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Heather Velazquez and Andhy Mendez in "Celia and Fidel," at Arena Stage in 2020. (Photo by Margot Schulman)

November 2021

Lots to be thankful for this theatre season.

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Alabama

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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

Directed by: Shelley Butler

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance — Musical

Venue: Festival Stage

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Alaska

Ripcord

By: David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by: Teresa K. Pond

Cyrano's Theatre Company

Anchorage

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Cyrano's Theatre

Price: $25

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

Description:

A hilarious comedy about two elderly women thrown together by a wicked sense of humor—Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple!

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Arizona

My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend

By: Christian Duhamel

Directed by: Sean Daniels

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/my-80-year-old-boyfriend/

Description:

A delightful, award-winning musical about what happens when we throw aside our fears and cross generational barriers.  Based on the true story of Broadway performer Charissa Bertels, this one-woman show is about an unlikely pair discovering more about themselves and each other.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

By: Adapted by Robert Penola, based on animated television special; Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 07 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: $Starting at $13

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

Description:

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. A perfect way to celebrate the season! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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Arkansas

Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Nia Vardalos — Based on the novel by Cheryl Strayed

Directed by: Kim McKean

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion, and hope. At first unsure, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers.

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Marie and Rosetta

By: George Brandt

Directed by: Stephen H. Broadnax, III

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

Born in Cotton Plant, Ark., Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend, bringing fierce guitar and swing to gospel music—and blazing a path for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with Marie Knight.

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California

Vincent

By: Leonard Nimoy

Directed by: Jared Sakren

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Price: $35.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

The story of the quintessential madman- genius Vincent Van Gogh, told through his own words and over 100 projected images. Performed by international actor Jean-Michel Richaud, who worked on this play with author Leonard Nimoy.

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Scrooge in Love

By: Duane Poole, Larry Grossman and Kellen Blair

Directed by: Jared Sakren

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

Scrooge is visited, yet again, by the ghosts of past, present, and future—this time not to scare him into generosity—but instead to entice him out of loneliness and into love. Both side-splitting and hopelessly romantic, Scrooge in Love is the perfect holiday show for the whole family.

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Seven Guitars

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Oct 17 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/seven-guitars/

Description:

In 1948 Pittsburgh, friends mourn a guitarist and his dream of stardom. This heartrending blues opera combines elegy, humor, and grit as Wilson’s Pulitzer-nominated play continues the saga that captures the spirit and heritage of Black Americans in the 20th century.

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Br’er Peach

By: Andrew Saito

Directed by: Desdemona Chiang

AlterTheater Ensemble

San Rafael

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: audio play

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://www.altertheater.org/peach

Description:

Thanks to a magic giant peach, an elderly Black couple in Georgia give birth to a Japanese boy, beginning an adventure where spirited animals join the fight against the true ogres of corporate greed, racism, and gentrification in Georgia. A new tale from old storytelling traditions. Produced in collaboration with the Parsnip Ship, in association with Business Lunch Productions.

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Snag

By: Tara Moses

Directed by: Jeanette Harrison

AlterTheater Ensemble

San Rafael

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play/multimedia

Venue: Online

Price: Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://www.altertheater.org/snag

Description:

The world’s first Native American romantic comedy….we think! A young man tries to save his parents’s marriage by reminding them why they fell in love.

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Altar No. 1–Aten

By: Daniel Alexandar Jones & Friends

CalArts Center for New Performance

Valencia

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Wed Dec 08

Type of Event: Digital Platform

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://aten.life

Description:

Altar No. 1Aten uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. Anchored in the ever-expanding digital portal, the work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey.

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Altar No. 1 – Aten

Directed by: Daniel Alexander Jones and Nicolas Savignano

CalArts Center for New Performance

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Wed Nov 24

Type of Event: Music, Performance

Venue: https://aten.life/

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://https://centerfornewperformance.org/projects/altared-states/

Description:

Altar No. 1 – Aten weekly unfolds a new album by Daniel Alexander Jones and Josh Quat; 15 connected music videos exploring stories of the planets, our moon, and aspects of our sun; a series of probing podcast conversations; and invitations for visitors to engage on- and offline.

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Admissions

By: Joshua Harmon

Directed by: Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/admissions/

Description:

Sherri Rosen-Mason is fighting to diversify her New England prep school student body. She and her husband, the school’s headmaster, have largely succeeded, but when their son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Jack Thorne from Charles Dickens

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 30 - Sat Jan 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ahmanson Theatre

Price: $40-150

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/a-christmas-carol/

Description:

A holiday masterpiece for all ages, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda). A Christmas Carol opened on Broadway following runs at The Old Vic in London.

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Striking 12

By: Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda, and Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by: Kari Hayter

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/striking12/

Description:

A unique hybrid of musical theatre and a live concert, Striking 12 tells the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone when an incandescent figure arrives at the door with the promise to chase away the winter doldrums.

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Striking 12

By: Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda, Rachel Sheinkin

Directed by: Kari Hayter

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Thu Dec 23

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $39-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/striking12/?referrer=34404

Description:

This festive musical-concert hybrid inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl will wrap up Chance Theater’s 23rd anniversary season.

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Native Gardens

By: Karen Zacarias

Directed by: Melinda Marks

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

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

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Venice Storytellers

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Cornerstone Theater Company

Venice

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Reading

Venue: Cornerstone Theater Company

Price: Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Over two Saturdays this fall, Venice community members will collaborate with professional artists to create three original short plays that will be read live onstage by a cast of dozens of Venice residents in a forum for the community to gather, share, and listen.

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Azul

By: C.Quintana

Directed by: Maria Patrice Amon

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: West Coast Premiere Play

Venue: Diversionary Theatre

Price: $15-50

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

Description:

Memories of Yadra’s childhood in Castro’s Cuba come flooding back as Alzheimer’s sets in, inspiring her daughter Zelia to connect with her heritage. With her wife by her side, Zelia sets out on a journey to excavate family secrets.

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Paradise Blue

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Stori Ayers

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 09 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

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

Description:

In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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to the yellow house

By: Kimber Lee

Directed by: Neel Keller

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 16 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: World-Premiere Play

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

Kimber’s Lee’s riveting piece explores an artist on the cusp of finding his brilliance – a meditation on love, art and not being popular.

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Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley

By: Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Directed by: Meredith McDonough

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

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

Description:

Penned by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, the final installment of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy follows Mr. Darcy’s younger sister, Georgiana—an accomplished pianist—and the youngest Bennet sister, Kitty.

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Interlude

By: Harrison David Rivers

Directed by: ShawnJ West

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

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

Description:

Jesse’s life looks nothing like it used to. Forced by a pandemic to return to his childhood home with his conservative parents, he finds himself standing still for the first time in this gripping reflection of a gay Black man’s experience during the transformative events of 2020.

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Plot Points in Our Sexual Development

By: Miranda Rose Hall

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Walker Theatre

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/21-22-Season/Plot-Points-in-Our-Sexual-Development

Description:

Sex is complicated. Especially if you’ve got a history. When their relationship hits a breaking point, Theo and Cecily look back at their awkward-messy-tender- wonderful-heartbreaking pasts to understand the meaning of true intimacy.

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Ben Butler

By: Richard Strand

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

Inspired by real-life characters who were involved in a critical event in history during the Civil War. General Benjamin Butler has just taken over Fort Monroe and is immediately faced with an impossible moral dilemma—follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move.

