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April 2022

Spring is here with a full slate of stage offerings.

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Alabama

Little Shop of Horrors

By: Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics and a Book by Howard Ashman

Directed by: Rick Dildine

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Theatre Performance — Musical

Venue: Octagon Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/Little-Shop-2022

Description:

Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” (after his coworker crush). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivorous plant promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour…as long as he keeps feeding it.

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Freedom Rider (World Premiere)

By: Written by Ricardo Khan in collaboration with Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Murray Horwitz, Nathan Louis Jackson, and Nikkole Salter

Directed by: Ricardo Khan

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Festival Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/freedom-rider-2022

Description:

When four students boarded a southbound bus in Washington, D.C., in 1961, to challenge segregated spaces in interstate travel, they changed themselves and the nation forever. Inspired by real events, this powerful and uplifting play celebrates their heroic watershed journey.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: TBD

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 14 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Octagon Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/until-the-flood-2022

Description:

Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen.

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Alaska

No More Harveys

By: Chantal Bilodeau

Directed by: Codie Costello

Cyrano's Theatre Company

Anchorage

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Live Performance and tour

Venue: Cyrano's Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://cyranos.org

Description:

World premiere at Cyrano’s! No More Harveys follows the migration of females, both human and animal, against a backdrop of climate change. It’s a world in flux where women emerge not as victims but as survivors.

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Arizona

Justice

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Melissa Crespo

Arizona Theatre Company

Tucson and Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 09 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Temple of Music and Art and Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/justice/

Description:

It is 1993 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just joined the United States Supreme Court; the first and only other woman there, Sandra Day O’Connor, is ready to welcome her and get to work. An epic three-person musical built of songs and urgent conversations of equality and justice.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

By: Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 23 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: $Starting at $13

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/index.php/shows/21-22season/spring-show22

Description:

A pop culture phenomenon returns to the musical stage with songs you loved updated for a whole new generation! Schoolhouse Rock Live! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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Arkansas

Into the Woods

By: Stephen Sondheim

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 19 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Price: Varies

Reference Link: https://therep.org

Description:

Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musical turns the world of fairy tales topsy-turvy, reminding us that granted wishes often bring complications. Filled with exquisite music and lyrics, this innovative new production is sure to enchant as it ventures beyond “happily ever after.”

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

By: Kristoffer Diaz

Directed by: Dexter Singleton

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity slams together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters, and geopolitical allegory into an invigorating theatrical experience you can’t find on pay-per-view.

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Mariposa/Butterfly

By: José Casas and Sandy Asher

Tricycle Theatre for Youth

Bentonville

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Fri May 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Tricycle Theatre (and the Trike Theatre Truck tour)

Description:

A low fence separates neighbors but much more divides them. Even the arrival of a caterpillar causes disagreement — until mariposa/butterfly and its eventual departure unites them in wonder, sadness, and a new understanding of their shared, beautiful world.

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California

Rapunzel Alone

By: Mike Kenny

Directed by: Debbie Devine

24th Street Theatre Company

Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Lovelace Theatre at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and 24th Street Theatre

Price: $TBD

Description:

Rapunzel Alone follows the story of Lettie, a young mix-raced girl from London, sent to the countryside for her own safety during the daily bombings of WWII. On an isolated country farm, she faces her own battles with a strict new guardian and a very fowl goose. Produced in association with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Free audio version playing online at thewallis.org Oct. 2-April 30, 2022.

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Hank Williams: Lost Highway

By: Randal Myler and Mark Harelik

Directed by: Micheal Butler

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

This unforgettable musical tribute will remind you of what Williams did best: Casting the simple spell of his yearning songs on adoring fans. You’ll hear more than twenty, including “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Jambalaya,” “Hey, Good Lookin’,” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

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Anna in the Tropics

By: Nilo Cruz

Directed by: Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Mar 20 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/anna-in-the-tropics/

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama weaves the tale of a Cuban American cigar factory in 1929 Florida. As a new lector reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the workers’s lives parallel the novel as longing, love, and betrayal spark a flame that signals the end of an era.

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Fefu and Her Friends

By: María Irene Fornés

Directed by: Pam MacKinnon

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 24 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Strand Theater

Price: $25–60

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org/whats-on/20202122-season/fefu-and-her-friends/

Description:

An innovation of immersive theater, Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés’s rapturous comedy-drama allows the audience to be a fly on many walls as they move through A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in this unconventional tale of 8 women gathering at a New England country home.

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The Lehman Trilogy

By: Adapted by Ben Power from Stefano Massini

Directed by: Sam Mendes

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 20 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geary Theater

Price: $25–130

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org/whats-on/20202122-season/the-lehman-trilogy/

Description:

A.C.T. presents the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ international theatrical sensation, The Lehman Trilogy. This critically-acclaimed modern theatrical classic about a family and a company that changed the world is told in three epic parts over one evening.

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The Zip Code Plays, Season Three

By: Peppur Chambers, Diana Burbano, Daniel Hirsch, Ann Noble, Alex Goldberg, and Steve Apostolina

Directed by: Rondrell McCormick, Cameron Watson, Sara Lyons, Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Lisa Sanaye Dring, and Gregg T Daniel

Antaeus Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 02 - Fri Dec 02

Type of Event: Audio Play Series

Venue: Zipcodeplays.info or wherever you get your podcasts

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://antaeus.org/plays-events/the-zip-code-plays-season-three/

Description:

Celebrate the diverse culture and history of Los Angeles neighborhoods from the safety of your home with The Zip Code Plays, Season Three, a new series of six original audio plays written by Playwrights Lab members and recorded by Antaeus Actors.

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Pass Over

By: Antionette Nwandu

Directed by: TBD

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 16 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/pass-over/

Description:

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner — talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans.

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Our Town

Directed by: Markus Potter

Center REPertory Company

Walnut Creek

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 15 - Sat May 07

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Lesher Center for the Arts

Price: $

Reference Link: https://lesherartscenter.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1500

Description:

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”

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The Lehman Trilogy

By: Ben Power from Stefano Massini

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ahmanson Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/the-lehman-trilogy/

Description:

Directed by Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

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Hadestown

By: Music, Lyrics and Book by Anaïs Mitchell, Developed with Rachel Chavkin

Directed by: Rachel Chavkin

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 26 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ahmanson

Price: $subject to change

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/hadestown/

Description:

Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2020 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin is a love story for today… and always.

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Cry It Out

By: Molly Smith Metzler

Directed by: Elina de Santos

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $29-39

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

Description:

This comedy with dark edges takes a sharp and honest look at the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work after being home with a newborn, and the effect that economic and social class has on parenthood in America.

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Crimson Lit – Scarlet Letter Setlist: Staged Singing

Directed by: Jocelyn A. Brown

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 27 - Wed Apr 27

Type of Event: Staged Singing

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/otr-crimson/?referrer=4

Description:

You’re not going to want to miss the staged reading of this brand new pulpy riot grrrl musical adaptation of The Scarlet Letter written by singer-songwriter Jill Sobule (“I Kissed a Girl”) and our 2020 resident playwright Krista Knight!
NOTE: This show contains adult language.

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Cry It Out

By: Molly Smith Metzler

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

Price: $20-39

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

Dirty diapers, breast pumps, and 2 a.m. feedings are enough to give anyone sleepless nights—not to mention the need for a strong cup of coffee. This comedy takes a sharp and honest look at the power of female friendship and the impact of social class on parenthood in America.

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Vietgone

By: Qui Nguyen

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 24 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://cltc.org/explore-our-2021-22-season/

Description:

It’s 1975, Saigon has fallen, and Quang and Tong should be grateful they’ve made it to the United States. In this irreverent comedy told in Qui Nguyen’s audacious style, these two Vietnamese refugees try to find their way home, wherever that is.

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Native Gardens

By: Coachella Valley Repertory

Directed by: Michael Matthews

Coachella Valley Repertory

Cathedral City

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 12 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Price: $53-$63

Reference Link: https://https://cvrep.org/

Description:

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war.

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American Son

By: Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by: Jonathan Fox

Ensemble Theatre Company

Santa Barbara

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 07 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theater Performance

Venue: The New Vic

Price: $

Reference Link: https://etcsb.org/production/american-son/

Description:

This nail-biting story takes place in real time in the waiting room of a police station where, in the middle of the night, the parents of a Black teenager anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police.

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Trayf

By: Lindsay Joelle

Directed by: Maggie Burrows

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 01 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

Reference Link: https://www.geffenplayhouse.org/tickets/25th-anniversary-season/

Description:

Zalmy lives a double life. By day, he drives a Chabad “Mitzvah Tank” through 1990s New York City, performing good deeds with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks out of his Orthodox community to roller-skate and listen to rock-and-roll.

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The Sun Also Rises

By: Adapted by Kate McAll from the novel by Ernest Hemingway

Directed by: TBA

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Live in performance audio theatre recording

Venue: James Bridges Theater

Price: $65.00

Reference Link: https://latw.org

Description:

A group of friends decamp from 1920s Paris for the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona. In the week of drinking, bullfighting, and jealousy that follows, friendships are upended and hopes for love dashed. Recorded before an audience for radio, CD, digital download, and streaming.

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Bhangin’ It

By: Book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza; Music by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Deep Singh

Directed by: Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, Choreographed by Rujuta Vaidya

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 08 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: World-Premiere Musical

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award, Bhangin’ It is an exhilarating new musical that celebrates the traditions we inherit from yesterday and those we create for tomorrow.

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Hotter Than Egypt

By: Yussef El Guindi

Directed by: John Langs

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

Price: $25-$60

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

Description:

This dramedy set in the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution explores the uneven power dynamics between Western tourists and the locals, as an American couple travels to Cairo for their 24th wedding anniversary. A world premiere co-production with a Contemporary Theatre in Seattle.

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Dot

By: Colman Domingo

Directed by: ShawnJ West

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/21-22-Season/Dot

Description:

The Shealys are barely holding it together in this twisted and touching dramedy. Back in their West Philly home for the holidays, one thing’s for sure: The only way they’re getting through this is together. Dot is a loving look at the ties that bind — and drive us crazy.

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PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute

By: Yilong Liu

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Walker Theatre

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/21-22-Season/PrEP-Play

Description:

Erik’s world is thrown into free-fall when he’s pulled into a wondrously bizarre time-traveling journey by Agent 701 (AKA his now-sentient PrEP pill). Landing in the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, Erik finds himself in a race against history to save a life lost decades ago.

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Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits

By: Gerard Alessandrini

Directed by: William Selby

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 20 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

Celebrate Broadway’s unforgettable musical legends! Experience Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s most cherished stars and songwriters. Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits parodies Broadway musicals.

