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January 2022

Ring in the new year with this month’s offerings on U.S. stages.

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Alabama

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

By: Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II • New Book by Douglas Carter Beane | Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by: Shelley Butler

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Theatre Performance — Musical

Venue: Festival Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/cinderella-2022

Description:

This Tony-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. A hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who has ever had a dream.

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Arizona

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By: Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Directed by: Sean Daniels

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 09 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/miss-bennet-christmas-at-pemberley/

Description:

This new holiday classic is about Mary Bennet and her journey in hopes of finding true love and embracing her independence. This is an energetic, witty, and romantic holiday comedy about family and transformation. A charming and cleverly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice.

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Arkansas

Designing Women

By: Linda Bloodworth Thomason

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Price: Varies

Reference Link: https://therep.org

Description:

From the creators of the smash hit television series comes a world-premiere comedy bringing the ladies of Sugarbaker’s design firm into our current age. With the same whip-smart and unmistakably Southern brand of humor, this new play proves nothing unites us like laughter.

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: vickie washington

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 19 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leade Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 3, 1968, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages, when a mysterious stranger arrives with news.

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Digging Up Arkansas

By: Mike Thomas

Directed by: Jason Suel

Tricycle Theatre for Youth

Bentonville

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sat Jan 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Starr Theatre (and tour)

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://tickets.waltonartscenter.org/22510

Description:

Digging Up Arkansas is an educational play produced by Walton Arts Center and Trike Theatre that uses artifacts, songs, stories, and student participation to teach Arkansas history from 1000 to 1936.

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California

Hair

By: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt McDermot

Directed by: Aja Gianola-Norris

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

The first great rock musical that spawned a genre, and provides a vivid, affectionate look at the flower children of the ’60s. A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, Hair defined one generation and continues to inspire today.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Carl Jordan

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Price: $35.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

Casey, whose wife is pregnant wife, is barely making it as an Elvis impersonator in a dive bar. His boss brings in a drag act. One night one of the drag queens can’t go on so the boss makes Casey take her place. Casey finally finds his groove as his new persona “Georgia McBride.”

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Freestyle Love Supreme

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

Directed by: Thomas Kail

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Geary Theater

Price: $25–130

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org

Description:

Launching its American tour at the Geary Theater, Freestyle Love Supreme pays homage to John Coltrane’s improvisational musical style as it takes audiences on a freestyle, never-before-seen-and-never-to-be-seen-again hip-hop comedy ride.

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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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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/the-great-leap/

Description:

An American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s. Both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

By: Tom MacRae from Jonathan Butterell, with music by Dan Gillespie Sells and lyrics by MacRae

Directed by: Jonathan Butterell

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 16 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ahmanson Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/everybodys-talking-about-jamie/

Description:

Jamie New is sixteen and lives in public housing in Sheffield, England. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in, he’s terrified about the future, and he’s going to be a sensation. Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is an award-winning hit musical for today.

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Next to Normal

By: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Directed by: Matthew McCray, Stephen Hulsey

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $39-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/next-to-normal/

Description:

This powerful musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting the family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart.

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Next to Normal

By: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical takes a powerful look into how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. “A brave, breathtaking musical. It is much more than a feel-good musical: It is a feel-everything musical” — New York Times.

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The Hollow

By: Agatha Christie

Directed by: Doll Piccotto

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

There’s a wife and a husband, a mistress and a movie star, and plenty of other people tangled up in romantic situations, but only one of them does the deed. And by “deed,” we mean “murder.” After all, this is an Agatha Christie play.

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Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza

By: Yasmina Reza

Directed by: Joanne Gordon

Coachella Valley Repertory

Cathedral City

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Coachella Valley Repertory

Price: $$53-$63

Reference Link: https://https://cvrep.org/now-on-stage/life-x-3-by-yasmina-reza/

Description:

Written by Yasmina Reza, directed by Joanne Gordon. Call 760-296-2966 ext. 115.

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Pass Over

By: Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

Directed by: Kevin R. Free

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

Price: $25-$60

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

Description:

Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s critically acclaimed play crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out. West Coast post-Broadway premiere.

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Getting There

By: Dipika Guha

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Walker Theatre

Price: $25-55

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

Description:

Five women. One city. Twenty-four hours. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging, and solitude.

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Gently Down the Stream

By: Martin Sherman

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 03 - Sun Jan 09

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/21-22-Season/Gently-down-the-stream

Description:

Beau has spent decades of his life trying to blend into a world that told him to be invisible. Enter Rufus, who lives his life openly and is fascinated with the much older Beau. Gently Down the Stream is a brilliantly funny romance about being a gay man in the 21st century.

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Always…Patsy Cline

By: Ted Swindley

Directed by: Allegra Libonati

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 08 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $49

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

A dramatic musical theatrical experience, Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States including a successful run off Broadway. The show is based on a true story of Patsy’s friendship with a fan, Louise Seger.

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Desperate Measures

By: David Friedman & Peter Kellogg

Directed by: Christopher Williams

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

This witty, wild musical comedy takes Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and shakes it up. A rollicking romantic musical that manages to address law and order, justice, and hypocrisy set in the Wild West. Fully loaded with laughs and toe-tappin’ music, so saddle up and enjoy.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Todd Salovey

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: San Diego Repertory Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=657

Description:

Christopher is a 15-year-old boy with an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics, is incapable of lying, detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. Suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, he is determined to find the true culprit.

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Babes in Ho-lland

By: Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Directed by: Leigh Rondon-Davis

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: shotgunplayers.org/online/article/babes

Description:

In a queer coming-of-age tale set in 1996, two Black students create their own bubble of self-discovery, music and sanctuary in the sanctuary in their dorm room. However, the stress of love, financial hardship, and the persistent lack of privacy threaten to destroy it.

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Babes in Ho-lland

By: Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Directed by: Leigh Rondon-Davis

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/babes

Description:

In the sunless Pittsburgh winter of 1996, two co-eds connect over a shared love for R&B girl groups, but quickly discover something deeper. While attending a predominantly white college, these two Black students create their own bubble of self-discovery, music, and sanctuary.

