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Review: City Theatre's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A perfect measure of schadenfreude on the rocks, with an angst chaser
"...These days, productions at the City Theatre feel like a litmus test for one's ability..."

April 18, 2022 Arts Post by Bob Abelman

City Theatre Company
A pro-Catholic organization threatens City's staging of a biblical comedy – sort of
"...hear a fabulous story? Back in early May, Austin's City Theatre Company began receiving postcards and e-mails protesting its..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

City Theatre's Christmas Belles
At City Theatre, this comedy about the Christmas program at a small-town Texas church isn't the Southern-fried campfest it could be
"...One of two things is happening in City The­atre's production of Christmas Belles, penned by playwriting trio..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

City Theatre's Bus Stop
Director Tracy Arnold stages William Inge's drama with humor and charm, but seems to fight against the script's darkness
"...Keeping live theatre interesting sometimes means putting a different spin on a..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Arden of Faversham
This Shakespearean-style "true crime" drama is not without compelling elements, but a lack of polish weighs on this staging
"...least in part, written by the Bard. With the City Theatre Company's mounting, I found myself more interested in..."

May 20, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Review: The City Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Steve Martin’s deliciously absurdist tale of art and science
"...piece of absurdist historical fiction, currently on stage at City Theatre Austin...."

July 6, 2022 Arts Post by Bob Abelman

City Theatre's Art
Macho arguments about taste abound in Yasmina Reza's dramatic comedy
"...television show Frasier, which this channels with proper pomposity, City Theatre's production of Art is a treat...."

Jan. 31, 2020 Arts Review by Cat McCarrey

City Theatre's The Seafarer
Karen Sneed’s staging is shot through with compassion for the play’s hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen
"...a supernatural twist to the holiday happenings onstage at City Theatre...."

Nov. 24, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

City Theatre's Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show
Two great performances drive this production, but the feminist comedy feels stuck in the Eighties
"...feminism today, don't. The show, currently being produced by City Theatre, is a series of vignettes written by comic..."

June 7, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Review: The City Theatre’s An Ideal Husband
It’s the girls gone Wilde that rule this rendering
"...Several things about City Theatre's earnest but obtrusively low-budgeted production of this period..."

March 11, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Review: The City Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Steve Martin’s deliciously absurdist tale of art and science

July 8, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Review: City Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A perfect measure of schadenfreude on the rocks, with an angst chaser

April 22, 2022 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

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

A Man of the Theatre
Memories of Capitol City Playhouse's Michel Jaroschy
"...the lives of just about everyone in the Austin theatre community. If you lived here during the past 20..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Arts Feature

A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...advertising campaign that showed lovely aerial shots of the city coupled with a nifty little jingle about the "feeling..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

The Spirit of the City and the Letter of the Law Collide at Sekrit Theater
Beau Reichert struggles with the city over his backyard arts complex
"...lit. The projectors aim across the lawn at the movie-theatre-sized screen Reichert built to share his sizable film collection..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Bright Lights, Little City
It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.
"...youth group. Last week, it was residents of Sun City, the nearby retirement community, who manned the lobby and..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

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

HowlRound Spotlights Austin Theatre
The online national theatre journal devotes a week to Austin
"...Is Austin a theatre town? That's the question being pondered all week on..."

April 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016
Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions
"...tensions made America's political landscape a battleground, no local theatre artist took to the front lines as often or..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...imagery and deeply moving. In a year thick with theatre making the political personal, Jesus I. Valles' (Un)Documents and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spectrum Theatre Company
'Illumination Celebration' brings African-American theatre one step closer to the spotlight
"...Austin certainly doesn't lack for African-American theatre artists. African-American theatre companies, though? That's another story. Over..."

June 27, 2014 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.
"...she says. Salvage Vanguard Theater's Christmas show at Little City coffeehouse was the first thing she saw, and it..."

April 13, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Happy Hundredth Birthday, Paramount Theatre!
Austin's original vaudeville stage announces Lyle Lovett and more
"...Harry Houdini told the assembled supporters of the Paramount Theatre, a great pleasure to be back on its stage..."

Jan. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Say Goodbye to Broad City at SXSW
If you’re here for spoilers, queen, we’ve got some news for you
"’re here for spoilers about the end of Broad City, we’ve got some news for you...."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Beth Sullivan

Top 10 Theatre Duos & Trios of 2014
Remembering a year in theatre in which performers distinguished themselves in twos and threes
"...Top 10 Theatre Duos and Trios of 2014..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...African-American theatre in Austin is getting a major boost these days,..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

New Theatre Work Puts Attendees on the Trail of Notorious Art Thieves
Hit the streets and get to the bottom of this Art Heist
"...Austin’s Paramount Theatre just became the scene of one of the most..."

Oct. 15, 2020 Arts Post by Gerrard Hanly

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
Comedy theatre mulls the corporate cash influx and concession sales that went away
"...heart of Downtown, where a place like the Hideout Theatre typically turns its two comedy stages over to the..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Lower City
The toastiest summer on record is but an intermittently flickering 40-watt bulb compared to this positively incendiary sexual firestorm.
"...positively incendiary sexual firestorm that is Brazilian import Lower City. Now is as good a time as any to..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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