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Mauricio Mendoza, Gabriela Carrillo, and Andrew Joseph Perez in South Coast Repertory's 201​9 ​production of ​"American Mariachi." The play will be reprised at the Mission at San Juan Capistrano, July 15-31, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Kubat)

July 2021

The stages of summer are in full swing.

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California

Sweat

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Elina de Santos

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 11 - Sun Jul 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chance Theater - Virtual Performance

Price: $20-39

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/sweat/

Description:

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, this Pulitzer winning play tells the story of a group of friends who find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay true to themselves and each other.

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Edges

By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by: James McHale

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/edges/

Description:

The OC premiere of Pasek & Paul’s thrilling first musical about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions about love, commitment, identity, and meaning. A charming, witty, and honest examination of adulthood.

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Chance Cyber Chat on ‘Sweat’

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Elina de Santos

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 16 - Fri Jul 16

Type of Event: Online Live Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/chance-cyber-chats/

Description:

We have temporarily closed our doors for the sake of everyone’s health and well-being. So right now is the perfect chance to take a virtual theatre trip together by watching Sweat online, then coming together on a Zoom call to share our experiences!

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Edges

By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by: James Michael McHale

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Musical theatre

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $$39-$49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/edges/

Description:

A charming, witty, and honest examination of adulthood that explores what happens when we’re teetering on the edge of the rest of our lives. Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes with no intermissions. Please note: This show contains adult language.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording, includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of Kenneth Lin’s inspired-by-a-true-story play. When a billionaire dies in a plane crash, a forensic economist butts heads with a small town actuary over the exact value. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $$20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of a new play by Australian playwright and newspaper columnist Hannie Rayson about the urgent need to combat man-made climate change to protect biodiversity. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio theater recording of Atik’s comedy. based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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DNA New Work Series

By: Multiple Authors

Directed by: Multiple Directors

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 29 - Sun Aug 01

Type of Event: Play Reading Series

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $Free - Reservations Required

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

The Playhouse’s annual DNA New Work Series gives audiences a closer look at the play development process, while offering playwrights and directors the opportunity to develop a script by providing rehearsal time, space, and resources, culminating in a public reading.

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Harold & Lillian

By: book & lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

Directed by: Michael Greif

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 21 - Tue Jul 27

Type of Event: Pacific Playwrights Festival Reading

Venue: online

Price: $19

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12288

Description:

Final reading for the 2021 Pacific Playwrights Festival. A Hollywood love story about two of Hollywood’s unheralded magic makers.

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American Mariachi

By: José Cruz González

Directed by: Christopher Acebo

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 15 - Sat Jul 31

Type of Event: Outside SCR--in-person, outdoors

Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Price: $20 (starting from)

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12342

Description:

In this big-hearted comedy with live music, Lucha spends her days caring for her mother and yearning for more. But it’s the 1970s and women can’t be mariachis…or can they? Defying tradition, Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates and take up instruments.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

By: Based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz; book, music & lyrics by Clark Gesner; additional dialogue by Michael Mayer; additional music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by: Kari Hayter

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 16 - Sun Aug 01

Type of Event: Outside SCR--in-person, outdoors

Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Price: $20 (starting from)

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12351

Description:

Good grief! The whole Peanuts gang is here for a delightful musical filled with gleeful tunes like “My Blanket and Me,” “Summertime,” and “Happiness.”

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The Plastic Bag Store

By: Robin Frohardt

Directed by: Robin Frohardt

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sun Jul 11

Type of Event: Installation and immersive experience

Venue: 661 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://cap.ucla.edu/plasticbagstore

Description:

The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation, is a store stocked with hand-sculpted replica items made from discarded plastics. The store transforms into an immersive multimedia experience using humor and puppetry to focus a critical lens upon our culture of consumption.

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Colorado

Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies

By: Book - Pesha Rudnick, Rob Wright; Music and Original Lyrics - Alexander Sage Oyen

Directed by: Pesha Rudnick

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 21 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Boulder Bandshell

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.localtheaterco.org/dgs

Description:

Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies is a haunting and hopeful night of live music and Colorado stories you probably don’t know but won’t soon forget.