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Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

By: Hershey Felder

Directed by: Joel Zwick

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/hershey-felder-chopin/

Description:

Virtuoso pianist and performer Hershey Felder performs as composer Fryderyk Chopin, illuminating an exclusive piano lesson with this musical master. In this stunning solo show, the “Poet of the Piano” tells his romantic story while sharing dazzling performances of his compositions.

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Colorado

The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: Sabin Epstein

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/the-sound-inside/

Description:

Yale creative writing professor Bella has recently been diagnosed with stage two cancer and is making unconventional choices regarding her treatment decisions. As she mentors a prodigy misfit student, Bella seeks something of her own — something she desperately wants to ask.

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The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/the-sound-inside/

Description:

In this intimate drama, we meet Yale professor Bella Lee Baird and her prodigy, misfit student Christopher Dunn. Bella has recently been diagnosed with stage two cancer. The two grow closer as Bella helps Christopher with his novel.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By: Edward Albee

DCPA Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Singleton Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf/

Description:

Welcome to George and Martha’s. This funny and darkly unsettling duo invites you into their living room, along with young couple Honey and Nick. But with every drink poured, the conversation descends into all-out marital warfare.

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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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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By: Edward Albee

Directed by: Rose Riordan

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Drama, Comedy

Venue: The Singleton Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf/

Description:

There is no dysfunctional stage couple quite like George and Martha, and there is no better way to experience this powder keg drama than up close in the intimate Singleton Theatre.

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen

Directed by: Noah Racey

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $10-32

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/sense-and-sensibility/

Description:

The classic Jane Austen tale of the Dashwood sisters gets a spirited update. Full of humor and bold theatricality, highlighted by original music and dance. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

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Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue

By: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by: Julio Agustín

Theatreworks Colorado

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ent Center for the Arts

Price: $32.00

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

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play celebrates three generations of Puerto Rican American veterans and the woman, a nurse, who holds their family together.

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Connecticut

Fires in the Mirror

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Nicole Brewer

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 06

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/fires-in-the-mirror/

Description:

Fires in the Mirror is Anna Deavere Smith’s insightful one-person play exploring the Crown Heights riot its aftermath through the viewpoints of African American and Jewish people who were connected directly and indirectly to the riot.

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Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Mina Morita

Yale Repertory Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sat Feb 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Yale Repertory Theatre

Price: $10-65

Reference Link: https://yalerep.org

Description:

Susan Soon He Stanton’s critically acclaimed play is a wise and witty comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity.

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District-of-Columbia

Change Agent

By: Craig Lucas

Directed by: Craig Lucas

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kogod Cradle

Price: $

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

Description:

This provocative tale, written and directed by Craig Lucas, dramatically conjures celebrated, controversial, and unsung figures in American history surrounding pivotal events in the 1960s.

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Día de los Reyes Magos – Three Kings Day Celebration

By: GALA Hispanic Theatre

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 02 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Children's theater

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/threekingsday

Description:

This annual tradition brings Latin-American tradition to the streets of D.C. with local music and dance groups, a street parade, and gifts for all children. Performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Event capped at 200 people. Only 1 adult per child allowed.

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District-Of-Columbia

Flight

By: Vox Motus

Directed by: Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theatrical Production

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $42-52

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022/flight

Description:

The story of two orphaned brothers on an epic cross-continental odyssey to freedom and safety plays out in breathtaking miniature in Flight. The immersive theatrical installation uses spectacularly detailed dioramas to tell this story of hope and survival.

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White Noise

By: Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022/white-noise

Description:

In this bold drama, four 30-something friends—and sometime lovers—are forced to face the realities of a not at all post-racial world when a violent police encounter leads to an audacious social experiment that pushes their relationship to its limits.

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District-of-Columbia

Compulsion or the House Behind

By: Rinnie B. Groff

Directed by: Johanna Gruenhut

Theater J

Washington, DC

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/compulsion-21-22/

Description:

When Sid Silver learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her diary, he fights for the diary’s publication and the rights to adapt it into a play. A fascinating, semi-fictional story about one forgotten writer’s battle for one extraordinary girl’s diary.

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A Strange Loop

By: Michael R. Jackson

Directed by: Stephen Brackett

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Mon Nov 22 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $32

Reference Link: https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/a-strange-loop/

Description:

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical…about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical.

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District-Of-Columbia

Seven methods of killing kylie jenner

By: Jasmine Lee-Jones

Directed by: Milli Bhatia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/killing-kylie-jenner/

Description:

Through a digital world of GIFs, memes, and #cancelculture, seven methods offers a Gen Z analysis of Black womanhood, colorism, and the politics of social media activism. A Royal Court Theatre production.

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Florida

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By: Tom Mula

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 08 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Raymond James Theatre

Price: $32-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org

Description:

The story of Scrooge is well known, but what about Marley? How did his haunting afterlife begin? In his version of the carol, Marley is helping to save the one man on earth who was more greedy and sour than himself. We come to find that self sacrifice can make a difference.

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21st Century Voices: New Play Festival

By: Various

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Jan 16

Type of Event: Festival

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org

Description:

Breathing fresh life into our art form, the annual 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival will bring the unheard works of playwrights to St. Petersburg. Over two weekends, we’ll explore original scripts in development and usher in the narratives for future audiences.

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Our Town

By: Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Desdemona Chiang

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

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

Description:

As another ordinary day begins, a small American town goes about its daily business: Newspapers are delivered, people go to work, gardens are tended. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life’s events unfold, one question remains: “Do humans realize life as they live it?”

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Grand Horizons

By: Bess Wohl

Directed by: Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Fri Apr 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

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

Description:

What if you learn that the person you’ve been married to for 50 years is making you miserable? Sophisticated, funny, delightfully— and sometimes provocatively — honest, this new Broadway hit comedy takes an intimate look at the unpredictable and enduring nature of love.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

By: Musical by Roger Bean

Directed by: Vincent Pelligrino

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Professional Theatre Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $29.00-35.00

Reference Link: https://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/on-stage

Description:

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a must-take musical trip down memory lane.

