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The New Topfer Theatre at Zach Scott
October 4, 2012. 11 Photos
"...As twilight falls, the Zach Theatre logo on the front of the Topfer Theatre begins..."

Oct. 4, 2012 Photo Gallery

The New Topfer Theatre at Zach Scott Photo Gallery

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...the B. Iden Payne Awards Council Monday. When the theatre group announced the nominees for the 2016-17 season, Doctuh..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
Speaking Methodic Lee, David Strasberg brings his father's Method to Zach Theatre
"...called him "one of the few artists among American theatre directors." The man upon whom such fervent praise has..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Best Theatre Company
Topfer Theatre at Zach
"...After decades of dependable theatre, this company can still steal the show...."

Sept. 26, 1997 Best of Austin Feature

Best Theatre Space
Topfer Theatre at Zach
"...auditorium (the Kleberg) and a cozily compact 120-seat arena theatre (the Whisenhunt), Zach gives us a one-two punch of..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Best of Austin Feature

Zach Theatre
Construction is starting on Zach's third performance space, its biggest yet
"...chill on the Groundhog Day groundbreaking ceremony for Zach Theatre's new 420-seat stage. The show folk at this playhouse,..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Ann
This revival of Holland Taylor’s play replaces Ann Richards the Lone Star icon with the everyday Texan who faced challenges head-on
"...As expected, seeing Richards brought to life on Zach's Topfer Theatre stage was a complex experience, one that left..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Zach Theatre's Singin' in the Rain
This stage take on the silver-screen musical really comes alive when it breaks free of the familiar film's grip
"...Rain while dreamily splashing his way across the rain-soaked Topfer stage, you know whereof he speaks. The silent-film matinee..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre
A $500,000 challenge grant supports a spot that Juliet would really love
"...and her words might be applied fittingly to Zach Theatre's fundraising effort for its own "Juliet" balcony. The second-story..."

May 20, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Dracula
Strong performances and Broadway-level design fill this entertaining version of the Bram Stoker vampire tale
"...I was in an ideal position to have Zach Theatre's staging be my introduction to this terrifying classic...."

Oct. 25, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Zach Theatre's Matilda the Musical
With its memorable characters and energetic performances, this production connects adults with their inner child
"...Like the book, Zach Theatre's Matilda the Musical invites its audience to step into..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Zach Theatre's Once
This musical disarms the cynicism of our age with the sweet story of a guy and a girl who bond over music
"...The cast is also the orchestra, and in Zach Theatre's production, their work is impressive. As the guy, Corbin..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance
"...let's talk about the pure holiday magic that Zach Theatre has woven into and spun from Charles Dickens' classic...."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The X Files' Mitch Pileggi at Zach Theatre
What conspiracy brought X-Files star Mitch Pileggi back to Austin, Zach, and Walter Skinner all at the same time?
"...in 1994 was languishing in the ninth circle of theatre hell. When he could have been in front of..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's A Night With Janis Joplin
This re-created rock concert with the legendary singer is so good, it may be better than the real thing
"...I've never said in all my years of reviewing theatre, and as my editor is my witness, I'll never..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zach Theatre's Hedwig and the Angry Inch
This revival gives the trans singer's identity crisis a punk lullaby with rockin' style
"...the way Daniel Rowan owns the role in Zach Theatre's revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The actor..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Heisenberg
In Simon Stephens' play, we observe the unlikely pairing of two people as an experiment in risk and change
"...It's unusual, I imagine, for a theatre review to begin with an explanation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty..."

July 6, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Zach Theatre's The Great Society
Robert Schenkkan's smart script and remarkable ensemble work make this a powerful look at LBJ's White House years
"...Theatre companies typically plan their seasons out well in advance,..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

A Christmas Carol
Zach Theatre's musical version abounds in great voices, but it may drown out Dickens with songs
"...Well, if you're Zach Theatre: music. Lots and lots of music. Pop music. Country..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Zach Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This dazzling production takes us inside the mind of a crime-solving teen on the spectrum
"...still will not have scratched the surface of Zach Theatre's current offering, The Curious Incident of the Dog in..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Zach Theatre's In the Heights
This production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical brings us the life and pride of an immigrant neighborhood at an important time
"...But there aren't. Audiences at the big theatre companies don't often get to see the dignity of..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Best Theatre Director
Dave Steakley
"...to accolades, and there’s a reason for that: Austin theatre wouldn’t be the same without him. ZACH Theatre’s producing..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

This Is Who We Are #4: Zach Theatre's The Gospel at Colonus
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...The Gospel at Colonus Zach Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar, 512/476-0541 www.zachtheatre.org Through April 27..."

May 7, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Best Theatre Space
TIE: Paramount Theatre; Topfer Theatre at Zach
"...The Paramount is simply "the grande dame of Austin theatres." You feel rich sitting in the audience. Zach Scott..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Best Theatre Company
Topfer Theatre at Zach

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Best Theatre Company
Topfer Theatre at Zach

Sept. 25, 1998 Best of Austin Feature

Best Theatre Space
TIE: Performing Arts Center; Topfer Theatre at Zach

July 30, 1993 Best of Austin Feature

Zach Theatre
The curtain is raised on the design for the new 420-seat Topfer Theatre
"...So what will the third theatre in Zach Theatre's burgeoning South Lamar and Riverside compound..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Theatre Director
TIE: Dave Steakley; Ken Webster
"...that hardworking, Broadway-inflected Steakley with 22 seasons of ZACH theatre on his résumé, not least of which includes the..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Best of Austin Feature

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