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BWW Review: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID: A Hilarious Trip Down the Aisle BWW Review: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID: A Hilarious Trip Down the Aisle
by Emily Perzan - April 25, 2017

Always a Bridesmaid is now running at the newly renovated Palace Playhouse in Georgetown,Texas through May 14th. This play is a comical journey of four friends and their high school promise to always be in each other's weddings, no matter how many times. At first glance the play reads like a chick ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - April 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Web... (more...)
BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA Dares to Dream at The Georgetown Palace Theatre BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA Dares to Dream at The Georgetown Palace Theatre
by Scott Shipman - April 16, 2017

The show, for those unfamiliar, is inspired by the seventeenth century literary masterpiece Don Quixote and its author Miguel de Cervantes. It is not a faithful retelling of that work, but rather presented as a play within a play as we see Cervantes himself and his fellow prisoners performing his s... (more...)
BWW Review: An Esteemed SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Austin Playhouse BWW Review: An Esteemed SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Austin Playhouse
by Joni Lorraine - April 13, 2017

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is well executed, entertaining, and quite worthy of attention.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: A FEVER DREAM STEEPED IN BLOOD is a Riveting Tour de Force BWW Review: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: A FEVER DREAM STEEPED IN BLOOD is a Riveting Tour de Force
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - April 13, 2017

THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU: A FEVER DREAM STEEPED IN BLOOD is presented by The Paladin Theatre Company. Written, directed, and performed by Charles P. Stites, this one-man play is an adaptation of the H.G. Wells science fiction classic. The play first premiered at Frontera Fest in 2014 and later moved... (more...)
BWW Review: Jarrott Productions THE HERD BWW Review: Jarrott Productions THE HERD
by Joni Lorraine - April 11, 2017

Tolaro has brought together a fine cast for an intimate look at a family we can all understand in THE HERD.... (more...)
BWW Review: PERFECT MENDACITY a Dark Delight BWW Review: PERFECT MENDACITY a Dark Delight
by Frank Benge - April 10, 2017

It's the rare person who has never told a lie. Who hasn't pondered whether you could train yourself to beat a lie detector? What situation would bring you to lie? Would you lie if saving yourself or your loved one was at stake? Is it possible to craft a perfect lie? In Jason Wells' PERFECT MENDACITY... (more...)
BWW Review: Chanel Impresses as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL BWW Review: Chanel Impresses as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Frank Benge - April 10, 2017

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting key events in the life of Billie Holiday. The play originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014. The play covers the ... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET is sultry and enticing at Mary Moody Northern Theater BWW Review: CABARET is sultry and enticing at Mary Moody Northern Theater
by Scott Shipman - April 09, 2017

CABARET playing at the Mary Moody Northern Theater at St. Edward's University is a vibrant, poignant and heart breaking rendition that the department has tackled with a wonderful spirit.... (more...)
BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT - Excellent Shakespeare In An Idyllic Setting BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT - Excellent Shakespeare In An Idyllic Setting
by Lynn Beaver - April 06, 2017

William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, by The Baron's Men and playing at The Curtain Theatre is an excellent production in a perfectly idyllic setting. Arguably Shakespeare's most complicated comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT, may not be as beloved as MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM but in t... (more...)
BWW Review: MRS. MANNERLY is a Sweetly Comic Story of Youth BWW Review: MRS. MANNERLY is a Sweetly Comic Story of Youth
by Frank Benge - March 27, 2017

MRS. MANNERLY, a memory play by Jeffrey Hatcher, takes inspiration from the playwright's memories of a childhood etiquette class that he took at the tender young age of ten. Walking with an etiquette book balanced on your head, learning complex table settings with a confounding array of flatware and... (more...)
BWW Review: UNDERGROUND a Taut Psychological Political Thriller BWW Review: UNDERGROUND a Taut Psychological Political Thriller
by Frank Benge - March 27, 2017

UNDERGROUND, a taut new psychological and political thriller by Lisa B. Thompson, is currently in its World Premiere production at The VORTEX. UNDERGROUND examines African American activists, artists, and intellectuals and how they have responded from the Civil Rights Movement to the Black Lives Mat... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories
by Frank Benge - March 23, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King with a book by Douglas McGrath, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. Th... (more...)
BWW Review: HAMLET - Redux In Rep With Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead At City Theatre BWW Review: HAMLET - Redux In Rep With Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead At City Theatre
by Lynn Beaver - March 17, 2017