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Driving Miss Daisy

By: Alfred Uhry

Directed by: Maureen Heffernan

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: ArtStage Studio Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning modern American classic and a love letter to the power of friendship.

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Morning After Grace

By: Carey Crim

Directed by: Chris Clavelli

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 04 - Wed Jan 26

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Historic Arcade Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

A hilarious late-in-life love story. Two retirees prove it’s never too late for romance in this big-hearted and unconventional new comedy.

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America In One Room

By: Jason Odell Williams

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 08 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/america-one-room

Description:

Inspired by the real-life convention from 2019 of the same name, America in One Room dissects recent headlines and our nation’s past to answer the question: What does it mean to be an American? World premiere.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

By: Henry Lewis, Johnathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Mainstage Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/play-goes-wrong

Description:

It’s the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are going from bad to utterly disastrous. Will these accident-prone performers beat the odds and make it to their final curtain call?

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

By: Alan Janes

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 03 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Mainstage Musical

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/buddy-buddy-holly-story-0

Description:

Experience the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from “That’ll Be the Day” hitting the airwaves in 1957 to “The Day The Music Died” two years later.

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The Wanderers

By: Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/wanderers-0

Description:

Honoring the dynamic harmony groups of the mid-20th century—from the Four Seasons and the Platters to the Beatles and beyond, The Wanderers will transport you to simpler times with their tight harmonies, smooth moves, and, of course, matching jackets.

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Friends in Low Places

By: Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/friends-low-places

Description:

Friends in Low Places celebrates the contemporary country artists like Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert, who transformed their genre and rocketed to the top of the charts. Featuring such songs as “Could I Have This Dance,” “Bluebird,” and “Good Hearted Woman.”

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Hare & Tortoise

By: Brendan Murray

Directed by: BillyD Hart

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 08 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Bowne's Lab

Price: $5-10

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/hare-tortoise

Description:

Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of one of Aesop’s best-known fables about two friends who have opposite approaches to just about everything. This fun, treasured tale tells a timeless story of friendship, change, and the excitement of growing up.

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The White Card

By: Claudia Rankine

Directed by: Lydia Fort

GableStage

Coral Gables

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

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

Description:

Award-winning poet Rankine’s first published play poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as in living rooms, galleries, theatre, and imagination itself.

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Higher

By: Jeffrey Binder

Directed by: Kristen Coury

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

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

Description:

In this thrilling one-man tour-de-force, two worlds, lives, and times collide in one magical city filled with ghosts, saints, and whispers of the past: Prague.

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Romeo & Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $19.50+

Reference Link: https://

Description:

It’s 1985, and an unprecedented epidemic and social unrest compete for the soul of our nation (sound familiar?) as Romeo and Juliet, the offspring of sworn enemies, defy their world by choosing love over hate.

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Jersey Boys

By: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe

Directed by: Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 11 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Price: $66+

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

Description:

Performed outdoors live at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, this much-anticipated musical features a touching story, emotional scenes, and a score spanning two decades of hits! Enjoy the show everyone will be talking about with this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical.

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A Wonderful World

By: Aurin Squire, with orchestrations, arrangements, and musical direction by Michael O. Mitchell and Annastasia Victory

Directed by: Christopher Renshaw

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Sat Dec 04 - Sun Jan 16

Type of Event: Play

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

Reference Link: www.miaminewdrama.org

Description:

Relish in the music. Meet the wives who shaped the man. Witness the story of a legend. A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong.

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Sweet Water Taste

By: Gloria Bond Clunie

Directed by: Dawn Monique Williams

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 05 - Sat Jan 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/sweet-water-taste/

Description:

An irreverent comedy that takes a hilarious look at the modern racial divide as two families find the meaning in their shared history.

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Almost, Maine

By: John Cariani

Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Price: $59-94

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

Description:

Nine vignettes connected by time and place, the beauty of the aurora borealis, a touch of magic, and a spirit of hope.

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The Savannah Sipping Society

By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/savannah-sipping-society/

Description:

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by an impromptu happy hour and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

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I Love My Wife

By: Stewart/Coleman

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

A hysterical satire of the sexual revolution of the 1970s, two married couples who are close friends find themselves contemplating a ménage-à-quatre. What is truly innovative is that the musicians are on the stage where they sing, and comment on the action.

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The Feud: Two Guys From Hoboken

By: Dennis DelleFave

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sat Jan 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

The Feud is based on the more than 40-year professional and personal relationship between Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, both great singers who lived on the same block in Hoboken, N.J. The Feud is a fascinating story that features songs everyone will know and enjoy.

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I Love My Wife

By: Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Written by the legendary Tony-winning composer Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, City of Angels), I Love My Wife is a hilarious 1970s look at relationships and sexuality, set on Christmas Eve in suburban Trenton, N.J.

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The Feud: Two Guys From Hoboken

By: Dennis DelleFave

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sat Jan 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatrezone

Description:

You’ve heard rumors about it, but he lived it. Told by Dennis DelleFave, Jimmy Roselli’s cousin and road manager, this event concentrates on the personal and professional rivalries between Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, two great singers who lived on the same block in Hoboken.

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The Smuggler

By: Ronan Noone

Directed by: Brendan Ragan

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

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

Description:

Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That changes when a stranger arrives who makes people “disappear and reappear.” In this mischievous, one-man, rhyming-verse comedy, Tim learns the price he must pay to become an American.

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Ruby

By: Michael Jacobs

Directed by: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHLxoEAH

Description:

The world-premiere musical Ruby tells the story of the 1952 murder in Florida of a white doctor by a Black woman, guaranteeing a conviction for the shocking crime and bringing celebrated writer Zora Neale Hurston to town to cover the story for a Northern newspaper.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Celebrating His Legacy

By: Nate Jacobs

Directed by: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 17 - Mon Jan 17

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: First Methodist Church

Price: TBD

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.org

Description:

Program highlights will include excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches and writings, reenacted by Reverend Charles McKenzie, interspersed with singing and dancing by some of WBTT’s most popular performers, including WBTT founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs.

