Kathy Strain

Kathy Strain Kathy Strain grew up outside of Philadelphia and enjoyed listening to many genres of music including Broadway musicals. She also enjoys attending Broadway shows wherever she has lived. Kathy moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2001 where she raised three children with her husband Ken. They have a grandson who is 4 and a granddaughter who was born this year. She holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio and also works at a local college instructing students in writing. Kathy loves to contribute pieces on the arts to several outlets and enjoys writing about talent and sharing it with the world. She especially loves the opportunities to interview actors, singers, musicians, and dancers who share their passion for the arts. Attending shows and writing reviews is another amazing opportunity too.


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BWW Interview: Jenna Rubaii of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Bass Concert HallBWW Interview: Jenna Rubaii of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Bass Concert Hall
Posted: Sep. 30, 2019


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Majestic TheatreBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
Posted: Sep. 18, 2019


BWW Interview: Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic TheatreBWW Interview: Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
Posted: Sep. 12, 2019


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BWW Interview: Catching Up With Stephen Brower, One Of the Stars Of ANASTASIA On TourBWW Interview: Catching Up With Stephen Brower, One Of the Stars Of ANASTASIA On Tour
Posted: Jan. 30, 2019


BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in San AntonioBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in San Antonio
Posted: Dec. 10, 2018


BWW Interview: Mom Tiffany Jenkins on Juggling the Jenkins, her road to overcoming addiction and raising her childrenBWW Interview: Mom Tiffany Jenkins on Juggling the Jenkins, her road to overcoming addiction and raising her children
Posted: Feb. 20, 2019


BWW Interview: Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon in THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORYBWW Interview: Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon in THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
Posted: Oct. 18, 2018


BWW Review: HAMILTON on TourBWW Review: HAMILTON on Tour
Posted: May. 15, 2019


BWW Interview: Jenna Rubaii of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Bass Concert Hall
September 30, 2019

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been one of the most beloved shows since it was first written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. With the release of the American album in 1970, it has become known as the a?oeBrown Albuma?? based on the original cover. It became an instant hit in households all over the United States. As the cast prepares for opening night in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall, BWW caught up with Jenna Rubaii who plays Mary.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
September 18, 2019

It was 1985 when LES MISERABLES debuted with English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer as Cameron Mackintosh produced the English version at the West End that ran from October 1985 until July 2019. It was an instant hit and has since had runs on Broadway as well as many other countries. Today, LES MISERABLES is selling-out to crowds all over North America and makes a stop in San Antonio, Texas and the famous Majestic Theatre.

BWW Interview: Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
September 12, 2019

As LES MISERABLES continues to tour in North America, audiences continue to enjoy this timeless musical. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, is one show that no one should miss. As the show continues its journey, BWW caught up with Jimmy Smagula who plays the comedic relief, Thenardier.

BWW Interview: Jillian Butler of LES MISERABLES at Bass Concert Hall
September 6, 2019

“Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of the people who will not be slaves  again.” Familiar lyrics to the familiar show LES MISERABLES. The story tells of redemption and unity. It also shares the hope of so many wishing for a better world to live in. LES MISERABLES continues to entertain audiences around the world and is currently touring North America with a stellar cast. Jillian Butler plays the role of young Cosette trying to find her own way in a world full of turmoil.

BWW Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
July 18, 2019

Upon entering the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, it was evident that there was a lot of excitement and anticipation for THE LIGHTNING THIEF THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL. It was also evident that the majority of attendees were young middle school aged girls who had apparently read all the books and couldn't wait to see what the musical had in store.

BWW Review and Photo Coverage: HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH Group Therapy Tour
July 9, 2019

To say that Hootie and the Blowfish still have it, is an understatement. There is no indication of this multi-talented group to slow down or step away. The concert was entertaining from start to finish.

BWW Review: HAMILTON on Tour
May 15, 2019

HAMILTON has won many awards including Tony Awards, Drama Desk, and Grammys. It has been one of the most successful shows currently on Broadway. And recently, HAMILTON took to the road and opened up this one-of-a-kind musical to audiences in San Antonio, Texas.

BWW Interview: Maite Uzal as Golde in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Tour
March 31, 2019

There have been many great Broadway shows that have graced the stage of Bass Concert Hall that have entertained. However, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is one that will be talked about for a long time. With all of the amazing songs like “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Tradition,” “Matchmaker,” and “Sunrise Sunset,” one won't be able to walk away without a song on their lips and a cherished memory to share. With all of the travelling the actors do with the show, BWW was able to catch up with one of the talented actors on the road. Maite Uzal plays the part of Golde, Tevye's wife. She was born and raised in Spain, but is happy to be in the United States touring with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

BWW Interview: Carol Beaugard as Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Tour
March 26, 2019

When the first production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened on Broadway, many wondered how it would do post war and what people would think of the strong history of the Jewish people of Russia. It didn't take long to find out that the show was a hit amongst many theater goers and has made history itself as the history of the story takes us back to when things were very different. BWW was able to chat recently with Carol Beaugard who plays Yente the matchmaker as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF prepared to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas at the famous Majestic Theatre.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Tour
March 9, 2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is among one of the world's greatest musicals ever. The musical score by Rogers and Hammerstein is amazing and has proven to be one of the greatest musicals. Most would picture Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain Georg von Trapp. But, as the show opened up at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, many will agree that the current tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is on the same caliber as the original movie. The talent on the stage was nothing less than breath-taking including every member in the ensemble. The talent was non-stop as the show moved seamlessly between scenes.

