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Theatre for Sat., April 20
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    Fusebox Festival

    Here's the annual festival of live performance and music and film and all manner of vibrant presentation, from the popular to the arcane and many sizzling points between, as curated by a wide-ranging team of cultural instigators, and featuring artists local and national and from across the globe. Many of the gigs are already booked solid, mind, but there are still a few shows available for the art-hungry public.
    Wed.-Sun., April 17-21
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    Last: An Extinction Comedy

    Witness the world premiere of this new play that blends improvisation, comedy, and environmental activism as "a troupe of tired and really hungry comedians roams the crumbling remains of human civilization, performing sketches about extinction." Why is this actually a promising concept? Because it's a Vortex collab between the award-winning director Rudy Ramirez and that improv powerhouse Sarah Marie Curry, with Bonnie Cullumreturning to the stage after a 20-year hiatus! – among a cast of talented theatre stalwarts.
    March 29-April 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Matilda the Musical

    Take a journey through the world of this Tony-winning hit, based on Roald Dahl's story about an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. No, this spectacular show ain't just for kids – it's a legit tale of empowerment for all. Directed by Abe Reybold and Nat Miller for Zach Theatre, with musical direction by Allen Robertson, and, well, you know the music and lyrics for this things were writ by Tim Minchin, right?
    April 3-May 12. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    The Rain Sessions

    Bottle Alley Theatre Company returns to its horror roots with this newest offering, an introspective piece about a necromancer and her raising of the dead over four storm-filled nights. Written and directed by Chris Fontanes, starring Annlise Smithmier, Liz Waters, Danielle Bondurant, and Rachel Holderbach.
    Fri.-Sun., 8pm, April 19-28. $10.  
    212 W. 55th 1/2th

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