Upcoming Performances in Austin

Sep. 14 - Jan. 27, 2018
Sat-Sun
Austin
Tortoise and Hare by Zach Theatre

Tortoise and Hare
by Zach Theatre

 Ancient versus modern. Peace versus war. Reptile versus mammal. A tale of the ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide ...

Oct. 16 - Apr. 21, 2018
T, Th, Sun
Austin
Wake Up, Brother Bear by Zach Theatre

Wake Up, Brother Bear
by Zach Theatre

 

(Family Friendly) Theatre for the very young uses music, art and hands-on sensory experiences to connect children to literature. We are proud to present Wake ...

Jan. 11 - Feb. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Paradise by touring company

Paradise
by touring company

Coming off of a sold out 14-week run in Los Angeles, Paradise, a sinfully divine bluegrass comedy, brings its irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show to Austin ...

Jan. 11 - Feb. 02
Th-Sun
Austin
The Magic Fire by Different Stages

The Magic Fire
by Different Stages

 

The title "The Magic Fire" refers to the circle of fire that the Norse god Wotan erects to shield and entrap Brunnhilde, in Wagner ...

Jan. 13 - Jan. 26
Sat-Sun
Austin
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Zach Theatre

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
by Zach Theatre

Returning to their roles, Aly Tufenkjian, Jada Cadena, Kriston Woodreaux, Lina Chambers, and Sam Provenzano, the cast of UT’s This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries ...

Jan. 17 - Jan. 26
Th-Sat
Austin
The Realness (a break beat play) by New Manifest Theatre Company

The Realness (a break beat play)
by New Manifest Theatre Company

New Manifest Theatre Company brings killer rhymes, humor and heart to Austin’s Mastrogeorge Theatre with the regional premier of Idris Goodwin’s ‚ÄčThe Realness (a break ...

Jan. 17 - Feb. 09
W-Sun
Austin
Heartland by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Heartland
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX

presents the 

National New Play Network 

Rolling World Premiere of

Heartland

A new play by Gabriel Jason Dean

Directed by Rudy Ramirez

 Dr ...

Jan. 18 - Feb. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Sweat by Southwest Theatre Productions

Sweat
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who spend their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while ...

Jan. 18 - Jan. 26
Th-Sat
Austin
Shattered, an unscripted dramatic production by Fox Den Theatre Company

Shattered, an unscripted dramatic production
by Fox Den Theatre Company

Shattered is an unscripted play that focuses on the struggles and difficulty of maintaining relationships during times of trauma and hardship, and the tantalizing ease ...

Jan. 21 - Jan. 26
M, W, Sat
Austin
Riveted Rosie by FronteraFest

Riveted Rosie
by FronteraFest

Dr. Ramone and Dr. Truffledina must find the defect in a "female" robot acting erratically. Ola Mae Baartman, Director of Liaisons for Hephaestus Enterprises Inc ...

Jan. 21 - Jan. 26
M, W, F-Sat
Austin
SETLL by FronteraFest

SETLL
by FronteraFest

SETLL (Suspected Extra-Terrestrial Landing Location) is a new play that questions what lies beyond the limits of what we know. The play explores the world ...

Jan. 22
T
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

Hush??, by Jenny Burch, Istvan Gulyas, Jack Kilduff, Neal Ormsbee and Mo Romero. Hush?? improvises an array of correlated scenes in order to highlight the ...

Jan. 22 - Jan. 26
T, Th, Sat
Austin
Straitjacket: Variations on a Theme of Horror by FronteraFest

Straitjacket: Variations on a Theme of Horror
by FronteraFest

Tortured by a sadistic warden, prisoner Darrell Standing is locked away in solitary confinement, sealed in a straitjacket for days at a time. In order ...

Jan. 23
W
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

  Texas Gothic, by Janet Maykus and Tom Booker. Ma and Pa Gothic have lived deep in the heart of Texas all of their lives ...

Jan. 23 - Mar. 03
W-Sun
Austin
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Zach Theatre

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
by Zach Theatre

Lift up your hands for the most groundbreaking, heart-stomping, gut-busting character ever to grace the stage! Created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask,  ...

