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    Estado Vegetal / Vegetative State

    Zilker Botanical Garden is excited to present this play by Manuela Infante, directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre and performed in Spanish and English. Equal parts ode to plant beauty, meditation of grief, virtuosic performances, plant philosophy, and Austin-grown weirdness, Estado Vegetal/Vegetative State tells the story of a neighborhood rocked by a disaster.
    Through Feb. 18. Fri.-Sat., 7pm. Donations accepted.
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    Auditions: Sanctuary City

    Ground Floor Theatre is holding auditions for this Martyna Majok play – the story of two teenagers who were brought to America and must navigate the pressures of having an unstable home life – to be directed by Andrea Nuñez for performances in May, with rehearsals beginning in April. Ground Floor is seeking actors from backgrounds that are not of Western European origin/ethnicity, or from a country of greater liberalism than the United States, for roles of female-identified (age 17-21), male-identified (age 17-21), and one older dude. See website for appointment and details.
    Auditions begin: Mon., Feb. 6, 6pm  
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    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo makes its first appearance here in the state capital, presenting five thrilling shows in which illusion teases reality.
    Feb. 2-5. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 1pm. $49 and up.  
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    Fire In Dreamland

    The Filigree Theatre presents Rinne Groff's new play that's set in Coney Island in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and follows a young woman as she crosses paths with an illusive and charismatic Dutch filmmaker who's obsessed with telling the story of the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s "Dreamland" to the ground. With Kathleen Fletcher, Brough Hansen, and Allen Porterie, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman.
    Through Feb. 12. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $25-40.  
    Factory on 5th, 3409 E. Fifth
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    FronteraFest 2023

    Austin's longest-running and most beloved performance festival returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus, presenting the work – maybe cheesy, maybe brilliant, maybe goofy, maybe badass, always unique – of actors, artists, poets, dancers, and performers of all types from Austin and Texas and beyond. This final week is reserved for Best of the Fest, the very cream of the theatrical crop. NOTE: See Brenner's FronteraFest feature right here (and of course the Fest's website) for more information.
    Through Feb. 18. Tue.-Sat., 8pm. $20 and up.  
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    In the Beginning

    This "wild woman dum dum show" by CB Goodman reimagines the Genesis story from a new perspective in order to free the beginning from shame, rejection, and labels. Inflatable friends. Ballet. Apocalyptic disco. In the Beginning uses comedy, satire, nontraditional storytelling , dance, puppets, and a pool party aesthetic to joyfully queer a repressive narrative.
    Through Feb. 11. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-100.  
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    Malum Malus Burlesque: Imbolc

    The wheel of the year inspires occult-based burlesque ensemble Malum Malus as they celebrate Imbolc. Witness a full-length show – curated by Balise Ricin and featuring performances by Ricin, Anastasia Arsenic, Fig, Sigh, Mandy, Shi Feticcio, and Sevyn – for three nights only.
    Thu.-Sat., Feb. 2-4, 8pm. $15-37.  
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    ZACH Theatre & Deaf Austin Theatre: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

    Performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, this new production of Cinderella showcases favorite tunes including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in "a funny and modern adaptation from the Broadway revival."
    Through March 5. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  

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