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Head Over Heels

By: Adapted by James Magruder from Jeffy Whitty, with music by the Go-Go's

Directed by: Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 09 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Musical

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https:///www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/head-over-heels/

Description:

The music of the Go-Go’s fuels this non-stop, dance-filled joyride through magic, merriment, and mischief. From the first notes of “We Got the Beat” to the final rapturous curtain call, you’ll be whisked away to a world of exuberance and wit. It’s a party. And you’re invited.

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The Secret Garden

By: Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon

Directed by: Roger DeLaurier

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Thu Dec 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Marion Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

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

Description:

Orphaned by an epidemic, Mary Lennox is sent from British colonial India to a home she has never known in Yorkshire, England. There she finds a mysterious house and a family shrouded in secrets. As curiosity overcomes sadness, Mary finds the key to unlock healing and hope.

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She the People

By: The Second City

Directed by: Carly Heffernan

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: San Diego Repertory Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=656

Description:

This high-octane show is entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of world-famous comedy mecca the Second City.

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A Christmas Story

By: Philip Grecian

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $20-$38

Description:

Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Bring the whole family to A Christmas Story for a heartwarming, funny, nostalgic holiday treat!

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An Evening of Balinese Wayang with Larry Reed and Gamelan Gender Wayang

Directed by: Larry Reed

ShadowLight Productions

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 16 - Fri Nov 19

Type of Event: Live shadow theatre performance

Venue: Noe Valley Town Square in San Francisco, The Parade Grounds at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, The Corin Courtyard at the Momdavi Center, UC Davis campus

Price: $0-20

Reference Link: https://www.shadowlight.org/upcoming-events

Description:

Join us for 3 outdoor performances of Wayang Bali this fall
10/16/21, 7pm at Noe Valley Town Square – FREE! SF, CA
10/23/21, 7pm at SF International Arts Festival. Ticketed through festival. SF, CA
11/19/21, 7pm at Corin Courtyard, Mondavi Center, UC Davis campus- Davis, CA

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A Hit Dog Will Holler

By: Inda Craig-Galván

Directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera

Skylight Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Skylight Theatre

Price: $35 - 40

Reference Link: https://skylighttheatre.org/

Description:

A social media influencer and a boots-on-the-ground activist form a complex bond of friendship to help each other survive as American racism manifests as a physical form. Developed in workshop with the Humanitas Prize. Produced in association with Playwrights’ Arena.

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Colorado

Sylvia

By: A.R. Gurney

Directed by: Lynne Collins

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/sylvia

Description:

The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned upside down when Greg brings a girl home: Sylvia, a labradoodle he finds in Central Park. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife in this modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

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Elf: The Musical

By: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Directed by: Gavin Mayer

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Thu Dec 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre

Price: $53-77

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/elf-the-musical

Description:

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. As Buddy helps New York City rediscover its Christmas cheer, this family favorite helps us all find the joy in the season.

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American Son

By: Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by: Jada Suzanne Dixon

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sat Dec 11

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/american-son/

Description:

“Where is my son!?” In the middle of the night, a mother frantically paces a police station, desperately trying to pry information about her missing son from evasive detectives. As tensions escalate and the story unwinds, the chasm between Jamal’s interracial parents widens.

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American Son

By: Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by: Jada Susanne Dixon

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sat Dec 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/american-son/

Description:

“Where is my son!?!?” In the middle of the night, a mother frantically paces a police station, desperately trying to pry information about her missing son from evasive detectives. As tensions escalate and the story unwinds, the chasm between Jamal’s interracial parents widens.

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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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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Melissa Rain Anderson

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Musical, Family Friendly

Venue: The Wolf Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/a-christmas-carol/

Description:

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.

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Fall Local Lab – A Festival of New American Plays

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 14 - Tue Nov 16

Type of Event: Virtual presentation of new work

Price: $$11-18

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

Description:

Local Theater Company discovers and develops new plays through Local Lab, a three-day festival featuring cutting-edge work. Be at the forefront of new American plays and participate in conversations with the artists who create them, all from the comfort of your home.

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Murder on the Orient Express

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Bruce K. Freestone

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $10-32

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/agatha-christies-murder-on-the-orient-express/

Description:

It’s 1934. Snow is falling. What starts as a luxurious journey becomes the scene of a murder in the blink of an eye. Murder on the Orient Express is Ken Ludwig’s clever and quick-witted adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous mystery that will keep you asking, “Whodunit?”

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Every Brilliant Thing

By: Duncan Macmillan

Directed by: Marisa Hébert

Theatreworks Colorado

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ent Center for the Arts

Price: $32.00

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

Description:

Ice cream. Water fights. Dreams of flying. Over a lifetime, our hero makes a list to cheer up their mother, only to discover this key to life: Joy can spring from the littlest things.

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Delaware

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

By: Adapted by Michael Gotch from Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by: Michael Gotch

Resident Ensemble Players

Newark

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Audio Production

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.rep.udel.edu/presentations/the-murders-in-the-rue-morgue

Description:

Newly adapted from Poe’s classic thriller, the terrifying murders of a mother and daughter have shocked the city of Paris. Police are baffled with strangely contradicting witness reports and no suspect. Full of horror and all things grim — the perfect Halloween treat!

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District-of-Columbia

Celia and Fidel

By: Eduardo Machado

Directed by: Molly Smith

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kogod Cradle

Price: $

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

Description:

Arena’s seventh Power Play imagines a conversation between Cuba’s most influential female revolutionary and its most notorious political leader in a contest between morality and power.

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August Wilson’s Seven Guitars

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Tazewell Thompson

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Fichandler Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

Infused with deep and soaring blues rhythms, this heartfelt classic follows the cycle of life, love, pain, suffering, and joy of seven lives that are reconnected following an untimely death. This is the second half of Arena Stage Giants Festival featuring August Wilson.

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XVII Fuego Flamenco Festival: Salvador

By: Flamenco Aparicio Dance Co.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Dance

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $35-55

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/xvii-fuego-flamenco-festival

Description:

Washington’s own Edwin Aparicio restages his autobiographical piece that is “powerful… brilliantly staged and performed” (DC Metro Theater Arts), with new featured choreography by award-winning Spanish Flamenco dancer Sara Jiménez.

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XVII Fuego Flamenco Festival: De paso

By: Sara Pérez Dance Co.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Dance

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $35-55

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/xvii-fuego-flamenco-festival

Description:

De Paso is about the road we take on our journey through life; the points of encounter where different temperaments and feelings interrelate. Presented in collaboration with Fundación Conservatorio Casa Patas of Madrid, Spain.

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Birds of North America

By: Anna Moench

Directed by: Serge Seiden

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington DC

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center

Price: $50-60

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/birds-of-na

Description:

Caitlyn and her father John watch birds in their suburban Maryland backyard. Over the course of a decade in their relationship, this “tale of strained, aching affection” (The Denver Post) examines the ways global changes work their way into our daily lives.

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Birds of North America

By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Serge Seiden

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: In-person play

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theatre

Price: $50-68

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/birds-of-na

Description:

The increasingly visible impact of climate change serves as the urgent backdrop for this loving examination of a mixed-race family with differing beliefs. A father and daughter grapple with truly seeing and hearing the people they care about most: each other.