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Georgia

Dream Hou$e

By: Eliana Pipes

Directed by: Laurie Woolery

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 45

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/dream-house

Description:

Dream Hou$e follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style reality show to sell their home. What is the cultural cost of progress in America — and is cashing in always selling out? Dream Hou$e is the winner of the 2021/22 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

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Do You Love the Dark?

By: Based on the book by Maya Lawrence and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Directed by: TBA

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 27

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/do-you-love-the-dark

Description:

Do You Love the Dark? follows a young girl during a sleepless night trying to conquer her biggest fear of all: the dark! Join us for this humungous hug of a play and discover all of the good love glowing in the dark!

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Feeding Beatrice: A Gothic Tale

By: Kirsten Greenidge

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Aurora Theatre

Description:

June and Lurie Walker have a haunting new houseguest — and she’s ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows so deeply into their existence that she unearths dark secrets with explosive consequences.

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Feeding Beatrice: A Gothic Tale

By: Kirsten Greenidge

Directed by: David Koté

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 30 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lawrenceville Arts Center

Price: $20 and up

Reference Link: https://https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/feeding-beatrice/

Description:

June and Lurie Walker, the proud new owners of a creaky old Gothic house, have a haunting new houseguest—and she’s ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows deep into their existence and unearths secrets with explosive consequences.

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Vanity Fair

By: Kate Hamill

Directed by: TBA

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $32-50

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

In an unfair world, how flexible might our morals become as the wheel of fortune turns? This thrilling, highly theatrical (im)morality play gets a modern twist that’s bold, wickedly funny, and shockingly relevant.

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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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TBA

By: TBA

Directed by: TBA

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Atlanta or Southeastern premiere

Venue: Horizon Theatre Company

Price: $$25-$45

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

Description:

Horizon’s 2022 season opening play.

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Calf

By: Levi Jelks

Directed by: Marlon Andrew Burnley

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://outofhandtheater.kindful.com/register/calf

Description:

Calf follows Eli “Bull” Willis in the months after he’s released from incarceration as he attempts to overcome obstacles to building a new life and connecting with his son. In Calf, we address the prison industrial complex and recidivism in Atlanta.

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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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Illinois

The Moors

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Artistic director & ensemble member Kirsten Fitzgerald

A Red Orchid Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Chicago Premiere Play

Venue: A Red Orchid Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/

Description:

On the wind-blown desolate moors two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and savage land around them. Featuring the work of ensemble members Karen Aldridge, Dado, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Jennifer Engstrom, and Guy Van Swearingen.

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The Secret Council

By: Adapted by David Rice from Agatha Christie

Directed by: Brigitte Ditmars

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=agatha-christies-the-secret-council

Description:

In the wake of the Great War, England finds itself under attack from a Secret Council of its enemies. Can sleuths Tommy and Tuppence thread the maze of mysteries and murders to save Great Britain from the Bolsheviks? Based on Agatha Christie’s work and adapted by David Rice.

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Mr. Dickens’ Hat

By: Michael Hollinger

Directed by: David Catlin, with music direction by Chuck Larkin

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/mr-dickens-hat/

Description:

In a Victorian shop sits the prized hat of Charles Dickens. When a pair of bumbling thieves plots to steal it, young Kit sets out to foil their plan, save the hat, and free her father from debtors’s prison. Filled with colorful characters, this warm tale features original music.

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Fireflies

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: Mikael Burke

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/fireflies/

Description:

The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Grace needs a new speech to galvanize the people. But it is Olivia, his pregnant wife, who writes those fiery speeches, and her tolerance for playing the supporting role is wearing thin.

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Queen of the Night

By: travis tate

Directed by: Victory Gardens artistic director Ken-Matt Martin

Victory Gardens Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Victory Gardens Theater

Price: $29-62

Reference Link: https://victorygardens.org/

Description:

A divorced father and his queer son head to the Texas woods to relive the camping trips of easier days. But even without cell service, certain things are inescapable. Playwright travis tate explores masculinity and queerness through the lens of multi-generational Blackness.

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Dishwasher Dreams

By: Alaudin Ullah

Directed by: Chay Yew

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 09 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Writers Theatre - Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.writerstheatre.org/dishwasher-dreams

Description:

This exhilarating tour-de-force will have you empathizing with, while simultaneously laughing over, Alaudin Ullah’s experiences of immigration, the Yankees, and the complex nature of the American Dream. Also featuring live accompaniment by tabla percussionist Avirodh Sharma.

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Indiana

Fahrenheit 451

By: Novel and stage version by Ray Bradbury; adaptation by Tobias Andersen

Directed by: Benjamin Hanna

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

In a dystopian future where the written word is forbidden, firemen are paid to burn books instead of fight fires. But when Montag starts to read the books he is supposed to burn, he begins to question the life he leads.

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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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Maine

Tell Me On A Sunday

By: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black

Directed by: Dominick Varney

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Bangor Opera House

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/tmoas/

Description:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman show, starring company favorite Brianne Beck, tells the story of a girl from Muswell Hill, England, who travels to the United States looking for romance.

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Maryland

The Skin of Our Teeth

By: Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Noah Himmelstein

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 07 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: mainstage

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: http://everymantheatre.org/skin-our-teeth

Description:

Witty and provocative, this Pulitzer Prize winner combines burlesque, satire, and farce in a time-travelling romp through the ages. Follow the Antrobus family of Excelsior, N.J., as they narrowly escape one cataclysmic event after another, but only by the skin of their teeth!

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Balloonacy

By: Barry Kornhauser

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $12

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

Description:

A beautiful, movement-based show that revisits the classic film The Red Balloon. Nothing can go right for the character of the old man, whose days are gray and dreary—until he is visited by a friendly red balloon.

