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Zach Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors
In every respect, this production of Richard Bean's updated farce artfully crafts an environment of laughter
"...think it is to steal a scene from Burke, Toby Minor pulls it off as Alfie, a doddering old..."

June 17, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery
"...to protect the final heir in the Baskerville line (Toby Minor) from the family curse: a huge, mysterious hound..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...Fight Choreography Toby Minor, Booth’s Richard III..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party
This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp
"...by Aaron Flynn and props by Meehan and Rodriguez. Toby Minor provides the fight choreography, and Tatiana Jitkoff the..."

June 8, 2018 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
"...environment capped off by Buffy Manners' exquisite costume design. Toby Minor's fight choreography is vivid and vicious, though a..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s rom-com gets a light staging with fine performances and lots of genuine laughs
"...actors playing at being bad actors never gets old. Toby Minor also has a brilliant turn as the clown-cop..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Hidden Room Theatre's Henry IV
Beth Burns' latest foray into Shakespeare will school you on how to present plays penned by the Bard
"...looks from Bowie to Bon Jovi to Black Flag. Toby Minor gives a course in advanced fight choreography, and..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...Lead Actor Heath Allyn, Death Race Inferno Toby Minor, The Comedy of Errors Marc Pouhé, Present Laughter..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
Austin Shakespeare's new take on Shakespeare's farce takes some time figuring out its own identity
"...From there, exasperation works wonders throughout the cast. Toby Minor – exhibiting the most natural feel for text,..."

May 12, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Romeo and Juliet
Despite some casting questions, the Baron's Men create a moving and involving version of this well-known tragedy
"...with fight captain Jimmie Bragdon and stage combat choreographer Toby Minor merits special recognition as the onstage deaths of..."

April 18, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...Fight Choreography Toby Minor, One Man, Two Guvnors..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Huffman Heads Out!
Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman leaves to head Nature Conservancy of Texas
"...inbox: Assistant city manager, loyal lieutenant to former CM Toby Futrell, and Kirk Watson's running buddy Laura Huffman is..."

May 1, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Splinter
Apart from its shape-shifting fungal porcupines from outer space, this horror film has little else to recommend.
"...Directed by: Toby Wilkins. Starring: Paulo Costanzo, Jill Wagner, Shea Whigham and..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Jeopardy
A long-ago marijuana conviction gets a library staffer fired and raises questions about city employment policies and the war on drugs
"...Upon re-examining the city's approach to CBIs, City Manager Toby Futrell disagreed with staff's conclusion that "nolo contendere" equals..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Beside the Point
The budget passes, and the feathers fly
"...sign, into a more politicized environment than years past; Toby Futrell's initial prediction of a since-closed $27 million "gap"..."

Sept. 14, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...has 'punishment' behind their professional recommendation." – City Manager Toby Futrell, in a letter to HNA officers (See last..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature

Beside the Point
The tentative bond election starts solidifying this week
"...expedites towing of broken vehicles off highways, amongst other minor tweaks, including bold steps like revoking permits to tow-truck..."

May 19, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happening from Austin and beyond
"...council performed its annual personnel review of City Manager Toby Futrell during executive session, restructured her contract, and then..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...carrying out the responsibilities of Police Monitor," City Manager Toby Futrell said in a Nov. 7 press release. There's..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Bittersweet Ending
Notes From the Republican Revolution
"...victory against former college roommate John Sharp. photograph by Toby Morris..."

Nov. 6, 1998 News Feature

DVDanger: Sasquatch and Zombies and Demons, Oh My!
Let the Halloween countdown commence
"...And then Goldthwait pulls a minor miracle of tense cinema out of his hat. The..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Making of an Endorsement
"...of you will at least agree to running a minority opinion, which I would be happy to write...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Messy Investigation of a Mess
Did Austin Police Sgt. Michael Olsen use excessive force when he shot and killed 25-year-old Kevin Brown? According to Internal Affairs, the answer is "inconclusive."
"...memo from Police Mon­itor Cliff Brown to City Manager Toby Futrell, IA has apparently decided the answer to that..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Beside the Point
Council moves to temper city manager's authority
"...Council meeting (see "Run for Shelter"), there was a minor but significant power shift at City Hall. Council members..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Council's Got ... Talent?
At intermission, we talk to the headliners
"...million in the first forecast prepared by talent judge Toby Futrell) is subject to quite a bit of skepticism..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Beside the Point
Austin Energy – at least they're not FEMA; and, coming up this week: more bond slicing and dicing
"...goddess, his computer compañera Chloe – excuse us – Toby Futrell, who repeatedly interjected at points she felt needed..."

May 26, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...represented by Council Member Lee Leffingwell and City Manager Toby Futrell. As Maxey tells the story, SOS, ACLU, and..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Wish Lists
AFSCME steps up to the council budget table, and the bonds begin to take shape
"...more substantial and more permanent increases than City Manager Toby Futrell has yet been willing to offer. In her..."

July 29, 2005 News Column by Michael King

City, County Budgets Hold the (Bottom) Line
At both City Hall and the courthouse, it's all quiet on the fiscal front
"..."Fiscal 2005 is about staying the course," City Manager Toby Futrell told the City Council last Thursday, as she..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Wynn's World: The Picks and Pans
Grading city government under the Will Wynn administration
"...The One-Stop: If Toby Futrell's really found a way to delegate authority down..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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