‘Tortoise and Hare’ Comes to Austin

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the musical Tortoise and Hare, the 2018-19 season opener for ZACH’s Moody Foundation Theatre for Families series. Based on the story by Aesop, featuring music and lyrics by Allen Robertson and book by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, Tortoise and Hare plays The Kleberg at ZACH, now through January 27, 2019 under the direction of Nat Miller with musical direction by Allen Robertson.

Ancient versus modern. Peace versus war. Reptile versus mammal. A tale of the ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide their fate. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight turtles and hares of all ages!

Tickets for Tortoise and Hare are $18 (Youth) and $24 (Adult) and are available online at zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar) Monday through Saturday, 12–5p.m.  ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. The Moody Foundation is Season Underwriter of the Moody Foundation Theatre for Families season and of Tortoise and Hare with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Rackspace as Season Sponsors.

Age Recommendation: Five and up

Run time: 55 minutes with a 10-minute intermission


  • Mariela Denson – Haro

  • Blakeney Mahlstedt – Haro

  • Mercy Bovik – Britney/Kabri

  • Carli Vinciguerra – Britney/Kabri

  • Leslie Ann Leal – Kama

  • Michael Wheeler – Simon

  • John Christopher – Novi/Joey

  • Austin Hyde – Jackson/Auhy

  • Megan Hudson – Harper

  • Rachel Pallante – Monoli/Presley

  • Mariel Ardila – Female Understudy

  • Nicholas Kier – Male Understudy


  • Nat Miller – Director

  • Allen Robertson – Music Director

  • Sara Burke – Choreographer

  • Anne McMeeking – Scenic Designer

  • Jaimee Garner – Costume Designer

  • Rachel Atkinson – Lighting Designer

  • Craig Brock – Sound Designer

  • Scott Groh – Properties Designer

  • Kat Kennedy – Stage Manager

  • Kristin Wolf Piña – Assistant Stage Manager

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