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After a Fashion
Stephen weighs in on city planning issues ... at least ones regarding how certain things look. Other than that, he drops a lot of names and tells you where to go. For Valentine's Day, silly.
"...who want to preserve Austin exactly like it is. Unfortunately, I don't really believe that is realistic. All this..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Arts Folks Nix Tex Tix Tax
When the Texas Legislature sought to pay for a property tax cut with a tax on performing arts events, local arts groups mobilized and made their opposition heard
" the Austin American-Statesman, and Amy Simpson Layton of Greater Tuna Corp. was among the legions who helped keep..."

May 21, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Foreigner
What makes this production of The Foreigner such a joy is seeing those familiar faces from the Greater Tuna franchise working together so sharply for such an appreciative audience
"...the stage by the same team that created the Greater Tuna franchise. All the familiar faces are back for..."

April 9, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

I'm Not Lying
You think you know who Jaston Williams is, but unless you've seen his autobiographical solo show I'm Not Lying, you don't. Not by a very long shot.
"...Austin theatre and, with Joe Sears, the creator of Greater Tuna and its two sequels. Yes, you know who..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Let Them Entertain You
The story of Austin Musical Theatre is itself a musical, complete with kids-with-a-dream beginnings, against-all-odds successes, and nail-chewing jams. Well, now comes the big-belting, high-kicking, pull-out-the-stops showstopper: a revue revisiting AMT's greatest song-and-dance numbers, Celebrate Austin Musical Theatre.
"...board of directors and the support of an angel, Greater Tuna producer Charles Duggan, who agreed to back a..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Drama in Austin: The History Lesson
"...Martin's Stein hit came Austin's best-known theatre success story, Greater Tuna. In the early Eighties, actors Jaston Williamsand Joe..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dance With the Devil
Getting Austin Artists in Step With Their Audience
" with the pointlessness of life and art. The greater challenge is to play the game, to court and..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

A Select Bibliography of Texas Plays
"...Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard, Greater Tuna (1982)..."

July 2, 1999 Arts Feature

Austin's Paramount Theatre Turns 100
As the grande dame of Austin theatres turns 100, it matters more than ever
"...Book and Candle; Joe Sears and Jaston Williams in Greater Tuna and its sequels; the Broadway-level stars of Austin..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Steve Miller brings the magic at Texas Medal of Arts
"...telling uproarious tales from the duo's many tours of Greater Tuna and their sequels, Joe making a last-minute appearance..."

March 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gift Guide
"...Press, 272 pp., $24.95 My mother once queried how Greater Tuna, the two-man play performed by Joe Sears and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Top 10 Spontaneous Catharses and Other Performance Effects of 2005
'Chronicle' theatre writer Heather Barfield Cole names her 10 favorite performing arts experiences of 2005
"...5) Red, White and Tuna (Greater Tuna Productions) Admirably smitten and jolted with bolts..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Heather Barfield Cole

Renowned composer and educator Kent Kennan has died, longtime Paramount Theatre manager Paul Beutel calls it quits, and Vincent Kitch signs on as the city of Austin's cultural arts program manager.
"...fair and meticulous teacher and peacemaker in faculty politics. Unfortunately, he also stopped writing music. In retirement, though, Kennan..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Tying the Knot: A Drama
Yes, the merger of Austin's Paramount Theatre and State Theater Company is a business affair, but since theatres traffic in stories, human dramas that talk to us about life, this historic event deserves to be looked at as a story, the story of a wedding between two neighbors.
"...that the theatre was set to be torn down. Fortunately, a trio of inspired young men believed they could..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Positively Operatic
The Year in Austin Culture
"...9. Red White & Tuna (Greater Tuna Corporation/Paramount Theatre, 1998)..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Little Big Plan
The Austin Creative Alliance proves it can think big by thinking small
"...the little matter of how to make it happen. Fortunately, the city already had a sort of embryonic version..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
"...they've attracted a big-deal producer, Charles Duggan of the Greater Tuna theatrical corporation and gravy train (who informed Thompson..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up
Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters
"...underground comix, the Uranium Savages, Esther's Follies, Master Pancake, Greater Tuna, the O. Henry Pun-Off, sketch groups, the mighty..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fast, Cheap, and in Control
Cost-of-living increases are making local artists do more with less
"...ATX success stories as Joe Sears and Jaston Williams' Greater Tuna, Rick Linklater's Slacker, and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi...."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: Roger Ebert Added a Star to His The Whole Shootin' Match Rating
Last Night at the Alamo restoration revives Eagle Pennell's early promise for posterity
" looked liked such a promising first feature but unfortunately it was the filmmaker's fourth or fifth, so even..."

March 11, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Late-Night Lovin' on Austin: The Sequel
'The Daily Show' tapes in our town, nearly proposes
"...child of the sets for Meet the Press and Greater Tuna...."

Oct. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Life After Lubbock
Playwright Jaston Williams gathers his Lubbock musician pals
" known around these parts for 1981 play franchise Greater Tuna. The actor and playwright also counts as friends..."

Feb. 19, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

I Sh!t You Not: Voicemail
An actual voicemail left for the LuvDoc on 3/11/13
" might be one of the cast members from Greater Tuna..."

March 12, 2013 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

'The Art of Listening'
In her new book, choreographer Darla Johnson shares her secrets for making dance
"...Perkins), Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, Tim Mateer (Greater Tuna), John Hagen (Lyle Lovett's Large Band), and playwright/actress..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Beside the Point: We Love Us!
Just ask anybody – Austinites approve of Austin
", in the vein of the annual revivals of Greater Tuna...."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Zach Theatre
The theatre is giving away a free wedding to some homegrown George and Emily
"...Scotty Roberts, and, as the Stage Manager, Jaston Williams (Greater Tuna, The Laramie Project, Tru). Artistic Director Dave Steakley..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classics Comeback
Are the great dramas of yore reclaiming their place on Austin's stages?
"...Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein, by Marty Martin; Greater Tuna, by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard;..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"..."The first thing we did," recalls Sedwick, "was Greater Tuna in February '82, and then we showed films...."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

DIY Queer Community
Can’t relate to what Austin’s gay scene has to offer? Make one of your own!
" cinema gurus John Sloss and Christine Vachon and Greater Tuna maven Ed Howard. Queer Austin suddenly seemed stagnant..."

June 2, 2006 Features Feature by Kate Getty

Musicians on the Menu
In concert or in the kitchen, these locals have the chops
"...class at Gina's Kitchen in June. Next week, her Greater Tuna Casserole will be available to the subscribers of..."

May 12, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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