Conjuring some of history’s most significant political figures on stage is no small feat, but Costume Designer Michael McDonald is up for the challenge. Here, he shares thoughts on his design approach for ZACH Theatre’s Texas Premiere of the Tony Award-winning play All The Way. My design approach to All […]

All The Way- Costume Shop Insight

By Chad Dike, ZACH Theatre Performing Arts School Manager When I moved to Austin three years ago, I knew only a few things about this city. 1) It is “weird.” (Coming from DC, anything other than a suit and tie is weird.) 2) UT is HUGE.  (Hook ‘em… Did I get that right?) […]

The ZACH & IKEA Creative Spaces Challenge- Meet The Education ...

Earlier this month we had an opportunity to chat with A Christmas Carol actor Paul Sanchez regarding his character, Bob Cratchit. Paul and the rest of the cast had a hand in shaping their characters, inspiring the script with traditions and touches from their own personal lives and holiday customs. […]

From The Desk Of Bob Cratchit: A Q&A With Actor ...

By Nat Miller, ZACH Theatre Education Director As I approach the holidays and the end of our three month run of A Year With Frog and Toad, I have a lot to be thankful for.  I am thankful to work for an organization that while opening a new theatre found […]

ZACH Theatre’s Promise to Austin’s Students

Q: What was your inspiration for your adaptation of A Christmas Carol?   A: I wrote and directed Rockin’ Christmas Party, a musical review with just enough script to hold the songs together, and it became a big Austin holiday tradition for so many people — I did it for […]

Q&A With A Christmas Carol Director, Dave Steakley

The ZACH & IKEA Creative Spaces Challenge The ZACH & IKEA Creative Spaces Challenge kicks off on Monday, shining a spotlight on the rapid growth of the oldest theatre company in Texas. Interior designers, stagers, and organizers are challenged to use their creative imagination and an IKEA budget to help […]

The ZACH & IKEA Creative Spaces Challenge

Meaningful Mail From An Adoring Young Fan By Logan Fox I think we all remember growing up and learning some of our first life lessons with Frog and Toad. Arnold Lobel has a magnificent way of phrasing the simplistic lessons that are valuable for a child’s development and a kind […]

Toad Gets A Letter!

The pitch was to musicalize Margaret Landon’s popular novel Anna and the King of Siam. Cole Porter turned the idea down flat. So, British star Gertrude Lawrence switched gears and approached Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein about writing it as a vehicle for her. It wasn’t until they screened the […]

Abe Reybold’s Director’s Notes for THE KING AND I