Jan. 24
Th
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

 

Rolling My 3rd Eye, by Nancy Reed. Comic Nancy Reed ponders the known unknowns and the little known knowns. "Did you know our DNA ...

Jan. 25
F
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

  Stagnation: When Is It My Turn Bitch?, by Ellen Bartel. A movement performance that expresses a state of frustration brought about by the feeling ...

Jan. 26
Sat
Austin
Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe by FronteraFest

Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe
by FronteraFest

BEST OF WEEK. Four of the shows that play in tonight's "Best of Week" performance will be selected by our panel from the previous ...

Jan. 26
Sat
Austin
The Road to Wigan Pier: A Right Ol' Knees-Up  by Robi Polgar

The Road to Wigan Pier: A Right Ol' Knees-Up
by Robi Polgar

 

THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER RETURNS TO AUSTIN IN SONG, FILM AND SEVERAL AND SUNDRY COMEDIC (AND TRAGIC) TURNS

 

Return to Wigan Pier: A ...

Jan. 26 - Feb. 03
Th, Sat-Sun
Austin
Silent Night by Austin Opera

Silent Night
by Austin Opera

Silent Night, with music by Kevin Puts and a libretto by Mark Campbell (The Manchurian Candidate, 2016), is based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noël ...

Jan. 28 - Feb. 02
M, W, F
Austin
Booger Red by FronteraFest

Booger Red
by FronteraFest

Jim Loucks’ new show Booger Red was created as part of an Artist Residency in Madisonville, KY, and premiered at their first-ever Bacon Blues and ...

Jan. 28 - Feb. 02
M, W, F
Austin
Speed Levitch's Birth of the New Ghetto by FronteraFest

Speed Levitch's Birth of the New Ghetto
by FronteraFest

As a Zionist leader, Theodor Herzl's a natural. As a playwright, he's a putz. As a husband? Oy. In this hilarious black comedy ...

Jan. 29
T
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

Wild Women/Wild West . . . or How the West Was Fun. An original vignette written and performed by Sandra Foster Lovas and Laura Foster Ikel (LAF ...

Jan. 29 - Feb. 02
T, Th, Sat
Austin
Shield Maiden by FronteraFest

Shield Maiden
by FronteraFest

Outrageous. Funny. Unapologetic! This one-woman show takes you to 10th century Sweden for a Norse RED Talk. Think TED Talks with a Viking twist.  Ingrid ...

Jan. 29 - Feb. 02
T, Th, Sat
Austin
Dog Play, Pug to Wolfhound: Patty to Beatrice, Bitch to Bitch by FronteraFest

Dog Play, Pug to Wolfhound: Patty to Beatrice, Bitch to Bitch
by FronteraFest

"DOG PLAY, PUG TO WOLFHOUND: Patty to Beatrice, Bitch to Bitch" by Michael Michaelian, is a tribute celebrating the human-canine relationship.Starring JUDE HICKEY and ...

Jan. 29 - Apr. 28
T-Sun
Austin
Passport to Iron City by Alita - Battle Angel

Passport to Iron City
by Alita - Battle Angel

You are a citizen of the last human city on earth the year is 2563 and the city is a melting pot of cultures collage.

Jan. 30
W
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

SPINE SOUP, by Nina Di Leo. Spines in the streets, nothing in the fridge. An absurdist recipe for feeding strangers, making something out of nothing ...

Jan. 31
Th
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

The Closet Scenes from Fumbling for the Knob, by James Dean Jay Byrd. A staged reading of two scripted chapters from the recently completed memoir Fumbling ...

Jan. 31 - Feb. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
42nd Street by McCallum Fine Arts Academy

42nd Street
by McCallum Fine Arts Academy

 The ultimate show-biz musical.

Feb. 01
F
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

Urine Trouble, by James E. Burnside. A late middle-aged man discusses his prostate.Still Me, by Pelita Dasalla. Donna is a fifty year-old woman who ...

Feb. 01 - Feb. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
Original Improvised Dramedy by Ground Floor Theatre

Original Improvised Dramedy
by Ground Floor Theatre

An original devised dramedy about a community of queer & transgender friends coming together to overcome personal grief & loss against the backdrop of insidious ...