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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

An Iliad is a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War. A war-weary poet recalls the nobility, savagery, and valor of the battles and warriors, while deftly exploring the human costs of war through the centuries.

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Ann

By: Holland Taylor

Directed by: Benjamin Endsley Klein

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pasadena Playhouse

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/ann/

Description:

Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor brings the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards, to the stage in this dynamo, Tony-nominated performance that captures the fire, heart, and brains of Ann herself.

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Into the Woods

By: James Lapine, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by: Roger DeLaurier

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Marian Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

Reference Link: http://pcpa.org/IntoTheWoods/

Description:

When the Baker and his wife learn that a witch’s curse has left them childless, the two set off on a journey into the woods to break the spell. Wishes are granted, but the consequences follow closely behind.

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Comedy/Drama

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $20-38

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Get to know the lives and loves of six Louisiana women who gather under the hair dryers at their local beauty salon to share gossip, laughter, and the bond of friendship.

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The Children

By: Lucy Kirkwood

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $20-38

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Two retired nuclear scientists reside in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

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Passing Strange

By: Stew & Heidi Rodewald

Directed by: William Hodgson

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 05 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/passing-strange

Description:

A young bohemian charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, this show takes us from Black middle-class America to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.

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Passing Strange

By: Stew

Directed by: William Hodgson

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 05 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/passing-strange

Description:

A young bohemian charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, this show takes us from Black middle-class America to Europe and beyond on a journey towards personal and artistic authenticity.

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Apartment Living

By: Boni B. Alvarez

Directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera

Skylight Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 23 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Skylight Theatre

Price: $35-40

Reference Link: https://skylighttheatre.org/

Description:

Behaviors change in forced captivity during the pandemic in Los Angeles. Do we like what we learn about the people we love? Presented with Playwrights’ Arena.

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Gem of the Ocean

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Tim Bond

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 06 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/gem-of-the-ocean/

Description:

TheatreWorks artistic director Tim Bond helms this work, part of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle exploring the African American experience. In this lyrical epic, a Black man goes on a mystical voyage toward a mythical city, learning the truth of his ancestors’ history.

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Colorado

The Liar

By: Adapted by David Ives from Pierre Corneille

Directed by: Geoffrey Kent

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/the-liar

Description:

Fiendishly clever and a bit naughty, this updated adaptation of the classic French farce weaves wordplay and swordplay into a wild 17th-century romp.

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Animal Farm

By: Adapted by Nelson Bond from George Orwell

Directed by: Jessica Robblee

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat May 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/animal-farm

Description:

All animals are created equal — or are they? Animal Farm is a timely fable of power and corruption revealing sharp insights and relevant questions about today’s society.

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Stick Fly

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Jada Suzanne Dixon

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 18 - Thu May 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/stick-fly

Description:

What should be a relaxing summer weekend on Martha’s Vineyard goes south when the LeVay brothers bring new girlfriends home to meet their wealthy and imposing parents. Lydia Diamond’s refreshing and bold story grapples with race, class, and cultural expectations.

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Kinky Boots

By: Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Directed by: Rod A. Lansberry

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre

Price: $53-77

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/kinky-boots

Description:

A struggling factory owner encounters a vivacious entertainer and together they brew up a high-heeled, bedazzled, and brilliant idea to save the family business. This joyous story of unexpected friendship finds the fabulous in everyone.

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Refuge

By: Created by Satya Jnani Chavez and Andrew Rosendorf, with transcreation by Marialuisa Burgos

Directed by: Dee Covington

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 05 - Sat Apr 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/refuge/

Description:

Refuge combines original music with puppetry to tell a bilingual tale of determination, grit, and hope. Refuge chronicles the harrowing journey of one young Honduran girl as she crosses the U.S. border into the inhospitable, barren land of Texas.

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Fireflies

By: Donja R. Love

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sat May 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $$28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/fireflies/

Description:

A church bombing has shaken the Civil Rights Movement to its core and Reverend Charles Grace now must galvanize his followers to continue their journey. Meanwhile, he and his wife Olivia struggle with too many secrets, regrets, and uncertainty about the future of Black Americans.

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Refuge

By: Satya Jnani Chavez, Andrew Rosendorf & Marialuisa Burgos

Directed by: Dee Covington

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sat Apr 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/refuge/

Description:

The theatrical event of the season, Refuge weaves passionate and driving original music with the charm of artistic puppetry to share a bilingual tale of determination, grit, and hope. Chronicling the harrowing journey of a young Honduran girl as she crosses the U.S. border into Texas.

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Fireflies

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: TBA

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sat May 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/fireflies/

Description:

A church bombing has shaken the Civil Rights Movement to its core, and the Rev. Charles Grace now must galvanize his followers to continue their journey onward. However, it is his wife, Olivia, who authors his fiery speeches while playing the role of the supportive partner at home.

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Kilstrom Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/choir-boy/

Description:

Despite embodying the strong morals his school promotes, being gay has made Pharus an outsider. Featuring gorgeous gospel music, this soaring coming-of-age drama was created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Jamil Jude

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kilstrom Theatre

Price: TBD

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/choir-boy/

Description:

Featuring gorgeous gospel music, this stunning coming-of-age drama was created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney of Moonlight.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 07 - Thu Nov 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/until-the-flood/

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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Local Lab new play festival

Directed by: Pesha Rudnick

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Dairy Arts Center

Price: $15—30

Reference Link: https://thedairy.org/local-lab

Description:

Plays, parties, and so much more. Engage with some of the most exciting theatre being created today with Local Theater Company’s Local Lab, Boulder’s premier festival of new American plays. Meet the artists at the Lab parties.
Full lineup of events: localtheaterco.org/springlab

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Spring Local Lab: A Festival of New American Plays

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Live festival of new American plays, parties, post-show conversations, and workshops

Venue: Dairy Arts Center

Price: $$11 - 22 (individual tickets) $99-$134 (all-access passes)

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

Description:

Local Lab is a three-day festival of new American plays that features some of the most innovative works being written today. Be the first to hear ground-breaking material and participate in conversations with the artists who create them. Workshops and parties round out the event.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by: Sydney Parks Smith

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 26 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $17-$45

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch/

Description:

Winner of four Tony Awards, Hedwing and the Angry Inch is a cabaret, a rock ’n’ roll gig, and a stand-up act rolled into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. An adult, thought-provoking, and inspiring musical about the quest for individuality, love, and acceptance.

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The Bluest Eye

By: Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond from Toni Morrison

Theatreworks Colorado

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ent Center for the Arts

Price: $32.00

Reference Link: https://entcenterforthearts.org/theatreworks/events

Description:

A longing to be loved dwells in all of us. This story follows a young Black girl’s coming of age in 1940s Ohio, in a beautiful staging of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s classic novel.

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Connecticut

Dream Hou$e

By: Eliana Pipes

Directed by: Laurie Woolery

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 15 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Price: $55

Reference Link: https://longwharf.org/shows-events/dream-house/

Description:

What’s the cultural cost of progress in America—and is cashing in always selling out?

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Christopher D. Betts

Yale Repertory Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: University Theatre

Price: $10-65

Reference Link: https://yalerep.org

Description:

Brimming with soul-stirring a cappella singing, the joyously life-affirming play Choir Boy, written by Yale Rep’s Academy Award-winning Playwright-in-Residence, Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be directed by Yale School of Drama MFA candidate Christopher D. Betts.

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District-of-Columbia

Catch Me If You Can

By: Based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture, Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by: Molly Smith

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Fichandler Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

Corbin Bleu returns to Arena to step into the role of the notorious con man Frank Abagnale Jr. in this high-flying musical sensation, based on true events and the hit film, which features the songs “Don’t Break the Rules”, “Live in Living Color,” and “Doctor’s Orders.”

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Cambodian Rock Band

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Chay Yew

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 12 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play with music

Venue: Kreeger Theater

Price: $

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

Description:

Arena will kick off the first North American tour of New York’s Signature Theatre’s production of Lauren Yee’s acclaimed play. Thrilling mystery meets rock concert in this passionate story about survivors, family and the enduring power of music.

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English With an Accent

By: Migguel Anggelo

Directed by: Sarah O'Gleby

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Fri Apr 01

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/english-with-an-accent

Description:

A newly emigrated Monarch Butterfly in NYC explores the promise of the American Dream: freedom, safety, and democracy. Allegory, abstraction, and alignment with movement poetically narrate a work inspired by Migguel Anggelo’s own story as a gay artist and a Venezuelan immigrant.

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Private

By: Mona Prinot

Directed by: Knud Adams

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: In-person/live theater

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theatre

Price: $50 - 68

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/private

Description:

In this explosive and comedic drama, Georgia’s husband, Corbin, has been offered his dream job. But there’s a catch. In an all-too-near future where privacy is a commodity, one married couple grapples with which secrets they’re willing to reveal—especially to each other.

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District-Of-Columbia

John Proctor Is the Villain

By: Kimberly Belflower

Directed by: Marti Lyons

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 27 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022-john-proctor-is-the-villain

Description:

In this world premiere by a major new voice, the students of Helen County High are dealing with sex ed, group projects for The Crucible, and a small town scandal that might not actually be a total witch hunt after all.

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District-of-Columbia

Nathan the Wise

By: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Directed by: Adam Immerwahr

Theater J

Washington, DC

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 16 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/nathan-the-wise-21-22/

Description:

In Jerusalem, Jews, Christians, and Muslims live in peace—or so they hope. This funny and timely Shakespearean play is chock full of mistaken identities, foiled romances, and relationships across cultural and religious divides, celebrating the common humanity that unites us all.

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District-Of-Columbia

Hi, Are You Single?

By: Ryan J. Haddad

Directed by: Laura Savia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Mon Mar 28 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/hi-are-you-single/

Description:

Join Ryan, a gay man with both a high sex drive and cerebral palsy, on a journey through gay bars, hookups, and lots of margaritas in search of romance.

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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

By: Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon

Directed by: Eric Ting

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Fri Apr 29

Type of Event: Fully Staged Opera

Venue: Strathmore Music Center

Price: $Starting at $34

Reference Link: https://www.strathmore.org/what-s-on/21-22-strathmore-season/parable-of-the-sower/

Description:

Parable of the Sower is a triumphant, mesmerizing work of rare power and beauty that illuminates deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization. This fully staged opera recreates Butler’s Afrofuturist masterpiece live onstage. Co-presented by Strathmore.

