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October 4, 2022

The Daily Texan highlights performances coming to Bass Concert Hall this semester, from musicals to comedians

Emma George

Bass Concert Hall, located across from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, brings performers and shows from all over the world to campus. The Daily Texan highlights some of the upcoming events at Bass Concert Hall this semester.

Students can purchase the Bass Pass to receive exclusive access to a limited number of $10 tickets for musical performances and exclusive pre-sale opportunities for other shows throughout the year.

SIX the Musical – Oct. 3-8

British musical comedy “SIX” tells the story of the six wives of Henry VIII through a modern lens. The musical takes the form of a pop concert, with each wife competing to determine who had the worst experience with their mutual husband. A celebration of female empowerment, “SIX” won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Original Score.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – Oct. 12-15

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s “Restless Leg Tour,” their first live tour together, will celebrate the stars’ thirty years of friendship with jokes and stories from their long careers in Hollywood. Fey and Poehler both worked on “Saturday Night Live,” with Fey going on to create and star in “30 Rock” and Poehler starring in “Parks and Recreation” after leaving the sketch comedy show.

Lila Downs – Oct. 20

Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs incorporates traditional Mexican music, popular music and indigenous Mexican influences in her genre-spanning songs. Downs has achieved international success through her decades-long career, winning a Grammy and multiple Latin Grammy awards. Her Austin performance will celebrate the traditions of Day of the Dead, with audience members encouraged to come dressed in costumes and bring remembrances of their loved ones.

Ali Wong – Nov. 11

Comedian, writer, actress and director Ali Wong will bring her signature no-filter brand of comedy to Austin for one night in November. Wong starred in “Always Be My Maybe” and “Beef,” and she released three critically acclaimed stand-up specials on Netflix.

The Book of Mormon – Nov. 14-19

“The Book of Mormon” follows two missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they try to spread their faith to the residents of a remote village in Uganda who are preoccupied by other issues in their community, such as famine and oppression. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, the musical comedy stands as one of the most successful musicals of all time.

Samara Joy – Dec. 3

Twenty-three-year-old Samara Joy became the second jazz singer in history to win the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2023. Considered one of the first jazz stars of Generation Z, Samara Joy will bring her unique take on both classic jazz standards and forgotten gems to the Bass Concert Hall in December.

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About the Contributor
Emma George, Comics Editor
Emma is currently a Spring 2023 Comics Editor. She is a junior civil engineering major whoe loves to draw, read, and visiting art museums. She has previously been a Comics sStaffer and Comics Senior Illustrator.