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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom

Directed by: Jenna Place

Theater J

Washington, DC

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 10 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/tuesdays-with-morrie-21-22/

Description:

Based on the best-selling memoir, Tuesdays With Morrie is the powerful and moving story of Mitch Albom, a hard-driving sportswriter, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor.

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A Strange Loop

By: Michael R. Jackson

Directed by: Stephen Brackett

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $32

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

Description:

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

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District-Of-Columbia

Seven methods of killing kylie jenner

By: Jasmine Lee-Jones

Directed by: Milli Bhatia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

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

Description:

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

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Florida

The Odd Couple

By: Neil Simon

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Raymond James Theatre

Price: $32-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org/

Description:

This classic comedy by Neil Simon explores the relationship between two men who, despite their many differences, decide to room together. Now clean freak Felix and carefree Oscar must find a way to live together. What follows is the hilarious antics of The Odd Couple.

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Hair

By: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermot

Directed by: Josh Rhodes

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sat Jan 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Mertz Theatre

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

Description:

This joyous rebellion proudly reclaims love as the heart of what it means to be American. Packed with music that is beautiful, irreverent, and deeply evocative, the quirky, all-inclusive vibe doesn’t shy away from poignant social commentary.

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Wake Up Brother Bear

By: Written by Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer

Directed by: Rebeca Lake

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Theatre for the Very Young Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $12.00-17.00

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

Description:

Join Brother and Sister Bear as they experience a full year of glorious seasons. Children are invited to participate in the action with a bag of props that help create magical moments. This interactive live show is performed with the youngest of audience members in mind.

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

By: Alan Janes

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Mainstage Musical

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

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

Description:

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

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The Wanderers

By: Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

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

Description:

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

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Friends in Low Places

By: Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $36+

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

Description:

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

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Deck the Halls

By: Caroline Saldivar and Sarah Durham

Directed by: Caroline Saldivar

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Bowne's Lab

Price: $5-10

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/deck-halls-0

Description:

A brand-new rendition of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. With all-new songs and sketches, audiences should get ready to celebrate the holidays, Florida style: palm trees with decorations, swimming in the sea, sand snowmen, and more.

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The Price

By: Arthur Miller

Directed by: Bari Newport, from the vision of Joseph Adler

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

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

Description:

One son abandoned his dreams to support his father. The other didn’t. Thirty years later, they reunite to sell their late father’s belongings and are forced to examine their decisions — and the price they had to pay. The final play directed by Joseph Adler before his passing.

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Radio Golf

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Marshall Jones III

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 13 - Mon Dec 06

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

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

Description:

Harmond Wilks, an ambitious real estate developer, is determined to save his blighted childhood neighborhood and become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. But revitalizing his neighborhood comes with a cost that puts the neighborhood’s history in jeopardy.

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

By: Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50 - $109.50

Reference Link: https://https://www.jobsitetheater.org/dr-jekyll-mr-hyde/

Description:

On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend.

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Shockheaded Peter

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

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 23 - Sat Dec 04

Type of Event: Musical Entertainment

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $20 - $39.50+

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

Description:

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

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

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

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

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

Description:

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

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Shonn McCloud

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/intimate-apparel/

Description:

A story about desire and common sense, resilience and fragility, and above all, the unlikely triumph of the human spirit.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

By: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak

Directed by: Bryce Alexander

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 24 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/a-gentlemans-guide-to-love-and-murder/

Description:

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, the show follows Monty Navarro, the heir to a long-lost family fortune…if only he wasn’t eighth in line. The scene-stealing role of Monty stars one actor who also plays all eight roles of the doomed relatives who meet their ends in comedic conditions.

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At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen

By: Terry Guest

Directed by: Damian Lockhart

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

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

Description:

In rural Georgia, drag star Courtney Berringers (given name: Anthony Knighton) would like to welcome you to her wake. But make no mistake, this isn’t your grandma’s funeral. There will be no black frocks, no perfumed flowers, and definitely no crying. Tonight is a celebration.

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Eubie!

By: Julianne Boyd

Directed by: Jim Weaver, based on Julianne Boyd's original direction

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHMLXEA5

Description:

Opening WBTT’s 2021-2022 theatre season is Eubie!, a toe-tapping revue of songs by Eubie Blake, legendary composer, ragtime pianist, and “father of Black Broadway.” The show stormed Broadway in the 1970s and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

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Georgia

A Christmas Carol

By: By Charles Dickens; Adapted by David H. Bell

Directed by: Leora Morris

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 85

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/a-christmas-carol

Description:

The Alliance’s beloved production A Christmas Carol will return this year with an exciting new adaption, including a completely reimagined set design and stunning new costumes. Audiences will be transported to the streets of London to revisit the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Christmas Canteen

By: Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Thu Dec 23

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Grand Stage Theatre of Lawrenceville Arts Center

Description:

For the first time on the 500-seat Grand Stage Theatre of the Lawrenceville Arts Center: Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition. This stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs, comic sketches, and trips down memory lane!

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

By: Fats Waller, Richard Maltby, Jr., & Murray Horowitz

Directed by: S. Renee Clark

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $39-65

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

A sassy, sultry musical celebration of jazz great Fats Waller. Journey through the legend’s career with unforgettable hits like “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “Black and Blue,” and “This Joint is Jumping!”

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New Georgia Woman Project: Black Women Speak

By: Candrice Jones, AriDy Nox, A'ndrea Wilson, and Shay Youngblood

Directed by: Produced by Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Horizon Theatre, Alpharetta Arts Center and online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.horizontheatre.com/black-women-speak/

Description:

Sampler of works in development of four writers from Horizon’s Black Women Speak cohort of nine Black female writers. The BWS cohort is interviewing 150+ Black women of Georgia through online Coffee Chats and writing plays based on the themes and stories that are shared.

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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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Marie and Rosetta

By: George Brant

Directed by: Andrea Frye

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 30 - Thu Dec 30

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Southwest Arts Center

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://truecolorstheatre.org/event/marie-and-rosetta/

Description:

Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s journey with young gospel singer Marie Knight, whom she recruited away from Mahalia Jackson. Despite Jim Crow laws standing in their way, Marie and Rosetta broke new ground with their music and their relationship.

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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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Say Their Names

By: Marcie Rendon

Directed by: Marlon Andrew Burnley

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 14 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Out of Hand Theater

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.outofhandtheater.com/tickets

Description:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women human rights crisis disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States, notably those in Native American communities. Marcie Rendon’s Say Their Names sheds light on this issue.

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Calming the Man

By: Anthony Lamarr White

Directed by: Brenda Porter

The Essential Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Theatre Production

Venue: West End Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

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

Description:

The world premiere of a powerful drama about an African American family, with two sons trying to escape from the pain and bitterness that have ruled their father’s life. Co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, a prize dedicated to Georgia writers.

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Raising the Dead

By: Erin Considine

Directed by: Ellen McQueen

The Essential Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Fri Nov 19

Type of Event: Theatre Production

Venue: West End Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

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

Description:

Two women of a certain age try to find a way to make contact and escape the painful invisibility of their lives. A finalist for the O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference, and co-winner of the Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, a prize dedicated to Georgia writers.

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By: Ken Ludwig

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

Reference Link: https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/baskerville/

Description:

Is there any truth to the legend of a supernatural hound? This sounds like a case for the world’s most famous detective! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy mystery that takes us from Baker Street to the haunted Dartmoor.

