A blog about Austin’s arts scene with news, reviews and recommended happenings.

Opera review: Austin Opera’s “The Barber of Seville”

6:15 pm Apr. 25, 2016

(This review is written by American-Statesman freelance arts critic Luke Quinton.)

Cue the Bugs Bunny references: Austin Opera’s season finale, playing through May 1 at the Long Center, is Rossini’s ultimate classic comedic opera, “The Barber

Theater review: Holland Taylor’s “Ann”

12:32 pm Apr. 18, 2016

(This review is by American-Statesman freelance arts critic Claire Canavan.)

From the moment Holland Taylor strides onstage with that trademark white bouffant, she seems to be channeling former Texas governor Ann Richards.

Her utterly convincing performance forms