After the Easter break, the Abilene entertainment scene hops back into action

The Abilene entertainment season, during the school year, is a roller coaster.

There are times when it Peaks, with events stacked on top of each other, and times when it bottoms out. There is nothing planned, now often due to holidays.

The entertainment scene Easter weekend is quiet.

That comes after no less than four theater Productions on stages last weekend, an Abilene Philharmonic concert and, perhaps the event that drew the most people, Cruise Night on Saturday.

After Easter, there will be a push toward the end of school and continue into the summer.

The second weekend of

Abilene Christian University will offer a second weekend of “Bus Stop” at the Williams Performing Arts Center. The show began before Easter and resumes next weekend.

McMurry’s summer theater season is the next collegiate effort, but there won’t be an Abilene Shakespeare Festival this summer “due to budget constraints,” according to an Abilene Christian University posting.

May will include the annual Western Heritage Classic in mid-May and the Dyess Big Country AirFest, which is back at Abilene Regional Airport on May 21. After that, the children’s Art & Literacy Festival comes, June 8-11. The first woman artist will be Featured – Sophie Blackall.

Here is a quick look at what’s coming up after we find all the Hidden Easter eggs, and maybe a few from last year that went unnoticed.

The 2022 Children's Art & Literacy Festival is weeks away, with Sophie Blackall this year's featured author-illustrator.

ABILENE COMMUNITY BAND

April 26: Spring concert

ABILENE COMMUNITY THEATER

May 13-15 / 20-22: “Three Tall Women”

ABILENE PHILHARMONIC

April 29: “Vino with the Maestro,” Paramount Theater

May 7: “1812 Overture,”

June 11: “Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles”

BIG COUNTRY AIRFEST

May 21: Abilene Regional Airport

BROADWAY SERIES

May 29: The long-awaited performance of “Waitress” at the Abilene Convention Center.

The hit Broadway show

CELEBRATION SINGERS

May 10: 25th anniversary show

CHILDREN’S ART & LITERACY FESTIVAL

June 8-11: Downtown Abilene

CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

May 1: “The Little Mermaid” at the Paramount Theater

COLLEGE THEATER

McMurry: Student-directed one-acts

Hardin-Simmons: Student-directed one-acts

PARAMOUNT THEATER MOVIES

April 30: First “Family Film Series” showing, “The Sandlot”

May 13-14: “Selena”

May 22: Second “Family Film Series” showing “Aladdin”

June 3-4: “The Color Purple”

WESTERN HERITAGE CLASSIC

May 12-15: Taylor County Expo Center

OTHER EVENTS OF NOTE

April 22-23: Potosi Live Spring Jam: Tracy Byrd and Sawyer Brown (April 22) and Terri Clark and Rick Trevino (April 23), Potosi

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