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Apr.24-26, 2015 | VORTEX
SEASON 22 | April 2010
by Bonnie Cullum and Content Love Knowles | presented by The VORTEX
Photos by Kimberley Mead
Nominated for 8
B. Iden Payne Awards: Production of Music Theatre; Director of
Music Theatre; Set Design; Lighting Design; Costume Design; Music
Director; Original Score; and Outstanding Cast or Ensemble Performance
Nominated for 3 Austin Critics'
Table Awards: Acting in a Supporting Role (Julia Lorenz); Lighting
Design; Costume Design
“Brothers Grimm, move over. There’s a new interpretation
of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on the block — at the Vortex
theater through May 2, that is. And this one — garnished with
spectacular costumes, reinvented characters and engaging original
songs — is more likely to appeal to the modern crowd”.
--Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman (Read
the Full Review)
VORTEX Repertory Company proudly presents Sleeping Beauty, a magical
musical faery tale by Bonnie Cullum and Content Love Knowles. This
dynamic production provides a feminist, revisionist, re-telling
of this well-beloved faery tale. This production is accessible for
Check out interviews about the show:
Listen to an Inteview with KOOP Radio's Off Stage and On the Air
Listen to an Interview
with KUT Radio's Arts Eclectic
With its first-ever NEA-funded production, the artists of VORTEX
Repertory Company have created larger-than-life costumes for the
13 Faeries and the Royal Court, a revolving spiral tower, and fantastical
lighting. Join us as the magic of the mythic kingdom of Avalia comes
to life in song and spectacle.
Featuring: Andy Agne, Dara Allen, Christina Childress, Jen Coy,
Shannon Davis, Tamara Farley, Suzanne Balling, Krysta Gonzalez,
Jonathan Itchon, Justin LaVergne, Julia Lorenz, Betsy McCann, Chelsea
Manasseri, Kira Parra, Mindy Rast, Alejandro Rodriguez, Adam Smith,
Andrea Smith, and Steve Williams. Live music performed by Content
Love Knowles, Chris Humphrey, Ed Kliman, and Terri Lord.
Conceived and directed by Bonnie Cullum. Musical Direction by Content
Love Knowles. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design
by Jason Amato. Costume Design by Pam Fletcher Friday and Griffon
Ramsey. Sound Design by Roy Taylor. Photography by Kimberley Mead.
Cullum and Knowles first created Sleeping Beauty in 2005, in a
heart-felt version that played to packed houses, adoring fans, and
young princesses. Now, they have re-worked the original with revised
text and music, new songs, a contemporary design, and all-new stellar
Apr.02-May02, 2010 @8pm | ASL-interpreted Sat.,
Apr.10; Audio-described Sat., Apr.17
Sleeping Beauty is funded and supported in part
by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, by a
grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from
the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great
nation deserves great art.