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Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)
The year was well-served by actors who could channel spookiness, rebellion, despair, and dance fever
"...1) KRISTIN CHILES IN THE UNDERSTUDY (Southwest Theatre Productions) Chiles perfectly captured the look of sheer controlled..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Quinton, Meet Hamilton
UT alum J. Quinton Johnson joins Hamilton cast tonight
"...a piece of the action in the biggest musical theatre sensation in a generation. And Johnson, who spent three..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: My Kind of Town
A trip to see theatre in Chicago brings one writer closer to home
"...– as I expect you've guessed – in the theatre...."

June 22, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 9 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2009
A theatre year of crazy families, love lost and found, and lots of dancing
"...heterosexuality, homosexuality, orgy. A fitting dismemberment. Cunning. Joyful. Transcendent. Theatre at its absolute best. Directed by Madge Darlington and..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Let Him Entertain You
Why producer Charles Duggan is staging the biggest holiday spectacular Austin's ever seen
"...Austin Classical Guitar Society; the River City Brass Quintet; Zach Theatre leading lady Jill Blackwood; gospel singers Dorothy Mays..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin on Broadway: More Shooting Stars Than Ever
There have never been as many Austinites in Broadway shows as there are now
"...The Little Dog Laughed. Kenny Williams, a regular in Zach Theatre musicals in the Nineties, has had a steady..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Your Queer Guide to SXSW
Keeping things kweer in 2018
"...Gaysha Presents: A Queer Riot Festival, 5-11pm, One World..."

March 2, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Gricelda Silva, Equal Parts Pragmatism and Whimsy
For five years, the actress has been among the busiest and best on Austin's stages
"...undergraduate years, albeit in a new home: the Austin theatre scene. Over the past five years, Silva has steadily..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Want to hear some good drinking stories? Ask theatre people. Between their research for playing soused characters, work..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Expressing Himself
How David Bologna made the leap to Broadway and a Tony nomination in Billy Elliot the Musical
"...time, Bologna was becoming the go-to kid on the theatre scene in his hometown of New Orleans, doing a..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Instances in 2010 in Which I Hit My Word Count
Toasting 2010's most memorable performances, set designs, and directors

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards
The homegrown musical of mayhem in the swamp leads the nominations with 11
"...Payne Awards looks to be even longer. The Tutto Theatre Company/Vortex Repertory Company co-production received 11 nominations, the most..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Ways to Decorate a Set
Looking back at 2009 through its most memorable scenic designs
"...1) ANNE MCMEEKING FOR 'THREE DAYS OF RAIN' (PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY) There was rain on stage. Like, actual falling..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Delicious Collisions
What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm
"...its viability. After all, theatrical tradition suggests that failing theatre companies often produce the infamously unlucky tragedy in a..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Honor Roll
The 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...based on the artwork of Trenton Doyle Hancock; and Zach Theatre's reinvention of Porgy and Bess, which won four..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history
"...1) (RE)CURRENT UNREST (dance theatre X) Not even COVID could stop Charles O. Anderson..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jacob's Ladder
The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR
"...a ladder, a metaphor for his ascension to heaven. Theatre en Bloc is currently offering a production of a..."

April 10, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Bombshell Incoming
'Smash' star Megan Hilty launches Zach concert series tonight
"...Last fall, Zach booked musical theatre legend Bernadette Peters to bless the..."

June 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Come Together
You're not alone in the theatre, and there's power in that
"...runs Sept. 22-Oct. 9 at the Long Center's Rollins Theatre – isn't in itself unusual. A few dozen blocks..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Five Arts Events Beyond (but Near) ACL Fest
Who says we can't be the other-than-live-music capital of the world, too?
"...Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm. 605 Azie Morton, 512/445-5582. Zach Theatre: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity..."

Oct. 7, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gay Place
Pride Week finally descends on Austin
"...for Queer People of Color," Aug. 3). Come Monday, Zach Theatre hosts its yearly Out at the Movie with..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Partake in a plethora of politically progressive parties
"...Backstage: ZACH Theatre's Fall Fundraiser Go behind the curtain of ZACH..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Where my queers at? SXSW, b'duh.
"...March 9, 7:15pm, Alamo Village; Tue., March 11, 2pm, Zach Theatre...."

March 7, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Top 10 Theatrical Sets of 2013, to a Cat
The year's scenic designs proved especially appealing to the feline theatregoer
"...cats wandered freely through the audience, making the whole theatre their set...."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top 10 Dramatic Turns of 2013
A look back at some of the year's most gripping performances
"...2) THE COMPANY OF 'BLOOD WEDDING' (Mary Moody Northen Theatre) The air of rural Spain poured forth from the..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

33 Variations
The script and cast keep this drama of Beethoven and a modern scholar a human story
"...33 VariationsZach Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar, 476-0541 Through Feb...."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Method to Their Madness
Two leading ladies reflect on their psychotic characters' unique relationships with the score
"...pair – who open this weekend as Diana in Zach Theatre's Next to Normal and Lucia in Austin Lyric..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Top 10 Notable Theatrics of 2011
Recalling how scoundrels, amphibians, and grace brightened Austin stages in 2011
"...2) 'THE BOOK OF GRACE' (Zach Theatre) Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' searing glimpse of a..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

God of Carnage
This show offers a gleeful thrill like that long, first drop on a roller coaster
"...God of CarnageZach Theatre, Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside, 476-0541 Through..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Book of Grace
Tension runs through this lean domestic drama like a taut steel cord
"...Zach Theatre Whisenhunt Arena Stage, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541..."

June 24, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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