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March 2022

Here’s what you can see on U.S. stages this month.

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Alabama

Little Shop of Horrors

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

Directed by: Rick Dildine

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance — Musical

Venue: Octagon Stage

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Arizona

Nina Simone: Four Women

By: Christina Ham

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Arizona Theatre Company

Tucson and Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 26 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Musical

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

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/nina-simone-four-women/

Description:

A musical evening with the fiery genius, activist, and musician that is Nina Simone. She rocked the nation with “Four Women,” her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the 1963 bombing by the Ku Klux Klan at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

By: Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Based on Eric Carle’s Books

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 05 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: $Starting at $13

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/caterpillar

Description:

This critically acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle.

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Arkansas

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 01 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Price: Varies

Reference Link: https://therep.org

Description:

As the reigning queen bee of Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, Paulina has her sights on the 1986 Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of a new transfer student from America changes the game. This fearless comedy confronts our conceptions of self-esteem and beauty.

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Alexander Who Is Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move

By: Judith Viorst, with music by Shelly Markham

Directed by: Julie Gable

Tricycle Theatre for Youth

Bentonville

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sat Mar 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Tricycle Theatre

Description:

Alexander has just received some really bad news from his parents. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his mom and his dad and his bossy older brothers, Nick and Anthony, are going to have to move to a whole new city.

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California

Rapunzel Alone

By: Mike Kenny

Directed by: Debbie Devine

24th Street Theatre Company

Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $TBD

Description:

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

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Hank Williams: Lost Highway

By: Randal Myler and Mark Harelik

Directed by: Micheal Butler

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

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

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A Raisin in the Sun

By: Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by: L. Peter Callender

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

Hansberry wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, her first, at age 27. It was the first by a Black playwright to be produced on Broadway and to receive a Critic’s Circle award. We are proud to bring you this iconic American story, presented by a talented and professional cast.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nike Doukas

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 06 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/alls-well-that-ends-well/

Description:

What’s a woman to do with a runaway groom? Hatch a scheme, of course. Roping in a fantastic cast of fools, romantics, and cynics, the clever Helen pursues the crusty Bertram in a clash of wits and deception in Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy.

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Anna in the Tropics

By: Nilo Cruz

Directed by: Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

A Noise Within

Pasadena

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

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

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

Description:

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

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Fefu and Her Friends

By: María Irene Fornés

Directed by: Pam MacKinnon

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Strand Theater

Price: $25–60

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

Description:

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

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The Zip Code Plays, Season Three

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

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

Antaeus Theatre Company

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Play Series

Venue: Zipcodeplays.info or wherever you get your podcasts

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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Pass Over

By: Antionette Nwandu

Directed by: TBD

Capital Stage

Sacramento

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

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

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The Lehman Trilogy

By: Ben Power from Stefano Massini

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ahmanson Theatre

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

Description:

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

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By: Dwayne Hartford (adaptor) and Kate DiCamillo (book)

Directed by: Darryl B. Hovis

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: TYA Play

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $24-30

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

Based on the award-winning book about a very dapper china rabbit, who loves himself more than anything else. However, when he gets lost at sea, Edward finds he has a lot to learn, including a thorough lesson about the transformative power of love.

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Vietgone

By: Qui Nguyen

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

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

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Best Lesbian Erotica 1995

By: Miranda Rose Hall

Directed by: Kym Pappas

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Diversionary Theatre

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://www.diversionary.org/azul

Description:

In this triptych of love, lust, and domestic terrorism, a joyous romp through lesbian erotic fiction collides with one of the darkest hours in U.S. history. A thrilling new play from the author of The Hour of Great Mercy.

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Power of Sail

By: Paul Grellong

Directed by: Weyni Mengesha

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

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

Description:

Distinguished Harvard professor Charles Nichols (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Bryan Cranston) finds himself in hot water after inviting an incendiary white nationalist to speak at his annual symposium.

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Trayf

By: Lindsay Joelle

Directed by: Maggie Burrows

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

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

Description:

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

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Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: TBA

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Live in performance audio theatre recording

Venue: James Bridges Theater

Price: $65.00

Reference Link: https://latw.org

Description:

L.A. Theatre Works records Shakespeare’s delightful, gender-bending rom-com about looking for love in all the wrong places. Each of the four performances will be recorded in front of an audience for radio, CD, digital download, and online streaming.

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Bhangin’ It

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

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

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

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

Type of Event: World-Premiere Musical

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

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

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Hotter Than Egypt

By: Yussef El Guindi

Directed by: John Langs

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

Price: $25-$60

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

Description:

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

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Dot

By: Colman Domingo

Directed by: ShawnJ West

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

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

Description:

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

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The Homecoming

By: Harold Pinter

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 02 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org/

Description:

Often regarded as Nobel laureate Harold Pinter’s most enduring play, this masterwork of family warfare is set in an all-male household that relies on fantasy and one-upmanship for its very existence.

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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

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

Type of Event: play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

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

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Ann

By: Holland Taylor

Directed by: Benjamin Endsley Klein

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pasadena Playhouse

Price: $30+

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

Description:

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

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Emily Trask

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marion Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

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

Description:

All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most musical of masterpieces, inspiringly envisioned for today’s audiences, where foolish lovers and lovely fools seek freedom in the forest and discover lively romance and lasting redemption.

