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    Sunny Days

    The Vortex presents two nights of staged readings of Reina Hardy's dynamic play featuring people and puppets, set in the broken worlds of war-torn Kosovo, the Texas migration crisis, and the climate-ravaged future.: Directed by Rudy Ramirez, with puppet design by Glass Half Full's Caroline Reck.
    Fri.-Sat., Aug. 18-19, 8pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Picnic

    City Theatre presents William Inge's American classic and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an endearing portrait about the line between family and self-reliance, restraint and desire. Directed by Payton Trahan.
    Through Sept. 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  
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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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    Ventanas: Circus Through the Window

    Cirque Vida invites you to glimpse into human lives through the dim light of a window. Using a combination of dynamic circus performance, dance, and acrobatics, the talented cast explores the complexities of close relationships and the familiarity of day-to-day routines.
    Aug. 16-20. See website for showtimes. $35 and up.  

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