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Budget Games
As the economy improves, Council looks toward next year's budget
"...City Council last Tuesday, during a discussion of the Austin Police Department's sudden need for additional forensic analysts. Council..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Theatre Thinker
In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star
"...Bedard is in the thick of it, serving as Austin's representative...."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Headlines
"...› The return of Austin's Trail of Lights, which ended last weekend, was an..."

Dec. 28, 2012 News Feature

Of Thee I Sing (and Dance)
The musical is America's gift to theatre, and here's the local state of the union
"...What better time to celebrate the musical than the..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Town Was Hoppin'
Austin's music scene of the Fifties lives on in Ray Campi
"...song on the last day of 1949 and left Austin at the end of 1959. He's a man of..."

March 30, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Melancholy Play
A funny, charming, truly sweet staging of a play that's not melancholy at all
"...Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress, 467-0084..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Virgin w / 10,000 Arrows
Debutantes & Vagabonds' theatrical production invites you to take a piece of the artist
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress..."

July 30, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

'The Virgin w/ 10,000 Arrows'
Jason Tremblay's new play may convince you that Andres Marco Relli existed
"...Debutantes & Vagabonds, one of Austin's newest theatre companies, made a theatrical splash with its..."

July 23, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Carpetbagger's Children
Horton Foote's drama blows in like a breeze from the gulf, warm and whispery
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress, 474-8497, www.main.org/diffstages..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Wharton Dancer
The flourishing legacy of the late Lone Star dramatist Horton Foote
"...And he would have done so during one of..."

March 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Endgame
Palindrome Theatre's debut squeezes all the meaning it can from Beckett's bleakness
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse,..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Top 9 Theatre Productions of 2009 That Did Ascend the Brightest Heaven of Invention
A year of failed romances, Greek myths, and more that were staged so ingeniously
"...9) 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' (PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY/AUSTIN PLAYHOUSE)/'SHOOTING STAR' (ZACH THEATRE) A pair of two-handers, each..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bernadette Nason
A local storytelling star gets a chance to spin a yarn on a national stage
"...Bernadette Nason has put together for this weekend. The Austin Critics Table Award- and B. Iden Payne Award-winning actress..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classics Comeback
Are the great dramas of yore reclaiming their place on Austin's stages?
"...Grand Old Geezer of Western Drama somewhere on the Austin theatre scene. As the mercury is rising to record..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Parts and Wholes (In No Particular Order), Plus One Standout
Chronicle Arts writer Hannah Kenah on her favorite moments onstage in 2008
"...2) Sharon Marroquin's "Crandall Canyon Mine" (Big Range Austin Dance Festival) Evocative and heartbreaking. Dance at its most..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Top 10 Belly Laughs of 2008
Chronicle Arts writer Elizabeth Cobbe remembers the sweetest comedic moments in 2008
"...the breaststroke as Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker (Ballet Austin)..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

If You Have Ghosts
The 2007-08 AMA's ghosts – past, present, and future
"...Those sentiments, via Hyatt's final interview with Peter Cooper..."

March 7, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Garden District
Despite some flaws, Different Stages mounts two Tennessee Williams' dramas in riveting and entertaining fashion
"...Larry L. King Stage at Austin Playhouse, through Feb. 2..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"...gorgeous, too, the merc barely blowing past 40, the Austin fall in all its skyscraping, crystal-blue splendor, the Frost..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Blake Behind Bars
To write a parody of prison movies, Naughty Austin's Blake Yelavich sentenced himself to 27 films in the big house
"...on Real theatre and artistic director of the Naughty Austin theatre company sentenced himself – is there any phrase..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Me and Miss Jones
Shirley Jones looks back at playing against type.
"...the role of Lulu Bains. “He’d seen me do Playhouse 90 on television and thought I could do the..."

Sept. 12, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Free Night of Theater 2006: The list
Take your pick of 21 performances being offered at no charge with Free Night of Theater 2006
"...Thursday, Oct. 19Austin Improv Collective: Thursday Night Awesome; The Hideout Theatre, 617..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature

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
"...Austin Playhouse, through July 30..."

July 14, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Bernadette Nason
When Onstage Theatre Company was founded 10 years ago, Bernadette Nason told Michael Stuart he'd direct her in the one-woman comedy 'Shirley Valentine' one day – and now that day has come
"...On the suggestion of a friend, she passed through Austin on her way to L.A., and once she'd visited..."

July 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Beard of Avon
Different Stages' production of the Amy Freed comedy 'The Beard of Avon' benefits from two actors who create an Elizabethan odd couple in delightful balance
"...Like the leads playing Felix and Oscar in the Austin Playhouse revival across town, Tesh and Balester find the..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Richard III / The Rivals
In its rotating repertory of 'Richard III' and 'The Rivals,' the Austin Shakespeare Festival shifts between polar extremes: violent tragedy and frothy romance
"...Austin Playhouse, through Mar 19..."

March 17, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Holiday Productions
Five performing arts groups that revive holiday-themed shows every December share the traditions they've developed within these seasonal traditions
"...productions about the things they always do while serving Austin audiences their Christmas cheer...."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Black Nativity
From the prologue through the rousing finale, ProArts Collective's new production of 'Black Nativity' saturates the Christmas story in rich emotion
"...Austin Playhouse at Penn Field, through Dec. 18..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Twelfth Night
In Onstage Theatre Company's 'Twelfth Night,' the frolicking gaiety generally gives way to choppier stage seas and constricted emotion
"...Austin Playhouse, through Sept. 17..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

The Two Lives of Napoleon Beazley
The Original Theatre Company's 'The Two Lives of Napoleon Beazley' presents the story of a Texas teen sentenced to death with heartbreaking scenes, evoking pathos for injustice
"...Austin Playhouse, through July 30..."

July 22, 2005 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

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