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    Texas Burlesque Festival

    Looking for an exciting, titillating night out? You'll find it over three days at this festival featuring the legendary Penny Starr Sr., fresh off her appearance on America’s Got Talent and this year's reigning King of Burlesque, P. NoNoire. With too much talent to fit in the originally planned two days, they added a Thursday mixer and performance at Kick Butt Coffee (5775 Airport), with the remaining shows at the Long Center.
    May 11-13. Thu., 7pm; Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $40 and up.  
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    Disco Dracula

    The commedia dell'arte madcaps of La Fenice have taken everything they love in 1970s films about New York's seedy underbelly – and scary, awkward, or awkwardly-scary Dracula media – and crammed it all into one late-night show that, they tell us, you'll immediately feel ashamed you saw. "All of our vampires will sparkle. Every one of us will shake our money maker. Every one of us will apply a dubious accent with less-than-stellar consistency." With Kareem Badr, Nate Dunaway, Kelly Hasandras, Kate Meehan, and Adam Rodriguez japing wild? Sounds like a good time to us!
    Through May 20. Fri.-Sat.,10pm. $10-20.  
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    Paula Vogel's thrilling drama follows the journey of a small theatre company as they tell us the story of Sholem Asch's controversial play, The God of Vengeance, from its origins in Poland 1907. The play achieved great success in Europe and the Yiddish theatre scene of downtown New York City. But when an English-translation was attempted on Broadway, it was too scandalous for the general public, and the entire cast was arrested and charged with obscenity. An all-star cast is directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, and we've got Bob Abelman's full review right here.
    Through May 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $21 and up (pick your price, Thursdays).  
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    The Baker's Wife

    Directed by Michael Cooper for the Alchemy Theatre. See Bob Abelman's full review right here!
    Through June 11. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $30-55.  
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    The Last Cyclist

    City Theatre presents Naomi Patz’s reimagined production of a banned World War II comedy cabaret. Bear witness to this new historical record of atrocities, this fascinating work of Jewish defiance, this vividly staged proof that, in the darkest of times, art sustains life – and hope.
    Through May 21. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15 and up.  
    1507 Wilshire
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    The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

    A cross between Agatha Christie and Charles Ludlam - seasoned with a dash of Noises Off - this play, produced by City Theatre Austin, brings the laughs as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher," but not before the audience has been treated to a rollicking good time.
    Through May 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    This is Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork, with direction by Bartlett Sher, and Emmy-winning actor Richard Thomas playing the role of Atticus Finch in this national tour. Need we say more? No - get your tickets ASAP. Because, look at Bob Abelman's review, FFS.
    May 9-14. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $50-165.  

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