Lerner and Loewe’s six-time Tony Award–winning Broadway musical My Fair Lady adapts George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion into the tale of snooty phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who makes a wager that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into an upstanding member of high society. As Higgins comically struggles to supplant Eliza’s chimney-sweep accent and guttural demeanor for fancy savoir-faire, a romance unfolds proving that love conquers all forms of enunciation. Audiences waltz with their armrests as classic show tunes such as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Where You Live” stake their claim in memory banks for future shower serenades.
Founded by cellist Kenneth Freudigman and violist Emily Watkins Freudigman in 2004, Camerata San Antonio brings together a symphonic roster composed of several of the San Antonio Symphony's principal players and more than a few internationally recognized musicians. More than a dozen acclaimed artists might be on-call for a concert during any given season, and the entourage's diverse concert schedule consequently offers plenty of strikingly different small-ensemble performances.
Anya Grokhovski has always surrounded herself with music. The daughter of a violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic as well as a doctorate-holding piano performer in her own right, she came to San Antonio to work in UTSA's music department. She brought the music she loved with her—she founded Musical Bridges Around the World to present unique sonic offerings in the city.
Now, more than a decade later, MBAW brings some of the world's finest performers to San Antonio stages. Their concerts and shows ring out in McAllister Auditorium, the 18th-century Cathedral of San Fernando, and in the ears of anyone who truly believes.
At this paranormal landmark, Terror Mansion weaves visitors through 23 scream-rattled rooms, coaxing chills with intricate setups and actual hauntings that have seized attention in local media stories. Inside the 80-year-old horror emporium, guests are greeted by the mansion's butler, who offers nauseating appetizers such as rats, roaches, and old late-fee letters from the library. Ominous, darkened corridors then lead thrill seekers through gorified chaos, including a blood-soaked meat locker and a rendezvous with sinister clowns. Bubbling cauldrons harbor mutilated cadavers in the basement, and a toxic laser room compounds confusion with baleful beams and bewildering special effects. Outside, safety continues to elude guests as horror-movie characters and obnoxious investment bankers chase groups back into the night.
It’s not every day you can wash your laundry and your car while grabbing a burger for lunch. The Cove—a combination of a burger joint, a laundromat, and a car wash—is certainly unorthodox, but it’s also downright inspired. There’s nothing like local lamb, bison, and beef burgers to add some incentive to your chores.
The Yarn Barn has been a hub for the needleworking community since 1972. It functions as a retail store as well as a school and gallery; they carry products by brands such as Berroco, Cascade Yarns, and Lone Star Arts. Meanwhile, knitting and crochet classes cater to needleworkers of all levels?there's a beginner class and specialty classes that walk students through the creation of shawls, hats, and scarves. The walls of The Yarn Barn feature work from artists like Rebecca Wood and Painted Pony.