The Stats

Factors that contextualize and drive the decision-making process for the theatre's season.


Don Toner, producing artistic director

Type: Professional – Actors' Equity Association union contracts with actors and stage managers; all artists and technicians paid

Venue: After producing a season in a temporary facility, the Playhouse has broken ground on its long-planned new facility with a mainstage (220 seats) and second stage (99 seats).

This Season: Man of La Mancha (dates TBA), Noises Off (dates TBA), Roaring (world premiere by Austin playwright Cyndi Williams) (dates TBA), The Philadelphia Story (dates TBA), fifth play TBA


Ann Ciccolella, artistic director

Type: Professional – Actors' Equity Association union contracts with actors and stage managers

Venues: Various – primarily Long Center's Rollins Studio Theatre (black box, 200 seats), Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre (for annual free production, outdoor, room for 3,000), and the Curtain Theatre (outdoor, 200 seats).

This Season: Pride and Prejudice (Nov. 7-25), Design for Living (Feb. 6-24), The Winter's Tale (May 1-26)


Andy Berkovsky, producing artistic director

Type: Semi-professional – directors, designers, stage managers are paid, also some actors

Venue: Proscenium (80 seats)

This Season: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Oct. 25-Nov. 18), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (Oct. 26-Nov. 17), Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (Nov. 29-Dec. 23), Othello (Feb. 21-Mar. 17), Moon Over Buffalo (Mar. 21-Apr. 14), Twelve Angry Men (May 16-Jun. 9), Much Ado About Nothing (Jun. 13-Jul. 7), A Streetcar Named Desire (Jul. 25-Aug. 18), Grease (Aug. 22-Sept. 15)


Norman Blumensaadt, producing artistic director

Type: Community

Venues: Various – primarily the Vortex (80 seats) and City Theatre (80 seats)

This Season: You Can't Take It With You (Nov. 17-Dec. 8), Quills (Jan. 4-26), Good People (Apr. 19-May 11), Child's Play (Jun. 21-Jul. 13)


Ken Webster, producing artistic director

Type: Professional – all actors and designers paid

Venue: Proscenium (80 seats)

This Season: Middletown (Sept. 20-Oct. 20), FronteraFest 2013 (Jan. -Feb.), TBA


Paul Beutel, managing director

Type: Rental and presenting organization

Venues: Dell Hall (2400 seats), Rollins Studio Theatre (229 seats)

This Season: Improvised Shakespeare Co. (Sept. 18-23), The Price Is Right, Live! (Sept. 21), Rock of Ages (Sept. 25-30), Tap Dogs (Oct. 9), Ballet Folklórico de México (Oct. 23) The Capitol Steps (Oct. 25), Shaolin Warriors (Nov. 1), Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Nov. 20-25), Video Games Live (Jan. 5)


Ryan Crowder, producing artistic director

Type: Professional – all actors, directors, and designers paid

Venues: Various – primarily Hyde Park Theatre (80 seats), Round Rock Amphitheatre (outdoor, room for 300), Friar Tuck's Pantry (100 seats)

This Season: Moonlight and Magnolias (Oct. 4-21), It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Show (Nov. 29-Dec. 23), A Minister's Wife (Mar. 28-Apr. 14), Shipwrecked! (Jun. 6-29)


Bonnie Cullum, producing artistic director

Type: Semi-professional – producing/presenting

Venues: Indoor mainstage (80 seats), outdoor stage (room for 300)

This Season: The Elementals: Water (Sept. 1-29), Heather Woodbury's As the Globe Warms (Oct. 18-Nov. 11), Elizabeth: Heart of a King (Jan. 11-26), The Elementals: Earth (Mar. 23-Apr. 20), Vortex Summer Youth Theatre (Jul. 19-27), Sing Muse! (Aug. 24-Sept. 14)


Dave Steakley, producing artistic director

Type: Professional – Actors' Equity Association union contracts with actors, SDC contracts for union directors and choreographers, Union Scenic Artists contracts for union costume and scenic designers, with all artists and crew members paid

Venues: Topfer Theatre (428 seats); Kleberg Stage (230 seats), Whisenhunt Stage (130 seats)

This Season: Ragtime (Oct. 17-Nov. 18), The Santaland Diaries (Nov. 23-Dec. 23) White Christmas (Dec. 5-30), Tru (Jan. 9-Mar. 10), 33 Variations (Jan. 23-Feb. 17), Mad Beat Hip & Gone (Apr. 3-28), Harvey (May 15-Jun. 16), One Night With Janis Joplin (dates TBA)

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