28 results, sorted by relevance | sort by date
The Lion in Winter
Even fading lights couldn't dim the glow of Austin Playhouse's lovely staging
"...well-seasoned and excellently directed cast, led by dream team Huck Huckaby and Babs George as estranged royal couple Henry..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show
"...matches them. And as the show's Master of Ceremonies, Huck Huckaby is a delight. He comes armed with veteran..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Big River: Pleasantly Adrift
"...tidbits of Twain's well-known story of the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There is a plot to the evening's lengthy..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Review

Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
Wonderful musical numbers, strong voices highlight Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
"...In turn-of-the-20th-century Sweden, middle-aged Fredrik Egerman (a rather dashing Huck Huckaby) is recently wed to Anne (Sarah Becker), nearly..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love
The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production
"...any scene in which they're present. Also notable are Huck Huckaby's Fennyman, Bernadette Nason's Nurse, and Jason Newman's Kit..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant
The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.
"...the same can be said for the entire cast. Huck Huckaby's Milton is a spot-on depiction of an independent..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday
Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging
"...the older and younger selves. As older adults, Robert (Huck Huckaby) and Cait (Cyndi Williams) speak to Robbie and..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story
Don Toner's direction and a top-drawer cast make for a riotous evening in this version of Philip Barry's crisp comedy
" the scorned matriarch Margaret Lord is fully realized. Huck Huckaby plays the estranged patriarch Seth Lord with natural..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Tree Play
For this story of a rain forest over a lifetime, Robi Polgar created a living, breathing poem
"...strong as the girl's father, while Jona­than Salazar and Huck Huckaby gave notable turns as a love interest and..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

A cast of familiar faces conjures Kander and Ebb's Jazz Age classic in an entertaining way
"...Huck Huckaby, on the other hand, is solidly cast as..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Time Stands Still
Austin Playhouse finds the raw pain in this drama of a photojournalist wounded in the Iraq War
"...finesse by Don Toner, Austin Playhouse's production also features Huck Huckaby as Richard, an editor and friend of the..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Silence! The Musical
The musical send-up of 'The Silence of the Lambs' delivers two hours of nearly nonstop laughter
"...just the right amount of West Virginia chutzpah, and Huck Huckaby is equally well-cast as the world's most renowned..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Cyndi Williams' study of a subterranean retirement community during a catastrophe has promise but isn't always clear
"...residents, including Smart Joan (Mary Agen Cox) and Johnny (Huck Huckaby). But not everyone lives there. Claustrophobic reporter Bobby..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
A cast that knows funny lands the laughs in Neil Simon's comedy about comedy
"...gag while following their own paths to Funny. There's Huck Huckaby, selling the zingers of his character, Milt, with..."

March 18, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Dancing at Lughnasa
This revival of Brian Friel's lyrical drama is a reminder of the power of memory
"...bittersweet edge. As Michael weaving his spell of memory, Huck Huckaby speaks so gently, it's as if he's tending..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Women Who Steal
Austin Playhouse's revival takes this female comedy beyond Thelma-and-Louise territory
"...only become funnier as her actions become more outrageous. Huck Huckaby plays all of the male roles, and his..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

The Threepenny Opera
The Threepenny Opera, the deliciously caustic musical by Brecht and Weill, has been reinterpreted by Austin Playhouse, with unfortunate results, as a kind of broad slapstick
"...hip, upturned chin" posturing of a cardboard chippie. Only Huck Huckaby as corrupt Chief of Police Tiger Brown and..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Rupert Holmes' adaptation of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' has more to do with Victorian music hall entertainment than Dickensian literature – and is all the more engaging for it
"...a diva scorned. Michael Stuart, Brian Coughlin, Jacqui Cross, Huck Huckaby, and Amy Downing provide rich support in assorted..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

For all its luscious designs and fine actors who work exceptionally hard, Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of Amadeus winds up more dull than daring
"...and Paul Norton's Joseph II, Richard Byron's Van Swieten, Huck Huckaby's Von Strack, and Ev Lunning's Rosenberg are all..."

March 5, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Invasion of the Kiddie-Lit Plays
Characters from children's literature storm Austin-area stages in July.
"...cast starring Jill Blackwood, Tim Blackwood, Mary Alice Carnes, Huck Huckaby, Coty Ross, and Cathie Sheridan. July 11-August 10,..."

July 5, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hobbit
Second Youth Family Theatre's production of The Hobbit offers much that is magical, but awkward staging and inexperienced actors keep the show from achieving true enchantment.
"...of his mouth. Some of the acting is effective: Huck Huckaby approaches the wizardly Gandalf simply and is easily..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Snoopy!!!: See You in the Funny Papers
Watching this neat and happy Second Youth Family Theatre production of Snoopy!!! is like paging through a random helping of funnies from the philosophically comic genius of Charles Schulz. And with songs at least as clever as the comic shtick, it's an easygoing, good-natured musical that, as advertised, is theatre fun for the whole family.
"...As Snoopy, Huck Huckaby is cool and wry, commenting on the youngsters'..."

March 23, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Julius Caesar
Though it shows evidence of higher aspirations, the Austin Shakespeare Festival production of Julius Caesar, directed by Ev Lunning Jr. is a one-dimensional melodrama, lacking the rhetorical firepower and guiding vision that gives this drama its political punch.
"...muster; except for Ben Wolfe's Marc Antony and Charles "Huck" Huckaby's Brutus, the cast just doesn't have the rhetorical..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Playhouse's Monroe
In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse
Once more with feeling: It's yet another temporary space for the theatre's new season

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Night Hank Williams Died
Austin Playhouse's revival of 'The Night Hank Williams Died' boasts a strong script and acting but so carefully skirts anything ugly or messy that it's all surface: bloodless, polished, and clean
"...a scene where she comforts herself with a hymn. Huck Huckaby is a treat whenever he appears on stage..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations
"...Huck Huckaby, Big River..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

1995 Austin Critics' Table Nominations
"...Huck Huckaby, Little Me..."

May 12, 1995 Arts Feature

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle