The Paramount Theatre

Selected Shorts


Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<strong>Selected Shorts</strong>
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Paramount Theatre and KUT present
Selected Shorts


Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $25-$35 plus fees

Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live as a popular New York City stage show that began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, with over 100,000 downloads every week.

There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, and always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and television who bring these short stories to life.

Selected Shorts: Uncharted Territories
The hit public radio series comes to Austin with an evening of moving, comical, and surprising stories about unexpected encounters in places both fantastical and close to home. Spellbinding tales will be performed by:


Zach Grenier is most often recognized as the ethically challenged family lawyer David Lee on The Good Wife. He has also played series regulars on BrainDead, C16:FBI, and Touching Evil, had recurring roles on 24 and Deadwood, and appeared in Turks and Caicos, the second installment in David Hare’s BBC thriller The Worricker Trilogy. His film credits include A Shock to the System, Tommy Boy, Donnie Brasco, Fight Club, Zodiac, and J. Edgar. On stage, he was most recently seen in Death of a Salesman at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Previous stage credits include Cromwell in A Manfor All Seasons at the Roundabout Theatre Company and the role of Dick Cheney in David Hare’s Stuff Happens at the New York Shakespeare Festival. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Beethoven in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations.

Melora Hardin can currently be seen as Jacqueline Carlyle on the Freeform series The Bold Type, which was just renewed for a second season. Other notable television credits include her role as Tammy Cashman on the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series Transparent, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, and guest-starring roles on The Office, The Blacklist, Friends, When We Rise, Scandal, and Monk. Feature films include 27 Dresses, The Hannah Montana Movie, and YOU (which she also directed). She recently completed the first-ever one-woman movie, Golden Vanity, and will appear in the upcoming films The S.H.U, Cruel Hearts, and 33 Liberty Lane. Her stage credits include Chicago on Broadway, Les Miserables at The Hollywood Bowl, and Richard II and Appropriate at the Mark Taper Forum.

Michael Imperioli is best known for his role on The Sopranos, for which he won an Emmy Award. Additional television credits include Californication, Lucifer, Law & Order, Life on Mars, Blue Bloods, Detroit 1-8-7, Hawaii Five-0 and Mad Dogs. He also appeared in the films Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Bad Boys, The Basketball Diaries, Clockers, Dead Presidents, Lean on Me, I Shot Andy Warhol, Last Man Standing, and Summer of Sam, which he co-wrote and co-produced. In 2008, He wrote and directed his first feature film, The Hungry Ghosts. Upcoming films include The Last Full Measure, Start Up, and Cabaret Maxime. He will also star in the new ABC television series, Alex, Inc.

*Due to a schedule conflict Kate Burton will no longer be appearing

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