Dave Steakley Zach Theatre

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...

Who Needs New York, London or Paris When You Can See Hamilton in Austin, Texas?

by Julie Tereshchuk on May 30, 2019

I love Mary Poppins. So, when I heard a remake of the classic movie was in the works, I wondered why. How could anyone improve on the 1964 film? Then I heard Lin-Manuel Miranda had...

Hamilton Finally Comes to Austin, Texas

by Marika Flatt and Selena Swartzfager on May 22, 2019

With worldwide fans and nearly 800,000 followers on Twitter, and about the same on Facebook, Hamilton, the Broadway phenom, needs no introduction. (By the way, you can find trending hashtags for #Hamilmoms, #Hamilkids and #Hamilgrads...

See Stunning Miss Saigon at Houston Hobby Center

by Julie Bonnin on May 2, 2019

Stacie Bono plays Ellen, the wife left behind by an American soldier during the Vietnam War in the new national touring company of Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway revival, Miss Saigon. It’s a challenging role, to say...

A Broadway Classic Revived: “Cats” Makes a Stop in Austin

by Britni Rachal on May 2, 2019

Now featuring updated design, direction and choreography for a new generation to enjoy, one of the biggest hits of theatrical history is making a stop in Austin May 7-12. Composed by the iconic Andrew Lloyd...

“Matilda The Musical” Brings Girl-Power to Austin’s ZACH Theatre

by Lisa Davis on April 29, 2019

“Matilda The Musical” is an uplifting, captivating tale filled with inspiration, kindness, humor, karma and, best of all, girl-power moments. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and several unforgettable stars, “Matilda” is a joyous...

At Austin Playhouse, Tackling History, Morality, Unknowable Truth with “Copenhagen”

by Nancy Miller Barton on April 16, 2019

The confluence of physics and politics are sometimes painfully difficult to keep apart. That simple, yet emotion-filled line offers valuable insight into the stage play “Copenhagen.” Werner Heisenberg is part of a trio of characters...

Sandy Beaches, Vivid Imagery & Social Empowerment in “Once on This Island”

by K. L. Romo on April 5, 2019

Experience warm breezes, cool sand, sapphire tides, and an epic story of love and empowerment in The Firehouse Theatre’s performance of “Once on This Island.” A young girl sacrifices everything for love and acceptance and...