Before you know it,
Summerstock Austin will be packing folks into the air-conditioned
Rollins Studio Theatre for three shows at the
Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Last year, we were bowled over by "Annie Get Your Gun" and mightily amused by "Monty Python’s Spamalot" as performed by students
and young pros.
The three selections this year:
"The Music Man" (July 20-Aug. 11)
Meredith Wilson‘s classic about a con man selling the idea of a marching band to small-town Iowa is an ideal match to the Summerstock project.
Bonus: Top teacher
Ginger Morris directs and choreographs.
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Aug. 1-11) This adaptation of the
Steve Martin-Michael Caine movie — also about swindlers — is not revived often enough. We admired the
David Yazbek-Jeffrey Lane show on Broadway but haven’t seen it since.
Dustin Gooch directs.
"Rob1n" (July 24-Aug.11) Every year, Austin nationa treasure
Allen Robertson contributes a new show to the Summerstock season. He worked with
Damon Brown on the book for this family-friendly version of the Robin Hood tales — hey, another lovable criminal?).
Robertson’s job? He only wrote the music and lyrics, co-wrote the book and serves as the show’s director and music director.
(Pay no attention to the placeholder poster above. It comes from a Florida Studio Theatre project. I’m sure the Long Center
will send out something fresh soon.)
Tickets are available at
TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive
at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or