Cast Announced For ONCE At ZACH Theatre

Cast Announced For ONCE At ZACH TheatreZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the first Texas regional theatre production of the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Once, running September 19-October 28, 2018 in The Topfer.

Speaking to Austin's live music roots, ZACH's Topfer lobby will transform into an Irish pub, creating an immersive experience from start to finish. With direction by Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley, Musical Direction by Allen Robertson, Scenic Design by Broadway designer Donald Eastman, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and book by Enda Walsh, audiences will fall for this unexpected romance that features a talented ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage.

Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, Once is an enchanting, modern love story about the complexities of relationships and the power of music to connect us all. Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this unique theatrical experience, with breathtaking melodies by Glen Hansard of the Irish band The Frames, will have you falling in love from the very first note.

Most recently seen as Johnny Cash in last summer's hit Million Dollar Quartet, CORBIN MAYER returns to ZACH Theatre in the role of Guy. Additional casting includes Olivia Nice as Girl; BEN HULAN as Billy; Scotty Roberts as Da; CHRISTABEL LIN as Ex-Girlfriend; BEAU MOORE as Andrej; GINNA DOYLE as Reza; Johnny Newcomb as Svec; Cami Alys as Baruska; ANYA GIBIAN as Bank Manager; and Luke Linsteadt as Emcee/Eamon.

Directed by Dave Steakley, the production team also includes ALLEN ROBERTSON as Musical Director, CASSIE ABATE as Choreographer, Donald Eastman as Scenic Designer, Susan Branch TOWNE as Costume Designer, SERRET JENSEN as Hair and Makeup Designer, Sarah Maines as Lighting Designer with CRAIG BROCK as Sound Designer, SCOTT GROH as Properties Designer, and CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER as Stage Manager.

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar) Monday through Saturday, 12-5p.m. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $20 one hour before show time (with valid ID).

Bobbi and Mort Topfer are Presenting Sponsors of Once with Annette Renaud as Executive Producer and KMFA as a Supporting Sponsor.

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin's leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 250 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 128,000 Central Texans - 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit for more information.

ZACH Theatre's 2018-19 Season is sponsored in part by The Moody Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dell, and Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department, and Applied Materials.

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