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Idaho

I and You

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Kittson O'Neill

Boise Contemporary Theater

Boise

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boise Contemporary Theater

Price: $$10-38

Reference Link: https://bctheater.org

Description:

I and You brings together two very different young people who, as they work through a homework assignment of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, let down their guards and share their secrets. The play is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

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Illinois

The Joy of Life

Directed by: Black Ensemble Theater Founder, Executive Director and CEO Jackie Taylor

Black Ensemble Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Concert Cabaret

Venue: Black Ensemble Theater

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://blackensembletheater.org/

Description:

The Joy of Life is part of Black Ensemble’s Concert Cabaret Series—a fun, uplifting, inspiring, and soothing series featuring inspirational spoken word, comedic vignettes, and great music. The Joy of Life is directed by Jackie Taylor and stars Rhonda Preston and Cynthia Carter.

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare, with conception by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Directed by: by Daryl Cloran

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Courtyard Theater

Price: $49-$90

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

Description:

Find yourself transported to the 1960s, when all you need is love. This high-spirited, music-filled adaptation infuses Shakespeare’s romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles, making for an exuberant — and musical — celebration of love.

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Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

By: Clark Young and Derek Goldman

Directed by: Derek Goldman

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 03 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Price: $43-$75

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

Description:

Starring Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn. Known for star turns in Good Night, and Good Luck, Nomadland, Lincoln, and more, Strathairn gives a tour‑de‑force performance as World War II hero Jan Karski in a timely story of moral courage.

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Othello

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Charles Newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent

Court Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play and on-demand

Venue: Court Theatre

Price: $46-$76

Reference Link: https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2021-2022-season/othello/

Description:

Othello — the noble general, husband, scholar, and traveler — fights for his life, right to love, and position in society. When his closest confidant objects to his actions, their brotherhood is shattered, provoking a series of tragic events. Featuring Kelvin Roston, Jr. as Othello.

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The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story

By: Joseph Zettelmaier

Directed by: Hayley Rice

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=the-jigsaw-bride-a-frankenstein-story

Description:

100 years after the death of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist makes a startling discovery that takes us from the Swiss Alps to Vystario’s Menagerie of the Macabre and deep into the very soul of humanity. This electrifying tale continues the legend based on Mary Shelley’s work.

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Her Honor Jane Byrne

By: J. Nicole Brooks

Directed by: J. Nicole Brooks

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lookingglass Theatre Company

Price: $45-65

Reference Link: https://lookingglasstheatre.org/event/her-honor-jane-byrne-2021/

Description:

Chicago is “The City That Works”—but does it work for everybody? The city’s first woman mayor is about to find out in this smoldering new take on Her Honor Jane Byrne.

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Mr. Dickens’ Hat

By: Michael Hollinger

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

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

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

Description:

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

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The Last Pair of Earlies

By: Joshua Allen

Directed by: Tyla Abercrumbie

Raven Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: East Stage

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/the-last-pair-of-earlies/

Description:

In 1939 Chicago, Della Rose Early daydreams at her window while her husband, Wayland, disappears for days on end to sell his handmade leather shoes. But as he pursues his dreams, Della dreams of the life she left behind and the life she always wanted…and still wants.

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Bug

By: Tracy Letts

Directed by: David Cromer

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

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

Description:

In a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts’s mind-bending cult classic — a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy — roars back to Steppenwolf.

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Indiana

A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Tom Haas from Charles Dickens

Directed by: James Still

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 23 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

Now more than ever, we need to gather together to celebrate the joy of the season. A Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption.

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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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Dracula: A Radio Play

By: based on the novel by Bram Stoker

Directed by: originally adapted for radio by Orson Welles & John Houseman; new adaptation by Hannah Rae Montgomery & Jenni Page-White; executive producer Dan Gediman; sound design by Sue Zizza

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Radio Play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2021-2022/dracula-a-radio-play/

Description:

Join the hunt for the world’s most infamous vampire! Inspired by master of suspense Orson Welles’s innovative broadcast, this electrifying audio experience comes to life with the talents of Actors Theatre’s creative team, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals.

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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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A Christmas Carol: Radio Play

By: based on the novella by Charles Dickens

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming; adapted by Amy Wegener; executive producer Dan Gediman; sound design by Sue Zizza

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 16 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Radio Play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

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

Description:

The audio adaptation of Charles Dickens’s tale, created in collaboration with expert radio producers and sound designers, returns this winter.

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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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Collective Care: Finding Freedom and Joy Through Movement and the Arts

By: led by Tara Rynders

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Thu Nov 04

Type of Event: Workshop presentation

Venue: Virtual

Price: $

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

Description:

This presentation will be curated from a workshop led by nurse, dancer, and creative caregiver Tara Rynders, founder of the Clinic. Actors Theatre of Louisville is partnering with Rynders and the Kentucky Nurses Association to support our nursing community with this work.

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Louisiana

Tell It to Me Sweet

By: Brittany N. Williams

Directed by: Torey Hayward

The NOLA Project

New Orleans

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Orleans Museum of Art's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://www.nolaproject.com/tell-it-to-me-sweet

Description:

Wander through tales from spooky to strange in this brand-new look at some very old fables. Meet magical aunties, too-clever wolves, wicked stepmothers, foolish devils, and determined ghosts on a winding tour of stories pulled from European and African American folklore.

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Maine

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

By: Jon Lorenz

Directed by: Jen Shepard

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Bangor Opera House

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/miracle-play/

Description:

Join the studio audience at WPTC for a star-studded musical adaptation of this beloved holiday classic. Adapted from the original 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast and paired with live Foley effects, localized jingles, and an original musical score.

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Maryland

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Nicole Brewer

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Reference Link: https://https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/fires-in-the-mirror/

Description:

In the late summer of 1991, long-simmering tensions between Black and Jewish residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted in a series of violent events. A single performer brings the stories of over 100 people to electrifying life in Fires in the Mirror.

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S.P.I.E.S. & the Lost Treasure of Atlantis

By: Doug Robinson

Directed by: Strother Gaines & Jeffrey Eagle

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 13 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: Virtual

Price: $28

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

Description:

Full of surprises, fun, and memorable characters, each performance takes the cadets (audience) through a series of puzzles, codes, and challenges on a quest to help Spy Team 7 recover the stolen Heart of the Dragon from the evil Dr. Levinious.

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Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

By: Allison Gregory based on the book byBarbara Park

Directed by: Julie Herber

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Frederick

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Theatre For Young Audiences

Venue: New Spire Arts

Price: $17

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/junie-b-jones-in-jingle-bells-batman-smells/

Description:

Back by popular demand, Maryland Ensemble Theatre brings Junie B Jones to New Spire Arts! Junie B. is a first grader with an attitude. The holiday sing-along should be fun, but when it’s time for the Secret Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Jennifer Chang

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 10 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

In this sociopolitical fable, it’s 1989, and the San Francisco University basketball team is headed to China for a “friendship” game.

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Massachusetts

Macbeth in Stride

By: Whitney White

Directed by: Tyler Dobrowsky and Taibi Magar

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 23 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Event

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/macbeth-in-stride/

Description:

Created and performed by Obie Award winner Whitney White, this groundbreaking world premiere uses pop, rock, gospel, and R&B music to examine Black female ambition, tracing the arc of Lady Macbeth while lifting up contemporary Black female power, femininity, and desire.