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Mother Road

By: Octavio Solis

Directed by: Robert Ramirez

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Severson Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

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

Description:

Octavio Solis’s visionary play, inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, picks up 90 years after Steinbeck’s masterpiece.

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The Great Khan

By: Michael Gene Sullivan

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: San Diego Repertory Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=658

Description:

Jayden, an African American teenager, saves a girl, Ant, from a sexual assault, which forces him and his mother to move to keep him safe from the boys who attacked her. Following the attack, Jayden and Ant are left trying to figure out how to define themselves.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

By: Roger Bean

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $40-60

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their bouffants! We laugh and learn about their lives and loves in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

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

Type of Event: Comedy/Drama

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $20-38

Reference Link: https://

Description:

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

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Passing Strange

By: Stew

Directed by: William Hodgson

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

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

Description:

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

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Fluff

By: Sigrid Gilmer

Directed by: TBA

Skylight Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Skylight Theatre

Price: $35-40

Reference Link: https://skylighttheatre.org/

Description:

An absurdist “disaster film” play about the dark carnival of our current political climate, the hell of other people, and killer pillows. Presented with Playwrights’ Arena.

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Paul Gordon

Directed by: Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Palo Alto

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 02 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Lucie Stern Theatre

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/sense-and-sensibility/

Description:

TheatreWorks presents the Regional Premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre). Based on the Jane Austen novel, this charming work follows two sisters after their father’s death and through romantic trials, events that test and affirm their bond.

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Colorado

The Liar

By: Adapted by David Ives from Pierre Corneille

Directed by: Geoffrey Kent

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

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

Description:

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

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Animal Farm

By: Adapted by Nelson Bond from George Orwell

Directed by: Jessica Robblee

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

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

Description:

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

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Stick Fly

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Jada Suzanne Dixon

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

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

Description:

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

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Kinky Boots

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

Directed by: Rod A. Lansberry

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre

Price: $53-77

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

Description:

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

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Refuge

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

Directed by: Dee Covington

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

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

Description:

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

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Refuge

By: Satya Jnani Chavez, Andrew Rosendorf & Marialuisa Burgos

Directed by: Dee Covington

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

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

Description:

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

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Rattlesnake Kate

By: Music and lyrics by Neyla Pekarek; Book by Karen Hartman

Directed by: Chris Coleman

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Wolf Theatre

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/rattlesnake-kate/

Description:

A new musical celebrating the true story of a Colorado woman the world wasn’t ready for.

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In the Upper Room

By: Beaufield Berry

Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Kilstrom Theatre

Price: TBD

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/in-the-upper-room/

Description:

A new play about family, secrets, and the power of the stories we grow up hearing.

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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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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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

Directed by: Sydney Parks Smith

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $17-$45

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

Description:

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

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Connecticut

Dream Hou$e

By: Eliana Pipes

Directed by: Laurie Woolery

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

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

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $55

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

Description:

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

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Christopher D. Betts

Yale Repertory Theatre

New Haven

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: University Theatre

Price: $10-65

Reference Link: https://yalerep.org

Description:

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

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District-of-Columbia

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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Catch Me If You Can

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

Directed by: Molly Smith

Arena Stage

Washington

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Fichandler Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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La llamada de Sylvia Mendez: Separate Is Never Equal

By: Cornelia Cody

Directed by: Elena Velasco

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

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

Type of Event: Children's theatre

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/sylvia-mendez

Description:

At age eight, Sylvia Méndez took a simple action that changed the world for thousands of Latinx students. This bilingual play explores her role in the 1946 Mendez v. Westminster decision, a landmark case focused on the desegregation of Mexican and Latinx students in California.

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United States of Amnesia: From Fugitive Slave Act to Zero Tolerance

By: José Torres-Tama

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 25 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/the-united-states-of-amnesia

Description:

With poetry, humor, and wit, this Ecuadoran-born artist who resides in St. Louis serves us a decolonized history lesson, chronicling the legislative decisions that have historically disenfranchised Black and Brown people.

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Private

By: Mona Prinot

Directed by: Knud Adams

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

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

Type of Event: In-person/live theater

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theatre

Price: $50 - 68

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

Description:

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

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District-Of-Columbia

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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People, Places & Things

By: Duncan Macmillan

Directed by: David Muse

Studio Theatre

Washington

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

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022-people-places-and-things

Description:

Emma is an actress with an addiction that’s trying to kill her. On a disorienting journey through rehab, she must decide if recovery—and the people, places, and things she’ll face—are worth fighting for. A stunning spectacle from Duncan Macmillan (Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing).

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District-of-Columbia

Nathan the Wise

By: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Directed by: Adam Immerwahr

Theater J

Washington, DC

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

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

Description:

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

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District-Of-Columbia

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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Hi, Are You Single?

By: Ryan J. Haddad

Directed by: Laura Savia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

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

Description:

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

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Florida

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 Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Vanessa Stalling

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

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

Description:

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

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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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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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The Legend of Georgia McBride

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Kate Alexander

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Mainstage Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

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

Description:

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

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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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Laughing Matters

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

Directed by: Richard Hopkins

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

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

Description:

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

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The Grandma That Eats Everything & Other Winning Plays

By: Winning Young Playwrights

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $5-10

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

Description:

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

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Me Before You

By: Janece Shaffer, with music by Kristian Bush and lyrics by Bush and Shaffer

Directed by: Bari Newport

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

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

Description:

With a book by Atlanta-based playwright Janece Shaffer, Me Before You is a world premiere featuring music by Grammy Award winner Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame. Join us for a new musical that explores how the politics of a nation can impact the politics of a marriage.

