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Zach Theatre’s Ann
Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production
"...flood the senses. For me, it was a flannel-clad utopia – Manic Panic-colored hair, Doc Martens on riot grrrls,..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

A Wild and Precious "Theraplay" of Gay Experience
One man's 50+ year gay journey comes home to a place that helped launch it
"...premiere tomorrow night, Thursday, November 13, 7:30pm, at UT's Utopia Theatre...."

Nov. 12, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Carmen Rising

"...NOISES OFF: SOMETHING'S ON Utopia Theatre, UT campus through August 2 Running time: 2..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Review

Uptown District Up!
"...Root Wy'mn Theatre Company continues to bring new audiences all over the..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A new tool in finding performance space in Austin.
"...If there's a downside to the plenitude of theatre companies and dance companies and chamber music ensembles and..."

July 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Shouting in the Evening's Events
"...discussions focusing on the last 40 years of British theatre. The schedule of events is as follows:..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Arts Feature

De Novo Comes to Texas
Jeffrey Solomon's play brings the violence of Central America to life
"...16, 7pm at the UT School of Social Work's Utopia Theatre, 1925 San Jacinto. Free; RSVP at or..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Gay Place: Well-repped at EAST
Head EAST, young thing...
"...more to this UT stage. Thu., Nov. 13, 7:30pm. Utopia Theatre, 1925 San Jacinto. $20 ($15 students, senior, military..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

My Weetzah Days
A case study of one post-Winedale company, the Weetzah Players
"...the Winedalers of today talk passionately about their new theatre troupes, I think of that bittersweet moment in "Hello..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Clayton Stromberger

1997 Austin Film Festival Schedule
" phone (469-7469). $5 Individual Tickets sold at all theatres prior to showtime (space permitting). $175 Weekend Passes (good..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Feature

1997 Austin Film Festival Schedule
" ohone (469-7469). $5 Individual Tickets sold at all theatres prior to showtime (space permitting). $175 Weekend Passes (good..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Screens Feature

Playback: Festicular Fortitude
Ten music festivals in 10 weeks? Bring it on.
"...Utopia Fest Utopia, Texas, Sept. 4-6 Because you hate festivals..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

From Nothing to Bounty
Playwright Lisa D'Amour muses on the distance between Austin and 'Detroit'
"...The Cataract at the University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance. And that's just the last few weeks...."

Oct. 19, 2012 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Five.Foot.One 2 'Five.Two.Ten'
Tiny dynamo Andrea Ariel works up short dances
"...the numerous full-length dance works that her Ariel Dance Theatre has produced since 1993 and the choreography she's done..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Y2K Welcomes You to cyb3rqu33n
The future is femmebot at local queer, DIY showcase
"...into one space,” she reflects. “I created a queer utopia I hadn't experienced in Austin before.”..."

Nov. 27, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Art of the State
"...participants: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company, and Fort Worth Dallas Ballet...."

Aug. 23, 1996 Arts Feature

All the Way to State
A high school play contest might not sound like a big deal, but it is to the 18,000 students in 1,200 schools across Texas who participate in the state's UIL one-act play every year -- and here's a look at why.
"...over three hours when it premiered at the Alley Theatre two summers ago, is now clocking in at a..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Short Cuts
"...Speaking of the Texas Union Theatre, it's encouraging to see how many members of the..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The novella's nightmare world is so engrossing, you can't tear your eyes away
"...Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeB. Iden Payne Theatre, 23rd and San Jacinto, 477-6060 Through Nov. 6..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Bitten! A Zombie Rock Odyssey
As a play, 'Bitten! A Zombie Rock Odyssey' is impressively bad, but it's got one hell of a soundtrack
"...and produced in conjunction with Loaded Gun Theory (a theatre company), I am still singing the songs. Still chuckling..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Creative Capital?
In the City of Ideas, the people with ideas are dancing with day jobs.
" a fundamental contradiction in the vision of creative utopia that Richard Florida and his fans -- including those..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael Erard

Picks & Sleepers
" just about any bluesman he ever covered. (State Theatre, 9pm) -David Lynch..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

311 Story in Error
" conclude that Austin's manifest failure as a musical Utopia is rooted in this fact:..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Column

Film Reviews
"...flivver. Until, that is, two bombs drop on his utopia. First, his daughter, Annie, whom his mindÕs eye still..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Size Matters
Making sense of Austin's microcinema scene
"...Where: UT Texas Union Theatre..."

July 17, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Heartbreak House
Should you attend the UT Department of Theatre and Dance production of Heartbreak House, you'll have to work to keep up with the student cast, which blasts through the wordy script, but your labors will be rewarded by some fine design work and acting, and G.B. Shaw's timely critique of the leisure classes awakening to a world at war.
"...House: Chatting in a Garden as Bombs Rain DownLab Theatre, UT campus, through March 8..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Greener Pastures
Youth, Joy, and Jean Arthur
"...the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Masterpiece Theatre, Oliver Twist lay on the floor of his dungeon..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Public Notice
Free wheelchairs, fan-tasic, and Grrrrrrrrly Action: What a hot summer it's heating up to be in Austin's public-service community.
"...session) presented publicly in a variety of forms: dance, theatre, poetry. The "work" on the summer project takes place..."

June 29, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
"Public Notice" notes a few great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend by helping a good cause.
"...summer's collaborative project between UT and the Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company, a theatre, writing, and self-esteem summer camp, to..."

June 30, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

SXSW News: Saturday
"...fresh from their showcase at the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, have plans to tour with their performance of Charlie..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

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