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Phoenix Rising

By: Silkroad

Directed by: n/a

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Debut Concert

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/phoenix-rising/

Description:

A musical rebirth and celebration featuring more than 25 Silkroad artists alongside artistic director Rhiannon Giddens offering a collective grieving song and a clarion call, uniting audiences through varied cultural experiences to create a more peaceful and just world.

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Iphigenia

By: Wayne Shorter and esperanza spalding

Directed by: Lileana Blain-Cruz

Arts Emerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Opera

Venue: Cutler Majestic Theatre

Price: $25-90

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

Description:

Her life became a myth. Now, hear her truth. Presented with Octopus Theatricals.

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Zoo Motel

By: Thaddeus Phillips and Steven Dufala

Directed by: Tatiana Mallarino

Arts Emerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 16 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/zoo-motel/

Description:

A lot can happen at a magical hotel. Zoo Motel gives you the keys.

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The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge

By: Trista Baldwin

Directed by: Courtney Sale

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $

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

Description:

Christmas 2020. Carol is a hard-working single mother who makes award-winning “Holly” fudge, named after her daughter. She serves it every holiday. She gifts it to her friends and co-workers. She’s determined that this year won’t be any different, even if she has to wear a mask.

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BLKS

By: Aziza Barnes

Directed by: Tonasia Jones

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

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

Description:

In the wake of a serious health scare, Octavia recruits besties June and Imani to join her for one last epic night on the town, in this raucous comedy that celebrates the joy and anguish of growing up.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Michigan

Murder For Two: Holiday Edition

By: Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian

Directed by: Kathy Mulay

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $15-40

Reference Link: http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/murder-two-holiday-edition

Description:

This hilarious whodunit is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, murder, and mistletoe! Don’t miss the return of this killer musical comedy — with a holiday twist!

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Minnesota

Annie

By: Thomas Meehan

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

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

Type of Event: Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-73

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

Description:

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

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Come Back

By: Neil Haven

Directed by: Adrienne Sweeney

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 11 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/come-back/

Description:

Sky is stunned to learn he is the sole beneficiary of his best friend Erin’s estate. But there’s a catch: Sky must conquer his paralyzing anxiety and criss-cross the country in search of the perfect way to dispose of his friend’s remains in this offbeat comedy.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens; adapted by Commonweal Theatre

Directed by: Philip Muehe

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 28 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/a-christmas-carol/

Description:

Our unique adaptation of this holiday classic returns—in a brand new light! Commonweal’s own Adrienne Sweeney, in the iconic role of Scrooge, brings a fresh perspective.

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Holiday Show! the holiday show

By: Ben Thietje

Directed by: Ben Thietje

DalekoArts

New Prague

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: comedy

Venue: Prague Theater

Price: $15-25

Reference Link: https://www.dalekoarts.com/c/tickets-season/holiday-show-the-holiday-show

Description:

A group of actors get together to write a holiday show during a pandemic, and they meet every possible challenge along the way. Hijinks ensue, lessons are learned, friendships are deepened, and there is goofiness at every turn.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Lavina Jadhwani from Charles Dickens

Directed by: Joseph Haj

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Mon Dec 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $15-$134

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

Description:

Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve who challenge him to change his closed-hearted ways.

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The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe

By: Mark Valdez and Ashley Sparks

Directed by: Mark Valdez and Ashley Sparks

Mixed Blood Theatre

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Immersive Theatrical Experience

Venue: Springbox

Price: $0

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

Description:

The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe is a participative theatrical experience that exposes unjust housing policy throughout the centuries, proposes doable changes and outcomes, and invites its audiences to be the change makers to get us there.

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This Happened Once at the Romance Depot Off the I-87 in Westchester

By: Gina Femia

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 02 - Tue Nov 16

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

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

Description:

Kevin owns a Romance Depot. Beth needs a vibrator. The two of them form an unlikely relationship that straddles the line between friendship and romance. What happens when two lonely people find one another?

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The People’s Violin

By: Charles Varon

Directed by: Warren C. Bowles

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 23 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $15 - 38

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/the-peoples-violin

Description:

A filmmaker receives a grant to make a documentary about his famous father, a therapist for Holocaust survivors. This intriguing and suspenseful drama reveals the complexity of family, relationships, and the search for identity.

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Elf the Musical, Jr.

By: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Mon Dec 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $18-25

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/elf/

Description:

Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season in his quest to find his true identity. This heartfelt and hilarious musical, based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Comedy of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Marcela Lorca

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall

Price: $0-$35

Reference Link: https://tenthousandthings.org/season/the-comedy-of-errors

Description:

This comedy explores the richness of finding love in unexpected places and the challenges of immigrating to new lands. Featuring Katie Bradley, Cristina Florencia Castro, Nubia Monks, Will Sturdivant, Danielle Troiano, and Sally Wingert.

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Handprints

By: Greta Oglesby

Directed by: Marcela Lorca & E.G. Bailey

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Twin Cities

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 24 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Film

Price: $5-$20

Reference Link: https://tenthousandthings.org/season/handprints

Description:

A two-person autobiographical story by one of the Twin Cities’ most renowned theatre artists, this humorous and poignant film draws on Greta Oglesby’s life and family adventures through her unique style of storytelling, puppetry, and song. Featuring Oglesby and H. Adam Harris; presented with Freestyle Films.

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By: Peter Rothstein

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

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

Type of Event: Holiday Docu-Musical

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $35 and up

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

Description:

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

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You Shall Hear Me: Stories from Beyond

By: Eric Sharp, Katie Hae Leo, Isabella Dawis, and Bao Phi

Directed by: Eric Sharp, Lily Tung Crystal, and Rich Remedios

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Wed Nov 03

Type of Event: Audio play

Venue: Online

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/you-shall-hear-me

Description:

Not for the faint of heart, the four-episode audio series delves into themes of righteous anger and retribution and includes tales of angry ghosts, underdogs with mysterious powers, a post-apocalyptic love story, accursed soldiers, and a magical talking horse.

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TwentyPho Hour PlayFest

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Digital

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/playfest2021

Description:

We’re gathering a group of artists and putting their sense of time to the ultimate test during Mu’s second annual PlayFest. 30 Asian American artists from around the country have just one day to write, rehearse, and present six 10-minute plays created for the virtual environment.

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Missouri

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Geoff Elliott Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by: Jason Chanos

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Spencer Theatre

Price: $35-79

Reference Link: https://kcrep.org/show/a-christmas-carol-2021

Description:

Holiday magic makes its triumphant return to the stage at KCRep!

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Digging Up Dessa

By: Laura Schellhardt

Directed by: Julia Flood

Metro Theater Company

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Sun Oct 17 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Live and Streaming

Venue: Grandel Theatre

Price: $20-36

Reference Link: https://www.metroplays.org/dessa

Description:

A poignant, funny, and empowering adventure about a modern-day 12-year-old girl who uses her passion for archaeology to honor women in STEM. Critics call it a “handsome, funny show” and “thoughtful entertainment that is intelligent and involving.” Best for ages 10 and up.

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The SpongeBob Musical

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

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

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14.00-$20.00

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

Description:

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

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Teresa Leggard

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/pipeline/

Description:

An emotional and profound story about striving for a better life when the system is rigged against you.

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Nebraska

Corduroy

By: Adapted for the Stage by Barry Kornhauser

Directed by: Stephanie Jacobson

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/corduroy21/

Description:

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. The story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action!

