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Connor Barr has been seen in multiple productions in the Greater Austin Area. He attended The McCallum Fine Arts Academy for high school and is currently a senior at The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre. (read complete bio)
LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Opens December 6 At Gallery Players Photo LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Opens December 6 At Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

This December, Gallery Players will present the third production of its 53rd season, Little Women: The Broadway Musical; book by Allan Knee; music by Jason Howland; lyrics by Mindi Dickstein; based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal Photos With GREASE at TexARTS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal Photos With GREASE at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

TexARTS presents the classic teen musical Grease! See photos from rehearsal below!

TexARTS Presents GREASE Photo TexARTS Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

The TexARTS Professional Series begins the 2018/2019 season with Grease, the beloved rock n' roll musical celebrating friendships, fast cars, and first loves. The musical written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey plays July 13 - 29, 2018 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. 

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos from GREASE Presented by TexARTS Photo Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos from GREASE Presented by TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

TexARTS presents GREASE, July 13 - 29, 2018, Directed by Kasey RT Graham Choreographed by Christopher Shin, Band Leader Stacie Agnew

TexARTS Presents GREASE Photo TexARTS Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The TexARTS Professional Series begins the 2018/2019 season with Grease, the beloved rock n' roll musical celebrating friendships, fast cars, and first loves. The musical written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey plays July 13 - 29, 2018 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. 

Cast Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at ZACH Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George.  With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George plays ZACH's Topfer Stage from May 30-June 24, 2018 under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley with musical direction by Allen Robertson.

Cast Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at ZACH Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George.  With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George plays ZACH's Topfer Stage from May 30-June 24, 2018 under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley with musical direction by Allen Robertson.

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE A Delightfully Near Perfect Musical Treat Photo BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE A Delightfully Near Perfect Musical Treat
by Frank Benge - Dec 8, 2017

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a parody of 20's musicals with a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a show within a show told by a middle-aged, asocial Broadway musical fan, known only as Man in Chair (Scott Shipman). Seeking to cure his 'non-specific sadness', he listens to a rare recording of the fictitious 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As he listens to this cast recording, the characters appear in his crowded, tiny apartment, and it is transformed into an impressive Broadway set with footlights, period furniture, painted backdrops, shiny drapes and glitzy costumes. Man in Chair provides a running commentary throughout the show from the stage, and although he is onstage with the characters, he is invisible to the players. THE DROWSY CHAPERONE debuted in 1998 in Toronto and opened on Broadway in 2006. The show won five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards. It is a loving valentine to a time when shows had only the barest of plots serving to showcase the songs.

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Austin Playhouse is Lighthearted Fun.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Jun 1, 2017

GUYS AND DOLLS is presented by Austin Playhouse as part of their 2016-2017 season. Directed by Don Toner and with musical direction by Susan Finnigan, this musical theatre gem tells the story of rolling the dice and taking a gamble on love. The musical, based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, originally premiered on Broadway in 1950 with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It went on to win the Tony in 1950 for Best Musical and was later adapted into the 1955 film starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN Charming Family Friendly Musical
by Frank Benge - Nov 7, 2016

LITTLE WOMEN is a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland. Workshop productions were presented at Duke University in 2001 and 2004 and the Broadway production opened at the Virginia Theatre on January 23, 2005. Based on the classic 1869 Louisa May Alcott semi-autobiographical novel, LITTLE WOMEN focuses on the four March sisters: aspiring writer Jo (Lilly Lane Stafford), romantic Meg (Caroline Kinnamore), the easily hurt Amy (Maddie Dennison), and kind Beth (Emily McIntyre) as well as their beloved Marmee (Maddrey Blackwood.) The women are at the family home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away during the Civil War. The musical begins with Jo trying to sell her stories in New York but soon brings Jo back home. While the events and timing of things aren't exactly the same as in the novel; Allan Knee's script, for the most part, is expertly condensed Alcott retaining the spirit of the characters. Jason Howland's music is pleasant, if rather unmemorable, riffing musical theatre numbers out of period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles; supported by Mindi Dickstein's rather unmemorable lyrics. The end result feels like a lesser known Rogers & Hammerstein musical. It's just good old fashioned squeaky clean family fun.

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight.

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Superb, Sublime Sondheim
by Frank Benge - Jun 19, 2016

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has been produced in the West End, by opera companies, and in a 2009 Broadway revival. It was adapted for film in 1977. It received Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.

THE WILD PARTY to Run 11/20-12/5 at Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Wild Party, November 20-December 5, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY Reminds Us That No Party Lasts Forever
by Frank Benge - Nov 23, 2015

THE WILD PARTY is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. Based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March poem of the same name, the show is about the masks that people wear culturally and the removal of those masks over the course of a party. The 2000 Broadway production was originally presented as a series of vaudeville sketches, with signs at the beginning and the end that announced the next scene with a show card propped on an easel at the side of the stage. In this UT Department of Theatre and Dance production, that device has been abandoned. The piece, in this incarnation, uses a vaudeville straw hat act to bookend the production at open and close. The remainder of the show, for the most part, is the actual party and I found the device to be most effective putting more heart into the piece than the original concept did.

THE WILD PARTY to Run 11/20-12/5 at Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Wild Party, November 20-December 5, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

THE WILD PARTY to Run 11/20-12/5 at Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Wild Party, November 20-December 5, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

BWW Reviews: Summer Stock Austin Presents Charming INTO THE WOODS
by Frank Benge - Aug 3, 2015

Summer Stock Austin has been a part of the Austin theatre scene since 2005. Annually, college and high school students from across Texas meet to mount several productions with professionals from Austin and around the country in a one-of-a-kind experience. They work as a traditional 'stock' company; each member performs, designs, builds, and assists on the various aspects of theatrical productions. Similar programs charge high school students tuition, but Summer Stock Austin not only offers the experience to all participants free of charge, many of the college students work as mentors throughout the process. Led by a host of professionals with experience ranging from Austin to Broadway, students begin making invaluable connections as they embark on their professional careers and gain firsthand knowledge of working in a professional setting.

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Austin Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week!

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Austin Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year!

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Austin Awards - Susan Branch Towne Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.

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