TexARTS presents David Grapes and Todd Olson's celebration of the songs, dances, and humorous stories of the legendary singer’s career, featuring Leslie Hollingsworth, Matt Harris Andersen, Michael Marchese, and Megan Richards Wright. Directed by Sarah Gay and John Vander Gheynst. Through July 24. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $40-60.
Doctuh Mistuh and Austin Playhouse are looking for actors who can sing, each of whom who will play multiple characters in Poe’s life, for this musical extravaganza to be presented in Austin this fall. Contact Michael McKelvey via email for appointment and details! (And see right here for a preview of what the show's like.)
The acclaimed program's 2016 Summer Class takes the stage out in Round Top this July with performances of Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and for the first time in the organization’s 46-year history, King John. See website for details. Through Aug. 7. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm. $5-10.
The Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s premier African-American theatre group, presents this George C. Wolfe adaptation of three stories by famed writer Zora Neale Hurston: "Sweat," "Story in Harlem Slang," and "The Gilded Six Bits." Directed by Marcus McQuirter and starring Billy Harden, Carla Nickerson, Marc Pouhé, Janis Stinson, and Saul Paul. Through July 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25.
Here's the latest play – the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner, no less – from Annie Baker, who wrote three of HPT's biggest hits: The Aliens, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Body Awareness. You know the term "flipped the script," yes? For this exploration of a friendship between three young movie theatre workers (directed by Ken Webster and featuring Delanté G. Keys, Katie Kohler, and Shanon Weaver), that familiar Hyde Park Theatre has flipped the stage itself. Recommended. Through Aug. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show: Sun., July 24, 2pm. $22-26 (pay what you can, Thursdays).
This musical is based, of course, on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Directed by Dave Steakley for Zach Theatre, with musical direction by Allen Robertson. And your stars for the classic fantasy are, tyvm, Jill Blackwood and Matthew Redden. July 21-Sept. 4. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $29-79.
J. Robert Moore stars in this one-man show, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Nat Miller, about what happens when a struggling Hollywood actor takes a job working in the underground mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu dream house – and La Barbra herself shows up. Shenanigans, we reckon, ensue. Through Aug. 14. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $29 and up.