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Gricelda Silva, Equal Parts Pragmatism and Whimsy
For five years, the actress has been among the busiest and best on Austin's stages
"...of a sea of anxious freshmen, she was an island of calm, possessed of an ease that eluded the..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Like Beer and Chili
Combustible Collaborators Joseph Skibell and David Yeakle
"...mind when describing the relationship between director David Yeakle and playwright/author Joseph Skibell. These are two creative guys who..."

March 13, 1998 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2008
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recalls 2008, in the theatre
"...1) Porgy and Bess (Zach Theatre) George Gershwin's 1930s folk opera rescored..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Parts and Wholes (In No Particular Order), Plus One Standout
Chronicle Arts writer Hannah Kenah on her favorite moments onstage in 2008
"...1) The Clean House (Zach Theatre) A powerful script by Sarah Ruhl. Crisp staging by..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

In Memoriam: Linda Pace and Javier Arista
Remembering San Antonio artist and patron Linda Pace and Austin actor Javier Arista
"...Belated condolences to the family and friends of Linda Pace, artist and founder of Artpace,..."

July 27, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...which moved from its longtime home at 607 Trinity; theatre artists Norman Miller and TJ Gaudette, who passed away..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

25 Minutes and Nothing to Lose
Onstage, as in life, the impulse to be adventurous is often curbed by Practical Concerns, but FronteraFest is a performance jamboree that gives artists the freedom to go for broke.
"...something creatively risky, perhaps even reckless -- say, create and star in a one-actor original musical adaptation of Carl..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Fringe @ Blue Theatre
"...Searching for Santa and Finding Hope by Carl Anderson Anderson, an Austin writer/performer/..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature

On Audiences' Attention Spans and the Length of Plays
"...Dear Editor, Having been involved in Austin theatre for nearly 10 years, I’ve been surprised lately to..."

Dec. 7, 2008 Postmarks

How Robin Got His Groove Back
Musicologist Gillian Anderson has come to the rescue of Robin Hood, taking the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film Robin Hood and restoring its original score. It's one of two dozen films from the earliest era of motion pictures for which Anderson has recovered, restored, or reconstructed the scores.
"...peace of the realm is threatened by the tyrannous hand of Prince John, and the noble outlaw known as..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...rock quartet channeling the ghosts of At the Drive-In and Soundgarden. Their second full-length, Cascadia, is a solid amalgam..."

March 7, 2003 Music Feature

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

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

King of Hearts
Tongue and Groove's stage adaptation of the anti-war cult film looks lovely but breezes by too quickly
"...white, another in rich scarlet, a third in black and violet, and a ballerina in buttery yellow – is..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Return to Clod-Cuckold-Land
Director David Yeakle revisits 'The Three Cuckolds,' the commedia classic that got his Tongue in Groove
"...The clown extraordinaire and recent Tony Award-winner for his turn opposite Kathleen Turner..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Are We on the Edge?
Tongue and Groove Theatre's silly How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt starts off delightfully enough but winds up as a handful of sesame-flavored cotton candy
"...How to Belly-Dance for Your Husband Starring Little Egypt Tongue and Groove Theatre..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...Jason Neulander Experimental drama. Now, there's a term to conjure dread..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
A strong sense of community at possibly the funniest Payne Awards ceremony ever
"...had the tightly packed crowd in the Rollins Studio Theatre howling throughout (mostly at a pitiful pooch named Dirk,..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...Unemployed coal miners and family members struggling with sexual abuse may have been..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Terminal Stage
With 'Adam Sultan,' playwright Steve Moore again reflects on friendship and mortality in Austin
"...followed by the year in which you will die and the cause...."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?
The Artists' Recent and Upcoming Projects
"...This summer, with support from the Performing Arts Center and the UT College of Fine Arts, Maness returned to..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Arts Feature

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. The nominations for the 2009 Austin Critics Table..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream
Tongue and Groove Theatre and Ararat Restaurant launch a new outdoor theatre space with some belly-dancing, scimitar-wielding Shakespeare:'An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream'
"...it's being played out in a whole new way and place. Tongue and Groove Theatre, in conjunction with Ararat..."

July 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Back Bog Beast Bait
While its Sixties-era script gives Sam Shepard's early, kooky drama Back Bog Beast Bait a hallucinogenic clunkiness, the look and feel of the Tongue and Groove Theatre production is impressively atmospheric and its company of performers have a terrific time.
"...Cowboys Slim and Shadow arrive at the swamp-shack home of the pregnant..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'
A surreal musical recording of the 1940s yields a charming stage spectacle today
"...Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, www.tongueandgroovetheatre.com Through..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Local critics have put their heads – and pens – together to recognize the year's most exceptional..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced To See in 2010
A theatre year of staged fantasies, musical fun, and crazy families
"...1) 'THE RED BALLOON' (TONGUE AND GROOVE THEATRE) A boy. A red balloon. A..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

All Over Creation: The Same but Different
Reruns on TV may be the same old thing, but onstage they show us something new
"...when new episodes from all the series dry up, and the cathode-ray landscape becomes a Sahara of reruns. Been..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

TOP 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2010
A theatre year with a tipsy crew, a zoo, a shrew, and lots of cross-dressing
"...1) 'THE DROWSY CHAPERONE' (ZACH THEATRE) A speakeasy's worth of cocktails couldn't match the intoxicating..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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