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Zilker Theatre ProductionsThe Wizard of Oz
The 59th Zilker Summer Musical embraces all the joy in the familiar tale, making for a family-friendly show
"...Zilker Theatre Productions presents The Wizard of Oz this summer,..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zilker Theatre Productions' All Shook Up
Take Elvis at his silliest, mix in Twelfth Night, stir playfully, and you have the latest Zilker Summer Musical
"...blues boogie"). Hit the Hillside for the 60th annual Zilker Summer Musical and you, too, can see this least-respected..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Zilker Theatre Productions' Shrek the Musical
The lovable ogre and company spring to life on the Hillside stage with loads of laughs and professional polish
"...attended was chock-full of families, sprawled blanket-to-blanket across the Zilker hillside, ready for the antics of that lovable ogre..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations
"...The Austin Theatre Critics' Table have announced nominations for their eighth annual..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...were to die for. 2) Refugia (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin's Musical Theatre Scene
"...getting that razzle-dazzle rush that stage musicals provide. The theatre scene is bustling with Broadway-brand beltin' and steppin', with..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...which moved from its longtime home at 607 Trinity; theatre artists Norman Miller and TJ Gaudette, who passed away..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Hairspray
The musical delights again, thanks to Zilker Theatre Productions' stellar cast and quality staging
"...a long-overdue discussion on acceptance and equality. One of theatre's many jobs is to help facilitate such crucial discussions..."

July 17, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Nothing Less Than Magical
Veterans of the Zilker Summer Musical recall enchantment on the hillside
"...be a musical you can see for free in Zilker Park. The latter qualifies as a sure bet by..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Of Thee I Sing (and Dance)
The musical is America's gift to theatre, and here's the local state of the union
"...in which our nation was founded? After all, musical theatre, like jazz, is one of America's contributions to world..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1,..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park
"...to the Land of Oz. Well, this year, the Zilker Summer Musical will transport audiences to the Emerald City,..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally between May 1,..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'
The Georgetown Palace Theatre tours its hit musical to the State Theatre
"...Austin, since you've yet to visit the Georgetown Palace Theatre, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is coming to you. Not..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mr. Show Busy
Michael McKelvey's just a guy who cain't say no (to musicals)
"...Episcopal School, St. Edward's University, Austin Playhouse, Austin Shakespeare, Zilker Theatre Productions, TexARTS, Penfold Theatre Company, his own Doctuh..."

July 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam
Bil Pfuderer, an actor, director, and designer in Austin theatre for 20 years and producer of the Zilker Summer Musical from 1980-1995, died in Canton, Ohio, on June 4
"...who produced and directed the annual free production in Zilker Park throughout the Eighties and into the mid-Nineties, died..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Access Arts Summer Events
"...Zilker Theatre Productions' Big River (AD): July 17 & 31,..."

June 11, 1999 Arts Feature

Little Shop of Horrors
This year's Zilker Summer Musical swaps the Swiss Alps for Skid Row, but it's as hugely entertaining as ever
"...Little Shop of HorrorsSheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., 512/479-9491 www.zilker.org Through..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Articulations
The Austin Circle of Theatres has released the nominations for the 2002-03 B. Iden Payne Awards.
"...in the 27 categories covering musicals, dramas, comedies, and productions for youth. Leading the way this year was the..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
The 50th Zilker Summer Musical not only brings the animated musical to charming life, it deepens our appreciation of home
"...Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, through Aug. 9..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Music Man
Even in the record heat, Zilker Theatre Productions' revival delivers a good time
"...Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, through Aug. 15..."

July 24, 2009 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
Big love for UT in this year's nominations for the annual ACoT theatre honors
"...a burnt-orange hue. The University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance received 23 nominations for the Austin Circle..."

Oct. 3, 2008 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

Articulations
The threat to Austin Musical Theatre and the passing of Austin storyteller and artist Helen Handley
"...Time is running out for Austin Musical Theatre. As noted in last week's Chronicle, the company has..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Into the Woods
Although several performers are excellent, the orchestra is good, and the Austin summer-night atmosphere is as laid-back and fun-loving as ever, Zilker Theatre Productions' staging of Into the Woods is fraught with problems, from technical glitches to set-design issues to actors' difficulties handling the musical demands of the show.
"...Beverly Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater,..."

July 26, 2002 Arts Review by M.B. Rice

Invasion of the Kiddie-Lit Plays
Characters from children's literature storm Austin-area stages in July.
"...for, but anyone venturing into Central Texas' thicket of theatre this month will want to keep their eyes peeled..."

July 5, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Payne Pleasures 1999
"...The Austin Circle of Theatres has just announced its nominations for the 1998-99 B...."

Aug. 13, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Big River: Pleasantly Adrift
"...Sheffield Hillside Theatre, through August 15 Running time: 2 hrs, 45 min..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Review

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