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Please note: Only ages 5 and up are permitted at ZACH main stage productions.



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By Charles Dickens • A new musical version Adapted and Directed by Dave Steakley • Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

November 26-December 28, 2014

Spectacular holiday carols and surprising time-bending classics whisk your family on a captivating ride with the three soulful, rockin’ ghosts in Scrooge’s transformative dream. This inspiring, original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic features a traditional Victorian setting and gorgeous period costumes, but with a musical score that spans genres and eras, from rousing gospel to rock-n-soul favorites, and from nostalgic harmony classics to contemporary hits. Just like the music in the films Moulin Rouge, Scrooged and The Great Gatsby, ZACH’s A Christmas Carol is infused with a playful, joyous and heartfelt celebration of the season.

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By Steve Murray • Directed by Richard Robichaux • Starring Martin Burke

November 28-December 28, 2014

In a tour-de-force performance, award-winning actor Martin Burke is back by popular demand, playing all 37 characters from the beloved holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life, including George Bailey, Mary, Clarence the Angel and Old Man Potter. This comical romp underscored by tenderness is a joyous gift for ZACH audiences of all ages.




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A New Play By Rick Elice • Based Upon the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson • Directed by Michael Baron

January 28-March 1, 2015

This swashbuckling pirate story tells what happened before a young orphan became the boy who never grew up—the boy we know as Peter Pan. The five-time Tony® Award-winning play will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight to Neverland! In an evening of madcap fun, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.

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By four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally • Directed by Dave Steakley

May 27-June 21, 2015

A provocative, beautiful new play about who we are and who we love…today. At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.

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Concept by Donald McKayle • Based on the Music of Duke Ellington • Music and Dance Arrangements by Lloyd Mayers • Vocal Arrangements by Malcolm Dodds and Lloyd Mayers

July 15-August 23, 2015

Welcome to Harlem’s famed Cotton Club in this stylish, brassy musical celebration of Duke Ellington’s greatest musical hits. A full on-stage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like “Mood Indigo,” “Take the A Train,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Never before produced in Austin!

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October 11-November 29, 2014
ZACH's Kleberg Stage • Ages 3 and up

Written by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Nat Miller

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this Tony-nominated musical. This whimsical show follows two great friends waking from hibernation, planting gardens, raking leaves, sledding and learning life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.


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December 13, 2014 - December 20, 2014
ZACH's Topfer Stage • Ages 3 and up

Written and Directed by Shaun Wainwright

Now in its 15th year due to popular demand and on the beautiful Topfer stage!  In this hilariously fun holiday sing-along, students get into the holiday spirit with Ernie and Rufus. Celebrate the season with singing, laughter and holiday cheer for all


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Saturday January 24 & Saturday January 31, 2015
ZACH's Kleberg Stage • Ages 7 and up

Written and Directed by Caroline Reck

An innovative and thought provoking play that shows the effects of climate change on distinct environments around the globe. Before your eyes, puppeteers transform miniature landscapes to demonstrate the effects of drought, flood and melting ice caps on the earth’s human and animal inhabitants. The tiny characters are driven to find solutions to these challenges — as population centers shift, they must rebuild, rethink and re-imagine cultural mindsets about how we live on Earth.  The production is created by Caroline Reck for Glass Half Full Theatre and presented by ZACH.



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February 26-April 28, 2015
ZACH's Kleberg Stage • Ages 3 and up

Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Directed and Choreographed by Abe Reybold

From the same Broadway composers as Honk! and Mary Poppins, this American premiere of this Stiles and Drewe musical is a curly tale not to be missed! Take three little piglets, their devoted single-parent mom, and a misunderstood Big Bad Wolf, and you’ve got the perfect “Great Big Little Broadway Show” for audiences ages 3 and up. Filled with humor, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

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April 17-May 29, 2015
ZACH's Whisenhunt Stage • Ages t and up

Written by Rupert Reyes
Directed by Caroline Reck
Produced in collaboration with Teatro Vivo

Cenicienta is a bilingual stage-adaptation of the tale of Cinderella, infused with puppetry, Mexican culture and humor.  Cenicienta learns to embrace her culture, familia, and the power of language to unlock her true potential.  This production is in collaboration with Teatro Vivo.



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