Joni Lorraine

Joni Lorraine Joni joins BroadwayWorld after over twenty-five years of involvement in the Central Texas theatre scene. Most recently, she has worked as a company member and educator for Pollyanna Children's Theatre. She is a B Iden Payne nominated director whose acting and directing work has been seen in Austin with her own theatre company NxNW Theatre Company, Austin Children's Theatre, The Sam Bass Theatre in Round Rock, The Georgetown Palace, and The Temple Civic Theatre. Joni's diverse directing portfolio includes You Can't Take It With You, Steel Magnolias,The Marriage of Figaro, and the award winning I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change. As an actor, Joni has been seen in dozens of productions including Arcadia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Taming of The Shrew, and Hay Fever. Joni is also a trainer, lay chaplain and professional photographer,who recently published her first book entitled A Poet Danced Here, in partnership with her poet wife Tammy.


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BWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLE
Posted: Nov. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Southwestern Students Shine in Michael Frayn's NOISES OFFBWW Review: Southwestern Students Shine in Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF
Posted: Nov. 24, 2017


BWW Review: Ring in The Holidays with The City Theatre's CHRISTMAS BELLESBWW Review: Ring in The Holidays with The City Theatre's CHRISTMAS BELLES
Posted: Dec. 13, 2017


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BWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLE
Posted: Nov. 16, 2017


BWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Georgetown Palace Theatre Leaves You Humming All The Way HomeBWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Georgetown Palace Theatre Leaves You Humming All The Way Home
Posted: Aug. 24, 2017


BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The ShadowsBWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows
Posted: May. 18, 2017


BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan AustinBWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan Austin
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


BWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HEREBWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
Posted: Jul. 27, 2017


BWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women ReignBWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women Reign
Posted: Jun. 15, 2017


BWW Review: Ring in The Holidays with The City Theatre's CHRISTMAS BELLESBWW Review: Ring in The Holidays with The City Theatre's CHRISTMAS BELLES
December 13, 2017

In Fayro, there's a charming and pleasant climate where even the worst disputes can be resolved with a bit of hope and optimism. We can all use a bit of that.

BWW Review: Southwestern Students Shine in Michael Frayn's NOISES OFFBWW Review: Southwestern Students Shine in Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF
November 24, 2017

Noises Off is an appealing night of relentless shenanigans that makes for delightful entertainment

BWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLEBWW Review: UT Department of Theatre and Dance Casts A Spell with THE CRUCIBLE
November 16, 2017

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE is powerful, infuriating and heartbreaking, and the UT Department of Theatre and Dance does a mighty job of doing his script justice.

BWW Review: Capital T's THE BROTHERS SIZE Simply BeautifulBWW Review: Capital T's THE BROTHERS SIZE Simply Beautiful
November 5, 2017

THE BROTHERS SIZE hits all the targets and shouldn't be missed!

BWW Review: Penfold Theatre spooks us with WOMAN IN BLACKBWW Review: Penfold Theatre spooks us with WOMAN IN BLACK
October 19, 2017

If your idea of celebrating Halloween season leans more toward the imaginative and cerebral, skip the line outside the House of Fright and head to Scottish Rite Theatre for WOMAN IN BLACK.

BWW Review: Ethos and Vortex Give Perfect Power to VAMPYRESSBWW Review: Ethos and Vortex Give Perfect Power to VAMPYRESS
October 11, 2017

VAMPYRESS is a near perfect production of the highest caliber.

BWW Review: Filigree Theatre Delivers Icy BETRAYALBWW Review: Filigree Theatre Delivers Icy BETRAYAL
October 5, 2017

Filigree Theatre Delivers Icy BETRAYAL

BWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Georgetown Palace Theatre Leaves You Humming All The Way HomeBWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Georgetown Palace Theatre Leaves You Humming All The Way Home
August 24, 2017

As I hear it, The Palace in Georgetown was due to produce Grease in the spot where LOVE ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE resides now. All I'll say about that is, thank goodness it worked out this way! This production is adorable and entertaining from start to finish. I smiled through most of the show, and even leaned into the fairly loose premise. Story line is not the intent of most jukebox musicals, but this one fared relatively well in the hands of its Director/Musical Director/Conductor/Bassist Lannie Hiboldt. Lannie also did the set design. Generally, this could be seen as overextending one's self, but it Lannie's case, it worked out nicely.

BWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HEREBWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
July 27, 2017

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE is a well-executed, tight, and engaging production.

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan AustinBWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Gilbert And Sullivan Austin
June 22, 2017

Since 1976 the Gilbert and Sullivan Austin has dedicated itself to providing the city with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan not so much by reinvention but by recreating how a production might have been staged originally. There is a respect due this sort of commitment, and the audience in attendance this last Saturday when I viewed the production, showed theirs in a true sense of a special occasion. I can recall the respect I was expected to display, and the authentic excitement I felt anytime I attended a play or musical back in the day. Back in the Ice Age, when I simultaneously became a teenager and discovered theatre, it was considered an event just shy of your cousin's wedding to attend the theatre. People got dressed up, showed up on time and applauded civilly after each musical number back then. Why, no one stood for an ovation even unless the production was spot on literally flawless.

BWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women ReignBWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women Reign
June 15, 2017

If every Reign of Terror turned out like this one, I suspect we'd revolt more often.

LOVE GOES TOWARD LOVE: A Shakesqueerian Exploration of Love and LongingLOVE GOES TOWARD LOVE: A Shakesqueerian Exploration of Love and Longing
June 1, 2017

You can count on an evening of Shakespeare that will be performed with expertise and ease. It's a worthy experiment in which to participate.

BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The ShadowsBWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows
May 18, 2017

A powerful study in standing by principle at a time when it is most needed. We can all take value in understanding what it means to care for those of us who are different.

BWW Review: An Esteemed SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Austin PlayhouseBWW Review: An Esteemed SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Austin Playhouse
April 13, 2017

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is well executed, entertaining, and quite worthy of attention.

BWW Review: Jarrott Productions THE HERDBWW Review: Jarrott Productions THE HERD
April 11, 2017

Tolaro has brought together a fine cast for an intimate look at a family we can all understand in THE HERD.

BWW Review: PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZE  at Crank CollectiveBWW Review: PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZE at Crank Collective
March 2, 2017

Crank Collective's PROHIBITION - A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE WAR ON BOOZEis promising entertainment.

BWW Review: Southwestern's IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Creates Quite A BuzzBWW Review: Southwestern's IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Creates Quite A Buzz
February 24, 2017

It's a bold and courageous and even an educational thing to produce IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY. Southwestern has nothing to be ashamed of with this production.

BWW Review: Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political SoulBWW Review: Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul
February 16, 2017

Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Bass Concert HallBWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Bass Concert Hall
January 30, 2017

Mamma Mia is not Les Miserables, but it's loads of fun, and who cares, because: Abba!

BWW Review: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE at En Route ProductionsBWW Review: DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE at En Route Productions
January 16, 2017

So DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE. Let me begin by heaping praise on female playwright Sarah Ruhl for bringing us a quirky and lovable female lead, and a story dominated by female characters. Second, thank goodness for En Route productions and their two female artistic directors, one of whom also directed the show, the other whom also designed the set. Third, credit is due to this theatre company for incorporating their work into the visual arts landscape to give us a double dose of worthy culture in a city where having a sandwich at Micklethwaite Meats is possibly as close as some hipsters will get to art or theatre.



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