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C. Denby Swanson's The Norwegians
The Austin playwright's comedy about polite Minnesota hit men finally opens at home after hit runs in NYC and Ohio
"...in Kansas, then was the playwright in residence at Zach, as part of the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

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

Council Preview: Short Termers
City Council resumes regular business today, on a short-term fuse
"...and Item 20 (cultural arts contracts, one specifically with Zach Scott Theatre) might raise some hackles on the dais...."

Sept. 17, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Sophisticated Ladies
Zach Theatre's revival of this Ellington revue is just like Sir Duke's music: elegant and wildly entertaining
"...its Broadway debut. The show is being revived in Zach's beautiful Topfer Theatre in a staging by Associate Artistic..."

July 31, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

In Praise of Designers
A show of gratitude as two of our finest, Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato, depart Austin
"...scene, designing lights for well over 500 dance and theatre productions. Both of them have been known to work..."

July 17, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Jurassic World
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
"...1993, should stop no one from going to the theatre). Penned by a bevy of screenwriters and shunted all..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mothers and Sons
Zach Theatre's exquisite staging of Terrence McNally's drama speaks to families of all kinds
"...a bit of a shame, really: We enter the theatre, see the contemporary living room set and the four-person..."

June 12, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...La Femme Bohème and Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Kiss Me, Kate with three awards each...."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...took home two prizes apiece: Ballet Austin’s Belle Redux; Zach Theatre’s Cenicienta; Half & Half Productions’ Chicago; Hyde Park..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Local Heroes
The 2015 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...in 1989 to obtain a master's degree in children's theatre and soon started scoring family-oriented plays at the University..."

May 29, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Cenicienta
Zach Theatre wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination
"...would agree is essential. Cultivating a love for the theatre at a young age may be especially tricky, as..."

May 15, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Perfect Profile's Perfect Match
With Perfect Profile, old friends Jarrett King and Andrew Cannata try their hand at making a musical
"...and Heddatron, Cannata in a host of musicals, from Zach Theatre's Les Misérables to Zilker Productions' Little Shop of..."

May 15, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All the Way
In Zach Theatre's staging of this epic political drama about LBJ, the fight for civil rights feels particularly urgent
"...Award-winning All the Way, its truth underscored graphically in Zach Theatre's production by the massive mural backing Cliff Simon's..."

May 1, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Way Home
Zach Theatre gives Robert Schenkkan's All the Way its Texas premiere on LBJ's home turf
"...2012, the play's future was anybody's guess. Would any theatre besides this immense repertory company be willing to mount..."

April 10, 2015 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

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
SXSW Film announces Audience Awards and additional screenings
"...Spotlight A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story Stateside Theatre, 9:30pm Audience Award: Episodic Mr. Robot Vimeo Theater, 9:30pm..."

March 21, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gay Place: Confidential
Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers
"...overly optimistic lesbian sis. Sat., March 14, 7pm. Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 202 S. Lamar. Mon., March 16, Wed.,..."

March 13, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

High School Musical Nominations Out!
In the theatre awards' second year, 26 area schools earn noms
"...nominations for the second Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards...."

March 7, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

SXSW Film Pro Tips
What to see, where to be, and how to relax
"...first person to see the movie that’s opening in theatres in six months so you can nyah-nyah your friends..."

March 4, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Amplify Austin 2015: Under the Rainbow
We hat-tip the Amplify nonprofits that serve and support LGBTQIA
"...• Ground Floor Theatre A black box, 140 seats, and thou. Austin icon..."

March 3, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Past Passion
Austin Shakespeare revisits Tom Stoppard in Hades for The Invention of Love
"...Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that Ciccolella staged at Zach Theatre in 2003. The "younger Housman" will be played..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Peter and the Starcatcher
Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be
"...Peter and the StarcatcherZach Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar, 512/476-0541 www.zachtheatre.org Through March..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Playback: Dale Watson's Ameripolitan Dream
Outlaws wanted (for Awards), God calls back Gean West, and SXSW wristbands back on sale!
"...TUESDAY, FEB. 17 • Ameripolitan Music Awards (Paramount Theatre) Gean West Goes to Glory..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

To Join Or Not to Join
Austin actors tell how they negotiate the Actors Equity choice
"...tough decision given his affection for “the smaller independent theatre companies here in Austin. Those companies define the Austin..."

Jan. 22, 2015 Arts Post by Katherine Catmull

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged."..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Who Pays What
"...From my survey of 11 local theatre producers, here is a rough look at what they..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Gay Place: GSC - the Place to Be
Hoof on down to the Longhorn home of gender diversity as the GSC celebrates 10 years
"...know, of the bicycle variety). Thu., Jan. 22, 7pm. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541. www.hillcountryride.org...."

Jan. 23, 2015 Column

MerlinWorks Works the Improv Wizardry at ZACH
Teaching that whole yes-and thing at the city's shiny core of theatre
"...powerhouse of improv training, has been working out of ZACH Theatre for the last couple of years...."

Jan. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces
A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin
"...ATM Gallery. Center for Creative Action. Permanent.Collection. Ground Floor Theatre. Lower Left Gallery...."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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