Jesus Christ Superstar: 50th Anniversary Tour Launches in Austin

by Britni Rachal on September 30, 2019

Rock opera and Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar is beginning a 50-market North American tour, and the launch is at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall October 8-13. Set against the extraordinary series of events during the...

Cats: Another Mesmerizing, Memorable Hit From The Firehouse Theatre

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on September 11, 2019

The Firehouse Theatre - a gem of the Dallas scene - showcases stunning theatrical might in yet another hit, the award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Cats,’ directed by Mark Mullino. This all-singing, all-dancing musical has...

Super Sleuth Sherlock Holmes Opens Austin Playhouse Season

by Sarah Ribeiro on September 11, 2019

A Victorian mental asylum. A thrilling arch nemesis. And, the inimical detective duo of Holmes and Watson. What better way for Austin Playhouse to celebrate their 20th anniversary? Written by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, ‘Holmes...

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...