Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dionysus in 69, open rehearsal, Rude Mechanicals, October 29

Rude Mechs Austin TX

Dionysus in 69 Rude Mechs Austin TX

Rude Mechs is proud to present a one-night-only open rehearsal of Dionysus in 69, our re-enactment of The Performance Group's radical 1968 re-imagining of The Bacchae.

In December 2009, Rude Mechs faithfully recreated the original Performance Group production, using Brian de Palma's filmed version of the play as well as the 1970 book, Dionysus in 69, as source materials.

Please join us on Monday Oct 29th to celebrate the god and gear up for our November tour to New York Live Arts in NYC, where we'll victoriously return this legendary work to its original birthplace, 44 years after its premiere.

Monday, October 29, 2012, 8 p.m.
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo St., Austin, Texas 78702 (click for map)Tickets: $10 (only 50 seats available)
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Dionysus in 69 was the first production in Rude Mechs' Contemporary Classics series, focused on producing exact re-enactments of significant, experimental performances from the 60's, 70's, and 80's that radically influenced the work of contemporary performance artists, dancers, and theatre makers. Because all performances are ephemeral, and avant-garde performances even more so, most people never experience these germinal works. Rude Mechs remounts these productions as closely as possible to the originals to share these works with our Austin audience, to educate ourselves, and to celebrate 40 years of experimental (and "environmental") theatre, by experiencing and learning about Dionysus in 69 in the deepest way - through its performance.

"'Dionysus in 69' is strong stuff, but anyone who wants to know where the modern theatre is going will have to see it."---The New York Times, June 7, 1968

"Cunning. Joyful. Transcendent. Theatre at its absolute best." Austin Chronicle, 2009

The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Rude Mechs invites you to attend and be moved by the spirit of 69: feel free to wander throughout the room, disappear and reappear, participate in the fun or fade into the background. We encourage respectful interaction. Photography of any kind will get you booted, your camera confiscated and your pictures deleted.

NOTE: All seating is on wooden platforms accessed by wooden ladders or on the floor. There are no chairs. If you need special accommodation, please let us know 24 hours ahead of time. Thanks!

WARNING: Nudity and adult content. No one under 18 will be admitted without a guardian.

Opportunity: Mime Workshop with Michael Lee, Austin Mime Theatre at the Vortex, October 9

Austin Mime Theatre

Mime and Physical Acting Workshop
with Michael Lee

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7 until 9 p.m.

at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. (click for map)
“Mime and Physical Acting” offers actors the skills to physically inhabit any character they play. Using techniques of dynamo rhythms and corporeal acting from Etienne Decroux, character attitudes developed by Marcel Marceau, contra energy from Polish master Stefan Niedzialkowski, and numerous other in-depth physical acting techniques from around the globe, Michael Lee synthesizes it into a form of acting that stimulates performers and ignites audiences. Working in this way helps actors decide how much to physically support their speaking parts, when to play “rich” and when to play “poor,” as explored in the work of Jerzy Grotowski. The intensity of the breath work alone will deepen any actor’s approach to acting. When combined with spacial dynamics, suspension of the mime actor and progressive/digressive movement, any actor will find him/herself much better prepared.

The workshop is physically challenging. Participants should dress comfortably for movement.

$20/person; $30/2 friends together. To register, please email

See you there!

Live Theatre Opening in Austin and in (*) San Antonio, October 1 - 6 , 2012

Austin Live Theatre

Opening This Week
in the Austin - (*) San Antonio region
October 1 - 6, 2012
Click images for additional information
In Austin . . .

The Best Man Paradox Players Austin Lend Me A Tenor Texas State University
Macbeth EmilyAnn Wimberley TX
MACBETH with Bridgit Farias and Aaron Alexander, EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley

Crazy Love Charles Bukowski Austin Community College
Man Who Planted Trees Jean Giono Exchange Artists Austin TX
Mariachi Girl Roxanne Schroeder-Arce Teatr Vivo
The Matchmaker Thornton Wilder Vandegrift High School TX
Medieval Macabre Baron's Men Austin TX
Moonlight and Magnolias Penfold Theatre Austin TXMystery of Irma Vep Silver Spur Salado TX
THis - Uh - Body
Boogie Monster Mash Woodlawn Theatre San AntonioForever Plain Dream A Little Palace Seguin TX

