ZACH's 2012-13 Season

This is the Moment DREAMS are Realized!

PLUS ...
A New Summer Musical

The Premiere Season in ZACH's New Topfer Theatre is a dream come true — a world premiere, an American musical with a full orchestra for the first time, a beloved classic made new, an international concert guest star and the biggest, snowiest holiday favorite of all time!

Join us as we raise the bar to create unforgettable moments that will thrill, inspire, delight and engage you like never before!


Mad Beat Hip & Gone

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."
Jack Kerouac

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Written and Directed by STEVEN DIETZ (Becky's New Car, Shooting Star) • Co-Commissioned by the UT Department of Theatre and Dance

April 3-April 28, 2013

Steven Dietz, the most-produced playwright in America who also calls Austin home, is creating this World Premiere specifically for ZACH's first season in the Topfer. In the late 40's and early 50's, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady famously went "on the road." But what about Danny Fergus and Rich Rayburn -- the young guys in the car right behind Jack and Neal, the guys whose history never ended up in books? What were these kids searching for in those "mad days" of "gone kids" trying so hard to be hip? With live jazz and exuberant theatricality, this valentine to American wanderlust chronicles our rich and elusive dreams.

Plays in ZACH's Topfer Theatre


"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it. It's our dreams that carry us."
from Harvey


Martin Burke

Lauren Lane

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May 15 – June 16, 2013

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "Austin's favorite actor" (The Austin Chronicle), Martin Burke stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a happy-go-lucky chap with a kind word for everyone he meets, especially his invisible best friend, a six-foot tall rabbit named "Harvey." When Elwood's social-climbing sister decides to have him committed, this delightful play embarks on a madcap discovery that is by turns hilarious and endearing. Maybe our dreams are more important than we ever imagined.

Plays in ZACH's Topfer Theatre


Soon to be Announced

And, New Season Extras ...


"A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat: he stores up a lot of poison."
Truman Capote


Jaston Williams

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January 10 – March 10, 2013

Greater Tuna star Jaston Williams inhabits Truman Capote in a virtuoso performance of the charming, acerbic, fragile and enigmatic writer. In this one-man tour de force, Williams' astonishing portrayal of the In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's author is by turns hilarious, vulnerable and confessional. The audience becomes confidants to Tru's trademark wit and honesty. Packed houses, standing ovations and waves of laughter characterized this show in its initial run 12 years ago when it became the hottest ticket in town. This production promises to be even more fun!

Plays on ZACH's Whisenhunt Stage

Goodnight Moon


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(Theatre for Youth production)
Adapted from the book MARGARET WISE BROWN and CLEMENT HURD • Book, music, and lyrics by CHAD HENRY

January 31 - March 22, 2013

Step into the Great Green Room as one of the most iconic children’s books of all time is brought to life. In this lively musical, Bunny’s room magically comes alive with stunning puppetry, tap dancing bears, and even a trip through the night sky with a constellation light show. For ages 3 and up.

Plays on ZACH's Kleberg Stage

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