theater. Jan 5-Feb 4. $17.50-35.

Fat Pig.
Attic Repertory Company. AtticTheater at Trinity University. May 4-12.

Presented by The Renaissance Guild. Jump-Start. Feb 9-25. $9-12.

Funny, You don’t Look Like A Grandmother.
The musical delves into what to call Grandma and how to deal with a free-spending grandparent. Steven Stoli Playhouse. Sep 9-Oct 8. $19.50-23.50+tax.

The Glass Menagerie.
Written by Tennessee Williams. McAllister Auditorium, April 6-22. Call for price. Coates Theater, Incarnate Word, April 20-28. $10 adults, $8 students.

Golden Age of Radio.
The Extended Run Players re-create old radio programs. Steven Stoli Playhouse. Aug 10-19. $12-18.50+tax.

Gone To Texas.
Original musical by Steve Warren & Tom Masinter. Church Bistro & Theatre. Mar 2-Apr 22. $20+tax.

The glorious musical that chronicles the raging of the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, and civil rights movement. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers. Jan 19-Feb 11. $12-20.

Higher Planes.
Language becomes music, movement becomes dance, and the story carries the spectator to distant places and back. Jump-Start. Sep 29-Oct 8. $9-12.

High School Musical.
Woodlawn Theater. Feb 9-25. $17.50-35.

Romantic comedy that depicts class warfare. A young-middle class lawyer plans to wed a girl of great wealth and social standing. Stieren Theater, Trinity University. Sep 29-Oct 1, Oct 4-7. $4-8.

The Honky Tonk Angel and Her Cowboy.
New musical set in a dancehall where a girl meets the love of her life. Steven Stoli Playhouse. April 21-May 13. $19.50-23.50+tax.

Hurry Slowly.
A look at the process of creating a new story for ourselves while living in a culture of conformity. Jump-Start. Oct 20-28. $10-15.

I Am My Own Wife.
Amazing true story of Charlotte von Mahlstorf, a German transvestite who survived post-World War II occupation and became a celebrity following the fall of the Berlin Wall. San Pedro Playhouse, Cellar. Jan 5-Feb 11. $12-20.

Kathy Hornsby’s Entertainment Theater Company.
Hornsby presents Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, A Soldier’s Play. Little Carver Cultural Center. June 15 & 16. $16.

The Laramie Project.
Deeply moving play based on 200 interviews with townspeople of Laramie, Wyoming, regarding Matthew Shepard’s death. Stieren Theater, Trinity University. Feb 23-25, Feb 28-Mar 3. $4-8.

Las Nuevas Tamaleras.
A group of modern Latinas learn the art of making tamales from the ghosts of their foremothers. Jump-Start. Nov 24-Dec 10. $9-12.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Attic Repertory Company in residence at Trinity University. Attic Theater at Trinity. Dec 8-16. $10-17.

Lend Me A Tenor.
Through a series of mishaps including tranquilizers, booze, and mistaken identity, an aspiring understudy and several scantily clad women find themselves in the middle of a crazy comedy. Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Oct 19-Nov 12. $10-17.

The Living Graves.
By Sterling Houston. Revival of production by Jump-Start Performance Co., Renaissance Guild, & the Carver. Church Bistro & Theatre. Oct 20-29. $36.95+tax w/dinner, show only $20+tax.

Love In Wartime.
An original movement piece set to poems and vignettes about love…or not. Jump-Start. Jun 8-10. $9-12.

Little Shop of Horrors.
Woodlawn Theater. Oct 27-Nov 19. $17.50-35.

The Madwoman of Chaillot.
A political fantasy that insists the world is being turned into an unhappy place by those greedy for worldly goods and power. Stieren Theater, Trinity University. Apr 13-14, 18-21. $5-8.

M. Butterfly.
Directed by Diane Malone. Church Bistro & Theatre. May. $20+tax.

Master Class.
Starring Anna Gangai as Maria Callas. Written by Terrence McNally & directed by Diane Malone. Church Bistro & Theatre. Nov 4-19. $20+tax.

Memories on Review: World War II.
Inspired by San Antonio veterans and civilians. Coates Theater, Incarnate Word. Mar 2-10. $10 adults, $8 students.
Menopause — The Comedy.
A menopause support group looks at the lighter side of the change in life. Steven Stoli Playhouse. $12-18.50+tax. Feb 10-Mar 4.

Moonlight and Magnolias.
Gone With The Wind
is in deep trouble, as the Director has been fired and the umpteenth draft of the script is unworkable. San Pedro Playhouse, Cellar. Sep 1-Oct 15. $12-20.

