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The art of Austin: People’s Gallery puts focus on local artists
 City Hall or art gallery? In Austin, we have both in the same space. The annual People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall opens its 2018 exhibition this weekend, featuring works from 102 Austin-area artists in an array of media. The free exhibition, the work of the city’s Cultural Arts Division, aims to spotlight local artists and...

Posted: 2 days ago

City Hall or art gallery? In Austin, we have both in the same space. The annual People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall opens its 2018 exhibition this weekend, featuring works from 102 Austin-area artists in an array of media. The free exhibition, the work of the city’s Cultural Arts Division, aims to spotlight local artists and...
Get a serving of musical nostalgia at ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’
 When it opened on Broadway in 1995, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” was a minor hit, running for more than 2,000 performances — the longest-running
            musical revue in Broadway history. Based on the music and lyrics of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the show is a true revue,
            with no unifying plot or theme...

Posted: 3 days ago

When it opened on Broadway in 1995, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” was a minor hit, running for more than 2,000 performances — the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. Based on the music and lyrics of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the show is a true revue, with no unifying plot or theme...
Filigree Theatre’s ‘A Delicate Ship’ looks at love in the shape of a triangle
 On the surface, Anna Ziegler’s “A Delicate Ship” has more than a passing resemblance to a soap opera scenario. Thirty-something
            couple Sam and Sarah are interrupted on Christmas Eve by Sarah’s childhood friend, Nate, who clearly harbors feelings for
            Sarah beyond simple friendship. Drama and...

Posted: 5 days ago

On the surface, Anna Ziegler’s “A Delicate Ship” has more than a passing resemblance to a soap opera scenario. Thirty-something couple Sam and Sarah are interrupted on Christmas Eve by Sarah’s childhood friend, Nate, who clearly harbors feelings for Sarah beyond simple friendship. Drama and...
‘The Father’ is a heartbreaking drama about an overlooked problem
 Florian Zeller’s drama “The Father” has been an international sensation in recent years, first winning the French playwright
            a Molière Award (the national theater award of France) for best play in 2014 and then coming to both the West End and Broadway
            in an English translation by Christopher...

Posted: 6 days ago

Florian Zeller’s drama “The Father” has been an international sensation in recent years, first winning the French playwright a Molière Award (the national theater award of France) for best play in 2014 and then coming to both the West End and Broadway in an English translation by Christopher...
Talented kids of ‘School of Rock’ make an otherwise lackluster production sing
 The 2003 film “School of Rock” — written by Mike White, directed by Austin’s own Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black
            — was a funny, heartfelt movie that cleverly deconstructed the Hollywood cliché of the “inspiring teacher,” as seen in films
            like “Dead Poets...

Posted: 7 days ago

The 2003 film “School of Rock” — written by Mike White, directed by Austin’s own Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black — was a funny, heartfelt movie that cleverly deconstructed the Hollywood cliché of the “inspiring teacher,” as seen in films like “Dead Poets...
Strong performances, dynamic visuals boost Zach Theatre’s ‘Curious Incident’
 Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was something of a phenomenon when it was first
            published. Both a critical success and a best-seller, it was released in separate editions for adult and young adult readers,
            and it generated acclaim from mental health experts...

Posted: 13 days ago

Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was something of a phenomenon when it was first published. Both a critical success and a best-seller, it was released in separate editions for adult and young adult readers, and it generated acclaim from mental health experts...
Bilingual play offers inclusive message for Austin children
 The Kindness Campaign is an Austin-area nonprofit organization that, according to its mission statement, aims to “inspire
            a new generation of kind leaders. Through classroom initiatives, interactive experiences and community involvement, TKC empowers
            students to recognize the transformative power of kindness...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Kindness Campaign is an Austin-area nonprofit organization that, according to its mission statement, aims to “inspire a new generation of kind leaders. Through classroom initiatives, interactive experiences and community involvement, TKC empowers students to recognize the transformative power of kindness...
Think Valentine’s Day sucks? House of Torment has a vampire-themed haunted house for you
 Does anyone really like Valentine’s Day? The restaurants are packed, the flowers are wildly marked up, the babysitters are all taken, and who needs that much chocolate so soon after the December holidays? Actually, I take that back ... we can always use more chocolate. Still, Valentine’s Day is just a made-up holiday. Not like...

Posted: 27 days ago

Does anyone really like Valentine’s Day? The restaurants are packed, the flowers are wildly marked up, the babysitters are all taken, and who needs that much chocolate so soon after the December holidays? Actually, I take that back ... we can always use more chocolate. Still, Valentine’s Day is just a made-up holiday. Not like...
Family-friendly ‘Finding Neverland’ charms but never quite soars
 The 2004 film “Finding Neverland” would not seem, at first blush, to be a natural fit for a Broadway musical comedy. Directed
            by Marc Forster, with a screenplay by David Magee based on Allan Knee’s play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan,” the movie starred
            Johnny Depp as the playwright J. M....

