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Silence! Or You’ll Miss A Joke! By Olin Meadows
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Silence! Or You’ll Miss A Joke! By Olin Meadows

What happens when you put a classic crime / suspense thriller movie into the world of musical theatre? MAGIC! That is what you get! Currently Doctuh Mistuh productions is presenting Silence! The unauthorized Silence Of The Lambs Musical Parody at The Austin Playhouse Highland Theatre. This production directed by Dr. Michael McKelvey is comedy at … Continue reading

Swimming In The Deep End With Salome by Pearson Kashlak
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Swimming In The Deep End With Salome by Pearson Kashlak

There’s a common phrase used in defense of experimental art that I’ve grown to detest that goes, “But that was the point”. It frequently pops up when discussing a performance immediately after witnessing it, and the phrase never fails to be irksome. The statement suggests that the shortcomings of a production can be overlooked if … Continue reading

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The Glass Menagerie Needs Polishing – By Pearson Kashlak

Memories are typically biased in our favor. Despite what certainties we believe there tend to exist inaccuracies rooted in the heightened emotions of the moment in question. Such is the case with Tennessee Williams’s landmark play, The Glass Menagerie, which opens with the declaration that states “the play is memory”, thus coining the term memory … Continue reading

Practically Perfect…. That IS Mary Poppins at ZACH! by Olin Meadows
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Practically Perfect…. That IS Mary Poppins at ZACH! by Olin Meadows

Practically perfect in every way. That is how Mary Poppins describes herself in the musical by the same name currently on stage at Austin’s own ZACH theatre.  This production definitely fits that description. From the opening lines to the final curtain Mary Poppins is an exceptional piece of musical theatre. Now I want to include … Continue reading

A Sweet Dream… A Midsummer’s Night Dream at City Theatre By Pearson Kashlak
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A Sweet Dream… A Midsummer’s Night Dream at City Theatre By Pearson Kashlak

No playwright in history is more ubiquitous than William Shakespeare. From scholars of the arts to lackadaisical students dreading his name, just about everyone in the Western world is familiar with the Bard and his work. As a result, no author’s work is tweaked more than his. Countless settings, dates, genders, and just about all … Continue reading