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New-Jersey

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

By: Neil Simon

Directed by: Roy Steinberg

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $September 8: $44.00; September 9: $69.00; September 10-November 21: $49.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=360

Description:

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions.

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What Doesn’t Kill You

By: James Hindman

Directed by: SuzAnne Barabas

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $40

Reference Link: http://njrep.org/plays/killyou.htm

Description:

One man’s comic journey through a heart attack, an obsession with Cher, and a trip to a concentration camp. So, yes, it’s a comedy. Performance schedule: Oct. 21-Nov. 28, Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.

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Radio Golf

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Brandon J. Dirden

Two River Theater

Red Bank

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $25-70

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

Description:

Real-estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh, and to revitalize the Hill District.

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New-York

Golden Girls Lost Episodes, Vol 2

By: David Cerda

Directed by: Todd Warfield

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Comedy

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.alleyway.com/show/golden-girls-lost-episodes-vol-2

Description:

The pandemic may have paused these girls, but Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy are all back with more cheesecake than you can handle in this fabulous drag parody.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

By: Eugene O'Neill

Directed by: John Sowle

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $$10-$25

Reference Link: https://bridgest.org/long-days-journey-into-night/

Description:

Eugene O’Neill takes audiences on a deep dive into the dark heart of an American family. Over the course of a single day, his autobiographical Tyrones alternate between compassion and blame, love and hatred for one another as they each struggle with their own inner demons.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

By: Eugene O'Neill

Directed by: John Sowle

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $$10-$25

Reference Link: https://https://bridgest.org/long-days-journey-into-night/

Description:

The Mount Everest of American drama. Over the course of a single day, O’Neill’s autobiographical Tyrone family, torn between love and hatred, blame and pity for one another, grapple with (and succumb to) their demons in perhaps the greatest American play of the 20th century.

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9000 Paper Balloons

By: Make Kikuchi and Spencer Lott

Directed by: Aya Ogawa

HERE Arts Center

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 02 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Play and virtual

Venue: HERE

Reference Link: https://here.org/

Description:

Inspired by the stranger-than-fiction secret weapons that floated over America during World War II, 9000 Paper Balloons is a poetic and eerie performance that examines distance — the distance between two friends, two enemies, two cultures, and two generations.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Margarett Perry

Kitchen Theatre Company

Ithaca

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 02 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 417 West State Street

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://www.kitchentheatre.org/the-thanksgiving-play

Description:

A roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story in the comedy-crosshairs.

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Flying Over Sunset

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

Directed by: James Lapine

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

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

Type of Event: Theater, Broadway

Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theater

Price: $167-177

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

Description:

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

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Decolonization

By: Mia Katigbak

Directed by: Mia Katigbak

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming

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

Price: $0

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

Description:

What does colonialism mean to you? Have you experienced it? How do we talk about it? How do we live with it? What is to be done? Mia Katigbak, actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO, convenes artists to think about what it all means.

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Odets in Staten Island

By: Michi Barall and Sung Rno

Directed by: Jack Tamburri

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

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

Type of Event: Streaming

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

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Singing in the Apocalypse Now

By: Paul Lieber and Matthew Gunn Park

Directed by: Paul Lieber

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

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

Type of Event: Streaming

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

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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Morning Sun

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Lila Neugebauer

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

As 50 years pass, one woman’s life is revealed in all its complexity, mystery, and possibility in this enthralling world premiere about mothers and daughters, beginnings and endings in New York City. By the author of Heisenberg and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

By: Kristina Wong

Directed by: Chay Yew

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 25 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.nytw.org/show/kristina-wong-sweatshop-overlord/

Description:

On Day 3 of the pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. As the demand for masks abates and we begin to return safely to space, Kristina is beginning to put her life together, post-pandemic cult leadership.

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Selling Kabul

By: Sylvia Khoury

Directed by: Tyne Rafaeli

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Thu Dec 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/selling-kabul/

Description:

With shattering precision, Sylvia Khoury’s thriller traces the human cost of immigration policy and the overlooked legacy of America’s longest—and ongoing—war.

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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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The Alchemist

By: Jeffrey Hatcher from Ben Jonson

Directed by: Jesse Berger

Red Bull Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New World Stages

Reference Link: https://www.redbulltheater.com/the-alchemist

Description:

The greed and absurdity of Jonson’s Jacobean London have never shone more brilliantly than in this brand new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, whose version of inane corruption à la Gogol delighted Red Bull audiences in The Government Inspector.

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La Breve Y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao

By: Marco Antonio Rodríguez

Directed by: Marco Antonio Rodríguez

Repertorio Español

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Repertorio Español

Price: $37 -72

Reference Link: https://repertorio.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S0h00000Uq7U7EAJ

Description:

Oscar is a naive “nerd” from New Jersey who has finally left the grips of his imposing Dominican mother and is attending his first semester of college at Rutgers with his rebellious sister. He dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love.

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Filomena Marturano: Un Matrimonio a la Caribeña

By: Eduardo De Filippo

Directed by: Leyma López

Repertorio Español

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Fri Dec 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Repertorio Español

Price: $37-72

Reference Link: https://repertorio.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S0h00000Uq7UCEAZ

Description:

A comedy of willpower between a well-to-do bachelor/playboy and a determined woman who wants just one thing: A better life for her children.

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Hand to God

By: Robert Askins

Directed by: John Hurley

Road Less Traveled Productions

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: play

Venue: Road Less Traveled Theater

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/hand-to-godhttps://

Description:

The devil goes down to Texas — and shows up in the Christian Puppet Ministry, a group of misfit teens led by a recently widowed mother and a horny pastor and starring a possessed puppet named Tyrone. Outrageous, combative, and foul-mouthed, Tyrone shocks the devout congregation!

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Taibi Magar

Signature Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Price: $35

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

Description:

The ensemble-cast production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the acclaimed documentary theatre work surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest, written, conceived, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Taibi Magar.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

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

Directed by: Donna Drake

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

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

Description:

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

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The Visitor

By: Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Book by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Brian Yorkey

Directed by: Daniel Sullivan

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Musical

Venue: The Public Theater

Price: $

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

Description:

With heart, humor, and lush new songs, the Pulitzer and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and Kwame Kwei-Armah bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film The Visitor by Thomas McCarthy, to the Public for its world premiere.

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Cullud Wattah

By: Erika Dickerson-Despenza

Directed by: Candis C. Jones

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 02 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: The Public Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/cullud-wattah/

Description:

2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s new Afro-surrealist play premieres at the Public, following three generations of Black women living through the current water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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Is This A Room

By: Conceived by Tina Satter

Directed by: Tina Satter

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

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

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Dana H.

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Les Waters

Vineyard Theatre

New York

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

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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North-Carolina

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

By: Margarita Engle, adapted for the stage by LM Feldman

Directed by: David Winitsky

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Performance - Play

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $12.80

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/Tropical2122

Description:

As part of the Kindness Project, this play follows 11-year-old Daniel to Cuba after escaping Nazi Germany. He meets a young, spirited girl, whose kindness casts a welcomed light against the dark shadow of the Holocaust.

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Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Claire F. Martin

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Theater Production

Venue: Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University

Price: $10-25

Reference Link: https://sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/

Description:

Nobody ever said being a teenager was easy. The Montague and Capulet dynasties have been locked in a civil war for decades. But when a young Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, the star-crossed dreamers set off a chain of events that will change their world forever.

