Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day

Thank you teachers for all that you do.
“Teacher’s see things. They see when you run down the hall. They see when your passing notes. But they also see the person that we could all become someday.”

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Maggie Maye… Back at it this summer

by Chad Dike, Education and Outreach Program Manager

MaggieMaye_300x225After 4 amazing shows during the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, We are REALLY excited to announce Maggie Maye will back this year, as the instructor for our Stand Up Comedy Intensive.  Maggie Maye has always had a knack for making people laugh. From her first time on stage, she knew she loved stand up more than she loved candy. Well, it’s actually a tie, but still, that’s a lot. Maggie has been called one of the funniest comics in Austin, has been a finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and was featured in Austin Monthly magazine. I’ll bet you can Moontower-Logoprobably guess where this broad lives. She’s also been a featured performer at FunFunFun Fest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. She has had the opportunity to share the stage with such awesome performers as Todd Berry, Earth Wind and Fire, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo and the legendary Paul Mooney. Also, this 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever, so she’s got that going for her. Maggie likes to use her charm, wit and backhanded form of observational humor to make people laugh and think. Please give her candy and tell her it’s working.

To sign up for the Stand Up Comedy Intensive click here.

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The Paramount Loves Austin Teachers

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LIGHTWIRE THEATER returns to the Paramount Theatre THIS SUNDAY

DINO LIGHT poster You may have seen them two years ago on the Paramount stage or you may have seen them on your television screen or computer screen dazzling audiences and judges on America’s Got Talent, but no matter where you saw them… they are back! Based out of New Orleans, Lightwire Theater company returns to the Paramount stage this Sunday, March 31st at 2pm & 4:30pm presenting their hit show DinoLight!: A Glow in the Dark Adventure.  The story follows Darwin, a dinosaur, as he learns how to love, make friends, and explore the world around him. Whether he meets ostriches, fishes, or evil, monstrous dinosaurs, Darwin delights audiences with his swift movement and bright lights! And… as the title implies, this show glows in the darks! Lightwire Theater blends puppetry, electroluminescent lights, and dance into their heartwarming, original story.

Darwin with Flower 13-14Joins us at the Paramount this Sunday, March 31st at 2pm or 4:30pm for this one-of-a-kind show. One hour before each performance there will be free dinosaur crafts at the theater!

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE, over the phone by calling (512) 474-1221, or at the box office located at 713 Congress Ave.

Use the special code “DINO” for BUY ONE GET ONE FREE tickets!

Check out a clip of DinoLight! on America’s Got Talent at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMjovmAni3I

See you at the theater!

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The Rundown

By: Chad Dike, Education and Outreach Program Manager

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We have been super busy here at the Paramount Academy for the Arts!  Here is a quick rundown of what we have been up to: Continue reading

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$25 off Camps until March 1st!

$25 off Camps until March 1st!

Sign up before March 1st and receive $25 off any camp.

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Innovations in Teaching

By Mitch Harris, Literacy to Life Associate

PrintA few weeks ago, I attended the Texas Tribune’s 3rd annual Tribune Festival.  While there was a quite impressive list of speakers and topics (Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz and Anita Perry to name a few), I found myself drawn to the Public Education speaker series. Continue reading

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