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The 39 Steps

By: Patrick Barlow

Directed by: Peter Amster

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/2021-2022-season/39-steps/

Description:

A Hitchcock masterpiece meets spy novel in this hilarious whodunit. Richard Hannay, trapped in a boring life, encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. Soon thereafter, she is murdered and Hannay finds himself entangled in a nationwide manhunt.

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The Invisible Hand

By: Ayad Akhtar

Directed by: Kristen Coury

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

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

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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A Clockwork Orange: A Play With Music

By: By Anthony Burgess, adapted from his novel

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 02 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Price: $19.50+

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org

Description:

Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange lures audiences into the glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. A Clockwork Orange remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.

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Sweet Charity

By: Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Directed by: Marcos Santana

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 19 - Wed Mar 09

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Price: $66+

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

Description:

This high-energy, dance-filled, Tony-nominated musical features unforgettable classics such as “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and “Big Spender,” and captures all the humor and heartbreak of life in the Big Apple.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

Directed by: Mark Martino

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Price: $66+

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

Description:

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

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When Monica Met Hillary

By: Winter Miller

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

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

Reference Link: www.miaminewdrama.org

Description:

World premiere play!

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Much Ado About Nothing

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jim Helsinger

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

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

Description:

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

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The Duration

By: Bruce Graham

Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Price: $59-94

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

Description:

Can two strong women with very different coping strategies on the journey from grief to release meet each other somewhere in the middle—out in the middle of nowhere?

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Mary Poppins

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

Directed by: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara and Charles Fornara

The Naples Players

Naples

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

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

Description:

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

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When We Were Young and Unafraid

By: Sarah Treem

Directed by: Hester Kamin

The Naples Players

Naples

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Tobye Studio

Price: $42

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

Description:

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

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Camelot

By: Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical.

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Camelot

By: Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table.

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Broadway and Back

By: Larry Alexander

Directed by: Larry Alexander

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Mon Mar 14 - Mon Mar 14

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

The story of how a boy from Tampa gets to New York and ends up in one the greatest musicals in Broadway history.

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Mack Is Back: The Music of Bobby Darin and More

By: Chaz Esposito

Directed by: Chaz Esposito

TheatreZone

Naples

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

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

There’s not much the talented Bobby Darin couldn’t do. Enjoy this special trip through his iconic career, with music spanning genres and generations.

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The Mersey Beatles

By: Various

Directed by: The Mersey Beatles

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 22 - Tue Mar 22

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

These fan favorite concerts include beautifully designed costumes, as well as replica guitars, amplifiers, and drums, creating an authentic look and sound of the Beatles.

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Broadway in Black

By: Nate Jacobs

Directed by: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

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

Description:

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

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Georgia

Bina’s Six Apples

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Eric Ting

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $15 - 65

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/binas-6-apples

Description:

Bina’s family grows the finest apples in Korea. But when war forces her to flee, Bina is alone with just six apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her find her family? Mesmerizing and heartwarming, this play shows Bina discovering that she’s not the only one on a quest for home.

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In My Granny’s Garden

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

Directed by: Rosemary Newcott

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Selig Family Black Box at Alliance Theatre

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

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

Description:

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

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

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

Type of Event: Musical

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

Description:

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

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Alabama Story

By: Kenneth Jones

Directed by: TBA

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Drama/Comedy

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $32-50

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

Political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty state librarian take the stage for a uniquely poetic love letter to reading. We all have more in common than we imagine. A drama based on true events.

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The Pretty Pants Bandit

By: Chase Peacock & Jessica De Maria

Directed by: James Donadio; musical direction by Alli Lingenfelter

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $39-65

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

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

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Southbound: True Life Tales from the ATL and Beyond

By: Various

Directed by: Megan Hayes, Brittani Minnieweather producers

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Performance virtual/live

Venue: Horizon Theatre Company, on location and virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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The Light

By: Loy Webb

Directed by: Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Horizon Theatre

Price: $25-40

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

Description:

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

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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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Raisin

By: Book by Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg; Music by Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Robert Brittan

Directed by: Kelly Foster-Warder

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Southwest Arts Center

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://truecolorstheatre.org/event/raisin/

Description:

The “American Dream” of home ownership and self-determination drives Lena and Walter Younger in different directions as each struggles with how to achieve it. Race, class, generational aspirations and family dynamics combine for an emotional climax in this still relevant work.

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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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See You

By: Lee Osorio + Gabrielle Fulton Ponder

Directed by: Lee Osorio + Gabrielle Fulton Ponder

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 01 - Mon Mar 07

Type of Event: Film

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.outofhandtheater.com/community-collaborations

Description:

Trapped inside a mysterious maze of mirrors, three kids find the following spell written in golden letters on the walls: “To escape this maze of mirrors, You must learn to see you clearer.” See You is a film about sex trafficking awareness and prevention.