Rocky Horror Cameo Theatre Sharon Needles San Antonio

Open Sesame Kyle Gillette Overtime Theatre San Antonio


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Penfold Theatre Seeks Actress for It's A Wonderful Life, October 16

Penfold Theatre TX is looking for Sally Applewhite, a radio actress who plays Mary Hatch. Mary is the sweetheart of George Bailey (played by Judd Farris). Audition Saturday, October 13th between 10am and noon. Where: City Theatre (3823 Airport Blvd #D, Austin 78722) Map it. Pay: All roles are paid. How do I schedule a time? Please email Stephanie Delk at

It's a Wonderful Life, a live radio show is a cherished holiday tradition for families across America. Playwright Joe Landry has re-imagined the movie and set it in 1946 at fictional radio station KPNF. A cast of radio actors has gathered at Christmastime to give a broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life. The numerous sound effects, which create the mood and add detail to the play, are performed live by the actors. Back by popular demand after a sold out run in 2011, George Bailey's timeless story of hope in the face of economic hardship and disappointment is as uplifting and poignant now as it has ever been. 

This production, directed by Nathan Jerkins, will play at Rice's Crossing Store from November 29th to December 23rd. For more information, please visit the show's webpage. Read a full synopsis of the plot here. If you are only available during certain times, please tell us so. We will send you a confirmation email with your audition time. What should I prepare? Sides from the play will be attached to your confirmation email. You are welcome to memorize your sides, but you are not required to. We are more concerned with seeing you act truthfully as the character. We also ask that you bring a copy of your headshot and resume. When are callbacks? The date and time for callbacks are TBD.

2012-2013 Children's Theatre Season for Scottish Rite Theatre

Scottish Rite Theatre Austin TX

2012 - 2013 Season for Children's Theatre

Now Playing
September 22 - October 28
(click for info)
Really Rosie Sendak Scottish Rite Theatre AUstin TX
December will bring a special
production of Junie B Jones in
Jingle Bells Batman Smells.
Junie B. Jones Scottish Rite Theatre AUstin TX
2013 will bring Farfalle by T.P.O.
(Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione),
a distinguished international
visual theater company from Italy.
Audiences will enter a spellbinding
world of digital wonder in this
unusual and amazing theatrical
spectacle for young people.
Beautiful botanical images and

captivating rainforest sounds
emerge from every direction when
a simple stage morphs into a
magical playground that
responds—in real time—to the
graceful movements of two dancers.
Even bigger thrills come when
young ones from the audience
are invited to touch and explore
the glowing, interactive garden
themselves. The evolution from
caterpillar to butterfly has never
been so brilliantly staged.
Farfalle Teatro di Plazza o d'Occasione Scottish Rite Austin TX
In April, the theater will present
an adaptation of Pippi Longstocking
with original music by SRT Artistic
Director Emily Marks.
Pippi Longstocking Scottish Rite Theatre AUstin TX
We'll have Emmy-nominated
Sesame Street performer Leslie
Carrera performing Wake Up
Your Weird in May!
Leslie Carrera Wake Up Your Weird Scottish Rite Theatre Austin TX
And finally, we will close out
our summer with Charlotte's Web
with puppetry!
Charlotte's Web Scottish Rite Theatre Austin TX

Friday, September 28, 2012

Siggi Ragnar's images of A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, Trinity University, San Antonio, September 28 - October 6

A Bright Room Called Day Tony Kushner Trinity University
(image: Siggi Ragnar)

A selection of dress rehearsal photos by Siggi Ragnur for

A Bright Room Called Day

by Tony Kuschner
directed by Susanna Morrow
September 28 - October 6
Stieren Theatre, Trinity University (click for directions)(click for map)

A genre-defying mixture of absurd humor, serious drama, and political thriller, the play examines the nature of evil and the role of the artist as activist. In Weimar Germany, an idealistic group of artists naively assumes they can stop Hitler's juggernaut through art and political action. Ultimately, the friends must choose paths they'll take: resistance, compromise, exile, or compliance.

