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Review: Jarrott Productions’ <i>Mother of the Maid</i>
Jarrott Productions’ Mother of the Maid
Joan of Arc's life takes path less traveled but the production gets lost

Bob Abelman, April 26, 2023

Review: Austin Playhouse's <i>Indecent</i>
Austin Playhouse's Indecent
Passionate tribute to a landmark lesbian kiss is a warning from history

Bob Abelman, April 24, 2023

Review: St. Ed’s <i>Luchadora!</i>
St. Ed’s Luchadora!
Let's get ready to stumble in this Lucha Libre drama

Bob Abelman, April 19, 2023

Review: Broadway in Austin’s <i>Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations</i>
Broadway in Austin’s Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
Like any jukebox musical, it all comes down to the songs

Bob Abelman, March 30, 2023

Review: Penfold Theatre's <i>Vincent</i>
Penfold Theatre's Vincent
Penfold Theatre proves that size matters in surprising ways when painting a portrait of Van Gogh

Bob Abelman, March 30, 2023

Review: Different Stages' <i>The Tavern</i>
Different Stages' The Tavern
Not to be melodramatic but, damn, this revival of George M. Cohan's comedy is a satire worth sitting through

Bob Abelman, March 23, 2023

Review: Hyde Park Theatre's <i>St. Nicholas</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's St. Nicholas
Conor McPherson revival is a retelling of a tall tale worth repeating

Bob Abelman, March 21, 2023

Review: <i>Steel Magnolias</i>
Steel Magnolias
City Theatre finds the Southern comfort in this tear-jerking dramedy

Bob Abelman, March 16, 2023

Review: Austin Playhouse's <i>Nightbird</i>
Austin Playhouse's Nightbird
A timely treatise on the space between Black America's past, present, and future

Bob Abelman, March 9, 2023

Review: Dr. Seuss’s <i>The Cat in the Hat</i>
Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
If you happen to go, bring a toddler in tow

Bob Abelman, March 2, 2023

Review: Broadway in Austin’s Disney’s <i>Aladdin</i>
Broadway in Austin’s Disney’s Aladdin
Poster child for Broadway's Disneyfication still crazy entertaining

Bob Abelman, Feb. 16, 2023

Review: Georgetown Palace Theatre's <i>The Play That Goes Wrong</i>
The Play That Goes Wrong
Physics and farce join forces to surprisingly hilarious if exhausting effect

Bob Abelman, Feb. 16, 2023

Review: <i>In the Beginning</i>
In the Beginning
Do gynoids dream of inflatable sheep in this wild woman dum dum show?

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 9, 2023

Review: The Filigree Theatre’s <i>Fire in Dreamland</i>
The Filigree Theatre's Fire in Dreamland
This compelling drama ignites but doesn’t blaze

Bob Abelman, Feb. 9, 2023

Review: Zach Theatre & Deaf Austin Theatre’s <i>Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella</i>
Zach Theatre & Deaf Austin Theatre’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
An innovative approach to a marvelous play

Bob Abelman, Feb. 5, 2023

Review: <i>Flood of Spirits</i>
Flood of Spirits
World premiere conjures up a haunting evening

Richard Whittaker, Feb. 3, 2023

Review: Austin Opera’s <i>Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street</i>
Austin Opera’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sharp Sondheim staging could benefit from some musical raggedness

Bob Abelman, Feb. 1, 2023

Review: Jarrott Productions’ <i>The Sound Inside</i>
Jarrott Productions' The Sound Inside
An understated, intriguing page-turner

Bob Abelman, Jan. 19, 2023

Review: Vortex Repertory Co.’s <i>Ride the Wave</i>
Vortex Repertory Co.’s Ride the Wave
All foam, no fortitude in this surfer dude play

Bob Abelman, Jan. 18, 2023

Review: Broadway in Austin’s <i>Pretty Woman: The Musical</i>
Broadway in Austin’s Pretty Woman: The Musical
Imitation isn't always the sincerest form of flattery

Bob Abelman, Jan. 18, 2023

Review: Street Corner Arts' <i>The Gulf</i>
Street Corner Arts' The Gulf
Simple narrative hides its power in what it doesn't say

Shanon Weaver, Dec. 15, 2022

Season's Greetings From Dueling Dickens
Dueling Dickens
Two gifts to Austin audiences as Zach Theatre and Penfold Theatre present their own versions of A Christmas Carol

Bob Abelman, Dec. 15, 2022

Review: <i>The Last Five Years</i>
The Last Five Years
Inclusive production gives the time between love and loss a mighty voice

Bob Abelman, Dec. 8, 2022

Review: Archive Theater’s A Sherlock Holmes Christmas
Archive Theater's A Sherlock Holmes Christmas
Should you welcome this Holmes for the holidays with seasonal cheer?

Bob Abelman, Dec. 1, 2022

Review: Austin Playhouse’s <i>The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong</i>
Austin Playhouse’s The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong
An evening of side-splitting schadenfreude

Bob Abelman, Nov. 23, 2022

Review: Different Stages Theatre’s Water by the Spoonful
Different Stages Theatre's Water by the Spoonful
A teaspoon of gravitas, tablespoon of heart is the perfect recipe for this Pulitzer winner

Bob Abelman, Nov. 23, 2022

Review: Austin Shakespeare’s <i>Sense and Sensibility</i>
Austin Shakespeare's Sense and Sensibility
Putting the pedal to the metal bolsters Jane Austen’s classic work

Bob Abelman, Nov. 17, 2022

Review: Glass Half Full Theatre’s <i>Yamel Cucuy</i>
Glass Half Full Theatre's Yamel Cucuy
Modern-day Mexican folktale rallies against things that go bump in the night

Bob Abelman, Oct. 27, 2022

Review: Georgetown Palace Theatre’s <i>Cabaret</i>
Georgetown Palace Theatre's Cabaret
A risky and risqué staging opens the company’s season of stalwart productions

Bob Abelman, Oct. 20, 2022

Review: Jarrott Productions’ <i>The Pact</i>
Jarrott Productions' The Pact
This new, locally sourced play cleverly covers its dark comedy center with a thick sitcom coating

Bob Abelman, Oct. 13, 2022

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