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Tortoise & Hare at Zach Reviewed!

Zach Theatre’s Tortoise and Hare This delightful, inspiring musical teaches us there’s more to the story than the amazing race Ultimately, winning has less to do with persistence than with living a fulfilling life. Such an idea is natural in a work by Allen Robertson and…

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End of Year Mentions for ROB1N and Tortoise

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018 6) ROB1N (Summer Stock Austin) / TORTOISE AND HARE (Zach Theatre) Two winners from the irresistible musical team of Damon Brown and Allen Robertson, with the new heist-flavored update of Robin Hood and the revived reboot of Aesop’s amazing race both…

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A ROB1N Review!

This new musical brings Sherwood Forest’s noble outlaw to our time with a message of togetherness “Juntos! Together!” “That cry is heard again and again in Rob1n, the musical update of everyone’s favorite outlaw archer, and it’s a big part of what makes this Summer Stock…

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A review for the “Wish” reboot!

BWW Review: WISH – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE is Wise, Witty and Wonderful Damon Brown’s direction is endlessly inventive and entertaining and as musical director, he extracts beautiful harmonies from his company as they sing Allen Robertson’s melodic folk tinged score. One of many highlights is…

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Shoe Review!

Summer Stock Austin’s A Shoe Story Allen Robertson and Damon Brown’s new musical reinvents “The Elves and the Shoemaker” as a timely tale of refugees but in a clever, playful way REVIEWED BY ROBERT FAIRES, FRI., AUG. 4, 2017 These are desperate days for elves. Their homeland is…

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Inside the mind of Allen Robertson!

Place your bets! What’s in there? Ghosts? A singing hobbit? Stop guessing. Here’s a link to a story about the creative process behind “A Shoe Story” instead!

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It’s 2017, ya’ll! Elves! Shoemakers! Punnish rap battles!

Must be a new musical from Allen and Damon rehearsing at Summer Stock Austin. “A Shoe Story” also known as The Elves and the Shoemaker makes its summer debut this month and it’s full of elf hip-hop (meaning the music and actual hopping) and a…

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A Steadfast Review

Theater review: Summer Stock Austin’s ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’ is a musical for all July 25, 2016 Original Link (This review is by American-Statesman freelance arts critic Andrew J. Friedenthal.) Summer Stock Austin has a fine tradition of not only providing a performance opportunity for Texas’…

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Two more videos and we’re open!

One video from the cast, and another video from rehearsal. We’re ready for the 2016 Summer Stock Austin premiere of “Steadfast Tin Soldier!”

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Summertime means… a New Musical! Steadfast Tin Soldier!

We’re well into rehearsal at Summer Stock Austin and a New Musical from Allen and Damon. “Steadfast Tin Soldier” is making it’s debut this summer and there’s adventure, rats, daring escapes, a ballerina princess, even a dude made of socks. MEDIUM socks, if you get…

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