The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2022-2023 Signature Series, National Geographic Live Series and the 7th Annual Benefit Concert Artists

(San Antonio, TX – May 10, 2022) Last night, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts announced it 2022-23 Tobin Signature SeriesNational Geographic Live Series and the 7th Annual Benefit Concert Artist. These announcements included a spectacular lineup of magic, Broadway theatre, and high energy performances, as well as the return of behind-the-scenes stories and firsthand presentations by world-renowned photographers, cinematographers and NASA Aerospace engineers who travel the world to get the powerful stories and images you’ve seen on the National Geographic Channel and in National Geographic magazine.

But, as the attendees of this last night’s announcement celebration were really waiting to know was who the performer would be for the return of the Tobin’s Benefit Concert.

The Benefit Concert will feature the GRAMMY® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald. This anniversary performance marks the first time the Doobie Brothers and McDonald have performed together in decades. The Doobie Brothers join the ranks of Gladys Knight, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, and Steven Tyler, all of whom have previously headlined the venue’s annual benefit concert- where attendees can experience arena level artists in a 1700 seat theater.

The evening will include a distinctive seated dinner, an intimate performance by The Doobie Brothers, and end with the renowned Tobin Center after-party and VIP Lounge.

All proceeds benefit The Tobin Center’s Community Outreach programs and Generation NEXT Education Initiative, both working to provide inclusive and diverse educational and artistic experiences to the people of Bexar County.


Tickets for the 7th Annual Benefit Concert and subscriptions for both series are on sale NOW.  Subscribe to the entire series or create your own season within the series and save!   Not only will subscribers benefit from savings, but they are also guaranteed the same seats for each show and free ticket exchanges within the series they are subscribed to. In addition, Tobin Members who subscribe will have all ticketing fees waived until June 9th and will receive a free parking voucher for each show in the Tobin Center Parking Garage.   


Single tickets for both series events go on sale on June 9th at 10am.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at, by phone (210) 223-8624, and in-person at the Tobin Center’s Box Office (100 Auditorium Circle, 78205).  Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10a-6p and Saturday, 10a-2p.





H-E-B Performance Hall

December 16, 2022 | 8:00pm

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

H-E-B Performance Hall

February 13-14, 2023 | 7:30pm

The smash-hit musical of 9 TO 5 features a script by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton.

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of three co-workers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the ladies manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the iconic 80’s film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!





Legally Blonde
H-E-B Performance Hall

March 6, 2023 | 7:30pm


Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

H-E-B Performance Hall

May 2-3, 2022 | 7:30pm

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a joke box musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”




Capturing the Impossible with Brian Smith

H-E-B Performance Hall

October 2, 2022 | 2:00pm

Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation.

Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade

H-E-B Performance Hall

January 15, 2023 | 2:00pm

Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico & US border.





Secrets of the Whales with Brian Skerry
H-E-B Performance Hall

March 19, 2023 | 2:00pm

Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting Earth’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate startling new insights into their lives and culture. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales—from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort”—and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

Cosmic Adventures with Tracy Drain

H-E-B Performance Hall

June 11, 2023 | 2:00pm


Discover the marvels of our cosmic backyard through the eyes of the robotic spacecraft sent out to explore it. Aerospace engineer Tracy Drain works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop, test, and operate the complex machines that uncover some of the countless mysteries within and beyond our solar system. Join her for thrilling stories of engineering challenges and scientific discoveries from the Kepler mission and its hunt for planets beyond our solar system, a behind-the-scenes account of the Juno mission to Jupiter, and a peek into the Psyche mission to one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt. With infectious enthusiasm, she’ll shine a light on the darkness and vastness of space.



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