Feb. 02
Sat
Austin
Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe by FronteraFest

Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe
by FronteraFest

BEST OF WEEK. Four of the shows that play in tonight's "Best of Week" performance will be selected by our panel from the previous ...

Feb. 05
T
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

  Not All Men, by Joy Cunningham. While having drinks with the gals, listening to their stories of sexual molestation, raper, or near-rape, writer/performer ...

Feb. 06
W
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

  Medea, by Euripides, translation by Ian Johnston. In this performance, the Sacred Clowns Theatre Project presents their interpretation of Euripides' two-thousand-year-old play about a ...

Feb. 07 - Feb. 23
Th-Sat
Austin
When We Were Young and Unafraid by Filigree Theatre

When We Were Young and Unafraid
by Filigree Theatre

 

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID takes place in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, and the Violence Against Women Act. Agnes has ...

Feb. 07
Th
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

  Did You Find What You Were Looking For?, by Tom Booker. Tom Booker has been working in theater for over thirty years; he has ...

Feb. 08
F
Austin
FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019 by FronteraFest

FronteraFest Short Fringe 2019
by FronteraFest

Cap Stargazer and the Amazon Women of Mars, by Stephen Bittrich. A parody of old time radio theatre—in this case, the genre is the space ...

Feb. 08 - Feb. 24
Th-Sun
Austin
I Wandr by TILT Performance Group

I Wandr
by TILT Performance Group

As Tolkien famously wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost." TILT takes these words to heart in our upcoming original production I Wander! Join us ...

Feb. 09
Sat
Austin
Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe by FronteraFest

Best of Week, FronteraFest Short Fringe
by FronteraFest

BEST OF WEEK. Four of the shows that play in tonight's "Best of Week" performance will be selected by our panel from the previous ...

Feb. 12 - Feb. 15
T, F
Austin
Best of Fest - Bill A by FronteraFest

Best of Fest - Bill A
by FronteraFest

BEST OF FEST Bill A. Tonight we present five shows selected from among the 2019 Saturday "Best of Week" performances: four chosen by our panel ...

Feb. 13 - Feb. 16
W, Sat
Austin
Best of Fest - Bill B by FronteraFest

Best of Fest - Bill B
by FronteraFest

BEST OF FEST Bill B. Tonight we present five shows selected from among the 2019 Saturday "Best of Week" performances: four chosen by our panel ...

Feb. 13 - Feb. 17
W-Sun
Austin
The Women of ________ (a song not song) by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

The Women of ________ (a song not song)
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, The Women of _______ (a song not song) invites the audience to join nameless ghosts on ...

Feb. 13 - Feb. 16
W-Sat
Austin
Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!  by Pollyanna Theatre Company

Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!
by Pollyanna Theatre Company

Mrs. Karalot’s class of 5th grade students are not excited about spending the day at the history museum. But when they refuse to cooperate, they are ...

Feb. 14
Th
Austin
Best of Fest - Wild Card by FronteraFest

Best of Fest - Wild Card
by FronteraFest

BEST OF FEST WILD CARD PERFORMANCE. Tonight we present staff picks from among the 2018 Short Fringe performances that were overlooked by the Best of ...

Feb. 14 - Feb. 24
W-Sun
Austin
Mary Moody Northen Theatre

The Three Musketeers
by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

All for one, and one for all! Join d’Artagnan in his quest to join the King’s Royal Musketeers in this new adaptation of the classic ...

Feb. 14 - Feb. 23
Th-Sat
Austin
The Feud by Texas Comedies

The Feud
by Texas Comedies

The Civil War is over, but the fighting rages on in 1870s Texas. In this one-hour musical comedy, a beleaguered army officer stands between an ...

Feb. 14 - Mar. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday by Jarrott Productions

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
by Jarrott Productions

 

 

When Ann thinks of her father, she immediately remembers playing Peter Pan in her hometown theater in Iowa, particularly when he used to ...

Feb. 14 - Mar. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
black do crack by Ground Floor Theatre

black do crack
by Ground Floor Theatre

black do crack is an invitation to transform. It is an exploration of the mythology of the strong black woman. The mother who is not ...

