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The Vagina Monologues

The Eve Ensler play is presented here by V-Day Austin as a fundraiser for local organizations that work to stop violence against women and children. April 4-6. Fri.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-50.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

Ordinary Days

Penfold Theatre presents this new musical (Texas premier!) by Adam Gwon, directed by Michael McKelvey, in which 20-something and 30-something New Yorkers take different paths toward connection and meaning in their lives. Bonus: Sarah Marie Curry. See our review right here. Through April 6, Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20-25 ($18, students, seniors).

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/850-4849


Modern dance made astonishing and percussion that goes beyond thunderdome with every beat. Kinetic mayhem and madness, but perfectly orchestrated to blow your rhythm-loving mind. The eight performers of this award-winning troupe return to Austin to wreak a gorgeous havoc on the Paramount stage, using everything but conventional instruments, and we're gonna be sitting right there in slackjawed wonder at what miracles of movement they perform. April 1-6. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 5 & 9pm; Sun., 3 & 7pm. $55-80.

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470



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.

Auditions: Pygmalion

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.



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).

Boyd Vance Theatre at the Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia

Different Stages 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. $15-30.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/926-6747

Fronterafest Applications: Now

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.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

Merrily We Roll Along

This classic musical comedy charts the turbulent relationship between three friends as they negotiate their personal and professional lives in the entertainment business. Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Directed for St. Ed's by Ev Lunning, Jr. Our review? Here. Through April 13. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Extra show: Wed., April 9, 7:30pm. $25 ($20, students, seniors, SEU community).

Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 512/448-8484

From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach

This "interactive journey across a vast landscape of associate histories" features "original music, puppetry, dancing, marauding, a Yeahoh sighting, and enough champagne for everyone," with the whole thing scripted, as it were, by Sibyl Kempson and directed by Jenny Larson and Shawn Sides in a collaboration between Salvage Vanguard Theatre and those unstoppable Rude Mechs. Creations and contortions morphed over the course of three years by a cast and crew of fearless local notables, now unpacking in piles onstage. Through April 13. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Note: This joint's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. $20.

Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

The Gospel at Colonus

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. $25.

Topfer Theatre at Zach, 202 S. Lamar, 512/476-0541

Marvin's Room

Scott McPherson's dramatic comedy concerns the importance of family, no matter the destructive forces that exist within. Directed by Cathy Jones and Sarah Zeringue for Trinity Street Theatre. Through April 13. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. Donations accepted.

Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity, 512/402-3086

For Fear the Glass May Shatter

This operatic show explores the science and struggle around Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, exploring themes of scientific criticism, competition and collaboration, concern for reputation, the social and personal politics of war, and the role of women in science and culture. Conceived and written by David DeMaris, developed through workshops with the cast and musical collaborator Emily Breedlove, this complex spectacle is directed by Bonnie Cullum for the Vortex Repertory Company. Note: The show's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. Through April 18. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $10-30.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

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