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Corduroy

By: Don Freeman

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Dec 11 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Imagination Stage

Price: $28

Reference Link: https://imaginationstage.org

Description:

Corduroy is determined to become worthy of going to a real home, and Lisa is instantly drawn to the perfectly imperfect teddy bear on display. We all need a friend, and this story of unconditional love captures both the humanity and the merriment of the holiday season.

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Nine Night

By: Natasha Gordon

Directed by: Timothy Douglas

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 05 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

In this hit West End kitchen dramedy, here getting its U.S. premiere, family matriarch Gloria has died, and her family gathers for the traditional Jamaican Nine Night, a multi-day celebration (and endurance test).

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Massachusetts

Wild: A Musical Becoming

By: V, Justin Tranter, Carolyne Pennell, Inina Menzel

Directed by: Diane Paulus

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 05 - Sun Jan 09

Type of Event: World Premiere Musical In Concert

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/wild-a-musical-becoming/

Description:

A new musical fable about a single mother struggling to hold on to her family farm and connect with her teenage daughter, whose determination to save the planet endows her and her friends with powers they never knew they had.

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

By: Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

Directed by: Terry Berliner

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $

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

Description:

Funniest. Mom. Ever. A celebration of humorist Erma Bombeck, At Wit’s End rejoices in the life of a woman considered to be one of America’s favorite moms, who championed the everyday lives of housewives with a daring truth few of her generation were willing to tell.

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People, Places & Things

By: Duncan Macmillan

Directed by: David R. Gammons

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

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

Description:

A young actress lands in rehab after her life spirals out of control in this mesmerizing new play about addiction, identity, and surviving the modern world.

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Minnesota

Annie

By: Thomas Meehan

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 07 - Sun Jan 09

Type of Event: Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-73

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

Description:

Times are tough, spirits are low, and the world is in dire need of hope. Enter stage left: a good-natured yet mischievously feisty young girl who takes on the world, unlocks hearts, and changes lives through kindness, love, and spirit.

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Bina’s Six Apples

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Eric Ting

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 09 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

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

Description:

Can six apples from the finest orchard in Korea help Bina find her way back to her family?

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Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

By: Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam

Directed by: Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Circus Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

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

Description:

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand with a fantastical celebration of athleticism and the power of speed inspired by Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold.

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A Raisin in the Sun

By: Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by: Austene Van

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 08 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Lorraine Hansberry’s theatrical masterpiece boldly examines the relationship between racism and the American dream.

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Decoys

By: Gracie Gardner

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Tue Feb 08

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/ruth-easton-new-play-series

Description:

There’s something weird about the kid. She’s making everything confusing. They are friends, they have nothing in common except the situation. Things were simpler before. Everything is turning into something else. What if nothing went wrong?

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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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Ten Thousand Things: Live

By: Community Members

Directed by: Faye Price

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Twin Cities

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 10 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Live, in person performances and virtual showings

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://tenthousandthings.org/season/ten-thousand-voices-live

Description:

Featuring the creative voices from our community presented by members of TTT’s Artist Core in-person and virtually.

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By: Peter Rothstein

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Holiday Docu-Musical

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $35 and up

Reference Link: https://www.latteda.org/all-is-calm-2021

Description:

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable story story.

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La Bohème

By: Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Opera

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $$35 and up

Reference Link: https://www.latteda.org/la-boheme-2022

Description:

This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Theater Latté Da brings Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful,

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Missouri

The Pests

By: Molière with a new translation by Dr. Felicia Londré

Directed by: Matt Schwader

Kansas City Actors Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Stage in Union Station

Price: $47 or $42 for Seniors

Reference Link: www.kcactors.org/the-pests/

Description:

Newly translated and adapted by Dr. Felicia Londré, The Pests follows the travails of a French nobleman desperately trying—in the face of continuous interruption—to be on time for a rendezvous with the object of his affection.

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The SpongeBob Musical

By: Adapted by Kyle Jarrow from the series by Stephen Hillenburg, with music by Tom Kitt and various artists and lyrics by Jonathan Coulton and various artists

Directed by: Jeff Church and Zach Faust, with music direction by Anthony T. Edwards and Delano Mendoza

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14.00-$20.00

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/spongebob-musical-for-young-audiences

Description:

The Coterie presents the world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences version of The SpongeBob Musical. In the undersea town of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob shows everyone that he is not just a “simple sponge” by proving to one and all that optimism really can save the world.

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Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

By: Nathan Alan Davis

Directed by: Ron Himes

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company

University City

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Edison Theater

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://theblackrep.org

Description:

When 18-year-old Dontrell Jones decides to voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, his family struggles with the thought of losing its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

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Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, & Other Romantic Gestures

By: Lindsay Carpenter

Directed by: Cynthia Levin

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/our-black-death/

Description:

Unique and quirky, this is a story about what to do during a pandemic…Quarantine? Plan for the future? Kill your lover’s husband?

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Nebraska

Carmela Full of Wishes

By: Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios From the book by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

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

Description:

It’s Carmela’s birthday, and she’s old enough to accompany her big brother on his errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what her Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl,” Carmela finds a puffy white dandelion to blow, but her brother asks “Did you even make a wish?”

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New-Jersey

Dreaming Zenzile

By: Somi Kakoma

Directed by: Lileana Blain-Cruz

McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Berlind Theater

Price: $65-$85

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

Description:

Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world-premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of revolutionary artist Miriam Makeba and her singular voice and vision.

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The Promotion

By: Joe Giovannetti

Directed by: Evan Bergman

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: A New Comedy

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://njrep.org

Description:

Trish and Josh are coworkers and good friends. When they’re both up for the same promotion, they’re pushed to their limits. Just how far are they willing to go to get ahead? A comedy about surviving in this dog-eat-dog world of business.

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The Promotion

By: Joe Giovannetti

Directed by: Evan Bergman

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://njrep.org

Description:

A world premiere. Trish and Josh are co-workers and good friends. When they’re both up for the same promotion, they’re pushed to their limits. Just how far are they willing to go to get ahead? A comedy about surviving in this dog-eat-dog world of business.

