Posts Tagged ‘play’

Many-Tentacled

CAROLINE COLLIER
When Jefferson Colby frontman Danny Mabe first picked up a guitar several years ago, he figured out how to play it almost overnight. By the time he had recruited his older brother Matt and childhood friend Jeff Moore to accompa...


Novel Approach

JIMMY FOWLER
Creative expression, the desire to master an art form, to honor one’s influences – they’re all important reasons for a performer to pick up a guitar and begin to make music. But according to Alex Johnson, the ...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 9 If you’re looking to get away from holiday-themed events, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth is doing its NOTcracker … but only in Dallas! (They’ll be here on the 13th performing with Adonis Rose at Univers...


Christmas Presence

JIMMY FOWLER
The December holidays draw ticketbuyers who would never dream of darkening a theater door the rest of the year. They seek traditional, familiar shows, and theaters naturally oblige. Stage critics, who fastidiously observe the f...



The Frogs Rise Again

CAROLINE COLLIER
It was Jan. 2, 1939, and the Texas Christian University football team was behind at halftime, trailing Carnegie Tech 7-6 in the Sugar Bowl. The Horned Frogs were unbeaten that season, but now they needed some magic. And when th...


Protection Scheme

KRISTIAN LIN
Conservatives like to complain (not without some basis) about how Hollywood frequently portrays them in a negative light. I hereby point out that just about every character in The Blind Side, including the heroes of the story, ...



Bewitching

JIMMY FOWLER
Although The Dance on Widow’s Row isn’t advertised as a Halloween show, Jubilee Theatre’s latest comic outing offers up a carnival whirl of splendidly garish costumes, the unearthly mojo of North Carolina folk...


An ACL Recap

Caroline Collier, Images by Vishal Malhotra
**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** Two weekends ago at Austin City Limits, about 65,000 official ticket holders and thousands more who managed to infiltrate Zilker Park without paying a dime became a temporary small town. This year’s l...



Agile Acting

JIMMY FOWLER
Famous playwrights don’t offer succinct explanations of their plays very often. Of course, Steve Martin was famous as an absurdist comic star long before he tackled playwriting, so he didn’t have any kind of literar...


Night of the Laughing Dead

KRISTIAN LIN
Remember two weeks ago when I said Jennifer’s Body was the funniest horror movie since Shaun of the Dead? I was too quick on the trigger. Zombieland bears a much stronger resemblance to Edgar Wright’s 2004 gem. Then...