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Zach Theatre's Evita
Zach Theatre's polished revival offers food for thought in this season of campaigns and debates
"...The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Evita, staged at Zach Theatre under the direction of Nick Demos, focuses less..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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 Lands Terrence McNally World Premiere
Tony-winning playwright revises Fire and Air into new drama
"...Zach Theatre was happy enough to be presenting the second-ever..."

March 5, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Sunday in the Park With George
Zach relalizes the Sondheim musical with near flawless execution but has little in the way of emotional reward
"...Zach Theatre's production is a curious case of near-flawless execution,..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zach Theatre's The Santaland Diaries
A new creative team energizes a Zach Theatre holiday tradition
"...When Martin Burke, longtime star of Zach Theatre's annual production of The Santaland Diaries, officially hung..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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

Feb. 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre
Zach selects an architect for its third theatre and starts renovating a fourth space
"...stage? No matter what disasters may rain upon the theatre or your own head, the show must go on...."

Aug. 7, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Zach Theatre
Just in time for Zach's diamond anniversary, a pair of million-dollar donations
"...This weekend, Zach Theatre will be commemorating its 75th year with a..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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
"...Kathy Selden, and as embodied by Sasha Hutchings in Zach Theatre's staging, she is indeed a radiant figure who..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Challenge of Playing Living People in Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
The cast discusses how hard it can be getting into the skin of living people in Anna Deavere Smith’s play
"...what she'd learned into another of her signature documentary theatre works (see also Fires in the Mirror; Twilight: Los..."

March 1, 2019 Arts Feature 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 One Man, Two Guvnors
In every respect, this production of Richard Bean's updated farce artfully crafts an environment of laughter
"...One Man, Two Guvnors, first produced at the National Theatre in London in 2011, is an English adaptation of..."

June 17, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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

Dec. 22, 2017 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

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

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
"...you still will not have scratched the surface of Zach Theatre's current offering, The Curious Incident of the Dog..."

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

Zach Theatre's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
A fierce portrait of Billie Holiday painted in blood and pain
"...be much of a play. And similarly, if all Zach Theatre's production gave us was a sterling imitation of..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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

May 20, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre
The theatre is giving away a free wedding to some homegrown George and Emily
"...tying the knot. Well, that inspired the folks at Zach Theatre, who are mounting Wilder's masterpiece this spring, to..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
This production of Anna Deavere Smith's provocative docudrama calls out America's criminal justice system
"...In this era of fake news, serious theatre artists are making sure there is an element of..."

March 15, 2019 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Zach Theatre's Buyer and Cellar
A funny and surreal solo show by Jonathan Tolins
"...patrons who didn't come of age at that time, Zach Theatre has helpfully provided a program insert for its..."

July 1, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Mary Poppins
Great singing and dancing make Dave Steakley's staging soar, but a spoonful of calm would help the spectacle go down
"...year. One could be forgiven for going into the theatre expecting a stage version of the classic Disney movie..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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
"...Irglová. The cast is also the orchestra, and in Zach Theatre's production, their work is impressive. As the guy,..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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

Charlotte’s Web at Zach Theatre
In this stage adaptation of E.B. White’s classic, music and a sense of family connect to each of us and connect us all to each other
"...side dish to eggs on a breakfast plate, this Zach Theatre staging of E.B. White's enduring story about friendship..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Zach Theatre's Tribes
Nina Raine's award-winning drama explores the different forms of language and how we understand each other
"...For Zach Theatre's production of Nina Raine's script, Producing Artistic Director..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zach Theatre’s Ann
Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production
"...along with many other gorgeous projections, by projection designer Zachary G. Borovay), to which Taylor bows and blows an..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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

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