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Florida

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

By: Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda

Directed by: Richard Hopkins

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 02 - Sun Jul 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/sophie-tucker-last-red-hot-mamas

Description:

With a voice and personality that lit up Vaudeville and Broadway, Sophie Tucker proved that female entertainers could reach the top of show business on their own terms. This sizzling show features classics like “The Lady is a Tramp” and “Some of These Days.”

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My Lord, What a Night

By: Deborah Brevoort

Directed by: Kate Alexander

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/my-lord-what-night

Description:

In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, N.J., internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship.

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Rounding Third

By: Richard Dresser

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 28 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/rounding-third

Description:

Little League coaches Don and Michael couldn’t be more different—Don believes in winning at all costs, while Michael just wants the team to have fun. This Off-Broadway comedy is a heartwarming story of runs and errors, exploring fatherhood, friendship, and what it means to win.

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Great Balls of Fire

By: Jason Cohen and Michael Schiralli

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 15 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/great-balls-fire

Description:

Led by Jason Cohen, who has played Jerry Lee Lewis in nearly 80 cities across North America, Great Balls of Fire brings the ivory-smashing superstar back to life. Featuring hits from the ‘50s and beyond, such as “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

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Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé

By: Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 13 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/shades-bubl%C3%A9-three-man-tribute-michael-bubl%C3%A9

Description:

With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” and many more, Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert.

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Shockheaded Peter

By: Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott Original music by The Tiger Lillies Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sat Jul 03

Type of Event: Musical Entertainment

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50+

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org/shockheaded-peter

Description:

A little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Tim Burton, Shockheaded Peter is the phantasmagorical musical staging of Heinrich Hoffman’s dark, mildly terrifying 19th-century German children’s book Der Struwwelpeter.

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

Reference Link: https://digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Description:

An online series from the Jobsite Ensemble, this mixture of music videos, movement pieces, sketch, short films, readings, and more was commissioned by the company to help keep artists employed during the pandemic and possibly beyond. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

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Georgia

Scandal: SeaLab!

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 16 - Fri Sep 10

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $16.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S1K00000J6iwyUAB

Description:

The epic Dad’s Garage improvised soap opera returns, but this time it’s 20,000 leagues under the sea…. and live on our stage! There is a little underwater research facility, and that little underwater research facility is filled with… scandal!

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TheatreSports

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 17 - Sat Sep 18

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $14.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S41000000dheiEAA

Description:

Our longest-running improv show and an audience favorite for years, TheatreSports is a fast-paced improv competition that features the best improvisers in the city and uses your suggestions to fuel the show.

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Illinois

Power in Pride at Home

By: multiple

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Streaming video series

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://www.aboutfacetheatre.com

Description:

Power in Pride is About Face Theatre’s touring show, sharing humorous and brave stories about gender & sexuality to spark conversations with students, educators, and community members of all ages.

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Why Dogs Don’t Talk

By: Story by Dean Monti, Adapted by David Rice

Directed by: Morgan Manasa

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 27 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/first-folio-theatre/why-dogs-dont-talk-67971

Description:

Man’s best friend is his dog. So it must follow, then, that a dog’s best friend is…well, his human, right? What happens to the relationship when that assumption is put to the test? How good a friend is Mel to their faithful hound Hubert?

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First Folio Storytellers Series

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=the-first-folio-storytellers-series

Description:

Join the First Folio Artistic Associates as they read short stories and poems chosen to help provide joy and illumination each month for holidays from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day and beyond.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Susan Weidenfeld.

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First Folio Bedtime Tales

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=first-folio-bedtime-tales

Description:

First Folio artistic associates Diana Coates and Michael Goldberg will help you read your children to sleep. Each month, two new bedtime tales will be shared with your little ones in mind. Ages 2+.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Suzanne Arch.

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Indiana

Sherlock in Btown Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Liam Castellan and Bruce Walsh

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 09 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Radio Play (available on-demand)

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-plays/

Description:

Cardinal’s Sherlock Holmes-themed Walkabout Radio Plays are a safe way to enjoy great storytelling in a unique way. With two new mysteries, “Predisposed to Violins” and “John Watson, PhD,” you’ll love these fresh takes on a beloved classic. Listen from anywhere—on demand now!

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The Women in the Woods Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Josie Gingrich & Emily Goodson

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 09 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Radio Play (available on-demand)

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-play-fall/

Description:

The Women in the Woods is a 4-episode, site-specific radio play series about a young woman who arrives at IU and discovers she has ties to Bloomington that she’s never known about. Listen from anywhere—each play comes with a visual companion document! Available on-demand.

