Bob Abelman

22 entries
Review: Ground Floor Theatre’s <i>Dot</i>
Ground Floor Theatre’s Dot
An authentic albeit imbalanced emotional journey into dementia

Arts, May 19, 2022

Review: Austin Shakespeare's <i>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>
Review: Austin Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Less-than-magical production salvaged by a night of unexpected spontaneity

Arts, May 12, 2022

Review: Broadway in Austin’s <i>Summer: The Donna Summer Musical</i>
Review: Broadway in Austin’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Now is the Summer of our discontent after this flat jukebox

Arts, May 7, 2022

Review: Zach Theatre's <i>Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch</i>
Review: Zach Theatre's Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Surprisingly minimalist adaptation of beloved kids book still enchants

Arts, May 5, 2022

ScriptWorks’ Out of Ink 2022: Unusual Embrace
ScriptWorks’ Out of Ink 2022: Unusual Embrace
Short-form showcase spotlights local artists in 10 minutes or less

Arts, April 28, 2022

Review: City Theatre's <i>Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</i>
Review: City Theatre's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A perfect measure of schadenfreude on the rocks, with an angst chaser

Arts, April 18, 2022

Review: Zach's <i>The Rocky Horror Show</i> Still Tasteless, Plotless, Pointless, and Perfect
The Rocky Horror Show
Cult classic is a welcome jump to the left, step to the right

Arts, April 18, 2022

Review: The City Theatre’s <i>An Ideal Husband</i>
Review: The City Theatre’s An Ideal Husband
It’s the girls gone Wilde that rule this rendering

Arts, March 10, 2022

Review: TexARTS Theater's <i>Sweeney Todd</i>
Review: TexARTS Theater's Sweeney Todd
Despite fruitless tweaks to the storytelling, this is a tale that still has bite

Arts, Feb. 24, 2022

Review: Street Corner Arts' <i>Strange, But Perfect</i>
Street Corner Arts' Strange, But Perfect
World premiere is a delightful treatise on the stuff of which friends are made

Arts, Dec. 30, 2021

Review: Hideout Theatre’s <i>Bah, Humbug!</i>
Review: Hideout Theatre’s Bah, Humbug!
Fun Dickensian long-form is a short-term cure for the pandemic blues

Arts, Dec. 22, 2021

Hamilton's Return Still Lives Up to the Hype
Hamilton's Return Still Lives Up to the Hype
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash returns to the Bass refreshed and revitalized

Arts, Dec. 16, 2021

Review: Ground Floor Theatre’s <i>Unexpected Joy</i>
Ground Floor Theatre’s Unexpected Joy
Sitcom sheen overwhelms this musical’s stage pleasures

Arts, Dec. 9, 2021

Review: Hyde Park Theatre's <i>My Season With the Astros, Expos, and Phillies</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's My Season With the Astros, Expos, and Phillies
One man’s sports obsession becomes a charming one-act exploration into mediocrity

Arts, Nov. 18, 2021

Review: Austin Shakespeare’s <i>Bollywood Twelfth Night</i>
Austin Shakespeare’s Bollywood Twelfth Night
The Bard gets a Mumbai makeover

Arts, Nov. 11, 2021

Austin Playhouse's <i>She Loves Me</i>
Austin Playhouse's She Loves Me
This old-fashioned rom-com musical oozes charm and earns its Pollyanna platitudes

Arts, Dec. 5, 2019

Austin Shakespeare's <i>As You Like It</i>
Austin Shakespeare's As You Like It
An Austin-infused Arden is more poetic license than artistic alchemy

Arts, Nov. 27, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Notes From the Field</i>
Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
This production of Anna Deavere Smith's provocative docudrama calls out America's criminal justice system

Arts, March 13, 2019

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>A Doll's House, Part 2</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's A Doll's House, Part 2
Like its source material, this sequel from another mother entertains and inspires on its own terms

Arts, March 7, 2019

Review: <i>Our Town</i>
Review: Our Town
City Theatre’s safe staging of the classic embraces nostalgia

Arts, Feb. 27, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>The Mystery of Edwin Drood</i>
Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show

Arts, Nov. 29, 2018

Austin Shakespeare’s <i>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</i>
Austin Shakespeare’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This production is everything but sultry, which is the very thing the Tennessee Williams drama needs most

Arts, Nov. 22, 2018

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