The Mousetrap.
Mystery by Agatha Christie. Harlequin Dinner Theatre. Jan 10-Feb 17. $27.95.

One for the Road.
Attic Repertory Company in residence at Trinity University. Triangle Project Space. Sep 29-30.

Seven Nuns South of the Border.
The sisters cause all sorts of trouble in Concepción, Mexico. Steven Stoli Playhouse. July 14-Aug 5. $12-18.50+tax.

Snoopy — The Musical.
The comic-strip beagle’s approach to life. Steven Stoli Playhouse. June 2-24, 2007. $19.50-23.50+tax.

My Son Is Crazy…But Promising.
A screenwriter leaves Hollywood to run a wacky lodge in Arizona. Steven Stoli Playhouse. Oct 21-Nov 12. $12-18.50+tax.

My Sweet Unconditional.
A performance made up of multi-dimensional poems written by Ariel Robello. Jump-Start. Nov 17 & 18. $9-12.

Never Too Late.
Comedy by Sumner Arthur Long. Harlequin Dinner Theatre. Jul 18-Aug 18. $27.95.

The Nun Before Christmas.
Nuns who run St. Francis School pull together a Christmas pageant starring their students. Steven Stoli Playhouse. $19.50-23.50+tax.

Oliver Twist.
Sheldon Vexler Theatre. May 8-27. $10-17.

Once Upon A Mattress.
A lovely score, wacky characters, and fantasy fun for the whole family. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers. Nov 17-Dec 23. $12-20.

Otherwise Occupied.
Stories and interviews from people currently and formerly of Palestine. Jump-Start. Mar 9-18. $9-12.

Performance Party XXII.
Anniversary performance buffet of acts by the usual and some unusual suspects. Jump-Start. Jan 6. $5

Comedy by Neil Simon. Harlequin Dinner Theatre. May 30-Jun 30. $27.95.

Woodlawn Theatre. Jun 14-Jul 14. $17.50-35.

The Rainmaker.
Romantic comedy by N. Richard Nash. Harlequin Dinner Theatre. Sep 6-30. $27.95.

The Return of the Shrew.
More disguises, escapades, love-torn souls, Bemoaning and Bewailing; Shakespearean tradition with modern satire added in. Jump-Start. Sep 14-23. $9-12.

Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare’s ageless love story presented with a contemporary twist. Stieren Theater, Trinity University. Nov 10-12, 15-18. $4-8.

School House Rock Live! Jr.
Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Sep 3-7. $10-17.

Season’s Greetings.
Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Harlequin Dinner Theatre. Nov 15-Dec 16. $27.95.

The Secret Garden.
Youngsters discover a magical garden that has been locked up for 10 years. McAllister Auditorium. Nov 6-11. $8-12.

Senior Follies.
Flirtatious residents of the Pleasant Valley Retirement Home. Steven Stoli Playhouse. April 21-May 13. $12-18.50+tax.

Steel Magnolias.
Classic Southern play presented by The Renaissance Guild. Jump-Start. Jul 13-29. $9-12.

Time & Hollywood.
A triptych of short plays that redefine the myths of glamour and fame. By Sterling Houston. Jump-Start. May 18-26. $9-12.

Trial By Jury.
Woodlawn Theater. Apr 5-29. $17.50-35.

Two Friends, Two Comediennes: The Paula Jo and Sandy Show.
Original show crafted specifically for Stoli audience faves Paula Jo Peterson. Steven Stoli Playhouse. Jan 6-21. $12-18.50+tax.

Uprooted: The Katrina Project.
Explores various Gulf Coast artists’ responses to the disaster and their efforts at reconstruction. Jump-Start. Mar 30-31. $9-12.

Uproariously funny story of greed, corruption, love, and revolution. Sheldon Vexler Theatre. May 3-Jun 2. $10-$17.
Song, dance, mistaken identity, gangsters and gun molls, true love and every farcical closet door flung wide. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers. May 18-Jun 17. $12-20.

Visiting Mr. Green.
Friendship, family, and forgiveness replace bitterness as an elderly man and a young executive get to know each other. Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Feb 1-24. $10-17.

Wait Until Dark.
Thriller by Frederick Knot. Harlequin Dinner Theater. Oct 11-Nov 4. $27.95.

A monthly, supportive, and constructive laboratory space for the showing of movement-based work. Jump-Start. Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 29. $9-12.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Staged as a day in the life of the quintessential comic strip character, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Church Bistro & Theatre. Sep 15-Oct 8. $20+tax.


Alamo Irish Festival.
Irish dance & clogging presented by Harp & Shamrock. La Villita & Arneson River Theatre. Mar 16-18. Call for price.