A Bright Room Called Day Tony Kushner Trinity University San Antonio TX
(image: Siggi Ragnar)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shakespeare Master Class with Rodney Cottier, Austin Shakespeare, October 6

Austin Shakespeare TX

FREE Shakespeare's First Folio Master Class with Rodney Cottier of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Saturday, October 6, 3 - 6 p.m.
Waller Creek School, located at 4100 Red River (41st St. and Red River).
Click to sign up via eventbright (limited to 40 participants - 26 available as of 10:30 p.m., September 27)

Rodney Cottier
Rodney Cottier (via Seattle Shakespeare)
Austin Shakespeare is pleased to sponsor Rodney Cottier, Head of the Drama School at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, for a once in-a-lifetime FREE Master Class on Shakespeare’s First Folio. This practical, interactive workshop covers the history of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; explores questions of Elizabethan staging in contemporary performance; delves into Shakespeare’s First Folio; and uses these discussions to approach Shakespeare’s text by working select scenes from the complete plays, with special attention to the opening of King Lear. No special preparation is required, but if they can, participants should please bring copies of Shakespeare’s complete works, any edition.
Interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun, this class runs 3 hours and is geared to all levels of experience, with something in it for everyone – from those just starting out, to old pros. As space is limited to 40 participants, please do not register for this event if there is a chance you won’t be able to attend.
About Rodney Cottier: Rodney has thirty-one years experience as a stage director and teacher of stage combat, acting and text at LAMDA, were he has directed twenty-five plays from Shakespeare’s canon. He has also taught in the US as a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut and Citrus College, Los Angeles, as well as conducting an annual workshop tour of top North American universities (to date he has visited twenty-seven states), focusing on Shakespeare’s First Folio. As a fight director, Rodney has worked at Shakespeare’s Globe as Master-of-Fight, choreographing several productions including Mark Rylance’s Hamlet, as well as at the Royal Opera House, English and Welsh National Opera, the National Theatre Studio and many regional theatres.
Location:Saturday, October 6, 2012, Noon - 3 pm at Waller Creek School, located at 4100 Red River (41st St. and Red River). Enter from 41st St. through iron gates and proceed over small bridge. The Auditorium is the first building on the right.

Upcoming: The Importance of Being Earnest, University Theatre Guild, UT-Austin, October 26 - 28

University of Texas UTG


The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28
Jester Auditorium, Jester Hall, University of Texas

(Click to go to the AustinLiveTheatre front page)

This Week: Shakespeare and the Law, panel at the University of Texas with scenes from The Merchant of Venice, September 28

From the on-line magazine from UT Law:

Shakespeare and the Law:

Scenes and a panel on legal issues in The Merchant of Venice, September 28

Actors from Spirit of Shakespeare, a University of Texas student organization; the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, under the direction of Fran Dorn; and Hidden Room, an Austin-based original practices company under the direction of Beth Burns, will perform versions of the courtroom scene from The Merchant of Venice as part of a panel discussion titled “Is that the Law?: Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice,” on Friday, September 28, 2012, in the Eidman Courtroom at the University of Texas School of Law from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law.

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Jamail Pavilion adjacent to the Eidman Courtroom in the Law School’s John B. Connally Center. (See Maps and Directions.) The panel, which includes the performance, starts at 7:00 p.m.

This year, four panelists will discuss legal and related issues central to The Merchant of Venice. They are:
  • Alan Friedman, professor of English, coordinator of Actors from the London Stage, and faculty advisor for Spirit of Shakespeare at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Angela Littwin, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Law
  • James Loehlin, director of Shakespeare at Winedale and professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin
  • James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English, Columbia University
Spirit of Shakespeare (SOS) is a group of University of Texas students involved in promoting Shakespeare programs on campus and in the community. For several years now, the SOS players have performed scenes from the annual Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS) play and have helped to augment and elucidate the Shakespeare and the Law panel discussions.
Shakespeare and the Law grew out of the AFTLS residency, a familiar and regular part of the University’s Shakespeare offerings since 1999, and a conference on “The Law and Other Performing Arts” held at the Law School in 2002. AFTLS, a London-based theatrical touring company, brings its unique educational and theatrical program, which features a troupe of five classically trained actors from major English theaters, to this campus and city for week-long residencies every year.

Upcoming: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Graczyk, City Theatre, October 25 - November 18

City Theatre
City Theatre, Austin



October 25 – November 18. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street. For reservations, call 512-524-2870 or e-mail General seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Thursday all seats $10. Group and student discounts.

Ed Graczyk’s stirring play set in a small West Texas town dime store where the Disciples of James Dean reunite for the twentieth reunion in honor of their hero’s death. The ladies' reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth when Dean filmed Giant years earlier in nearby Marfa. As the emotions and heat builds, the arrival of a stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments changing their lives forever.

