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Mr. Show Busy
Michael McKelvey's just a guy who cain't say no (to musicals)
"...Austin's arts community there must be a quintet of McKelvey brothers, all of them, like the sons of George..."

July 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2009 B. Iden Payne Awards
The crowd came to honor local theatre but left impressed by Austin's strong comedy scene
"...Fletcher-Friday and both the direction and music direction by Michael McKelvey. McKelvey proved to be the man of the..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Urinetown: The Musical
Students sing and dance this satire at such a high level, it's astounding
"...The show is directed by Michael McKelvey, who has directed every musical in Austin over..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore
In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits
"...engages them in a courtly dance. As staged by Michael McKelvey in this revival of the B. Iden Payne..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Company'
Laura Powell has waited 20 years for Sondheim's landmark musical to return
"...So when Michael McKelvey invited Powell to join a revival of Company..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Annie
This year's Zilker Summer Musical doesn't yet reach the bar set by past shows
"...as soppy as Austin after a summer rain. Nowadays, Michael McKelvey seems to direct every musical that isn't staged..."

July 23, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Summer Stock Austin: I'm Your Puppet
Trouble Puppet Theatre Company teams up with Summer Stock Austin to take Jack up the beanstalk in a whole new way
"..."This is our fourth season," says SSA's artistic director, Michael McKelvey. "The university used to do summer theatre, and..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Heathers, the Musical
Doctuh Mistuh's staging of the Eighties cult film is ridiculous in the best possible way
"...it gets. What is slightly shocking, though, is director Michael McKelvey's decision to perform the show in repertory with..."

July 3, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Reefer Madness
With this wild musical spoof, Doctuh Mistuh delivers a bigger buzz than its Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
"...Michael McKelvey and his gang of top-notch musical theatre performers..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Culture Flash!
City arts funding revisions get a thumbs-up from council, theatre artists sing for cancer charities, and local playwrights meet and greet
"...Cross, Amy Downing, Greg Holt, Brian Jenson, Stuart Moulton, Michael McKelvey, Ann Richards-McKelvey, Cathie Sheridan, Dan Sullivan, accompanist Tom..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Arts Bullets
The ballet's box office heads downtown, and cabaret artists sing for life
"...Cathie Sheridan, Ann Richards-McKelvey, Emily Bem, Sarah Collins, Stuart Moulton, Greg Holt, Brian..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Feature

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Michael Raiford (Porgy and Bess)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Michael Raiford (Porgy and Bess)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
This irreverent electrified musical bio of our seventh president will rock your socks off
"...is a brilliant move by Alex Timbers (book) and Michael Friedman (music and lyrics); the crowd thinks he's fuckin'..."

June 22, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The Last Five Years
The new year is prime time to discover this musical anatomy of one couple's relationship
"...meet in the middle. The Chronicle chatted with director Michael McKelvey about his upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown's..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Doctuh Mistuh's Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical
This send-up of the 1978 blue movie serves up the cheese and camp for a load of giddy fun
"...the many ways they discover to do so. Director Michael McKelvey and his cast have a firm grip (tee-hee!)..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

A Minister's Wife
This musical version of G.B. Shaw’s ‘Candida’ is exactly the right size for Austin, cozy with room for plenty of nuance
"...and tender love in this "sung play," as director Michael McKelvey calls it. The show was performed to great..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

There Will Be Blood
... And bloodsuckers and zombies and ghosts and murderers all over our stages this week
"...Case in point: Award-winning director and music director Michael McKelvey, who made it his personal mission to mount..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rising Stock
With Summerstock Austin, a gang of young performers serious about theatre get a chance to develop their craft in the old-school environment of a stock company
"...ground not seen much anymore, but Ginger Morris and Michael McKelvey, the masterminds behind Summer Stock Austin, know how..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...May 2, 2010, were assembled by the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Claire Canavan (theatre), Clare Croft (dance), and..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...May 2, 2009, were assembled by the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Clare Croft (dance), Erin Keever (visual arts),..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Parade
'Parade' is an ambitious musical for a university theatre department, but the entire company presenting it at St. Edward's is impressively in tune with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's retelling of the Leo Frank case
"...Northen Theatre stage, creating a human whirlpool with David Michael Long's Leo moving on its fringes – against the..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...Lead Actor Jeffery Da’Shade Johnson, Underground Michael Joplin, Lungs Bill Karnovsky, Waiting for Godot Charles P...."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2015
Big wins for Am I White?, Heathers at the 2015 theatre awards
"...Lead Actor Michael Ferstenfeld, Picasso at the Lapin Agile..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...home five awards for Production of Musical Theatre, director Michael McKelvey, costume designer Glenda Wolfe, actress Jess Hughes, and..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pippin
Summer Stock Austin embraces the sprawling fun and surreal silliness of this durable coming-of-age musical
"...of a handful of its songs by artists including Michael Jackson and the Supremes – through its countless high..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...exuberant ensemble, Tim Burton-esque designs, and inventive staging by Michael McKelvey made the eerie elegant, the macabre marvelous. HONORABLE..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...The main stage was where Michael McKelvey's Doctuh Mistuh Productions presented the urban and urbane..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Rocky Horror Show
Doctuh Mistuh's visit to the Frankenstein place is delightfully inclusive for die-hard fans and virgins alike
"...stages, coming from Pittsburgh's Park Point University (where director Michael McKelvey is a professor), University of Oklahoma, and elsewhere...."

July 3, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The Last Five Years
Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish
"...2009. The director and musical director of that production, Michael McKelvey, stages this remount at the Trinity Street Theatre,..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

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