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


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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


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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



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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!


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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




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Q&A With Director Sarah Richardson – On Rude Mechanicals, ZACH Theatre & A WORLD PREMIERE With Jaston Williams. If you’re a fan of theatre in Austin you’ve certainly seen or at least heard of Jaston Williams, and of Rude Mechanicals.  This week, we had a chat with Rude Mechanicals Founder, […]

Q&A With Director Sarah Richardson


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Have you ever met a Video Designer? The Who’s Tommy, at ZACH Theatre, is a prime example of wonderfully clever video projection used to aid a story on stage. Here, Video Designer Stephanie Busing tells us about her process and inspiration: 1.  How does the role of a projection designer […]

Meet the woman who “painted the roses red”- Video Designer, ...


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Summer is half-way over and by now, you’ve probably had your fair share of trips to the pool, outdoor bbq gatherings and maybe even a watermelon seed-spitting contest or two…But what about indulging in that which is at its most rampant, magical and free in the summertime? Your imagination! At […]

Thriving Imaginations At ZACH Summer Camps By Cassadie Petersen



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If you’ve seen The Who’s Tommy here at ZACH Theatre you already know- the cast is, without exception, incredible. One of the standout roles in this action-packed and very emotional show is that of Young Tommy, played alternately by 10-year-old Will Sendera and 9-year-old Diego Rodriguez. While they may be […]

The Deaf Dumb and Blind Kid: Q&A With Young Tommy