Upcoming Performances in Austin

Sep. 15 - Dec. 21
T, Sat-Sun
Austin
Wake Up, Brother Bear by Zach Theatre

Wake Up, Brother Bear
by Zach Theatre

 

By popular demand, ZACH’s Moody Foundation Theatre for Families production Wake Up, Brother Bear! extends its run and moves to ZACH’s main campus ...

Nov. 14 - Dec. 28
Th-Sat
Austin
The Taming of the Shrew (Shit-Faced Shakespeare) by Magnificent Bastard Productions

The Taming of the Shrew (Shit-Faced Shakespeare)
by Magnificent Bastard Productions

We Magnificent Bastards are at it again! We shall bring you The Taming of the Shrew in all of its splendor and glory as only ...

Nov. 20 - Dec. 29
W-Sun
Austin
A Christmas Carol: A Rockin' Family Musical by Zach Theatre

A Christmas Carol: A Rockin' Family Musical
by Zach Theatre

For the sixth year in a row, Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started ...

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Th-Sun
Austin
She Loves Me by Austin Playhouse

She Loves Me
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is celebrating the holiday season with the euphoric romantic musical comedy She Loves Me. She Loves Me is about a charming case of ...

Nov. 22 - Dec. 08
Th-Sun
Austin
As You Like It by Austin Shakespeare

As You Like It
by Austin Shakespeare

 

Austin Shakespeare brings one of Shakespeare’s most romantic of comedies with music from some of Austin’s talented songwriters in As You Like It, performed ...

Nov. 22 - Dec. 14
Th-Sun
Austin
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Different Stages

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
by Different Stages

Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph ...

Dec. 05 - Dec. 29
Th-Sun
Austin
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by City Theatre Company

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
by City Theatre Company

 

It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual, and much anticipated, holiday quiche breakfast ...

Dec. 05 - Dec. 22
Th-Sun
Austin
Next to Normal by Ground Floor Theatre

Next to Normal
by Ground Floor Theatre

Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 15
F-Sun
Austin
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer & Playwright - 10-minute Plays for the Holidays by Trinity Street Players

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer & Playwright - 10-minute Plays for the Holidays
by Trinity Street Players

Start this season at the theatre with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer & Playwright: 10 Minute Plays for the Holidays! Santa packaged up seven short plays by ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 07
F-Sat
Austin
The Hero Twins: Blood Race by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

The Hero Twins: Blood Race
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance

 

The orders of the ruling and working classes have forever been decided by a competitive race through the underworld. For as long as this ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 21
Th-Sat
Austin
The Butcher of Baraboo by Street Corner Arts

The Butcher of Baraboo
by Street Corner Arts

In Baraboo, Wisconsin, the ground is white with snow and the air is black with laughs. Valerie is the town butcher with an axe to ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 15
F-Sun
Austin
A Christmas Carol by Paradox Players

A Christmas Carol
by Paradox Players

 

Scrooge is coming! The Paradox Players present the immortal classic 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by Christopher Schario.This ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 22
 
Austin
A Christmas Memory by Alchemy Theatre Company

A Christmas Memory
by Alchemy Theatre Company

Following acclaimed productions of Mary Page Marlowe and The Waverly Gallery, The Alchemy Theatre once again brings their unique and powerful brand of storytelling to ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 07
F-Sat
Austin
Austin Puppet Incident by Glass Half Full Theatre

Austin Puppet Incident
by Glass Half Full Theatre

The Austin Puppet Incident

An evening of short puppet works from a variety of local and national puppet artists.

 

 

The Austin Puppet Incident ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 08
F-Sun
Austin
All Happy Families Are The Same by Round-About Players

All Happy Families Are The Same
by Round-About Players

Round About Players is proud to present our fall show, "All Happy Families are the Same" written by Isabella Ray and directed by Anna Altamirano ...

Dec. 06 - Dec. 15
 
Austin
10-Minutes Plays for the Holidays by Trinity Street Players

10-Minutes Plays for the Holidays
by Trinity Street Players

DASHER DANCER PRANCER AND PLAYWRIGHT: 10-Minute Plays for the Holidays!

