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    Million Dollar Quartet

    This rocking show with pro-level entertainers brings to life the night in 1956 that Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins joined forces at Sun Studio in Memphis for the greatest jam session ever.
    Through Sept. 3. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

    TexARTS presents that sexy Lone Star musical based on the story by Larry L. King. You know it from the movie, right? Now see the shenanigans play out onstage in all their live, fully choreographed, showtune-fueled, chicken-ranch glory – directed by Sarah Gay.
    Through Sept. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $40 and up.  
    2300 Lohman's Spur.
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    Building the Wall

    Robert Schenkkan’s new play depicts a dystopia, wrought via President Trump’s border and immigration policies, wherein a writer interrogates the director of a private prison who awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal requirements. This regional premiere is directed by Brant Pope and showcases Franchelle Stewart Dorn and David Sitler among the other talents onstage.
    Through Sept. 8. Tue.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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    Chicago

    City Theatre presents this modern Kander and Ebb classic, a snazzy murder-fueled spectacle of a 1920s-era musical, here directed by Matthew Shead.
    Through Sept. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20-$35.  
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    Collection

    What do we hold on to? How can we let go? What does it mean to love and how do we learn? Generic Ensemble Company’s newly devised play, partially inspired by the habits of bower birds, explores these questions.
    Through Sept. 9. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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    Ocean

    Ebony Stewart returns to the Vortex with the world premiere of a new play that weaves her evocative poetry, brilliant storytelling, feminist aesthetic, and spiritual depth into a powerful new performance. Directed by Sonja Parks.
    Aug. 31-Sept. 4; Thu.-Mon., 8pm. $15-35. Two-for-one admission with donation of two cans for SafePlace, Thursdays & Sundays).  
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    Perfect Life

    This musical, based on One Man Band by James Lecesne, tells the story of a man's journey to find his missing wife. Staged by Larry and Laurie Hochman and Marc Elliot for Austin Theatre Project.
    Through Sept. 9. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5:30pm
    Trinity Black Box Theatre, 901 Trinity.
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    This Random World

    Here's the Austin premiere of Steven Dietz's funny, intimate, and heartbreaking new play that explores the comedy of missed connections. The cast, you'll be glad to note, includes the fine talents of Joey Banks, Jacqui Cross, Babs George, Jess Hughes, Molly Karrasch, Carla Nickerson, and J. Ben Wolfe – and everything's directed by Don Toner for Austin Playhouse.
    Through Sept. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm