Elissa Russell

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<i>Forever Plaid</i>
Forever Plaid
Austin Theatre Project's staging of the popular musical hits all the right notes

Arts, Aug. 27, 2015

<i>Into the Woods</i>
Into the Woods
Summer Stock Austin's talented teens tease out the enchantment in Sondheim's magical musical

Arts, Aug. 6, 2015

<i>Sophisticated Ladies</i>
Sophisticated Ladies
Zach Theatre's revival of this Ellington revue is just like Sir Duke's music: elegant and wildly entertaining

Arts, July 30, 2015

A Little Darkness on My Back
Ring of Fire
A talented cast and band evoke the Man in Black in TexARTS' Johnny Cash musical, Ring of Fire

Arts, July 23, 2015

<i>Hairspray</i>
Hairspray
The musical delights again, thanks to Zilker Theatre Productions' stellar cast and quality staging

Arts, July 16, 2015

<i>The Rocky Horror Show</i>
The Rocky Horror Show
Doctuh Mistuh's visit to the Frankenstein place is delightfully inclusive for die-hard fans and virgins alike

Arts, July 2, 2015

<i>Heathers, the Musical</i>
Heathers, the Musical
Doctuh Mistuh's staging of the Eighties cult film is ridiculous in the best possible way

Arts, July 2, 2015

<i>Chicago</i>
Chicago
A cast of familiar faces conjures Kander and Ebb's Jazz Age classic in an entertaining way

Arts, June 25, 2015

<i>Mothers and Sons</i>
Mothers and Sons
Zach Theatre's exquisite staging of Terrence McNally's drama speaks to families of all kinds

Arts, June 11, 2015

<i>The New Electric Ballroom</i>
The New Electric Ballroom
At the Vortex, the siblings of Enda Walsh's play can't move past a night from 50 years ago

Arts, June 4, 2015

<i>Monty Python's Spamalot</i>
Monty Python's Spamalot
The cast has talent, but the Georgetown Palace version of this Python musical suffers from a lack of smooth execution

Arts, May 14, 2015

<i>Cenicienta</i>
Cenicienta
Zach Theatre's Cenicienta wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination

Arts, May 14, 2015

The Graduate
The Graduate
It isn't exactly like the movie, but City Theatre's stage adaptation is well-acted and provocative

Arts, April 30, 2015

Grimm 'n' Gravy
The Robber Bridegroom
With its fairy-tale trappings and bluegrass score, The Robber Bridegroom is the chicken and waffles of musicals

Arts, April 23, 2015

The Great God Pan
The Great God Pan
Memory may not be trustworthy in The Great God Pan, but Street Corner Arts' production is memorable

Arts, April 16, 2015

Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder
The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR

Arts, April 9, 2015

All in the Timing
The Last Five Years
Penfold Theatre's remount of the chamber musical tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish

Arts, April 2, 2015

Hands Up Hoodies Down
Hands Up Hoodies Down
Zell Miller III mounted a stirring, provocative blend of slam poetry, dance, improv, and rap

Arts, March 18, 2015

Pythia Dust
Pythia Dust
The Vortex's star-spanning musical Pythia Dust is out of this world, though it really doesn't go anywhere

Arts, March 5, 2015

The Invention of Love
The Invention of Love
Ambitious script, gifted cast take us inside a brilliant mind in Austin Shakespeare's The Invention of Love

Arts, Feb. 26, 2015

Misalliance
Misalliance
This G.B. Shaw comedy is typically dense with dialogue, but the student actors at St. Edward's manage to keep tensions high

Arts, Feb. 19, 2015

Bedtime Wonders
Peter and the Starcatcher
Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be

Arts, Feb. 12, 2015

Changelings
Changelings
The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play Changelings casts a uniquely compelling spell

Arts, Jan. 22, 2015

Arts Review
Mauritius
Theresa Rebeck's play about stamps has surprsingly high stakes, but they aren't always realized in Different Stages' production

Arts, Jan. 22, 2015

Arts Review
This Wonderful Life
In Zach Theatre's production, Martin Burke singlehandedly restores George Bailey's faith in humanity

Arts, Dec. 23, 2014

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Zach Theatre's musical mash-up of Christmases Past and Present puts bumps in Scrooge's journey

Arts, Dec. 18, 2014

A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast
A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast
Penfold Theatre's well-executed show is old-fashioned in both the entertainment it re-creates and its sense of community

Arts, Dec. 18, 2014

Cyra-notable
Cyrano de Bergerac
Rostand's homely hero earns a handsome production from Austin Shakespeare

Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Hamlet
Hamlet
The melancholy Dane gets fierce in this most professional staging by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Arts, Nov. 20, 2014

Kiss, Kiss ... Boom!
Fool for Love
The relationship of the doomed duo in Fool for Love gets explosive in Capital T's production

Arts, Nov. 13, 2014

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