Feb. 15 - Mar. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Indian Ink by Austin Shakespeare

Indian Ink
by Austin Shakespeare

In 1930, British poet Flora Crewe travels to India. Flora is a thoroughly modern girl who has modeled for Modigliani, hobnobbed with communists, and been accused of ...

Feb. 15 - Mar. 09
F-Sun
Austin
Junk by Street Corner Arts

Junk
by Street Corner Arts

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced, a fast-paced economic thriller that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the ...

Feb. 15 - Feb. 16
F-Sat
Austin
run. by touring company

run.
by touring company

 

The dance-poetry of two black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship.  Brooklyn-based artists return to The VORTEX after their stand-out performance at last ...

Feb. 15 - Mar. 03
F-Sun
Austin
The Rover by Hidden Room Theatre

The Rover
by Hidden Room Theatre

In 1677, poet, translator, libertine, and sometime spy for Charles II, Aphra Behn was the first published professional female playwright in the English language. Her ...

Feb. 21
Th
Austin
Mirrors by Scottish Rite Theater

Mirrors
by Scottish Rite Theater

When 17-year-old Alma Jean finds her mother dead, she must pack up her life and move in with her mother’s ex-lover, a woman she doesn’t ...

Feb. 21 - Feb. 24
Th-Sun
Austin
The Face of Emmett Till by Robert King, Jr.

The Face of Emmett Till
by Robert King, Jr.

 

The Face Of Emmett TillWritten By: Mamie Till - Mobley & David Barr IIIAn Austin, Texas Premier!August 28, 1955 -- 50 years ago ...

Feb. 27 - Mar. 31
W-Sun
Austin
Notes from the Field by Zach Theatre

Notes from the Field
by Zach Theatre

 ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the regional premiere of Anna Deavere Smith’s critically acclaimed play Notes From the Field, running February 27 – March 31 ...

Feb. 28 - Mar. 30
Th-Sat
Austin
A Doll's House, Part 2 by Hyde Park Theatre

A Doll's House, Part 2
by Hyde Park Theatre

Nora: Katherine Catmull

Anne Marie: Cyndi Williams

Torvald: Tom Green

Emmy: Sarah Chong Harmer

Feb. 28 - Mar. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Locus of Control by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Locus of Control
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

The VORTEX is proud to present the Austin debut of international touring poet and published author, Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed Locus of Control, a compelling mix ...

Mar. 04 - Mar. 10
 
Austin
The War of the Roses by unspecified in Austin

The War of the Roses
by unspecified in Austin

"The War of the Roses" - An Immersive Theatrical EventRunning in March 2019, “The War of the Roses” will be an immersive theatrical event in ...

Mar. 08 - Mar. 31
Th-Sun
Austin
Lysistrata by City Theatre Company

Lysistrata
by City Theatre Company

  In Greek playwright Aristophanes' outrageous – and very timely – play, a masterful woman, not to be outdone by her male counterparts, persuades ...

Mar. 12 - Mar. 30
 
Austin
30 Floods by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

30 Floods
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

What happens when a storm hits? Who leaves and who is left behind? And what happens on the eve of your 30th birthday? Do you ...

Mar. 14 - Mar. 31
Th-Sun
Austin
Three Shitty Sons by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Three Shitty Sons
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Three Shitty Sons

by Hannah Kenah Directed by Mason Rosenthal 

Three Shitty Sons is the story of three shitty sons who love the holidays, and in ...

Mar. 21 - Apr. 06
 
Austin

Crime and Punishment
by Penfold Theatre Company

As a police inspector interrogates a man about murder, we journey through the mind of the accused. What did he do? Why did he do ...

Mar. 21 - Mar. 30
Th-Sat
Austin
Everything is Round by Pollyanna Theatre Company

Everything is Round
by Pollyanna Theatre Company

No matter where you look, inside or outside of the house, it seems like everything is round. Except for everything that isn’t….. This fun new play ...

Mar. 22 - Apr. 13
F-Sun
Austin
The Book Club Play by Different Stages

The Book Club Play
by Different Stages

Bibliophiles Behaving Badly? Ah, don’t act surprised. Why should book clubs be different from all the other small groups we humans belong to: families, committees ...