Short new plays by Heidi Kraay, Lavour Addison, Patrick Gabridge, Kyle Therral Wilson, Alex Rubin, and ...

Dec. 07 - Dec. 21
Sat-Sun
Austin
A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused, and Recycled by Scottish Rite Theater

A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused, and Recycled
by Scottish Rite Theater

School’s out for the holidays, but Timmy Cratchit is stuck at Scrooge’s Plastic Emporium where his mom labors overtime on a last-minute deadline. Tim and ...

Dec. 12 - Dec. 17
Th-T
Austin
The Reciprocity of Persephone by Bottle Alley Theatre Company

The Reciprocity of Persephone
by Bottle Alley Theatre Company

My dear, my dear, it is not so dreadful here. - Prayer to Persephone, Edna St. Vincent Millay

The otherworldly garden that Kore and her mother ...

Dec. 12 - Dec. 22
Th-Sun
Austin
La Pastorela 2019 by Teatro Vivo

La Pastorela 2019
by Teatro Vivo

Diablos, angelitos, y pastores – valgame! It must be December! Teatro Vivo is proud to present La Pastorela 2019, adapted and directed by Teatro Vivo ...

Dec. 12 - Dec. 22
Th-Sun
Austin
Of Mice and Music by Tapestry Dance Company

Of Mice and Music
by Tapestry Dance Company

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Tapestry Dance Company with this Austintatious rhythm tap and jazz spin on the beloved yuletide story ...

Dec. 13 - Dec. 15
F-Sat
Austin
The Preacher's Wife by Robert King, Jr.

The Preacher's Wife
by Robert King, Jr.

 King Productions is set to open their 2020 Season with a 90’s Holiday Classic, "The Preacher’s Wife," based on  Robert Nathan’s 1928 book The Bishop’s Wife, which ...

Dec. 13 - Dec. 14
F
Austin
Journey of the Wise Men by Monica Ballard

Journey of the Wise Men
by Monica Ballard

Living interactive Christmas tableau.

Dec. 14
 
Austin
Abuelita's Christmas Carol by Alex Garza

Abuelita's Christmas Carol
by Alex Garza

In 2006, Alex Garza assembled a group of actors to perform a play as a tribute to his grandmother. The show debuted at Austin’s Play ...

Dec. 14 - Dec. 15
F-Sat
Austin
Sembrando Herencia - Las Lavanderas by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center

Sembrando Herencia - Las Lavanderas
by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center

They were strong women, a key group in the economic development of their time -- and a force to be reckoned with! Join Puerto Rican Folkloric ...

Dec. 14
Sat
Austin
Holiday Storytime with Bernadette Nason by Austin Playhouse

Holiday Storytime with Bernadette Nason
by Austin Playhouse

Award-winning actress, storyteller, and author Bernadette Nason entertains audiences of all ages with treasured, timeless multicultural folktales. Featuring The Shoemaker and the Elves and The Baker’s Dozen, this ...

Dec. 17 - Dec. 18
T-W
Austin
A Christmas Carol, one-actor, by Bernadette Nason by Austin Playhouse

A Christmas Carol, one-actor, by Bernadette Nason
by Austin Playhouse

Join Austin Playhouse in celebrating the holiday season with award-winning actress, storyteller, and author Bernadette Nason, as she reprises her one-woman version of Charles Dickens’  ...

Dec. 19 - Jan. 05
Th-Sun
Austin
A Tuna Christmas by City Theatre Company

A Tuna Christmas
by City Theatre Company

 

Keep your 2019 holiday season going strong with lots of la – la – la – laughter as City Theatre Austin brings back the ...

Dec. 20
F
Austin
Fumbling for the Knob by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Fumbling for the Knob
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

In the stench of an East Texas refinery town, a gay boy is born in the closet to a family of fundamentalist Christians. At the ...