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Florida

Footloose

By: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Pitchford and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 06 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Demens Landing Park

Price: $21-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org

Description:

Based on the explosive rock-n-roll musical movie, this Broadway hit tells the story of Ren McCormack, a big city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed. Footloose celebrates the spirit and optimism of young people fighting for change.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Vanessa Stalling

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/thegreatleap

Description:

Born in the United States but inextricably tied to far off and forbidden China, Manford Lum finds his home on the basketball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Smart, feisty and hilarious, The Great Leap is about family, history, and learning that every game is a second chance.

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Knoxville

By: Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens

Directed by: Frank Galati

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 15 - Wed May 11

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Mertz Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/knoxville-1

Description:

This innovative world premiere musical reunites the Tony Award-winning creative team of Ragtime and is based on the novel A Death in the Family. A powerful illumination of the forces that shape who we are, Knoxville is a coming-of-age story about family, faith, and love.

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

By: Alan Janes

Directed by: Jason Parrish

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Professional Theatre

Venue: Florida Repertory Theatre

Price: $$59 - $75

Reference Link: https://www.floridarep.org/the-season/buddy-the-buddy-holly-story/

Description:

Sixty years ago, a young man with thick black glasses changed the face of popular music. Buddy tells the story of the three years when Buddy Holly became the world’s top recording artist and a musical legend. Buddy is the original rock ‘n’ roll sensation!

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Maytag Virgin

By: Audrey Cefaly

Directed by: Greg Longenhagen

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 12 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Professional Theatre

Venue: Florida Repertory Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.floridarep.org/the-season/maytag-virgin/

Description:

This heartwarming new comedy is an old-fashioned romance about two people who thought they’d never find love again. A funny and heartwarming romance from the author of Alabaster! Voted Best Comedy by ArtsAtlanta.

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

By: Alan Janes

Directed by: Jason Parrish

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 15 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: Historic Arcade Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Before the Beatles, before the Stones, rock and roll was born. Buddy will have you dancing in the aisles. If you loved Million Dollar Quartet and Always…Patsy Cline, this is for you!

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Kate Alexander

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Mainstage Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/legend-georgia-mcbride

Description:

He’s young, he’s broke, and he’s just found out his wife is pregnant. To make matters more desperate, Casey is struggling with his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his boss brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn.

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Laughing Matters

By: Rebecca Hopkins, Kevin Allen, Stephan deGhelder, Sarah Durham, and Jim Prosser

Directed by: Richard Hopkins

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/laughing-matters-0

Description:

Laughing Matters, FST’s hit musical sketch comedy show, is back for round six! And this time, nothing and no one is safe from a good-spirited roast. Laughing Matters delivers fast-paced comedy inspired by the culture and politics of today.

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The Grandma That Eats Everything & Other Winning Plays

By: Winning Young Playwrights

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 26 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $5-10

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/grandma-eats-everything-other-winning-plays

Description:

Wise, heartfelt, and often comical, this anthology of award-winning short plays celebrates imagination! These winning plays, written by elementary school students from our community and around the world, are brought to life by a cast of professional actors.

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Boca

By: Jessica Provenz

Directed by: Julianne Boyd

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

Reference Link: http://www.gablestage.org/production/

Description:

Celebrate our Sunshine State by traveling to Boca Raton, where the lawns and residents are perfectly maintained. This not-to-be-missed comedy follows a group of retirees who — between golf, bridge, and Botox — can be found bickering, gossiping, and living it up like they’re teens anew.

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The Invisible Hand

By: Ayad Akhtar

Directed by: Kristen Coury

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 26 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/2021-2022-season/invisible-hand/

Description:

American investment banker Nick Bright is held for ransom by a militant group in Pakistan, and nobody is coming to his aid. In exchange for a shot at freedom, Nick strikes a risky deal with his captors, but is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay?

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Another Revolution

By: Jacqueline Bircher

Directed by: Lisa Rothe

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/2021-2022-season/another-revolution/

Description:

Two graduate students are forced to share a lab at Columbia University and find they are opposed in more ways than just their scientific disciplines. Amid the chaotic and uncertain year 1968, they each discover what it’s like to be thrown into someone else’s orbit.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

By: Jeffrey Lane, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek

Directed by: Mark Martino

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Price: $66+

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

Description:

This long-awaited musical features a touching story, emotional scenes, and a score spanning two decades of hits! Chronicling the struggles and triumphs of making it big, this Broadway sensation is a treat for all ages to enjoy.

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The Cuban Vote

By: Carmen Pelaez

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 07 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Reference Link: www.miaminewdrama.org

Description:

World premiere play!

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Much Ado About Nothing

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jim Helsinger

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 09 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/much-ado-about-nothing/

Description:

Lies and deceit threaten to bring lovers together or tear them apart in Shakespeare’s sharp-tongued romcom.

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Bare Bard: Henry IV, Part 2

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: N/A

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/bare-bard-henry-iv-part-2/

Description:

See William Shakespeare stripped down to a lively, raw, rambunctious performance like nothing you’ve experienced before.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Price: $59-94

Reference Link: https://www.palmbeachdramaworks.org/program/groupevent

Description:

A lyrical exploration of loneliness and longing, sweet dreams and bitter truths, determination and resiliency.

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Mary Poppins

By: Julian Fellowes, with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-creation by Cameron Mackintosh

Directed by: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara and Charles Fornara

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 02 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/mary-poppins/

Description:

Mary Poppins flies before your eyes in this classic musical based on the much-loved children’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film of the same name. Julian Fellowes’ book blends the original stories with the acclaimed film to create a new and iconic stage adventure.

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When We Were Young and Unafraid

By: Sarah Treem

Directed by: Hester Kamin

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Tobye Studio

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/when-we-were-young-and-unafraid/

Description:

This powerful play takes us inside the story of a quiet bed and breakfast turned into a secret women’s shelter in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, and before women had places to turn in times of distress.

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The Bridges of Madison County

By: Book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for best score and orchestration, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

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The Bridges of Madison County

By: Jason Robert Brown & Marsha Norman

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

When ruggedly handsome photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into Francesca’s driveway, it may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

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A Skeptic and a Bruja

By: Rosa Fernandez

Directed by: Patrice Amon

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

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

Description:

Priscilla buys a home in the middle of nowhere with the hopes of turning it into a bed and breakfast. When she starts having paranormal experiences, she calls Sam and Jess from the hit ghost-hunting show A Skeptic and a Bruja to help her.

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Broadway in Black

By: Nate Jacobs

Directed by: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHLzpEAH

Description:

Sing along with your favorite songs from award-winning shows and breakthrough roles that helped launch the careers of such African American artists as Melba Moore in Purlie, Ben Vereen in Pippin, Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls, and Nell Carter in Ain’t Misbehavin’.

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Georgia

In My Granny’s Garden

By: Based on the book by Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett, Jr., and illustrated by Radcliffe Bailey

Directed by: Rosemary Newcott

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 16 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Selig Family Black Box at Alliance Theatre

Price: $Free for kids under 5, $5 for kids 6 - 17, $10 for adults

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/my-grannys-garden

Description:

In My Granny’s Garden invites our youngest audiences to explore the glory of growing your own food. Step into a visual feast inspired by world renowned artist Radcliffe Bailey’s original paintings, and discover the one superpower that fuels Granny’s garden.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

By: Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book adapted by Douglas Carter Beane from Hammerstein

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Aurora Theatre- 128 E Pike St, Lawrenceville GA, 30046

Description:

This contemporary take on the timeless fairytale features beloved songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, while adding new characters and surprising twists. Step into the magic and celebrate the future of possibility!

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The Pretty Pants Bandit

By: Chase Peacock & Jessica De Maria

Directed by: James Donadio; musical direction by Alli Lingenfelter

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $39-65

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

In 1930s Miami, Marie Baker, her gang, and an infamous pair of guns made headlines by leaving the men she robbed with their pants down. A thrilling true story inspired this vibrant, fun world-premiere musical.

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Southbound: True Life Tales from the ATL and Beyond

By: Various

Directed by: Megan Hayes, Brittani Minnieweather producers

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 13 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Performance virtual/live

Venue: Horizon Theatre Company, on location and virtual

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.horizontheatre.com/southbound-true-life-tales-from-the-atl-and-beyond/

Description:

From the depths of the ATL, an original show of short-form performances based on true-life tales told from the heart by writers, musicians, actors, journalists, leaders. Story, song, spoken word, film, and more, once a month on Monday nights—virtual and eventually live.

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The Light

By: Loy Webb

Directed by: Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Horizon Theatre

Price: $25-40

Reference Link: https://https://www.horizontheatre.com/plays/the-light/

Description:

A surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn that upends the world of Genesis and Rashad, forcing them to confront a secret from the past. Featuring two of Atlanta’s most dynamic actors, Enoch King and Cynthia D. Barker.

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Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice

By: Various Playwrights

Directed by: Various Directors

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 19 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Virtual Via Zoom

Price: $0.00

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

Description:

A new play every month. Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice is a free monthly, online series featuring art, experts, and conversation. Every month, we address a different racial equity topic—with a guest speaker, a 10-minute play, and small-group conversations.

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The Wolf at the End of the Block

By: Ike Holter

Directed by: Addae Moon

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

Reference Link: https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/the-wolf/

Description:

Abe, a resident of the Rightlynd neighborhood of Chicago, seeks justice after a mysterious late-night attack at a boarded-up bar. In the next 48 hours, the neighborhood digs deep into escalating mystery, working against time to separate fact from fiction.

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Idaho

The Show on the Roof

By: Book by Tom Ford, Music/Lyrics by Alex Syiek

Directed by: Rory Pelsue

Boise Contemporary Theater

Boise

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sat May 07

Type of Event: World Premiere Musical

Venue: Boise Contemporary Theater

Price: $$10-38

Reference Link: https://bctheater.org/the-show-on-the-roof-2/

Description:

There’s a nightly floor show at the local drive-in, on the roof! Join us for a journey through the turbulent times of 1955 in Boise, Id., where no one is safe from suspicion. This hilarious and heartbreaking world premiere examines the “homosexual panic” that swept through the city.

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Illinois

Last Hermanos

By: Exal Iraheta

A Red Orchid Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: World

Venue: A Red Orchid Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/

Description:

Reunited and on the run, Miguel and Julio are fleeing an America where being Latinx is a life sentence. Sequestered in a Texas state park, the arrival of a sympathetic deserter brings the conflict between Julio’s desire for revolution and Miguel’s longing for normalcy into focus.

