If you are a theatre lover, then this is your weekend, Austin! Two of my favorite home grown theatres – The Zach and Pollyanna are kicking off their 2017-2018 Seasons.
For the Kiddos
Pollyanna Theatre Company is presenting “A Moon of My Own” – a tale of the nighttime adventures of an imaginative girl and her friend the moon. Travel to the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef with Avanjali. This play is based upon the beautifully illustrated book of the same name and as it is a Pollyanna production, you can rest assured that education will be woven into the fun. They are so good at it that your kids will likely not even realize that it was an educational show until they recite facts about the Amazon to you. This group never ceases to amaze me.
WHO: Pollyanna Theatre Company www.pollyannatheatrecompany.org
WHAT: A Moon of My Own dramatized by Andrew Perry, and based on the book written by Jennifer Rustgi and illustrated by Ashley White
WHEN: September 29 – October 8, 2017
Weekend performances are September 30 and October 1, 7, and 8 at 2 pm; Weekday performances are September 29 at 11:30 am and October 2, 5, and 6 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am
WHERE: Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Weekend tickets range from $10.50 – $13.50. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.pollytheatre.org. Weekday tickets are $6 for individuals or $3.50 – $5 for groups, and can be reserved by calling (512) 743-7966.
For the Kids at Heart
Up the road at the Topfer Theatre, Zach is celebrating the opening of its 85th Season – Yes, 85th! – with a classic, “Singin’ in the Rain”. This beauty of the Golden era of Hollywood that brought Debbie Reynolds to fame is a timeless tale of following your heart and fighting for your dreams.
I’m sure that Zach will bring its own style and commitment to diverse casting bringing this old Hollywood gem into the 21st century.
You can get more details here.
So Austin, get your theatre on with Pollyanna and Zach.