525 E. Sixth, 512/320-0553
Back in the disco days of 1977, East Sixth Street was mostly a quiet home to winos and shuttered turn-of-the-last-century business facades that made for cheap rentals. In a tale as old as opportunity, some scrappy artists set up shop and began creating. Esther’s Follies has been producing its socially satirical, modern vaudeville show ever since and become a cornerstone of today’s thronging “Dirty Sixth” experience. The 290-seat house incorporates the show on the sidewalk outside the theatre into the act through the giant window on the back wall of the stage. Skits heavy on political parody, jaunty musical send-ups, and awe-inspiring magic courtesy of Ray Anderson come together in this Austin entertainment institution.
Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue
with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window! Esther's rolls out The Trump Musical
that's chock full of 45's worst nightmares, the sweatin'-to-the-free-market aerobics of the Paul Ryan Workout
, the classic Dysfunctional Family Holiday
sketch, and much more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson
is going to … walk right through a mirror? See it happen here tonight! Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.