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ZACH's 2014-15 Season
September 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
In its first Austin professional theatre staging in more than 25 years, the story of Anna and the King of Siam blossoms in a lush, new production created by ZACH, featuring lavish sets and costumes, Jerome Robbins' legendary choreography, and an international cast backed by a live orchestra. This beloved musical is slated for a Broadway revival in 2015, but you will experience it first at ZACH!
November 26, 2014 - 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.
January 28, 2015 - 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.
April 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the newest addition to its 2014-15 Season – The 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Play – ALL THE WAY. Based on Lyndon Baines Johnson’s prolific first year as President, ALL THE WAY is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and features a cast of 20 actors depicting many of the 20th Century’s most famous leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Governor George Wallace, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara and President Johnson himself.
May 27, 2015 - 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.
July 15, 2015 - 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!
November 28, 2014 - 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.
October 11, 2014 - November 29, 2014
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.
December 13, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Now in its 15th year due to popular demand and in the beautiful Topfer Theatre! 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.
January 24, 2014 - January 31, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015 - April 25, 2015
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!
April 17, 2015 - May 29, 2015
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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