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 - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of UsBWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of Us
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.
Posted: Nov. 9, 2018


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Rude Mechanicals Actually Fix TROILUS AND CRESSIDA with FIXING TROILUS AND CRESSIDARude Mechanicals Actually Fix TROILUS AND CRESSIDA with FIXING TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
Posted: Mar. 15, 2018


BWW Review: TILT Performance Group Delivers Unique Gifts with THE GIVERBWW Review: TILT Performance Group Delivers Unique Gifts with THE GIVER
Posted: Jan. 25, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.BWW Review: Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.
Posted: Oct. 17, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's CRY IT OUT - A Superb Look at MotherhoodBWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's CRY IT OUT - A Superb Look at Motherhood
Posted: May. 10, 2018


BWW Review: Last Act Theatre Challenges Our Assumptions with A REAL BOYBWW Review: Last Act Theatre Challenges Our Assumptions with A REAL BOY
Posted: Aug. 15, 2018


BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.
Posted: Jun. 3, 2018


BWW REVIEW: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK delivers light-hearted charm at Georgetown Palace PlayhouseBWW REVIEW: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK delivers light-hearted charm at Georgetown Palace Playhouse
Posted: Feb. 22, 2018


BWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of UsBWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of Us
November 29, 2018

Over 100 new people move to Austin every day. And before you wonder why I've started a theatre review with that statistic, it means 36,500 new Austinites have not seen ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This perennial favorite, running at ZACH every Christmas season for the last three million years (Okay, really, what is it now, four years?) adds much merriment to the Austin holiday season, and Austin theatre in general. It showcases the best of our community, and is top notch entertainment for those looking to bask in the joy of the holiday season. It's a perfect show to share with the family in town for the holiday - and a great representation of Austin's talent for the newcomer.

BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.
November 9, 2018

UNTIL THE FLOOD is a rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.

BWW Review: Texarts + THE UNEXPECTED GUEST = Good TheatreBWW Review: Texarts + THE UNEXPECTED GUEST = Good Theatre
October 25, 2018

The weather and season are perfect for an evening or afternoon cooped up with a bunch of murder suspects in an English manor. You won't be disappointed in THE UNEXPECTED GUEST.

BWW Review: Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.BWW Review: Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.
October 17, 2018

Theatre Synesthesia's THE FAULT is a shining little light in the miserable midst of poverty and addiction.

BWW Review: There's Much To Learn from Shrewd Productions THE MADRESBWW Review: There's Much To Learn from Shrewd Productions THE MADRES
September 6, 2018

It is a perfect time in our own country's history to learn from the courageous and resilient MADRES.

BWW Review: Last Act Theatre Challenges Our Assumptions with A REAL BOYBWW Review: Last Act Theatre Challenges Our Assumptions with A REAL BOY
August 15, 2018

A REAL BOY gives us a chance to challenge our assumptions, and that's always a good thing.

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Shines as Classic, Bright and Nostalgic Entertainment.
June 3, 2018


BWW Review: Jarrott Productions' SEMINAR Makes All the Write MovesBWW Review: Jarrott Productions' SEMINAR Makes All the Write Moves
May 17, 2018

This is a show executed by each practitioner in such a professional fashion it's definitely worth its brisk, entertaining 90 minutes.

BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's CRY IT OUT - A Superb Look at MotherhoodBWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's CRY IT OUT - A Superb Look at Motherhood
May 10, 2018

CRY IT OUT is a superior production - well worth the 90 minutes spent in the theatre. Theatre en Bloc's generous, pay it forward ticketing model should eliminate any financial excuse one might have to missing such a worthwhile show. Catch it while you can.

BWW Review: Capital T's I AND YOU Waxes PoeticBWW Review: Capital T's I AND YOU Waxes Poetic
April 10, 2018

King and Benefield are promising young actors and Alexander holds promise as one of Austin's new directors.

Rude Mechanicals Actually Fix TROILUS AND CRESSIDA with FIXING TROILUS AND CRESSIDARude Mechanicals Actually Fix TROILUS AND CRESSIDA with FIXING TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
March 15, 2018

The Rudes fixed Troilus and Cressida and we follow the actors right where they take us.

BWW REVIEW: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK delivers light-hearted charm at Georgetown Palace PlayhouseBWW REVIEW: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK delivers light-hearted charm at Georgetown Palace Playhouse
February 22, 2018

Simon fans won't be disappointed, and if you're one of the few of us who aren't you'll enjoy this sweet production as well.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Schools us in Good FunBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Schools us in Good Fun
February 16, 2018

I owe an apology to some friends. I claimed recently that SCHOOL OF ROCK the movie written by Mike White was based on SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL but it's really the other way 'round. I'm that much of a (misinformed) theatre snob. Not so misinformed usually, but I admit Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't generally one of my favorite composers, despite my love of EVITA and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. That's why I was all the more surprised that SCHOOL OF ROCK, as it turns out, isn't all that Webber-esque. I didn't know this was a movie starring Jack Black, and I didn't know Webber quietly bought the rights for it, hoping to make it into a musical some day. Webber takes the original concept, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes (yes, the Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes) and voila! Somehow with a little help from Lou Reed, Stevie Nicks and Mike White, and a few others, the whole thing comes together quite nicely. I'll leave you to imagine what these guys do to a story that was directed by Richard Linklater for film. But, suffice it to say, this is Andrew Lloyd Webber, but it's not your mother's Andrew Lloyd Webber.

BWW Review: TILT Performance Group Delivers Unique Gifts with THE GIVERBWW Review: TILT Performance Group Delivers Unique Gifts with THE GIVER
January 25, 2018

TILT Performance Group Delivers Unique Gifts with THE GIVER

BWW Review: Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac GomezBWW Review: Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac Gomez
January 16, 2018

Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac Gomez

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.



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