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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

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.

2300 Lohman's Spur #160, Lakeway.


Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

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.)

Shakespeare at Winedale

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.

Winedale Historical Complex, Round Top.


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. And here's our review. Through July 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25.

Austin Playhouse, ACC Highland, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams' classic is restaged here by the City Theatre company under the direction of Jeff Hinkle. Through Aug. 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870

The Flick

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. And our Robert Faires pretty much flipped for this terrific show. Recommended. Through Aug. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-26 (pay what you can, Thursdays).

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

Summer Stock Austin: The Addams Family

The Broadway musical sensation brings the familiar and bizarre antics of your favorite family of darkness to life. Note: Summer Stock's coterie of high school students from around the country is also presenting Carnival this year. Through Aug. 13.. $25 and up.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

Hold Me Well

This is the world premiere of Eva Suter's new play, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of Shakespeare's Othello. The fierce cast, directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, comprises Ellie McBride, Elizabeth Mason, Hayley Armstrong, Emily Rankin, and Taylor Flanagan. Through Aug. 7. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Mon., Aug. 1, 8pm. $13-25.

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

Mary Poppins

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. Through Sept. 4. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $29-79.

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

Buyer and Cellar

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.

Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside, 512/476-0594

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