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State Theatre
The waters may be gone, but the State Theatre is still sunk in the aftermath of a June 13 water-main break that left the venue's stage, basement, and four rows of seats inundated
"...The waters may be gone, but the State Theatre is still sunk in the aftermath of that..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State Theatre: The show will go on, just not very soon
The Austin Theatre Alliance is committed to restoring the flood-damaged State Theatre but expects it to take another 18 months, at least
"...Almost eight months after the State Theatre was flooded by a broken water main, causing..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State Theatre: Shows canceled over flood, repairs
In addition to ruining the State Theatre stage, basement, and much valuable equipment, the June flood of the arts venue has washed away most of the State's 2006-2007 season
"...Seven weeks after ruining the State Theatre stage, basement, and thousands of dollars' worth of..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State Theatre Company
It's a new year, and the State Theater has a new artistic director, who has announced some new additions to the theatre's season
"...It's a new year, and at the State Theatre that means much that's new, including the artistic..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spectrum Theatre Company
'Illumination Celebration' brings African-American theatre one step closer to the spotlight
"...Austin certainly doesn't lack for African-American theatre artists. African-American theatre companies, though? That's another story. Over..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT Department of Theatre & Dance
The University of Illinois' Brant Pope is hired to lead UT's theatre/dance school
"...The University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance has a new chair: Dr. Brant Pope,..."

May 28, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Alliance
After a seven-year run, Stein exits the Paramount and State theatres
"...After seven years of seeing Congress Avenue's sister theatres, the Paramount and the State, through floods, renovations, and..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin's Musical Theatre Scene
"...getting that razzle-dazzle rush that stage musicals provide. The theatre scene is bustling with Broadway-brand beltin' and steppin', with..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...were to die for. 2) Refugia (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State of the State
State Theatre reopens for a run of Christopher Titus' latest show
"...For almost five years, the State Theatre has been largely a shell, desperately in need..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Personnel Department: New Hires at Conspirare and the Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Personnel changes at local arts organizations continue, with the arrivals of a new executive director at Conspirare and a new business manager at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre
"...taken place at Conspirare and the Mary Moody Northen Theatre. The Grammy-nominated company of voices has hired its first-ever..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...country, particularly if one has an ear to the theatre grapevine. My college advisor, when I asked her about..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

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

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016
Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions
"...tensions made America's political landscape a battleground, no local theatre artist took to the front lines as often or..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Alliance
From TV and the LPGA comes the man who will run the Paramount and State
"...succeed Ken Stein as executive director of the Austin Theatre Alliance, which jointly operates the Paramount and State Theatres...."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Paramount and State Theatres: Archives to UT
Some 3,000 items – from playbills and posters to contracts and correspondence – from the Paramount and State theatres are being donated to the UT Fine Arts Library
"...to contracts and correspondence – from the Paramount and State theatres. These items of the two theatres' business dealings..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...imagery and deeply moving. In a year thick with theatre making the political personal, Jesus I. Valles' (Un)Documents and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spectrum Theatre Company's Juneteenth Chronicles
With this play, Crystal Bird Caviel honors ancestors who were slaves and her colleague, the late Dr. Billy F. Harden
"...which is being given a staged reading by Spectrum Theatre Company this weekend. As Caviel is directing that reading,..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Southwest Theatre Productions' The Understudy
Southwest Theatre's focused cast overcomes the oddities in the script to serve up a snarky, funny look at the theatre business
"...Theresa Rebeck's 2009 play The Understudy, presented by Southwest Theatre Productions. "It's like a disease. Not a disease ......"

Sept. 8, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

XXX: State of the Union
A nonstop orgy of bullets, bombs, and booty that aims low and hits the bull’s-eye with enough firepower to sink the Bismarck.
"...Normally I’d say that’s a good thing, but XXX: State of the Union just doesn’t know when to kick..."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...African-American theatre in Austin is getting a major boost these days,..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Art of the State '98
Art & Theatre to See Around Texas This Summer
"...its new facility. And I dug into the Alley Theatre's latest world-shaking theatrical endeavor: the premiere of a "lost"..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Happy Hundredth Birthday, Paramount Theatre!
Austin's original vaudeville stage announces Lyle Lovett and more
"...Harry Houdini told the assembled supporters of the Paramount Theatre, a great pleasure to be back on its stage..."

Jan. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Capital T Theatre's Hir
The Capital T Theatre production of Taylor Mac's absurdist satire puts the front lines of combat inside an American home
"...suburban bungalow and gets a look at its current state – a cunning reveal in Capital T Theatre's staging,..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed
"...the laughable world of the play to the laughable state of politics today. The Government InspectorMary Moody Northen Theatre..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes
A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?
"...In Hyde Park Theatre's staging, the stories spun around the sturdy, stylish conference..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

State of the City 2016
Mayor Steve Adler declares Austin “prosperous, strong … and cool”
"...There were no great surprises in the mayor’s “State of the City” address Tuesday night at Zachary Scott’s..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Post by Michael King

State Theater Company: Kanoff Terminated
Just two weeks into what was to be his sixth season with the State Theater Company, Scott Kanoff was booted from his job as producing artistic director
"...most ambitious and fully realized – season with the State Theater Company, Scott Kanoff was booted from his job..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014
Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre
"...1) THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas Performing Arts) On a Bass Concert Hall..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

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