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The Wolf at the End of the Block

By: Ike Holter

Directed by: Addae Moon

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

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

Description:

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

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Illinois

The Notebook

By: Adapted by Bekah Brunstetter from the novel by Nicholas Sparks, with music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson

Directed by: Michael Greif and Schele Williams

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 15 - Thu Mar 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Price: $49-$90

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

Description:

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer for NBC’s This Is Us, create a deeply moving portrait of the enduring power of love, based on the best-selling novel that inspired the one of the most romantic films of all time.

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The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen, in a new translation by Richard Nelson

Directed by: Shana Cooper

Court Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Court Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2021-2022-season/the-lady-from-the-sea-2/

Description:

When a sailor returns to fulfill their promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency.

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Emma

By: Adapted by Phil Timberlake from Jane Austen

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

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

Description:

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

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Beautiful Thing

By: Jonathan Harvey

Directed by: Mikael Burke

Raven Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: East Stage

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/beautiful-thing/

Description:

Two London boys struggle to carve out their own space in a constricting world. With the pressures of their divergent lives mounting, the boys find solace in each other. Nightly refuge evolves into something more, something transformative: something beautiful.

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1919

By: Eve L. Ewing, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks

Directed by: Gabrielle Randle-Bent & Tasia A. Jones

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2021-22/1919/

Description:

A bold, lyrical world premiere adaptation of Eve L. Ewing’s 1919, which tells the story of the killing of 17-year-old Eugene Williams in treacherous waters off the segregated 1919 Lake Michigan shoreline.

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King James

By: Rajiv Joseph

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

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

Description:

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

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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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Wife of a Salesman

By: Eleanor Burgess

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Writers Theatre - Gillian Theatre

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

Description:

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

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Indiana

The Reclamation of Madison Hemings

By: Charles Smith

Directed by: Ron OJ Parson

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

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

Type of Event: Play World Premier

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

Reference Link: https://

Description:

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

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Kentucky

When I Read My Daughter Rudyard Kipling

By: Adapted by Manik Choksi from Rudyard Kipling

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Finding Black Boy Joy

By: Lance G. Newman II

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Streaming Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Plague Doctor: Contagion 430 BCE–2020 AD

By: Robert Barry Fleming and Jenni Page-White

Directed by: Game design by Alex Bezuska

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Video Game

Venue: Virtual

Price: $5

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

Description:

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

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Unscripted

Directed by: curated by Erica Denise

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Conversation Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Still Ready: Originals

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

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Musical Celebration of Black Artistry

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Digital play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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Ali Summit

By: Idris Goodwin

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Play and virtual reality experience

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

By: Brian Quijada

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Play and virtual

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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

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

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Streaming Short Plays

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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The Yellow Wallpaper

By: Adapted from Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

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

Description:

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

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Okolona Habla (okolona speaks)

By: Marcos Morales

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Streaming Spoken Word Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Fix It, Black Girl

By: Hannah L. Drake

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Louisville Sessions

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

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Music Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Borrowed Wisdom With Robert Barry Fleming

By: featuring guests from many different disciplines

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

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

Description:

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

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Maryland

The Folks at Home

By: R. Eric Thomas

Directed by: Stevie Walker-Webb

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mainstage

Price: $20-40

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

Description:

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

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Mother Goose

By: Debbie Jacobson

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $12

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

Description:

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

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Massachusetts

Ocean Filibuster

By: Lisa D'Amour

Directed by: Katie Pearl

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/ocean-filibuster/

Description:

A world-premiere, genre-crashing music theatre experience created PearlDamour and featuring Jennifer Kidwell that fuses myth, song, video, stand-up, and science to explore the vast depths crucial to our daily survival.

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Everyday Life and Other Odds and Ends

By: Charlotte Meehan

Directed by: Tara Brooke Watkins

Arts Emerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jackie Liebergott Black Box

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/everyday-life-and-other-odds-and-ends/

Description:

The beauty and fragility of the human condition collide to tell a story of resilience, courage, and love. From the Boston-based theatre company Sleeping Weazel.

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

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

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

Type of Event: Concert Performance

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Once on This Island

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

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

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

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

Type of Event: Theatre - Musical

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Michigan

Asking Strangers the Meaning of Life

By: William Missouri Downs

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit

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

Type of Event: Theatrical Play

Venue: Detroit Repertory Theatre

Price: $20

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

Description:

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

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The Revolutionists

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Dee Dee Batteast

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $10-40

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

Description:

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

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Death of a Salesman

By: Arthur Miller

Directed by: Michael Lluberes

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Minnesota

Something Happened in Our Town

By: Cheryl L. West

Directed by: Timothy Douglas

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 27 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Production-Play

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

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

Description:

Friendships challenged, a world changed, and two young people struggling to make sense of it all. Follow friends and neighbors Josh and Emma as they navigate their way through an experience beyond their control and understanding.

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The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Joe Dowling

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

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

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

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

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Traces

By: Rachel Jendrzejewski

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Fri Mar 11

Type of Event: Experimental Theater

Venue: Playwrights' Center

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/lab

Description:

Made in collaboration with WaxFactory (New York), Traces is an immersive play inspired by French artist Sophie Calle, who often engages in controversial, “famously first-person” feats, such as impersonating fictional characters in real-life situations.

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Things With Friends

By: Kristoffer Diaz

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 18 - Fri Mar 18

Type of Event: Online Reading

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/lab

Description:

Manhattan. Burt and Adele are hosting a dinner party. Steak is on the stove. The George Washington Bridge has collapsed into the Hudson. Kristoffer Diaz has written a play about it. I’ve already said too much.