Come Back to the Five and Dime Graczyk City Theatre AUstin

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Just Outside Redemption by Dennis Bailey, Theatre en Bloc at the City Theatre, September 14 - 30

Just Outside Redemption

by Michael Meigs

In his current All Over Creation essay in the Austin Chronicle Robert Faires muses over the moral dilemma you face when your theatre friends come to you after a performance you didn't particularly care for and expectantly await your reaction. Faires has been on both sides of that dilemma, for in addition to his roles as a reviewer, critic and arts writer he's an actor and a director, opening his staging of the comedy Moonlight and Magnolias for Penfold Theatre next week.

The opening paragraph above might make the Theatre en Bloc folks flinch, but please be reassured, everyone. That's not where I'm going with this. What intrigued me about Faires' meditation wasn't the dilemma he discusses but rather the reason that it occurs at all.

What I've learned through four years of theatre reviewing in Austin is that live theatre is community, whether it's happening on the polished and ever-better-financed stages of the Zach where they changed the logo last year to include the motto "Austin's Theatre" or at the "seat-of-the-pants" productions like Chris Fontanes' Stage that I reviewed last week. Your response to your performer friend, acquaintance or family member really does matter, because you have bonded with that individual both in the world outside and by participating and witnessing the stage experience. In the best of cases, you've even had the close up and personal experience of making theatre art with that performer somewhere else at some other time, investing yourselves in that common, perhaps communal, perhaps community experience.

That doesn't happen with touring shows or national media. After all, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman probably don't give a rat's ass about what you, personally, think about the Sherlock films from BBC and PBS.

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Opportunity: Single sword/dagger classes with Toby Minor in Round Rock

Single sword/dagger combo workshop in Round Rock with Toby Minor

Sword and dagger from

There will be four classes. Class will be Sunday evenings Sep 30, Oct 7 and 14 from 5-7pm. The last class is Oct 21 from 1-3 pm. Cost is $100. I take credit cards or checks. Limit 8 students (12 and up). Please call me at (512) 909-0254 if you want to register. Workshop is in Round Rock, right off I35 and toll road 45. 

Toby MinorYou will be partnered up and work on a scene for the last class. This way it becomes both an acting exercise and safe violence training. Please join us. We'd love to have you.

About the instructor: Toby Minor is an actor combatant, certified with the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) and received his B.A. training from NMSU. He also holds black belt level in BudoTaijutsu (Ninjitsu), which makes him a real-life Ninja. Toby teaches classes all over Austin and has choreographed fights for various shows around town, including Rose Rage with Hidden Room (for which he just received a B. Iden Payne nomination for best fight choreography), Medieval Macabre with The Baron's Men, Big Love with Shrewd Productions (for which he just received a B. Iden Payne nomination for best fight choreography), The Three Musketeers with Leander High School, Hamlet with Austin Shakespeare (for which he received a Falstaff award nomination) and Hamlet with Black Swan Productions, True West with DYS theatre, I Hate Hamlet with the Georgetown Palace Theater, and Lear at the Vortex (for which he was nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award for outstanding fight choreography), among many others. Film Choreography credits include, among others, Haze, and Omniscience with Stage Left in Chicago.

Opinion: Robert Faires Asks, 'What If You Really Hated the Performance?'

Austin CHronicle, Texas

Robert Faires, arts editor of the Austin Chronicle
Robert Faires (photo: Leon Alesi)

All Over Creation

When the Truth Hurts

After suffering through a friend's lousy show, is honesty the best policy?

by Robert Faires, Sept. 27, 2012

We've all been there – well, all of us who have friends or loved ones in the arts, anyway: waiting for a relative/BFF/significant other after having just seen his or her latest creative endeavor and the damn thing made you nod off/go postal/lose the will to live. What do you say to someone you're close to when you feel like a project they were a part of – or (horrors!) solely responsible for – left a stink to make a rancid egg and sulphur soufflĂ© smell like Nana's home-baked bread? Do you give it to them with both barrels, trusting in the strength of your relationship to heal whatever emotional or psychic damage your 12-gauge honesty will inflict? Do you lie, swallowing whole your critical distaste (or revulsion, as the case may be), and offer up an unequivocal pair of thumbs pointed skyward? Or do you seek some middle ground, a remark that's hazy enough to sound like a compliment yet leaves you enough wiggle room to be neutral in expressing an actual opinion? The time spent weighing that decision can be supremely uncomfortable, even excruciating, not least because it's as close as many of us ever come to a true moral dilemma.