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Three Sisters

By: Translated by Madeleine George from Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Sara Holdren

Two River Theater

Red Bank

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $25-$70

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

Description:

Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia.

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New-York

Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Skip Greer

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 11 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be a breeze. When she meets up with a group of lovable air-guitar nerds, each hellbent on becoming the next champion, she learns there is more to this fringe hobby than meets the eye.

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Waiting for Godot

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: ICTC Executive Artistic Director Kate LoConti Alcocer

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Buffalo

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Andrews Theatre

Price: $49

Reference Link: https://irishclassical.com/waiting-for-godot/

Description:

The absurdist plight of Beckett’s lovable tramps inaugurated the ICTC. Now, upon our homecoming to live theatre, we return to the classic play that started it all. Our stellar cast is sure to take several comedic turns as they journey toward the heart of the human condition.

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Flying Over Sunset

By: Book by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Michael Korie

Directed by: James Lapine

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theater, Broadway

Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theater

Price: $167-177

Reference Link: https://https://flyingoversunset.com/

Description:

This new James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie musical is inspired by the lives of Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce, and Cary Grant, who come together at a crossroads in their lives and under the influence of LSD confront the mysteries of their worlds.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Music by Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Bartlett Sher

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theater, opera, Off-Broadway

Venue: Mitzi E. Newhouse

Price: $82-92

Reference Link: https://https://www.lct.org/shows/intimate-apparel/

Description:

Intimate Apparel, an opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her acclaimed play, tells the story of Esther, a lonely seamstress who creates ladies’ undergarments, and seeks love through a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor.

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Odets in Staten Island

By: Michi Barall and Sung Rno

Directed by: Jack Tamburri

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Mon Jan 31

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Description:

In a follow-up to the critical success of Sophocles in Staten Island, we return to the Domingo household as Dad decides to school his two kids on the finer points of the American labor market, using the plays of Clifford Odets. The results are both hilarious and moving.

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Singing in the Apocalypse Now

By: Paul Lieber and Matthew Gunn Park

Directed by: Paul Lieber

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Mon Jan 31

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: Ma-Yi Studios https://ma-yistudios.com/video/

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Description:

Composer/performers Matt Park and Paul Lieber premiere Singing in the Apocalypse Now, a time-jumping, fevered online song cycle that ties the current pandemic to historical traumas experienced by Matt Park’s Korean American family.

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Skeleton Crew

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 21 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

From Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau comes a timely and gripping Broadway premiere about the automotive industry during a time of uncertainty, survival, and hope in 2008 Detroit.

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Prayer for the French Republic

By: Joshua Harmon

Directed by: David Cromer

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 11 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

A world premiere by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon. In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: “Are we safe?”

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Tambo & Bones

By: Dave Harris

Directed by: Taylor Reynolds

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/tambo-and-bones/

Description:

A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, Tambo & Bones roasts America’s racist past, wrestles America’s racist present, and explodes America’s post-racial future— where what’s at stake, for those deemed less than human, is the fate of humanity itself. A co-production with Center Theatre Group.

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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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Quinceañera

By: Saulo García

Directed by: Valentín Álvarez Campos

Repertorio Español

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 17 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Repertorio Español

Price: $37-72

Reference Link: https://repertorio.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S0h00000Uq7f4EAB

Description:

Quinceañera is a celebration of 15 consecutive years of Saulo García’s comedy on Repertorio’s stage and a compilation of his “Greatest Hits.”

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Tribes

By: Nina Raine

Directed by: Doug Zschiegner

Road Less Traveled Productions

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Road Less Traveled Theater

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/tribes-2022

Description:

Billy is the only Deaf member of a loving yet dysfunctional family who raised him as part of the hearing world. When Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, he finally starts to learn when it means to be heard.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

By: Book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by: Donna Drake

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=114

Description:

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony-winning musical is a captivating treat that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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Yoga Play

By: Dipika Guha

Directed by: Melissa Crespo

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=115

Description:

A fun-filled new comedy by Dipika Guha, a talent to watch and recipient of a Venturous Playwright Fellowship by the Lark. Ninety minutes of side-splitting laughter about “inauthenticity” and lavender-scented yoga pants.

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Is This A Room

By: Conceived by Tina Satter

Directed by: Tina Satter

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Tue Feb 01

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/vineyard-on-broadway/

Description:

Is This A Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation. Previews begin Sept. 24.

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Dana H.

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Les Waters

Vineyard Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Tue Feb 01

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/vineyard-on-broadway/

Description:

Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form.

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North-Carolina

Art

By: Yasmina Reza

Directed by: TBD

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre

Price: $25

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

Description:

French playwright Yasmina Reza’s comic masterpiece about three middle aged men, long-time friends, who’s seemingly inseparable bond is torn when one of them decides suddenly to purchase an abstract painting, a completely white canvas.

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Tomás and the Library Lady

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://ctcharlotte.org

Description:

When a young boy meets a librarian, his world expands and so does the power of possibility. (For ages 6 and up)

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Ohio

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

By: Katie Forgette

Directed by: Blake Robison

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/incident-at-our-lady-of-perpetual-help

Description:

A new comedy! It’s 1973, and the Irish Catholic O’Shea family muddles through a series of hilarious mishaps that jeopardizes their reputation — and their souls.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Candice Handy

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/ma-rainey/

Description:

Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a fraught recording session. Egos and generational ideologies clash as heated conflicts erupt between everyone present in this powerhouse play.

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Test Flight

By: Local & National Creators

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: New Play Development Series

Venue: James Levin Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Test Flight, a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production, provides artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress.

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Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi Winter Production

By: Created by the Ensemble Members with Raymond Bobgan & Faye Hargate

Directed by: Raymond Bobgan

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Original Workshop Production

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi—a project developing work by, for, and with Arabic-speaking communities—shares life-affirming stories that honor community, family, and the freedom of expression.

