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    The Boys Next Door

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

    January 15 - February 7, 2016

    The hilarious and heartwarming play focuses on the lives of four mentally handicapped men who live together under the watchful eye of their sincere, yet despairing, social worker.  Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the ...more


    IN REAL LIFE - Valentine's weekend world premiere to celebrate our 35th season

    Presented by Austin Chamber Ensemble

    February 12 - February 13, 2016

    What are you doing Valentine's Weekend? Bring your date (or meet someone at the concert!) to the world premiere of a song cycle about online dating!

    In Real Life...more

    Love Me Tinder

    Presented by Heckle Her Productions at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin

    February 10 - February 13, 2016

    In this high energy, comedy filled musical revue, “Love Me Tinder” asks, “What is love?” In this modern age, do our devices bring us together or tear us apart? From an elderly couple...more

    MetaCartography #3 {an iterative mindmapping installation}

    Presented by dystheatre and The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 13, 2016

    Dearest Participants in Happiness is a Choice!


    Our next public experiment will be Saturday, February 13th...more

    Director's Choice

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

    February 12 - February 14, 2016

    Director's Choice

    Artistic Director Stephen Mills introduces two extraordinary choreographic talents to local audiences, while unveiling a world-premiere work of...more

    Uh-oh Amore! or Fractured Tales from Cupid’s Files

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

    February 13 - February 14, 2016

    Uh-oh Amore! or Fractured Tales from Cupid’s Files

    A collection of short plays that peers into the lives of several very different couples and...more

    The Doyle & Debbie Show

    Presented by Ameripolitan Awards Production at Stateside at the Paramount, Austin

    February 14 - February 15, 2016

    Ameripolitan Awards Productions announces the addition of critically acclaimed The Doyle & Debbie Show to the Ameripolitan Music Awards weekend celebration. Created by...more

    3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

    Presented by Ameripolitan Awards Production at Paramount Theatre, Austin

    February 16, 2016

    The 3rd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards will be held Tuesday, February 16th, 8:00 pm at the historic Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, Texas with music...more

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Presented by Texas State University-San Marcos

    February 16 - February 21, 2016

    Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its wit and humor. An eclectic...more

    Narnia: The Musical

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    January 29 - February 21, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    Narnia: The Musical

    January 29-February 21 (Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.)

    Performed in the indoor Burdine...more

    2016 OUTsider Festival

    Presented by OUTsider Film & Arts Festival at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin

    February 17 - February 21, 2016

    OUTsider, the Austin-based non-profit arts festival and conference celebrating the LGBTQI creative community, returns for its second season Feb. 17 - 21. The festival will feature five days...more

    Very Truly Yours, Gilbert & Sullivan

    Presented by Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Austin at First Presbyterian Church of Austin, Austin

    February 21, 2016

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin Presents Its Mid-Season Special Production. In this comic delight hear classic G&S favorites while discovering delightful particulars about the...more

    "Just Say It"

    Presented by Chaddick Dance Theater

    February 12 - February 21, 2016

    Chaddick Dance Theater will present their winter concert showcase “Just Say It” for two weekends on February 12-14 and February 19-21, 2016. Incorporating theater...more

    The Government Inspector

    Presented by Mary Moody Northen Theatre at Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin

    February 11 - February 21, 2016

    The Government Inspector

    Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

    From the original by Nikolai Gogol

    Directed by Michelle Polgar

    When officials in a small...more

    WILL YOU BE MY TINDERELLA?

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 5 - February 21, 2016

    Looking for love in all the online places?

