Founded in 1995 by David Yeakle, Ellen Reeder, Art Davis, and Cindy Davis, Tongue and Groove Theatre is dedicated to the seamless integration of the disciplines of mask, mime, music, dance, puppetry and acting, resulting in a unified theatrical expression.

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Opening September 6, 2013!

Tongue and Groove Theatre is proud to present award-winning author Joseph Skibell’s screwball comedy, EGGHEADS! for a limited 2-week engagement.

Running only two weekends: September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14 at 8:00p.m. at Center Stage, 2826 Real Street, Austin, 78722. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or in advance through $15.00 opening weekend; Thursday September 12 is paywhat-you-can, and the closing 2 performances on September 13 and 14 are $20.00.

Directed by artistic director David Yeakle, this zany play conjures Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka and Sigmund Freud as brilliant comedy-writers for their “nephews”, the Marx Brothers and features Mark Stewart and Courtney Hopkin with a cast of 18 portraying more than 60 prohibition-era characters. With period-costume design by Walter Young; art-deco graphic design by Wendy Mitchell; lighting design by Amy Lewis; sound design by Mark Stewart. Stage managed by Carli Werner.

Tongue and Groove Theatre is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and 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.

A Romantic Musical Adventure To…
Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)

Opening August 16, 2012!

The source material for this original comedy, directed and adapted by David Yeakle, is a 1940s-era suite of songs by the late record producer, Robert Scherman. The story follows a dreamer across time and space to various landmarks of both the ancient world and modern U.S., bouncing from then to now, from temple to skyscraper, classical drama to screwball romance. This is the 10th anniversary of Tongue and Groove’s original staging; the 2002 Austin Critic’s Table awarded the production “Most Unique Theatrical Experience”. This new production features lighting design by Jason Amato, costumes by Pam Friday, and settings by Wendy Mitchell.

August 16-26 @ 8PM
at The Rollins Studio Theatre in The Long Center for the Performing Arts
Austin, TX

Tickets available soon at The Long Center box office.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

The Red Balloon Video

In May of 2010, Tongue and Groove Theatre partnered with Austin’s The Long Center for the Performing Arts to present an encore performance of The Red Balloon, a stage adaptation of the 1956 French film Le Ballon Rouge.

Under the direction David Yeakle, the critically-acclaimed production featured original animation by Leah Lovise, and music composed and conducted by Justin Sherburn.

The production won five 2008 B. Iden Payne Awards and two Austin Critics’ Table Awards.

Read reviews of The Red Balloon here.