Author Archives: Andrew Friedenthal

New year, new update

Heck, new decade even (sort of; we all know it technically doesn’t start until 2021)! But still the same old delays in updating this blog. Here’s my most recent articles/reviews from throughout December and January (so far): 10 favorite Austin … Continue reading

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Review: The Butcher of Baraboo is a bloody good time

Here’s this week’s second blog-only review—Street Corner Arts’ production of The Butcher of Baraboo. Street Corner Arts has been making a name for itself in recent years as an energetic company focusing on witty, complicated texts that put actors front … Continue reading

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Review: Austin Playhouse’s She Loves Me is a charming romance that shines most when the pace slows

I’ve got a two-fer of blog-original reviews this week! This is the first—She Loves Me at Austin Playhouse. Before getting into the meat of this review, though, I have a bit of a confession to make: She Loves Me is … Continue reading

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Q&A: Local playwright Christine Hoang hopes to see her screenplay Fly Girl soar

Many playwrights have made the leap from stage to screen, either adapting their own works or creating original new stories. Local award-winning writer (and producer/actress) Christine Hoang aims to be the next artist to make this transition with her new … Continue reading

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Review: “The Vineyard” is an ambitious, if flawed, mix of science fiction and spirituality

I’m particularly excited to present this new blog-only review of The Vineyard, the latest production from the Heartland Theatre Collective. Heartland is a relatively young company—this is only their third production in as many years, following late 2016’s Dust and … Continue reading

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Review: Capital T Theatre’s It Is Magic is, well, magic

Here’s another blog-only review—It is Magic, the latest offering from Capital T Theatre which, despite initial appearances, is a perfect Halloween treat. “It Is Magic” (playing through November 24th at Hyde Park Theatre) is the latest work by playwright Mickle … Continue reading

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October Updates

It’s been quite a busy October for me on several levels, so here’s one of my increasingly-frequent catch-up blogs with recent pieces for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360, including one of the biggest raves I’ve ever written! Why this ‘Jesus … Continue reading

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Review: Hang asks big probing questions, but provides few answers

Time for another blog-only review, this time of the premiere production from a new Austin-area company, Horizon Line Theatre! Hang, by debbie tucker green, is an elliptical play that asks its audiences questions as much through what is left unsaid … Continue reading

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Zach’s bloodless ‘Dracula’ is sexy but lacks bite

I’ve just come from the premier of the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is one of the greatest pieces of live theater I’ve ever seen. But that review will run tomorrow, and I’ll post it soon … Continue reading

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A few STATESMAN Pieces

September and October are always busy times for Austin theater, so here’s a few more recent pieces (with still more to come in the next few weeks): Theater Q&A: What a teen girl might feel watching ‘Dance Nation’ Hidden Room … Continue reading

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