Cap City Comedy Club
"...Jonathon Morgan and Amanda Butterfield are the two of the peppiest theatre artists in Austin. You know this because they use the word "awesome" in every other sentence...."
"...Yellow Tape Construction Company heads out on the highway but stays at home with their production Come Home, a self-styled "indie folk musical." Yellow Tape artistic directors Jonathon Morgan and Amanda Butterfield are new to Austin but have that do-it-yourself attitude that endures in local theatre. They crashed at the Redhouse Art Space Chris Humphrey and Ben Johnston's living room, to be exact which has wood floors and dark bookcases nesting in country home nostalgia...."
"...Choreographer and dancer Amanda Butterfield has developed an idiosyncratic style that draws heavily on that fanciful sense of play. She balances movements and patterns well across her stage..."
"...Amanda Butterfield, I Love My Dead Gay Son: The Musical!/I Am Not Tartuffe..."
"...That tension between who's in and who's out figures prominently in the early part of the dance, with four of the women Lisa Del Rosario, Vidya Ramirez-Wheeler, Holly Wissmann, and the show's choreographer, Amanda Butterfield moving together as a group and the fifth, Melissa Ann Rentrop, observing them from a distance, then tentatively seeking a place among them. In places, We Are Normal, Cha Cha Chaaa seems to focus on rituals of acceptance, those rites of initiation that we're sometimes required to pass before we can be considered one of the gang, in the community, normal..."
"...The film's fans will recognize the story: Veronica is accepted into the Heathers ruling class but hates it; Veronica meets bad boy J.D., who helps her give the Heathers a taste of their own medicine; Heathers (among others) start dropping like flies; murders are masked with phony suicide notes; jittery, clueless parents and teachers suspect a suicide epidemic. But in the playing out of that story, authors/company members Amanda Butterfield, Tim Doyle, Jonathon Morgan, Breanna Stogner, and Juliane Taylor take the opportunity to celebrate (and denigrate) assorted cultural excesses of the Greed Decade, piling on commentary about Eighties fashion, Eighties adolescent angst (as depicted in movies and TV shows of the day), Eighties politics, and, of course, Eighties music..."
"...Yellow Tape Construction Company: Come Home, by Amanda Butterfield and Jonathon Morgan (6:30pm); The Vortex Lobby, 2307 Manor Rd., 478-5282..."
"...6, 13, & 20; $90-110 per head, depending on the menu chosen. For reservations, contact Amanda Butterfield, co-artistic director, at 466-5221 or firstname.lastname@example.org...."
"...Amanda Butterfield, The Ultimate Christmas Musical:..."
"...9) We Are Normal, Cha Cha Chaaa (Yellow Tape Construction Co.) Five women in a whirl of motion running, rolling, racing almost nonstop for 45 minutes. Who knows where they got all that energy, but their youthful exuberance and fierce commitment to Amanda Butterfield's choreography suggestive of girls at play on a summer's day was deliriously infectious...."
"...10) We Are Normal, Cha Cha Chaaa (Yellow Tape Construction Co.) It wasn't just millions of down feathers in colorful lighting or Amanda Butterfield's kinetic choreography of a hip, all-female cast but Cari Palazzolo's movement-inspired pop that beamed throughout the show...."