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“College productions are rarely this good. Hell, touring productions are rarely this good.”

– Jeff Davis

Broadway World, Anything Goes

 

“Why do I go to San Marcos for musicals? That’s where they live. Austin can produce musicals fabulously. But oh my Texas State.”

- Michael Barnes

 

“If Texas State's flawless production of Urinetown is any indicator, the place has a damn good musical theatre program. Their strong cadre of triple-threat performers, practically professional student designers, and excellent faculty leadership all but guarantee that the journey down I-35 will be worth your while."

– Jillian Owens

Austin Chronicle, Urinetown

 

“The major production numbers are Broadway caliber, and the entire cast executes it like seasoned professionals.”

– Jeff Davis

Broadway World, Kiss Me Kate

 

"It's impossible for Texas State to produce a bad musical"

– Michael Barnes

 

“The musicals live in San Marcos. For the past few years, Texas State University has flourished as a regional leader for training musical theater artists.” 

– Michael Barnes

Austin 360, Kiss Me Kate

 

"Outrageously talented students at Texas State's production of the The Wild Party.”

–Michael Barnes

Austin 360, The Wild Party

 

“Texas State University’s current production of  Into the Woods is easily the best live production of the show that I have yet to see. This winning cast, smart director, and wonderful creative team have created an Into the Woods that is charming, funny, heartfelt, and entertaining above all else. This production has one of the most extraordinary casts I've seen perform this work.  The entire cast is fantastic. ”

–Jeff Davis

Broadwayworld.com

 

“I can tell you with a sense of marvel and appreciation that Texas State University's Streetcar Named Desire knocked it out of the park.”

– Michael Meigs

CTX Live Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire

 

“The level of talent is astounding, Cassie Abate choreographed and directed the current, glorious production of Cole Porter‘s “Kiss Me Kate,” They didn’t shy away from some uncomfortable material and the cast is superb.”

– Michael Barnes

Austin 360, Kiss Me Kate

 

“As a teaching institution, Texas State’s productions make a point of providing students with opportunities to learn and grow into well-rounded theater practitioners.”

– Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Austin 360, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

“Each of the performers brings their best to the show, and it makes for an all around high quality experience.” 

– Cate Blouke

Austin 360, Anything Goes

 

“I've praised other TSU shows like Urinetown and Into the Woods, but Anything Goes is in a class all its own. Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins and choreographed by Cassie Abate, the production is polished, snappy, and redefines "high energy."

– Jeff Davis 

Broadway World, Anything Goes

 

“So hellzapoppin in San Marcos, and by the evidence of this show, director Kaitlin Hopkins has established a superb training regime and attracted young persons of outstanding talent.  They take this mannered 80-year-old construction by storm and give it verve and flash.”

– Michael Meigs

CTX Live Theatre, Anything Goes

 

“I've seen a number of productions of HAIR over the years, but I can't recall a performance of "The Flesh Failures" that had the urgency and concern for the audience that this one has. I felt those kids were looking at those of us in this "dying nation" with great compassion and an intense desire to turn us from the path of self-destruction. Maybe I hadn't paid close enough in those earlier productions, but for the first time I heard "Let the sun shine in" not as a call to some abstract force but as a life-or-death plea to the us the audience as fellow citizens of the United States and fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth. The proximity of the performers, the direct eye contact they made, and the conviction on their faces were quite affecting. I thank your students for that.”

-Robert Faires

 

"Excellent production, Super show. You are the A team. “

- Michael Barnes

 

Michael Barnes tweet “the TXST students are out of this world talented.”