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BROADWAY’S ORIGINAL DREAMGIRL JENNIFER HOLLIDAY TO STAR AT ZACH THEATRE IN DUKE ELLINGTON’S SOPHISTICATED LADIES

AUSTIN, TX - With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway’s Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer’s Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 – August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (Download Full Release)

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR MOTHERS AND SONS AT ZACH THEATRE

AUSTIN, TX (April 30, 2015) - ZACH Theatre announces that Emmy Award-winning actress MICHAEL LEARNED, best known for playing the mother on The Waltons TV show, will join MARTIN BURKE, NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ, and WILLIAM MAY in the upcoming production of Mothers And Sons the touching new family drama by four-time Tony Award-winner and native Texan Terrence McNally. Mothers and Sons will play at ZACH’s Topfer Theatre from May 27, 2015 - June 21, 2015 under the direction of ZACH’s Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY. (Download Full Release)

ZACH THEATRE 2015-16 FAMILY SERIES TO INCLUDE WINNIE THE POOH, HOLIDAY HEROES, TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, AND ALICE IN WONDERLAND

AUSTIN, TX (March 23, 2015) – ZACH Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Family Series with five exciting productions including three musicals: Winnie The Pooh, Holiday Heroes, and James and The Giant Peach; an inspiring bilingual play: Tomas and the Library Lady; and an interactive journey-play with Alice In Wonderland. New this season, each ZACH Family Series show will offer a sensory-friendly performance date for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. (Download Full Release)

CENICIENTA: A BILINGUAL CINDERELLA TALE CLOSES THE 2014-15 THEATRE FOR FAMILY SERIES

AUSTIN, TX (March 23, 2015) – ZACH Theatre will close the 2014-15 Theatre for Family Series with Cenicienta a bilingual staging of the Cinderella story in collaboration with Teatro Vivo on the Kleberg Stage April 17, 2015 through May 29, 2015. (Download Full Release)

ZACH Theatre Announces 2015-16 Season: Evita; Tribes; Ann; One Man, Two Guvnors; Mary Poppins; A Christmas Carol; The Santaland Diaries

AUSTIN, TX (March 23, 2015) – ZACH Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 season with reinventions of contemporary musicals, boundary-breaking plays, and holiday entertainment for those naughty and nice. (Download Full Release)

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ALL THE WAY BY ROBERT SCHENKKAN; TEXAS PREMIERE AT ZACH THEATRE

AUSTIN, TX (February 20, 2015) – ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for the upcoming Texas Premiere of 2014 Tony Award® - winning play All The Way by Robert Schenkkan, based on Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year as President of the United States. ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY will direct at the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage April 8 – May 10, 2015. (Download Full Release)

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE THREE LITTLE PIGS; Part of ZACH Theatre’s Family Series

AUSTIN, TX (February 20, 2015) –ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the casting for the reinvented classic, Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs, February 27-April 25, 2015. This Family Series musical weaves elements of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Broadway music for a modern twist on a childhood favorite. Starring RUSSEL TAYLOR as wildly misunderstood Big Bad Wolf, JACQUI CROSS as the devoted single-parent Mother Pig, GUSTAVO GOMEZ as Cha, AMANDA SERRA as Siu, and MICHAEL MARCHESE as Bao. ABE REYBOLD (The King and I; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) will direct and choreograph. (Download Full Release)

ZACH Theatre & IKEA Invite Austin Creatives to Design Challenge

AUSTIN, TX (November 18, 2014) – ZACH Theatre, IKEA, and CITYGRAM Austin announce the launch of The Creative Spaces Challenge, a competitive re-design challenge inviting Austin’s very best stagers, space planners, organizers, and designers, students and professionals of all levels, to re-envision the use of administrative office space housed in ZACH’s Whisenhunt and Kleberg buildings. (Download Full Release)

ZACH THEATRE ADDS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES & COMPLETES $23.5M CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

AUSTIN, TX (November 18, 2014) – ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the newly approved Board of Trustees just as the successful $23.5M Capital Campaign and 2013-2014 show season come to a close, bringing ZACH to 15 straight years of operating “in the black.” (Download Full Release)

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ZACH THEATRE’S PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARON

AUSTIN, TX (November 18, 2014) – ZACH Theatre kicks off the new year with Peter and the Starcatcher on January 29, 2015. The five-time Tony Award®-winning play runs until March 1, 2015 at the Topfer Theatre. The play is written by RICK ELISE and based upon the novel of the same name by DAVE BARRY and RIDLEY PEARSON. ZACH Theatre is proud to have Director MICHAEL BARON, Artistic Director of Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theatre, back for his first time since directing the critically acclaimed Spring Awakening here in 2011. (Download Full Release)

Three Spectacular Live Shows Make ZACH Theatre A Holiday Destination!

