Back by Popular Demand, Les Misérables to Dazzle Austin

by Britni Rachal on September 4, 2019

They’re calling it “Les Mis for the 21st century.” September 10, glorious new staging and dazzling reimagined scenery will debut in Austin, with the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables for one week...

Hilarious and Historic, “Ann” Draws Crowds to ZACH Theatre

by Britni Rachal on August 7, 2019

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” Motivating, uplifting, powerful, comical and with several thought-provoking underlying messages – that’s ZACH Theatre’s latest production of Holland Taylor’s...

Lopsided Love Stories: “A Little Night Music”

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on August 5, 2019

Theatre Frisco presents a story of attraction, affairs and, inevitably, sex. “A Little Night Music,” though recipient of four Tony Awards, is a lesser-known piece by the celebrated Stephen Sondheim. The decorated composer is considered...

5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About RENT & Why You Should Go See It

by Gabi De la Rosa on July 31, 2019

Houston’s summer is meandering its way into the hottest part of the year, but theatergoers will stay cool both figuratively and literally at the 20th Anniversary tour of RENT at The Hobby Center. In 1996,...

A World Premiere for Theater Enthusiasts: McNally’s Latest Opens at ZACH

by Britni Rachal on July 1, 2019

Unique, dark, mysterious, slightly comical and set against an intriguing historic backdrop. That’s how I would best describe American legend Terrence McNally’s newest play, which received a standing ovation during its premiere at Austin’s beloved...

Austin Playhouse’s “The Book of Will”: The Men Who Saved Shakespeare

by Lisa Davis on June 20, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without the renowned plays, the illustrious sayings or the eloquent quotes of William Shakespeare but, at one time, this unfathomable possibility was headed towards reality had it not been...

Five Minutes With Kaena Kekoa of the Broadway Musical “Aladdin”

by Gabi De la Rosa on June 20, 2019

Houston is gearing up for another exciting Broadway musical hitting the stage this summer. Disney’s “Aladdin” opened on Broadway in 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years,...

Texas Essentials: Dave Steakley, Zach Theatre’s Beloved Artistic Director

by Lisa Davis on June 5, 2019

How do you hang on to the soul of an icon in a city that is booming beyond belief? That's the daily challenge for Dave Steakley. A native of Grandview, Texas, Steakley first came to...

A Moving Musical of Joy and Sorrow: “Bright Star”

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on May 31, 2019

The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch triumphs yet again while making history, showcasing the DFW regional premiere of the acclaimed bluegrass musical “Bright Star.” The celebrated hit made its Broadway debut in 2016, garnering several...