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Laced

By: Samantha Mueller

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 16 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Den Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aboutfacetheatre.com/show/laced/

Description:

The night after a queer bar outside of Tampa, Fla, is vandalized, three 20-something bartenders gather to grieve, riot, and above all, piece together the events of the night before.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Shana Cooper

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: CST's Courtyard Theater

Price: $49-$90

Reference Link: https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/allswell

Description:

Besotted with a man who does not return her love, the intelligent, resourceful young Helena navigates the complexities of unrequited romance, courtly drama, and the pesky meddling of her elders — only to discover that happy endings are never as simple as they seem in fairy tales.

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Emma

By: Adapted by Phil Timberlake from Jane Austen

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=jane-austens-emma

Description:

Good-hearted Emma cannot resist inserting herself into the love lives of her neighbors, leaving a tangle of heartbreak in her wake. Can her dearest friends and family help Emma swallow her pride and learn to value the needs of others over her own desires?

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Enough to Let the Light In

By: Paloma Nozicka

Directed by: Kimberly Senior

Jackalope Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: World Premiere Play Production

Venue: Jackalope Theatre in the Broadway Armory

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://jackalopetheatre.org

Description:

A couple spends the night celebrating a milestone, but it quickly devolves into chaos as buried secrets are revealed and lives are irrevocably changed. Enough to Let the Light In is a full-length psychological thriller about love, truth, and the ghosts that won’t let us go.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Tasia A. Jones

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 14 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/intimate-apparel/

Description:

In 1905, a Black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for more. But as her new marriage quickly leads to regret, Esther turns back to her sewing machine to rebuild her life.

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King James

By: Rajiv Joseph

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2021-22/king-james/

Description:

“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. King James is an intimate exploration of hope, spotlighting two childhood friends who communicate best when they are talking and arguing about sports.

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Seagull

By: Yasen Peyankov from Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Yasen Peyankov

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2021-22/seagull/

Description:

In a giant country house filled to overflow on a long summer weekend in the Russian countryside, three generations collide in Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and magical adaption of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. This all-ensemble cast will open our new Round Theater.

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In Every Generation

By: Ali Viterbi

Directed by: Devon de Mayo

Victory Gardens Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 02 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Victory Gardens Theater

Price: $29-62

Reference Link: https://victorygardens.org/

Description:

Each Passover, for four millennia, we ask: why is this night different from all other nights? And each year, the Levi-Katz clan has answered, while grappling with questions of race and religion that never seem to get resolved.

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Wife of a Salesman

By: Eleanor Burgess

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Writers Theatre - Gillian Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.writerstheatre.org/wife-of-a-salesman

Description:

Playwright Eleanor Burgess (The Niceties) brings her gift for sharp dialogue and spirited debate to Wife of a Salesman, influenced by interviews with her grandmothers in addition to the work of Arthur Miller. This must-see world premiere is co-presented with Milwaukee Rep.

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Indiana

The Reclamation of Madison Hemings

By: Charles Smith

Directed by: Ron OJ Parson

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play World Premier

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

Reference Link: https://

Description:

It’s 186, and the Civil War has ended. Madison Hemings, son of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, and Israel Jefferson, formerly enslaved footman, return to Monticello in search of Israel’s brother.

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The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

By: Jessica Huang

Directed by: Jaki Bradley

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 19 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: IRT Upperstage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

Despite the U.S. ban against Chinese immigrants, Harry Chin forged a new identity to earn precious American dollars to send home to his starving village. A hauntingly theatrical tale from our overlooked history considers the repercussions of making a group of people illegal.

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Kentucky

When I Read My Daughter Rudyard Kipling

By: Adapted by Manik Choksi from Rudyard Kipling

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/when-i-read-my-daughter-rudyard-kipling/

Description:

In this brief animated series reminiscent of Charlie Brown, a daughter’s perceptive questions prompt her father to see Kipling’s tales in a new light. With humor and warmth, When I Read My Daughter Rudyard Kipling illuminates how a child’s curiosity can catalyze fresh insight.

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Finding Black Boy Joy

By: Lance G. Newman II

Directed by: Featuring Isiah Fish, Nipsey Green, David Moore, Lance G. Newman II, and DeepSea Rice

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/finding-black-boy-joy/

Description:

Finding Black Boy Joy is an exploration of the nature of existing in this nation as a Black man. It spans politics to love to introspections on race, class, and masculinity. These selections were written at various stages of Newman’s 16-year career writing and performing poetry.

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Plague Doctor: Contagion 430 BCE–2020 AD

By: Robert Barry Fleming and Jenni Page-White

Directed by: Game design by Alex Bezuska

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Video Game

Venue: Virtual

Price: $5

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/PlagueDoctorGame

Description:

Athens, 430 BCE. Marseille, 1720. Philadelphia, 1918. Louisville, 2020. In this first-person narrative game, explore four deadly epidemics and the choices that save—or cost—the lives of countless people. A gripping story of greed, compassion, and courage in times of crisis.

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Unscripted

Directed by: curated by Erica Denise

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Conversation Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/unscripted/

Description:

Launched in 2020 as a series of live broadcasts, this responsive discussion series brings together panelists across the community to investigate an array of topics—from the protests and reckoning with systemic racism in Louisville to questions of equity in the American theatre.

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Still Ready: Originals

By: Created and performed by Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 27 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Musical Celebration of Black Artistry

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/still-ready/

Description:

Still Ready shares the creative partnership between the Robinsons, together for more than a decade. Blending Ken’s gorgeous musical compositions and Christina’s stunning artwork and poetry, this production celebrates love, joy, and expansive Black artistry.

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Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 01 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Digital play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/romeo-juliet-louisville-2020/

Description:

A global pandemic and social unrest embroil the nation in conflict as the children of sworn enemies dare to imagine a world where hearts are not ruled by hatred. This interpretation explores the divisions that animate contemporary culture — and the tragic costs of intolerance.

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Ali Summit

By: Idris Goodwin

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming in collaboration with Crux Cooperative, with graphic art by Andy Perez

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Play and virtual reality experience

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/ali-summit/

Description:

Inspired by the 1967 summit of prominent Black athletes who met to question Muhammad Ali about his conscientious objection to military service, this project is a collaboration between Idris Goodwin, Robert Barry Fleming, and the extended reality storytellers of Crux Cooperative.

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Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Matt Dickson, with digital creation by Satya Chávez and Dickson

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Tue May 31

Type of Event: Play and virtual

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/where-did-we-sit-on-the-bus/

Description:

During a lesson on Rosa Parks, a Latinx kid begins searching for her own people’s place in American history. Infused with a mix of rap, hip-hop, and spoken word, this exploration delves into the experience of growing up in an immigrant family and finding identity in making art.

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COVID Classics: One-Act Plays for the Age of Quarantine

By: Guillaume Apollinaire, Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and Thucydides

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Short Plays

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/covid-classics/

Description:

Reimagining works by master dramatists—and the first surrealist—this vibrant assortment of short plays brings together tales from trailblazing writers whose creative experiments redefined the possibilities of theatre in moments of seismic change.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

By: Adapted from Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Directed by: Cinematography and editing by Christopher Gerson, with associate producing by Tarah Flanagan and costume coordinator by Margaret E Weedon

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/the-yellow-wallpaper/

Description:

Cut off from intellectual stimulation and coddled by her doctor husband, a woman with a “nervous condition” begins to notice troubling things hiding in the bedroom wallpaper. This animated suspense-thriller breathes new life into Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist masterpiece.

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Okolona Habla (okolona speaks)

By: Marcos Morales

Directed by: performed by Alexa Echeverria, Marcos Morales, and Sassa Rivera

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Spoken Word Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/okolona-habla/

Description:

It’s political. It’s hopeful. Written by poet Marcos Morales, Okolona Habla (okolona speaks) is a bilingual exploration of being a child of immigrants in Louisville, Ky. This event celebrates remembering where you came from and claiming space where you are.

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Fix It, Black Girl

By: Hannah L. Drake

Directed by: Performed by Erica Denise, Hannah L. Drake, Janelle Renee Dunn, Robin G, Sujotta Pace, and Kala Ross

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/fix-it-black-girl/

Description:

Hannah L. Drake, nationally recognized poet and author, presents an original curation of spoken word poetry, essay, and song. Performed by Drake and other Louisville artists, this virtual event celebrates resilience and the power generated by collective action.

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Louisville Sessions

By: sessions by Bridge 19, Chanson Calhoun, Coyia, JONJOHN, Rob Lee, Sasha Renee, Kiana & the Sun Kings, Tez of 2Deep, Tiny Tiny, and Unusual Heat

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Music Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/louisville-sessions/

Description:

This series celebrates the vast sound, feel, and artistry of Kentucky’s dynamic music scene. Each session features a local band or solo artist responding to the moment through an original song and video. The first 10 sessions are available to watch in our Member Library.

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Borrowed Wisdom With Robert Barry Fleming

By: featuring guests from many different disciplines

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/borrowed-wisdom/

Description:

Theatre is an inherently interdisciplinary craft, and Robert Barry Fleming, Actors Theatre’s executive artistic director, finds inspiration everywhere. In each episode, he talks with an unrivaled expert in their field, full of ideas, strategies, and challenges around their work.

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Maryland

The Folks at Home

By: R. Eric Thomas

Directed by: Stevie Walker-Webb

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mainstage

Price: $20-40

Reference Link: https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/the-folks-at-home/

Description:

From the hilarious mind of Baltimore’s own R. Eric Thomas and directed by Obie Award winner Stevie Walker-Webb, The Folks at Home is a contemporary riff on the beloved family sitcoms of the 1970s.

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Dream Hou$e

By: Eliana Pipes

Directed by: Laurie Woolery

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Baltimore Center Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/dream-house/

Description:

Two Latinx sisters guest star on an HGTV-style reality show to sell their family home in rapidly gentrifying Hilo Villa, California. While on camera, one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s past while the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the future. In partnership with Alliance Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre.

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Based on the Novel by Jane Austen, Adapted by Kate Hamill

Directed by: Susanna Gellert

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 05 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: mainstage

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://everymantheatre.org/sense+sensibility

Description:

Hilarious and heartbreaking, this fun, fast, and playful adaptation of Austen’s beloved classic follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them penniless and vulnerable.

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Mother Goose

By: Debbie Jacobson

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $12

Reference Link: https://imaginationstage.org/2021-2022-season/

Description:

Mother Goose leads the audience through some of her most beloved nursery rhymes, using puppets and props to bring to life Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, the Eensy Weensy Spider, and more. The magical Mother Goose invites your little ones to join in with each rhyme’s story.

