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    OUT OF INK 2016: CARRY ON

    Presented by ScriptWorks at Hyde Park Theatre, Austin

    April 28 - May 7, 2016

    A grieving widow, a pilot under siege, a captive woman, and a man who has given up on love are just a few of the people who figure out how to carry on in ScriptWorks’ 18th annual Out of Ink ten-minute play showcase. The only objects available to the characters are what will fit in a carry-on suitcase, one of three contributed rules or ingredients used to write the plays. ScriptWorks members mold these elements ...more


    Stages of Discovery

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

    May 2 - May 6, 2016

    The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents STAGES OF DISCOVERY, an exciting exhibition celebrating the work of emerging artists in costume design, lighting design,...more

    kidsActing Studio presents Cinderella; A Benefit Ball

    Presented by kidsActing Foundation and kidsActing Studio at Center Stage Texas, Austin

    May 6, 2016

    kidsActing Studio presents Cinderella : A Benefit Ball for kidsActing Foundation!! on May 6th, 2016 @ 6:30pm

    All tickets sales for this one night showing will go towards kidsActing...more

    Way Off Broadway presents "Getting Into the Habit"

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

    April 15 - May 7, 2016

    Way Off Broadway Community Players Presents:

     

    Way Off Broadway Community Players presents the fifth show of our 19thth season, the World Premier of the delightfully funny...more

    Fundamentals of Lecoq from Glass Half Full Theatre

    Presented by Glass Half Full Theater

    May 8, 2016

    Fundamentals of Lecoq is a one day, five hour introductory physical theatre class for experienced actors and directors at the gorgeous First Street Studio, taught by Ecole Lecoq Diplomé Caroline...more

    Alice in Wonderland

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    March 4 - May 14, 2016

    Go down the rabbit hole and travel to Wonderland! In our unique adaption, the audience starts in the theatre and then will follow Alice around ZACH's campus to go on an adventure, meet familiar...more

    Auditions for "Big Bad Musical"

    Presented by Austin Summer Musical for Children at George Washington Carver Museum - Boyd Vance Theater, Austin

    May 14, 2016

    Austin Summer Musical for Children (ASMC) is looking for adults who want to have fun singing, dancing, and acting in our production of "Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy." No experience...more

    The Tempest: An Aerial Tale

    Presented by The VORTEX and Renaissance Austin Theatre Company at The VORTEX, Austin

    April 29 - May 14, 2016

    Taking Shakespeare to new heights, Renaissance Austin Theatre in a unique collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial and Circus Arts Collective, presents a magical, fantastical journey through...more

    Care to Dance

    Presented by Leap of Joy at Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin

    May 15, 2016

    Leap of Joy hosts the 4th annual Care to Dance performance event on May 15th at The Boyd Vance...more

    Arden of Faversham

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

    April 29 - May 22, 2016

    The notorious - and hilarious – homegrown scandal of jealousy, lust, and murder that shocked a small England town. No one knows who wrote this deliciously dark and funny Elizabethan crime drama,...more

    Paradox Players Presents “One Slight Hitch”

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

    May 6 - May 22, 2016


    Paradox Players Presents “One Slight Hitch”
    Written by Lewis Black
    Directed by Matthew Burnett

    Paradox Players presents the Austin premiere of comedian Lewis...more

    Young Bear: Inspired by the True Story of Frances Slocum by Lou Clark

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

    May 14 - May 22, 2016

     

    Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents Young Bear: Inspired by The...more

    Poor Herman

    Presented by Paper Chairs at The Off Center, Austin

    May 12 - May 28, 2016

    paper chairs invites you to Poor Herman, a new play written by paper chairs’ co-founder and Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss. Join us at the Off Center May 12-28, 2016 as Doss, Herman...more

    The Lark - Witness the Trial of Joan of Arc

    Presented by The Baron's Men at The Curtain Theatre, Austin

    May 6 - May 28, 2016

    The Lark, by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Lillian Hellman

    Running May 6th - 28th at The Curtain Theatre on the shores of Lake Austin

    "The making of a martyr is a dangerous...more

    DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR - Buskers on Congress Street

    Presented by Austin Busker Project and Downtown Austin Alliance at Congress Avenue Bridge Bats, Austin

    April 1 - June 3, 2016

    Join the Austin Busker Project and the Downtown Austin Alliance every Friday starting April 1 through June 3 for a festival including food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more! The...more

    SHAMELESS DAMES

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    April 29 - June 3, 2016

    Check out the offical SHAMELESS DAMES website at http://shamelessdames.com/episodes/ for show details! 

