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Amanda England

Amanda England Amanda England has been a life-long fan of theatre. Some of her earliest memories include watching her father hang lights at a community theatre and singing show tunes while her mother worked as a high school theatre director. As a teen, Amanda performed in several school shows but found her most joyful moments as an audience member. She has a particular fondness for musicals and any experiences that allow her to interact with cast & crew.

Amanda grew up in DFW and attended Plano Senior High School and UT Dallas, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees. When she's not watching shows & collecting autographs at the stage door, Amanda serves children and their families as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her other favorite activities include writing, crafting, hosting parties, and volunteering in her community.


BWW Review: CLICK Envisions the Future of #MeToo at The VORTEX
January 27, 2020

What can two women do to fight back when one becomes the victim of an attack that is witnessed by the world? That is the question asked by playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger in CLICK. And in this #MeToo story, the women retaliate by harnessing the power of digital media.

BWW Review: Shit-Faced Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Butchers the Bard
December 3, 2019

Shit-faced Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW has come to Austin's Spider House Ballroom! The premise is simple: one cast member has several drinks before the show and, as a result, behaves poorly onstage. The other actors then have to cope with being heckled by a member of their own troupe. 'The Drunk' can then be made to drink even more during the performance by audience members or the show's master of ceremonies. So it's Shakespeare - but sloppier.

BWW Review: Captial T Theatre's IT IS MAGIC Casts a Spell on Austin Audiences
November 21, 2019

Not all is as it seems in this dark comedy written by Mickle Maher and directed by Mark Pickell.

BWW Review: Penfold Theatre's GHOST QUARTET Delights Austin Audiences
October 25, 2019

Four actors, four interwoven stories - one clever, ghostly musical. Penfold Theatre's GHOST QUARTET is perfect Halloween fun for theatergoers who love a good story put to song.

BWW Review: Paper Chairs' PLANO is Perfection
October 2, 2019

PLANO is everything an adult audience could ask for in a night of local theatre - a stellar cast, magnificent set, and design details executed to perfection. With a combination of tragic themes and dark humor, this show left mundanity behind...

BWW Review: WhatsInTheMirror's FIREFLIES Tackles Big Topics
August 27, 2019

FIREFLIES is set in the late summer of 1963, at a home in the South - just after the Birmingham church bombings that killed four young girls. The story centers on Olivia (Tenee Goff). She's the wife of Reverend Charles Grace (Ryan Smith) - who is known for his powerful public speeches on civil rights. While he is inspiring crowds throughout the South, Olivia is trying to hold herself together as she battles anxiety over the fate of her husband and their unborn child. She's increasingly certain that the world isn't safe for the baby she is carrying.

July 26, 2019

AUNTED: A GHOST STORY is an original musical by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown about a twin brother and sister who are left in the woods with a band of young misfits. Only, the brother and sister aren't really twins. And the misfits, while friendly enough at first glance, are concealing a powerful secret about a witch who might make sure one of them never leaves the woods again.

BWW Review: OEDIPUS THE TYRANT at Fox Den Theatre Company
June 13, 2019

A sickness is spreading in Thebes. King Oedipus (KC Ryan) is so certain of their own claim to the throne that they don't ask questions when those who do not support them are rounded up and locked away due to 'illness'. (Take note of the singular 'they' here - this inclusive pronoun is used throughout the show.) Meanwhile, elections are taking place in Thebes and someone has betrayed the royal family - but whom?

BWW Review: WHO FRAMED ROGER REPLICANT Keeps Austin Weird at Butterfly Bar
May 16, 2019

April 7, 2019

LAST: AN EXTINCTION COMEDY is a truly unique show about how a troupe of comedic actors copes with the apocalypse.

BWW Review: THE FEUD hits the target at Dougherty Arts Center
February 19, 2019

Audiences will be thoroughly entertained by this fast-paced and funny musical, which covers a lot of territory in just one hour.

BWW Review: SOLSTICE: A NEW HOLIDAY ADVENTURE at Theatre Three Departs from the Usual Pattern
December 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre
October 26, 2018

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is really what you make of it! So whether you're a regular patron or a virgin, come prepared to shout loudly, clap your hands, and laugh along with this cult classic.

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Delivers River City, Iowa to The Firehouse Theatre!
August 14, 2018

The fun, fast-paced musical - THE MUSIC MAN - ends its run at The Firehouse Theatre this Sunday! It's the tale of the smooth-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill, and it's fun for the whole family!

BWW Review: Let GYPSY Entertain You at The Firehouse Theatre
June 7, 2018

At nearly 60 years old, GYPSY still has a story to tell - and the story being told at Firehouse Theatre now through Sunday, June 17th should not be missed! From lead players to ensemble, this bold musical fills every inch of the theatre with big talent, beautiful costumes, and impressive choreography that does not miss a beat.

BWW Review: World Premiere of BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
April 25, 2018

The world premiere of BREAD by, Dallas-based playwright Regina Taylor, is a snapshot in the life of the Bakers - an African American family living in Dallas' South Oak Cliff neighborhood.

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE at AT&T Performing Arts Center
March 26, 2018

If you are a lover of dance, be sure to catch this show as it continues on its 20th-anniversary tour through April 8th! The skill displayed by these dancers is something you do not want to miss.

BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY Shines at Dallas Theater Center
March 18, 2018

It is the story of a brilliant leader, masterful negotiator, and egotistical political figure who presided over the United States during a period of incredible transformation.

March 1, 2018

This show is well worth the trip to the Campus Theatre. Whether it is your first experience traveling back to the time of Eva Peron, or you are familiar with this particular story, you will likely find yourself questioning the character of the famous figure.

BWW Interview: SHATTER THE SILENCE Documentary by Cheryl Allison Takes Shape
February 5, 2018

I sat down with Director/Producer Cheryl Allison and DFW actress and community advocate Denise Lee, as they discussed the documentary SHATTER THE SILENCE. The Dallas-based documentary explores the turning point for women and changes they hope to see in in the handling of sexual assault and harassment cases in the Dallas theatre community and beyond.