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2018 Austin Critics Table Awards honors Texas State productions

The Department of Theatre and Dance's "Ragtime" was named Best Production by the 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards.
The Department of Theatre and Dance's "Ragtime" was named Best Production by the 2018 Austin Critics' Table Awards.

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
June 5, 2018

SAN MARCOS – The Department of Theatre and Dance's April production of Ragtime was named Best Production by the 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards, with Texas State University claiming four wins overall.

Ragtime, which tied with the Hidden Room Theatre's production of Henry IV for top honors, garnered rave reviews from critics at Broadway World and the Austin American-Statesman.

In individual honors, Texas State's Austin Haller won Outstanding Musical Direction for his work on Ragtime.

Ben Toomer received the Deacon Crain Award for Outstanding Student Work.

Kaitlin Hopkins was honored with the One Singular Sensation Award for her ongoing work as director of the Texas State Musical Theatre Program. Hopkins came to Texas State in 2009 and since then has transformed the university into one of the top musical theatre programs in the nation.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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