    We don’t fucking care if you like this show. We’re not going to...more

    Subject to Control: A New Play

    Presented by American Berserk Theatre at Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin

    May 19 - June 4, 2016

    These are some facts of the world: The bad times began when we had a serious problem with the sun. That was when we came to the facility. Soon after, the animals died; then the plants...more

    Tangerine: A musical tribute to all who have loved and lost

    Presented by Ryan Layden

    June 10, 2016

    Ryan Layden brilliantly uses both bold and subtle elements of film, live music, dance, and visual artistry to uniquely deliver, the message and experience of love and loss to the underserved...more

    Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: The Winter's Tale

    Presented by Something for Nothing Theater

    June 9 - June 25, 2016

    Neighborhood favorite Something for Nothing Theater will celebrate its fifth anniversary by presenting Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale! The annual tradition of Shakespeare at Ramsey Park (4301...more

    famiLIES, a new play

    Presented by Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    May 14 - June 25, 2016

    ColdTowne Theater (4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751) presents the world premiere of famiLIES, an original play developed entirely through improvisation in collaboration with the notable iO West...more

    Mandy Patinkin in Concert

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center: Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Austin

    June 26, 2016

    Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend.  Mandy Patinkin in Concert presents the acclaimed actor/singer/ storyteller in his...more

    A Little Night Music

    Presented by Austin Playhouse at ACC's Highland Campus

    May 27 - June 26, 2016

    Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.

    Set in turn of the century Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around famed and fading actress...more

    One Man, Two Guvnors

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

    June 1 - June 26, 2016

    It's the Swingin' Sixties and the easily-confused Francis Henshall attempts to keep his two employers (local gangster Roscoe Crabbe and upper class criminal Stanley Stubbers) from meeting and...more

    Summer Musical Theatre Camp

    Presented by TexARTS at TexARTS Studios, Austin

    June 6 - June 26, 2016

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Musical Theater Production and Summer Intensive, Ages 7-18

    Auditions May 17 and 18, 2016....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

    Texas Arts Project

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts

    June 5 - July 3, 2016

    Five. Six. Seven! Texas Arts Project is the best summer program of its kind in Texas. Spend the summer dancing, singing, acting, making movies, and creating memories that will last a lifetime....more

    Beginner Improv Classes

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    May 16 - July 18, 2016

    Improv 101: The Spirit of Play

    Learn the fundamentals of improvisation. The class’s interactive exercises build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how...more

    Singing Improv Classes

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    May 18 - July 20, 2016

    Improvised Singing 101: Improvised Songs

    Have fun making up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover topics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles,...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

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre at Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

    August 4 - August 13, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    August 4- 13, 2016 (Nightly except Sunday, 8:15 PM)

    William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream...more

    Buyer and Cellar

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Zach Scott Kleberg Stage, Austin

    June 8 - August 14, 2016

    This giddily hilarious one-man play staring J. Robert Moore will have you doubled-over laughing, proclaiming “it’s like butta!" Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes an outrageous job...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

    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

    Jack & the Beanstalk

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre

    October 1 - October 23, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    Jack & the Beanstalk

    Dates: October 1-23, 2016 (Saturdays- 10:00AM, Sundays- 2:00PM)

     

    Join us for the next...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by EmilyAnn Theatre

    November 26 - December 18, 2016

    The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

    A Christmas Carol

    Dates: November 26- December 18, 2016 (Saturdays- 10:00AM, Sundays- 2:00PM)

     

    Join us for the...more

    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...more

    Saturday Night Tightrope

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 23, 2016 - January 28, 2017

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

    Saturday Night Tightrope is an opportunity for students, alumni, and friends of The Institution Theater to collaborate,...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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