A tease of our upcoming journey… Book your seats now for this descent into madness. Bernard and his fiancées invite you to stay at his apartment in Paris, but beware of turbulence! ‪#‎elpaseoarts‬ ‪#‎boeingboeing‬ ‪#‎theatre‬ ‪#‎comedy‬ ‪#‎southpadreisland‬

Beware of turbulence!

Buckle your seat belts for a turbulent flight of hysterical laughter with El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Production of Boeing! Boeing!

“It’s deliciously, deliriously innocent. Pure pleasure!” – The New York Times

Fasten your seat belt for a non-stop ride as El Paseo Arts Foundation presents its final Showcase Production, the French farce Boeing! Boeing! on April 1st and 2nd at the South Padre Island Convention Center. The show was the winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Revival of a Play, a smash hit in London and one of the most produced French plays in the world. It’s a show that will take actors and audiences alike up, up and away as El Paseo wraps up an incredible 10th season of arts events!

Boeing Boeing logoIt’s the swinging 60’s and Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, juggles three fiancées – an American, an Italian and a German – each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers in Paris. Following a carefully timed schedule based on airline itineraries, and with the help of his disapproving housekeeper, Bernard keeps one up, one down, and one pending, and each woman unaware of the others’ existence. However, Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his naïve, home-town friend Robert comes to stay, and a faster new jet coupled with some unexpected bad weather cause schedule changes that throw off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously; timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom; and catastrophe looms. All this combines to create an evening of hilarious turbulence that is deliciously and deliriously innocent in its quaint swinging sixties style.

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El Paseo Arts to Hold Auditions for Boeing! Boeing! On February 18th and 19th

Fasten your seat belt for a non-stop ride as El Paseo Arts Foundation will hold auditions at Paragraphs Bookstore on Wednesday and Thursday, February 18th and 19th, at 7:00 p.m., for the April 1st and 2nd production of Boeing! Boeing! – winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Revival of a Play. It’s a show that will take actors and audiences alike up, up and away! Continue reading

Irish Players coming to South Padre Island

It’s an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and all things joyfully Irish when the San Antonio Comhaltas Session Players perform at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on Friday and Saturday nights, February 20 – 21, 2015. Light refreshments and a cash bar will open the event at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Comhaltas Session Players is one of the more than 400 international chapters of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí (meaning “Society of the Musicians of Ireland”) which is the primary Irish organization dedicated to the promotion of the music, song, dance and the language of Ireland. The San Antonio Chapter was founded in 2011 and its members have earned praise as amazingly accomplished musicians of traditional Irish music. They have twice toured Ireland and played for the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins. A local pub owner and musician in Dingle, Ireland was quoted in the local newspaper praising the San Antonio Group as, “a class apart in terms of their precision and execution. They bring back the way sessions used to be played in pubs.” Continue reading

El Paseo Arts Foundation pays tribute to the Big Band Era

In the United States, during the twentieth century, each succeeding generation embraced its own immensely popular, rhythmically strong and rebellious musical forms. Each of these musical forms has left a permanent mark on American popular music, especially the sound of the Big Bands – led by musical icons such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. It was a positive and optimistic music that provided the jazzy, upbeat soundtrack during one of the most difficult periods of American History. When the Jazz Age ended and the country was shocked back to reality by the Great Depression and World War II, the new beat for Americans was found in the music of the Big Bands. This was the music that accompanied more than sixteen million members of the “Greatest Generation” as they marched off to war, the music that lifted spirits on the home front, the music that welcomed our soldiers home, and the music that eased people’s worries during the post-war recession. Continue reading

The musical comedy/drama “Billy Bishop Goes to War” brings an extraordinary play to the El Paseo Arts stage at the Isla Grand Resort

The New York Times called Billy Bishop Goes to War “A high-flying ace of a show capturing the humor, the hellfire and the derring-do of an extraordinary career.” The New Yorker called it, “A delightful – and cunningly wrought – work of art.” El Paseo Arts Foundation in partnership with Brownsville’s Commemorative Air Force is proud to bring this amazing production to the Isla Grand Stage on Thursday and Friday, January 8 and 9, 2015. The evenings of theatre begin with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. The curtain goes up on the performance at 7:30 p.m.

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