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Ashes, Ashes
In UT's staging of this postapocalyptic fairy tale, we can't help be sucked into the magic of the infinite hole

Arts, Nov. 9, 2007

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Tooth and Nail: Plus Tooth 2!
Tongue and Groove Theatre dishes up vaudevillian punk in two odd and hilarious shorts

Arts, Sept. 14, 2007

Arts Reviews
Disney's High School Musical
The Zachary Scott Theatre Center's peppy staging of Disney's High School Musical proves the live version can beat out what's in the box

Arts, Aug. 10, 2007

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A Skull in Connemara
Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara teeters between the absurd and the just plain silly

Arts, Aug. 3, 2007

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Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show
Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney's Parallel Lives was a cult classic in the Eighties, but in the City Theatre production, it still feels fresh

Arts, July 6, 2007

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Intermission
Gobotrick Theatre Company's Intermission isn't a musical but kind of a live concert with real musicians pretending to be characters in front of a pretend audience in front of a real audience

Arts, June 15, 2007

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Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesucristo Superestrella
Zachary Scott Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesuchristo Superestrella transcends the usual ascension into the heavens of rock & roll to become an anthem of Mexican tradition

Arts, June 1, 2007

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Steel Magnolias
Thanks to an ensemble of fine actresses, Austin Playhouse's new production of Steel Magnolias is a breath of fresh Louisiana air

Arts, May 4, 2007

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Anton in Show Business
Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business satirically skewers everything in modern theatre, and the Vestige Group's production will have your cheeks sore from laughing

Arts, April 27, 2007

Arts Review
La Víctima
The passionate revival of the 30-year-old Chicano Movement classic La Víctima has to be Teatro Vivo's strongest production to date

Arts, March 30, 2007

Arts Review
Mambo Italiano
Naughty Austin looks to be "coming out" for a more serious production with the gay "straight" play Mambo Italiano

Arts, March 23, 2007

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El Gran Circo: The Aztlan Circus
In the same way that Aztlan Dance Company has revolutionized Latin dance, they take the circus and run with it in their new production, El Gran Circo: The Aztlan Circus

Arts, March 1, 2007

Throws Like a Girl: Catching Gretchen Phillips
Throws Like a Girl: Catching Gretchen Phillips
Season four of Throws Like a Girl – the Rude Mechanicals' annual series celebrating women performers – rocks, literally, and Gretchen Phillips explains why

Arts, Feb. 9, 2007

Arts Review
An Ideal Husband
The overall feel of the Austin Playhouse production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband is polite and relaxed, but the actors do provide gut-busting performances

Arts, Feb. 2, 2007

Arts Review
Trickster
Vortex Repertory Company's latest production, about those weaselly mythological misfits who pull pranks and break rules, Trickster, is an extravaganza

Arts, Jan. 19, 2007

Top 10 Stage Excitements of 2006
Top 10 Stage Excitements of 2006

Arts, Jan. 5, 2007

Arts Review
Reckless
Throughout the City Theatre Company production of Reckless, a Christmas tree remains stationary center stage, but that's about all that's still in this flighty black comedy

Arts, Dec. 15, 2006

'La Pastorela': A funny thing happened on the way to 'La Pastorela'
Half a millennium after Franciscan missionaries brought the nativity story to Mexico, the Austin Latino Theater Alliance continues the tradition of La Pastorela but also creates something totally new

Arts, Dec. 8, 2006

Arts Review
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
Different Stages drives Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, a holiday spoof by Christopher Durang, like a kamikaze hayride into a merry miscellany of Christmas entertainments

Arts, Dec. 1, 2006

'Con Mis Manos': Everyone's familia
'Con Mis Manos': Everyone's familia
Misael Martinez's 'Con Mis Manos' takes place in el Valle, and few Latino plays conjure the same sense of place while sensitively portraying a family coping with cancer

Arts, Nov. 10, 2006

Arts Review
Psycho Beach Party
The humor in Psycho Beach Party might seem as mindless as the targets, but with Naughty Austin's production the fun of guys in wigs, dancing hunks, and screaming chicks yanks you in

Arts, Sept. 29, 2006

Arts Review
A Moon for the Misbegotten
The Celtic Cultural Center and Renaissance Austin Theatre Company bring O'Neill's 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' to life with an authentically dark and droll Celtic sensibility

Arts, Sept. 22, 2006

Arts Review
Bell(e)
Bell(e), ethos' installation focusing on literary suicides, chucks the adolescent illusion that killing oneself is a meaningful act of passion

Arts, Sept. 8, 2006

Arts Review
The Biscuit Brothers: Live From Symphony Barn
Allen Robertson and Jerome Schoolar, better known as the Biscuit Brothers, have carved a vigorous musical stage show out of their Emmy-nominated PBS program

Arts, Aug. 18, 2006

Arts Review
Radio :30
Chris Earle's psychological drama 'Radio :30' shows how advertising works, through a deejay's emotional collapse while he's recording a spot for a burger joint

Arts, Aug. 4, 2006

Arts Review
Shirley Valentine
Only one woman in Austin could play Shirley Valentine with the charismatic hold of a storyteller, and that would be Bernadette Nason, who stars in Onstage Theatre Company's production

Arts, July 14, 2006

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
There ain't nothin' like a ho'-down, and Austin Playhouse's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas draws the audience to her big friendly bosom

Arts, June 23, 2006

Arts Review
Bunk Bed Brothers
The Pat Hazell-Matt Goldman comedy 'Bunk Bed Brothers' isn't just for nostalgic baby boomers; it's for anyone who can understand the rivalry and love between brothers growing up together

Arts, June 16, 2006

Arts Review
Lonely, and You're No One's Nothing Special
Hyde Park Theatre lets Ann Marie Healy's short plays 'Lonely' and 'You're No One's Nothing Special' stand alone and creates a fully satisfying evening of theatre

Arts, June 9, 2006

Arts Review
4:48 Psychosis
One really gets the full abysmal experience of being clinically depressed in the 48 minutes of Vortex Repertory Company and Renaissance Austin Theatre's 4:48 Psychosis

Arts, May 19, 2006

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