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One-Woman Show ‘Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies’ Coming to Tobin Center

One-Woman Show ‘Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies’ Coming to Tobin Center

A new one-woman show that draws from the real life of actress Bette Davis will hit the stage of the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater for three performances from February 1 to 3. Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies is written, produced and stars Jessica Sherr. The play takes place in 1940 just before the Academy

Ballet San Antonio Opens Season with ‘Giselle’

The legend of the Wilis took hold within European society in the nineteenth century. The ghosts of young maidens deserted by lovers on their wedding night, the Wilis held a dangerous grudge against all men and were known for torturing them in the shadowy forests of the German Rhineland. Drawing from romantic era themes of exoticism and the supernatural, Giselle is the

Dixie Longate Brings Her Comic Tupperware Party to Tobin Stage

Since her early days entertaining “straight Republican white women” in Orange County living rooms, wayward Southern belle Dixie Longate—an over-the-top drag character created by writer-actor Kris Andersson—has earned comparisons to Dame Edna and emerged as an unlikely ambassador for Orlando-based Tupperware Brands Corp. Putting an unapologetically trashy spin on the Tupperware-party format, Andersson’s signature show

Alison Bechdel’s Lesbian Tragicomedy ‘Fun Home’ Comes to Life on Tobin Stage

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, is

Our Summer Concert Picks

From Broadway numbers to funky club bangers, there’s  something in store for everyone when it comes to entertainment options in the Alamo City. Here are our top concert picks for summer 2017. Melissa Etheridge Known for her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Melissa Etheridge entered the music scene in 1988 and quickly garnered hits like

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