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Hurricane Diane

By: Madeleine George

Directed by: Shannon Sindelar

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

Reference Link: https://www.dobama.org/hurricane

Description:

Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity — the Greek god Dionysus — and she’s returned to a New Jersey cul-de-sac to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state.

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Queen

By: Madhuri Shekar

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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

Description:

PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations.

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Sister Act

By: Alan Menken

Directed by: Edward Carignan

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 02 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors).

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Altar Boyz

Directed by: Dionysia Williams

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike.

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Oregon

Duende de Lorca

By: Dañel Malán

Directed by: Lawrence Siugali

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sat Jan 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Milagro

Price: $10, 20, 30

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/duende-de-lorca/

Description:

Duende de Lorca is a play that recognizes the life of Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director Federico García Lorca.

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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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Duende de Lorca

By: Dañel Malan

Directed by: Lawrence Siulagi

Miracle Theatre Group

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Jan 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Milagro Theatre

Price: $20 - 27

Reference Link: https://milagro.org/event/duende-de-lorca/

Description:

Duende de Lorca follows the early years of Federico’s career from the opening night of Mariana Pineda and the printing of his Gypsy Ballads. In search of duende, his travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Zi Alikhan

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/the-great-leap

Description:

Basketball standout Manford Lum is a fast-talking, dominating teenager on the street courts of Chinatown. But when he elbows his way onto a college team traveling to Beijing for a “friendship” game, the outcome isn’t what anyone expects. A co-production with Artists Rep Theatre.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

Directed by: Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Musical

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch

Description:

Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical can’t ever be tied down.

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Thurgood

By: George Stevens, Jr.

Directed by: Lou Bellamy

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

From his early days as a civil rights lawyer arguing the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education to the end of institutionalized segregation, Thurgood spans the impressive 58-year career of Justice Marshall, all the way to his appointment to the highest court in the land.

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Pennsylvania

A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ardentheatre.org/announcement2-2/

Description:

Originally slated for March 2020, this production of A Streetcar Named Desire held just one public performance before the company shut down. This production will return to open the 2022 Mainstage Season. This masterpiece depicts a story of love, lust, and the memories we leave behind.

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: Casaundra Freeman

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $$7.00-$30.00

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

Description:

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend. The Mountaintop “crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood,” according to Newsday.

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I and You

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Gia Forakis

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Price: $43

Reference Link: https://www.brtstage.org/shows/i-and-you/

Description:

Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Anthony, a high school athlete, arrives unexpectedly at her door with an assignment from their English teacher. Watch as they uncover the profound mystery that has brought them together.

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The Medium

By: SITI Company

Directed by: Anne Bogart

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

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

Description:

First seen at City Theatre in 1996 and based on the writings of Marshall McLuhan, The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches, and our personal lives.

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Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Amina Robinson

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 02 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: St. Stephen's Theater

Price: $25+

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

Description:

Undine has it all — success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted from Charles Dickens by Zak Berkman; Original Music by Zak Berkman

Directed by: David Bradley; Music Supervision and Arrangements by Mitch Chakour

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 20 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: People's Light (Leonard C. Haas Stage) & Streaming Online

Price: $45

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

Description:

Featuring a mix of original songs and newly arranged 19th-century English carols, this retelling captures the magic, joy, and generosity of Dickens’ beloved classic. Not ready to join us in person? A filmed version will be available to stream for $25 in late December.

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Abandon

By: James Ijames

Directed by: James Ijames

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 31 - Mon Jan 31

Type of Event: Virtual Reading

Venue: Zoom

Price: $Pay what you wish

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

Description:

On Jan. 31, Theatre Exile presents a one-night-only virtual reading of Abandon by Philadelphia-based playwright, director, and performer James Ijames through its new-play development program, Studio X-hibition.

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Rhode-Island

An Octoroon

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Joe Wilson, Jr.

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

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

Description:

From the author of Gloria (Gamm 2018) and Appropriate, this raucous, irreverent retelling of a hit 19th-century melodrama is “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (The New York Times)​

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God Talks to An Agnostic

By: Don Mays

Directed by: Don Mays

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 02 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Audio-Play

Venue: The Public's Radio

Price: $0

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

Description:

Written and directed by Don Mays, this 12-part audio play is a compelling exploration of the impact of religion on race, Black culture, and a collective need for faith in something larger than ourselves.​

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens, with original music by Richard Cumming

Directed by: Joe Wilson, Jr.

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chace Theater

Price: $25-$149

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/a-christmas-carol-2021/

Description:

Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns! Guided by Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and ultimately inspired by his community, Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a heartwarming journey toward redemption.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Adapted by Nia Vardalos from the book by Chery Strayed; co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Vardalos

Directed by: Curt Columbus

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dowling Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/tiny-beautiful-things/

Description:

Based on Cheryl Strayed’s journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” Reluctant to claim that she has all the answers, Sugar looks to her own past and draws on her life experiences to bring light, laughter, and humanity to others.

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South-Carolina

Elf The Musical

By: Thomas Meehan

Directed by: Mark Martino

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 07 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Price: $61

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

Description:

A modern day holiday classic, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Amazing music, big dance numbers, and a whole lot of Christmas spirit!

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Other Desert Cities

By: Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by: Chip Egan

Lean Ensemble Theater

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: live theater

Venue: HHPS Main Street Theatre

Price: $$15-$40

Reference Link: https://leanensemble.org

Description:

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history.

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The Lotus Paradox

By: Dorothy Fortenberry

Directed by: Jay Briggs

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/lotus-paradox/

Description:

Children’s novelist Nora Tennant is contemplating a fourth book of her seminal trilogy, The Lotus Paradox, despite the strain the series placed on her relationship with her kids. During a celebration of the series at their home, a young, obsessed superfan shows up unannounced.

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Texas

The Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Kim Tobin-Lehl

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $

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

Description:

This recent Broadway smash hit comedy is inspired by John D’Agata’s and Jim Fingal’s debate-style book of the same name, and brings to life the endless arguments of its original authors.

