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Lynn Beaver

Lynn Beaver

Austin native Lynn Beaver has been active in local theatre for the past 25 years. She saw her first play in 1974 and fell completely in love with the performing arts. Lynn has been a director, actor and technician for more productions than she cares to count. Currently she Stage Manages for various companies across the city. 


Review: Jerrott Productions' PET DICK - Laugh-Out-Loud Funny
July 5, 2022

What did our critic think? Jarrott Productions has produced another hit. PET DICK is an absolutely hilarious ‘audio documentary’ that will have everyone in stitches. This series is creative, laugh-out-loud funny and uses the world class vocal talents of some Austin’s best actors.

Review: Georgetown Palace's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Flawlessly Entertaining
June 30, 2022

What a complete joy it was to be so thoroughly entertained by a magnificent production at The Georgetown Palace Theatre’s Springer Stage.

BWW Review: SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH - Beloved Children's Book Becomes Musical Delight
May 17, 2022

ZACH Theatre presents a joyous new musical, SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH, based on the popular 1991 book by Eileen Spinelli. Adapted for the stage and directed by Emmy winner, Allen Robertson, the show is a heart shaped jewel that everyone can enjoy, no matter your age.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Georgetown Palace Creates Musical Magic
May 10, 2022

In my opinion SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a benchmark for The Palace Theatre. It’s a massive production for anyone to attempt, but to succeed so spectacularly is awe inspiring. It’s all due to Ron Watson and his stellar cast and crew.

BWW Review: Round Rock Penfold's Production of AMADEUS
April 9, 2022

Round Rock’s premier theatre company Penfold is known for their creativity and excellent production values, but their presentation of Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS leaves me puzzled on nearly every level.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Scrumdiddlyumptious Fun For Everyone
March 24, 2022

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - The New Musical, currently playing at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall as part of the Broadway In Austin series, is fantastic fun for the whole family.

BWW Review: Jarrott Production's LIFESPAN OF A FACT - A Return To Live Performance Brilliance
March 15, 2022

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is a perfect reason to get back out to live theatre. Go and enjoy one of Austin’s premier theatre companies doing what they do best - telling the story.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Returns to Austin
December 10, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON, returns to Austin’s Bass Concert Hall with full seats and roaring crowds. There are shows that shift the way we see theatre and this is one of those rare productions that will remain in our collective consciousness long after the final notes sound.

BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY - Hysterical Holiday Hit
November 27, 2021

If you need a laugh as badly as I do, the Different Stages production of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at The Vortex is where you should be.

BWW Review: THE LION IN WINTER - Georgetown Palace Playhouse
October 19, 2021

THE LION IN WINTER by James Goldman currently playing at the Georgetown Palace Playhouse is a rare treat. The show, a favorite of mine for decades, hits all the marks; historical figures, witty dialogue and epic family dysfunction that makes for an entertaining evening at the theatre. Written in 1966, the play met with marginal success on Broadway, but in 1968 when the movie adaptation, starring Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole debuted, THE LION IN WINTER became an instant classic, garnering Goldman an Oscar for his script.

October 19, 2021

Austin’s City Theatre and newcomer Beyond August Productions have joined forces to produce this darker than black comedy at the Trinity Street Theatre this fall.

July 8, 2021

ANNIE JUMP AND THE LLIBRARY OF HEAVEN finished its run at The Vortex Saturday night to thunderous applause from the audience and fireworks in the distance. What a triumphant return for live theatre at the iconic Austin venue The Vortex!

BWW Review: THE SPIN at Street Corner Arts
April 17, 2021

BWW Review: Street Corner Arts Wows Virtually With THE SPIN

BWW Feature: Baking For Good - Austin Theatre Community Bakes For Foundation Communities
September 24, 2020

Without a doubt the most delicious thing to come out of the global Coronavirus pandemic is the concentration on good old home cooking. If my Facebook and Instagram feeds are any guide, a culinary renaissance has taken place on an epic scale. What does this have to do with Austin theatre, you ask? Well, Baking For Good, an organization of local theatre luminaries is what and their offerings not only fill your belly, they are food for the soul of our community as well.

BWW Feature: Theatre Folks Continue To Contribute To Austin Community - Jennifer Rose Davis: The Archive Theatre
July 23, 2020

Today I’d like to feature award winning costume designer and lauded director, Jennifer Rose Davis, whose generosity, creativity and community spirit has shone brightly during these dark times.

Austin Theatre Mourns The Loss of BroadwayWorld Austin's Frank Benge
March 17, 2020

BroadwayWorld Austin Senior Editor, Franklin Edward Benge passed away Saturday, March 14 at 11:37 AM.

BWW Review: TRADE WITH KLAN at Southwest Theatre Productions At Santa Cruz Theatre
January 22, 2020

Ah the good old days! Back when the sky was clear, the water was clean and the red, white and blue of the 48 star spangled banner still waved true. Only not so much for people of color and immigrants who came to the 'land of opportunity'. Prejudice and racism is as American as apple pie as Southwest Theatre Productions's world premiere of TRADE WITH KLAN by Donald E. Baker so clearly illustrates.

BWW Review: THE NICETIES - Jarrott Productions at Trinity Street Theatre
January 21, 2020

Do you remember your American history class? I know I do, I loved history. We were told that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were men of outstanding quality who believed that 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.a?? What we weren't told was that while writing these words, Thomas Jefferson owned over 600 African-American slaves. In addition, Jefferson had an enslaved mistress, Sally Hemings, with whom he fathered 6 children, who were in turn enslaved. Eleanor Burgess's play THE NICETIES takes on this type of historical discrepancy head on.

BWW Review: Broadway In Austin's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Hits Right In The Heart
December 11, 2019

If you have never seen Broadway smash hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, you're in for an emotional roller coaster wrapped up in a multimedia work of art.

BWW Review: ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Perfect Holiday Entertainment
November 27, 2019

ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL has been a holiday tradition in these parts for many years, and just when you think it can't get any better, Director Dave Steakley goes and does just that. He gives us bigger stars, better songs and a more topical message. I've been a fan of the show since I first reviewed it four years ago, but this year is the best ever, mostly due to the casting of Austin theatre legend Marc Pouhé as Scrooge.

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