BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Austin in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

WICKED Announces $25 Lottery Seats at Bass


A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of $25 orchestra seats will be held prior to each performance of WICKED, playing January 25 - February 12 at Bass Concert Hall. Each day, 2½ hours pri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

Austin's Wizard, Don Amendolia, Chats WICKED


Worldwide smash musical Wicked is set to open at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on January 25, and its Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Don Amendolia, took the time to answer a few questions for BroadwayWorld.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

Rockettes Summer Intensive Holds Auditions in Austin, 1/14


The Rockettes Summer Intensive is holding auditions for the 2012 training program in Austin, TX on Saturday, January 14 at 2:30PM at Ballet Austin.... (read more...)

February

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Idina Menzel Announces North American Concert Tour!


According to the star's official web site, hot on the heels of her wildly successful 2011 Symphony Tour, Idina Menzel will be hitting the road again with a brand new show on an extensive North America... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Collin College


Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This fr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Ballard, Montevecchi, Reams in DOIN' IT FOR LOVE


Hollywood and Broadway award-winners Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi, and Lee Roy Reams are to star in 'Doin' It For Love,' a Broadway-style tribute to the standards and the stories behind the music... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Recaps: LOVE NEVER DIES on the Big Screen


Across the United States, many movie theaters showed the latest recorded production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES. Set up as a sequel to Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, this show picks up te... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

French Indie Rock Duo, The Two, To Perform in Austin, San Fran, NY


After the release of their self-titled debut-and a "Spotlight" feature on "Last Call with Carson Daly" this week-The Two (Ara Starck and David Jarre) will perform March 14 in a SXSW at Austin club Moh... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

UT Jazz Orchestra Performs with John Clayton, 4/14


Texas Performing Arts celebrates the Butler School of Music's annual Longhorn Jazz Festival with a performance from the UT Jazz Orchestra joined by Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer John Clay... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

StarKid Launches 2nd National Tour, APOCALYTOUR, in Chicago, 5/9


Following the success of The SPACE Tour, internet sensation Team StarKid announces a second national tour: APOCALYTOUR, featuring a cast of StarKid veterans performing hits from the company's acclaime... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

Singer Eddie Vedder Plays Solo Concert with Glen Hansard Tonight


Eddie Vedder will be performing his solo show at the Bass Concert Hall tonight, April 27, 2012. Special Guest Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames) will again join Vedder on the road.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS' Magic Connects at Bass Concert Hall in Austin


This week has a great show playing at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas. MARY POPPINS takes the stage and it is non-stop entertainment. ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Peter Lockyer on LES MISERABLES, Coming to Austin May 29-June 3


In April of 2012, Peter Lockyer joined the U.S. Tour cast taking over the role of Jean Valjean. Peter Lockyer played Marius on Broadway many years ago and now has this new opportunity to play Jean Val... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces National Casting Search


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical with productions in New York, Chicago and touring across North America, is launching a national casting search seeking musicians/actors for the roles of Elvis P... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Sam Houston State University!


Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This fr... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Holds Open Casting Call Today, 6/27


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical with productions in New York, Chicago and touring across North America, is launching a national casting search seeking musicians/actors for the roles of Elvis P... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES U.S. Tour Is Worth the Trip


It all started with a book written by a genius named Victor Hugo. Today, 150 years later, the story lives on in the musical, LES MISERABLES. Its recent run in Austin, Texas was a complete sell-out as ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Max Quinlan Talks LES MISERABLES U.S. Tour & 'Marius'


Max Quinlan is currently starring as Marius in the 25th Anniversary U.S. National Tour of LES MISERABLES. Max has been with the show for 16 months. He has been playing Marius for 7 months. Max grew up... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES' Jason Forbach Talks His Classical Music Training & Life as Enjolras on the Road


Jason Forbach has always had music in his heart. As a child, he enjoyed listening to music with his headphones and singing along. As he grew, he knew that music was the passion he wanted to pursue.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: XANADU at Austin's ZACH Theatre is a Disco-tastic Delight!