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Ohio

A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Michael Evan Haney

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 24 - Thu Dec 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $varies

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/a-christmas-carol

Description:

A holiday family favorite. Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic combine in this story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts.

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The West End

By: Keith Josef Adkins

Directed by: Nicole A. Watson

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/the-west-end

Description:

An authentically Cincinnati story. Set in 1941 in Cincinnati’s West End, this world-premiere drama by Cincinnati native Keith Josef Adkins shines a light on a transformative chapter of local history.

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Need Your Love

By: KJ Sanchez

Directed by: KJ Sanchez

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/need-your-love

Description:

From the creator of Cincinnati King comes a world premiere portrait of King Records star Little Willie John. Featuring songs including “Fever,” “My Love Is,” “Shakin’,” and, of course, “Need Your Love So Bad.”

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Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $12-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/romeo-and-juliet/

Description:

Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to reopen the mainstage season with Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers and the feuding families who tear them apart returns to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stage in all of its everlasting grandeur.

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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

By: Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez

Directed by: Jeremy Dubin

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-60

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/every-christmas-2021/

Description:

What begins as another annual production of A Christmas Carol soon devolves into a slightly irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including pop culture favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life, “Rudolph”, Charlie Brown, and more!

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Breakout Session (or Frogorse)

By: Nikkole Salter

Directed by: Beth Wood

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Continued World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Can a society legislate a change of heart? In Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a corporate training company is vying for a city contract for De-escalation and Anti-bias Training with Cleveland’s Police Department.

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Y-Haven Theatre Project

By: Created & Performed by the participants of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Original Workshop Production

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Free

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

Description:

The Y-Haven Theatre Project is a 23-year partnership between Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Y-Haven is a transitional housing facility for formerly homeless individuals recovering from substance abuse and mental health challenges.

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Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Nathan Motta

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

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

Description:

Dobama Theatre presents the regional premiere of Airness by Chelsea Marcantel, an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the “airness” inside yourself.

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Glassheart

By: Reina Hardy

Directed by: Tamara Winters

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Fri Dec 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.knowtheatre.com/glassheart/

Description:

A new spin on a tale as old as time, where magic isn’t necessarily the blessing you wanted (and destiny is ultimately what you make it — whether you’re the Beauty or the Beast).

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

By: Mel Brooks

Directed by: Edward Carignan

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Monstrously entertaining, this musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic movie comedy follows Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous inventor Doctor Frankenstein, on a visit to the family estate he’s inherited in Transylvania.

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Oregon

Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $sliding scale

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

Description:

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

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Lava Alapai

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 19 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/the-chinese-lady-2/

Description:

The Chinese Lady tells the story of 14-year-old Afong Moy as she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.”

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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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Día de los Muertos

By: N/A

Directed by: José E. González

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Wed Nov 17

Type of Event: Multi-disciplinary Festival

Venue: Milagro

Price: $10, 20, 30

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/dia-de-muertos/

Description:

This original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead explores the mystery of
rebirth and renewal. Milagro’s espectáculo will feature a community altar dedicated to COVID-19 victims, a documentary recounting Milagro’s 25 year history of Día de Muertos programming, and more.

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Frida…A Self Portrait

By: Vanessa Severo

Directed by: Joanie Schultz

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Armory

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/frida-a-self-portrait

Description:

Brazilian writer and performer Vanessa Severo cracks open a powerful portal between herself and the celebrated Mexican painter, bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens

Directed by: Marissa Wolf

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time

Description:

This Broadway smash hit takes you inside the mind of Christopher, an exceptionally intelligent 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. Now, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion of killing his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, with a garden fork.

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Barbecue

By: Robert O'Hara

Directed by: Patdro Harris

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

The O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Brian Weaver

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 28 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun!

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Family

By: Celine Song

Directed by: Samantha Van Der Merwe

Shaking the Tree Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shaking the Tree Theatre

Price: $11-33

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

Description:

Family is a play about being born into a violent planet. After their father’s funeral, half-siblings Alice, Linus, and David sit quietly in the house they grew up in. Soon, they begin to hear, smell, taste, and see very awful things.

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The Music Man

By: Meredith Willson

Directed by: Isaac Lamb

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: live performance

Venue: CoHo Theatre

Price: $25-46

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

Description:

A stripped-down, six-person telling of the American classic.

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Pennsylvania

Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

By: Inspired by Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast from the film by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra

Directed by: James Goode

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Mon Dec 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $7-$30

Description:

Join us for Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, a classic tale that has warmed the hearts of BTE Theatre goers since 2002. The time is right to welcome the beloved story back to Bloomsburg: How one person’s seemingly ordinary life is revealed to be, in fact, extraordinary.

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Skeleton Crew

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Cameron Knight

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 02 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Price: $43

Reference Link: https://www.brtstage.org/shows/skeleton-crew/

Description:

Four Detroit auto workers panic as rumors that their factory is closing circulate through the tight-knit work community. With their futures unknown, each of the workers must make difficult choices about loyalty to each other, the company, and themselves.

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An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake

By: Matt Schatz

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/an-untitled-new-play-by-justin-timberlake/

Description:

An idealistic literary manager at a non-profit theatre wants to change the world by discovering unsung writers and plays that matter, but her boss instead chooses a “pop superstar” to write the “hit” that will keep the theatre from going out of business.

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Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By: Sean Adams from Lewis Carroll

Directed by: Melissa Nicholson and Rachita Menon

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 06 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $38

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

Description:

Bored with rules and lessons, young Alice finds herself literally tumbling into an adventure after following a smartly-dressed white rabbit down a hole and into a topsy-turvy world, where up is down, left is right, and everything is what it isn’t.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Justin Jain

InterAct Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake

Reference Link: https://www.InterActTheatre.org/202122season

Description:

In 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy becomes the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil. She dreams of bridging the two countries’s cultures, but does her (side)show bridge the cultural gap or widen it? “Piercing and intimate…extraordinary play” (the New York Times)

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The Plague

By: Adapted by Neil Bartlett from Albert Camus

Directed by: Charles McMahon

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $20 per household/device

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/the-plague.html

Description:

Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus’ masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. American premiere.

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The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens & Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

By: Scott Carter

Directed by: Armina LaManna

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $$20 per household/device

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/the-gospel-according-to.html

Description:

Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit. Attempting an escape, they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth that will set them free while confronting their own hypocrisy and dismal failings.

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Violet Oakley Unveiled

By: Cindy Rock Dlugolecki

Directed by: Heather Jannetta

Open Stage

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Open Stage

Price: $18 - 37

Reference Link: https://openstagehbg.com

Description:

In 1902, Violet Oakley was the first female artist to be awarded a commission to decorate a public building. She completed over 40 murals in the Pennsylvania capitol, making her the first woman to have a voice in this state’s government. Watch her triumphant return to Harrisburg.

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Who’s Holiday

By: Matthew Lombardo

Directed by: Chris Gibson

Open Stage

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Wed Dec 22

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Open Stage

Price: $18 - 37

Reference Link: https://openstagehbg.com

Description:

Pull up a seat
and fill up your cup
‘Cause your favorite little Who
is all grown up!
A wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch.

