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The Carol You Don't Know
There's much more to Ms. Channing than Dolly and Lorelei
"...Lorelei Lee of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, the daughter of devout..."

July 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatrical Joys of 2012
Recalling a year of Shakespeare on bikes, masterful Miller, and a one-woman eco-soap
"...1) PUPPET THEATRE Connor Hopkins (Trouble Puppet Theater Company) and Caroline Reck..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...left to tour his popular Intergalactic Nemesis across the globe and she assumed full control of the whole shebang..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato
"...The Importance of Being Earnest, Mary Moody Northen Theatre (2013): From the Chronicle review: "Ia Ensterä's stark white,..."

July 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

There Will Be Blood
... And bloodsuckers and zombies and ghosts and murderers all over our stages this week
"...This year's Evil Dead: The Musical and Weird City Theatre's freshly adapted Nosferatu draw inspiration (not to mention blood)..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam
Jason Ansara Brooks, who directed, choreographed, and was performing in Pro Arts Collective's production of 'Black Nativity,' died Tuesday, Dec. 13, days before the show's closing performances
"...the company in its mission to establish a black theatre company for Central Texas. Brooks was an Austin native..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The Year in Austin Culture
"...10 Theatrical Wonders of 20001. Curb Appeal (Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre) The gifted, funny, and wise Steven Tomlinson again proved..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

To Ancient Troy (By Way of Denver)
Ancient Greece and modern Denver may seem an incongruous pairing, but in the new Greek epic Tantalus, produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, they prove a striking fit, creating a work that's heroic.
"...size and scope would exhaust the resources of most theatre companies -- indeed, even the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC),..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sondheim: Side by Side – by Side
Austin gets a triple scoop from the musical master: 'Company,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' and 'Assassins'
" the Stephen Sondheim musical Company. This month, Austin theatregoers are being treated to a smorgasbord of Sondheim: three..."

April 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Russell M. Dembin

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...kinds, art songs, operas, cantatas, scores for dance and theatre works, soundtracks for films – several hundred over the..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
" had made a name for itself (ambitious young theatre collective whose members work hard and play hard), but..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lisa D'Amour's acclaimed play finally lands in Austin, courtesy of Capital T
"...the drama of that title was hopscotching about the globe in noteworthy productions (Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Royal National..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...KINDLING OUR SENSE OF BEAUTY AND GOODNESS Zachary Scott Theatre Center, through December 28 Running Time: 45 min..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Arts Review

Bard Choices
Two Directors on Making Shakespeare Contemporary
"...Ah, Shakespeare. He stands at the apex of the theatre, recognized across the globe as the supreme dramatist for..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Change of Aria Code
Leaving "Lyric" behind, Austin Opera launches a new era
"...warranted.) Think of this more like the Zachary Scott Theatre Center slimming down to Zach Theatre several seasons back...."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Goodnight Moon
Zach Theatre's production pleases and would be as pleasing to return to as Margaret Wise Brown's book
"...Goodnight MoonZach Theatre Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside, 476-0541 Through March..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Sword in the Stone
Scottish Rite Children's Theatre debut production, 'The Sword in the Stone,' makes you feel like you're right in the middle of a fairy tale
"...The Sword in the StoneScottish Rite Theatre, through Sept. 25..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

If It's Summer, It Must Be Shakespeare
Summer is the time for Shakespeare, so naturally here are a couple of the Bard's plays being staged in the Austin area -- Julius Caesar from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Two Gentlemen of Verona from Different Stages -- and directors Paul Norton and Norman Blumensaadt to explain how they came to produce them this season.
"...tragedy and a comedy from two of Austin's oldest theatre companies. What's strange is that, despite the prevalence of..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Game-Changers
The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...When theatre artists working outside the mainstream had no place to..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lear Jaunt
Matthew Radford explains how a professional British actor wound up playing Lear in a Central Texas barn
" London for the past 15 years, doing mainly theatre, loads of Shakespeare. Shakespeare chose me; I didn't really..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Feature by Clayton Maxwell

After a Fashion
It's hard out here for a Style Avatar, especially after all those DHOHs at the Oscars!
"...glamorous whirlwind trip to Houston, to the One World Theatre Gala, we begin the Spring 2006 Social Olympics, taking..."

March 10, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Earth Moves
For choreographer Ellen Bartel, dance does make the world go 'round
" go 'round. Although the world itself, the terrestrial globe actually going 'round, well, that is a kind of..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Class Act
Called by no less than The New York Times "the suavest of all male cabaret performers," Steve Ross is the personification of refined, romantic, elegant, and effervescent cabaret, and that makes him an ideal guest artist for the debut season of Austin Cabaret Theatre.
"...that center of cabaret -- and indeed, around the globe -- as a premier interpreter of the works of..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Oliver Mtukudzi & Black SpiritsOne World Theatre, September 16
"...Oliver Mtukudzi & Black SpiritsOne World Theatre, September 16 Austin is becoming an international city, with..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Music Review by David Lynch

Mad Dog Blues: So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?
ONE Theatre Company brings some unique touches to Sam Shepard's Mad Dog Blues, but ultimately, the show is the portrait of a playwright living out his rock star phase -- self-indulgent and rather embarrassing.
"...You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?Hyde Park Theatre,..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Review by Skipper Chong Warson

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...and Mexican-Indian," says the choreographer who directs Kinesis Dance Theatre Projects, "which gives me four ways to view the..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Big: a Bit By-the-numbers
"...Paramount Theatre, February 13..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Arts Review

" piecemeal to collectors, galleries, and museums across the globe would diminish her parents' efforts and their legacy. Of..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
The Swish Alps has added a gap-toothed fairy to its social olympics.
"...the house opens up before your eyes like a theatre. A beautiful new deck out the back door overlooks..."

March 5, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Going the Distance
The International Movement of Sharir Dance Company
"...home in the UT Performing Arts Center's complex of theatres. The Sharir Dance Company (SDC) opened the season in..."

May 2, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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