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A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...country, particularly if one has an ear to the theatre grapevine. My college advisor, when I asked her about..."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
"..."The Farmboys" in Austin Musical Theatre's Gypsy. photograph by Kenny Braun..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

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
"...Troupe Texas, which dissolved after only a few brief seasons; the beloved performing space Chicago House, which moved from..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Ground Floor Theatre's Long Comeback
With Gibberish Mostly, Lisa Scheps' company makes its long-awaited return to the stage scene
"...the code compliance issues that shut down Ground Floor Theatre, her performance venue on Springdale Road, in January 2016...."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Austin Theatre: Free for All (At Least for a Night)
A national audience development campaign that's offering a free night of theatre on Oct. 20 has cast Austin in a starring role for its national premiere
"...products, but this month it's getting play with plays. Theatre Communications Group, a national service organization for nonprofit theatres,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Cabaret Theatre
For its ninth season, the cabaret company moves into a new home at the Long Center
"...In its eight seasons, Austin Cabaret Theatre has bunked down in more spots..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Zachary Scott Theatre Center: Ciccolella's curtain call
After a successful eight-year run as managing director, Ann Ciccolella is making her exit from the Zachary Scott Theatre Center
"...our exits and entrances. Over at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center, there's a major player who's making her exit..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Cabaret Theatre
To break in its new home in the Mansion at Judges' Hill, Austin Cabaret Theatre has booked a class act of the musical theatre: Lee Roy Reams
"...Scottish Rite Theatre. Mary Moody Northen Theatre. The Driskill Hotel. Chez Zee...."

Nov. 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jean Stapleton: On Theatre
"...Orchard and Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker at American Conservatory Theatre) to musicals (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at New York..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Zachary Scott Theatre Center: A stage for a diva
The new theatre being built by the Zachary Scott Theatre Center already has a name: the Karen Kuykendall Stage, in honor of the Austin native and award-winning performer
"...The new theatre being built by the Zachary Scott Theatre Center is..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Other 1997-98 Seasons
"...Romeo & Juliet, choreography: Lambrou, Apr 3-5 Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Feature

Paramount Theatre's Summer Film Classics
"...to Eternity: 9:40 Aug 17 A Man for All Seasons: 7:30 & 9:45 Aug 19 Valley of the Dolls:..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

`Tis the Season...
When Zachary Scott Theatre Center Flies With Angels
"...easy, not for Oedipus or for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center. The tragic king of ancient Greek drama took..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Play's the Thing
Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection
"..."To every thing there is a season." In the theatre, the turning of these seasons can tell us a..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span and announced the nominees for the..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post 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

Moon Over Broadway
"...Buffalo, which had a nine-month run on Broadway two seasons ago, carrying us through rehearsals, a tryout run in..."

April 3, 1998 Movie Review by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Ken Johnson
Remembering the versatile theatre artist, who died March 2
"...One of Austin's most versatile theatre artists and a key player in elevating both the..."

March 8, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Wheels of a Dream
With the long-awaited Topfer Theatre, Zach races full-throttle into the future
"...a car on the Karen Kuykendall Stage inside Zach Theatre's new Topfer Theatre: a full-size automobile (albeit one built..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Once There Were Six Seasons
Glass Half Full Theatre employs puppets to show us a series of visions of the Earth transformed by climate change
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886 www.glasshalffulltheatre.com Through June 7 Running time: 1 hr., 5 min...."

May 30, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Wail
Gale Theatre Company's new devised work manages to feel as cathartic and personal as it does vague and mysterious
"...The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282 www.galetheatre.org Through Nov. 15 Running time: 1 hr...."

Nov. 14, 2014 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Articulations
Seasons in the Sun
"...up their sleeves for fall. Several groups have announced seasons for 1998-99, and we're here to give you a..."

June 5, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

All the Hill Country's a Stage
No matter where you are in the Hill Country, you're never too far from a theatre. From Boerne to Kerrville, Marble Falls to Uvalde, community theatres are enthusiastically serving up choruses of "76 Trombones" and Odd Couples with a Lone Star twang, as well as some theatrical surprises.
"...to tube down, you're never too far from a theatre. True, stages aren't nearly as numerous or as celebrated..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...to conjure dread in the heart of a poor theatregoer. It suggests self-proclaimed artistes in black turtlenecks spewing stream-of-consciousness..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Entrances & Exits
Comings and Goings on the Theatre Scene
"...the characters in the ongoing drama we call Austin theatre. Each season sees the arrival of actors, directors, designers,..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Arts Feature

Growing Pains
Austin Theatre for Youth Builds on First Season
"...upon a time, in the enchanted land of Austin, theatre companies believed that all they needed to do to..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
"...the show is slated to run at Trinity Street Theatre in summer 2014. "I'm hoping that's going to work..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

These Are the Days
Extolling an Exciting New Era of Austin Theatre
"...just been sunk in the minutiae of the local theatre scene for so long that I've come to see..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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