Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 26, 2013
The “Soundtrack Series,” a live story-telling showcase, returns to the Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre for three weekends this upcoming season: Sept. 5-6, Nov. 1-2 and Jan. 3-4.
New York-based writer and performer Dana Rossi brought her show to the Rollins twice this summer.
One of the most refreshing shows that the Long Center has presented recently, the “Soundtrack Series” features of a changing lineup of performers telling personal stories about the pop songs that — for better or worse — have made up the soundtrack of their lives.
For the Austin iteration of the show, Rossi gathers local Austin performers and brings a New York-based performer or two.
Rossi MC’s the show and spins a tale herself, usually one connected to a song by Madonna, Stevie Nicks or Queen.
Tables and chairs on the Rollins Studio’s stage offer casual, cafe-style seating for the intimate shows.
Austin raconteurs who took the stage this summer included Adam Sultan, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Bob Khosravi, Hank Schwemmer, Monique Daviau, Mike Henry and Lowell Bartholomee, among others.
“Everybody has a song that means something to them,” Rossi told the American-Statesman in July. “Everybody connects a certain song to certain moments of their lives, and then hearing that song again brings you right back to that moment, unleashes all these memories.”
For more info: thelongcenter.org/event/soundtrack-series-2
Also check out the free “Soundcast Series” podcast Rossi produces at http://www.soundtrackseries.com/