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2016/17 Fall/Winter Season

We are proud to present the lineup to our 2016/17 Fall/Winter Season at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres. Be sure to browse all of our shows, including entertainment options for the whole the family with the Paramount Academy for the Arts’ Discovery Series.

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Season Show Descriptions

Donovan
Saturday, September 24th

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Donovan, the legendary singer-songwriter and 60s icon, kicks off our fall season with a rare Austin appearance. 2016 celebrates the 50th anniversary of his hit single “Sunshine Superman” topping the Billboard charts, and the album of the same name helping kick off rock ’n’ roll’s psychedelic revolution. Audiences will be treated to “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jennifer Juniper.” Quite rightly!


Rich Robinson Band
Saturday, September 24th

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Last year, Rich Robinson made it official: The Black Crowes, which he and his brother Chris had founded some 25 years earlier, were calling it quits. What was left unsaid was that he had already invested considerable time laying the groundwork for his own career. In fact, he’d been issuing his own projects for more than a decade. Collectively and individually, they tell a story that is quite different from that of the Crowes. Free and on his own, Robinson would create without restraint, explore without fear, discover and nurture considerable talents as a songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist.


The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour
Thursday, September 29th

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When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates 50 years later. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the television series The Monkees, the quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway, and country to their music. Now, Dolenz and Tork carry on that tradition with a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor, including clips from their Emmy-winning series. Their new show features all of the Monkees hits, plus an intimate acoustic set.


Hal Ketchum
Sunday, October 23rd

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Five years ago, Hal Ketchum packed up his guitars and left Nashville, turning his back on a successful, 20+ year career in country music. He first hit the country market alongside fellow troubadours like Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle, and went on to sell more than 5 million albums and rack up a half-dozen Top 10 hits. His latest release brings to mind the thrill of his earliest albums, and we can’t wait for him to grace the stage of the intimate Stateside Theatre.


Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, November 4th

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Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to the Paramount in 2016, performing songs from her brand-new record The Things That We Are Made Of as well as timeless hits from her expansive and beloved 14-album catalog. For nearly thirty years, Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad.


The Skivvies
Friday, November 4th

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The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, singer/actor/musicians performing arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals stripped down to the cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica…and all in their underwear. Nominated for “Show of the Year” for the 2015 MAC Award, The Wall Street Journal calls them, “smart, sophisticated…ingenious,” and Out Magazine says, “The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird-Al Parody and part sexy burlesque…an unusual explosion of satire and sultry.” Join us at the Stateside for an “intimate” show you won’t want to miss!


The Quebe Sisters
Saturday, November 5th

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When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound.


The Aaron Neville Duo
Friday, November 11th

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Aaron Neville, whose distinctive voice has made him one of the world’s foremost R&B singers, has moved seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. He returns to the Paramount for an intimate duo performance that will showcase his remarkable voice, accompanied by piano. Expect to hear classics like his first hit single “Tell It Like It Is,” doo-wop favorites from his most recent album My True Story, and surprises from his five-decade career.


A Wolverine Walks Into A Bar
November 11th – November 20th

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Greater Tuna co-creator Jaston Williams is joined by veteran actors Lauren Lane (co-star of TV’s The Nanny) and Kevin Bailey in the Stateside debut of A Wolverine Walks Into A Bar. The three-person cast bring to life a bevy of colorful characters, including a pacifist from Texas and a gun-toting grandma, an elderly grande dame and a gondola-sinking world traveler, and an anglo man who longs to be Hispanic (married to a Hispanic woman who longs to be Anglo). “While developing the show in front of an audience, the reaction reminded me of the energy I first experienced when Greater Tuna opened so many years ago,” says Williams. VIP seating on stage is very limited and based on availability.


Ray Wylie Hubbard
Saturday, November 12th

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Last year, we upgraded Ray Wylie Hubbard’s annual birthday show from the State to the Paramount. This year will be an even larger affair, as the Austin icon celebrates his 70th with friends and special guests. Hubbard started his journey as a folk singer in his native Oklahoma before falling in with the wild and wooly cosmic/outlaw Texas country scene of the 1970s. His most recent album, last year’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune, found the Austin icon writing the strongest material of his career, and his recently-published autobiography, A Life…Well, Lived was an instant classic.


Marc Cohn 25th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, November 15th

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Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record with a series of very special concerts. Joined by an all-star band, Marc will perform his Grammy-winning record in its entirety, from start to finish. From the iconic opening track “Walking In Memphis,” to the album closer “True Companion,” fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time. Photos and video from Marc’s personal archives will be shown, making this a singularly intimate concert experience.


Paramount Science Summit
Thursday, December 1st

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Please join us as Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. S. James Gates; three of the nation’s most recognizable physicists, discuss our ever expanding galaxy, scientific inspiration, and innovation. All three are leading communicators of complex ideas and will guide us through an evening of scientific discovery and illumination. Speakers, moderated panel plus Q&A. VIP Ticket includes a prime seat for the show and exclusive access to the pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and a meet & greet and photos with featured speakers. Limited quantity available and will be seated on first come, first served basis.


Keb’ Mo’
Saturday, December 3rd

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Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and he’s collaborated with artists like Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, and Little Milton.


Elvis and Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley
Wednesday, December 14th

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On her first-ever tour, Priscilla Presley will offer audiences an extremely rare opportunity to gain insight into a world only a few have entered. Take a journey through her fascinating life in an intimate interview format. She will share stories, personal photos, and never-before-seen home videos of her life with Elvis, and even answer questions from the audience.


The Moth
Friday, December 16th

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A surefire sellout every year, The Moth returns in 2016 with an all-new batch of stories and storytellers. Hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal, The Moth has presented thousands of stories by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide.


Bruce & Kelly’s Holiday Shindig
Saturday, December 17th

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It’s a bonafide Paramount holiday tradition. Last year’s sold-out Christmas bash featured a knockout guest performance from Rodney Crowell, and you can bet Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison will outdo themselves with this year’s show. The singer-songwriter husband-and-wife duo will perform songs from their Christmas album, Happy Holidays, holiday-themed classics, and more!


Iliza Shlesinger
Friday, January 20th

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Dallas native Iliza Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts, and her 2015 follow-up, Freezing Hot, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America. Her new TBS series Separation Anxiety premiered in March of 2016.


Bridget Everett
NEW DATE! Thursday, February 16th

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According to Time Out, Bridget Everett is one of the “Funniest People in New York.” We think she’s one of the Funniest People – period! Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Lady Dynamite, and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall with the legendary Patti LuPone. She was the talk of the Moontower Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015, and her side-splitting headline show at Stateside will leave you speechless. Trust us.


Discovery Series

Entertainment for the whole family! The Paramount is committed to continue bringing world-class theatre and puppetry for young audiences to Austin. The Discovery Series has something for everyone in the family to love! Every ticket comes with a study guide crafted to the show’s content.

Single tickets are available to each family show in the 16/17 Discovery Series. Purchase a complete or partial season for discounts and other subscriber benefits.

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