by Alchemy Theatre Company

May. 31 - Jun. 16

(via Alchemy Theatre)KING OF HEARTS is a musical love story based on the popular film directed by Philippe de Broca.  The story is set in the fictional French village of DuTemps in September 1918, just at the end of World War 1, and follows Private Johnny Able’s whimsical quest for self-purpose.  A marvel in its reach and in its moods, KING OF HEARTS offers us something profoundly rare and magical – a romantic escape into the fantastic to discover the redemptive power of love.

The Alchemy Theatre brings its transformative and authentic storytelling to this rarely produced musical with music by Peter Link, lyrics by Jacob Brackman, book by Steve Tesich, directed by Michael Cooper and produced by Marnie Near.


Review by Sabrina Wallace, Austin Broadway World, June 3, 2024

Review by Cat McCarry, Austin Chronicle, June 7, 2024


“The musical is pure romantic escape – into fantasy and into the fantastic...a celebratory rite of love’s redemptive power. “

- Alan Klein of The New York Times 


The cast includes Patrick Regner, Sarah-Marie Curry, Sebastian Vitale, Chelsea Lane, Tim Blackwood, David Dech, Rachel Ditzig, Max Green, Leslie Hethcox, Sara Zare Ranjbar, Christopher Saenz, Noah Steele and Nicholaus Weindel. 

The KING OF HEARTS creative team includes Music Director Ellie Jarrett Shattles, Choreographer Kelly Hasandras, Costume Designer Stephanie Slayton, Lighting, Sound & Projection Designer Zackary Read, Set Designer Corey Green with Lucky Giraffe, Stage Manager Britney Salyer and Graphic Designer Paige Hoover.

Posted image by Paige Freeeman

The Alchemy Theatre was founded in 2017 with a mission to produce theatre for the Austin community that is, above all, honest and true. By telling stories that are meaningful and lasting, The Alchemy Theatre seeks to create a community of artists and audiences that celebrates the human experience together.

by Peter Link, Jacob, Brackman, Steve Tesich
Alchemy Theatre Company

May 31 - June 16, 2024
Whisenhut Stage
1510 Toomey Road
Zach Theatre
Austin, TX, 78704

May 31 - June 16, 2024

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Alchemy Theatre Company at Zach Theatre's Whisenhut stage

Tickets are $30 - $55 and can be purchased from Zach Theatre HERE.