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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

The Man Who Planted Trees

A brief but poignant experience that touches the soul – and plants seeds for action

Arts Review, Oct. 11, 2012


Everything you expect from a Hyde Park Theatre production and not what you expect at all

Arts Review, Sep. 27, 2012

The Play's the Thing

Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012

Season Selection Case Study

ZACH's Topfer Theatre

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks

From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012


This meditation on the blurring of theatre and life doesn't quite seem to fit in a punk club

Arts Review, Sep. 13, 2012

Classically Speaking

Focusing on Haydn and Mozart, La Follia did a lovely job linking classical to baroque

Arts Review, Aug. 30, 2012

Viva l'Opera!

A rollicking tone made this choral salute to opera's greatest hits an entertaining evening

Arts Review, Aug. 23, 2012

All My Sons

When an outstanding free production of a classic drama can't draw a crowd, we all lose

Arts Review, Jul. 26, 2012

Jupiter String Quartet

Much masterful playing of works by the masters of the string quartet

Arts Review, Jul. 5, 2012


City Theatre digs into the ancient Greek tragedy with a wink at antiquated gender politics

Arts Review, Jun. 28, 2012


This Gilbert & Sullivan Society production has something for every connoisseur of comedy

Arts Review, Jun. 14, 2012

Blood Brothers

Trinity Street provides an engaging local premiere of the long-running British musical

Arts Review, Jun. 7, 2012

Twelfth Night

Austin Shakespeare's mashup of the Bard and Bollywood pleases some but not all

Arts Review, May. 24, 2012

Orchestrating Partnerships

Maestro Peter Bay likes to play with others – especially when they're outside the orchestra

Arts Feature, May. 3, 2012

Murder on the Nile

The cast keeps this otherwise tepid fare afloat

Arts Review, May. 3, 2012


ALO's production puts the 'grand' in grand opera

Arts Review, Apr. 19, 2012

A Room With a View

A lack of scenery distracts from an otherwise fine adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel

Arts Review, Apr. 12, 2012

Moving Toward the Light

On the heels of its balletic colleagues, Chrous Austin melds music and movement to voice the unutterable

Arts Feature, Mar. 29, 2012

Romeo and Juliet

City Theatre's choices give this very familiar tale a welcome, fresh twist

Arts Review, Mar. 8, 2012

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