    Here’s what the dating pool looks like out there: that guy posing with the dead animals, that woman in the poorly lit bathroom selfie, all of...more

    Murders and Moontowers: A Musical Comedy

    Presented by Crank Collective at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    February 18 - February 27, 2016

    In the 1880s, Austin was in the grip of crime, corruption and mayhem.  Seven women were murdered over the course of one year, overwhelming the fledgling police force.  The crime spree...more

    The Mikado: Reclaimed

    Presented by Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin

    February 12 - February 27, 2016

    The Mikado: Reclaimed flips the Gilbert and Sullivan classic on its head, presenting an (almost) all-Asian American cast performing a devised theatre piece with select...more

    Fixing Timon of Athens

    Presented by Rude Mechs at The Off Center, Austin

    February 4 - February 27, 2016

    It’s pretty simple. Timon starts out super rich and super positive and super popular, but his frivolous generosity takes its toll. After getting even with the people he feels betrayed him, he...more

    Norma's Rest

    Presented by Texas State Theatre Department

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    Welcome to Norma's Rest, a sober house that sits on a lake in Mineola, Texas. Shunned by the community, the residents discover hope after loss and regret under the benevolent care of Norma,...more

    Pippi Longstocking

    Presented by Scottish Rite Theater at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    February 6 - February 28, 2016

    Pippi Longstocking is a scrappy 9-year-old little girl who asks a lot of questions and always put bullies in their place. Along with a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and her best...more

    And Then There Were None

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

    February 19 - February 28, 2016

    TexARTS presents the Agatha Christie's masterpiece AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. The mystery comedy tells the story of 10 strangers trapped on an island who are each accused of murder as they, one by...more

    Teatro Vivo presents the Austin Latino Theatre Festival 2016

    Presented by Teatro Vivo at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    Teatro Vivo presents the sixth annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) in collaboration with ScriptWorks February 25-27 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The...more

    1000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas

    Presented by Natalie George Productions at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    One of Austin's most highly-acclaimed dancer/choreographers Heloise Gold, and highly acclaimed lighting designer/ performer Natalie George along with a heavy-hitting Austin ensemble, present one...more

    Lexus Broadway in Austin Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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

    February 23 - February 28, 2016

    Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce that the national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC premiers February 23 – 28, 2016 at Bass Concert...more

    Poetry on the Plaza: Sonnets of Shakespeare

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 3, 2016

    Join us for a late afternoon reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets and visit the exhibition, Shakespeare in Print and Performance. In conjunction with the Ransom Center’s exhibition Shakespeare in...more

    DINA MARTINA: SITTING OVATIONS

    Presented by Fusebox at The North Door, Austin

    March 4, 2016

    With ludicrous song, horrifying stories, and overburdened costumes, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to adequately describe, so Rebecca Havemeyer and Fusebox are teaming up to bring her...more

    Medea

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

    February 17 - March 6, 2016

    Medea: Expect the Unexpected

    The Greek tragedy Medea by the irreverent Euripides slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally...more

    A Man for All Seasons

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

    February 12 - March 6, 2016

    Politics is a dangerous place for a good man. That warning looms in the shadows of Robert Bolt’s legendary award-winning drama. Based on the fascinating, true story of Sir Thomas More and his...more

    Texas Theatre and Dance presents TWELFTH NIGHT

    Presented by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin - Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, Austin

    February 26 - March 6, 2016

    Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke Orsino, she finds...more

    Art/Model Show: Subject

    Presented by Paper Chairs

    February 26 - March 6, 2016

    paper chairs proudly presents Art/Model Show: Subject, the second installation in our performance series exploring the personal stories, cultural perceptions and creative queries surrounding art...more

    Star Party

    Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX, Austin

    March 10 - March 12, 2016


    Three nights of epic journey to the stars
    an emersion of live music, video, and dada epiphanies
     


    Carol Burnett

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

    March 12, 2016

    The Long Center presents Carol Burnett, March 12 in Dell Hall.