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New Play Reading Festival

Directed by: Robert Dorfman

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 23 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $15-38

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/new-play-reading-festival

Description:

Three new plays, hand-picked and not yet seen by the public, will be presented in onstage readings.

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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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Tuck Everlasting

By: Adapted by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/tuck-everlasting/

Description:

Accompany Winnie Foster and the immortal Tuck family on their unforgettable journey. This TYA version of the popular Broadway musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s classic novel graces our main stage with live music.

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Thunder Knocking on the Door

By: Keith Glover

Directed by: Marcela Lorca

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Twin Cities

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

Type of Event: Live, in person performance

Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall

Price: $0-$35

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

Description:

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

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Jelly’s Last Jam

By: George C. Wolfe

Directed by: Kelli Foster Warder

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $$35 and up

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

Description:

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

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Man of God

By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Katie Bradley

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mixed Blood Theatre

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/man-of-god

Description:

During a mission trip to Bangkok, four girls discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom. Their communal rage and disillusionment fuels increasingly violent revenge fantasies amidst the no-holds-barred, neon bubblegum sex tourism mecca of Bangkok.

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Missouri

The Royale

By: Marco Ramirez

Directed by: Steph Paul

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 08 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Copaken Stage

Price: $35-65

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

Description:

A knockout award-winning new play inspired by real world boxer Jack Johnson will come to life on our Copaken Stage before going on tour throughout the community.

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Pete the Cat

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

Directed by: Jeff Church

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14.00-$18.00

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

Description:

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

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Only One Day a Year

By: Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Directed by: Nedra Dixon

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $12-$15

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/only-one-day-year

Description:

The Coterie presents the world premiere of Only One Day a Year, commissioned by the Coterie and inspired by overlooked Kansas City history. This NEA award-winning play intertwines present day with the last segregated days of Fairyland amusement park in the early 1960s.

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Behind the Sheet

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Ron Himes

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company

University City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Catherine B. Berges Theatre

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://theblackrep.org

Description:

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

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Nia Vardalos and Cheryl Strayed

Directed by: Sidonie Garrett

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 09 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/tiny-beautiful-things/

Description:

A bright and beautiful narrative about growing, healing, finding courage and unexpected human connection.

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New-Jersey

The Hombres

By: Tony Meneses

Directed by: Annie Tippe

Two River Theater

Red Bank

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $25-70

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

Description:

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

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New-York

Buffalo Quickies

Directed by: Chris J Handley

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.alleyway.com/show/buffalo-quickies-31

Description:

Another year of brand-new short plays comes to Alleyway! This festival features premiere works from some of today’s best new playwrights both in Western New York and around the country.

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Berserker

By: Bruce Walsh

Directed by: Chris J Handley

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

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

Type of Event: Play

Price: $42

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

Description:

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

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How to Catch Creation

By: Christina Anderson

Directed by: Daniel J. Bryant

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

Griffin, Stokes, Riley, and Tami are four artists whose lives become entangled with each other as they experiment with new ways to express themselves. An encounter with the writings of a 1960s queer Black feminist challenges their understandings of justice, love, and loyalty.

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Somewhere Over the Border

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Rebecca Martinez

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

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

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Stage Kiss

By: Sarah Ruhl

Directed by: Fortunato Pezzimenti

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Buffalo

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Andrews Theatre

Price: $49

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

Description:

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

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Kitchen Theatre Company

Ithaca

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 417 West State Street

Price: $45 per regular ticket

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

Description:

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

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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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At the Wedding

By: Bryna Turner

Directed by: Jenna Worsham

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Theater, Off-Broadway

Venue: Claire Tow Theater

Price: $30

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

Description:

Playwright Bryna Turner’s new comedy follows the worlds loneliest (and wittiest) single woman, Carlo, as she crashes her ex-girlfriend’s wedding to a man. Profound and hilarious, At the Wedding is a timely story of loss, love, and redemption.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Ralph B. Pena

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Live Play

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $25 to 40

Reference Link: http://ma-yitheatre.org/shows/the-chinese-lady/

Description:

Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States, where she was put on display for a paying audience mesmerized and appalled by her bound feet. Winner of the 2020 Horton Foote Prize for playwriting.

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How I Learned to Drive

By: Paula Vogel

Directed by: Mark Brokaw

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

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

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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First Down

By: SEVAN

Directed by: Johanna Mckeon

Noor Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Description:

Montana native George Berri has become a national sports sensation, beloved hometown hero, and one of the NFL’s best players. But he’s about to create a perfect storm of personal, professional, and political conflict as he wrestles with the decision to come out as an Arab-Muslim during the Superbowl.

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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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Breadcrumbs

By: Jennifer Haley

Directed by: Scott Behrend

Road Less Traveled Productions

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 03 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Road Less Traveled Theater

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/breadcrumbs-2021

Description:

A brilliant, reclusive writer is diagnosed with dementia and must rely on an untrustworthy caretaker to tell her final story — an autobiography.

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A Case for the Existence of God

By: Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by: David Cromer

Signature Theatre

New York City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Confederates

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Kamilah Forbes

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2021-2022/Confederates.aspx

Description:

This New York premiere leaps through time in order to trace the identities of these two black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.

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Somewhere Over the Border

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Rebecca Martinez

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 23 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=116

Description:

World premiere. Inspired by the real-life journey of the author’s mother from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the musical embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American Dream.

