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 Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
Posted: Jan. 10, 2018


BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San AntonioBWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio
Posted: Jan. 15, 2018


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BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDSBWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
Posted: Sep. 12, 2017


BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San AntonioBWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio
January 15, 2018

Many children growing up are given the opportunity to enjoy fairy tales and funny stories. One very popular show was always CINDERELLA. The story of the girl who lived in cinders with a mean stepmother and two stepsisters is the quindecennial story of rags to riches from sad to happy from hate to love! Rogers and Hammerstein created some wonderful music surrounding this story and it has been enjoyed by many generations.

BWW Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
January 10, 2018

FINDING NEVERLAND is a beautiful story of the man responsible for writing the beloved PETER PAN many years ago. J.M. Barrie is searching for the next great play and he realizes it's time to write a play just for children. The show opened on Broadway to great praise and success. In recent years, FINDING NEVERLAND began a national tour that leads them to Austin, Texas from January 16-21, 2018 at Bass Concert Hall. Most recently, John Davidson (best known for hosting That's Incredible and Hollywood Squares ) took over the dual role of Barrie's producer as well as Captain Hook in this wonderful tour that continues its trek across the country. BWW caught up with Davidson recently to discuss his past roles, hosting opportunities as well as landing such a fun role in FINDING NEVERLAND.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I on Tour at Bass Concert HallBWW Review: THE KING AND I on Tour at Bass Concert Hall
December 15, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein have been a household name for many years. Even younger generations know them as one of the greatest musical duo's in the history of Broadway. With the creation of THE KING AND I, Rodgers and Hammerstein proved that they would take their place in history amongst the greats.

BWW Review: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Majestic Theatre in San AntonioBWW Review: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio
December 13, 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it's not surprising that a wonderfully iconic show would come through San Antonio, Texas just in time for Christmas. Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS is everything you would hope to see in this classic movie brought to stage in 2017. As the show began, the music of years gone by played by the orchestra led you straight back to the days that are long gone and long forgotten. WHITE CHRISTMAS was a chance to feel the nostalgia for simpler times and memories of loved ones and celebrated with growing up.

BWW Interview: Jose Llana as the King in THE KING AND I on TourBWW Interview: Jose Llana as the King in THE KING AND I on Tour
December 11, 2017

The success of THE KING AND I over the years has been nothing short of remarkable. The movie version from the 1950's brought Yul Brynner to center stage as he played the role of this famous king. With so many incarnations of the iconic musical there have been quite a few actors who have worked hard to shed the Brynner version of the King and portray him in the way it's most comfortable for them. One such actor is veteran performer Jose Llana. BWW had the opportunity recently to chat with Llana as he is out on tour with THE KING AND I.

BWW Review: Overtime Theater's LIKE STARS, MOONIEBWW Review: Overtime Theater's LIKE STARS, MOONIE
December 7, 2017

LIKE STARS, MOONIE is a two act play written and directed by thespian Morgan Clyde. Although comfortable onstage and starring in such local shows as SHREK THE MUSICAL as Princess Fiona and others, Clyde seems well adept at creating and directing this original work. LIKE STARS, MOONIE follows a seemingly normal, average all American family. Upon further viewing, we soon discover that things aren't as we would think.

BWW Video Interview: Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen in CONSTELLATIONSBWW Video Interview: Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen in CONSTELLATIONS
November 1, 2017

The Playhouse in San Antonio is presenting a play by Nick Payne called CONSTELLATIONS and stars Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen as Roland and Marianne; two people navigating life together and finding just what binds them.

BWW Review:Cirque du Soleil CrystalBWW Review:Cirque du Soleil Crystal
October 16, 2017

As the audience files into the arena, it's evident that there is something magical about to happen on the ice rink below. It is adorned as one would expect a Cirque du Soleil event to be with the beautiful lights, sets and lighting effects. It is a show that will live up to its famous name and be a brand new experience.

BWW Interview: Heather Botts as Anna in THE KING & I on TourBWW Interview: Heather Botts as Anna in THE KING & I on Tour
October 16, 2017

THE KING & I is an award winning musical that has enthralled audiences for many years. From its Broadway Premiere in 1951, Rogers and Hammerstein's adaptation of Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam, and through many revivals and an award winning movie, it has been enjoyed by generation after generation. As the current tour returns to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to chat with Heather Botts who will be playing the role of Anna while Laura Michelle Kelly is taking a few weeks off.

BWW Interview: Lyndie Moe as Maureen in RENT on TourBWW Interview: Lyndie Moe as Maureen in RENT on Tour
October 9, 2017

It's hard to believe that RENT is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. But, from its debut on Broadway to the present, audiences have loved this great show that tackles important issues but at the same time manages to connect with the audience. BWW recently caught up with Lyndie Moe who is playing Maureen in the touring production. Moe shared with us her passion for the musical and why she relates to her character so well.

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Comes to the San Antonio StageBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Comes to the San Antonio Stage
September 20, 2017

From the moment the THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL begins, the audience is immediately riveted towards the action and suspense happening on the stage. Start to finish, this production had the audience sitting on the edge of their seats. Even if you saw the movie THE BODYGUARD with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, there were still many twists, turns and surprises. You dared not look away from the action even for a moment. It was worth every second and every penny to be entertained from beginning to end.

BWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San AntonioBWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San Antonio
September 17, 2017

Notre-Dame de Paris is a novel published in 1831 and written by famous author Victor Hugo. As it became popular throughout the world, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME became a beloved Disney story which later became a stage production. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz added new music to be included in this production. The Playhouse San Antonio was privileged to present the Texas premiere to a full theater. And the audience was very impressed.

BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDSBWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
September 12, 2017

Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him the new album BIRDS and to find out about his own personal life lessons.

BWW Interview: Cary Elwes from THE PRINCESS BRIDEBWW Interview: Cary Elwes from THE PRINCESS BRIDE
August 24, 2017

What can be said about THE PRINCESS BRIDE that has not already been said? It is one of those movies that many people quote word for word. They watch it over and over and over and over again. Fans can't get enough. It's the go to movie for friends who don't know what movie to watch when sitting around the TV. But, why is it so popular? BWW San Antonio had a chance to speak recently with Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Mr. Cary Elwes, about this movie and what has kept it going so strong for so long.

BWW Interview: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel in FUN HOMEBWW Interview: Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME
August 3, 2017

Kate Shindle seemed to be one of the busiest entertainers in the theater industry. When she's not busy with her responsibilities as president of Actor's Equity, she is also busy touring with the First National Tour of FUN HOUSE. As she prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, BWW caught up with her to see how she balances it all.

BWW Video Interview: HAIRSPRAY Stars Kass Ortiz and David NannyBWW Video Interview: HAIRSPRAY Stars Kass Ortiz and David Nanny
July 24, 2017

HAIRSPRAY continues to entertain audiences in San Antonio as it plays at the Playhouse. Recently, BWW San Antonio caught up with its two stars, Kass Ortiz as Tracy and David Nanny as Edna to chat about HAISPRAY, the characters and what the show means to them.

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!



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