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Meteor Shower

By: Steve Martin

Directed by: Tad Janes

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Frederick

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Price: $28

Reference Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35900/production/1066208

Description:

Two couples gather to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that there might be more to these couples than meets the eye, in this new play by Steve Martin.

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it’s not a trip it’s a journey

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Nicole A. Watson

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 05 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $refer to website

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

Description:

June needs a journey. Like, now. So she convinces her friends to ditch New York City (and their cellphones) for an impromptu road trip to the Grand Canyon.

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“We declare you a terrorist…”

By: Tim J. Lord

Directed by: Ryan Rilette & Jared Mezzocchi

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 07 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $refer to website

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

Description:

Moscow, 2002, halfway through Putin’s first official term as president. After he brutally crushes a rebellion in the territory of Chechnya, a group of Chechen insurgents hijack a blockbuster musical and take the entire audience, including the playwright, hostage.

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Massachusetts

Burgerz

By: Travis Alabanza

ArtsEmerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Emerson Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box 559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/burgerz/

Description:

A trans reclamation story, served with a side of fries. Produced by Travis Alabanza

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Burgerz

By: Travis Alabanza

Directed by: Sam Curtis Lindsay

ArtsEmerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jackie Liebergott Black Box

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/burgerz/

Description:

A trans reclamation story, served with a side of fries. Presented with Hackney Showroom.

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Back Together Again: The Music of Robert Flack and Donny Hathaway

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Concert Performance

Price: $

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

Description:

Broadway performers (and real-life husband and wife) Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson will bring the love together again for a concert of the pair’s iconic hits. Music direction by Emmy nominee David Dabbon.

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Once on This Island

By: Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Based upon the novel 'My Love, My Love' by Rosa Guy

Directed by: Pascale Florestal, Music Direction by David Freeman Coleman

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Theatre - Musical

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

Reference Link: http://www.speakeasystage.com/2021-22-season/

Description:

Powered by a pulsating Calypso beat, this delightful musical fable tells the sweeping story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who, guided by the mighty island gods, sets out on a remarkable journey to follow her heart and find her place in the world.

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The Inheritance Parts 1 & 2

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Paul Daigneault

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat Jun 11

Type of Event: Theatre - Play - Drama

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

Reference Link: http://www.speakeasystage.com/2021-22-season/

Description:

Inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End, The Inheritance is an epic two-part play that follows three generations of gay men as they grapple with the tragedy of the past and what it means for their future.

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Michigan

Night Blooming

By: Joseph Zettelmaier

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 14 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Theatrical Play

Venue: Detroit Repertory Theatre

Price: $20

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

Description:

The transcendent power of a mother’s love that ever blooms, even in the darkest of nights.

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Asking Strangers the Meaning of Life

By: William Missouri Downs

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Theatrical Play

Venue: Detroit Repertory Theatre

Price: $20

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

Description:

A trippy interaction with James Baldwin sets off a series of encounters asking strangers the eternal question.

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The Revolutionists

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Dee Dee Batteast

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 18 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/revolutionists

Description:

Under the direction of Dee Dee Batteast, this grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

By: Lainie Robertson

Directed by: Shanisia Davis

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/lady-day-emersons-bar-grill

Description:

Farmers Alley Theatre is honored to once again partner with the Gilmore Piano Festival for a moving production about the last days of Billie Holiday.

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Death of a Salesman

By: Arthur Miller

Directed by: Michael Lluberes

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://flintrep.org/death-of-a-salesman/

Description:

Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s gripping American classic about fathers and sons, promise and anguish, loyalty and loss is as relevant today as ever. Featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Lewis J. Stadlen as Willy Loman.

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New Works Festival

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Festival

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $10-25

Reference Link: https://flintrep.org/new-works-festival/

Description:

Flint Rep’s annual New Works Festival brings cutting-edge playwrights and composers from all over the country to Flint for a week of staged readings of thrilling new plays and musicals.

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Minnesota

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical

By: Kevin Del Aguila

Directed by: Jenn Thompson

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/shows-and-tickets/2021-2022-season/

Description:

Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for this hilarious musical, familiar to anyone who survived middle school!

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Once

By: Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard, and Markéta Irglová

Directed by: Amanda White

DalekoArts

New Prague

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Prague Theater

Price: $15-25

Reference Link: https://www.dalekoarts.com/c/tickets-season/once

Description:

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story.

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The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Joe Dowling

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 26 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

Former artistic director Joe Dowling returns to the Guthrie to direct one of Shakespeare’s final and most heartfelt plays, which shines a spotlight on family relationships, justice, and forgiveness.

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Destiny of Desire

By: Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

The joys, tribulations, and plot twists of epic love are bursting onstage in Karen Zacarías’ brilliantly funny and Broadway-bound homage to the telenovela.

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Dirty Laundry

By: Mathilde Dratwa

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Mon Apr 25 - Fri May 13

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/playlabs-festival

Description:

Following the unexpected loss of her mother and subsequent discovery of her father’s infidelity, an adult daughter alternates between grief and anger. In Dirty Laundry, Mathilde Dratwa explores the absurdity and messiness of life and death.

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The Percy Meacham Dance Experience

By: Darren Canady

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 26 - Fri May 13

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/playlabs-festival

Description:

The Percy Meacham Dance Experience is known the world over as a vibrant, propulsive ambassador for Black life and culture. But new times demand new dreams…and apparently new bodies.

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Trapt

By: Stacey Rose

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Thu May 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights' Center and Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/playlabs-festival

Description:

Trapt, part fable, part documentary theatre with an ensemble cast, explores the world of trap music, its artists, and its culture. Inspired by the events surrounding the legal woes of Soundcloud rapper Tay K 47, Trapt seeks to understand the motivation behind the music.

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Two Jews Walk Into A War…

By: Seth Rozin

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN, 55116:

Price: $15-38

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/two-jews-walk-into-a-war

Description:

Zeblyan and Ishaq are the last two Jews living in Kabul. Against a backdrop of explosions and bullets, the two men must reconcile their theological differences. Inspired by true events, this play balances humor and poignancy in a touching look at cultural continuity.

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All American Boys

By: Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stages Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capri Theater

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/all-american-boys/

Description:

The lives of two high school boys, one Black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially motivated police brutality. A co-production with the Capri Theater.

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The North Star

By: Peter H. Reynolds

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett and Ann Marie Omeish

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Mon Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/north-star/

Description:

From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity, and hope. Chart a meaningful path through constellations, in collaboration with Escalate Dance.

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What Do You Do With An Idea?

By: Based on the book by Kobi Yamada

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/what-do-you-do-with-an-idea/

Description:

Our idea was to create a new musical based on this award-winning book and in April 2022, our idea will unfurl on our main stage. “What do you do with an idea?” the boy asks, and at first, it seems the best thing to do is ignore it.

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All American Boys

By: Adapted by Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney Crouch from Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Stages Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Capri Theater

Price: $14-15

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/all-american-boys/

Description:

The lives of two high-school boys, one Black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially-motivated police brutality. Unfolding through the boys’s alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism. Presented with the Capri Theater.

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Thunder Knocking on the Door

By: Keith Glover

Directed by: Marcela Lorca

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Twin Cities

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Live, in person performance

Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall

Price: $0-$35

Reference Link: https://tenthousandthings.org/season/thunder-knocking-on-the-door

Description:

Featuring Ronnie Allen, Brian Bose, Rajané Katurah, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo. This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the guitar.

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Jelly’s Last Jam

By: George C. Wolfe

Directed by: Kelli Foster Warder

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $$35 and up

Reference Link: https://www.latteda.org/jellys-last-jam

Description:

From the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago and the clubs of New York, the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Jelly’s Last Jam tells the troubled story of the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz with spectacular dance breaks and a smokin’ jazz score.

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Missouri

Pete the Cat

By: Adapted by Sarah Hammond from James and Kimberly Dean, with music by Will Aronson

Directed by: Jeff Church

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 29 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14.00-$18.00

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/pete-the-cat

Description:

With its Beach Boys musical vibe and ’60s feel, Pete the Cat will have everyone in the family strumming and strutting along with the grooviest guitar-slinging cat in town.

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Behind the Sheet

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Ron Himes

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company

University City

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 16 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Catherine B. Berges Theatre

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://theblackrep.org

Description:

In 1840s Alabama, Philomena assists a doctor, her owner, through experimental surgeries on her fellow slave women in search of treatment for a common post-childbirth complication. This compelling work reframes the very origin story of a great medical breakthrough.

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Nebraska

Giraffes Can’t Dance

By: Based on the bestselling book by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees Script And Lyrics By Gloria Bond Clunie Music By Elton Bradman & Lila Oleszkiewicz

Directed by: Denise Chapman

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/giraffes/

Description:

Gerald the giraffe has a problem. With his long neck and skinny legs, thinks he cannot dance. Based on the bestselling book, this new musical will remind you that we all can dance when we find music that we love.

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New-Jersey

Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

By: Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond

Directed by: Sarah Rasmussen

McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Berlind Theater

Price: $65-$85

Reference Link: https://www.mccarter.org/cyclone

Description:

Part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected, this wildly imaginative story delivers surprises at every turn and reveals the resilience of the human spirit in spite of senseless tragedy.

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The Forest

By: Lia Romeo

Directed by: SuzAnne Barabas

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $55

Reference Link: https://http://www.njrep.org/plays/forest.htm

Description:

What to do when life gives you lemons? Build a forest in your living room. A play about life, love, and fairy tales.

Starring Jenny O’Hara, Armando Acevedo, Dana Brooke, and Chris Grant.

Performances: Thursdays: 8PM, Fridays: 8PM, Saturdays: 3PM & 8PM, Sundays: 2PM

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The Hombres

By: Tony Meneses

Directed by: Annie Tippe

Two River Theater

Red Bank

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $25-70

Reference Link: https://tworivertheater.org/2021-22-season-announcement/

Description:

Set in New Jersey, the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the straight and macho Latino construction workers outside his studio — particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor.

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New-York

Berserker

By: Bruce Walsh

Directed by: Chris J Handley

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: Play

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.alleyway.com/show/berserker

Description:

A man. A boy. A bear. And Led Zeppelin. An idealistic teacher comes face-to-face with a bear in the wilderness and finds himself spiraling into a mid-life crisis, forming an unlikely friendship with a young boy as they help each other step forward into a brave new future.

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Clarkston

By: Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by: Daniel Elihu Kramer

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $$10-$25

Reference Link: https://bridgest.org/clarkston/

Description:

In a small town on the Snake River in Washington, two young men from wildly different backgrounds discover a common connection while stocking shelves together on the night shift at Costco.

