AMERICAN THEATRE | July 2023

New Plays from America’s Finest City is back and will be bringing three new one-act plays to Scripps Ranch Theatre! OOAL will bring to life interesting and fresh stories written by California-based playwrights. Dates TBD – Summer 2022

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Alabama

Cabaret

By: Music by John Kander | Lyrics by Fred Ebb | Book by Joe Masteroff

Directed by: Rick Dildine

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 06 – Sun Aug 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Price: $25 – 64

Reference Link: https://asf.net

Description:

Cabaret takes us to 1929 Berlin during the twilight of the Jazz Age as Nazis are ascending to power. This groundbreaking musical focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around American writer Clifford Bradshaw and English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

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Arizona

The Legend of Georgia McBride

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Meredith McDonough

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 29 – Sun Jul 16

Type of Event: Musical Comedy

Venue: Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe St.)

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://atc.org/

Description:

This music-filled comedy and ATC’s last show follows Casey, an Elvis impersonator who suddenly loses his gig as his rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. With some snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this story challenges assumptions with humor and depth.

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Arkansas

Little Shop of Horrors

By: Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 04 – Tue Apr 30

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Regional Theatre

Price: $25-75

Reference Link: https://www.therep.org/our-season/

Description:

There’s a new breed of plant in town: foul-mouthed…R&B-singing…carnivorous. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll give up gardening for good. Rated PG for adult situations and violence. Tickets on sale March 3, 2023.

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Clyde’s

By: Lynn Nottage

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 06 – Sun Jun 23

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Price: $25-75

Reference Link: https://www.therep.org/our-season/

Description:

In this stirring new play, direct from Broadway, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Tickets go on sale April 25, 2023.

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Violet

By: Music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley

Directed by: Aimee Hayes

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 07 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Musical play

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $17-54

Reference Link: https://www.theatre2.org/violet

Description:

When Violet hops onto a Greyhound bus traveling across Arkansas towards a miracle in Tulsa, it turns into the journey of a lifetime.

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California

The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nike Doukas

Antaeus Theatre Company

Glendale

Event Date(s): Sun Jun 11 – Mon Jul 17

Type of Event: Theater Production

Venue: Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://antaeus.org/

Description:

Delve into Shakespeare’s world of magical beings, magnificent storms, grandest love and epic betrayal. Classically trained actors, iconic words—seen and heard as never before.

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Predictor

By: Jennifer Blackmer

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 21 – Sun Jul 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage Company

Price: $25-52

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/predictor/

Description:

Based on true events, Predictor is the real-life story of Margaret Crane who, in 1967, defied all odds and expectations to become the inventor of the first home pregnancy test.

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Description:

In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay’s most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. This show explores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different icons.

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A single night’s reckoning with racism, righteousness, and the rocky path toward justice, The Mountaintop imagines what Dr. King’s last night on Earth could have been.

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Description:

A horror play infused with darkly humorous social commentary, The Ants asks why we spend so much money protecting ourselves instead of investing in our shared humanity.

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Singin’ in the Rain

By: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Nacio Herb Brown, and Arthur Freed

Directed by: AJ Knox

New Village Arts

Carlsbad

Event Date(s): Sat May 20 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: New Village Arts Theatre

Price: $47

Reference Link: https://newvillagearts.org/season-pass/

Description:

The greatest movie musical of all time is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number.

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Elizabeth Carter

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 07 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $Starting at $30

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season52/steel-magnolias/

Description:

A tight-knit group of Southern women flock to Truvy’s beauty parlor, where its occupants dish gossip, do hair, and provide strength and support through life’s joys and tragedies. Bay Area director Elizabeth Carter directs this new production featuring a multicultural cast.

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Colorado

Description:

After the death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on the police brutality and discrimination that plague our institutions. Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives.

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Description:

Will’s original battle of wills, staged in an Elizabethan England every bit as stylized and strict as we always imagine it, with one key difference: This society is a matriarchy. We’re reversing traditional hierarchies to breathe new life into the Shrew you thought you knew.

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District-Of-Columbia

One Jewish Boy

By: Stephen Laughton

Directed by: Johanna Gruenhut

Theater J

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 07 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Theater J

Price: $Starting at $44.99

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/22-23-season/one-jewish-boy/

Description:

Jesse, a nice Jewish boy, falls in love with Alex, a nice mixed-race girl. Navigating any relationship is difficult enough, but what happens when you factor in politics and rising antisemitism? Don’t miss the U.S. premiere of this urgent and unflinching comedy.