    Carol Burnett, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for...more

    TALL TALES OF THE HIGH SEAS

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 5 - March 12, 2016

    Pirates: loveable rogues, intrepid adventurers, notorious criminals. For young and old alike pirate stories evoke the spirit of danger, freedom and flamboyant eccentricities like no other genre....more

    "Rex's Exes" at Way Off Broadway

    Presented by Way Off Broadway Community Players at Way Off Broadway Community Players , Leander

    February 26 - March 19, 2016

    Way Off Broadway Community Players presents the fourth show of our 19thth season, the Southern fried farce “Rex’s Exes” by Jones/Hope/Wooten.  The show is being directed by Tracy...more

    Aladdin

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre

    February 27 - March 20, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    Aladdin

    Dates: February 27- March 20, 2016 (Saturdays- 10:00AM, Sundays- 2:00PM)

    Join us for the next installment in our...more

    Lecture with Austin Symphony Music Director Peter Bay

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 24, 2016

    Austin Symphony Music Director Peter Bay explores the connections between Shakespeare and classical music and looks at different interpretations of Romeo and Juliet, including works by...more

    Lecture: New insights into Shakespeare’s life and career

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 29, 2016

    Faculty lecture: Douglas S. Bruster, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American and English Literature, discusses some of the most recent discoveries concerning the life and career of...more

    Zermino's Search for the Fool King

    Presented by NunaMaana and Austin Creative Alliance

    April 1 - April 2, 2016

    Sovereign Zermino is providing beverages and hors d’oeuvres, (Yes, this means free of charge!) because she needs you!

     

    The decree of the land states...more

    The Graham Reynolds Project

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

    April 1 - April 3, 2016

    The Graham Reynolds Project

    Chances are, you’ve heard his work on countless movie soundtracks, including Before...more

    Staged reading of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 7, 2016

    Nationally renowned classical actors Fran Dorn and Robert Ramirez from the University’s Department of Theatre and Dance perform in a staged reading of Antony and Cleopatra. The reading, produced...more

    A Flea in Her Ear

    Presented by Texas State Theatre Department

    April 5 - April 10, 2016

    A Flea in Her Ear, a great masterpiece of French farce, begins with a simple misunderstanding, leading to jealousy and rising to a revenge plot of ridiculous extremes. Mistaken...more

    Fusebox Festival 2016

    Presented by Fusebox Festival

    April 6 - April 10, 2016

    Part performance festival, part film festival, part music and visual art festival, part culinary and social event, part public art project, and everything in between, the festival is truly a...more

    Author Nigel Cliff on the Shakespeare Riots

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 14, 2016

    Nigel Cliff, author of The Shakespeare Riots, discusses the 1849 feud between England’s leading Shakespearean actor and American’s first star of the stage that turned into a full-scale riot in...more

    Exploring Shakespeare through Performance

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 19, 2016

    James Loehlin, Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English, presents “Exploring Shakespeare Through Performance.” Loehlin and students from the Shakespeare at Winedale program...more

    ImprovEd Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

    Presented by The ImprovEd Shakespeare Company at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    March 28, 2015 - April 24, 2016

    Don’t Miss Your Chance to See
    ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew
    March-April, 2015

    FREE!!!

    9 performances, 6...more

    Romeo and Juliet

    Presented by Texas State Theatre Department

    April 19 - April 24, 2016

    Romeo and Juliet is no longer just a tragic play by William Shakespeare. The star-crossed lovers have entered the ranks of legend and myth. Neither fate, consequence, social forces,...more

    The Influence of Folio and Quarto Texts on Performances of Shakespeare

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 26, 2016

    Andrew Carlson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Managing Director of the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism, discusses how textual differences between folio and quarto...more

    Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

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

    April 23 - May 1, 2016

    Austin Opera culminates its 2015-16 Season with one of Gioachino Rossini’s perennial favorite, The Barber of Seville, foundational support provided by the Georgia B. Lucas...more

    Shrek: The Musical

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    June 3 - July 3, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents:

    Shrek: The Musical

    June 3- July 3, 2016 (Fridays & Saturdays- 8:15 PM, Sunday, July 3- 8:15 PM)

     

    Based on the...more

    Cinderella

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre

    July 9 - July 31, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    Cinderella

    Dates: July 9- 31, 2016 (Saturdays- 10:00AM, Sundays- 2:00PM)

    Join us for the next installment in our interactive...more

    HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    August 15, 2015 - August 20, 2016

    The audience put the writing on the wall...and we will follow every word!

    On the empty stage sits a blank whiteboard. It calls to YOU, the AUDIENCE, to fill it with suggestions—words,...more

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