Dia de Los Muertos.
Altares, ofrendas, calaveras, visual arts, poetry, and music. Colorful flurry of traditional and contemporary festivities lead up to Day of the Dead and continue throughout the month. Various locations. Nov 2.
Info: Sanantoniovisit.com

* International Accordion Festival.
More than a dozen ensembles play music from around the globe. Informal workshops, jam sessions, open mics and other presentations. La Villita. Oct 13-15. Free.

* Music Stage at Houston Street Fair & Market.
Culture Camp and art-education activities presented by the Alameda Theater. Houston Street. Oct 21. Free.

San Antonio New World and Wine Festival.
Multi-cultural culinary festival focusing on the wines and foods of all the Americas with special emphasis on Spain. Nov 7-12. Location info: Sanantoniovisit.com

Texas Folklife Festival.
Ethnic groups representing 40 countries share traditional dances, homespun tales, lively music, and more. Institute of Texan Cultures. Jun 7-10. Call for prices.

Children’s Performances

A Christmas Carol.
Award-winning musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s enduring and joyful classic. Laurie Auditorium. Dec 8. $9-11.

A Musical.
New musical produced by the summer camp interns. Magik Theatre. Jul 20-Aug 11. $8-10.

Amahl & the Night Visitors.
One-act opera about how faith, charity, love and good deeds can work miracles during the holiday season. Empire Theater. Dec 1. $9-11.

Back to School at the Little Royal Schoolhouse.
Children from the audience join royal students onstage for games in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Sep 20-30. $5.50-7.

Berenstain Bears.
Original musical by Stan and Jan Berenstain based on the five best-selling bear books. Empire Theater. Apr 13. $9-11.

Christmas in Blueville.
With the help of happy Beatles parodies, the young people of the town restore holiday joy year-round. Magik Theatre. Nov 27-Dec 23. $8-10.

Full of life-lessons that can help children see they are wonderful just the way they are. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Apr 7-28. $5.50-7.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
Tale about the town of Chew & Swallow, where weather provides each day’s food. Magik Theatre. Oct 17-Nov 18. $8-10.

Go Dog. Go!
Yellow Dog, Red Dog, Blue Dog, and an assortment of wonderful canines. Magik Theatre. Jan 9-Feb 3. $8-10.

Goodbye Mr. Muffin.
Mr. Muffin tells the story of the last days in his life as a beloved guinea pig, gently conveying the feelings and emotions experienced during the passing of a beloved pet. Empire Theater. Jun 11-16. $9-11.

Green Eggs and Ham.
Musical adaptations of our most popular children’s author, done in collaboration with San Antonio Opera Company. Magik Theatre. Sep 19-Oct 7. $8-10.

Harry the Dirty Dog.
Harry hates baths so much that he turns into a little black dog and his family doesn’t recognize him. Empire Theater. Feb 22. $9-11.

Humpty Dumpty and the Queen of Hearts.
Humpty, the Royal Stuff Finder who can find anything lost, is sent to find the missing crown of the Queen. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Feb 3-24. $5.50-7.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.
The story of circular logic is based on the popular children’s book of the same title. Empire Theater. Jan 26. $9-11.

Jo Scruggs in Concert.
The Nanny Nanny Boo Boo Musical Revue, fun for every member of the family. Laurie Auditorium. May 1. Call for price.

The Jungle Book.
Mowgli, the young boy who grows up alone in a jungle and is raised by wolves. Magik Theatre. Mar 27-Apr 21. $8-10.

Legend of the Bluebonnet.
How a young girl’s sacrifice gave us our beloved bluebonnets. Magik Theatre. Feb 13-Mar 17. $8-10.

The Little Mermaid.
You’ve seen the crowd-pleasing classic in cartoon fashion, but come see the real thing on stage. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Jul 7-Aug 4. $5.50-7.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Cookie Wolf.
Kid-friendly version of the classic children’s story with a silly cookie wolf. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Oct 7-28. $5.50-7.

The Littlest Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving.
Little Bobby Hollingsbrook goes on a fall adventure in the woods of the first American Colony and learns the real reason for being thankful. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Nov 4-22. $5.50-7.

Old MacDonald’s Farm.
Mrs. MacDonald just wants a nice cup of coffee but she has no milk! Children in the audience become animals in the show. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Mar 3-31. $5.50-7.

Phantom of the Alamo.
Popular parody of the classic Phantom of the Opera. Magik Theatre. Jun 8-Jul 13. $8-10.

Santa’s Holiday Surprise.
Audience helps Dolly and Santa save Christmas when the elves get stranded in Hawaii on vacation and can’t get back to the North Pole. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Dec 2-21. $5.50-7.

