Kathy Strain

Kathy Strain Kathy Strain grew up outside of Philadelphia and has enjoyed Broadway shows for most of her life. Kathy moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2001 with her husband Ken and 3 children. She holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio and works at a local college. She loves to contribute pieces on the arts to several outlets and enjoys writing about talent and sharing it with the world.


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BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as FionaBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as Fiona
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San AntonioBWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
Posted: Jun. 26, 2017


BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San AntonioBWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
Posted: Jul. 6, 2017


BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3
Posted: Jun. 24, 2017


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The PlayhouseBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 17, 2017


BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4
Posted: Jun. 26, 2017


BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Final EntryBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Final Entry
Posted: Jun. 30, 2017


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BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San AntonioBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
Posted: Jun. 8, 2017


BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARETBWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on TourBWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017


BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
Posted: Apr. 25, 2017


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The PlayhouseBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Full of Talent and Entertainment at The Playhouse
July 17, 2017

The Playhouse in San Antonio opened its production of HAIRSPRAY to a nearly sold-out crowd on July 7, 2017. There was a lot of buzz about this production, especially about Director Omar Leos. It seemed that everyone had high hopes for this production as Leos prepared the cast. And as it turns out, there was no disappoint in this production of HAIRSPRAY. It is an audience favorite in general and it's obvious to see that The Playhouse delivered a topnotch production.

BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San AntonioBWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL - Entertains at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
July 6, 2017

As a not-so-typical boy meets girl love story, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is a great adaptation of the original Dreamworks animated movie. With a cast of characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Donkey and Lord Farquaad, this show is bound to entertain a variety of audiences.

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Final EntryBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Final Entry
June 30, 2017

It's opening night and that means that this is the last entry of 'The View From Fiona's Tower - Don't miss SHREK, THE MUSICAL as it plays from June 30-July 30, 2017

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - A View from Fiona's Tower: Entry 6BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - A View from Fiona's Tower: Entry 6
June 29, 2017

Tomorrow is opening night of SHREK, THE MUSICAL playing at the Woodlawn Theatre. Check out this fun little blog as 'Fiona' prepares for opening night!

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View from Fiona's Tower: Entry 5BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View from Fiona's Tower: Entry 5
June 27, 2017

Costume time! Check out how much closer everyone is getting to opening night!

BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San AntonioBWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
June 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin Theatre located on Ft. Sam Houston Military Base.

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4
June 26, 2017

Yesterday was the big one: Tech Day. For those unfamiliar, that means we do a rough run of the show where we add technical elements like set changes or lighting, stopping and starting to adjust or solidify traffic patters, take a dinner break, and then run the show again from start to finish.

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3
June 24, 2017

Today was officially my favorite day. In addition to working with the Dragon for the first time and getting some seriously moving scene work done, we also added another vital piece to the show: the gas.

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as FionaBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as Fiona
June 22, 2017

Shrek, The Musical is coming to the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio. Morgan Clyde plays the part of Fiona and is excited to share a mini-blog with BWW leading up to the opening night.

BWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMSBWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMS
June 15, 2017

Nathan Sharp started his career desiring to pursue Top 40 music. Along the way, he took some detours that lead him to create his own YouTube channel, natewantstobattle. As his popularity soared, so did his creativity and originality. His YouTube channel has over 1.1 million subscribers who enjoy his music and creativity. Nathan's newest album is Sandcastle Kingdoms. The music is a departure from his usual covers and nods to video games. As Sharp chatted with BWW, he discussed how he ended up creating his own YouTube channel and how his fans have come along for the ride.

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San AntonioBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
June 8, 2017

Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to the United States and Broadway to debut in 2013. With the huge success in the UK and US, the show went on to tour in the US in 2015. This family-friendly show is making its way across the country and continues to entertain audience members from three to one hundred.

BWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on TourBWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Tour
May 30, 2017

Have you ever looked back on your childhood and wished you could do things differently? Have you known people who had less than perfect childhoods? Bullying and parental neglect are just part of poor Matilda's young life as she tries to find her way. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a family-fun show and is currently touring around North America.

BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on TourBWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour
May 16, 2017

When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show.

BWW Interview: Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in TheaterBWW Interview: Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in Theater
May 10, 2017

CELTIC WOMAN was an idea imagined in Ireland in 2004 that included classically trained Irish female musicians. As the group has enjoyed success all over the world, audiences come again and again to enjoy "all things Celtic - from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances. But it's also so much more than that. It's a universal celebration of life. It's traditional. It's contemporary. It's yesterday, today and tomorrow." - Dave Kavanagh (Executive Producer of CELTIC WOMAN).

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San AntonioBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio
May 3, 2017

Going to see FINDING NEVERLAND for the first time didn't raise any specific expectations. Having heard a little bit about it over the years, there were a few things to consider. It was the story of J.M. Barrie and how he came to write the famed Peter Pan story many years ago. It was well received by audiences on Broadway but was snubbed by the Tony Awards. But, still going in with an open mind and desire to know what the story was all about, it was pleasantly surprising.

BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
April 25, 2017

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrigan Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND.

BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on TourBWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
April 17, 2017

With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, the current North American tour is no exception. Derrick Davis took over the role of the Phantom last year and spent a lot of time considering his dream role. While playing the famed Phantom, Davis chatted with BWW about his take on the character and what life lessons he's learned along the way.

BWW Interview: Dom Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow Talks New Solo AlbumBWW Interview: Dom Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow Talks New Solo Album
April 3, 2017

Dom Kelly grew up around music. As part of the group, A Fragile Tomorrow, Dom along with brothers Sean, Brendan and friend Shaun Rhodes, Dom has travelled all over the world performing and entertaining. From the time he was 11 years old, Dom enjoyed the opportunity to make music with his band. With many challenges and obstacles to overcome early in their lives, A Fragile Tomorrow has been a source of strength for the family. Dom Kelly decided it was time to try to make some music on his own and his first solo album entitled Everything is Just Enough will be released on April 7, 2017. BWW caught up with Dom recently as he shared his thoughts and insights on his first album.

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, Red Carpet Premiere Movie LIFESXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, Red Carpet Premiere Movie LIFE
March 27, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds the latest Sci Fi/Thriller LIFE

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Bands EverywhereSXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Bands Everywhere
March 24, 2017

So many performers took to the stages all over Austin to show off their many talents and SXSW attendees were thrilled with the opportunity to discover so much new and not so new talent.



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