El Paseo Arts Schedule Play Auditions

El Paseo Arts Foundation announces auditions for two plays, a comedy and a drama. The auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Auditions will be held at the South Padre Island Community Center, at 4506 Padre Blvd.

Dead Air by Lee Mueller is a hilarious murder mystery set in the 1940’s golden era of radio shows. The entire play takes place during the live radio broadcast of the Guy Godfry Show. There are plenty of characters, twists, and turns to keep you guessing as to who dun it! With a good size cast and lots of interaction with the audience, everyone is sure to have a great time!

The cast includes 6 males and 4 females: 1 male, 18-30; 5 males, 30+; 1 female, 18-30; and 3 females, 30+.  The performances for Dead Air are scheduled for January 22 and 23, 2018, at the Isla Grand Beach Resort. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, November 27, 2017.

The Tony Award-winning play, The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, is a powerful drama based on the life of John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Merrick is rescued from sideshows by a young doctor and admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital where he evolves from an object of pity to a witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati.

The cast includes 7 males and 4-5 females, ages 20 and over. The performances for The Elephant Man are scheduled for February 22, 23, and 24, 2018. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 8, 2018.

The auditions are fun – fun to participate in and fun to watch. Being part of a play cast or crew is even more fun. Exercise your creative genius and get involved in fun of creating theatre. For additional information, contact JoAnn Evans, 956-572-5730.

El Paseo Arts Foundation to Present – A’lante Flamenco, a Traditional and Contemporary Flamenco Music and Dance Group.

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017, El Paseo Arts Foundation presents A’lante Flamenco at the nightclub located at 5908 Padre Blvd, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Padre Blvd and Sunset Street, South Padre Island, TX. “The sounds of rapid-fire hand clapping, feet pounding the floor, and guitars strumming to the plaintive sounds of flamenco singing are the sensory treats that provide the backdrop for A’lante Flamenco’s newest work, Flamencura. An electrifying evening of flamenco music and dance, Flamencura transports audiences into a traditional Spanish flamenco club, where the four dancers and three musicians of A’lante Flamenco show off their skills with fire and passion.
With the fiery guitar of Jose Manuel Tejeda, searing vocals by Celia Corrales and Isai Chacón, and graceful, powerful dance by Olivia Chacón, Guillermo Tabares, Karen Vilches and Carisa Leal, the performers share the beauty and intensity of the flamenco art form with audiences. Flamenco is all about living in the moment—experiencing every instant to the fullest—and in the nghtclub’s intimate setting, audiences can get up-close and personal with the artists without missing a single detail of Flamencura. From the chattering castanets of dances like Sevillanas and Asturias to the rapid-fire footwork of Bulerias and undulating hands of Fandangos, A’lante Flamenco will bring a piece of Spain to South Padre Island.
Olivia and Isaí Chacon lived in Spain for five years studying flamenco, performing in the traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs) of Madrid, and touring internationally with groups like La Compania Flamenca de Cristobal Reyes and artists including Antonio Reyes, Laura Tabanera, and others. In 2010, they returned to Olivia’s native Texas to open their dance school in Austin, and formed A’lante Flamenco the following year.
Members of the company hail from the likes of San Antonio, TX; Durango, Mexico; and Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. From Latin musicians with more than 25 years of experience to multidisciplined dancers experienced in ballet, jazz, modern and folkloric, A’lante Flamenco has the talent to create a performance that is the a perfect blend of spice, passion and incredible entertainment. Come spend the evening with El Paseo Arts Foundation as we present, A’lante Flamenco!
Tickets for A’lante Flamenco are $30 per person, $25 for El Paseo Arts members. A cash bar will be available for the evening beginning at 6:30 when doors open. Curtain is at 7:30PM. Parking is free. Tickets are available for purchase at Paragraphs Book Store, SOS, PadreRitaGrill, the Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square, and online at www.elpaseoarts.org.
It’s a thrilling evening of contemporary flamenco music and dance that begins as soon as the talented dancers take center stage, and the electric environment will keep your heart racing all evening.
A’lante Flamenco’s productions have received acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Awards include the Austin Critics’ Table awards for Best Dancer 2012/2013 (Olivia Chacon in The Red Shoes), Best Dance Ensemble 2013/2014 (for Prophecies) and Best Dance Ensemble 2014/2015 (for Desplazados). The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale was also chosen as one of the “Best Dance Shows of 2012” by the San Antonio Express-News.

It’s a Milk-Snorting Funny Evening as El Paseo Arts Hosts The Wonder Bread Years on September 18 and 19, 2017.

Pat Hazell takes the stage at the SPI Convention Center on September 18 and 19, 2017, to perform his one-man show, The Wonder Bread Years, a fresh and funny salute to Americana. The Wonder Bread Years is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country have enjoyed this show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves them laughing at stories about the years before technology changed the world.

(See complete press release under Current Year Menu above.)



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs

Saturday, October 21st 1–3 PM

140: Twitter Poems (Bilingual Edition)
translated by Gerald Padilla
Book discussion, reception and signing with author and poet Christopher Carmona

Christopher Carmona is the author of The Road to Llorona Park, which won the 2016 NACCS Tejas Best Fiction Award and was listed as one of the top 8 Latinx books in 2016 by NBCNews. He was the inaugural writer-in-residence for the Langdon Review Writers Residency Program in 2015. He has three books of poetry: 140 Twitter Poems, I Have Always Been Here and beat.

These events are free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX

For information call us at 956-433-5057