BWW Review: PAW PATROL LIVE THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE
March 9, 2019

Entering the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, you can almost physically feel the excitement and touch it as families including kids, parents, grandparents and even aunts and uncles are seen ready to attend a show created just for children

BWW Interview: Mike McLean as Captain Georg von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Tour
March 6, 2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a spectacular show with amazing music and a riveting story to go along with it. As there touring company of THE SOUND OF MUSIC prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas from March 8 to March 10, BWW had a chance to chat with Captain Georg von Trapp (played by Mike McLean) and find out about this amazing production.

BWW Interview: Mom Tiffany Jenkins on Juggling the Jenkins, her road to overcoming addiction and raising her children
February 20, 2019

Tiffany Jenkins appears to many as a typical stay-at-home mom raising three young children. Seeing her videos and reading her posts, you quickly realize that Jenkins is anything but typical. She is honest and open as she shared with her audiences the life she used to live that included addiction and jail time. As Jenkins begins her tour in San Antonio, Texas this evening at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts, BWW had a chance to chat with her about her addiction, recovery and how she juggles the Jenkins in the world today.

BWW Review: RENT at the Public Theater in San Antonio, Texas
February 14, 2019

As the lights dimmed and the actors took the stage, the audience was quick to note that RENT would not be like many other musicals that graced the stage. Indeed, the story of how RENT came to be an award winning musical is as much of the story as the script and songs conceived by the late Jonathan Larson. Larson called it his breakthrough work, "Hair for the 90's" wishing to "bring musical theater to the MTV generation" (New York Times, 1997).

BWW Interview: Chatting with Tari Kelly as Countess Lily in ANASTASIA on Tour
February 5, 2019

The story of ANASTASIA is one of mystery, sadness, joy and romance. The audience is taken on a journey with a young girl who doesn't know her past. She wants to know where she came from and where she really belongs. As ANASTASIA continues to tour throughout North America, BWW had a chance to catch up with actress Tari Kelly who plays the part of Countess Lily.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With Stephen Brower, One Of the Stars Of ANASTASIA On Tour
January 30, 2019

Stephen Brower made his Broadway debut in the Broadway company of Anastasia. Beginning as a vacation cover, he soon joined the ensemble as a 'Dmitry' understudy and had the opportunity to go on in the role several times. Now he's back out on the road with Anastasia and has stepped into the role of the young con man full-time.

BWW Interview: Matt DeAngelis as Earl in WAITRESS on Tour
January 19, 2019

WAITRESS has been touring North America for a short time but already audiences are falling in love with this amazing musical that has music by Sara Bareillas. The story is one of hope that comes from despair and joy that comes from sorrow. As WAITRESS finds its way to Austin, Texas and Bass Concert Hall, BWW caught up with actor Matt DeAngelis who plays the abusive husband Earl opposite his real-life fiancee, Christine Dwyer who plays Jenna.

BWW Review: WAITRESS on Tour Comes to San Antonio
January 10, 2019

Ever since WAITRESS first premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2015 and soon after on Broadway in 2016, audiences have fled to see this wonderful show. The original movie opened in 2007 and was written by the late Adrienne Shelly. It became widely successful and soon after a creative team was assembled in 2013. Sara Bareilles was a star in her own right by this time and she is responsible for the wonderful music and lyrics of this well-done musical. With Jesse Nelson writing the book, she wrote the story using unfinished scripts by Adrienne Shelly to bring Ms. Shelly's voice into the project.

BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer as Jenna in WAITRESS on Tour
January 3, 2019

WAITRESS is a wonderful show that has been entertaining audiences all over North America as it tours. San Antonio, Texas and the Majestic Theatre will have a chance to host this amazing show from January 8-13, 2019. BWW San Antonio recently caught up with Christine Dwyer who is currently playing the role of Jenna on Tour. Check out how she loves to tour, play the role of Jenna and keeps it fun as she shares what makes WAITRESS such a great experience for her.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in San Antonio
December 10, 2018

Everyone knows the story of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. There are worldwide productions of this memorable show that keep audiences coming back time and time and time again. In fact, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is now the longest running Broadway show with over 12,000 performances and still going strong. The latest North American touring production and cast have proven that it's still one that audiences love the most with its timeless story and lessons learned are not soon forgotten. It reaches into your soul and makes you see there is good in everyone.



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