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Party Out of Bounds
Talking reunions with members of Fatbuckle, Squirrel Buddies, and the Amazon and the Milksop
"...among the prominent troupes – your Dasariski and Annoyance Theatre, your Nice Astronaut and Knuckleball Now – are the..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sue's Turn
After years of thwarting the singing kids on Glee, Jane Lynch takes the stage to belt some tunes herself
"...Hollywood Game Night; of course, her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning turn as Coach Sue Sylvester in Glee; and, though..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Solstice Savings Time
How A Christmas Carol and Interstellar instruct us in surviving the holidays
"...part in the story, I flashed back on Zach Theatre's new version of A Christmas Carol. Scenic designer Bob..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Power Play
In Robert Schenkkan's new play, LBJ roars back to life to make civil rights history
"...currently making this observation from an unusual venue: the theatre – specifically, the Angus Bowmer Theatre, where All the..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Batsheva Dance Company
Going gaga for sensation-based movement
"...is just beginning. Currently, 30 students from around the globe are enrolled in the first ever gaga teacher training..."

March 16, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

So Percussion
If the future is now, then the future of percussion will likely make it So
"...McCullough Theatre..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Serene Life
David Lynch meditates on Inland Empire
"...task of distributing his most demanding film to American theatres...."

Jan. 19, 2007 Screens Feature by Mark Fagan

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream
An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream doesn't do justice to Shakespeare's comedy, but the goodwill, visual splendor, and flashes of magic in Tongue and Groove Theatre's show can transport you halfway 'round the world
"...behind a Middle Eastern eatery, as Tongue and Groove Theatre is in back of Ararat, An Arabian Midsummer Night's..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Questions, Prepares to Launch
Paramount screening, April 18
"...divides behind to solve those problems? Pipkin traveled the globe chasing down nine laureates (Steve Weinberg, who won the..."

April 14, 2006 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Dream of a New Circus
In the two decades it has taken for Cirque du Soleil to reach Austin for the first time, this Montreal-based troupe has not only reinvented circus as performance art but grown into one of the most unexpected and unlikely of entertainment empires.
"...Mirage Hotel. Its success was so overwhelming that a theatre was custom-built for the troupe, which opened Mystère at..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Michael Point

Articulations
Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
"...of inductees includes: Shakespeare at Winedale founder James Ayres; theatre historian and educator Oscar Brockett; Austin Choral Union founder..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
In the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Andrew Rannells is wonderfully ablaze in the role of the German-born rocker whose sex-change operation was botched, and everything about this hilarious musical spectacle has been fine-tuned to maximum pleasure.
"...Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Drag on FireZachary Scott Theatre Center Whisenhunt Arena Stage,..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kids
"...has fans -- young and not-so-young -- across the globe. His book Holes won the prestigious Newbery Award last..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

I Wanna Take You Higher
"...is nicely balanced by a look at traditional black theatre and modern hip-hop video that concludes by asking, "Video..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Books Feature by Simon Reynolds

Exhibitionism
Chronicle Arts Reviews
"...and children from troubled or impoverished areas around the globe: Siberia, Chiapas, Kurdistan. His subjects are presented lovingly but..."

April 3, 1998 Arts Review

Girls, Sex, and Movies
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
"...gearing up for Mary Jane's debut at the Dobie Theatre on Sunday, March 22...."

March 20, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...go through the whole of every society on the globe. Two hundred years ago, did we believe in the..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Qmmunity: Less Hateful Chicken
Plus drag dance parties, queerotica, and Thanksgiving-themed storytelling
"...works. Hopefully, it's a sign that people across the globe are becoming allies. But for LGBTQ Texans, who fought..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

From the Fonz to Gene Cousineau: Henry Winkler's Career of Fearless Reinvention
The man who defined cool on the changing demands of acting, being an icon, and the joy of fly fishing
"...TV, film, and stage. His recent Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performance as acting coach Gene Cousineau in HBO's Barry..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: 2020 Hopefuls Tackle Queer Rights Convo
Gender Unbound, AIDS Walk with Big Freedia, Butch Queen, and more
"...creators. Aside from mind-blowing visuals from creators spanning the globe, attendees can also expect a full lineup of poetry,..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever
"...With their latest performance piece, the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective creates a broad portrait of time and nature...."

April 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
"...stations you don't want but can't stomach losing Masterpiece Theatre, the new wave of digital antennas brings back the..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Paranormal Activity
Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts
"...hometown: Ghosts of the Orpheum, set in a historic theatre, and The Lost Graves of Sioux Falls, investigating deaths..."

Oct. 10, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Walsh The lives of four women from across the globe are radically changed by their deep love of boy..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bomb City Retells the Tensions Behind the Killing of a Texas Punk
Brian Deneke’s life and death story comes to local screens
"...Jan. 23 for its first hometown screening. The Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is a space usually..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...Darren Foster Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Don Hertzfeldt and His “World of Tomorrow”
Austin animator screens his acclaimed shorts
"...orderlies – hence the chaise longues ringing the operating theatre – and a dazzling white light reminiscent of the..."

Nov. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Project ATX6
The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht
"...to play a series of music festivals around the globe. [inset-1-right]..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Readers Poll at a Glance
Voter stats, plus the funniest/weirdest reader comments
"...the commonwealth of D.C., and from all over the globe, including São Paulo, Surrey, Belfast, Berlin, Montreuil, and Montreal...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Features Feature

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane Is All Over SXSW
A memoir, a podcast, a doc – McFarlane has lots going for her
"...presents These Four Dudes (Sat., March 11, 11pm, Hideout Theatre). The wealth of appearances comes as no surprise given..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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