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Massachusetts

Who Could Ask For Anything More?

By: The Songs of George Gershwin

Directed by: Julianne Boyd

Barrington Stage Company

Pittsfield

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 10 - Sat Jul 03

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Under a Tent at BSC Production Center

Price: $25-85

Reference Link: https://barringtonstageco.org/gershwin/

Description:

Join us in celebrating one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. From “I Got Rhythm” to “Embraceable You” to “Summertime,” George Gershwin’s soaring, glorious music will lift your spirits and warm your hearts, sung here by a cast of stellar Broadway singers.

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Jim O'Connor

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 02 - Sun Jul 25

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/baskerville/

Description:

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery will run July 2-25. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, Mass.

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Lift

By: Dee Dee Batteast

Directed by: Dee Dee Batteast

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Sun Jul 18 - Sun Jul 18

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $34

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/lift/

Description:

Directed by comedian Dee Dee Batteast and devised with our 2021 Apprentice Company, Lift brings forward young adults to perform in a uniquely honest show about identity, relationship dynamics, and how we move through the world.

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The Search for My Identity

By: Dee Dee Batteast

Directed by: Dee Dee Batteast

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 20 - Tue Jul 20

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $34

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/lift/

Description:

A one-woman show performed by Dee Dee Batteast, last seen at Gloucester Stage in No AIDS, No Maids.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 03

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Streetcar

Description:

Haunted by her past, Blanche (Audra McDonald) seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley (Carla Gugino and Ariel Shafir) in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 10

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Photograph51

Description:

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results.

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 17

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Animals

Description:

Lydia and Henry’s dinner guests are about to arrive when Henry’s spontaneous marriage proposal threatens to burn the evening to a crisp. Wine bottles and years of unspoken tensions are uncorked, and, before the evening is through, Lydia must confront her long-held fears and feelings if she’s going to commit to a future with Henry.

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Wed Dec 29

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Chonburi

Description:

In Shakina Nayfack’s world premiere play, a vibrant, international group of transgender women band together at a hotel in Thailand to confront the challenges and joys of gender confirmation surgery.

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Minnesota

Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Rachel Kuhnle

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat May 29 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/dancing-lessons/

Description:

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident. Evers is a brilliant college professor with Asperger’s. Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Directed by: Jaclyn Johnson

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 10 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/complete-works-of-william-shakespeare-abridged-revised/

Description:

As Shakespeare said, “The play’s the thing!” and we’ve got 37 of them for you! Three actors stumble their way through all of Shakespeare’s plays in one irreverent wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.

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New-Jersey

Ann

By: Holland Taylor

Directed by: Marlena Lustik

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 30 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: play

Venue: Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Price: $49.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=358

Description:

Ann is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.

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Forever Plaid

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 08 - Sun Jul 18

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Sitnik Theatre: Lackland Performing Arts Center

Price: $Varies Check Site for More Info

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/forever-plaid

Description:

Once upon a time, four guys discovered that they shared a love for music. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

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Always…Patsy Cline

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 29 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Sitnik Theatre: Lackland Performing Arts Center

Price: $Varies Check Site for More Info

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/rent

Description:

More than a tribute to the legendary country singer, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

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School House Rock Live Jr.

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 14 - Wed Jul 14

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-yas-school-house-rock

Description:

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and do “The Circulations”!

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Twilight Music Cabaret

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 21 - Wed Jul 21

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-twilight-music-cabaret

Description:

A themed selection of musical theatre favorites featuring Centenary University students, alumni, and CSC veterans. Evening’s program to be announced.

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New-York

Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 15 - Sun Oct 15

Type of Event: Virtual Screening of Recorded Live Performance

Venue: All Arts TV

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://allarts.org/programs/all-arts-performance-selects/until-the-flood-wtcesv/

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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Oregon

Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 01 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/today-is-my-birthday/

Description:

Emily is a would-be writer whose bubble life in NYC has popped. Finding life back home in Hawaii chaotic and unfulfilling, she becomes strangely activated after creating a sassy alter-ego for a radio bit. A playful mixture of live radio, voicemail, and phone calls.

