On Our Stages
ZACH's 2013-14 Season
August 28, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Jaston Williams Writer and Actor Sarah Richardson Director Blair Hurry Costume Design Jason Amato Lighting Design Craig Brock Sound Design Scott Groh Properties Design Serrett Jensen Wig Design Jessica Borda Stage Manager
GREATER TUNA creator and star of ZACH's TRU, Jaston Williams shares a hilarious new play about his life on stage and behind the scenes. True stories like his first play in San Antonio, "Hamlet Con Queso," will keep you in stitches!
ZACH's 2014-15 Season
September 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Richard Rodgers Music Oscar Hammerstein II Book and Lyrics Margaret Landon Author of original “Anna and the King of Siam” Abe Reybold Director Allen Robertson Musical Director Greg Zane Choreographer Yuki Ozeki Associate Choreographer Matthew Webb Lighting Designer Alison Heryer Costume Designer Scott Groh Properties Designer Craig Brock Sound Designer Serrett Jensen Hair and Makeup Designer Lisa Goering Stage Manager
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
By Charles Dickens
A new musical version
Adapted and Directed by Dave Steakley
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
Featuring Kenny Williams
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, 2014 - March 1, 2014
A New Play By Rick Elice
Based Upon the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
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.
May 27, 2015 - June 21, 2015By four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally
Directed by Dave Steakley
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, 2015Concept 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
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!
October 10, 2014 - November 29, 2014Directed by Nat Miller
Written by Arnold Lobel
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.
February 27, 2015 - April 25, 2015Directed by Nat Miller
Written by Stiles and Drewe
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!
April 17, 2015 - May 23, 2015Directed by Nat Miller
Written by Rupert Reyes
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.
November 28, 2014 - December 28, 2014
Written by Steve Murray
Directed by Richard Robichaux
Starring Martin Burke
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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