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    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 died; then the oceans burnt and microbes took over. (When we say “bad times,” we are not kidding.)

    But the Research gives us a way forward. Perhaps human will, properly cultivated, can change the ...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

    Spring Spectacular

    Presented by The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts at Stateside at the Paramount, Austin

    June 3, 2016

    Witness the next generation of musicians, dancers, singer-songwriters, actors and artists from the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts! Audiences of all ages will be delighted with...more

    Who’s in Bed with the Butler? An American Farce by Michael Parker

    Presented by Gaslight Baker Theatre at Gaslight-Baker Theatre, Lockhart

    May 13 - June 4, 2016

    If you want to laugh, this fast-paced comedy with non-stop mayhem and outrageous characters is the show for you.  A California billionaire has bequeathed all is assets to his only daughter...more

    Clybourne Park

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

    May 26 - June 5, 2016

    Set in the world of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp new satire that takes a hilarious, yet unflinching look at race and real estate in America. Its...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

    The Arkansaw Bear

    Presented by Austin Playhouse

    June 4 - June 10, 2016

    The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris is an award-winning classic play that tells the story of a little girl named Tish, who has just discovered that her grandfather is dying. She runs...more

    4x3: Four Works by Three Choreographers

    Presented by Performa/Dance at AustinVentures StudioTheater, Austin

    June 10 - June 11, 2016

    Following its Austin Critics’ Table award-winning production, “Ignite,” Performa/Dance is pleased to present its second show, “4X3: Four Works by Three Choreographers,” June 10 and 11,...more

    Cowboy in the Kitchen

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

    June 11 - June 18, 2016

    Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents Cowboy in the Kitchen – An Interactive...more

    Pageant The Musical

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

    May 27 - June 19, 2016

    Six Men, One Crown, Endless Night of Fun! This Austin musical favorite is a side-splitting roller coaster ride through the wildest beauty pageant you will ever see as six contestants compete for...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

    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

    The Gondoliers

    Presented by Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Austin

    June 16 - June 26, 2016

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin Presents Its Summer 2016 Grand Production of “The Gondoliers.”  The twelfth of the fourteen collaborations by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur...more

    Young Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: Steampunk Style

    Presented by Austin Shakespeare at The Curtain Theatre, Austin

    June 16 - June 26, 2016

    For its 8th season, Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s outdoor Curtain Theater (7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive) for a...more

    Mercurial Theatre Presents: HP Lovecraft's The Color Out of Space

    Presented by Mercurial Theatre at Space12, Austin

    June 17 - July 2, 2016

    ABOUT THE PLAY

    Adapted and directed by company co-founder Dan Wolff, The Color Out of Space marks the first adaptation for the stage of the HP Lovecraft work of the same...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

    Austin Shakespeare & Festival Artists

    Presented by Austin Chamber Music Center and Austin Shakespeare at Bates Recital Hall, Austin

    July 16, 2016

    Scenes from Henry VIII with Austin Shakespeare and Austin Chamber Music Festival Artists

    “Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the...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

    My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

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

    July 15 - July 24, 2016

    This musical revue pays homage to America’s all-time coolest crooner by trotting out a few dozen of the more than 1,300 songs Ol' Blue Eyes recorded in his unbelievably prolific career. TexARTS...more

    The Journey of Tam

    Presented by Pegasus Plays Theatre at The City Theatre, Austin

    July 2 - July 30, 2016

    In "The Journey of Tam," writer and actor Alex Garza turns his original work of fiction into a stage performance through the use of puppetry, movement, props, and homemade music. He tells 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

    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

    All Shook Up

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

    August 12 - August 21, 2016

    A whole lotta shakin’ will be goin’ on when the music of Elvis takes center stage. In this madcap Broadway musical comedy, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night meets the rock ‘n roll, gospel, and...more

    A Few Good Men

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

    October 7 - October 16, 2016

    Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin’s drama that tells the story of military lawyers who, in the course of defending two United States Marines accused of murder, uncover a conspiracy that runs to...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 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 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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