Woodlawn Theatre http://tpr.org en Broadway Dynamo Seth Rudetsky Sets Woodlawn Performance http://tpr.org/post/broadway-dynamo-seth-rudetsky-sets-woodlawn-performance <p>A Broadway comedian is coming to San Antonio with his one-man show. And I've got to tell you, Seth Rudetsky talks faster than anyone I’ve interviewed.</p><p>“You know, I talk about how I loved Broadway as a toddler but I think they think I was exaggerating like my mother. My mother exaggerates everything," he said.</p><p>The performer played piano for ten years in "The Phantom of the Opera" production and he told me this short story:</p><p>“I heard something clatter next to my piano. As it turns out it was the phantom’s mask,” Rudetsky said.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:40:08 +0000 Jack Morgan 35245 at http://tpr.org Broadway Dynamo Seth Rudetsky Sets Woodlawn Performance Tarzan Swings Into The Woodlawn Theatre http://tpr.org/post/tarzan-swings-woodlawn-theatre <p>The Woodlawn Theatre has debuted a production that brought with it many challenges. The show is "Tarzan," and as you’d expect, the set is crucial.</p><p>"We have a really beautiful, green, luscious jungle built right onto the stage, with two running waterfalls," said Greg Hinojosa, who is the show's director. It follows closely the Disney movie of the same name: Family shipwrecks on African coast, baby raised by apes.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:25:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 34005 at http://tpr.org Tarzan Swings Into The Woodlawn Theatre Woodlawn Presents Local Production Of 'Catch Me If You Can' http://tpr.org/post/woodlawn-presents-local-production-catch-me-if-you-can <p>"Catch Me If You Can" was a hit movie a few years back and was then turned into a Broadway musical. Now it’s found its way to the Woodlawn Theater.</p><p>The Woodlawn Theater’s Greg Hinojosa, who directs the production, said the central character of the show is a lying, conniving, thieving person who spent “millions of dollars in forged checks, and managed to pass himself off as a doctor, a lawyer and a jet pilot, all before the age of 21.”</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:04:27 +0000 Jack Morgan 28821 at http://tpr.org Woodlawn Brings Sondheim's "Into the Woods" To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/woodlawn-brings-sondheims-woods-san-antonio <p>It was a hit on Broadway in New York City and on Valentines Day the local production of “Into the Woods” opened at the Woodlawn Theatre.</p><p>It’s a curious story with several fairy tales all weaved together into one.</p><p>“Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and a few other cameos from a few other fairly tale favorites," said Woodlawn Theatre Program Director Christopher Rodriguez.</p><p>I asked how running them all together actually works out.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:07:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 26990 at http://tpr.org Woodlawn Brings Sondheim's "Into the Woods" To San Antonio "The Taming Of The Shrew" Classic Theatre's Last Performance At Blue Star http://tpr.org/post/taming-shrew-classic-theatres-last-performance-blue-star <p>They’re called The Classic Theatre, and the name of the five-year-old San Antonio theater company isn’t by accident.</p><p>"We concentrate on classic dramatic literature, and that means is we usually do old classics and one modern classic a year," said Co-Artistic Director Diane Malone. "I’m just doing pure Shakespeare and the audiences are loving it."</p><p>Why is something written hundreds of years ago -- like Shakespeare -- still relevant today?</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:36:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 21768 at http://tpr.org "The Taming Of The Shrew" Classic Theatre's Last Performance At Blue Star Woodlawn Sees Continuing Success With 'The Rocky Horror Show' http://tpr.org/post/woodlawn-sees-continuing-success-rocky-horror-show <p>A cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Show" fits right in with the new ethos brought by the Woodlawn Theater's new owners and brings loyal members of the audience back for multiple turns.</p><p>The Woodlawn directors feel fortunate to have three stars from the TV show "RuPaul’s Drag Race" leading the cast. Alaska, from season 5 of the show, said in most shows audience-delivered comedy would not be allowed, but is it welcomed in Rocky Horror.</p><p>"They know what lines are coming up, so they can scream at you," Alaska said.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:35:32 +0000 Eileen Pace 20459 at http://tpr.org Woodlawn Sees Continuing Success With 'The Rocky Horror Show' Woodlawn's Halloween Double Billing Is Chilling http://tpr.org/post/woodlawns-halloween-double-billing-chilling <p>Two of Halloween&rsquo;s cinematic traditional favorites take the stage -- together in a sense -- at Fredericksburg Road&rsquo;s Deco District Woodlawn Theater.</p><p>&ldquo;Right now we have a family friendly production of Mel Brooks&#39; &#39;Young Frankenstein&#39; and it plays on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at three,&rdquo; said Artistic Director Greg Hinojosa</p><p>And then things take a turn towards the Frankenstinian with the crowd-favorite &quot;Rocky Horror Picture Show.&quot;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Jack Morgan 19923 at http://tpr.org Woodlawn's Halloween Double Billing Is Chilling Woodlawn Theater Raising Money For Victims Of Domestic Violence http://tpr.org/post/woodlawn-theater-raising-money-victims-domestic-violence <p>As part of the Bexar County Family Justice Center's annual fundraiser, the <a href="http://woodlawntheatre.com/" target="_blank">Woodlawn Theater</a> is donating all proceeds from it's latest show, Neil Simon's "Chapter 2," to help victims of domestic violence.</p><div><p>The Woodlawn presents top shows for a variety of audiences, but the owners also have a vision of being a community resource for non-profit&nbsp; organizations.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 6048 at http://tpr.org Woodlawn Theater Raising Money For Victims Of Domestic Violence