Xanadu presented by the Zach Theater in Austin is two hours brimming with joy, laughter, and sequins.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars in Austin's Zilker Park


The Sound of Music, the final collaboration of Musical Theater Gods Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, is quite possibly their most popular and most famous; judging by the current production by... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: 37 Years Later, A CHORUS LINE Still Has Legs


A CHORUS LINE at The Palace Theatre in Georgetown is a thrilling, gripping, highly entertaining masterpiece and a fitting tribute to the late Michael Bennett and Marvin Hamlisch. This show is truly a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is a Joy for All


While A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is not a wildly well-known or popular show, it still is a fantastic piece. Brought to life by a talented ensemble of young actors, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is a whims... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

Laurie Anderson Performs DIRTDAY! at Texas Performing Arts, 9/20-21


As the country prepares for the 2012 presidential election, Texas Performing Arts welcomes one of America's premiere artists, Laurie Anderson, performing her intimate but volatile piece, Dirtday! Ande... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: ROCK OF AGES' Dominique Scott Never Stopped Believing in His Dreams


Dominique Scott was born and raised in South Florida where his passion for music began. Currently playing Drew in the enormously popular Rock of Ages and touring around the United States, Dominique to... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Blue Lapis Light's HEAVEN-EARTH-ONE is Heaven on Earth


With HEAVEN-EARTH-ONE, Blue Lapis Light gives Austin a tailor-made show that is unique, remarkable, intimate, mesmerizing, and literally breathtaking. This is an event that must not be missed from a ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

ZACH Theatre Presents World Premiere of MARIACHI GIRL, 10/5 - 11/4


ZACH, Austin's Theatre and Texas' longest running theatre, in its first youth production of the season, presents the world premiere of MARIACHI GIRL, written by Roxanne Shroeder-Arce, Music and Lyrics... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Zach Theatre Rides the Wheels of a Dream with RAGTIME


The current production of RAGTIME, produced by Zach Theatre in its new Topfer Theatre, shows precisely why RAGTIME is such a respected and important piece of theater. This dazzling and flawless produ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: A Hootenanny of Hijinks at Penfold Theatre Co's MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS


Fiddle-dee-dee! As God as my witness, I'll never laugh this hard again! With MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, a behind-the-scenes comedy about the film version of Gone With the Wind, Penfold Theater Company... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

ZACH Theatre Invites Community to Open House Celebration, 11/3


ZACH Theatre invites the entire community to its open house celebration. The program includes the official dedication* of the new Topfer Theatre and the new sculpture Rhytons, which is part of the Cit... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Austin Lyric Opera Presents a Perfect PAGLIACCI


Whether you are an opera connoisseur or an opera virgin, Austin Lyric Opera's production of PAGLIACCI is a must see. The music is beautiful. The visuals are mesmerizing and stunning, and the cast is... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Community Theatre Presents Family Friendly CHRISTMAS CAROL


It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but at Sam Bass Theatre, the halls are decked and the mistletoe is hung. With their current production of A Christmas Carol, one of the first Holiday offerings in... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Texas State University - San Marcos Offers a Magical INTO THE WOODS


I am very pleased to say that Texas State University - San Marcos's current production of Into the Woods is easily the best live production of the show that I have yet to see. This winning cast, smar... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

Austin Lyric Opera Receives NEA Grant


Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) has announced that it has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "Art Works" grant for $15,000 for its 2012-13 Season production of Gounod's Faust. This grant su... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Georgetown Palace Production of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is Pure Holiday Magic


It's a Christmas Miracle! With MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, the Georgetown Palace Theatre has breathed new life into a loveable but flawed and forgotten musical and in the process has given Austin a spark... (read more...)
BWW's Top Austin Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: City Theatre Offers a Fun Trip OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS


Family. They'll always be there for you, and odds are they'll drive you crazy, too. That seems to be the general idea of Joe DiPietro's dramatic comedy, Over The River and Through the Woods, current... (read more...)

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