For 62 years, Zilker Theater Productions has brought the magic of musical theater, free of charge, to the people of Austin and Central Texas. We are so proud of our legacy and we love the community that we serve.
The global pandemic has brought challenging and difficult times for us all, and ZTP is no different. In fact, we held an audition workshop for the community in February, followed by a full, socially distant, audition for Mamma Mia in March, with call back auditions for final casting conducted via Zoom to ensure the safety of everyone involved. It was a remarkable process, unprecedented in our history, and resulted in assembling an extraordinary cast.
However, due to the uncertainty of the future of large events this summer in Austin, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our production of Mamma Mia until 2021. This decision was necessary in order to ensure the safety of our actors, crew, production team and you, our Zilker family.
Naturally, we are heartbroken that we won’t be able to see you on the Zilker Hillside this summer, but many exciting things are in store as we begin to plan for our party on the Hillside in 2021. ZTP will be back stronger than ever to ensure Austin has an incredible show to look forward to.
We thank you, the generous people of Austin and Central Texas for your support of ZTP and musical theater over these 62 years. In particular, we would like to thank our incredible sponsors, Austin Parks Foundation, HEB, Applied Materials, 3M, Texas Gas Service, Texas Disposal Systems, Keller Williams, Wells Fargo, Parsley Energy, Austin International School, Henna Chevrolet, Carpenter and Langford, CG&S Design and Build, Krispy Kreme, Premier Events, Community Impact, Rudy’s Country store and BBQ, Method Architecture, ECG Foundation, Radiant AC and Plumbing, Dart Constructions, Do512, Sunbelt Rentals, Book People, Thomas Graphics, Kirby Walls Custom Homes and Contessa Framing for their extraordinary vision and support. You make our mission to strengthen the community possible, and we simply cannot thank you enough.
ZTP would also like to thank the Austin Parks and Recreation Department frontline staff for working to keep the community safe and informed in Austin’s beloved parks during these uncertain times.
Stay Tuned for more news from ZTP as we look forward to 2021! If you are wondering how you can help our organization over the coming months, please check out our volunteer opportunities at Zilker.org and as always donations to our organization help keep the summer musical alive each and every year. You can donate at Zilker.org/donate. See you on the Hillside in 2021!