TexARTS Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSTexARTS Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

The TexARTS Professional Series presents Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. Performances take place October 4-20, 2019 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

BWW Review: ZACH's THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Sings with Charm and ShineBWW Review: ZACH's THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE Sings with Charm and Shine
by Joni Lorraine - May 2, 2019

In the bittersweet end, Klook and Vinette are loving, lovable and loved. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE At ZACH TheatrePhoto Flash: THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE At ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the cast for the Texas premiere of the soulful musical lovestory, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette, running April 24 - May 26, 2019 in The Kleberg. After making a triumphant American Premiere last year at the Horizon Theatre, Musical Director Christian Magbywill join this production with direction by ZACH's Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. The Ballad of Klook and Vinette has a Book by Che Walkerwith Music and Lyrics by Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Announces Cast of THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTEZACH Theatre Announces Cast of THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the cast for the Texas premiere of the soulful musical lovestory, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette, running April 24 - May 26, 2019 in The Kleberg.  After making a triumphant American Premiere last year at the Horizon Theatre, Musical Director Christian Magbywill join this production with direction by ZACH's Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. The Ballad of Klook and Vinette has a Book by Che Walkerwith Music and Lyrics by Anoushka Lucas and Omar Lyefook. (more...)

BWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of UsBWW Review - ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Cures The Scrooge in All of Us
by Joni Lorraine - Nov 29, 2018

Over 100 new people move to Austin every day. And before you wonder why I've started a theatre review with that statistic, it means 36,500 new Austinites have not seen ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This perennial favorite, running at ZACH every Christmas season for the last three million years (Okay, really, what is it now, four years?) adds much merriment to the Austin holiday season, and Austin theatre in general. It showcases the best of our community, and is top notch entertainment for those looking to bask in the joy of the holiday season. It's a perfect show to share with the family in town for the holiday - and a great representation of Austin's talent for the newcomer. (more...)

The Holidays At ZACH Theatre Bring The Best Of The Seasonal Spirit For EveryoneThe Holidays At ZACH Theatre Bring The Best Of The Seasonal Spirit For Everyone
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

ZACH Theatre brings three great seasonal shows for everyone to share this 2018 Holiday Season. ZACH's rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol will return to The Topfer at ZACH for the fifth year November 21-December 30 with exciting new songs and new cast in addition to returning favorites. David Sedaris' ever-irreverent and giddily-cynical Macy's elf Crumpet is back with a new Crumpet, running on The Whisenhunt December 5-December 30. ZACH Theatre's Moody Theatre for Families Series brings back Holiday Heroes this season due to popular demand for two shows, December 8 and 15. (more...)

'Hillcrest' Rock Opera/Comic Book To Be Released This Friday at Wizard World Austin'Hillcrest' Rock Opera/Comic Book To Be Released This Friday at Wizard World Austin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Austin-based rock artist Jonathon Zemek gears up for the official release of his comic book/rock opera project 'Hillcrest' this weekend. The album part of the project will be out everywhere music can be streamed/bought - including Austin's own Waterloo Records - while the comic book can be purchased at this link, or at Zemek's booth at this year's Wizard World Austin convention starting this Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday Sept. 23 at the Austin Convention Center. 'Hillcrest' can be found at booth 1032 in Artist Alley at Wizard World Austin. At the booth, merchandise, CDs and books will be available and Zemek will be joined by 'Hillcrest' illustrator Chris Rogers on Friday and Sunday, who will be live-sketching for interested patrons, as well as producer Matt Smith and vocalist Andrea Lindzey on Saturday. For tickets to Wizard World Austin, please see here.  (more...)

Glide Magazine Premieres Single DEATH OF ME From Austin's Own Comic Book/Rock Opera Project HILLCRESTGlide Magazine Premieres Single DEATH OF ME From Austin's Own Comic Book/Rock Opera Project HILLCREST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Soul-rock, Austin-based musician Jonathon Zemek premieres the new single 'Death of Me' from the multimedia project 'Hillcrest' today with Glide Magazine. The premiere can be found here. 'Death of Me' is the second single off 'Hillcrest,' and features Matt Smith, the album's producer, on vocals. 'Hillcrest' is a rock opera with an accompanying comic book depicting a fictional coming of age story penned by Zemek and Smith. The project will be released Sept. 21, 2018, premiering at the Wizard World Austin pop culture convention (taking place Sept. 21-23 and located at the Austin Convention Center). At Wizard World Austin, people can meet Zemek and see and purchase the comic book as well as the album. 'Hillcrest' features Guy Forsyth, Malford Milligan, Matt Smith, Andrea Lindzeyand Roderick Sanford who lend their voices to characters in the story of 'Hillcrest,' while the book is illustrated by local street artist Chris Rogers. For more information, please see here.  (more...)