The matter resurfaced recently among a group of actors I was with, as one had just found herself caught again in its discomfiting grip. She'd seen a play because she knew someone in it, and she hadn't liked it – I mean, really hadn't liked it – and was torn about what to tell her actor friend once he emerged from the dressing room. She didn't want to be hurtful, and yet her response to the show was so negative that she didn't feel right chirping to him, "It was great!" This quandary, while difficult for anyone, whether they're in the arts or not, seems especially vexing for theatre people. They take a certain pride in their strong opinions and feel any moderation of their candid response chips away at their integrity. But because they know firsthand how much positive audience reactions mean to performers – it directly affects their work onstage, after all – and how crushing it can be to hear even a lukewarm appraisal of one's efforts, they're loath to dish out such cruelty to their fellow artists' faces. (Behind their backs? Now that's another story.)

Read more at the Austin Chronicle. . . .

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Auditions in Fredericksburg for 1940s Radio Hour, October 6 and 7

Fredericksburg Theatre Texas

1940s Radio Hour Fredericksburg TX

Audition Notice! 1940′s Radio Hour Auditions will be October 6th and 7th @ 2 pm 

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg (click for map). No appointment necessary.

Production dates: December 13 – 23, Thurs., Fri., Sat at 7:30, Sun 2:00 pm
Please be prepared to provide conflicts for rehearsal dates from October 22 – closing night, December 23rd

There will be no rehearsals Nov. 21 – 25.

Please have a song prepared – preferably from that era. If you have accompaniment, please bring it with you.
8 – 9 male roles ages 20 – 65; 5 female roles ages 17 – 45. 

Click 'for a list and description of characters and more information about auditioning at

Upcoming: Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, Texas State University, October 11 - 14

Texas State University San Marcos


Doubt Texas State Geoffrey Douglas
(Poster design: Geoffrey Douglas)

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Claire Parker
October 11th – 13th @ 7:30 pm and 14th @ 2:00 pm
PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas

Tickets: $10 general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID.
Box Office: For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.
Tickets will go on sale beginning: Monday October 8th at 10:00 am

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, in this powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

Additional Information: Please contact (512) 245-2147

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Upcoming: (*) Interruptions by Burton Bumgarner, S.T.A.G.E., Bulverde, October 12 - 28

STAGE Bulverde TX logo

by Burton Bumgarner
directed by Julia Cammack

Thursdays - Sundays, Oct 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28

(no Sunday matinee on opening weekend)
Spotlight Theatre and Arts Group Etc, Inc. (S.T.A.G.E., Inc.)

Optional meals are available before the performances at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Curtain is at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinees on October 21 and October 28 ar
Show tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 62+) and $10 for students, cash or check, no credit cards. 
This comedy is about a writer of romance novels who suddenly suffers from a bad case of writer's block and accidently deletes the first eight chapters of his boom....and is continually interrupted by a host of visitors including a cantankerous plumber, a homeless woman selling magazines, a nervous pizza delivery person, a Girl Scout, an irate boxer, etc.

From Spring Branch: JOEY AUSTIN
From Bulverde: LINSEY BARED
Assistant Director: GINI SKURSKI

For More Information:
Contact Persons: Zada Jahnsen/Charlotte Miniard (830) 438-2339.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

B. Iden Payne Committee Austin TX
The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is pleased to present the 2011-2012 B. Iden Payne Award Nominees. These artists have made outstanding theatrical contributions to the Austin community and we thank them.

Join us, Monday, October 29th, 2012, 7pm at the New Topfer Theatre at ZACH, as we recognize the recipients of the 38th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards. We also are pleased to welcome Guest speaker Council Member Laura Morrison as she shares with us the impact of the Theatre and the Arts in Austin and how we, as practitioners and supporters may continue to elevate the impact of both.

Become a subscriber of BIPAC today and receive both your 2011-2012 Nominations Ballot and one General Admission ticket to the ceremony.

Congratulations to the nominees and thank you to our supporters. Bravo!


