This is Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical
about the lives and motivations of nine men and women who attempted to or were successful in assassinating American presidents. Directed by Philip Olson
for Soubrette Productions
. Through April 20. Thu.-Sun., 10pm
. $25 ($20, seniors; $15, students).
This George Bernard Shaw classic (you know: My Fair Lady) will be produced by Different Stages in June and July under the direction of Norman Blumensaadt. Note that all principal roles have been cast; this call is for casting the Eynsford Hills and other supporting roles (men and women, ages 25-65). Also note: British accents are required. See website for details; call for appointment. Mon.-Tue., April 21-22, 7-8:30pm. Waller Creek School, 4100 Red River.
UT's Department of Theatre and Dance presents this Tony-winning musical about a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Through April 19. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2 & 7pm. $15-25.
B. Iden Payne Theatre, Winship Drama Bldg., 24th & San Jacinto, 512/471-5793
UT's Department of Theatre and Dance presents Martin McDonagh's disturbing play about a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. Wed.-Sat., April 16-19, 7:30pm. Free.
This sprawling spectacle of performances and concerts and exhibitions
is one of the city's brightest annual treasures
, bringing in artists and creative teams from all over the world
, presenting compelling works by those beyond-Texasers as well as by talented locals, and offering it gratis
– that's free
gratis – to all and sundry. It's two weeks full of nonstop art
and process-oriented conversations
and everything else that Ron Berry
and Brad Carlin
and Natalie George
and their many fierce friends have gathered for the city's enjoyment. Subhuman Theatre! Miwa Matreyek! Bird & Anchors! Rosalyn Nasky! Magnifico!
See the Fusebox website for details. Through April 27
This is the world premiere of an original play by Austin's own Cyndi Williams
. Listen: "When the ghosts of their past are unleashed, the residents of an exclusive retirement community must come to terms with lost love, triumphs, fears, and the choices that haunt and connect us all." Directed by Lara Toner
for Austin Playhouse
. See our review right here
. Through May 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport
presents this Preston Jones
comedy about the fading dregs of a fraternity of good ol' boys who encounter at chance to revive the glory of the club's golden age – but maybe it's not quite gonna work out that way
. Directed by Bob Tolaro
. Through April 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
. Extra show: Sun., April 27, 3pm
. No show: Fri., April 25
City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/926-6747
The Shakespeare classic, yes. As presented by those Baron's Men
, who always go whole hog on the traditional practices and do this tale up right
, out there at Richard Garriott's place. Bonus: Come early for the pre-show market. Fri.-Sat., April 4-12, 8pm; Thu.-Sat., April 17-26, 8pm
This Stephen Sondheim musical
, directed by Barbara Schuler
for Austin Theatre Projects
, features Andrew Bosworth
as Bobby – a dedicated bachelor poised on at least three cusps of commitment. April 11-26. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm
. Extra shows: Sat., April 19, 2pm; Sun., April 13 & 27, 3pm
"It's 1972, and two middle-aged Canadian farmers encounter an eager young actor whose theater collective is writing play about farming. One farmer is stern and curmudgeonly; the other's war injury has cost him his memory." Michael Healey
wrote it; Ken Webster
's directing it; Michael Stuart
, Jon Cook
, and that same Webster star in it. The last time this play was staged by HPT, it was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows
the theatre had ever done. Reckon it'll be at least as good this time 'round, too. Through April 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm
. Extra show: Sun., April 20, 2pm
. $20-22 (with discounts for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance members); pay-what-you-wish, Thursdays.
There's still time to submit your applications for Fronterafest 2016's Short Fringe. You know you want to have your 25 minutes in the spotlight, to have a performance you've created be the cynosure of your friends and neighbors and the hundreds of citizens from Austin and beyond who attend Fronterafest each year. Well, get to it, because time's a-wasting! See the website for details.
Enid Bagnold's classic play – part comedy of manners, part murder mystery – concerns a mysterious stranger who is employed as a governess. What happens between her and her young charge? Where does the murder part come in? See this show for answers. Directed by the unstoppable Frank Benge for Sam Bass Theatre out there in Round Rock. Through May 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $18 ($15, seniors, students, educators, military; $13, Thursdays).
Based on Sophocles' Oedipus
, this musical tells the story of Oedipus’ return home seeking forgiveness, redemption, and transformation – in the context of a gospel church service. It's an all-new production of the theatrical landmark
, directed by Dave Steakley
, with vocals by Austin's most acclaimed singers. See our review right here
. April 2-27. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm
The ever-intrepid Present Company Theatre
presents this beloved Shakespeare comedy by performing it on the rooftop
of Downtown Austin's Whole Foods Market
. It's a production of many exceptional moments
. Through May 11. Fri.-Sun., 6:30pm
. Donations accepted.