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Clybourne Park
This company has vibrant success with Bruce Norris' racial drama that shows how far we haven't come in 60 years
"...Prize as well as Olivier and Tony awards, Penfold Theatre Company has assembled an artistic team so strong that..."

June 3, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Pollyanna Theatre Company
Kids loved Emily Cicchini's play about patterns so much that it's spawned two sequels
"...Cicchini is the playwright-in-residence with Pollyanna Theatre Company. In 2005, she created Patterns, an energetic play..."

June 19, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Austin Cabaret Theatre
For its ninth season, the cabaret company moves into a new home at the Long Center
"...In its eight seasons, Austin Cabaret Theatre has bunked down in more spots than a UT..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre en Bloc's Dance Nation
This production of Clare Barron's play invokes the experience of puberty for girls, in all its allure and terror
"...Under Jenny Lavery's direction, Theatre en Bloc's production embraces the ferocity of Barron's script...."

Sept. 6, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary
Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs
"...Kyle John Schmidt and directed by Jenny Lavery for Theatre en Bloc, it is the guns that rule the..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

South by Southwest Film Festival 2014
There are no wrong choices. Go forth and partake.
" the larger venues – which include the Paramount Theatre, the Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center, and..."

March 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Improvising Chekhov With Nothing and Everything
To improvise Chekhov plays, the cast of Nothing and Everything learned just how much goes on in them
" that was a smash success at the Hideout Theatre in 2014 and is being revived this weekend for..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Arts Feature by Alexa Harrington

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014
The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony
"...– that's now how I'll think of our local theatre awards after hearing their title mangled by the 2014..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2015
Big wins for Am I White?, Heathers at the 2015 theatre awards
"...affair. Indeed, so much love poured down on local theatre companies and artists, it seemed like Aphrodite was running..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Shannon Sedwick
The once and future queen of Esther's Follies receives a special B. Iden Payne award
"...B. Iden Payne award recognizing outstanding contributions to Austin theatre. "We're not always thought of as theatre," says Sedwick..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards
Four shows took home nearly half the honors at this year's ceremony
"...the honors were handed out at the Long Center's Rollins Studio Theatre on Monday, Nov. 1, it looked like..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Deus Ex Analysis
Tutto Theatre's 'Zeus in Therapy' gives new voice to the late, great UT classics prof, Douglass Stott Parker
"...Now Tutto Theatre Company has turned that unfinished cycle of wild, comedic..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'
Tongue and Groove Theatre revives an odd little show that's truly dreamy
"...those was a little offering from Tongue and Groove Theatre (which has, over the past 17 seasons, perhaps mounted..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fuse Box by Day
"...Music Lab, Studio B, 500 E. St. Elmo..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...may not crowd the calendar with performances as the theatre and classical music scenes do, but the artists in..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Fusebox Festival Schedule
"...Moriyama (Tokyo, Japan) presented by testperformancetest and Arthouse, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress...."

April 23, 2010 Arts Feature

Long Center for the Performing Arts: Opening the house before it opens
The long-awaited cultural facility throws wide its doors for four days of free performances and tours
"...down to see the center's 2,400-seat Dell Hall, 240-seat Rollins Studio Theatre, and open-air City Terrace facing Lady Bird..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Musicals of August
"...Through Aug. 16. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. Beverly S. Sheffield Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Dr."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything the Traffic Will Allow
"...Here's where you can get your musical theatre fixes in Central Texas in July...."

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Delicious Collisions
What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm
"...its viability. After all, theatrical tradition suggests that failing theatre companies often produce the infamously unlucky tragedy in a..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

The Thousand-String Guitar
Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar
"...Armstrong Community Music School, Texas Early Music Project, Zach Theatre, and the Austin Children's Museum. It's what you call..."

June 18, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Summer Stock Austin's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
This musical succeeds on the infectious energy of every member of its enthusiastic cast
"...An intensive musical theatre program for high school and college thespians, Summer Stock..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

The Stats
"...that contextualize and drive the decision-making process for the theatre's season. AUSTIN PLAYHOUSE..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature

Henry V
The player and the text take center stage in this one-man adaptation of Shakespeare's history
"...Through the fog of the haze-filled Rollins Studio Theatre emerges Robert Faires, whom most everyone in..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

The Timeline
" the Long Center and will have a 600-seat theatre in the complex named in their honor...."

March 21, 2008 Arts Feature

'Beauty' Mark
" the College of Fine Arts, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Office of Graduate Studies, and Performance..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

B. Iden Payne Awards
Memo to all drama queens: ACoT's annual theatrical honors are this Sunday
"...its annual honors for excellence in comedy, drama, musical theatre, theatre for youth, design, and improv starting at 7pm..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cinderella/Mi Madre y Yo
Mothers danced in both Long Center venues on Mother's Day, but oh, what different moms
"...Dell Hall/Rollins Studio Theatre in the Long Center for the Performing..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

An Ideal Husband
Austin Shakespeare delivers a gorgeous production that savors Wilde's wit
"...Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, through March 1..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

2019 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...Venues Overview Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave.)..."

Jan. 29, 2019 SXSW Post

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