I’ve been a bit busy with a new full-time day job, so I’ve been remiss on posting my reviews. Time to correct that, all at once, with a bevy of family/children’s shows that I’ve been reviewing as part of my attempt to learn more about what makes that kind of performance tick (one of the many baby steps in my path to becoming an Imagineer, don’tcha know!).
First up, here’s my review of What’s The Story, Steve?, a family-friendly improv show at Coldtowne Theater starring a poodle. No, seriously!
Another family-friendly improv show can be found at the Hideout Theatre, with their weekly Flying Theatre Machine (which, unlike What’s The Story, Steve?, is long-form improv, telling one sustained story in each show).
Next up is a fun new musical, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, created by Summer Stock Austin.
In fact, Summer Stock Austin has two shows running right now. The second, The Addams Family, is a bit less all-ages (think PG-13, or hard PG), and somewhat frivolous, but it has its fun moments and fine performances.
Finally, the best all-ages show in Austin right now (if the priciest), is ZACH’s Mary Poppins, a fun, silly, sentimental show with some drop-dead phenomenal performances.