ZACH's 2015-16 Season

So Close You Can Touch the Stars
ZACH Theatre creates one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences by and for Austin. Audiences tell us how much they enjoy the creativity and the uniquely-Austin spin we infuse into our work. Which is why ZACH is the top destination for outstanding, live theatre produced right here in Central Texas. We invite you to join us for a vibrant year of unforgettable, uniquely ZACH moments.

2015-16 Season:
EvitaTribesANN • One Man, Two GuvnorsBuyer and CellarMary Poppins

Holiday Extras:
A Christmas CarolThe Santaland Diaries

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
Mary Poppins

July 20-September 4, 2016

A Musical based on
the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original music and lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes

New songs and additional music
and lyrics by George Stiles
and Anthony Drewe
Directed by Dave Steakley
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
Starring Jill Blackwood and Matthew Redden
In the Topfer Theatre

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Everyone's favorite, practically perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, soars into the Topfer Theatre as ZACH's 2016 summer musical. Drawn from the ground breaking 1964 Disney film and the brilliant series of books, this delightful family musical features the unforgettable songs “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Dave Steakley and the creative team who brought you The Who's Tommy and A Christmas Carol will reinvent this beloved musical into a sublimely “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” new production – jam-packed with unforgettable theatrical magic!


Past Shows From This Season


Starring Holland Taylor
April 6-May 15, 2016

Written by Emmy-winner and
Tony Award®–nominee
Holland Taylor
Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein
In the Topfer Theatre

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Tough as nails. Funny as hell. Holland Taylor brings our brassy blue Governor Ann Richards back to vivid life in a tour-de-force performance direct from Broadway. ANN is an inspiring and hilarious new play that brings you face to face with a complex., colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. This Texas-sized story is a perfect fit for ZACH's Karen Kuykendall Stage where you'll be treated to an up close and personal visit with one of the most unforgettable personalities in Texas politics. “I do not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone'.”



September 30-November 1, 2015

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed and Choreographed by Nick Demos
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
In the Topfer Theatre

Experience passion and seduction in the seven-time Tony Award®-winning musical Evita, in an all-new production created by ZACH. Revered by her people as an advocate for the poor, Eva Perón climbed meteorically from the slums of Argentina to her role as beloved First Lady at the age of 27, and became one of the most powerful women in the world. Evita tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story through some of the theatre's most beautiful songs, including the unforgettable “Don't Cry for Me Argentina.”


The Santaland Diaries

November 25- December 27, 2015

By David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
Directed by Abe Reybold
Martin Burke and Meredith McCall


On the Whisenhunt Stage

He's baaaack! Don't miss the hilarious Martin Burke as the ever-irreverent elf Crumpet. David Sedaris' outlandish and true tale comes to life on the Whisenhunt stage as Crumpet shows what it takes to juggle tiny tots and staggering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. And to kick off the evening, chanteuse Meredith McCall and Martin take you on a sensational sleigh-ride of an all-new cabaret show created especially for ZACH. This merrily subversive and laugh ‘til you cry evening will delight any adult audience.


A Christmas Carol

November 25-December 27, 2015

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed
by Dave Steakley
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson


In the Topfer Theatre

The most popular show in ZACH's history returns to rock in the holidays! ZACH's fresh take on A Christmas Carol features three soulful Ghosts making a joyful noise, while moving our hearts with the Cratchit family's love and Ebenezer Scrooge's miraculous transformation. New hit songs and reimagined carols create an infectious spirit that has you dancing in the aisles. ZACH's inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved classic juxtaposes a traditional Victorian setting and gorgeous period costumes, with a modern musical score that spans genres and eras. Come celebrate the season in true ZACH style with this new Austin holiday tradition!



January 27-February 28, 2016

Written by Nina Raine

Starring Stephen Drabicki, Aaron Johnson, Babs George, Iris McQuillan-Grace, Ava L'Amoreaux, and Mitch Pileggi
In the Topfer Theatre

As the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued British family, sweet-natured Billy has spent much of his life feeling out of place. But when he meets a young woman on the brink of deafness, he finds out what it means to belong for the first time. This provocative and touching play is as much about the tyranny of language, as it is about the challenge of not being able to hear it.


One Man,
Two Guvnors

June 1-26, 2016

Written by Richard Bean
Songs by Grant Olding
Directed by Abe Reybold
Starring Martin Burke
In the Topfer Theatre

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It's the Swingin' Sixties and the easily-confused Francis Henshall attempts to keep his two employers (local gangster Roscoe Crabbe and upper class criminal Stanley Stubbers) from meeting and learning of his dual-employment. This Tony Award®-winning comedy is a modern take on Goldoni's classic play A Servant of Two Masters. It's a laugh-out-loud satirical romp of slapstick and one-liners, with a live Beatles-era Liverpool band that keeps the party rockin'!


Buyer and Cellar

June 8-August 14, 2016

Written by Jonathan Tolins
Starring J. Robert Moore
In the Kleberg Theatre

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Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes an outrageous job working in Streisand’s Malibu Barbra dream house in an underground mall housing her showbiz collections. One surprising day, the FUNNY GIRL herself comes downstairs to “shop” and, for Alex, icons who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But will this desperate actor ever be invited upstairs to Babs’ palatial estate? This giddily hilarious one-man play will have you doubled-over laughing, proclaiming “it’s like butta!"


ZACH Subscribers receive valuable perks including:
• The best seats in the house
• 6 Show for the price of five
• $5 off additional single tickets purchased
• Free parking
• Free ticket exchange privileges
• Lost ticket insurance
• and more!

Subscribing is easy:
By Phone: 512-476-0541 x1
In person at ZACH’s Box Office 202 S. Lamar Blvd, Mon. thru Sat., 12 noon to 7 p.m.
Season Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Schlotzskys
202 South Lamar - Austin, TX 78704 - Phone 512-476-0541
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