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Florida

Lizzie: The Musical

By: Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt

Directed by: Alison Burns Jackson

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 12 – Sun Aug 06

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50

Reference Link: https://www.jobsitetheater.org/lizzie/

Description:

1892, a small New England town, a man and his second wife were brutally murdered with an axe in broad daylight. Lizzie Borden, their youngest daughter, was the prime suspect. Audiences are in for a dark treat with Lizzie, a killer rock musical that’s been a hit around the world.

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That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven

By: Franky D. Gonzalez

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 09 – Sun Jul 09

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://www.urbanitetheatre.com/heaven

Description:

Glory. Survival. Legacy. Citizenship. Four Latino boxers all chase a world title to achieve their personal versions of heaven. But to get there, they must battle each other, their own battered bodies, and the universe itself.

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Georgia

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

By: Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by: Eric J. Little

Actor’s Express

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 08 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Actor’s Express

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://actors-express.com/

Description:

At Riker’s Island, a frightened young inmate confronts complex issues of faith when he crosses paths with a charismatic serial killer, a sadistic guard, and a jaded public defender. Will one man’s redemption lead to another’s damnation?

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by: Quinn Xavier Hernandez

Actor’s Express

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 20 – Sat Aug 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Actor’s Express

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://actors-express.com/

Description:

Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time. A rock and roll explosion for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit.

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Illinois

Port of Entry

By: Created by Albany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects

Albany Park Theater Project

Chicago

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 18 – Sun Dec 31

Type of Event: Immersive Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://portofentrychicago.com

Description:

A new immersive performance that invites you to step inside the stories of immigrants from all parts of the world as they forge new lives within the walls of a single apartment building in one of the country’s most diverse immigrant communities: Chicago’s Albany Park.

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Description:

Newlyweds Lucy and Charlie are embracing the worst of the American Dream. They’re first generation Asian American renegades. In love. And on the run. Yee’s quirky, quintessentially American yarn follows a young couple fleeing expectation and trawling up trouble along the way.

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Marie and Rosetta

By: George Brant

Directed by: E. Faye Butler

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 06 – Sun Aug 06

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/marie-and-rosetta/

Description:

This play with music chronicles Rosetta’s first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

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Description:

Kate Arrington’s playwriting debut is an intimate and beautifully rendered portrait of an ever-evolving relationship that may never be quite finished.

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Description:

Steppenwolf’s return to Harold Pinter’s enigmatic modern masterpiece.

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A Distinct Society

By: Kareem Fahmy

Directed by: Kareem Fahmy

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 22 – Sun Jul 23

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.writerstheatre.org/distinct-society

Description:

A timely story—needed more now than ever—about finding each other across borders, both physical and emotional.

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Maryland

Description:

Art matters in this musical mystery! A boy who loves detective work and calls himself Nate the Great is thrust into solving not one, but two mysteries involving a cat, a dog, two friends, and a missing painting. This show brings the popular book series to singing, dancing life!

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Description:

Round House returns to Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where Harmond Wilkes is redeveloping the struggling neighborhood with business partner (and golf enthusiast) Roosevelt Hicks while running to become the city’s first Black mayor.

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Fela!

By: Music and lyrics by Fela Kuti | Book by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis

Directed by: Lili-Anne Brown

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 07 – Wed Sep 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Olney Theatre Center

Price: $46-81

Reference Link: https://https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/On-Stage/Explore/Fela

Description:

It’s 1978, and we meet musician, activist, and global superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti at his farewell show at the Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria. A co-production with Olney Theatre Center.

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Minnesota

Murder on the Orient Express

By: Ken Ludwig, adapted from Agatha Christie

Directed by: Risa Brainin

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat May 13 – Sun Jul 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Passengers aboard the opulent Orient Express awake to learn that a murder has occurred behind locked doors. Thankfully, debonair detective Hercule Poirot is on the train and on the case.

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Into the Woods

By: Stephen Sondheim

Directed by: Sarna Lapine

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 17 – Sun Aug 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Featuring beloved music and classic fairy tale characters, this heartfelt Stephen Sondheim musical explores what happens after “happily ever after.”

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Shane

By: Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Blake Robison

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 15 – Sun Aug 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

This Guthrie commission by renowned playwright Karen Zacarías interrogates the assumptions and myths of the American West.

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Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

By: Nick Blaemire

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 16 – Sun Jul 30

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/disneys-descendants/

Description:

A rotten-to-the-core clash between good and evil! A chance at redemption sends the troublemaking offspring of Disney’s evil villains to school with the children of their sworn enemies. Do they carry on their parents’ wicked ways, or do they learn to be good?

