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.
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 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 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 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 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 Nanny July 24, 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 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 Entry June 30, 2017
San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin Theatre located on Ft. Sam Houston Military Base.BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 4 June 26, 2017
Yesterday was the big one: Tech Day.
For those unfamiliar, that means we do a rough run of the show where we add technical elements like set changes or lighting, stopping and starting to adjust or solidify traffic patters, take a dinner break, and then run the show again from start to finish.BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3 June 24, 2017
Nathan Sharp started his career desiring to pursue Top 40 music. Along the way, he took some detours that lead him to create his own YouTube channel, natewantstobattle. As his popularity soared, so did his creativity and originality. His YouTube channel has over 1.1 million subscribers who enjoy his music and creativity. Nathan's newest album is Sandcastle Kingdoms. The music is a departure from his usual covers and nods to video games. As Sharp chatted with BWW, he discussed how he ended up creating his own YouTube channel and how his fans have come along for the ride.BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio June 8, 2017
Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to the United States and Broadway to debut in 2013. With the huge success in the UK and US, the show went on to tour in the US in 2015. This family-friendly show is making its way across the country and continues to entertain audience members from three to one hundred.BWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Tour May 30, 2017
Have you ever looked back on your childhood and wished you could do things differently? Have you known people who had less than perfect childhoods? Bullying and parental neglect are just part of poor Matilda's young life as she tries to find her way. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a family-fun show and is currently touring around North America.BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour May 16, 2017
When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show.BWW Interview: Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in Theater May 10, 2017
CELTIC WOMAN was an idea imagined in Ireland in 2004 that included classically trained Irish female musicians. As the group has enjoyed success all over the world, audiences come again and again to enjoy "all things Celtic - from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances. But it's also so much more than that. It's a universal celebration of life. It's traditional. It's contemporary. It's yesterday, today and tomorrow." - Dave Kavanagh (Executive Producer of CELTIC WOMAN).