What an incredible year at the AT&T Performing Arts Center! From marvelous Broadway shows to jaw-dropping concerts, enlightening speakers to community-minded events – we hosted hundreds of performances in 2017. Below are a few of our staff’s personal highlights.
“As a Shakespeare nerd, theatre geek, and lover of goofy humor, it doesn’t get much better than Something Rotten! for me. Admittedly, a colleague and I were shushed by a nearby patron for laughing too hard during this show. It couldn’t be helped though. That medley at the end is pure comic gold.”
– Autumn Garrison, Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement
“Neil Gaiman was one of my faves. I liked how it seemed like he was just making it up as he went along, but it was never boring or awkward. You could feel everyone’s attention aimed right at him. It felt like being in a theatre on Star Wars opening night, but it was just one guy on a stage telling us stories.”
– Erik Bowers, Box Office Manager
“Lila Downs at Strauss Square was the best concert of 2017. Strauss Square is a beautiful venue and was the perfect space for Lila. It was one of those perfect, Texas autumn nights and Ms. Downs was holding court. The show was vibrant, soulful, and at times it brought tears to the audiences’ eyes. Her powerful voice carried across the venue while Latin American artwork displayed on the screen behind her. At the end of her performance, everyone was standing out of their seats shouting praise and adoration at Lila Downs.”
– Chris McDonald, Marketing Manager
“My highlight of 2017 was definitely our first-ever Neiman Marcus Kids Night on Broadway during Finding Neverland! I loved seeing the lobby filled with excited children and their families. I will never forget that sold-out performance hall with all the kids in their Peter Pan hats and with their Tinkerbell wands. The staff really came together to create an unforgettable experience for this audience. I was so proud to be part of it. It was my favorite day of work – ever.”
– Kathryn Cox, Group Sales Manager
“Something Rotten! really made my year. I didn’t know much about the show, only that is was supposed to be about the making of the very first musical and that it was a comedy. The show blew me away! I had never laughed so much during a show! The music, costumes, acting and writing went way beyond my expectations!”
– Jessica Smith, Client Services Manager
“Neil Gaiman – Hearing him read his stories live was incredible! Click-Clack the Rattlebag will forever be one of my favorite spooky stories.”
– Natasha Porzikova, Social Media Coordinator
Here’s to an even better 2018!