June 13, 2011

Coming This Fall: The 2011-2012 Season

Right now, it's like a mirage on the horizon. A paradise seen in the distance, faintly visible after another long, hot summer. You may thirst for it and reach in vain, for as of now it remains beyond your grasp. But give it time, my dehydrated friend. Soon, the seasons will change. And come the fall, you can quench your thirst for more live performances... at The Paramount Theatre's 2011-2012 season.

I, for one, am craving more performances. Last season was the first I experienced at The Paramount, and it blew me away. Everything surpassed my expectations, and it was incredible to see so many people at the top of their craft. I was entertained, moved, enlightened and always amazed by the artist on stage. At every event, I found myself rapt at attention as I watched each act on stage inside the classic venue. And as excited as I was last season, I am even more feverish with anticipation at what lies ahead.

Now's the time to start salivating at the announced entertainers. A full season of 19 shows approaches. So dust of your calendars and start clearing your plans. Some of these you just can... not... miss.

Presenting the following Season Subscription Series...

Experience music, comedy and candid discussions with the following ladies:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A spoken word performance with the "Divine Miss M" about passions that extend beyond the world of showbiz.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 
She's bringing the funny. Be ready to gasp... repeatedly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
An evening with one of the most commanding voices in music today.

Legends and bold entertainers shine brightly upon the classic Paramount Theatre marquee.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 
The Legend. The Gambler. The man with over five decades in show business under his belt sings his greatest hits.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Hilarious comedy that is sort of a two-for-one deal: Not only do you get Short, but the show will feature his alter ego, the delightfully annoying Jiminy Glick.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
A story of truth, beauty, freedom and love. Why watch it? Because you can can can!

Unique shows and personalities for a city that keeps it weird.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This legendary and eclectic performer has sold millions of records. Experience his distinctive sound.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The affable yet acerbic Bourdain of Travel Channel's "No Reservations" takes on Ripert, celebrated chef of New York’s Le Bernardin restaurant and Bravo TV’s "Top Chef." This will be a dish best served cold.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
One of New York's hippest storytellers, The Moth has packed houses across the nation with his live stories (told without notes!) about people from all walks of life.

Offering entertainment for the entire family. Great for audiences young and old.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Buddy's live show serves up fun and cakes!

Saturday, January 28, 2012
An afternoon of stories, family fun, and critters. Lots of critters.

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Canadian quintet who put on an energetic show. Their instruments are crafted from recycled materials such as scrap metal and even artillery shells! Together they create music that is far from being junk.

Ah, but there are still many more shows.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Composer and bandleader Bela Fleck has reunited his original Flecktones and brings them all to The Paramount. Also along for the ride, Bela's signature banjo.

The Paramount tradition returns! Comedians Joe Sears and Jaston Williams bring their two-man show back for a tale of Christmas hijinks in the little town of Tuna, TX.

December 2, 2011
Yep. That John Waters. The director of Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry-Baby and Serial Mom brings his offbeat humor to the stage in a one-man vaudeville act. It would be a dirty shame to miss it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Another Paramount tradition returns for the holidays! Texas royalty on the country music scene, Willis and Robison bring warmth and joy in a show that has something for everyone.

February 17 & 18, 2012
A production of amazing choreography that blurs the line between individual performers. Sure to mesmerize audiences with their "sense of dance-troupe-as-organism" acts.

Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Queen of Kids' Music. Need I say more? You know what little members of the family to bring.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 
A powerful play performed by one of America's oldest and most respected touring companies. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play, it was also adapted into an Oscar nominated film in 2008.

Monday, April 23, 2012 
What would a season be without David and his sardonic wit? There's never a dull or artificial moment during his live performances. If you've never seen him, you owe it to yourself to attend. If you have seen him, you know you can't wait to do it again.

Season packages and various combinations of shows are available now. Don't forget that as a subscriber, you can reap the following benefits:
  • Priority Seating
  • Waived Service Fees
  • Free Parking
  • Paramount Club Membership
and... exclusive access to
  • The Season Kick-Off Party
    September 21, 2011
  • The Holiday Party
    November 30, 2011
  • The Wrap Party
    April 18, 2012
Get the best seats possible or choose more flexibility for the shows you want to attend. The choice is yours on how you want to see them. Each one of these is a special event in itself. Special because of the performer, special because of the historic venue, special because it will be something you'll aways treasure.

This lineup truly has something for everyone, and that's no mirage. Join us at The Paramount all season long. It forever shines bright in downtown Austin, and is always your oasis for culture and entertainment.

Try and contain yourselves, folks. It'll be here before you know it.