Sleeping Beauty.
Kid-friendly version of the classic children’s tale where the Beauty pricks her finger due to a misunderstood woodland fairy. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Jan 6-27. $5.50-7.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White takes the audience on a fun and frolicking adventure with seven cute dwarfs played but local child actors. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. Jun 9-30. $5.50-7.

The Three Bears Go To the Beach.
The bears head for the white sand and sunny shores of Port Aransas in this tale of safety at the beach. Steven Stoli Backyard Theatre. May 5-31. $5.50-7.

Treasure Island.
The classic pirate tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Magik Theatre. May 1-Jun 2. $8-10.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, Mr. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. Empire Theater. $9-11.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites.
The little caterpillar is returning with an assortment of favourite puppet characters. Empire Theater. Oct 19. $9-11.

Willy Wonka.
Musical based on Dahl’s children’s novel featuring live actors, puppets, plenty of surprises, and many memorable songs. Laurie Auditorium. Jan 24. $9-11.


Alameda Theatre
318 W. Houston. 736-1307

Alamo City Dance Co.
12915 Jones Maltsberger #200; 495-2707

Alamo Street Restaurant and Theatre
1150 S. Alamo; 271-7791

Arneson River Theatre
La Villita, S. Alamo at Nueva; 207-8610

Attic Theatre
Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place; 999-8515 (box office), 999-8511 (speech & drama dpt.)

Boerne Middle School North
240 W. John Road, Boerne; 828-6425

Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry; 207-7211

Little Carver Cultural Center/
The Little Carver Civic Center
226 N. Hackberry; 207-7211

Cheever Theater, Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, 829-3810

Church Bistro & Theatre
1150 S. Alamo; 271-7791

Coates Theater, Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, 829-3810

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
200 E. Market; 207-8500

Empire Theatre
226 N. St. Mary’s; 226-3333

First Baptist Church
515 McCullough Ave.; 226-0363

First United Methodist Church
205 E. James, Boerne; (830) 249-2565

Guadalupe Teatro
1301 Guadalupe; 351-7787

Harlequin Dinner Theatre
Ft. Sam Houston, 2652 Harney; 222-9694

Institute of Texan Cultures
801 S. Bowie, 458-2300

Instituto de Mexico
7330 Reindeer Tr.; 520-7900

Jewish Community Center (Barshop)
12500 NW Military Dr.; 302-6827

Jump-Start Performance Co.
108 Blue Star; 227-5867

Laurie Auditorium
Trinity University,
1 Trinity Place; 999-8117 ext. 8211

La Villita
Alamo at Nueva; 207-8610

Lila Cockrell Theatre
200 E. Market; 224-9600

The Magik Theatre
420 S. Alamo; 227-2751

The Majestic Theatre
226 E. Houston; 226-5700

McAllister Auditorium
San Antonio College,
1300 San Pedro; 733-2716

McCreeless Theater,
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro, 733-2000

Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium; 207-8511

Our Lady of the Lake University
411 SW 24th Street; 434-6711

106 Auditorium Circle; 227-8111

Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place; 999-8117 ext. 8211

Saint Mary’s Hall Theater
9401 Starcrest; 483-9100

San Antonio Opera
709 S. Alamo; 225-5972

San Antonio Symphony
Held at Majestic Theater, 222 E. Houston,
Box Office 554-1010

San Pedro Playhouse
800 W. Ashby; 733-7258

San Pedro Playhouse Cellar Theatre
800 W. Ashby; 733-7258

Sheldon Vexler Theatre
12500 NW Military; 302-6835

St. George Maronite Catholic Church
6070 Babcock; 690-9569

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
11 St. Luke’s; 828-6425

St. Peter Prince of the Apostles
112 Marcia Pl.; 824-2171

Steven Stoli Playhouse
11838 Wurzbach at Lockhill-Selma; 408-0116

Steven Stoli’s BackYard Theatre
11838 Wurzbach at Lockhill-Selma; 408-0116

Stieren Theatre
Trinity University,
1 Trinity Place; 999-8515

Thiry Auditorium
Our Lady of the Lake University.
411 SW 24th Street; 434-6711

Travis Park
Travis at Navarro

Travis Park United Methodist church
230 E. Travis; 226-8341

Triangle Project Space
416 E. LaChappelle; 222-1861

Trinity Baptist Church
319 E. Mulberry; 733-6201

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway; 829-6001

University United Methodist Church
5084 DeZavala Rd.; 696-1033

UTSA Recital Hall
University of Texas at San Antonio,
6900 Loop 1604 W; 458-4354

Witte Museum
3801 Broadway; 357-1900

Woodlawn Theatre
1920 Fredericksburg; 393-7114