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Somewhere Over the Border

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Rebecca Martinez

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

Reference Link: https://gevatheatre.org/season-49/

Description:

Inspired by the real-life journey of the writer’s mother from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 20 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Fielding Stage

Price: $25-$69

Reference Link: https://gevatheatre.org/season-49/

Description:

In 1834, a 14-year-old girl is brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province. Allegedly the first Chinese women to set foot in the U.S., for over 45 years, she is toured around the country as a sideshow act. Based on the true story of Afong Moy.

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Stage Kiss

By: Sarah Ruhl

Directed by: Fortunato Pezzimenti

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Andrews Theatre

Price: $49

Reference Link: https://irishclassical.com/stage-kiss/

Description:

Two actors and ex-lovers find themselves starring opposite each other in an off-off-Broadway 1930s melodrama. It doesn’t take long for the lines between life and art to blur, while the farcical antics of the play-within-a-play make for an unforgettable romantic comedy.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Kitchen Theatre Company

Ithaca

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 417 West State Street

Price: $45 per regular ticket

Reference Link: https://www.kitchentheatre.org/the-chinese-lady

Description:

Upon arrival as the first Chinese woman on U.S. soil, Afong Moy has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” She believes herself an ambassador to life in her native China. However, to her visitors, she becomes their entertainment.

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How I Learned to Drive

By: Paula Vogel

Directed by: Mark Brokaw

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 29 - Sun May 29

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

The thrilling Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece reunites the two original stars with their award-winning director for a new production.

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Golden Shield

By: Anchuli Felicia King

Directed by: Danya Taymor

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 26 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

From international playwright Anchuli Felicia King comes a riveting new play about loyalties, intrigue, and the delicate art of translation. Directing this fast-paced production is Danya Taymor (Heroes of the Fourth Turning).

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Wish You Were Here

By: Sanaz Toossi

Directed by: Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/wish-you-were-here/

Description:

With breathtaking humanity and cutting wit, Wish You Were Here chronicles a decade of life during war, as best friends forever become friends long lost, scattered and searching for home.

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Quarter Rican

By: Gabriel Hernández

Directed by: Jorge B. Merced

Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 14 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Performances

Venue: Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://pregonesprtt.org/quarter-rican-2/

Description:

A fast-talking new comedy about the ins and outs of new parenting, mixed heritage, and what makes or breaks your child’s Latinx identity. Written by actor, voiceover artist, burlesque performer, and proud father Gabriel Hernández. Workshop production. In English.

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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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Little Women…Now

By: Donna Hoke

Directed by: Doug Weyand

Road Less Traveled Productions

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Road Less Traveled Theater

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/little-womennow

Description:

Little Women…Now brings the beloved March sisters to life in this contemporary adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story by RLTP Ensemble member Donna Hoke.

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A Case for the Existence of God

By: Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by: David Cromer

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2021-2022/A-Case-for-the-Existence-of-God.aspx

Description:

Inside a cubicle in a small office in southern Idaho, two men struggle to balance the confounding terms on a loan. Departing from his recent string of acclaimed epics, MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter launches his residency with this thoughtful meditation on human resilience.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

By: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

Directed by: Robert Hupp

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=117

Description:

Winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Comedy and a New York Times critic’s pick for comedies, The Play That Goes Wrong follows in the grand tradition of plays that go farcically awry.

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The Vagrant Trilogy

By: Mona Mansour

Directed by: Mark Wing-Davey

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/the-vagrant-trilogy/

Description:

Mona Mansour, award-winning playwright and alum of the Public’s Emerging Writers Group, delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity in The Vagrant Trilogy, a single epic story told in three parts. Exact Dates TBA.

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Sandra

By: David Cale, Music by Matthew Dean Marsh

Directed by: Leigh Silverman

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sat May 14

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, NY, NY 10003

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/sandra/

Description:

In this new one-woman thriller, Sandra seeks to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearance of her closest friend, a young pianist and composer, who went on a trip to Mexico and never returned. From the team behind Harry Clarke (2018 Lucille Lortel Award).

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The Pipeline Festival 2022

By: Various

Directed by: Various

WP Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: New Play Festival

Venue: WP Theater

Price: $25.00

Reference Link: https://wptheater.org/show/the-pipeline-festival/

Description:

Want to catch the best new work by the most exciting new artists in town? Wondering where to meet the next generation of incredible Women+ theatremakers? Don’t miss WP’s Pipeline Festival, a unique opportunity to see five new plays, created by five collaborative teams from WP Theater’s celebrated two-year Lab residency.

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North-Carolina

The Life of Galileo

By: Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar

Directed by: Jerome Davis

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 07 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://burningcoal.org/mainstage/

Description:

The Life of Galileo tells the story of a man of science who was willing to challenge the most powerful structures on earth…up to a point. Was he right to do so? Should he have gone further? What are we to take from his story?

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One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 26 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://ctcharlotte.org

Description:

Mike Wiley’s one-man show brings audience members onstage to help propel the historic action. (For ages 9 and up)

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Shrek the Musical – TYA Version

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://ctcharlotte.org

Description:

Shine bright, and “let your freak flag fly!” (For all ages)

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Ohio

Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Laura Gordon

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 19 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/steel-magnolias

Description:

Visit Truvy’s Salon! With beloved characters, heartwarming dialogue, and snappy repartee, Steel Magnolias revels in the power and grace of female friendship.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

By: Mark St. Germain

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 09 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/becoming-dr-ruth

Description:

This heartwarming portrait is a humorous and illuminating one-woman show about America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by: Candis C. Jones

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/school-girls

Description:

This biting comedy explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.

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The Comedy of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jeremy Dubin

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/comedy-errors/

Description:

What do you get when you mix love triangles, a jealous wife, a vindictive mistress, a deranged doctor, and not one but two sets of identical twins separated at birth? Well, it can only be The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s silliest, screwiest, and slapstickiest comedy!

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The Three Musketeers

By: Catherine Bush, Adapted from the Dumas novel

Directed by: Laura Kepley, Director | Rod Kinter, Fight Director

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Theatrical Production

Venue: Allen Theatre

Price: $15-95

Reference Link: https://www.clevelandplayhouse.com/shows/2021/the-three-musketeers

Description:

Get ready for exhilarating action that will have you cheering “All for One and One for All!” This fast, fun, and fresh reimagining of the timeless novel is jam-packed with secret plots, sweeping romance, treacherous spies, and dazzling swordplay.

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How the Baby Died

By: Tori Keenan-Zelt

Directed by: Beth Wood

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 18 - Sat Apr 09

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

How the Baby Died is a darkly visceral, absurdly comic play about parenting, pregnancy, abortion, and women’s physical self-agency. Contemporary comedy and Grand Guignol (a.k.a. French Horror Theatre) collide, and the only prop available is a baby. And baby, it gets bloody.

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The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate

By: Nina Domingue, 2019 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow

Directed by: Nathan Henry

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat May 14

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

In 2002, Joan Southgate, a retired social worker and Cleveland-area activist, stepped off from the small town of Ripley, Ohio, with a simple goal: to highlight the courage and resourcefulness of freedom seekers and conductor families who risked everything on the Underground Railroad.

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Candlelight Hypothesis

By: Text by Raymond Bobgan, Candlelight Hypothesis jointly created by Raymond & Cleveland CORE Ensemble

Directed by: Raymond Bobgan

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sat May 21

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: CPT Campus

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

Raymond Bobgan creates new bold, multilayered, and highly physical performances through an ever-evolving ensemble process. The ensemble’s performances are characteristically layered with powerful physical action, poetic texts, and original music.

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Life Sucks.

By: Aaron Posner from Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Nathan Motta

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

Reference Link: https://www.dobama.org/life-sucks

Description:

In this raw and hilarious reimagining of Chekhov’s timeless classic Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions — and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Cleveland premiere.

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Your Negro Tour Guide / I Shall Not Be Moved

By: Kathy Y. Wilson and Isaiah Reaves

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Reference Link: https://https://ensemblecincinnati.org/21-22-season/

Description:

Two incredibly powerful one-act plays about the lives and experiences of Black women in America.

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The Twunny Fo’

By: AJ Baldwin

Directed by: TBD

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 15 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Know Theatre of Cincinnati and virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.knowtheatre.com/the-twunny-fo/

Description:

The overnight shift of a neighborhood 24-hour convenience store — recently taken over by corporate overlords — fights to keep the last vestiges of neighborhood identity safe from gentrifiers. Whose bricks are these?

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Little Shop of Horrors

By: Alan Menken

Directed by: Thom Christopher Warren

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Don’t feed the plants! This timeless cult-hit musical comedy has been passed from generation to generation and remains one of the most produced musicals in America.

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Oregon

The Children

By: Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by: Luan Schooler

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 09 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Ellyn Bye Studio: Portland Center Stage @ The Armory

Price: $45

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

Description:

A nearby nuclear power station melts down. Retired nuclear physicists Robin and Hazel are visited by an old friend and former colleague with a frightening request. A timely and tantalizing look at the cost of climate change and what, if anything, does one generation owe the next.

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Blast Off!

By: Maya Malán-González

Directed by: Mandy Khoshnevisan

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Teatro Milagro Virtual Tour

Venue: Milagro

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/blast-off/

Description:

This youth play for K-8 audiences tells the story of the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa. Blast Off! is paired with the STEAM curriculum from Milagro’s new Unidad Mas Alla (going higher with unity) curriculum.

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¡Huelga!

By: Maya Malán-González

Directed by: Mandy Khoshnevisan

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Teatro Milagro Virtual Tour

Venue: Milagro

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://milagro.org/event/huelga-tour/

Description:

Written in El Teatro Campesino’s “actos” style, this show travels back in time to 1962 to share the beginning of the farmworkers movement and highlight the amazing journey of labor organizer Dolores Huerta.

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Gem of the Ocean

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 05 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/august-wilsons-gem-of-the-ocean

Description:

Pittsburgh, 1904: Amidst boiling racial tensions, Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old healer, who helps him seek redemption from a mistake that’s cost another man his life. Gem of the Ocean is the first chronological work in August Wilson’s 10-play cycle.

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Freestyle Love Supreme

By: Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale

Directed by: Thomas Kail

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Musical

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/freestyle-love-supreme

Description:

The performers take suggestions from the audience and spin them into instantaneous riffs and full-length musical numbers. See it for the first time — each time — as no two shows are ever the same.

