Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...To hear Assistant City Attorney Mike Cronig tell it, the June 2005 shooting death of 18-year-old Daniel Rocha could've been avoided if then-Austin Police Department. Officer Julie Schroeder had just taken a moment during a desperate fight with Rocha to confirm whether Rocha had anything in his hands..."
"...The principal reason we give police officers guns is that we believe they are both mature enough and sufficiently trained to distinguish between those rare occasions when deadly force is truly necessary and the many more times that it isn't. APD Chief Stan Knee concluded that in the June 9 shooting, Officer Julie Schroeder had irresponsibly failed to make that distinction, and for that and other reasons including directly endangering the life of her fellow officer, Sgt..."
"...A Travis County grand jury on May 17 declined to indict Travis County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Schroeder in connection with the June 1, 2009, shooting of 34-year-old Douglas Willard. Willard's parents called TCSO on May 31, 2009, to report that they were "alarmed" by their son's behavior, according to a press release issued Monday by the District Attorney's Office..."
"...Out at Zilker Theatre Productions is Artistic Director Scott Schroeder, who has held that position for eight years but whose association with the annual Hillside Summer Musical goes back to 1984. Following the one-two punch of record-breaking heat and recession that left this year's production of The Music Man in the red, a dispute arose between Schroeder and the ZTP board over reimbursement of funds that he loaned to the organization..."
"...Nicholas Rodriguez is sidekick Tom Sawyer, who takes a backseat in the story, but provides exuberant, youthful energy whenever he is onstage. Scott Schroeder is a delightfully bombastic humbug as the King, and his sidekick Huck Huckaby (yes, that's his real name!) portrays the devious, rubber band-like con man/actor the Duke with zeal..."
"...Director Scott Schroeder follows the lead of the recent Broadway revival, which had Peter Stone prune much of the sexism and racism from the 1946 original and play the story as one more act in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. That makes a certain amount of sense, given that the musical love story is every bit the artfully crafted piece of crowd-pleasing hokum that Cody's fabricated West was..."
"...The Nominations Committee managed to honor a whopping 78 shows from 42 companies in the 27 categories covering musicals, dramas, comedies, and productions for youth. Leading the way this year was the Zilker Theatre Productions staging of Crazy for You with 10 nominations, including Outstanding Musical, Director of a Musical for Zilker artistic director Scott Schroeder, and Actor in a Musical nods to Kirk Addison and Neal Gibson..."
"...However, I think I can at least say that the roughly three-hour ceremony came off without a disaster. And that the featured entertainment which included Boyd Vance and Scott Schroeder performing a duet of "Wilkommen" from Cabaret; Tamara Beland and Lyova Rosanoff of Esther's Follies performing an ode to self-pleasure; Jeff Ellinger performing a mock Shakespearean soliloquy; Mick D'Arcy and Jo Beth Henderson relating a brief history of VORTEX Repertory Company in song; Lowell Bartholomee, Kara Bliss, John Howrey, and Shirley Reynolds singing "Old Friends" from Merrily We Roll Along; and Rob Nash performing an excerpt from Junior Blues were well-received...."
"...This has come to life at the hands of Austin artists, and they're giving it to the rest of the community with open hearts, free of charge, and here the community is to take their gift, all kinds of us – of every age, every race, every walk of life – all together, and we get to enjoy this gift on a hillside, ringed by trees and covered by stars, with food and drink and barking dogs and wailing infants. Scott Schroeder, Zilker Theatre Productions artistic director and director of this show, has made a memorable experience of the Zilker Summer Musical's 50th production..."
"...We all cried. I still cry every time I remember holding that used bag with the heartfelt words that so eloquently summed up the special essence of the Zilker Summer Musical – the power of theatre, why I am now appearing in my 13th Zilker show, and why this unique Austin tradition must continue for another 50 years! Scott Schroeder..."
"...It's a spot that was especially dear to the longtime local theatre artist, as he appeared in several Zilker Summer Musical productions there, and it was in those shows that he developed many of his dearest friendships. Zilker Theatre Productions Artistic Director Scott Schroeder will emcee the event, which will feature video of York from a number of shows he performed in, remembrances by Barbara Chisholm and this writer, and performances by a host of theatre luminaries, including Meredith McCall, Janis Stinson, Blake Yelavich, Laura Powell, Cathie Sheridan, Allen Robertson, Kara Bliss McGregor, Judy Arnold, Boni Hester, and Rebecca Schoolar..."
"...Considering the all-volunteer nature of the summer musical, a group of professionals could not have done better. Credit goes to director Scott Schroeder and stage manager Susan Threadgill, and kudos to Colin Lowry, Justin Kirchhoff, and K..."
"...Pfuderer is said to have been suffering from a condition called Transient Ischemic Attack, which caused him to have ministrokes and may have been responsible for his death. At Pfuderer's request, no memorial service will be held, but Zilker Theatre Productions artistic director Scott Schroeder says the company will pay tribute to the former producer during this summer's show, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers..."
"...Director Scott Schroeder and company make no pretense that these are complicated human beings facing profound dramatic conflicts. They know that whatever character there is is there to serve the hokey jokes, cheesecloth-thin plot contrivances, and rhapsodic musical numbers..."
"...Doors stuck, a mic shorted out, set pieces had to be wrestled on and off, and more than one dance number found a cast member or two glancing nervously at their feet. No doubt some of this will smooth out during the course of the run, though Scott Schroeder's set design relies so heavily on the actors to move cumbersome set pieces that some scene changes may continue to rob the show of its momentum...."
"...Scott Schroeder, Crazy for You..."
"...Scott Schroeder, Fruits and Vegetables..."
"...Scott Schroeder, Annie Get Your Gun..."
"...Scott Schroeder, Big River..."