Bass Concert Hall on the University of Texas in Austin campus is raising the curtain on some notable upgrades, including a $3 million renovation—just in time for dozens of musical and artistic comebacks for 2021-2022.
Leading American talent will once again be front and center in Austin. The stage is set for upcoming performances, including an encore of off-Broadway’s Hamilton, which first captivated Austin crowds during the 2018-2019 season.
With a little Hakuna Matata, for the first time in a decade, Disney’s The Lion King returns to Austin. Other notable Broadway season shows include Hadestown, Tootsie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Mean Girls.
Experience the Upgrades
Something else to look forward to—improved seating! For the first time in its 40-year history, all 2,900 audience seats in the Texas-size auditorium have been replaced. Audio-visual upgrades and new circulation space in lobby areas to reduce crowding will also hopefully increase the overall enjoyment of the audience.
Along with Broadway Austin’s season, Texas Performing Arts will host its Texas Welcome Series events, which include national touring attractions, concerts and comedians.
With a calendar too rich in depth to include everything here, some of the notable upcoming shows in October include #IMOMSOHARD: The Getaway Tour (Oct. 15), Jeff Jeffries (Oct. 22), The Beach Boys (Oct. 24) and Ballet Hispanico (Oct. 30). As we move nearer to the holidays, November’s offerings include Katie Couric: Going “THERE” Live (Nov. 3), Jason Moran and the Harlem Hellfighters (Nov. 5), Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Nov. 14), the Kronos Quartet (Nov. 19 & 20) plus the intriguing prospect of the Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow (Nov. 23).
Hamilton in December
December brings in the big guns, as Hamilton launches the Broadway Austin season on Dec. 7.
Tickets for the 2021 portion of the 40th Season of Broadway in Austin are on sale online. Additional production tickets for 2022 will go on sale later this year. There are also plans for some of the smaller shows to take place in a more intimate, smaller capacity setting.
A complete look at the entire Texas Performing Arts season is available here.
Cover photo courtesy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater /Andrew Eccles
Britni Rachal lives in Austin, Texas. She is a freelance journalist, full-time marketer, and a Realtor®. In addition to writing, Rachal enjoys traveling, event planning, fashion, fitness and serving the Austin community.