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The Kung Fu Zombies Saga: Shaman Warrior & Cannibals

By: Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay

Directed by: Lily Tung Crystal

Theater Mu

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 19 – Sun Aug 13

Type of Event: Theater Play

Venue: The Luminary Arts Center

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://theatermu.org/kfz-saga

Description:

A saga in two acts, this production follows Akha shaman Arun as she tries to save her sister and Lao American Sika as she journeys back to her homeland, all during a zombie apocalypse. Expect martial arts, a live DJ, and even the Monkey King.

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Missouri

Doctor Dolittle

By: Book, Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; TYA adaptation Jeff Church

Directed by: Directed by Jeff Church; Musical Direction by Anthony Edwards; Choreography by Marc Wayne

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 27 – Sun Aug 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14 for youth & seniors; $18 for adults; $6-$12 for Group of 20+

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/doctor-dolittle

Description:

The Coterie premiere of a new youth and family version of the popular movie musical featuring the original music by Leslie Bricusse. Eccentric Doctor Dolittle, a country physician who can talk to animals, sets out to change the way animals are treated and understood in the world.

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New-York

Description:

Writer-performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.

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Description:

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Description:

Dinner With Booker T., written and performed by Darryl Reuben Hall, is an inside historical look into the life of one of America’s greatest orators and leader of the Negro race, Mr. Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery, to educator, to dining at the White House.

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Description:

TFANA productions include a TFANA Talk, a free post-performance discussion following select performances. This season, TFANA will inaugurate Reflections, hosted by essayist and commentator Bianca Vivion Brooks.

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Description:

Tennessee Williams’s Orpheus Descending is a uniquely imaginative mix of styles. It is steamy and lyrical, a love story and a tragedy, blending realism, expressionism and poetry, and tells the story of the passion of two outcasts.

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Oregon

Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nataki Garrett

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 04 – Sun Oct 29

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Angus Bowmer Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

One of the most famous stories of young love explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production, as two star-crossed lovers from two different families and backgrounds sacrifice all to be together.

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Rent

By: Jonathan Larson

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 05 – Sun Oct 29

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Angus Bowmer Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

In this Pulitzer-winning musical, a group of young artists fights for justice and visibility during the AIDS crisis, drawing strength from the beautiful bonds of friendship and chosen family.

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Flex

By: Candrice Jones

Directed by: Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 04 – Sun Jul 30

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Thomas Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

It’s 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train basketball team now dreams of going pro—but first, they’ll have to navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart?

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Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Dawn Monique Williams

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland

Event Date(s): Tue May 30 – Sun Oct 15

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Shakespeare’s hilarious yet heart-breaking tale of unrequited love takes over the Allen Elizabethan stage! A ship is wrecked on the rocks: Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land.

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The Three Musketeers

By: Kirsten Childs

Directed by: Kent Gash

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland

Event Date(s): Wed May 31 – Sun Oct 15

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, The Three Musketeers is a reminder to all that courage, honesty, and valor can change the world.

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Pennsylvania

Dragons Love Tacos

By: Adapted by Ernie Nolan from the book by Adam Rubin

Directed by: Amy Rene Byrne

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 06 – Sun Jul 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://bte.org/season45/dragons.php

Description:

Do you know how to host a taco party? For dragons? First, you make lots and lots of tacos. Then you put out salsa, but make sure it’s not spicy! You don’t want to know what happens then! Or do you? Bring the whole family out for this hilarious adaptation of the beloved book!

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The Three Little Pigs

By: Melissa Nicholson

Directed by: Melissa Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 12 – Sat Aug 19

Type of Event: Children’s Theatre

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://www.gamuttheatre.org

Description:

A production of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre. The Pig Sisters sing their way to Motown Mud Medley fame! Will Buffy and Hildegarde Pig learn a little bit about responsibility as they build their houses out of straw and sticks? Will the Big Bad Wolf get the best of them? Will sensible Susan Pig save the day?

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South-Carolina

Jersey Boys

By: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Directed by: Todd Underwood

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 28 – Sun Aug 20

Type of Event: Theatre Production – Musical

Venue: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Price: $62

Reference Link: https://www.artshhi.com/theater-series/jersey-boys

Description:

Tony Award-winning musical sensation about the Four Seasons — the rise, the struggles, and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation … and beloved by generations to follow!

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Summer Breezin’: Yacht Rock Hits of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s

By: Original Centre Stage Rock Show

Directed by: TBD

Centre Stage

Greenville

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 06 – Sun Jul 30

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Centre Stage – South Carolina

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://https://centrestage.org/summer-breezin/

Description:

“If you like piña coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain,” you will not want to miss this year’s annual hit rock show! Join us for some easy, breezy listening at Centre Stage’s annual hit rock show, this year in the summer.