Spectrum Theatre Company Presents a Staged Reading of JUNETEENTH CHRONICLES by Abena Edwards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Spectrum Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Juneteenth Chronicles by Abena Edwards from June 16th-17th at The AISD Performing Arts Center. This new play will inspire, enlighten, and forever alter audience member's view of Juneteenth, the official Emancipation Holiday. (more...)

Austin-Based Musician Jonathon Zemek Announces Multimedia Project HILLCREST 9/21 ReleaseAustin-Based Musician Jonathon Zemek Announces Multimedia Project HILLCREST 9/21 Release
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Co-founder of Austin-based band Soul Track Mind Jonathon Zemek announces a multimedia project depicting a fictional coming of age story entitled 'Hillcrest.' The project includes an album featuring Guy Forsyth, Malford Milligan, Matt Smith, Andrea Lindzeyand Roderick Sanford who all portray the vocal characters in the story of 'Hillcrest,' giving voices to the art of an accompanying comic book illustrated by local street artist Chris Rogers. Both the album and the comic book are set to release Sept. 21, 2018 with an official release show that evening. Details for the show are to be announced. For more information, please see here.  (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is Energetic, Must-See Fun at TexArtsBWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is Energetic, Must-See Fun at TexArts
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Feb 22, 2018

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is a fun, energetic, must-see production with a powerhouse cast and performances. Whether you are already a fan of Leiber and Stoller's classic hits or are just looking a great show, this rollicking revue makes the drive to Lakeway well worth the trip. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW - Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Austin (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEPhoto Flash: First Look at TexARTS' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

TexARTS closes its record-breaking box office season with the Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. This tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration featuring 40 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including 'Hound Dog,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Spanish Harlem,' 'On Broadway,' 'Kansas City,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Fools Fall in Love.' Smokey Joe's Cafe plays on stage February 15 - March 4 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

TexARTS Announces SMOKEY JOE'S CAFETexARTS Announces SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

TexARTS closes its record-breaking box office season with the Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. This tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration featuring 40 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including 'Hound Dog,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Spanish Harlem,' 'On Broadway,' 'Kansas City,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Fools Fall in Love.' Smokey Joe's Caf plays on stage February 15 March 4 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

TexARTS' Closes Record-Breaking Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFETexARTS' Closes Record-Breaking Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

TexARTS closes its record-breaking box office season with the Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. This tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration featuring 40 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including 'Hound Dog,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Spanish Harlem,' 'On Broadway,' 'Kansas City,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Fools Fall in Love.' Smokey Joe's Caf plays on stage February 15 March 4 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)

BWW Review: Dickens Meets 'Glee' in ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A ROCKIN' FAMILY MUSICALBWW Review: Dickens Meets 'Glee' in ZACH's A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A ROCKIN' FAMILY MUSICAL
by Frank Benge - Dec 9, 2017

Who doesn't know the story of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'? The story is drummed into our heads every holiday season from the moment we're able to process speech. The story has been adapted a staggering number of times for film, stage, opera, and other media. 'A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas', is most commonly known simply as 'A Christmas Carol' and was first published in 1843 with that first edition selling out by Christmas Eve. Remarkably, it has never been out of print and by the end of the first year, thirteen editions had been released. It has been translated into several languages. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge (Harvey Guion), an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Roderick Sanford) and the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Kenny Williams), Present (Chanel), and Yet to Come (Roderick Sanford). Their visits transform Scrooge into a kinder and gentler man. (more...)

Cast Announced for ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLCast Announced for ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition is back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row. A Christmas Carol plays on stage in the Topfer Theatre November 22 December 31, 2017 with HARVEY GUION returning to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. ZACH Theatre's A Christmas Carol combines new hit songs and reimagined carols with traditional Victorian setting and costumes. (more...)

Cast Announced for ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLCast Announced for ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition is back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row. A Christmas Carol plays on stage in the Topfer Theatre November 22 December 31, 2017 with HARVEY GUION returning to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. ZACH Theatre's A Christmas Carol combines new hit songs and reimagined carols with traditional Victorian setting and costumes. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at TexARTS is A Rip-Roaring RompBWW Review: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at TexARTS is A Rip-Roaring Romp
by Scott Shipman - Aug 21, 2017

Director Sarah Gay has deftly manipulated this show so that it works very well in the intimate theater out in Lakeway, and she has crafted a bright, entertaining piece that is full of fun and embraces a sense of stubborn nostalgia for small town Texas. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Opens Tonight at TexArtsPhoto Flash: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Opens Tonight at TexArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a political satire full of flirty fun and gusto. Based on a true story, the show recounts the heyday and demise of the infamous "Chicken Ranch."  (more...)

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