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Titus Andronicus

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Tina Packer and Brian Weaver

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 18 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

Reference Link: https://portlandplayhouse.org/season-14/

Description:

One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and the most wildly popular hit of his lifetime, the story follows Titus and his triumphant return to Rome from ten years of war with the intent to live out his final days in peace and tranquility.

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MODELMINORITY

Directed by: Rebby Yuer Foster

Shaking the Tree Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 27 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Performance Art, Installation Art

Price: $5-33

Reference Link: https://https://www.shaking-the-tree.com/modelminority.html

Description:

Audiences will have 60 minutes to wander and exist in Shaking the Tree’s warehouse space as the 4 performances simultaneously occur. MODELMINORITY is structured as a vigil honoring all those who have been affected by the ongoing hate crimes against Asian Americans.

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Chick Fight: A Reckoning in 9 Movements

By: Devised by Shaking the Tree, Words by Sara Jean Accuardi

Directed by: Samantha Van Der Merwe

Shaking the Tree Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 05 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shaking the Tree Theatre

Price: $$5-$33

Reference Link: https://www.shaking-the-tree.com/chick-fight.html

Description:

Part installation, part smackdown. Two terrifying femme fatales find themselves center ring, battling it out for the victorious title of Most Diabolical Woman of All Time. Who will win, who will die, who will join her sisters in the infernal halls of disgrace?

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#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

By: multiple

Directed by: multiple

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 20 - Wed Apr 20

Type of Event: staged reading

Venue: TBA

Price: $donations encouraged to organizations working to end gun violence

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

Description:

#ENOUGH’s mission is to empower teens to confront gun violence by creating new works of theatre that will ignite critical conversations and inspire meaningful action. Third Rail is proud to be a producing partner for the nationwide reading on April 20, 2022.

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Pennsylvania

Witch

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Amy Rene Byrne

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 31 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $7.00-$30.00

Reference Link: https://www.bte.org/index.php

Description:

In Witch, a wicked dark comedy that explores power dynamics, desires, and what it means to be content, the devil arrives in Edmonton, looking to make a deal. Will village outcast Elizabeth take the devil’s deal or will the devil have to get creative if he wants to buy her soul?

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Paradise Blue

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Kent Gash

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/paradise-blue/

Description:

Returning to City Theatre for a third time, Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Sunset Baby) takes us to a gentrifying Detroit for a haunting drama laced with jazz and intrigue.

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The Garbologists

By: Lindsay Joelle

Directed by: Monteze Freeland

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/the-garbologists/

Description:

An unconventional buddy comedy follows first time sanitation worker Marlowe and lifer Danny in the cab of a nineteen-ton garbage truck in New York City. Tasked with picking up what the world has discarded, they learn that some things are easier to toss than others.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

By: Clark Nicholson

Directed by: Clark Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $10

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

Description:

In this co-production with Popcorn Hat Players, a ridiculous and self-important Emperor believes he is always right and the smartest ruler in the land. He is mesmerized by a stranger who comes to town and makes the claim that she weaves cloth that “can only be seen by smart people.”

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Panchatantra Tales

By: Sean Adams

Directed by: Melissa Nicholson and Rachita Menon

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $38

Reference Link: https://gamuttheatre.org/season29

Description:

A noble king in ancient India has three big problems: His children, the reckless and lazy royal princes. Fearing for the future of his people, the king consults with a wise guru, who agrees to teach the young princes through a series of animal stories and folk tales. Presented by the Young Acting Company.

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A Man for All Seasons

By: Robert Bolt

Directed by: Peter DeLaurier

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Plays & Players Theatre

Price: $25+

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

Description:

When Henry VIII puts aside Queen Catherine, he fears opposition from Sir Thomas More, his own Lord Chancellor, even more than from the Pope. A man of principle and politics, More tries to thread a vanishingly small needle to uphold his principles and to keep his head.

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Hold These Truths

By: Jeanne Sakata

Directed by: Desdemona Chiang

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 06 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: People's Light (Steinbright Stage)

Price: $45

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

Description:

Steven Eng plays real-life activist Gordon Hirabayashi (and 37 other characters!) in this critically acclaimed solo play. Gordon’s journey of resistance ultimately leads to the famous Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States — a legacy that continues to resonate today.

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Where We Belong

By: Madeline Sayet

Directed by: Mei Ann Teo

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 15 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Reference Link: https://philatheatreco.org/where-we-belong/

Description:

An Indigenous theatremaker journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies in search of a place to belong. Written and performed by Madeline Sayet.

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Studio X-hibition 2022: Saturday Mourning Cartoons

By: Iraisa Ann Reilly

Directed by: Tamanya M. M. Garza

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Mon Apr 04 - Mon Apr 04

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Theatre Exile

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/on-stage-original/studio-xhibition/

Description:

While dealing with the death of their younger brother, Jessica and Benny have a falling out over whether to put their abuela, Yolanda, in a nursing home. This reading will be presented without subtitles in English and Spanish.

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Who Wants to Be Matt?

By: Matt Prideaux

Directed by: Matt Prideaux

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 23 - Sat Apr 23

Type of Event: Interactive Live Performance

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: $Pay What You Will

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/who-wants-to-be-matt/

Description:

A one-night-only interactive, semi-competitive theatrical performance. Exploring ideas of identity, sexuality, mental health, suicide, and getting covered in slime. (The first two rows might get wet.) Warning: This show contains explicit and disturbing material. Ages 16+

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Wish You Were Here: Zion

By: Sara Group

Directed by: Sara Group

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Mon Apr 04 - Sat Jun 04

Type of Event: Online

Venue: saragroupprojects.com

Price: $Free

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/wish-you-were-here-zion/

Description:

Available online April 4-June 4 at saragroupprojects.com: Sara Group in collaboration with Touchstone Theatre presents a new audio experience called Wish You Were Here: Zion, which takes listeners to, through, and around Zion National Park.

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Latinx Block Party/¡Fiesta Latina!

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Community Celebration / Concert

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: $Free

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/fiesta-latina/

Description:

Touchstone Theatre celebrates spring with a party for the community of Bethlehem, and all of our neighbors are invited! Join us for an evening of homemade food, music by Mambo Kaliente, and a celebration of Latinx culture and community. Food and drink available for purchase.

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The Cherry Orchard

By: Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Dmitry Krymov

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 12 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilma Theater

Price: $Various

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/event/the-cherry-orchard/

Description:

The New York Times recently called Dmitry Krymov “one of the world’s finest theatremakers.” For this new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, the world-renowned Russian director collaborates with the Wilma’s acclaimed HotHouse Acting Company.

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Rhode-Island

Ironbound

By: Martyna Majok

Directed by: Rachel Walshe

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

Reference Link: https://www.gammtheatre.org/s37

Description:

Over the course of 22 years and three relationships, Polish immigrant Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both, in this darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a tough woman for whom love is a luxury—and a liability.

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AntigonX

By: Shey Rivera Ríos

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Wilbury Theatre Group

Price: $25

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

Description:

A magical realism project, tentatively-titled AntigonX, explores themes of latinidad and gender in the classic play by Sophocles.

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Sueño

By: Translated and adapted by José Rivera from Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Directed by: Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 07 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dowling Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/sueno/

Description:

Years after a Spanish prince is imprisoned at birth based on astrological predictions, the young man is released to test the prophecy. Once freed, his actions could either earn him the throne or return him to a lifetime of isolation to question the very nature of reality.

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South-Carolina

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody

By: Tin Sniffen

Directed by: Blake White

Lean Ensemble Theater

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: live theater

Venue: HHPS Main Street Theatre

Price: $$15-$40

Reference Link: https://leanensemble.org

Description:

This hilarious result of collaboration between Writers Theatre and Chicago’s world-renowned comedy theatre, the Second City, asks the intriguing question: What happens when the most recognizable characters from some of the greatest American plays find themselves together onstage?

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Honoria Quietly Drawing Strength From Her Truth

By: Clifton Campbell

Directed by: Sharon Graci

PURE Theatre

Charleston

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sat May 14

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center

Price: $28-40

Reference Link: https://puretheatre.org

Description:

A social activist, a Vietnam vet, and a progressive theatre artist, each eager to tell their stories to the world, vie for a valuable piece of property donated by an affluent Southern family with their own complicated past.

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The Wolves

By: Sarah DeLappe

Directed by: Anne Tromsness

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat May 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/the-wolves/

Description:

A pack of teenage girls gear up for their next indoor soccer match. Tensions are high, game faces are on, and inner-team battles are raging wild during this week’s warm-up, which offers a rare glimpse into the tumultuous and complex world of female adolescence.

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Tennessee

She Kills Monsters

By: Qui Nguyen

Directed by: Casey Sams

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Carousel Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

Agnes, the “average” sister, finds a fantasy gaming notebook written by Tilly, her “anything-but-average” sister, offering unexpected clues into Tilly’s life. To know Tilly better, Agnes enters the world of Dungeons & Dragons and discovers things she never imagined.

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Always, Patsy Cline

By: Ted Swindley

Directed by: Lianne Kressin

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 20 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Clarence Brown Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

Back by popular demand, this fabulous musical is based on the true story of Patsy’s long friendship with fan Louise Seger, and features 27 classic songs.

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Mary Poppins

By: Anthony Julian Fellowes, with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, new music by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, and co-conception by Cameron Mackintosh

Directed by: Micah-Shane Brewer

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Nashville

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Price: $50-65

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

Description:

Mary Poppins flies into the home of the Banks family to bring them the adventure, discipline, and affection they crave. Mary Poppins uses adventure, and a spoonful of sugar, to teach the entire Banks family to love each other and their supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lives.

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Texas

Gloria

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: James Black

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 24 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: play

Venue: 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101, Houston TX 77007

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.4thwalltheatreco.com

Description:

This funny, trenchant, and powerful Pulitzer Prize finalist follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30.

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone

By: Sarah Ruhl

Directed by: Brandon Weinbrenner

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 15 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/dead-mans-cell-phone

Description:

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur “Genius” grantee Sarah Ruhl.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By: Adapted by Joseph Robinette; Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

Directed by: Directed by Artie Olaisen

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sun Apr 03 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Show/Performance

Venue: Rosewood Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $23-30

Reference Link: https://dct.org

Description:

Our fourth show provides a little winter in spring. It’s the beloved The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe! Join young adventurers Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they step into the mythical land of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. On sale Oct. 4.

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Teen Scene Players present 10 Seconds

By: Written by Miriam Gonzales

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Show/Performance

Venue: DCT Studio Theater

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://dct.org

Description:

Ray and Jimi are Washington, D.C., high school students who are navigating their young adult worlds and what it means to be young black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day, and the 10 seconds inside that day, that they will never forget.

