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August 2021

Stage offerings from coast to coast.

California

Edges

By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by: James McHale

Chance Theater

Anaheim

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

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

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Pop-Up WOW

By: Multiple Creators

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 14 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Without Walls (WOW) Event

Venue: ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

This special outdoor Pop-Up WOW event will feature five original, Playhouse-commissioned projects by David Israel Reynoso/Optika Moderna, Blindspot Collective, Jesca Prudencio, Kenny Ramos, and the San Diego Black Artist Collective.

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Florida

My Lord, What a Night

By: Deborah Brevoort

Directed by: Kate Alexander

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Rounding Third

By: Richard Dresser

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Great Balls of Fire

By: Jason Cohen and Michael Schiralli

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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

By: Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

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

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

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

Description:

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

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Illinois

Power in Pride at Home

By: multiple

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

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

Type of Event: Streaming video series

Price: $free

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

Description:

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

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Indiana

Sherlock in Btown Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Liam Castellan and Bruce Walsh

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

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

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

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

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

Description:

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

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The Women in the Woods Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Josie Gingrich & Emily Goodson

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

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

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

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

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

Description:

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

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Massachusetts

A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Minnesota

Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Rachel Kuhnle

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

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

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

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

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Directed by: Jaclyn Johnson

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

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

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

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

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New-Jersey

The British Invasion Years

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 21 - Sat Aug 21

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: The Sitnik Theatre

Price: $30

Reference Link: http://www.centenarystageco.org/british-invasion-years

Description:

More than just the Beatles, this nostalgic musical tribute spans the entire ’60s British Invasion era with music from both sides of the Atlantic and is three acts in one.

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Always…Patsy Cline

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

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

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Sitnik Theatre: Lackland Performing Arts Center

Price: $Varies Check Site for More Info

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

Description:

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

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 04 - Wed Aug 04

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-yas-polkadots

Description:

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers.

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Twilight Music Cabaret

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 11 - Wed Aug 11

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-twilight-music-cabaret-1

Description:

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

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New-Mexico

Sheets Tango Tangled Like, How to People Again

By: Stephanie Grilo

Directed by: Katie Farmin

Duke City Repertory Theatre

Albuquerque

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Thu Aug 26

Type of Event: Live performance

Venue: The Farm at Farm and Table Restaurant

Price: $Pay What It's Worth

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

Description:

Part live performance, part audio play, part gallery experience, Sheets Tango Tangled playfully and poignantly examines (through the time-honored tradition of blanket-fort building) where and how we unite when connection is lost.

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New-York

Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

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

Type of Event: Virtual Screening of Recorded Live Performance

Venue: All Arts TV

Price: $Free

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

Description:

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

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Oregon

The Carlalogues

By: Anthony Hudson

Directed by: Luan Schooler

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $Sliding Scale

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

Description:

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

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Pennsylvania

A Breath For Us

By: Jarrett McCreary and Sara Outing

Tiny Dynamite

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 15 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Theater by Mail

Venue: Via Mail

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://tinydynamite.org/a-breath-for-us/

Description:

A Breath for Us is a unique storytelling experience for this moment, told through six packages sent to you by mail. Set in an alternative timeline, A Breath for Us unfolds the relationship of two young Black women, Josie and Ruthy, during the turbulent uprising of the late 1960s.

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Texas

Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

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

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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