Austin Shakespeare Benefit: Shakespeare and All that Jazz Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6 pm at Parker Jazz Club, 117 W 4th St, Ste 107B, Austin, TX 78701. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3467318. Austin Shakespeare, in its first collaboration with Parker Jazz Club, will present “Shakespeare and All that Jazz” for one night only on Sunday, July 8th at 6 pm. Featuring Shakespeare-themed songs written by John Dankworth for Dame Cleo Laine, this cabaret show will be emceed by Nick Mayo and performed by Pamela Hart, “Austin's First Lady of Jazz” (Austin Woman Magazine). Other singers include Kara Bliss, Leslie Bonnell, Sharron Bower Anderson, Linda Nenno and Courtney Santana, under the music direction of Austin Haller.
ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents professional theater of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. In the fall and spring, Austin Shakespeare also produces plays by Shaw, Schiller, and Stoppard as a “Resident Company” of the The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Rollins Studio Theatre. Austin Shakespeare’s ongoing “Shakespeare Aloud” reading group and “Artist’s Way” sessions invite new participants weekly. Austin Shakespeare’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language.
Austin Shakespeare is a proud member of the Austin Creative Alliance.