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Sam Bass Community Theatre’s Flaming Idiots
Big heart propels the slamming doors and zippy one-liners of this production of Tom Rooney’s farce
"...The Old Depot Stage, home of Sam Bass Community Theatre, is an absolutely magical space with..."

March 24, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Theatre in the Round (Rock)
Penfold Theatre makes its entrance up north – where it's always wanted to be
"...The past decade has seen more than 50 theatre companies spring from the fertile soil of our creative..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin's Musical Theatre Scene
"...are captivated anew, bank on it owing to that same stuff that enraptured us as children: a vision of..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...the B. Iden Payne Awards. The Austin Circle of Theatres' annual honors for excellence in local stage work are..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2003 through July 2004. The ceremony, marking..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Going Over the Top and Other Outrageous Behaviors: Being melodramatic – on purpose
Karen Hastings, a specialist in melodrama and vaudeville, is offering locals a master class in acting the old-fashioned way
"...and teacher from Topeka, Kan., Hastings specializes in old-style theatre like melodrama and vaudeville. She recently arrived in Round..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Women
Frank Benge, who's directing 19 women in a new staging of Clare Boothe-Luce's ever-popular 'The Women,' describes his relationships with the play and all those females
"...Frank Benge has been participating in Austin theatre for well over 20 years. In that time he's..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Terminal Stage
With 'Adam Sultan,' playwright Steve Moore again reflects on friendship and mortality in Austin
"...is based on and also portrayed by the Austin theatre artist and musician of that name – my passing..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominations for the 2004-2005 B. Iden Payne Awards
A complete list of all Payne Award nominees.
"...Charlotte's Web, Second Youth Family Theatre..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature

Articulations
The winners are in for the 28th annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in Austin theatre from August 2001 through July 2002.
"...On Monday, September 30, the Austin Circle of Theatres (ACoT) hosted the 28th annual B. Iden Payne Awards,..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Most Memorable Theatrical Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2005 (A Hierarchical List)
'Chronicle' theatre writer Barry Pineo names his 10 favorite stage productions of 200
"...1) "Master Harold" ... and the boys (Sam Bass Community Theatre) Saw it completely by accident. Hardly..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Articulations
Just when you thought that Elizabethan drama fad was fading, a slew of Shakespeares hits the scene.
"...Southwestern, the Georgetown school is bringing in scholars and theatre professionals to consider the many faces of the playwright...."

Feb. 9, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Payne the Town Red
What might be considered the theatrical fringe in other cities is more and more the theatrical mainstream in Austin, an idea that was reinforced with the announcement of the nominations for the 2001-02 B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards.
"...who built his reputation on the phrase "I hate theatre." At least, that's the feeling on first hearing that..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
"...Clayton McGran was giving of himself to help the theatre community he loved. In the weeks before making an..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
"...how does it plug into the rest of the community?'"..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...jagged angles and minarets. For much of the show, bassist Kim Gordon played third guitar, adding simple and woven..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...did it so that she could work at the same school my daughter attends and have the same breaks...."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column

Exhibitionism
"...The Public Domain Theatre, through February 9 Running time: 1 hr, 35 min..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Arts Review

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...requested. See p.92 for a complete listing, or call Sam Bollinger at 457-9011.-- L.T...."

April 30, 1999 News Feature

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...the quick-to-categorize movie industry. Holiday leftovers clog the movie theatres during the early months of each year, much as..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stage Frights
"...arts for some refuge from this supernatural onslaught. Museums, theatre companies, and orchestras were concerned with more refined pursuits..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Arts Feature

Live Music to See This Weekend
Your cheat sheet for three days of fun
"...bevy of classics including “Letter to Rosey” and the oft-sampled “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.” – Kevin Curtin SATURDAY Babes Fest 17 Empire..."

July 28, 2017 Music Post by The Music Staff

Public Notice
Kings of the Hillel
"...in the Balance Wed, Feb 24, 7pm at the Bass Lecture Hall in Sid Richardson Hall at UT. Denis..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

Slam as It Ever Was
The nationals come to Austin amid the polarizing medium's 20th anniversary
"...and elders. Observe, and you're a part of the community; stray, and you could be set adrift...."

Aug. 4, 2006 Arts Feature by Shawn Badgley

Live Shots
"...to satisfy at the Frank Erwin Center. Lone Star ambassadors on a scale with George Bush, Ann Richards, Willie..."

May 30, 1997 Music Feature

Where They're Coming From
Connecting the Dots of Texas Writers Month 2002
"...stories and prodding the biographer for more, much as Sam Houston (University of Oklahoma Press, $39.95) author James Haley's..."

June 7, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

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