AUSTIN, TX (November 4, 2014) – ZACH Theatre has performances to suit every age and taste this holiday season. Dave Steakley’s brand-new musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, plays from November 26 through December 28, 2014 on stage at the Topfer Theatre, Martin Burke’s captivating one-man performance of This Wonderful Life plays on the intimate Whisenhunt Stage from November 28 through December 28, 2014 and Holiday Heroes returns for the 16th straight year, this year on stage at the Topfer Theatre, for two public performances only, on Saturday, December 13 and Saturday December 20, 2014. (Download Full Release)

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ZACH THEATRE’S NEW MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL

AUSTIN, TX (November 3, 2014) – ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the casting for a world premiere, multi-cultural, musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at the Topfer Theatre, November 26 - December 28, 2014. This fresh take on the holiday classic, infused with modern pop, rock, and R&B hits, stars HARVEY GUION (White Christmas) as Ebenezer Scrooge, RODERICK SANFORD (The Gospel At Colonus) as the Ghost of Marley, and PAUL SANCHEZ (The Who’s Tommy) as the humble Bob Crachit. (Download Full Release)

ZACH THEATRE PRESENTS THE TEXAS PREMIERE OF ALL THE WAY - 2014 TONY AWARD-WINNER FOR BEST PLAY

AUSTIN, TX (September 24, 2014) – 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 native Austinite, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (Download Full Release)

Texas Premiere Of Mothers And Sons Added To ZACH Theatre’s 2014-2015 Season

AUSTIN, TX (August 13, 2014) – ZACH Theatre is thrilled to announce a superb, new addition to the upcoming 2014-15 Mainstage Season. ZACH will stage the Texas premiere of MOTHERS AND SONS by Tony Award-Winning playwright Terrence McNally (author of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class and the musical Ragtime) at ZACH’s Topfer Theatre, May 27 – June 21, 2015. (Download Full Release)

Maid Marian In A Stolen Car: World Premiere At ZACH Theatre

AUSTIN, TX – ZACH Theatre is pleased to stage the world premiere of the new one-man comedy, Maid marian in a stolen car, playing August 28 - September 21, 2014 on ZACH Theatre’s intimate Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Rd. 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-life stories like his first play in San Antonio, "Hamlet Con Queso," will keep you in stitches! (Download Full Release)

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: THE WHO’S TOMMY AT ZACH THEATRE

AUSTIN, TX – ZACH Theatre announces the cast of this summer’s most highly anticipated musical - The Who’s Tommy in an all-new production created for ZACH’s Topfer Stage July 9 - August 24, 2014. This dynamic cast includes some of Austin’s best rock vocalists joined by a Guest Artist from NYC, a professional hip hop DJ/break-dancer, gymnasts, and a live band under the musical direction of Allen Robertson. (Download Full Release)

ZACH Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS

AUSTIN, TX (March 11, 2014) – ZACH Theatre is pleased to stage an all-new production of the theatrical landmark, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, playing April 2-27, 2014 on stage at the Topfer Theatre. Based on Sophocles' Greek myth "Oedipus," this musical tells the story of Oedipus’ return home seeking forgiveness, redemption and transformation in the context of a gospel church service. (Download Full Release)

ZACH Theatre Announces the 2014-2015 Season

AUSTIN, TX (March 6, 2014) – ZACH Theatre is pleased to announce the 2014 -2015 season of bold, new works, unforgettable classics, and inspiring musical masterpieces. Six productions and two season extras will be featured in the subscription line-up. (Download Full Release)

Austin’s ZACH Debuts Spectacular New Theatre

AUSTIN, TX (BUSINESS WIRE, September 18, 2012) — ZACH Theatre, known as the city’s “leading professional theatre” (New York Times) and “liveliest and most polished professional theatre” (Austin American-Statesman) opens its new state-of-the-art Topfer Theatre this month, joining the realm of the nation’s most widely recognized regional theatres. The 420-seat Topfer Theatre, on the shores of Austin’s famed Lady Bird Lake in the heart of the city’s burgeoning arts district, anchors ZACH’s performing arts campus, which includes two other theatres and production, classroom and rehearsal facilities. ZACH is now one of the few theatre companies in the nation with a proscenium stage, a thrust stage, and an arena stage, creating unique and extraordinary opportunities for theatre professionals, actors, and audiences ... (View Full Release)

Bernadette Peters to headline ZACH's Topfer Theatre first opening gala

AUSTIN, TX (July 20, 2012) — Bernadette Peters, one of the greatest living Broadway superstars, will headline the first opening gala, Once Upon a Dream, at ZACH’s new Topfer Theatre Sept. 27. The illustrious actress, winner of two Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, is known for iconic stage roles in Gypsy, Song and Dance, and Annie Get Your Gun among many others. Her performance at ZACH’s gala will include a 30-piece orchestra of Austin musicians ... (Download Full Release)

ZACH announces premiere season in the new Topfer Theatre

AUSTIN, TX (March 19, 2012) — The most exciting moment in ZACH’s Theatre’s history will happen this fall with the opening of the new Topfer Theatre. The once-in-a-lifetime first season will include a world premiere, an American musical with a full orchestra for the first time at ZACH, a beloved classic made new, an international concert guest star, and the biggest, snowiest holiday favorite of all time, every production taking full advantage of the technological capabilities of the extraordinary new theatre ... (Read more.)

Dreams Becoming Reality with ZACH's Topfer Theatre Groundbreaking

AUSTIN, TX (February 2, 2011) In unique ZACH fashion, nationally recognized ZACH Theatre and the Austin community celebrated a new milestone in ZACH’s 78-year history with the official groundbreaking today (without a shovel in sight) for the new 26,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Topfer Theatre, the centerpiece of a new performance campus on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. ... (Read more.)

ZACH Theatre to Break Ground for New Topfer Theatre

AUSTIN, TX (January 25, 2011) – ZACH Theatre is set to break ground on its new 420-seat theatre Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m. The new, state-of-the-art Topfer Theatre, designed to match the award-winning artistry that Austin audiences have come to enjoy at the city’s leading professional theatre company, will become part of ZACH’s performance and theatre education campus that anchors and enlivens the South Lamar corridor. A brief and unique groundbreaking ceremony in the ZACH tradition will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon. No shovels will be used in this production, but there will be some drama ... (Read more.)

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