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The Wetsuitman

By: by Freek Mariën (Belgium); translated by David McKay

Directed by: Samuel Buggeln

The Cherry Arts

Ithaca

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Cherry Artspace

Price: $25-35

Reference Link: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35407/production/1074057

Description:

The Wetsuitman begins as a Scandinavian crime thriller, and unpeels like an onion, switching between perspectives and genres to become a profound and interlayered meditation on identity, expectation, race, and migration.

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Suffs

By: Shaina Taub and Raja Feather Kelly

Directed by: Leigh Silverman

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 01 - Thu Mar 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/suffs/

Description:

A musical event one hundred years in the making, Suffs brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing battle for the right to vote: the American women’s suffrage movement. Exact Dates TBA.

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sandblasted

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Summer L. Williams

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Performance

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

Price: $

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

Description:

Angela and Odessa are on a sandy search for something that might not be real but they are determined to make a way out of no way. When they stumble upon ADAH—that’s right, the Celebrity-turned-Wellness-Maven Adah—they decide to follow her lead. A coproduction with WP Theater.

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sandblasted

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Summer L. Williams

WP Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Vineyard Theater

Price: $59.00

Reference Link: https://wptheater.org/show/sandblasted/

Description:

From the award-winning playwright of Behind the Sheet, sandblasted is a deeply stirring, funny, theatrically daring story of waiting and hoping, time and healing.

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The Pipeline Festival 2022

By: Various

Directed by: Various

WP Theater

New York

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

Type of Event: New Play Festival

Venue: WP Theater

Price: $25.00

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

Description:

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

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North-Carolina

Dragons Love Tacos

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://ctcharlotte.org

Description:

A humorous dragon tale with fiery consequences. (For ages 4 and up)

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One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://ctcharlotte.org

Description:

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

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Ohio

Rooted

By: Deborah Zoe Laufer

Directed by: Noah Himmelstein

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/rooted

Description:

People can be so weird. In this quirky world-premiere comedy, a reclusive amateur botanist unwittingly becomes a New Age YouTube messiah.

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Laura Gordon

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

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

Description:

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

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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: TBD

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/hamlet/

Description:

Hamlet, thy name is woman. Incest and intrigue, murder and madness, triumph and treachery all combine to paint one of the most complex and compelling portraits in all of English literature. Featuring Sara Clark in the titular role of Hamlet like you’ve never seen her before.

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Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) Spring Production

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 10 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Full Production

Venue: James Levin Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Teatro Público de Cleveland is a collective of Latino theatre artists and produces performances that preserve and promote the cultures of Cleveland Latinos for Spanish-speaking audiences and the broader public.

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How the Baby Died

By: Tori Keenan-Zelt

Directed by: Beth Wood

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

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

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

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

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Kill Move Paradise

By: James Ijames

Directed by: Nathan Henry

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

Reference Link: https://www.dobama.org/kill-move-paradise

Description:

Dobama Theatre presents the regional premiere of Kill Move Paradise. James Ijames’ award-winning play tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif, and Tiny, four Black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic purgatory in the afterlife. A biting, hilarious, hopeful requiem for Black lives.

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Your Negro Tour Guide / I Shall Not Be Moved

By: Kathy Y. Wilson and Isaiah Reaves

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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

Description:

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

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Karamu House

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Karamu House

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

Description:

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel, when a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news.

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Harpers Ferry 2019

By: Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Directed by: Tamara Winters

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: New Play - Dark Comedy

Venue: Know Theatre of Cincinnati and online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.knowtheatre.com/harpers-ferry-2019/

Description:

A love triangle of park rangers preps for the 160th anniversary of John Brown’s bloody raid on the national armory at Harpers Ferry. Tensions reach a breaking point between lovers/friends, and conflicting ideas of what justice or redemption mean. Will history repeat itself?

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Little Shop of Horrors

By: Alan Menken

Directed by: Thom Christopher Warren

Short North Stage

Columbus

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

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

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Oklahoma

Laughing Wild

By: Christopher Durang

Directed by: David Allen-Lawrence

American Theatre Company

Tulsa

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sat Mar 19

Type of Event: Comedy play

Venue: Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Doenges Theatre

Price: $24 - $32

Reference Link: https://AmericanTheatreCompany.org

Description:

Laughing Wild is by the legendary observer of human nature, Christopher Durang, and his absurdist nervous breakdown of a play is a provocative, inventive, and a very funny study of the perils of modern life in urban America.

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Oregon

Antigone at the Border

By: Marc Pinate

Directed by: Nelda Reyes

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Milagro

Price: $10, 20, 30

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/antigone-at-the-border/

Description:

A contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, set near the U.S.-Mexico border. This world premiere production centralizes themes of immigration and families affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

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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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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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Gem of the Ocean

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage

Portland

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

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Titus Andronicus

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Tina Packer and Brian Weaver

Portland Playhouse

Portland

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

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

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Rooms (Working Title)

By: Conceived by Jennifer Lin & Cynthia Shur Petts

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: installation

Venue: CoHo Theatre

Price: $25

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

Description:

A Company Innovation Project that invites individuals or small groups to move through a series of rooms filled with objects, light, sound, and text.

