The Paisano

Second Samuel

Second Samuel

Maha Qadri

April 2, 2019

UTSA’s theater club, the Rowdy Thespian Association (RTA), put on a showing of “Second Samuel” for Com Week on March 28. “Second Samuel” takes place in a small South Georgian town of the same name, full of gossip-mongering women and men who live at the local bar. On this day, B-Flat, a 17-year-...

Ciudad, A Crecer: Break a leg – Theaters in San Antonio

Backstage at the youth production of The Lion King.

Enrique Bonilla

January 31, 2018

San Antonio theaters revived breathe new life into the arts community. Varied in design, history and audience, theaters have long been a part of San Antonio’s cultural history. These staples in our community tell stories through their architectural design, their programs and the audiences. ...

This week on stage: “Beautiful Dreamer”

Flexing hip-hop and the blues, Little Mac (Jacob Crisp) and Frank T (Jonny Espinoza) resist the cyberbully citizens of Niceville. Photo courtesy of Leon Camacho

Eric Pitty

October 25, 2017

UTSA Operetta “Beautiful Dreamer”: cyberbullying never sounded so good   “Beautiful Dreamer”, an operetta about cyberbullying, runs Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the UTSA Main Campus Recital Hall. This show marks the 15 year anniversary and the latest outreach production for Opera on ...

This week on stage: Vol V

Photos courtesy of Playhouse San Antonio

Eric Pitty

October 11, 2017

Disney’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”musical returns to Playhouse San Antonio revamped for the 21st century.   This weekend, The Playhouse San Antonio finishes its stage adaptation of the Disney animated film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”– inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel of the same na...

This week on stage: Vol IV

“Measure for Measure” cast in their element. Courtesy of University of Notredame

Eric Pitty and Briyah Phillips

September 27, 2017

UTSA brings some of England’s best Shakespearean actors to stage. This Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, some of England’s finest Shakespearean actors will perform “Measure for Measure” in the Arts Building Recital Hall on UTSA’s Main Campus. As in former years, the Department of English-supp...

This week on stage: Vol III

The Bliss Family from left to right: Schedel Luitjen as Simon, Cheryl Tanner as Judith, Hannah Palmer as Sorel. Courtesy of the Boerne Community Theatre

Eric Pitty

September 13, 2017

From William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy,” the dysfunctional family has pressed the Anglophone imagination to its most compelling and popular dramatic works. This month, the Boerne Community Theatre’s production of Coward’s 1925 “Hay Fever” walks this ge...

This week on stage: Vol II

Photos courtesy of the Woodlawn Theatre.

Eric Pitty

August 30, 2017

For just $20, you, dear student, can learn to manipulate your way to the top as the Pulitzer-winning musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” busts onto the Woodlawn Theatre mainstage from Aug. 25 to Sept. 17. The story orbits two rivals, J. Pierrepont Finch and Bud Frump, as t...

This week on stage: Vol. I

In rehearsal for “Don’t Dress for Dinner” at The Vex. From left to right: Shelby Langhoff as Suzanne, Marc Daratt
as Bernard, and Kaitlyn Jones as Jacqueline.Photo courtesy of Dylan Brainard

Eric Pitty

August 22, 2017

There is something irresistible about seeing someone’s heartbreak from 20 feet away. This month, “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” Marc Camoletti’s French spoof of marriage and infidelity, runs at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre from Aug. 17 to Sept. 10. In the current age of Tinder, Bumble and AshleyM...

‘The House on Mango Street’ returns by popular demand

Cast of “The House on Mango Street.” Courtesy of The Classic Theatre

Raquel Zuniga

April 11, 2017

“The House on Mango Street” returns to the Classic Theatre this month due to popular demand. Amy Ludwig’s adaptation of the Sandra Cisnero’s novel first performed at the Classic Theatre in September last year. The adaptation’s ample praise has prompted another round of performances from Apr...

Lyrical theatre wows UTSA Main Campus audience

Manuel Canales and Alejandro Oliveros. Photos by Robert Gutierrez, The Paisano

Robert Gutierrez

April 4, 2017

UTSA’s music and theatre departments performed a brilliant rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” this past weekend. The theatre was packed and there wasn’t an empty chair in the room. The stage was multi layered and intricate. Two large pieces of fabric hung diagonally at stage right...

The Classic Theatre puts on lovely show: The Tempest

Allan Ross as Prospero, Grace Lamberson as Miranda and Hunter Wulff as Ferdinand. Photo courtesy of The Classic Theatre

Carlos Hughes

February 23, 2017

On Feb. 17, the Classic Theatre of San Antonio had its opening show of its adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. The Tempest tells the story of the magician Prospero, who used to be the Duke of Milan before the title was usurped by his brother Antonio. Prospero lives on an island ...

The Playhouse presents Disney classic Beauty and the Beast

Courtesy of Daniel D. Baumer

Patrick Martinez

October 12, 2016

The San Antonio Playhouse located at San Pedro Park on Ashby has housed hundreds of plays since its initial debut as San Antonio Little Theatre in 1912. One of the plays being brought into our hearts is a Disney Classic, Beauty and the Beast. With impeccable acting, charming sets, fabulous costumes and unf...