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    Trouble Puppet: Year of Fundraising Dangerously

    Trouble Puppet presents a one-night-only fundraiser performance showcasing the work of first-time puppet-makers. Exploring elements of American Blood Song, Trouble Puppet's 2019 operetta about the tragic saga of the Donner Party, this production focuses on the experience of a young girl in a harrowing crossing of the Great Plains and the grim fate awaiting her wagon train in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The performance will be roughly 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A with artistic director Connor Hopkins and members of the workshop discussing their experience of puppetry.
    Sat., June 17, 8pm. $15-40.  
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    Unique Voices Showcase

    Cinnamon Path Theatre presents three writers (Maggie Gallant, Nailah Jumoke, and Tristan Mercado) and their views on legends, housewives, and royal society in a night of monologues about Billie Holiday, HOA queens, pandas, and British royalty.
    Sat., June 17, 6pm. $5.  
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    Thank You and Have a Nice Day

    Macabre and riddled with darkly funny twists, this original ensemble piece scripted by Monroe Oxley explores our forgiveness and faith in each other. And kolaches. And some mighty weird weather. Directed by Jon DeMitchell for Summer Break Theatre, featuring the performative talents of Maggie Meador, Anna Becker, David Lampe, Yaakov Abrams, and Shane Cullum.
    Through June 17. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $20-22.  
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    Big Fish

    Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest – and then some. Starring Andrew Cannata, Connor Barr, Sarah Zeringue, Liam Minor, Cara Bernstein, Braden Tanner, Stephen Mercantel, Brian Coughlin, Kia Malone, Amy Morgan Minor, Mia Carter, and Nicholas Hunter. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, for Austin Playhouse.
    Through July 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34 and up; pick-your-price, Thursdays.  
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    Broadway in Austin: Hairspray

    You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
    June 13-18. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $35 and up.  
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    Gilbert & Sullivan Austin: The McAdo

    The Mikado has been moved to the highlands of Scotland and has become The McAdo. Gilbert’s libretto and Sullivan’s score will be kept virtually intact, while the scenery and costumes will reflect the Scottish moors. It’s a farcical tale of a wand’ring minstrel, a cowardly executioner, an iron-fisted ruler, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater – directed by Michelle Hache, with musical direction by Jeffrey Jones-Ragona.
    Through June 18. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-100.  
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    Noises Off

    In this rip-roaring, hilarious farce, a touring theatrical troupe is performing Nothing On, a silly comedy in which lovers frolic, doors slam, and double entendres are tossed with abandon. Hijinks ensue - but the show still must go on! And, oh! Here's our recent review of the production!
    Through July 19. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-90.  
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    The Comedy of Errors

    Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, returns for its 15th year with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The company will feature young actors who receive intensive instruction in Elizabethan acting, movement and stage craft.
    Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $12-22.  
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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    This Oscar Wilde classic follows the romantic misadventures of a pair of English cads who devise a double life in order to impress the strong-willed women whose hearts they hope to win. But both friends aren't entirely who they appear to be, and a madcap comedy of teatime pitfalls, unexpected antics, and hilarious revelations ensues.
    Through June 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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    The Mad Ones

    Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk's compelling play of life on the cusp of adulthood is directed by Marcus McQuirter for ACC Drama. "When Kelly’s killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision. Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?"
    Through June 25. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2pm. $8.  

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