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High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest

By: Vichet Chum

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/high-school-play

Description:

It’s senior year in Carrollton, Texas, and Riverside High School’s competitive theatre troupe is climbing back to the top from last year’s unprecedented loss. Friends and rivals duke it out and find themselves in this uniquely Texan and thoroughly universal coming of age comedy.

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Dragons Love Tacos

By: Written by Ernie Nolan; Based on the book by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, and published by Penguin Group; Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

Directed by: Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 23 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Show/Performance

Venue: Rosewood Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $23-30

Reference Link: https://dct.org

Description:

Dragons Love Tacos bounds its way into DCT as the third show in our 2021-22 season. A boy and his dog throw the taco party to end all taco parties for a flock of dragons—but what fiery consequences await with the addition of spicy jalapeño pepper salsa? On sale Oct. 4.

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Mother of the Maid

By: Jane Anderson

Directed by: Rebecca Greene Udden

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 30 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $59-$35

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/mother-of-the-maid/

Description:

In this riveting new play, Jane Anderson reimagines Joan of Arc’s epic tale through the eyes of her mother, Isabelle, who follows the baffling yet awe-inspiring journey of her curious, extraordinary daughter and remains steadfast in her love and presence for her to the end.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963

By: based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis

Directed by: Daria Allen

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 23 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/the-watsons-go-to-birmingham-1963/

Description:

It’s 1963 and the Watsons, an African-American family, journey from Flint, Mich., to Birmingham, Ala., to take their troublesome son, Byron, to live with his grandmother—a trip that lands them in one of the darkest moments in America’s racial history.

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Dance Nation

By: Clare Barron

Directed by: Sophia Watt

Rec Room Arts

Houston

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Rec Room Arts

Price: $5-50

Reference Link: https://www.recroomarts.org/dance-nation

Description:

The young dancers in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

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Church and State

By: Jason Odell Williams

Directed by: Jenna Burnett

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jerry Russell Theatre

Price: $10-45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/season/church-state

Description:

Three days before his bid for re-election—in the wake of another school shooting—a U.S. Senator has a life-altering crisis of faith, triggering an off-the-cuff comment which sends the entire campaign into a tailspin.

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Muttcracker (SWEET!)

By: Melissa Vogt and Darren Peterson

Directed by: Melissa Vogt

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 17 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: TYA

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: http://vortexrep.org

Description:

Circus Chickendog’s annual holiday, family-friendly, circus extravaganza returns — featuring dogs and a talking macaw! All ages! Presented with Circus Chickendog.

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Tales of a Blerd Ballerina

By: Valoneecia Tolbert

Directed by: Florinda Bryant

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

A choreopoem of stories told with humor, dance, and music, Tales of a Blerd Ballerina centers the Black Nerd (Blerd) experience in a piece about cultural pride and yearning in a world that often limits Black identity.

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Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat

By: Adapted by the National Theatre of Great Britain from Dr. Seuss

Directed by: Nat Miller

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Kleberg at ZACH

Price: $12-$18+

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

Description:

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in ZACH Theatre’s production of the Dr. Seuss classic. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane!

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A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Dave Steakley from Charles Dickens

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Topfer at ZACH

Price: $28+

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

Description:

After a year and a half, Austin’s hottest holiday tradition is back with all-new music and surprises to ring in the season. ZACH’s singular adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story.

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Vermont

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By: Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

Directed by: Eric Love

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 08 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Northern Stage

Price: $29

Reference Link: https://northernstage.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S1Y00000T1feWUAR

Description:

The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter a land of talking animals and ferocious monsters.

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Virginia

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By: Joe Landry

Directed by: Chelsea Burke

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 03 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $36-$56

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

Description:

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble brings to life a few dozen characters as they tell the story of idealistic George Bailey.

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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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Beowulf

By: Julian Glover

Directed by: Gus Menary

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: In Person

Venue: The Center Theatre at Seattle Center

Price: $20-50

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/beowulf/

Description:

In the cold and icy days of long ago, monsters lurked in the dark. But when Beowulf’s mighty sword destroyed the creature Grendel, a legend was born. This adaptation reminds us of the power of the ancient and the importance of a good story well told.

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Murder for Two

By: Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian

Directed by: Corey McDaniel

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sat Feb 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater

Price: $25-$42

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/murder-for-two/

Description:

They put the laughter in manslaughter! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles — not to mention the piano — in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

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See How They Run

By: Philip King

Directed by: Karen Lund

Taproot Theatre Company

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: Taproot Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://taproottheatre.org

Description:

All Penelope wants is an evening out. But between a buzzed busy-body in the closet, a volley of vicars galloping across the lawn, and a Soviet spy on the loose, this night is racing toward insanity. Precocious and preposterous, this comedy is quintessentially English!

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Wisconsin

Dad’s Season Tickets

By: Matt Zembrowski

Directed by: Ryan Quinn

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/dads-season-tickets/

Description:

Direct from its sold-out engagement in Door County where it became the best-selling hit in Northern Sky Theater’s 28-year history comes this new musical comedy for football fanatics and the people who love them. Who will inherit Frank’s treasured season tickets at Lambeau Field?

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Toni Stone

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 04 - Sun Jan 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/toni-stone/

Description:

Declared the best new play of 2019 by the Wall Street Journal, this sensational theatrical event knocks it out of the park with a high intensity glimpse into the world of the first woman to go pro in baseball’s Negro Leagues.

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Piano Men

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/piano-men/

Description:

Piano Men will feature a unique set list from rock, pop, classical, Broadway and everything in between. Filled with hilarious stories, this world premiere event will leave you wanting to come back for more.

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Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

By: Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez

Directed by: Mark Clements

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Stiemke Studio

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/antonios-song-i-was-dreaming-of-a-son/

Description:

From the streets of Brooklyn to Russia’s ballet training studios, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the legacy of stereotypes of masculinity while discovering the beauty of becoming a father.

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