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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

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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The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE at the Paramount THIS WEEKEND!

By Chrissy Shackelford, Education & Outreach Associate

MagicWe’re bringing Magic back to the Paramount! Nearly 100 years ago famed magician Harry Houdini performed on the historic Paramount stage, delighting audiences, escaping deathly feats, and giving the theatre our most talked about anecdote! (Legend has it that Houdini carved a hole in the ceiling of the Paramount to perform one of his grand illusions. You can still see the hole today, just look up and to the left of the painting of St. Cecilia!) Continue reading

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Banning Books

by Mitch Harris, Literacy To Life Associate

There is, and always has been, a heated debate concerning what is “appropriate” in a classroom for students at various age levels.  Because of this, school boards and educational institutions are allowed to ban (with good reason) books that are seen as offensive or inappropriate for their students.

However, for one week each year (this week in fact), the American Library Association along with a host of other literary organizations sponsors Banned Books Week, a celebration of literature that pushes boundaries and opens new world to us as readers.

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