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Pirates To Soccer Moms To Classic Music Extravaganza: The Weekend Is Here!

From stage-bound pirates to a quirky look at soccer moms to a Canyon Lake Symphonic performance--the weekend is here. Friday night drive out for the Boerne Performing Arts season-closing production, Pirates of Penzance. Here's Albert Bergeret.

"This is comedy and satire on the excesses of human nature, the excesses of human institutions."

Was Pirates a pretty big production? 

"Yeah, we've got a 17-piece orchestra and 23 people on cast, 5 staff members, so we're traveling with 45 people."

He says that for a number of reasons, Pirates is just plain fun. One of the big reasons is his cast.

"My people love the material so much I think they communicate that well to any audience."

That's tonight at Samuel Champion High School. Also tonight and several nights afterward, Secrets of a Soccer Mom.

"We meet three women who are on the sideline of their kids' soccer game, but it's not a regular soccer game. It's the moms vs the boys."

Marisela Barrera directs the Attic Rep production, and she says the characters show a kind of rapid evolution.

"Being comadres, and sharing these secrets--that I won't reveal at this moment!--because the play is laugh-out-loud funny."

And it's at the Tobin's Carlos Alvarez Theater, a venue known as a fine place to see a production like this.

"The intimacy of it really let's us be right alongside them."

Then on Sunday, the Mid-Texas Symphony's playing Canyon High School.

"It's a beautiful performing arts center, phenomenal acoustics!"

The Symphony's CJ Washington told me the details on the afternoon's program.

"We have three pieces in our program on Sunday. Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante.  And then second is Samuel Barber's The First Essay for Orchestra. And the third piece is Richard Strauss's Death and Configuration."

That's Sunday afternoon at 4 at Canyon Lake High School, right next to I-35 in New Braunfels.

Find more on Boerne Performing Arts here

Find more on The Attic Rep here

Find more on the Mid-Texas Symphony here