1:40 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The 2004 film “Finding Neverland” would not seem, at first blush, to be a natural fit for a Broadway musical comedy. Directed by Marc Forster, with a screenplay by David Magee based on Allan Knee’s play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan,” the movie starred Johnny Depp as the playwright J. M....
Austin choreographer Allison Orr awarded $50,000 grant
 Forklift Danceworks co-founder and artistic director Allison Orr — known for her creative productions that use everyday performers in unexpected
            spaces — is one of 45 artists and creators from across the country to be named 
            2018 fellows by the Chicago-based United States Artists. Orr is the only 2018 fellow...

1:24 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Forklift Danceworks co-founder and artistic director Allison Orr — known for her creative productions that use everyday performers in unexpected spaces — is one of 45 artists and creators from across the country to be named 2018 fellows by the Chicago-based United States Artists. Orr is the only 2018 fellow...
Austin Playhouse brings back timely, moving story of immigrant to small-town Texas
 I am a Jewish transplant to Texas who married a shiksa (a non-Jewish woman) from small-town Texas. Just last month, I related
            to my mother-in-law the story of Hanukkah, after which she told me that she didn’t understand why there has been so much prejudice,
            historically, against the Jewish people. At the time...

3:45 PM Monday, Jan. 08, 2018

I am a Jewish transplant to Texas who married a shiksa (a non-Jewish woman) from small-town Texas. Just last month, I related to my mother-in-law the story of Hanukkah, after which she told me that she didn’t understand why there has been so much prejudice, historically, against the Jewish people. At the time...
Austin gets to know classic musical ‘The King and I’
 If you look up the definition of “musical theater,” chances are you’ll see the pictures of two men — composer Richard Rodgers
            and writer/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. In just the past few years, Austin has seen major touring productions of multiple
            Rodgers & Hammerstein works, including...

4:27 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

If you look up the definition of “musical theater,” chances are you’ll see the pictures of two men — composer Richard Rodgers and writer/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. In just the past few years, Austin has seen major touring productions of multiple Rodgers & Hammerstein works, including...
‘People of Color Christmas’ a witty and aware holiday tradition
 Christine Hoang is something of a rarity among Austin playwrights: a creator of modernist, narrative dramas in the tradition
            of O’Neil, Miller and Williams. Her work eschews postmodern tricks and instead focuses on slow character-building and nuanced
            relationships, with a slam poem or musical number occasionally...

6:11 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Christine Hoang is something of a rarity among Austin playwrights: a creator of modernist, narrative dramas in the tradition of O’Neil, Miller and Williams. Her work eschews postmodern tricks and instead focuses on slow character-building and nuanced relationships, with a slam poem or musical number occasionally...
In Street Corner Arts’ latest play, when you’re here, you’re family
 Theater has the power to transport us to any place or time imaginable, from Elizabethan London to the wilds of the Arctic
            or the far distant future. Sometimes, though, it takes you to a failing Olive Garden in a stifling Midwestern town in order
            to reveal the truth about what it means to be a family. Contributed by...

5:12 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

Theater has the power to transport us to any place or time imaginable, from Elizabethan London to the wilds of the Arctic or the far distant future. Sometimes, though, it takes you to a failing Olive Garden in a stifling Midwestern town in order to reveal the truth about what it means to be a family. Contributed by...
‘A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast’ is charming, if old-fashioned, Christmas treat
 Writer/director George Seaton’s “A Miracle on 34th Street” (based on a story by Valentine Davies) was hardly destined to become
            a Christmas classic when it was released in June 1947. For one thing, it was, well, released in June, and the advertising
            tried to hide the fact that it was a Christmas movie...

8:04 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

Writer/director George Seaton’s “A Miracle on 34th Street” (based on a story by Valentine Davies) was hardly destined to become a Christmas classic when it was released in June 1947. For one thing, it was, well, released in June, and the advertising tried to hide the fact that it was a Christmas movie...
Jane Austen meets charming Christmas comedy in latest from Austin Playhouse
 If Jane Austen and Richard Curtis (writer/director of “Love Actually”) were to collaborate on an original story, it would
            look an awful lot like Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” Jess Hughes and Stephen Mercantel star in “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley...

6:50 PM Monday, Dec. 04, 2017

If Jane Austen and Richard Curtis (writer/director of “Love Actually”) were to collaborate on an original story, it would look an awful lot like Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” Jess Hughes and Stephen Mercantel star in “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley...
This giant Willie Nelson nutcracker is perfect for your holiday photo ops
 Sure, you could get a photo of your kid/dog/self with Santa this year, just like everyone else. Or, you could make sure everyone on Instagram knows that you’re from Austin by posing with a 10-foot-tall version of the Red Headed Stranger. You can find this Willie replica -- styled as a nutcracker, complete with a holiday-themed bandana...

8:38 PM Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Sure, you could get a photo of your kid/dog/self with Santa this year, just like everyone else. Or, you could make sure everyone on Instagram knows that you’re from Austin by posing with a 10-foot-tall version of the Red Headed Stranger. You can find this Willie replica -- styled as a nutcracker, complete with a holiday-themed bandana...
Holiday events that will get your season started right away
 The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. So, put away those turkey leftovers and get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at the...

6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend. So, put away those turkey leftovers and get ready to fa la la la la with your family and friends. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can make merry before the calendar turns to December. Mozart’s Christmas Light Show. The annual spectacular at the...
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