"...Cultivating a love for the theatre at a young age may be especially tricky, as their attention spans do not always allow for sitting still and remaining attentive throughout a full-length play. When I attended Zach Theatre's Cenicienta – its bilingual revamp of the classic Cinderella story – perhaps my biggest takeaway was the show's ability to keep the whole audience rapt throughout the entirety of the tale..."
"...Two other productions were graced with three prizes each: Cenicienta, the Zach Theatre/Teatro Vivo/Glass Half Full Theatre collaboration that put a contemporary bicultural spin on Cinderella, and the Present Company's immersive staging of Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Museum of Human Achievement. Cenicienta star Gricelda Silva had a trifecta of her own, winning the Outstanding Actress in a Theatre for Youth Production for her performance in that show and the Lead Actress in a Comedy award for her performance in Changelings, as well as sharing in the Ensemble Performance award with fellow puppeteers Travis Bedard, Noel Gaulin, Jose Villareal, Zac Crofford, and Katy Taylor for their collective work on The Strange Case of Edward Hyde and Dr..."
"...Cenicienta, Zach Theatre..."
"...That irreverent riff on Chekhov earned the most love in the Table's 23rd presentation of honors for notable artistic achievements, but close behind were LOLA Austin's La Femme Bohème and Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Kiss Me, Kate with three awards each. Nine projects took home two prizes each: Ballet Austin's Belle Redux; Zach Theatre's Cenicienta; Half & Half Productions' Chicago; Hyde Park Theatre's The Christians; Theatre en Bloc's Cock; Physical Plant Theater's Everything Is Established; the Austin Classical Guitar/Conspirare/Texas Performing Arts collaboration How Little You Are; Performa/Dance's Ignite: Three Works; and Trouble Puppet Theatre's The Wars of Heaven, Part I..."
"...Netting three awards each were LOLA Austin's La Femme Bohème and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate. Nine projects took home two prizes apiece: Ballet Austin’s Belle Redux; Zach Theatre’s Cenicienta; Half & Half Productions’ Chicago; Hyde Park Theatre’s The Christians; Theatre en Bloc’s Cock; Physical Plant Theater’s Everything Is Established; the Austin Classical Guitar/Conspirare/Texas Performing Arts collaboration How Little You Are; Performa/Dance’s Ignite: Three Works; and Trouble Puppet Theatre’s The Wars of Heaven, Part I...."
"...She was voted Austin's Best Actress in the Chronicle's 2015 "Best of Austin" Readers Poll, where it was noted that "the vivacious performer's impact has left our city smiling and amazed." That follows the 2014 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her work in Salvage Vanguard Theater's Pinkolandia, as well as honors from the Austin Critics Table this year for her lead performances in three shows: Changelings, Simple Sundries, and Cenicienta...."
"...Just to see gifted actors Lee Eddy, Jeffery Mills, and Michael Joplin play off one another was a joy, but to see them play strange games and lose their identities to an absent master in Hannah Kenah's Beckettian fling was both a joy and unnerving. 7) Cenicienta (Zach Theatre/Teatro Vivo)..."