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    Auditions: Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies on Sixth Street is holding auditions for male performers with comedy, musical, stage, and light dance experiences. Auditions will be held in early August, from 2:30-4pm, or upon appointment. Note: Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week, noon-3pm, and before shows on Thursdays and Fridays, 6-7pm. All performers must attend rehearsals to be in the shows. Pay starts at $600 weekly. See website for details!
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    Auditions: Sembrando Herencia

    Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is auditioning for roles in The Prince & The Pana, an original play featuring a multi-ethnic cast: adults, all ages, including lively seniors, for performances in December. Actors must reside in Austin or surrounding areas. See website to schedule a preliminary Zoom interview with Dr. Tekina-eiru Maynard.
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    God of Carnage

    Beyond August Productions presents this comedic play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production is directed by Robyn Conner, and stars Shannon Embry, Jill Klopp Turner, Chuck Winkler, and Peter Young.
    Through Aug. 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25-30.  
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    Head Over Heels

    This laugh-out-loud love story about the outrageous escapades of a royal family is set to the music of the iconic 1980s rock band the Go-Go’s and includes the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” Featuring the Go-Go’s very own Kathy Valentine as music director.
    Through Sept. 10. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    Jenna and the Whale

    Written by Miami playwrights Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline, Jenna and the Whale is about life, death, and who we are in a community as individuals. This world premiere presentation is directed by Lisa Scheps for Ground Floor Theatre in collaboration with Broadway United, and features performances by Kelsey Mazak, Matthew Vo, Keaton Patterson, Jennifer Jennings, Tonie Knight, and Brooke Ashley Eden. And, look: Here's Bob Abelman's review of the show.
    Through Aug. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun, 5pm. $24-45.  
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    Matilda the Musical

    Zilker Theatre Productions presents the story of a girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous romp for children and adults alike.
    Through Aug. 12. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8:15pm. Free.
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    Small Steps

    Shrewd Productions presents the first world premiere of local playwright Briandaniel Oglesby. This "hilarious and campy, but heartfelt" play deals with the very real themes of isolation and loneliness, and the bravery involved in searching for real connection in our disconnected world. Directed by Braxton Rae, starring Dane Parker, Jen Brown, Trey Deason, Shannon Grounds, and Andy Shaw.
    Through Aug. 12. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
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    TexARTS: 9 to 5

    TexARTS' Professional Series presents this classic musical, based on the 1980s movie, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.
    Through Aug. 27. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $45-55.  

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