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Dog Act

By: Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by: Andrew Ruthven

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Mar 20 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $35-$59

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/dog-act/

Description:

Zetta, Dog, and their little vaudevillesque troupe are on their way to a gig in China, if they can find it! A theatrical, darkly comic variation on the doomsday genre that hysterically and poignantly celebrates the need for language and stories when civilization has fallen into chaos.

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Pete the Cat

By: based on the books by Kimberly and James Dean

Directed by: Daria Allen

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 27 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/pete-the-cat/

Description:

Everybody loves Pete, the groovy, guitar-playing cat. Everyone but Jimmy, the world’s most organized second grader. All that changes when Pete and Jimmy take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. The whole family will love Pete’s hilarious, jazzy antics in this toe-tapping musical!

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Charlotte’s Web

By: based on the book by E.B. White

Directed by: Robin Robinson

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Apr 24 - Sat May 07

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/charlottesweb/

Description:

The tender story of a wise and kind spider named Charlotte who devises a plan to save her friend, Wilbur the pig. Charlotte’s Web is the “just about perfect” tale of friendship, love, and life.

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Amadeus

By: Peter Shaffer

Directed by: Liz Fisher

Penfold Theatre Co

Austin

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 24 - Sat Apr 09

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Ground Floor Theatre

Price: $16 and up

Reference Link: https://www.penfoldtheatre.org/event/amadeus/2022-04-09/

Description:

Music. Power. Jealousy. When a rowdy young prodigy named Mozart arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash, the court composer Salieri is awestruck by his genius and consumed by deadly jealousy.

Poster art credit: Corinna Browning

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Is God Is

By: Aleshea Harris

Directed by: Destyne Miller

Rec Room Arts

Houston

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Rec Room Arts

Price: $5-50

Reference Link: https://www.recroomarts.org/is-god-is

Description:

A modern myth about twin sisters who sojourn from the dirty South to the California desert to exact righteous revenge. Aleshea Harris collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, and Afropunk in this darkly funny and unapologetic new play.

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What To Send Up When It Goes Down

By: Aleshea Harris

Directed by: Akin Babatunde

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 14 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre

Price: $10-45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/season/what-send-when-it-goes-down

Description:

A truly unique experience, this play-pageant-ritual-homegoing-celebration is a unifying theatrical response to the physical and spiritual loss of Black lives. What to Send Up creates a space for catharsis, reflection, and healing, offering a way for community to move forward.

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Witch

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Kara Lynn Vaeni

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jerry Russell Theatre

Price: $10-45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/season/witch

Description:

Mischief lurks in the sleepy village of Edmonton as a slick young devil arrives in search of a few fresh souls. As the townsfolk reveal their deepest secrets and desires, bargains are struck, and tables are turned.

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Selfie! The Musical

By: Rembert Block

Directed by: Bonnie Cullum

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 01 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

This whimsical and profound new musical by Rembert Block grapples with identity, image, and narcissism. Featuring live music by the Brooklyn-based band, Rembert and the Basic Goodness. Presented with Ethos.

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How to Heal When the World is Killing You Harshly

By: Oktavea LaToi

Directed by: Simone Raquel Alexander

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 23 - Sat May 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: http://www.vortexrep.org

Description:

A solo work that tracks Oktavea LaToi’s personal journey towards communal healing, self love, and healthy relationships in a world that is killing us with racial violence, fetishism, climate crisis, rage, and a global pandemic. A fusion of art, poetry, music, and movement.

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The Odd Couple

By: Neil Simon

Directed by: Ashley Puckett Gonzales

WaterTower Theatre

Addison

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 30 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Terry Martin Main Stage

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://watertowertheatre.org/event/the-odd-couple/2022-03-30

Description:

This Tony-winning classic comedy centers around two unlikely roommates, uptight neat Felix Ungar and easygoing, disheveled Oscar Madison. Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together, with hilarious results.

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Reunion ‘85

By: Conceived by Susan Draus; Created by Susan Draus, David Larson and Cody Jamison Strand; Written by Sarah Goeke

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: ZACH360 in The Topfer at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

Reference Link: https://zachtheatre.org/reunion85

Description:

Party back to when we were living in a material world of scrunchies, shoulder pads, and parachute pants. Reunion ’85 is a totally immersive concert experience that starts when the Reunion Committee welcomes you with your name tag and new identity.

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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

By: Adapted by Allen Robertson from Eileen Spinelli

Directed by: Allen Robertson

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 26 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Whisenhunt at ZACH

Price: $12-$18+

Reference Link: https://zachtheatre.org/mrhatch

Description:

From the Emmy Award-winning creator of the PBS hit “The Biscuit Brothers,” Rob1n, and Tortoise and Hare comes a new musical based on the beloved children’s book. Mr. Hatch is a lonely man leading a ho-hum life, until one Valentine’s Day.

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Vermont

Monty Python’s Spamalot

By: Eric Idle

Directed by: Carol Dunne

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Northern Stage

Price: $$19-59

Reference Link: https://northernstage.org/spamalot/

Description:

Experience the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as you’ve never seen it before, complete with a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?

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Spamalot

By: Eric Idle & John Du Prez

Directed by: Carol Dunne

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 13 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Northern Stage

Price: $59

Reference Link: https://northernstage.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S1Y00000T186XUAR

Description:

Experience the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as you’ve never seen it before, complete with a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls?

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Virginia

In the Heights

By: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by: TBA

Mill Mountain Theatre

Roanoke

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 06 - Sun Apr 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Trinkle MainStage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://millmountain.org/production/in-the-heights/

Description:

The Tony Award-winning musical transports audiences to a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, in a groundbreaking musical that tells a universal story of family, hope, and resilience.

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Sugar in Our Wounds

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: Keith Byron Kirk

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 06 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$35

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

Description:

On a plantation somewhere down south, a mystical tree reaches up toward heaven. Generations of slaves have been hanged on this tree. When a stranger arrives on the plantation, a striking romance emerges, inviting the couple and those around them into uncharted territory.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

By: Richard Maltby, Jr and Murray Horowitz, with music by Thomas "Fats" Waller

Directed by: Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 08 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $36-$67

Reference Link: https://https://va-rep.org/

Description:

Relive the Harlem Renaissance as we bring you the intoxicating music of celebrated jazz legend Thomas “Fats” Waller. It’s a vibrant, timeless journey into one of the most robust periods of creativity in American history.

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Washington

Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown

By: Tochi Onyebuchi

Directed by: Gin Hammond

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Ply

Venue: Audio

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/zen-and-the-art-of-an-android-beatdown/

Description:

Cecile dreams of falling. Her work on the android keeps her grounded. This man, always battered and bruised, has dreams of his own, or maybe they’re someone else’s. Her attachment to him threatens to expose the truth of her, but she can’t seem to stay away.

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The Three Musketeers

By: Alexandre Dumas

Directed by: Lamar Legend

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 23 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Audio play

Venue: Online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-three-musketeers/

Description:

This audio adaptation of the swashbuckling buddy adventure is filled with intrigue and romance, villains and rogues, espionage and scandal.

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Mrs. Caliban

By: Rachel Ingalls

Directed by: Kelly Kitchens

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 23 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Center Theatre at Seattle Center

Price: $20-50

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/mrs-caliban/

Description:

Every day, Dorothy’s life is the same — until the day a mysterious sea creature shows up at her door. A delicious combination of social satire, fantasy, and feminist politics, this modern classic shows us the joy of finding yourself in your own heart.

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Endgame

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: Aaron Lamb

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Classic Drama

Venue: The State Theater

Price: $20-$35

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/endgame/

Description:

Harlequin opened its third season 28 years ago with Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot, and we continue this tradition of excellence in the classics with this later masterpiece.

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The Best Summer Ever!

By: Kevin Kling

Directed by: Steven Dietz

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun Apr 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Seattle Children's Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.sct.org/tickets-shows/

Description:

Summer means sleepaway camps, days with friends by the pool, and late nights gazing at the stars. For 9-year-old Maurice Abernathy Anderson, a significant loss and one little lie means his summer just got more complicated. Explore childhood with storyteller Kevin Kling.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!

By: Based on the Pigeon books by Mo Willems

Directed by: Script by Mo Williams and Tom Warburton. Lyrics by Mo Willems and Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 05 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Seattle Children's Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.sct.org/tickets-shows/

Description:

The Pigeon really wants to drive the bus. He really, really, really wants to! When the bus driver has a small emergency, it looks as though our feathered friend’s dreams may come true. Featuring a combination of puppets, songs, and feathers.

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The Spitfire Grill

By: Book and Music by James Valq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley, Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Directed by: Scott Nolte

Taproot Theatre Company

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sat Apr 30

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Taproot Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://taproottheatre.org

Description:

After Percy convinces Hannah to raffle off The Spitfire Grill, entries start pouring in from around the country and rumors and secrets swirl through the small town of Gilead. In this soul-stirring musical, forgiveness and a spirit of hope go a long way in pointing the way home.

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Wisconsin

Russian Troll Farm

By: Sarah Gancher

Directed by: Jen Uphoff-Gray

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sun May 08

Type of Event: In person

Venue: Playhouse at the Overture Center

Price: $$10-$49

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

Description:

At the infamous (real-life!) Internet Research Agency, professional internet trolls work for days at a time, creating tweets and posts to sow discord and doubt among Americans. What happens to your grasp on the truth when your whole job is lying?

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

By: David Grapes and Todd Olson

Directed by: Kelley Faulkner

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/my-way/

Description:

From the king of swing to the Rat Pack, Ol’ Blue Eyes charmed his way into the hearts of millions. Celebrate the pivotal moments of Sinatra’s remarkable five-decade career with a journey through his greatest hits.

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New Age

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Jade King Carroll

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Sun May 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Stiemke Studio

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/new-age/

Description:

Told through music, movement, and lyrical storytelling, New Age follows four women at different junctures in life as they contend with their sexuality, insecurities, and legacies.

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Titanic

By: Peter Stone, Maury Yeston, and Ian Weinberger

Directed by: Mark Clements

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 05 - Sun May 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/titanic-the-musical/

Description:

Winner of five Tony Awards, Titanic is a stirring and unforgettable account of the first and last days of the ship of dreams.

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Actually

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Mary MacDonald Kerr

Renaissance Theaterworks

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 255 S Water Street

Reference Link: https://www.r-t-w.com/

Description:

Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, sleep-deprived, surrounded by strangers, uncertainty, and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong? A smart, profound exploration of the culture of sexual consent.

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