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Blue Theatre
Despite fire damage, the Eastside venue's managers say the show will go on
"...One word you never want to hear associated with theatre: fire. It's laid waste to too many stages throughout..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blah, Blah, Blah
In the 14 sketches that make up Blah, Blah, Blah, playwright Lowell Bartholomee skewers Hollywood with situations and dialogue that are clever and perceptive, but the actors seem to be working to put it across, straining even, when it really doesn't need the hard sell.
"...The atmospheric conditions at the Blue Theater on the evening I attended were trying. It..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Long Fringe @ Blue Theatre
"...Piper Anderson, Florinda Bryant, and Marian Thamynyagam Fusing poetry, theatre, movement, and song, three interdisciplinary performance artists share personal..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...1. On average, how many productions does the Austin theatre community mount or present in Austin during a year?..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Blue To View
East Side Drive-In trailer park expands to include actual drive-in, the Blue Starlite
"...Chevy Bel Air – consistently filled decades of drive-in theatres across the land with their American International Pictures releases...."

Jan. 21, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Ley Line & Nané Reopen Paramount Theatre with Spiritual Lift
Live music’s return to the downtown beacon felt familial
"...Friday night at the Paramount Theatre felt more like a family reunion than a show,..."

May 24, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...While this city does not have quite the same blue-collar funkiness that the 'Burgh has, it does have a..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Theatre in the Round (Rock)
Penfold Theatre makes its entrance up north – where it's always wanted to be
"...The past decade has seen more than 50 theatre companies spring from the fertile soil of our creative..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre -- ALL CAPS, All the Time
There's nothing lower-case or lethargic about theatre director, actor, and producer Sharon Sparlin. She's bold, animated, even electric, and channeling all that high-voltage energy into creating equally energetic theatre all the time.
"...the scene herself. She saw that the Public Domain theatre company was doing her favorite play, Bertolt Brecht's The..."

April 13, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Southwest Theatre Productions' Sweat
This production brings home the plight of the American blue-collar worker with sympathy
"...The American blue-collar worker has not had it easy in recent years...."

Jan. 25, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Theatre Thievery, Part 4
The Santa Cruz Center for Culture is the fourth Eastside theatre to be hit by thieves in the last five months
"...First the Blue, the Vortex, and Arts on Real. Now the Santa..."

March 25, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blue Starlite Round Rock Drive-In Destroyed in Fire
Owners launch GoFundMe campaign to help with repairs
"...A tragic blow for theatre-going in the Austin area: The Round Rock location of..."

June 25, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Hiring Theatre Manager
No details on location of new two-screen cinema
"...Now AFS is hiring a general manager for the theatre, but there's still no precise word on where the..."

March 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Royal Blue Grocery Raises Money for World Central Kitchen
Saturday proceeds benefit José Andrés' disaster relief nonprofit
"...In collaboration with the Paramount Theatre and SXSW, Royal Blue Grocery at Sixth and Congress..."

March 17, 2022 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Film Flam: Neon, Blue Starlite, and Kiss
Movie news, Tim League, and Gene Simmons (not dueting, sadly)
"...big opportunities, and a new home for Austin's drive-in theatre: Time to roll with some local film-related news...."

Jan. 20, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Doc's Drive In Theatre Up for Sale
Got $4 million? You could buy a slice of outdoor cinema heaven.
"...your car into a cinema, as Doc's Drive In Theatre is up for sale...."

July 27, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Paramount Theatre Announces 50th Summer Classic Film Series
Old friends and new faces mark this major anniversary
"...The Paramount Theatre has been a home to classic cinema for so..."

May 8, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Break-In at the Blue
Thieves broke into the Blue Theater last week and made off with more than $6,000 worth of technical equipment
"...Thieves broke into the Blue Theater last week and made off with more than..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Blue Theater
"...dream of mine to have a place to make theatre and art and show films," says bespectacled Blue Theater..."

July 20, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Theatre: That was the year that was
Three of Austin's finest theatre folk - director/actress Lorella Loftus, director Sonnet Blanton, and lighting designer Jason Amato - describe how 2006 was for them and the local stage scene
"...The Chronicle sat down with six of Austin's fine theatre folk to talk about the year that was and..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Pollyanna Theatre Company
Kids loved Emily Cicchini's play about patterns so much that it's spawned two sequels
"...Cicchini is the playwright-in-residence with Pollyanna Theatre Company. In 2005, she created Patterns, an energetic play..."

June 19, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Review: Zach Theatre's Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone
A masterful tribute to the father of the Great American Songbook
"...tunes, minstrelsy, ragtime, perhaps a bit of country and blues, and, of course, a healthy dollop of that relatively..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

A Boone to Austin Theatre
In 10 years of leading Frontera productions, Vicky Boone has touched many lives and changed the community.
"...Life game: What would the last decade of Austin theatre look like if Frontera Productions had never existed?..."

May 4, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Summer Break Theatre's COVID-Era Comedy
Area educators deliver a timely lesson in their original work Going the Distance
"...get their say. This original production from Summer Break Theatre focuses on a crew of eighth-grade educators at a..."

July 24, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tutto Theatre Company
Dustin Wills' new play reconsiders Hamlet through a quintet of Ophelias
"...is a prime example. The promotional material for Tutto Theatre Company's upcoming production of Ophelia describes her as "literature's..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Zach Theatre's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
This revival gives the trans singer's identity crisis a punk lullaby with rockin' style
"...mien of this queerqueen – full-on Glamazon: a Texas sky-blue satin jacket accented with white stars and bedazzled cherry-red..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Theatre Thievery: The Sequel
Over the Christmas holiday weekend, two more Eastside theatres, the Vortex and Arts on Real, were burglarized
"...Christmas wasn't exactly holly-jolly for a couple of Eastside theatres. Over the holiday weekend, both the Vortex and Arts..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Penfold Theatre's Ghost Quartet
Among the threads of this darkling tapestry are spirits of malice and mayhem and longing and love
"...go to see this Ghost Quartet show that Penfold Theatre is staging at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar (until..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
"..."The Farmboys" in Austin Musical Theatre's Gypsy. photograph by Kenny Braun..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

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