by Hideout Theatre

Jan. 06 - Mar. 03, 2018

Is “Annie” your jam? Is “Newsies” the soundtrack for your life? Does “Oliver!” speak your truth? 

Then you’re gonna love "Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical" Saturdays at 8pm!


Video by Magic Spoon Productions


(photos by Steve Rogers)

Orphans have taken oveer Saturdays at The Hideout Theatre!

Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical follows a ragtag group of grime-streaked and adorable orphaned kids and teens at the turn of the 20th century as they navigate a filthy industrial world filled with snarling coppers, careless caregivers, and vengeful villains.

Co-directors Bridget Brewer and Kaci Beeler were inspired to create Orphans! when they discovered their mutual love of the stage and cinematic musicals featuring plucky orphans like Annie, OLIVER!, and Newsies.


Tickets are $15 plus service fees. Buy online via The Hideout Theatre.


(photos by Steve Rogers)


Every performance will feature a different big city and new orphan occupation (see the inspiring line-up below) and yes, each show is completely improvised on-the-spot, *including* the high-energy song and dance numbers.

With a talented cast of 16 of Austin’s very best improvisers, actors, comedians, and singers led by our B. Iden Payne award-winning musical directors Ammon Taylor and Tosin Awofeso, backed by our technical improvisers in the booth, ORPHANS! is an upbeat and memorable musical spectacular that’s not to be missed!


(photos by Steve Rogers)




January 6th

Street Cleaners of New York City

January 13th

Chimney Sweeps of London

January 20th

Factory Waifs of Chicago

January 27th

Catacomb Children of Paris

February 3rd

Mudlarks of London

February 10th

Convent Orphans of New York City

February 17th

Guillotine Cleaners of Paris

February 24th

Breaker Boys of London

March 3rd

Pickpockets of New York City






(Photos by Steve Rogers)

Directors – Bridget Brewer and Kaci Beeler

Musical Directors – Tosin Awofeso and Ammon Taylor

Acting Ensemble – Kaci Beeler, Bridget Brewer, Rachel Elaine Creason, Katie Dahm, Shannon Dale Stott, Cat Drago, Tyler Groce, Courtney Hopkin, Margaret Rose Hunsicker, Jordan T. Maxwell, Erin Molson, Frank Sánchez, Mallory Schlossberg, Marc Jalandoon, Rob Yoho, J.R. Zambrano

Technical Team & Costumers:

Technical Director – Lindsey McGowen

Light Design – Jay Mahavier (Lead), Greg Blank

Sound Design – Michael Yew (Lead), Andre K. Buchanan

Costume Design – Carolyn Gjertsen

Costume Builders – Cindy Page, Danielle DaVerona

Stage Managers – Shay Millheiser and Joey Neugart

Graphic & Scenic Design – Kaci Beeler


Photography – Steve Rogers


by Hideout Theatre improv team
Hideout Theatre

January 06 - March 03, 2018
Hideout Theatre
617 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701

Saturdays at 8 p.m.