Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Austin Chronicle appears early this week, clearing its decks with articles on the top 9s in 2009. Of interest for theatregoers:
Robert Faires' list of Top 9 Theatre Productions of 2009 That Did Ascend the Brightest Heaven of Invention salutes bobrauschenbergamerica, Spring Awakening, Dionysus in 69, House of Several Stories, The Psyche Project, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Jungle, Black Snow + Murder Ballad Murder Mystery, and The Last Five Years + Shooting Star. Faires gives "honorable mentions" to Spaceman:Dada:Robot, Arthuriosis, The Grapes of Wrath, the Method Gun, I've Never Been So Happy, and Confidence Men's Improvised Mamet.
Wayne Alan Brenner's list of Top 9 Creative Arts, Ah, Things I Was Lucky Enough to Experience This Year includes The Method Gun, Mr. Z Loves Company, The Jungle, and Arthur Simone's Dear Frailty.
Barry Pineo offers a list of the Top 9 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2009: Dionysus in 69, Murder Ballad Murder Mystery, House of Several Stories, Shooting Star, Killer Joe, La Bohème, Rabbit Hole, The Pajama Game, and As You Like It at the Scottish Rite Theatre.
Elizabeth Cobbe identifies the Top 9 Ways to Decorate a Set: Three Days of Rain, Black Snow, Cyrano de Bergerac, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Henry V staged by Robert Faires, The Jungle, the puppets for The Long Now, The Music Man and (in case you missed it in first place!) Three Days of Rain.