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Adam Roberts

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'S Gershwin

This concertized biopic provides a wonderful review of George Gershwin's trailblazing life and career

Arts Review, Jun. 26, 2014

H.M.S. Pinafore

It would be difficult not to have fun at this Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin production

Arts Review, Jun. 19, 2014

The Foreigner

Austin Playhouse does right by this popular American comedy, mining all the laughs and also making its point

Arts Review, Jun. 5, 2014


Half & Half Productions' immersive staging of the Kander & Ebb musical keeps the joint jumpin' for a full two hours

Arts Review, May. 29, 2014


Cyndi Williams' study of a subterranean retirement community during a catastrophe has promise but isn't always clear

Arts Review, Apr. 24, 2014

The Drawer Boy

To see this show is to admire fine craftspeople who set out to tell a simple story in a simple way

Arts Review, Apr. 17, 2014


Though slow going, Southwestern University's staging delivered old-fashioned splendor and passion

Arts Review, Apr. 3, 2014


Georgetown Palace Theater delivers the spectacle of this feline musical, and admirably

Arts Review, Mar. 20, 2014

The Whale

The craft behind A Chick & a Dude's tightly realized production is what makes it so impressive

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2014

The Liar

Austin Playhouse's colorful production gives heightened dimension to an already heightened farce

Arts Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Top 10 Dramatic Turns of 2013

Arts Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Shepherding Shepard

The material legacy of playwright Sam Shepard calls Central Texas home

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

And Then There Were None

With Christie's classic, Austin Playhouse delivers a fun evening of good, old-fashioned whodunitry

Arts Review, Dec. 5, 2013

Blood Wedding

The air of rural Spain pours forth from the entire ensemble in this riveting production of Lorca's drama

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2013

Alamo Aftermath: A Texas Revolution Operetta

Crank Collective's atypical new musical succeeds in sharing a brief Texas history lesson with us

Arts Review, Nov. 14, 2013

Stages of Death

Life lessons from the mortuary to the theatre

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2013


Tina Howe's satirical study of the people viewing a contemporary art exhibit becomes a fast, over-the-top romp at St. Ed's

Arts Review, Oct. 3, 2013

Tragedy: a tragedy

Hyde Park fave playwright Will Eno keenly satirizes the TV news biz when a team covers the day the sun doesn't rise

Arts Review, Sep. 26, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun

UpRise! Productions' revival of this trailblazing drama layers movement onto the script in distracting ways

Arts Review, Aug. 15, 2013

A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche may want magic and not realism, but in City Theatre's revival, it's realism that makes the magic

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

Street Corner Arts revives this tale of Cold War arms negotiations with style, notably in the forest set

Arts Review, Jul. 25, 2013

The Pillowman

As staged by 7 Towers Theatre Company, Martin McDonagh's play takes storytelling too far in more ways than one

Arts Review, Jul. 18, 2013

Triumph of Love

Austin Playhouse's take on this chamber musical features a wealth of talent, but the staging is static

Arts Review, Jul. 3, 2013

The Cruel Circus

Though often entertaining and quite humorous, this Trouble Puppet show seems to be missing something

Arts Review, May. 23, 2013

Up at VIII

With its heartbeat pulsing at Austin's tempo, choral group Ensemble VIII continues to climb

Arts Feature, May. 9, 2013

Good People

In wrestling valiantly with David Lindsay-Abaire's tough play, the artists of Different Stages prove themselves good people

Arts Review, May. 2, 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest

At Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Oscar Wilde's comedy is not only wonderfully expressed but played with remarkable accuracy

Arts Review, Apr. 18, 2013

Dawn Upshaw

The celebrated singer of opera and musical theatre knows how to use the tools for doing her job

Arts Feature, Apr. 4, 2013

Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance

Despite some flaws, this ACC Department of Drama production provides valuable insight into the Harlem Renaissance

Arts Review, Feb. 28, 2013

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Not much happens in Terrence McNally's play, but in staging it, FrogDog Productions makes a very fine debut

Arts Review, Feb. 14, 2013

Other Desert Cities

A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting

Arts Review, Feb. 7, 2013

Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

Speaking Methodic Lee, David Strasberg brings his father's Method to Zach Theatre

Arts Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

Top 10 Ensembles of 2012

The year's most memorable groupings in classical music, dance, and theatre

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

The Georgetown Palace Theater has its flaws, but the kids in it bring the miracle of theatre

Arts Review, Dec. 28, 2012

Noël: An Early Christmas Eurotour

Texas Early Music Project conducted a fast-paced tour of Europe via carols you don't hear every holiday

Arts Review, Dec. 20, 2012

Land Without Evil

Sky Candy's latest production piles on so much spectacle that it's difficult to see the story

Arts Review, Dec. 13, 2012

You Can't Take It With You

Director Mick D'Arcy warms an old chestnut at the Vortex

Arts Review, Nov. 29, 2012

The Pain and the Itch

Capital T's trip to this dysfunctional family home for Thanksgiving is well worth taking

Arts Review, Nov. 15, 2012

God and Man, Time and Space: Echoes of the Sistine Chapel

World-class ensemble destined for greatness

Arts Review, Oct. 18, 2012

Moonlight and Magnolias

The play doesn't know what it wants to be, but it's still a fun night of theatre, especially for film buffs

Arts Review, Oct. 18, 2012

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