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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

Review: Zach Theatre’s <i>The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity</i>
Zach Theatre's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Theatrical elements combine for a “perfect goddamn story”

Shanon Weaver, Oct. 6, 2022

Review: Different Stages’ Shining City
Different Stages Theatre's Shining City
As with all Conor McPherson plays, the devil is in the details

Bob Abelman, Sept. 29, 2022

Review: Broadway in Austin’s <i>Hadestown</i>
Broadway in Austin’s Hadestown
Headfirst, straight to a Hell of a good time

Bob Abelman, Sept. 22, 2022

Review: Zach Theatre’s <i>The Inheritance, Part 2</i>
Zach Theatre's The Inheritance, Part 2
Second installment of this audacious opus is too much of a good thing

Bob Abelman, Sept. 22, 2022

Review: The City Theatre's <i>The Fantasticks</i>
The City Theatre's The Fantasticks
Reverential and sharp production of the classic musical celebrates its subtleties

Bob Abelman, Sept. 8, 2022

<i>Hope and Hard Truth: A Life in Texas Politics</i>
Hope and Hard Truth: A Life in Texas Politics
Life beyond the governor’s office with Ann Richards’ chief aide

Michael King, Sept. 1, 2022

Review: Zach Theatre’s The Inheritance, Part 1
Zach Theatre's The Inheritance, Part 1
Epic in length and ambition, this portrait of gay life in the 21st century is stunning

Bob Abelman, Aug. 25, 2022

Review: Ground Floor Theatre’s <i>Anna in the Tropics</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's Anna in the Tropics
Life imitates art in this tantalizing production of a Pulitzer-winning play

Bob Abelman, Aug. 18, 2022

Review: The Stage Austin’s <i>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</i>
The Stage Austin's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
An audacious but underwhelming walk on the wild side

Bob Abelman, Aug. 18, 2022

Review: Austin Playhouse’s <i>Previews of Departing Attractions</i>
Austin Playhouse's Previews of Departing Attractions
Twenty years in the making, Lowell Bartholomee’s latest collection of short plays is worth the wait

Bob Abelman, Aug. 11, 2022

Review: Disney’s <i>Newsies</i>
Disney’s Newsies
The Broadway strike musical occupies Zilker Hillside Theatre spectacularly

Bob Abelman, July 14, 2022

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