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OutCast Archive - December 7, 2008

December 7, 2008

Studio guests:
  • Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills;

  • "Abuelita's Christmas Carol" playwright Alex Garza; and

  • Austin Santa Speedo Fun Run founder Edward Cruz.

  • For the last eight years, Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills has been attracting attention from around the world for his innovative and collaborative approach to choreography. Mills has created more than 40 works, which have been performed by companies across the U.S. and the world, including the Hong Kong Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the Atlanta Ballet, the Washington Ballet, and many others. OutCast talks to Stephen about leading Ballet Austin into the 21st century, plus the company's most recent production of The Nutcracker, onstage at the Long Center through December 23rd.

    One man, nine characters, loads of holiday laughs! "Abuelita's Christmas Carol" is back in Austin for four shows only in an unforgettable solo performance by the talented and hilarious playwright Alex Garza, who joins us tonight in the studio.

    "Abuelita's Christmas Carol" is onstage Saturdays & Sundays, December 13th/14th and December 20th/21st at City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd.

    Finally tonight, Edward Cruz is here. Edward is the founder of a classic Austin affair known as the Austin Santa Speedo Fun Run. Based on similar events in Toronto and Boston, there's a reason it's called a Santa Speedo Run. Runners are asked to wear a red, white or green Speedo for the event. Chilly? Probably. Chafing? Possibly. Friggin hysterical and a once in a lifetime opportunity? Definitely.

    The Austin Santa Speedo Fun Run is Saturday, December 13th at the Trail of Lights 5k run in Zilker Park.



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