Friday, January 22, 2010

Upcoming: John and Jen, Penfold Theatre at Hideout Theatre, February 4 - 21

Click for ALT review, February 8

UPDATE: Unsigned review at, February 8

UPDATE: Review by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin at Statesman A360 "Seeing Things" blog, February 8

UPDATE: Click for Michael Lee's interview with Michael McKelvey on KUT's "Arts Eclectic," with music from the production (2 min.)

Received directly:

stages its fourth production at the Hideout Theatre:

john & jen

directed by Michael McKelvey
with music by Andrew Lippa and lyrics by Tom Greenwald
February 4 – 21. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m, Sundays at 5 p.m.

john & jen takes audiences on a forty year journey from the mid-50s to mid-90s, exploring the relationships between brothers and sisters, and parents and children, during four decades of change. With a cast of only two persons, john & jen is a tour-de-force for two actors who take Jen and John from childhood, through adolescence and beyond.

Featuring Sarah Gay and Andrew Cannata. Artistic team includes David Utley (sets), Glenda Barnes (costumes), Steve Saugey (piano) and Trevor Detling (percussion).

Penfold theatre at the Hideout Coffee House & Theatre, 617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701.
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Students, Seniors and Groups; $10 Student Rush. Buy tickets online at or call (800) 838-3006.

The production features some of Austin's brightest musical theatre talent: Andrew Cannata (
The Pajama Game, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Sarah Gay (Grapes of Wrath, The Cherry Orchard) and stage/music director Michael McKelvey (Evil Dead, Sweeney Todd, The Last Five Years).

Read more at . . . .

Penfold Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to opening and operating a professional theatre in the north Austin metro area. It is the first professional theatre specifically dedicated to serving the over 350,000 residents in north Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Georgetown and Leander. In addition to its mainstage productions, Penfold offers a variety of education and outreach programs. For more information, visit

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