A Pair of Local "Stage Giants" Deliver a Barrel of Laughs in Greater Tuna at Theatre in the Park

“Something old, something new ….” It’s kind of amazing to think that Greater Tuna has turned 40! (It premiered in Austin, TX, in the Fall of 1981, and opened Off Broadway in 1982.) It’s equally amazing that this show (with such flawless tech) is the first to be overseen in this venue by Theatre in… Continue reading A Pair of Local "Stage Giants" Deliver a Barrel of Laughs in Greater Tuna at Theatre in the Park

TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home. Back up to heaven all alone, just trying to make his way home. — Joan Osborne song “One of Us,” with lyrics by Eric Bazilian — Raleigh, NC-based Theatre… Continue reading TIP’s Top-Notch Singers and Musicians in Godspell 2012 Weave a Joyous Musical Spell

TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dose of holiday spirit, look no further than Theatre in the Park’s charming production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, the show is basically the 1965 animated television special, performed live, with all the nostalgic effervescence of the cartoon combined with clever staging… Continue reading TIP’s Charming Charlie Brown Christmas Is a Family-Friendly Dose of Holiday Spirit

Theatre in the Park’s It Is Done Offers Season-Appropriate Thrills and Chills

It’s October — the month of Halloween — which means it’s the perfect time for spooky shows. And, Theatre in the Park’s production of the regional premiere of It is Done, written by Alex Goldberg and directed by Ira David Wood III, definitely fits the bill. The story takes place in a deserted (except for… Continue reading Theatre in the Park’s It Is Done Offers Season-Appropriate Thrills and Chills

Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP

Theatre in the Park's cast for Robert Askins' 2011 comedy for mature audiences, Hand to God, includes (from left) Lorelei Lemon, Kathy Day, Chris Brown, Ira David Wood IV (seated), and Kenny Hertling

A cast of six — five humans and the Devil, in the shape of a vulgar hand puppet — have taken over the Theatre in the Park’s stage in Robert Askins’ hilarious, raunchy, and weirdly scary Hand to God. With slapstick humor, dark and mature themes, and more than enough twists for the adult audience,… Continue reading Robert Askins’ Hand to God Delivers Tears-Running-Down-Your-Face Laughter at TIP