Outstanding Production
  • The Aliens (Hyde Park Theatre)
  • Now Now Oh Now (Rude Mechanicals)
  • The Orchid Flotilla (Glass Half Full Theatre)
  • Riddley Walker (Trouble Puppet Theatre Company)
  • Rose Rage (The Hidden Room)
Outstanding Direction
  • Beth Burns (Rose Rage)
  • Daria Davis (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • Connor Hopkins and Jeanine Lisa (Riddley Walker)
  • Shawn Sides (Now Now Oh Now)
  • Ken Webster (The Aliens)
Outstanding Lead Actor
  • Jon Cook (Evan) The Aliens
  • Joseph Garlock (Dragon, Loserboy) The Dragon Play
  • Jude Hickey (K.J.) The Aliens
  • Jonathan Itchon (Joshua) Corpus Christi
  • Sam Mercer (Carmine) Housebreaking
Outstanding Lead Actress
  • Kim Adams (Narrator) The Pavilion
  • Babs George (Kate Keller) All My Sons
  • Caroline Reck (Woman) The Orchid Flotilla
  • Erin Treadway (Cleo) The Twelfth Labor
  • Nikki Zook (Karen Wright) The Children’s Hour
Outstanding Featured Actor
  • Travis Dean (Jakob Engstrand) Ghosts
  • Joey Hood (Jasper) The Aliens
  • Sam Mercer (Soranzo) ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore
  • Michael Slefinger (Giuliano) Big Love
  • Rommel Sulitl (Man) The Dragon Play
Outstanding Featured Actress
  • Elizabeth Bigger (Magda) Housebreaking
  • Stephanie Carll (Paulina) The Winter’s Tale
  • Vanessa Marie (Nurse Susie Monohan) W;t
  • Martina Ohlhauser (Jacqueline de Severac) Murder on the Nile
  • Breanna Stogner (Tchiripacha, Edie, Eliza) The 21 Would-Be Lives of Phineas Hamm
Click to view nominations in additional categories: Play for Youth, Music Theatre, Comedy, Technical and Special Awards

Monday, September 24, 2012

Upcoming: Mama Mia, That'sa Murder by Dave Cortez, Woodlawn Theatre, September 29, October 13 and 27

Woodlawn Theatre San Antonio TX


Times: Saturdays @ 6:00PM Sept. 29, 2012 Oct. 13, 2012 Oct. 27, 2012
Tickets: $39.95/Person Includes dinner salad, build-your-own pizza OR pasta, non-alcoholic beverage. Price does not include tax or gratuity.
Additional Website for the Show:

Woodlawn Theatre, in conjunction with Deco Pizzeria, are serving up some tasty meals and zesty comedy with 'Mamma Mia: That'sa Murder', a "Godfather" spoof set at Don Tortellini's daughter's wedding reception, where at the end of the first act, the Don mysteriously dies. With a cast of 6 talented actors, the audience is encouraged to participate to figure out who done it and why.

Patrons arrive to the restaurant at 6:00PM to check in and receive table assignments. Appetizers are served and dinner orders taken at roughly 6:30PM after everyone has been seated. The show begins at 7:00PM. Dinner salads are served during the first act, and at intermission, dinner will be served.

Act 2 introduces the detective who begins questioning the actors on their motives for killing the Don. The detective thickens the story by layering up some loopy plot twists, and it's then up to the audience to figure out who the killer is. The actors will visit the tables to answer questions and give their own opinions of who they think did it. Then the killer will be revealed.

As this is an interactive show, there will be opportunities for audience members to volunteer for a dance, or even assume the role of a character in the show. No rehearsal necessary! Prizes will be given out as well for participation, clever answers, and even catching actors flub their lines. With all the fun in store, this is surly a dinner murder mystery you won't want to miss!
6 talented actors portray Italian family. Audience participates as guests to the wedding reception.

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Lion King Touring Company Tickets on Sale September 28

Lion King touring company

Broadway Across America-Austin and Texas Performing Arts

The long awaited return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING

January 16 – February 10, 2013
Tuesday–Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Additional matinee performance Thursday, January 17 at 1 p.m.

Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX

TICKETS: Start at $29. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. and are available at the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at For groups of 15 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail

Disney Theatrical Productions, Broadway Across America-Austin and Texas Performing Arts announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. Austin’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Bass Concert Hall stage on Wednesday, January 16 through Sunday, February 10.

THE LION KING will play Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with an additional matinee on Thursday, January 17 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices start as low as $29. Additionally, Premium Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m., tickets will be available at the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at For groups of 15 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail
The North American touring production of THE LION KING has been seen by more than 14 million theatergoers and grossed over $928 million to date. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its return to Austin’s Bass Concert Hall.

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