William Shakespeare's HAMLET is arguably one of the most universally popular plays ever written, but it's only one half of Redux in Rep at City Theatre. Along with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard, a play that comically deconstructs the iconic tragedy, the combination of the two... (more...)
BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - Redux In Rep With Hamlet At City Theatre BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - Redux In Rep With Hamlet At City Theatre
by Lynn Beaver - March 17, 2017

Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD opened last week at City Theatre alongside Shakespeare's HAMLET in REDUX IN REP, both shows with the same cast on alternate nights.... (more...)
BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO at HEB Center In Cedar Park is Family Friendly Thrills and Laughs BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO at HEB Center In Cedar Park is Family Friendly Thrills and Laughs
by Frank Benge - March 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil's OVO, currently playing at the HEB Center in Cedar Park is an immersive family friendly evening of acrobatic thrills wrapped up is a sweet and funny clown bug love story. The show is a look at an insect ecosystem teeming with life. The acrobats are dressed as insects and the acts, ... (more...)
 SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL Premieres at SXSW Film SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL Premieres at SXSW Film
by Kathy Strain - March 13, 2017

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL takes a look at making of a musical starring Todrick Hall and a host of characters. It explores the dreams of a young gay African American man growing up in Texas and how he overcame many obstacles in his life.... (more...)
BWW Review: JOHN Is A Dark Comedic Gem BWW Review: JOHN Is A Dark Comedic Gem
by Frank Benge - March 13, 2017

JOHN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker, is now receiving a Southwest Premiere production at Hyde Park Theatre, under the direction of Ken Webster. The production is so exceptional on so many multiple levels that I am likely to wear out my thesaurus. This is not the first p... (more...)
Review: GONDAL - New Play Misses The Mark, But Shows Promise Review: GONDAL - New Play Misses The Mark, But Shows Promise
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - March 09, 2017

GONDAL is presented by the University of Texas at Austin's Theatre and Dance department, as part of UT New Theatre showcase. Now in its tenth year, UTNT presents newly created works of theatre from UT graduate playwrights. Created to facilitate these emerging artists, UTNT serves as the jumping off ... (more...)
BWW Review: ROBOT DADDY - A Must See Rocking Multi-Media Experience BWW Review: ROBOT DADDY - A Must See Rocking Multi-Media Experience
by Lynn Beaver - March 08, 2017

Celebrating their 20th anniversary production with ROBOT DADDY, Electronic Planet Ensemble (ELP) gives an exciting performance at The Vortex theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Unapologetic and Unafraid at Austin Playhouse BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Unapologetic and Unafraid at Austin Playhouse
by Scott Shipman - March 06, 2017

With the current production of this show at Austin Playhouse the company requires, or even demands, that the audience leave the theater with a multitude of thoughts whirling in their mind. I left the theater in two minds about what I have seen. There were elements and moments that viscerally affec... (more...)
BWW Review: Fall in Love with MacTheatre in ME & MY GIRL BWW Review: Fall in Love with MacTheatre in ME & MY GIRL
by Michelle Hache - March 04, 2017

It is no wonder that director Joshua Denning enjoys the larger shows; he has the ability to do them well. Denning and the rest of this impressive faculty have achieved new heights with ME & MY GIRL; their cast has spoiled me for all others. Run, don't walk…catch one of the final performances before... (more...)
BWW Review: PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZE  at Crank Collective BWW Review: PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZE at Crank Collective
by Joni Lorraine - March 02, 2017

Crank Collective's PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZEis promising entertainment.... (more...)
BWW Review: OLD TIMES - Austin Shakespeare Presents Flawless Pinter BWW Review: OLD TIMES - Austin Shakespeare Presents Flawless Pinter
by Lynn Beaver - March 01, 2017

OLD TIMES is an enigmatic play by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter that centers on a trio of characters and produced flawlessly by Austin Shakespeare at Austin's Long Center.... (more...)
BWW Review: FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA - Jacqui Cross Thrills As The Queen Of Gospel BWW Review: FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA - Jacqui Cross Thrills As The Queen Of Gospel
by Lynn Beaver - February 27, 2017

Fledgling theatre company, RKJB Entertainment's production of an original work by Robert King, Jr, FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA, currently playing at the Boyd Vance Theatre, has problems, but ultimately its message is poignant and important.... (more...)