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Tobin Center recognized as finalist for international development award

07/15/2016 - 2:15pm

Shortly after details were released for the design of Frost Tower, the spotlight on downtown San Antonio architecture and development is getting even brighter with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts chosen as a finalist for a prestigious award from the Urban Land Institute. The performance arts complex is one of 26 finalists located around the world that are up for this year's Global Awards for Excellence.

Dolly Parton to Play a Benefit Concert at the Tobin Center

06/24/2016 - 12:00pm

Well known for her generous spirit as well as her songwriting prowess and charismatic personality, Dolly Parton will be stopping in San Antonio on her Pure & Simple 2016 Tour. Just in time for the holidays, the blond bombshell with the heart of gold and the hair to match will headline the Tobin Center's Third Annual Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 8.  In support of her 43rd studio album, the honky tonk angel will perform her classics — on six instruments, no less — and tell some stories from her iconic career.

Under the Sparkling Veil San Antonio Gets a World-Class, Multipurpose Performing Arts Center

06/23/2016 - 4:00pm

At the geographic center of San Antonio’s Riverwalk—a five-mile lane of shops, restaurants, hotels, and nightspots along the city’s San Antonio River—the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts connects directly with the footpath, inviting visitors to stop at this newly revived and reimagined cultural center. The 120'-high structure is wrapped in a metal veil, a shimmering mesh that becomes a spectacle on the city’s skyline and complements the environment.

John Mayall to Bring the Blues to the Carlos Alvarez Theater

06/20/2016 - 9:45am

Blues singer and songwriter John Mayall has honed his music craft for 70 years and shows no sign of slowing down. He will bring his band of Texas and Chicago musicians, with Rocky Athas on guitar, Greg Rzab on bass, and Jay Davenport on drums, to play an intimate concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 25 as part of the Tobin Studio Sessions.

The Tobin Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Performances

06/15/2016 - 2:45pm

Dedicated to inclusion, The Tobin Center announces its first Sensory-Friendly Performance. These performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming and specially-adapted for the enjoyment of families with members that are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, cognitive and physical challenges, or other sensory sensitivities. The Sensory-Friendly Performance with Parsons Dance Company is on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11 am in the H-E-B Performance Hall.

Inside Hunnypot: Concert Review and Photos - John Waite

06/10/2016 - 2:15pm

On May 22nd, John Waite had the pleasure of bringing his remarkable stories to life for a cherished group of his fans at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX.   John Waite’s performance would be latest in a critically acclaimed concert series hosted at the Tobin Center called Studio Sessions. For those that have not attended a Studio Session at the Tobin Center, it’s important to understand why performances in the 295 seat Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater are different than your typical everyday concert.

Review: '14' a dazzler

06/10/2016 - 2:00pm
AtticRep closes its current season with “14,” a spiritual cousin to last year’s season finale “From the Mahabharata: The Great Dance-Off.” Like last year’s work, “14” is an original, dance-based piece. And it’s another dazzler.

San Antonio has an amazing night with Dan and Phil

06/10/2016 - 2:00pm

The screams of hundreds of fans filled the H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts as preteens, teens and sometimes bewildered parents and babysitters turned out for the San Antonio stop of YouTube stars Dan and Phil’s “The Amazing Tour in Not on Fire” on Thursday. The stage was as colorful as the two hosts, dominated by a giant TV/microwave covered with cutouts of emojis, video game characters and over-the-top animals.

AtticRep uses dance and video to explore a girl’s life

06/06/2016 - 4:45pm
The newest original work created by AtticRep, titled “14,” started percolating on playgrounds several years ago as Roberto Prestigiacomo watched his daughter play. “She was playing with kids she met for the first time, and watching her play, and (seeing) the facility of kids to be together, I thought, ‘I’ve got to do something with this,’” said Prestigiacomo, the company’s producing artistic director. “So the universe we are going to create is a visual, metaphorical playground.”

Tobin Reveals 2016-2017 Season, Studio Sessions Concerts

05/25/2016 - 2:45pm

In the 21st century age of hyper-pop culture and grandiose experiences in the entertainment industry, it’s not all about bright lights and flashy photo ops. The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will cater to the tastes of artistic introverts and extroverts with its performance palette for the 2016-2017 season.

Tobin Center takes high school students backstage

05/25/2016 - 1:30pm

 School field trips don’t usually do much for Brackenridge High School junior Serena Torres, but the backstage tour that her theater tech class took of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Monday was different. “I actually got excited over this one,” Torres said. The 17-year-old took the 90-minute tour with 12 of her classmates and teacher Cheryl Hanson. Technical Director Sean Jenkins met the group in the lobby, where they asked about the kinds of lights that are in the ceiling.

Gnarly! ’80s music is back and touring the U.S.

05/16/2016 - 1:30pm

Eighties music is back in San Antonio, and nothing reflects it more than the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ recent spate of ’80s concert announcements: Culture Club, Duran Duran and New Edition. Next week, ’80s star John Waite (“Missing You”) plays a storytellers-style show at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center on May 22.

Noted dancer and arts consultant meets with Ballet San Antonio

05/13/2016 - 2:00pm

Arts consultant Bruce Marks, whose long careers include stints dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and heading Ballet West and the Boston Ballet, sees a lot of potential in Ballet San Antonio. “Usually, it’s a good ballet company in search of a theater; now we’ve got a theater in search of a great ballet company,” Marks said. “And we’re going to fill that void.” Marks, who has advised dance companies around the world, spent part of last week meeting with the company’s leadership to offer advice on how to grow the company.

Tobin announces theater, dance seasons

05/03/2016 - 3:15pm

The 2016-17 season of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ three subscription series — Signature, Dance and Edge — holds the first touring production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” since the musical went to Broadway as well as the return of longtime favorites. Aaron Zimmerman, vice president of programming and marketing for the Tobin Center, said he is particularly pleased with the lineup for the dance series, not only because it features four world-class contemporary companies but because there will be an educational component with each performance. In addition, on Sept.

San Antonio’s favorite theater named the best in the world

04/12/2016 - 4:45pm
San Antonio’s thriving arts scene is an undeniable source of city pride. Contributing on the theater front is the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which brings in a diverse array of performances and programming in its state-of-the-art venue. So, it should come as no surprise to San Antonians that it just received an all-star ranking, placing it among the top theaters in the world.

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