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Drop the Mic

By: Chris Williams, Darshanpreet Gill, Katie Nguyen, Kisha Jarrett, Lauren Modica, Monica Choy, Shauna Hahn, and Vin Shambry

Directed by: B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Fri Jul 23

Type of Event: Storytelling

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/drop-the-mic/

Description:

A collaboration with ART & Back Fence PDX featuring the work of eight Portland storytellers. You’ll hear their stories with the theme, “Can I get a do over?” From a sweet 16 party to venturing outside after the shelter in place is lifted, we have a story for everyone to enjoy.

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The Vertical City

By: Diana Burbano

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Fri Jul 30

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/vertical-city/

Description:

The Vertical City, a collaboration of ART and The Actors Conservatory, is a character study set in a future-Portland built to survive the effects of climate change and imagines how technology might evolve society at the end of the 21st century, both for better and worse.

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The Carlalogues

By: Anthony Hudson

Directed by: Luan Schooler

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 22 - Fri Aug 20

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/the-carlalogues/

Description:

Whatever Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi wants, Carla gets. And Carla wants… an audience! Now! Sick of the pandemic and desperate to be back in the spotlight, she breaks into the Flamingo Club to put on an evening of guerrilla storytelling. This show is captivating!

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Pennsylvania

Set Model Theatre

Directed by: n/a

1812 Productions

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 01 - Sun Jul 11

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://www.1812productions.org/set-model-theatre

Description:

In a year of physical distance and digital theatre, we gathered more than a dozen Philly theatre designers and technicians together with a one-of-a-kind task, find the funny in King Lear. The rule: Fit the whole thing in a space the size of a bread box and make it funny.

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Texas

Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://anchor.fm/shakespeare-decoded

Description:

What forms of colonization of thought and language do we encounter in our theatrical practices today? This episode explores themes of colonialism and the resulting subjugation in The Tempest.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Directed by: Raphael Parry

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sat Jul 24

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://shakespearedallas.org/get-your-tickets

Description:

Three actors parody Shakespeare’s entire library of plays in comically shortened form. Performances run Thursday through Sunday with the final performance on Saturday, July 24. Performances begin at 8:15 p.m. each evening.

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Vermont

Laughing Wild

By: Christopher Durang

Directed by: Jade King Carroll

Dorset Theatre Festival

Manchester

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sat Jul 31

Type of Event: Outdoor Live Theatre

Venue: Southern Vermont Arts Center

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://dorsettheatrefestival.org/laughing-wild

Description:

In this hilarious blast-from-the-1980s comedy, two characters are overwhelmed by the things happening in the world around them. Desperate for connection in a sea of provocative pitfalls, they seek sanctuary in asylums, clinics and, during the course of the play, a theatre.

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Scarecrow

By: Heidi Armbruster

Directed by: Dina Janis

Dorset Theatre Festival

Manchester

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 14 - Wed Jul 28

Type of Event: Pipeline Staged Reading

Venue: Southern Vermont Arts Center

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://dorsettheatrefestival.org/scarecrow#anchor-link-schedule

Description:

Will the bulls chase her off the property or will she garden herself into oblivion? Scarecrow is one woman’s look back at the last 33 days of her father’s life. A New York City actress lands herself on her family’s dairy farm to grieve herself back to life.

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Wisconsin

Talley’s Folly

By: Lanford Wilson

Directed by: David New

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 20 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Theatre live performance

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

Reference Link: https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/performances/2021-plays/talleys-folly/

Description:

On an enchanting moonlit night in 1944, two unlikely sweethearts reveal their poignant love story. The theatre’s 86th season opens with actors, and real-life husband and wife, Sean Fortunato and Linda Fortunato. Publicity photo by Guy Rhodes.

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Talley’s Folly

By: Lanford Wilson

Directed by: David New

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 20 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Theatre live performance

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

Reference Link: https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/performances/2021-plays/talleys-folly/

Description:

Actors Sean Fortunato and Linda Fortunato star in a play about finding love when you have stopped looking. Press Release at: https://conta.cc/3AMz5hJ

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Wyoming

Much Ado About Nothing

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Edgar Landa and Kate Gleason

Off Square Theatre Company

Jackson

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sun Jul 18

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Center for the Arts

Price: $0

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

Description:

Thin Air Shakespeare returns to the Center Amphitheater this summer with the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Edgar Landa and Kate Gleason. Free and family-friendly! Come early and bring a picnic. ASL July 17.

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