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    Tom Booker's Game Night!

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 23, 2016 - January 28, 2017

    ** FREE PARKING!  DONATION BAR!  LOTS OF LAUGHS! **

    Join Tom Booker as he host an late night show catering to those who love to play improv games! Tom will invite audience members up to play the improv games that you've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and at your finer improv venues around town. 

    All are invited to play regardless of your level of improv experience. And Tom Booker ...more


    Bloomsday

    Presented by Austin Playhouse

    January 13 - February 5, 2017

    Austin Playhouse is proud to present the Texas Premiere of Bloomsday by one of Austin’s most acclaimed playwrights, Steven Dietz. In this literature-laden love story, an American man searches...more

    The Best Of The Back Pack

    Presented by The Back Pack

    January 27 - February 5, 2017

    The Best of The Back Pack

    The Back Pack is proud to present THE BEST OF our first full season of "The Back Pack Presents:" series as part of Hyde Park Theatre's Frontera Festival: Bring...more

    Crimes of the Heart

    Presented by The City Theatre Company at The City Theatre, Austin

    January 13 - February 5, 2017

    Even an imperfect family is family enough. This rings true in Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, spinning the zany story of a dysfunctional southern family, told with passion, loads of...more

    The Thing in Grandma's Closet

    Presented by Pollyanna Theatre Company at The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre, Austin

    January 28 - February 5, 2017

    Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents The Thing in Grandma’s Closet by...more

    Tuesday Night Stories

    Presented by Austin Playback Theatre

    February 7, 2017

    Join us for Tuesday Night Stories!

    On the first Tuesday of each month (doors at 7pm; show 7:30-9:00), Austin Playback Theatre is collaborating with a local nonprofit for an evening of...more

    A Perfect Robot

    Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin

    January 19 - February 11, 2017

    The VORTEX

    presents

    The World Premiere of

    A Perfect Robot

    By Sarah Saltwick

    Directed...more

    The Big Easy

    Presented by Austin Samba at Stateside at the Paramount, Austin

    February 17 - February 18, 2017

    Austin Samba, the largest samba percussion and dance group in the United States, will present The Big Easy on Friday and Saturday, February 17 – 18, 2017 at 7 pm at the Stateside Theatre at the...more

    24th Annual FronteraFest

    Presented by FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin

    January 17 - February 18, 2017

    One of the most popular and longest running performance events in the country, FronteraFest returns for its 24th year. A collaboration between Hyde Park Theatre and...more

    Long Center Presents: Once

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    February 18 - February 19, 2017

    Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage,...more

    Hot Belly

    Presented by Paper Chairs

    February 3 - February 19, 2017

    paper chairs proudly announces the rolling world premiere of
    Hot Belly
    a new play by Diana Lynn Small

    February 3-19, 2017
    with 9 productions Fri, Sat, Sun, all...more

    Don Quixote de La Redo

    Presented by Glass Half Full Theater and Teatro Vivo at Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin

    February 9 - February 25, 2017

    Don Quixote de La Redo is set in an imagined future near the border between Texas and México, in a place that used to be called “Laredo.” A pair of drifters encounter...more

    Start Trekkin'

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    January 7 - February 25, 2017

    Every Saturday at 8pm in January and February, the cast of Start Trekkin will take you on a never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen-again trek through the many worlds of the beloved, campy 1960s...more

    Meet the Playwright: Dr. Lisa B. Thompson

    Presented by Windsor Park Library at Austin Public Library- Windsor Park Branch, Austin

    February 25, 2017

    Lisa Thompson is an Austin-based theatre artist and scholar whose critically acclaimed plays and innovative work explore issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.

    Thompson is also...more

    The Marvelous Wonderettes

    Presented by TexARTS at TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theater, Austin

    February 17 - February 26, 2017

    Take a trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes; four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives...more

    The Taming

    Presented by Paradox Players at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Austin

    February 10 - February 26, 2017

    The Taming

    In this hilariously raucous, all-female "power-play," contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize...more

    The Impromp-Two

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 22 - February 26, 2017

    The ImprompTwo is a casual evening of improv performance featuring the B. Iden Payne Nominated dramatic Improv duo Cascade (Sarah Marie Curry and Cat Drago) with a different top-notch guest...more

    W/RITING THE WORLD, an online workshop with Caridad Svich

    Presented by ScriptWorks at Online

    January 30 - March 4, 2017

    How do we write/right the rites of our world in all of its trouble and joy? How do we make plays as citizen-artists? This playwriting intensive focuses on the writing of a first draft centered...more

