ACC presents 'The Wiz' at Mainstage Theater

The Austin Community College District’s (ACC) Drama Department presents “The Wiz” February 19-March 1 at Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater, 1212 Rio Grande.

Austin’s own Rebekkah Bryant stars in this classic musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy’s journey to the magical Land of Oz is set in a dazzling mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music.

“The Wiz” is directed by ACC faculty member and artistic director of Tongue and Groove Theater, David Yeakle. Choreography is by Sade Jones, music direction by Marc Lionetti and featuring designs by Ia Enstera, Megan Reilly, Stephanie Dunbar, Mason York, and Chanel Hodge.

Shows are held Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $8 with all proceeds benefiting the Boyd Vance Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 512-223-3245 or reserve tickets at

​ACC Drama

The public face of ACC’s Drama Department is in its performances which have charmed Austin citizens for the past three decades. Performed both in the Mainstage Theater and the Gallery Theater at the Rio Grande Campus, performances have included an ambitious selection of musicals, traditional plays, avant-garde theater, and original works. Behind the scenes, the department offers a full selection of classes in acting, voice, movement, make-up, costuming, production management, and technical theatre. The department’s Introduction to Theater is also a core-curriculum class for most majors. Please visit the department’s web site for more information, including course descriptions, degree plans, and a gallery of productions at

Boyd Vance Scholarship

The Boyd Vance Scholarship is named in honor of the founder and director of ProArts Collective. One of Austin’s most acclaimed musical theater performers, Boyd Vance was also highly regarded for nurturing young performers and promoting African-American arts in Central Texas. Austin Community College is pleased to offer this scholarship to continue Mr. Vance’s mission of developing the talents of young African-American performers.

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