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Pennsylvania

Backing Track

By: R. Eric Thomas

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

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

Description:

In this new play by acclaimed satirist R. Eric Thomas, a change is in the air for a family after an unexpected loss. Mel, mother of Avery and Jessica, tries to reclaim her place in a gentrified neighborhood while her kids learn firsthand how to balance their own lives.

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Witch

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Amy Rene Byrne

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $7.00-$30.00

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

Description:

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

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Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Amy Kaissar

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 08 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Price: $43

Reference Link: https://www.brtstage.org/shows/a-comedy-of-tenors/

Description:

The “Concert of the Century” is just hours away, there’s a stadium filled with screaming fans, but the three tenors have other concerns. What ensues is a whirlwind of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and unabashed hilarity.

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Paradise Blue

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Kent Gash

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

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

Description:

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

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3 Billy Goats Gruff

By: Clark Nicholson

Directed by: Clark Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $10

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

Description:

Watch this not-so-scary bridge troll as he tries to file a police report against some very silly goats. This “crime drama” is performed in the style of the classic TV show Dragnet. Join Detective Saturday as he gathers the facts and solves the crime. Presented with Popcorn Hat Players.

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Orlando

By: Sarah Ruhl

Directed by: Francesca Amendolia

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $38

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

Description:

Adapted from the novel Virginia Woolf wrote for her lover Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a hilarious, tender, and joyful celebration of queer love, gender, and the complicated and beautiful journey we all must take to discover our true selves.

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A Man for All Seasons

By: Robert Bolt

Directed by: Peter DeLaurier

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Plays & Players Theatre

Price: $28+

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

Description:

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

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Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical

By: B. Jeffrey Madoff with Lloyd Price and music and lyrics by Price

Directed by: Directed by Sheldon Epps, with music direction by Shelton Becton and choreography by Edgar Godineaux

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 02 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Musical

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

Price: $45

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

Description:

The story of Lloyd “Mr. Personality” Price, one of the most resilient and influential entertainers of our time, has never been told onstage — until now. A world premiere musical featuring Price’s iconic hits including “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee,” and “Personality”.

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Jeffrey L. Page

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Price: $10+

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

Description:

For fifty years, the elite Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has fostered a tradition of Black excellence. Pharus Young is determined to make his mark, but when his commitment to the school’s ethics code is questioned, he must fight for the respect he’s earned.

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A Wrinkle in Time

By: Adapted by Brian Wongchaowart and Wayne Brinda from Madeleine L'Engle

Directed by: Sunny Disney Fitchett

Prime Stage Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Hazlett Theater

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://primestage.com/events/a-wrinkle-in-time/

Description:

Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastical journey that blends science fiction with family themes and spiritual growth has been re-imagined for our day. Join three youngsters as they experience a riveting adventure through space and time.

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Rhode-Island

Ironbound

By: Martyna Majok

Directed by: Rachel Walshe

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

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

Description:

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

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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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AntigonX

By: Shey Rivera Ríos

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

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

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Wilbury Theatre Group

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Gem of the Ocean

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Jude Sandy

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chace Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/gem-of-the-ocean/

Description:

Racked with secret guilt, a desperate Citizen Barlow seeks refuge at the home of ancient Aunt Ester. Renowned for soul cleansing, Ester sends Citizen on an epic journey to the City of Bones to find redemption and renewed purpose. Part of Wilson’s American Century Cycle of plays.

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South-Carolina

Mitchelville

By: Aurin Squire

Directed by: Christopher Windom

Lean Ensemble Theater

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 17 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: live theater

Venue: HHPS Main Street Theatre

Price: $$15-$40

Reference Link: https://leanensemble.org

Description:

When a young man tries to save his Gullah family home, he dives into the history of his family lineage, the Civil War, and the first town of Black freedmen in America. Mitchelville is a story about learning from the past, saving for the future, and keeping a tradition going.

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Native Gardens

By: Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Patrick Torres

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 11 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/native-gardens/

Description:

During backyard renovations of their home, Pablo and his wife Tania discover a discrepancy with their property line—which apparently cuts through the prized garden of their neighbors. What begins as a civil disagreement turns into an all-out border war of hilarious proportions.

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Tennessee

Blood at the Root

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Tracey Copeland Halter

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lab Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

A Black high school students sits under a tree seemingly reserved for whites. The next day, three nooses appear on the tree. Inspired by the true story of the Jena 6, this contemporary drama explores racial double standards and inequality in the criminal justice system.

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She Kills Monsters

By: Qui Nguyen

Directed by: Casey Sams

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Carousel Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

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

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Texas

Gloria

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: James Black

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

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

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen

Directed by: Adriana Baer

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 04 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/sense-and-sensibility

Description:

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

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Amerikin

By: Chisa Hutchinson

Directed by: James Black

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Neuhaus Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/amerikin

Description:

Jeff Browning, a new father desperate for community, casually follows his buddy’s advice and tries to join a white supremacist group — but the results of his ancestry test prove surprising.

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Dog Act

By: Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by: Andrew Ruthven

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $35-$59

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

Description:

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

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Pete the Cat

By: based on the books by Kimberly and James Dean

Directed by: Daria Allen

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

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

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

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

Description:

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

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Dragons Love Tacos

By: based on the book by Adam Rubin

Directed by: Jimmy Phillips

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 15 - Fri Mar 18

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $24 - $14

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/dragons-love-tacos/

Description:

Dragons love tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa… well, watch out! The silly, dragon-dancing journey about first impressions and trying new things is a recipe for laughs and fun!