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Little Shop of Horrors

By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Directed by: Jessica Francis Fichter

Trustus Theatre

Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 09 – Sat Jul 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Trustus Theatre

Price: $30-35

Reference Link: https://trustus.org

Description:

The sci-fi smash hit makes its Trustus debut in 2023! The saucy, R&B-singing carnivore Audrey II promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it… blood.

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Texas

Big Fish

By: Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa; book by John August

Austin Playhouse

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 09 – Sun Jul 09

Type of Event: Musical

Price: starting at $34

Reference Link: https://www.austinplayhouse.com/22-23season

Description:

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some!

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Present Laughter

By: Noël Coward

Directed by: Claire Hart-Palumbo

Main Street Theater

Houston

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 15 – Sun Aug 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater

Price: $35 – $59

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/present-laughter/

Description:

London theatre’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught among doting ingénues, obsessed playwrights, secret trysts, and unexpected twists. A marvelously comic exaggeration of the life that whirled around Coward in his heyday.

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Box

By: Jarrett King

Directed by: Simone Alexander

Penfold Theatre Co

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 23 – Sat Jul 08

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Ground Floor Theatre

Price: $16-31

Reference Link: https://www.penfoldtheatre.org/event/box/2023-07-08/

Description:

Experience the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. This world premiere imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.

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I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart

By: Morgan Gould

Directed by: Jenna Burnett

Stage West

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 15 – Sun Jul 09

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Jerry Russell Theatre

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/our44thseason

Description:

Best friends and roommates, Sam and Leo are an unbreakable team. But when a new friend enters the scene, doubt creeps in and a shattering secret is about to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light.

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Description:

Casey’s Elvis impersonator act is replaced by the new drag show in town. With rent overdue and a baby on the way, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of his new friends, challenging perceptions of identity and gender roles with extraordinary humor and depth.

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Description:

It’s time for a new twist on The Marvelous Wonderettes with this world premiere! Reimagined as a high drag performance, you’ll hear the same ’50s and ’60s songs like “Stupid Cupid”, “Lollipop”, and “It’s My Party,” and get a whole new view of how friendship can be truly marvelous.

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Description:

This intoxicating musical fable is filled with humor, heart, and the music of three-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’. Part family reckoning, part epic love story, and all blues, Thunder Knocking on the Door pits family legacy against a tempting future in a tale for the ages.

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Tamarie’s Totally True Revue (plus lies too)!

By: Tamarie Cooper & Patrick Reynolds

Directed by: Tamarie Cooper

The Catastrophic Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 23 – Sat Aug 05

Type of Event: Original Musical Comedy

Venue: MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

Price: $Pay-What-You-Can

Reference Link: https://catastrophictheatre.com

Description:

Tamarie and her cast of musical comedy maniacs are back for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in the 26th installment of her hit original musical series juggernaut! Tamarie’s got stuff to tell you too. Some real, some fake. Depends on where you get your news.

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Young Performers Program: Summer Session II

The Ensemble Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Mon Jul 03 – Fri Jul 28

Type of Event: Theatre Intensive

Venue: The Ensemble Theatre Houston

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ensemblehouston.com

Description:

We combine the study of theatre, dance, music, and technical skill for a well-rounded and exciting educational experience! The program will motivate youth to use theatre as a means to explore and inspire and will culminate in a student-led production that encompasses all these fields.

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Phenomenal Woman

By: Angelica Cheri

The Ensemble Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 24 – Sun Jul 30

Type of Event: Play with Music

Venue: The Ensemble Theatre Houston

Price: $35-55

Reference Link: https://ensemblehouston.com

Description:

In this profound musical about the life and works of Maya Angelou, we will delve into recurring themes present in her quest, both professionally and personally. This is a rolling world premiere collaboration with North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre and Hattiloo Theatre.

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EDI Conversation: Honoring Historical Contributions

The Ensemble Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Jul 09 – Sun Jul 09

Type of Event: Community Conversation

Venue: The Ensemble Theatre Houston

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://ensemblehouston.com

Description:

EDI Conversations are communal opportunities to have discussion around topics shared during our season productions. This installment will explore the intersectionality between being female, Black, and a creator, as in the case of Maya Angelou.

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Description:

The world premiere of a brand new musical filled with Hollywood glamor, romance, and intrigue. Have you ever wished you were born in a different time? Alice does not feel like she belongs in the 21st century , but she never dreamed that she would time-travel to 1949 Hollywood.

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“Director’s Choice”

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 07 – Tue Jul 09

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Topfer at ZACH

Price: starting at $25

Reference Link: https://zachtheatre.org

Description:

A contemporary musical to be announced later this summer.

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