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Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's classic romance of 1640 Paris, adapted by Anthony Burgess, is directed here by Jeff Hinkle for City Theatre. See our review right here. Through Aug. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $10-25.

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

Shakespeare at Winedale

It's the 44th season of UT-instigated Bardic thespianism out there in the gorgeous Hill Country, with The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Troilus and Cressida. Through Aug. 10.

Winedale Historical Center, 3738 FM2714, 979/278-3530

Summer Stock Austin

This tenth anniversary season of Summer Stock Austin bring us Footloose (directed and choreographed by Ginger Morris), Chicago (directed by Michael McKelvey, choreographed by Rocker Verastique), and the world premiere of Allen Robertson's Stone Soup. Through Aug. 10. $10 and up.

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

This Is Our Youth

This is Kenneth Lonergan's classic look at the lives of young adults – some pretty aimless, conniving, insecure young adults – you know: regular humans – trying to scrape by and figure out who the fuck they are in 1980s New York City. By stealing money from their lingerie-tycoon father? Good stuff, here directed by Dannie Snyder for Punchkin Repertory, and this is what our reviewer had to say. Through Aug. 10. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15.

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

The Soundtrack Series

Direct from New York City, but amplified with local luminaries, this popular show is where performers and writers take the mic to share the stories and memories they forever associate with a song from their past. Hosted by Dana Rossi and featuring Johnny Goudie, Mia Martina, Ellen Stader, Andy Campbell, Dale Dudley, and Laurie Gallardo. Sat., Aug. 9, 8pm. $10.

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


Port Authority

Hyde Park Theatre's Ken Webster returns to the darkly comedic scriptwork of Conor McPherson (St. Nicholas and The Good Thief), and the acclaimed actor/director's bringing Tom Green and Nate Jackson along with him in this story of a young man falling for his female roommate, a middle-aged alcoholic in a great job he can't handle, and a widower who receives a mysterious package. And our review's right here, pallie. Thu.-Sat., July 10-Aug. 9, 8pm. $20-22 (with discounts for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance; pay what you wish, Thursdays).

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


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


Teatro Vivo presents a new bilingual comedy written by Rupert Reyes and directed by Mary Alice Carnes, featuring Alejandra Murga, Karinna Perez-Cantu, Mario Ramirez, and the playwright himself. Through Aug. 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $14-20 (pay what you wish, Thursday).

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

Bright Now Beyond

Set decades after the events of The Wizard of Oz, this new work of musical theatre by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson is based loosely upon L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz. It's "one part trunk-show and one part ritual of remembrance," directed by Will Davis for Salvage Vanguard Theater, and featuring performances by Cami Alys, Florinda Bryant, Wesley Bryant, Jacques Colimon, the Chronicle's own Robert Faires, Nitra Gutierrez, Heather Hanna, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jarrett King, Alexis Leah Scott, Carla Nickerson, and Robert Pierson. Our review's right here. Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 23, 8pm. $15-20.

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Farthest Steep Of India

This new version of Shakespeare's classic features classical, folk, and Bollywood dance – and live music by the Sacred Cowgirls. Through Aug. 23. Thu.-Sat., 7pm. $15-30.

Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 512/472-5436,

The Who's Tommy

Pete Townshend's classic musical, of course, in which "Tommy falls down the rabbit hole into a rock-n-roll landscape where the 'deaf, dumb, and blind kid' encounters Uncle Ernie the Mad Hatter, his mother the White Queen, Cousin Kevin the Cheshire Cat, the Acid Red Queen, and his doctors Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum." Directed by Dave Steakley. You know the drill: Touch me, feel, me, reserve your tickets. But first, maybe see our review right here. July 9-Aug. 24. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-75.

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

Fiddler on the Roof

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater and the Trinity Street Players join forces to present this beloved musical on its 50th anniversary. Directed by Adam Roberts. Through Aug. 31. Thu. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. Donations accepted.

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

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