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Witch

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Kara Lynn Vaeni

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jerry Russell Theatre

Price: $10-45

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

Description:

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

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Peckin the Crown

Directed by: Chris Fontanes

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat Mar 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

A standalone work within the Farm Road Coven universe, Bottle Alley Theatre’s ongoing storyline since 2017. The play focuses on Gwendolyn Rai, one of the last remaining members of a coven of witches and her particular blend of both experimental magic and hallucinogenic drugs. Presented with Bottle Alley Theatre Company .

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Whither Goest Thou America: Festival of New American Play Readings

By: Zander Pryor, Erin Malone Turner, Len Jenkin

Undermain Theatre

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 12 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Readings

Venue: Undermain Theatre

Price: $$15 - $30

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

Description:

Undermain presents its fourth series of readings of new American plays examining the American Landscape. Audiences will have the opportunity to return each week of the series to experience a new work examining the American experience and asking the question, “Where are we going?”

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The Odd Couple

By: Neil Simon

Directed by: Ashley Puckett Gonzales

WaterTower Theatre

Addison

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Terry Martin Main Stage

Price: $39

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

Description:

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

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

By: Kristoffer Diaz

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Toper at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

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

Description:

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is a dramatic comedy following the life of wrestler Macedonio Guerra. As a lifelong fan, he has followed wrestling only to become a “jobber,” one who is paid to lose to bigger-name stars in the ring.

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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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Vermont

Heisenberg

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Sarah Wansley

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Northern Stage

Price: $59

Reference Link: https://northernstage.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S1Y00000T17xDUAR

Description:

What starts with an electric encounter between two strangers grows, over six scenes, into a complex and life-changing relationship. Simon Stephens’s Heisenberg lays bare the beauty in the natural unpredictability of human connection.

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Virginia

The Cake

By: Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by: TBA

Mill Mountain Theatre

Roanoke

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Waldron Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://millmountain.org/production/the-cake-2/

Description:

When Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed—until she finds out that the intended is another bride. For the first time in her life, Della is forced to think for herself.

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Stonewallin’

By: Kari Barclay

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$35

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

Description:

The witches are up to something in the small-town South. When Marsha moves back to Virginia to reconnect with her family’s roots, she finds a barista with an astrology obsession, a Confederate monument gone missing, and the makings of a bisexual love story — if she wants it.

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The Servant of Two Masters

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 21 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Synetic Theater at Crystal City

Price: $20-60

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/the-servant-of-two-masters/

Description:

This adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece will be a madcap farce of mistaken identity and unparalleled physical comedy. Don’t miss this raucous closing to our 20th anniversary season!

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Washington

Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown

By: Tochi Onyebuchi

Directed by: Gin Hammond

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

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

Type of Event: Ply

Venue: Audio

Price: $20

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

Description:

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

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The Three Musketeers

By: Alexandre Dumas

Directed by: Lamar Legend

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

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

Type of Event: Audio play

Venue: Online

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Mrs. Caliban

By: Rachel Ingalls

Directed by: Kelly Kitchens

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Center Theatre at Seattle Center

Price: $20-50

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

Description:

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

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Endgame

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: Aaron Lamb

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

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

Type of Event: Classic Drama

Venue: The State Theater

Price: $20-$35

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

Description:

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

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Red Riding Hood

By: Allison Gregory

Directed by: Steven Dietz

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

In this SCT commission and world premiere, Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is preparing for the performance of his lifetime in the “true story” of Red Riding Hood when a delivery driver carrying a mysterious package interrupts his rehearsal.

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Seedfolks

By: Adapted from the book by Paul Fleischman

Directed by: Leah Adcock-Starr

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 01 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Seattle Children's Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

Based on a popular book, the play is set in an abandoned lot in inner-city Cleveland where 9-year-old Kim plants a few lima beans from which astonishing social reform grows. A chain reaction of responses to the fledgling garden in this immigrant neighborhood brings unexpected results.

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The Best Summer Ever!

By: Kevin Kling

Directed by: Steven Dietz

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Seattle Children's Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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The Spitfire Grill

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

Directed by: Scott Nolte

Taproot Theatre Company

Seattle

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Taproot Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://taproottheatre.org

Description:

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

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Wisconsin

The Mytilenean Debate

By: Quan Barry

Directed by: Mark H

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Overture Center for the Arts

Price: $34-$49

Reference Link: https://forwardtheater.com/show/the-mytilenean-debate

Description:

Forward Theater’s writer in residence, Quan Barry, writes a play that raises questions about legacy and the responsibilities inherent in bringing a Black child into a complicated world.

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As You Like it

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Daryl Cloran

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 15 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/as-you-like-it/

Description:

Its 1960s British Columbia and love is in the air as a handful of cross-dressing lovers lead to mistaken identities, hilarious mishaps, and loads of laughs. Interwoven into Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, the production features over 20 Beatles songs.

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

By: David Grapes and Todd Olson

Directed by: Kelley Faulkner

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

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

Description:

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

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New Age

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Jade King Carroll

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Stiemke Studio

Price: $20+

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

Description:

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

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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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Actually

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Mary MacDonald Kerr

Renaissance Theaterworks

Milwaukee

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 255 S Water Street

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

Description:

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

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