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BWW Review: ZACH Theatre's  A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Perfect Holiday Entertainment Photo BWW Review: ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Perfect Holiday Entertainment
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 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.

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ZACH Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look At A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

ZACH Theatre presents Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returning to The Topfer at ZACH for the sixth year November 20-December 29, 2019 with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley.

Photo Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's LIFESPAN OF A FACT Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

he Broadway hit play The Lifespan of a Fact, based on the true story between essayist John D'Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal, opens at Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) November 1, 2019 and runs through November 16, 2019. Tickets for this production can now be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or visiting tickets.pioneertheatre.org.

Full Cast Has Been Announced For ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Full Cast Has Been Announced For ZACH Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returning to The Topfer at ZACH for the sixth year November 20a?"December 29, 2019 with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. MARC POUHE stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and ZACH's soon-to-be Janis Joplin this season, Tony-nominated MARY BRIDGET DAVIES as Ghost of Christmas Present.

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Photo Pioneer Theatre Company Presents THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The Broadway hit play The Lifespan of a Fact, based on the true story between essayist John D'Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal, opens at Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) November 1, 2019 and runs through November 16, 2019. Tickets for this production can now be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or visiting tickets.pioneertheatre.org.

Cast Announced for Steven Dietz's Adaptation of DRACULA Photo Cast Announced for Steven Dietz's Adaptation of DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the cast for Steven Dietz's new work Dracula, the 2019a?"20 season opener for ZACH's Mainstage Series.

BWW Review: Comical and Stranger Things at Play in MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at Red Mounta Photo BWW Review: Comical and Stranger Things at Play in MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at Red Mountain Theatre Company
by David Edward Perry - Jul 13, 2019

This is a production with much attention to detail and talent. 'Matilda' is delightfully joyful, and unpleasant at the same time. The sweet with the sour is a delicate combination to make in any dish or story. Red Mountain Theatre Company delivers this delightfully structured tale about a brilliant five-year-old girl gifted with a little extra than the ordinary.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The world premiere of Immortal Longings at ZACH Theatre, the newest work by playwright and American Theatre Legend Terrence McNally starring Steven Epp as Sergei Pavlovich Diaghliev and Wyatt Fenner as Vaslav Nijinsky; directed by Peter Rothstein; and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder, will play The Topfer at ZACH.  Performances begin June 12 with an Official Opening date of June 20and running through July 14.

Austin Critics Table Announces 2018-2019 Award Nominees Photo Austin Critics Table Announces 2018-2019 Award Nominees
by Frank Benge - May 13, 2019

After considering hundreds of live stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions in Austin between the dates of May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019, members of the Austin Critics Table have announced their nominees for outstanding dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre with the nominees for the 2019 Critics Table Awards.

ZACH Theatre Announces Cast of IMMORTAL LONGINGS Photo ZACH Theatre Announces Cast of IMMORTAL LONGINGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Immortal Longings, the newest work by playwright and American Legend Terrence McNally.

Review Roundup: Did Critics Think MATILDA Brought Her Magic to Zach Theatre? Photo Review Roundup: Did Critics Think MATILDA Brought Her Magic to Zach Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened at Zach Theatre in Austin on April 3 and is running through May 12, 2019.

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Joyously Magical Photo BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Joyously Magical
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 11, 2019

Roald Dahl's novel, MATILDA was published in 1988 to join his other popular children's books; among them, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE WITCHES and BFG. In 2010 The Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned a musical version and MATILDA THE MUSICAL was born in London's West End. ZACH's production includes two youth casts, I had the opportunity to see the 'Young Orange Cast'.

VIDEO: First Look At ZACH Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: First Look At ZACH Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

 ZACH Theatre announces cast for the Austin premiere of the Tony Award-winning hit, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running April 3 - May 12, 2019 in The Topfer.  Based on the much-loved children's book by Roald Dahl, featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and a Tony Award-winning book by Dennis Kelly, ZACH's Associate Artistic Director Abe Reybold and Director of Education Nat Miller will co-direct this riotously uplifting musical that will make audiences of all generations burst with joy.

World Premiere Of Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS Comes to ZACH Theatre Photo World Premiere Of Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS Comes to ZACH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

ZACH Theatre announces the world premiere of Immortal Longings, the newest work by playwright and American Legend Terrence McNally. Previews begin June 12 with an Opening Date of June 20 and will run through July 14 in The Topfer at ZACH. The world premiere of Immortal Longings is a thoroughly revised version of Fire and Air which premiered at the Classic Stage Company (CSC) in New York City in the winter of last year.

ZACH Theatre Announces Cast of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo ZACH Theatre Announces Cast of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

 ZACH Theatre announces cast for the Austin premiere of the Tony Award-winning hit, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, running April 3 - May 12, 2019 in The Topfer.  Based on the much-loved children's book by Roald Dahl, featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and a Tony Award-winning book by Dennis Kelly, ZACH's Associate Artistic Director Abe Reybold and Director of Education Nat Miller will co-direct this riotously uplifting musical that will make audiences of all generations burst with joy.

BWW Review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Mary Moody Northen Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
by Jesse Griffith - Feb 20, 2019

The Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers has been told, retold, produced and reimagined in countless ways in its 175-year history. This production is a marvelous retelling of the story from playwright Megan Monaghan Rivas with what I would term a gender-blend cast (versus gender-blind). It is a tight, witty and thoroughly entertaining revisit of this timeless tale.

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is Truly En Photo BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is Truly Enjoyable
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 3, 2018

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a joyous delight of a holiday offering, deepening the story of the characters we know and love while offering a new romance to root for.

PTC Announces MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo PTC Announces MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a charming sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The production runs from November 30 through December 15, 2018.

BWW Review: MIDDLETOWN Crackles With Wit and Sparkles With Style Photo BWW Review: MIDDLETOWN Crackles With Wit and Sparkles With Style
by Frank Benge - Oct 4, 2018

MIDDLETOWN is an essentially plotless play by Will Eno, which was the winner of the 2010 Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play. Like Thornton Wilder's Our Town before it, MIDDLETOWN looks at our existence between life and death, or, the middle. What MIDDLETOWN achieves that Our Town doesn't, at least for me, is that it succeeds through a crackling wit and the usual Eno word play to remind us that it is the every day minutiae that make us all human. It also is a refreshing reminder that we all need to stop and take the time to appreciate just how achingly painful yet weird and wonderful life here as a human truly is.

BWW Review: ONCE is a Visually Beautiful and Lyrical Love Story Photo BWW Review: ONCE is a Visually Beautiful and Lyrical Love Story
by Frank Benge - Sep 26, 2018

ONCE is an eight-time Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical from 2012, based on the 2007 Academy Award¬ģ-winning film of the same name by John Carney. It is running now on ZACH Theatre's Topfer Stage in the first Texas regional theatre production. ONCE is a contemporary love story about a complex and decidedly odd relationship that is driven by the power of music to connect people. ONCE is the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who are drawn together by their shared love of music. Their surprise friendship and eventual collaboration, heightened by the raw emotion of the music they create together, evolves into a powerful but extremely complicated romance. What makes this musical even more unusual is the fact that the cast also serves as the orchestra.

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