Dec. 22
Sun
Austin
Casta by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Casta
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

  

Casta is an intimate multi-lingual performance featuring music, puppetry, and dance. Casta is inspired by a series of casta paintings by Miguel Cabrera. Casta ...

Jan. 09 - Jan. 25, 2020
 
Austin
Click by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Click
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

This fast, bright, darkly humorous play follows a group of college students involved in a frat rape that goes viral. As we spin forward in ...

Jan. 10 - Feb. 02, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
Tiny Beautiful Things by Austin Playhouse

Tiny Beautiful Things
by Austin Playhouse

Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which ...

Jan. 17 - Feb. 02, 2020
F-Sun
Austin
Trade with Klan by Southwest Theatre Productions

Trade with Klan
by Southwest Theatre Productions

 

Forrest, Indiana is a small town surrounded by corn fields. Ethnically white, predominantly Evangelical, and fertile ground for the Ku Klux Klan during the ...

Jan. 17 - Feb. 02, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
The Niceties by Jarrott Productions

The Niceties
by Jarrott Productions

THE NICETIES is an explosive discussion of race, history, privilege, and social justice.  Directed by Jeremy Rashad Brown, THE NICETIES stars Austin newcomer Jacqui Calloway and ...

Jan. 18 - Apr. 26, 2020
Sat-Sun
Austin
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Zach Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Zach Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and his menagerie of animal friends have arrived at ZACH! Little ones will go wide-eyed with excitement as they recite along ...

Jan. 22, 2020
W
Austin
Lightning Girl by FronteraFest

Lightning Girl
by FronteraFest

 

Rita Anderson’s LIGHTNING GIRL is a surreal fictionalization of how 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, in 1971, survived a plane crash after her craft was struck ...

Jan. 22 - Jan. 30, 2020
 
Austin

Laughing Matter
by FronteraFest

Laughing Matter takes place backstage during a standup show, as two exes meet for the first time since their breakup. One of them is a ...

Jan. 22 - Feb. 02, 2020
 
Austin
Bittersuite: Songs of Experience by FronteraFest

Bittersuite: Songs of Experience
by FronteraFest

BITTERSUITE: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE Music by Elliot Weiss * Lyrics by Michael Champagne A song cycle about the ups and downs and the joys and sorrows ...

Jan. 22 - Jan. 26, 2020
W, F-Sun
Austin
Tatay by FronteraFest

Tatay
by FronteraFest

Directed by Leng Wong.

Developed with the support from Scriptworks Groundwork Grant funding.

Jan. 23 - Jan. 26, 2020
Th, Sat-Sun
Austin
Everest by Austin Opera

Everest
by Austin Opera

Everest, with music by Joby Talbot and libretto by Gene Scheer, tells the tale of one of the deadliest years in recorded history, 1996, at ...

Jan. 28, 2020
T
Austin
Open Call - Showtune Open Mic Night by Susan Johnston Taylor

Open Call - Showtune Open Mic Night
by Susan Johnston Taylor

As performance spaces close, Austin's musical theatre community has fewer chances to perform or get together. I'm hoping to make this a friendly ...

Jan. 29 - May. 08, 2020
W-Sun
Austin
A Night with Janis Joplin by Zach Theatre

A Night with Janis Joplin
by Zach Theatre

The legendary queen of rock-n-roll, Janis Joplin, explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel, and shines a spotlight ...

Jan. 30 - Feb. 09, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
Grand Hotel by McCallum Fine Arts Academy

Grand Hotel
by McCallum Fine Arts Academy

It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel a series of eclectic ...

Jan. 31 - Feb. 02, 2020
 
Austin
Solo Symphony by Forklift Dance Works

Solo Symphony
by Forklift Dance Works

 

SOLO SYMPHONY, A DANCE FOR AUSTIN SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR PETER BAYJanuary 30, 31, & February 1 at 8 pmFebruary 2 at 3 pmRollins Studio Theater ...

Jan. 31 - Feb. 09, 2020
 
Austin
The Turn of the Screw by Filigree Theatre

The Turn of the Screw
by Filigree Theatre

Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation give the famous story yet another turn of its own.  A ...