    Prohibition: A Musical Comedy

    Presented by Crank Collective at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    February 23 - March 4, 2017

    100 years ago, Prohibition was the struggle that divided America.  Set in Texas, this one-hour musical comedy tells the true story of the fight between the "Drys" and the "Wets."   This...more

    The Great Society

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    January 25 - March 5, 2017

    The Texas Premiere of The Great Society

    This is the second of Robert Schenkkan’s LBJ plays exploring Texas’ own political mastermind and his memorable years in the White House. Despite...more

    Old Times

    Presented by Austin Shakespeare at The Long Center: Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre, Austin

    February 16 - March 5, 2017

    Austin Shakespeare seats the audience in the round for Harold Pinter’s Old Times at The Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This sensual, poetic and deeply...more

    Missed Connections ATX

    Presented by Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    February 4 - March 11, 2017

    Celebrate love and second chances at Missed Connections ATX, an improv show inspired by Craigslist Missed Connections ads. 

    Missed Connections ATX marries short- and long-form improv...more

    Death of a Salesman

    Presented by Austin Playhouse

    February 17 - March 12, 2017

    Austin Playhouse brings Arthur Miller’s classic drama Death of a Salesman to life from February 17 – March 12, 2017. It’s 1949 in Brooklyn, and Willy Loman, the failing salesman who once...more

    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    March 21 - March 26, 2017

    Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the...more

    Long Center Presents: Greater Tuna

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    April 14 - April 15, 2017

    Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are...more

    Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play!

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Zach Scott Kleberg Stage, Austin

    February 14 - April 28, 2017

    When Gerald and Piggie get together, anything is possible. They might wear silly hats, get invited to a fancy pool costume party, or learn a crazy new dance. Based on the wildly popular, beloved...more

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    April 19 - April 30, 2017

    Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House,...more

    Something Rotten!

    Presented by Broadway Across America at Texas Performing Arts- Bass Concert Hall, Austin

    May 30 - June 4, 2017

    This hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer...more

    Long Center Presents: Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    June 6 - June 8, 2017

    The producers of the best-selling magic show in the world (The Illusionists) have teamed up with award-winning puppeteers (from productions such as Warhorse) to create a TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY CIRCUS...more

    The Fancy Pants Mash Up

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 6, 2014 - May 1, 2020

    Sometimes the owners of the Hideout go on fancy trips. And sometimes, while on these fancy trips, they find something so delightful that they can’t help but bring it back to share with...more

    The Flying Theater Machine

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 2, 2021

     Select Sundays in May & June, at the Hideout Theatre, Flying Theater Machine presents a hilarious and delightful family friendly improv show:...more

    Free Class

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 4, 2014 - May 21, 2022

    Curious about classes at the Hideout, but not quite ready to commit to six weeks and $189? Come check out a FREE sample of our classes.

    We’ll give you a low-pressure taste of the...more

    Pick Your Own Path

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 13, 2014 - November 11, 2022

    BEWARE AND WARNING!

    This show is different from all other shows.

     

     

    You the audience and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in the story.

    Do...more

    The Free Fringe

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 22, 2014 - May 24, 2024

    After a few drinks at the bar, improvisers are prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea for a show…”...more

    Maestro: Elimination-Style Improv Comedy

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 17, 2014 - May 25, 2024

    Every Saturday at 10:00 the Hideout presents twelve of Austin’s virtuoso improv comedians for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make...more

    The Weekender

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 26, 2024

    Every Sunday night is a combination of Austin’s newest student performers and some of the most experienced troupes in town.  Get blown away by the raw, joyful energy of the...more

    The Big Bash

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

    The Big Bash‘s all-star lineup of performers will kick off your weekend with games, scenes and improvised stories in the audience’s favorite genres. This show combines the very best...more

    PGraph Presents

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

     

    Parallelogramophonograph (Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward) has been performing together for over 8 years and 500 shows (and counting!).

    They specialize...more

    The Threefer

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Threefer is absolutely the best way to get a sample of what Austin improv has to offer. Troupes from every improv theater in town converge to perform here every Thursday, for only three...more

    Kick Butt Actors Open Mic

    Presented by Kick Butt Coffee at Kick Butt Coffee, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Kick Butt Coffee Mic is open to all actors...film, stage, internet or otherwise to work out your craft in front of a real live audience. Like all our new open mics this may take some time to...more

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