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A Christmas Carol

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

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

People's Light

Malvern

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

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $45

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

Description:

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

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The Garbologists

By: Lindsay Joelle

Directed by: Estefanía Fadul

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Price: $10-55

Reference Link: https://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/the-garbologists

Description:

He’s a white, blue-collar mansplainer hiding a heart of gold. She’s the Black, Ivy League-educated newbie on their NYC sanitation route. These two essential workers from different worlds discover there’s more that binds them than taking out the trash.

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Karloff: The Man and the Monster

By: Randy Bowser

Directed by: Art DeConciliis

Prime Stage Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Hazlett Theater

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://primestage.com/events/karloff/

Description:

An original one-actor production where the famous cinema favorite Boris Karloff comes to life. This multimedia one-act experience traces the origins of Karloff’s career and carries the audience into his rise as one of the most renowned movie monster and stage actors of all time.

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Frankenstein

By: Lawrence C. Connolly

Directed by: Art DeConciliis

Prime Stage Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Hazlett Theater

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://primestage.com/events/frankenstein/

Description:

A storm rages as five travelers invent ghost tales to pass the long night. Audiences watch Mary Shelley create a masterpiece of gothic terror, undying love, and eternal revenge that still shocks today.

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Chimerica

By: Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by: Karla Boos

Quantum Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 27 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: The Maverick Hotel

Price: $38+

Reference Link: https://www.quantumtheatre.com/chimerica

Description:

Chimerica is a political thriller that reminds us of an image that arrested the world: a protester facing down four tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Set during the U.S. 2012 election, it takes a hard look at the role corruption and censorship play in China and the U.S.

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Extreme Home Makeover

By: Makasha Copeland

Directed by: Makasha Copeland

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Theatre Exile

Price: $

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/shows/extreme-home-makeover/

Description:

Extreme Home Makeover by Makasha Copeland paints a human portrait of a contemporary Tejano family willing to go to the extreme for a spot on the popular rags-to-riches TV show of the same name.

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Rhode-Island

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By: Adapted by Joe Landry

Directed by: Damon Kiely

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 26 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

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

Description:

The entire town of Bedford Falls comes to life in this staged 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday movie classic. With live sound effects and a handful of actors, the story of beleaguered building and loan owner George Bailey unfolds as you’ve never seen it before!

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Lifted

By: Charlie Thurston

Directed by: Josh Short

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Wilbury Theatre Group

Price: $25

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

Description:

A modern meditation on the Icarus tale, Lifted is part gritty family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. When a group of birds return from extinction and carry off a young man, his family and community search for meaning in his disappearance.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens, with original music by Richard Cumming

Directed by: Joe Wilson, Jr.

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chace Theater

Price: $25-$149

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

Description:

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

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South-Carolina

Sense and Sensibility

By: Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen

Directed by: Kerrie Seymour

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/sense-sensibility/

Description:

While navigating a gossip-filled society obsessed with reputation, the Dashwood sisters must decide for themselves which to follow: their heads or their hearts.

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Tennessee

A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Kate Buckley from Charles Dickens

Directed by: Kate Buckley

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 24 - Sat Dec 18

Type of Event: Ply

Venue: Clarence Brown Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

We are absolutely thrilled that — after such a long time apart — we are opening our season with this meaningful classic! Join us to witness Scrooge’s life-changing journey as members of our resident company perform Dickens’ moving Christmas story of love and redemption.

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Ragtime

By: Terrence McNally, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Directed by: Micah-Shane Brewer

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Nashville

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Price: $50-60

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

Description:

Three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America.

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Texas

A Doll’s House, Part 2

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Alanna Dorsett

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $

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

Description:

Hnath’s eight-time Tony-nominated play serves as a playful sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece as well as a stand-alone work of modern feminist drama. With Nora Helmer’s imagined return in Part 2, the same burning questions left unresolved in the 19th century are reignited.

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The Christmas Shoes

By: Based on the novel by Donna VanLiere, Adapted by Jessica Lind Peterson

Directed by: Philip Hays

A.D. Players

Houston

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 24 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Mainstage

Venue: The George Theater

Price: $20-75

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

Description:

For the first time, the New York Times best selling novel, The Christmas Shoes, is being adapted for the stage.

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72 Miles To Go…

By: Hilary Bettis

Directed by: José Zayas

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Neuhaus Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/72-miles-to-go

Description:

72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between a recently deported mother and her American-born husband and children.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Doris Baizley

Directed by: Brandon Weinbrenner

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 19 - Wed Dec 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$121

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/a-christmas-carol

Description:

A resident company of actors assembles to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. When two of the troupe’s actors can’t arrive in time for the performance, others step in to create a magical world of holiday make-believe.

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Austin Playfest

Austin Playhouse

Austin

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Online Theatre Festival

Venue: Online

Price: $sliding scale

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

Description:

Austin Playhouse presents Austin Playfest, an online theatre festival celebrating the creativity of the Austin theatre community and the wildly creative offerings they developed during the pandemic.

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By: Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Directed by: Robin Robinson

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 18 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $59 - $35

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/miss-bennet-christmas-at-pemberley/

Description:

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Miss Bennet is set two years after the novel ends and continues the story, this time with nerdy middle sister Mary as the unlikely heroine!

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A Little House Christmas

By: based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Directed by: Vivienne M. St. John

Main Street Theater Houston

HOUSTON

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 07 - Sat Dec 18

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/a-little-house-christmas/

Description:

The beloved Ingalls family that has captured the hearts of children for generations share their struggles and joys of pioneer life. Join Mary and Laura in this holiday classic about family, friendship and the Christmas spirit.

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El Huracán

By: Charise Castro Smith

Directed by: Patricia Duran

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The DeLuxe Theatre, 3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

Price: Pay-what-you-can

Reference Link: https://mildredsumbrella.com

Description:

El Huracán tells a story of migration, family, and genetic inheritance through four generations of Cuban American women. The setting is the calm before a hurricane, and the message is one of rebuilding, hope, and redemption after trauma.

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Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

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

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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The Merit System

By: Edwin Sanchez

Directed by: Claudia Acosta

Teatro Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Latino Cultural Center - Black Box Theatre

Price: $15-25

Reference Link: https://https://teatrodallas.org/productions/the-merit-system/

Description:

A comedic exploration of class and the cost of assimilation within the Nuyorican community, this period piece is set in the late 1970s and centers around a young man working his way up the social ladder and an unlikely friendship that grounds him and brings him back to his roots.

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Obituary

By: Eva Margarita

Directed by: Eva Margarita

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Sat Nov 13 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: http://vortexrep.org

Description:

Obituary is an invitation to grieve. This performance ventures to unveil the layers of loss that, when unearthed, refuse to be forgotten. Audience members are invited to participate by sharing what they have been mourning; the loss of lives, time, and/or sense of normalcy.

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St. Nicholas

By: Conor McPherson

Undermain Theatre

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Undermain Theatre

Price: $$15-$30

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

Description:

A cynical and jaded drama critic falls for a beautiful young actress. On a drunken bender he pursues her to London, where he falls in with a coven of modern-day vampires. Storytelling at its spooky best comes to life in this haunting solo story.

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Into the Woods

By: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: ZACH360 on The People’s Plaza at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

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

Description:

Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale masterpiece plays outside on the People’s Plaza at ZACH in a contemporary, reimagined interpretation, using the architecture and landscaping as the backdrop. The plaza will transform into the woods and envelop the audience.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Adapted by Dave Steakley from Charles Dickens

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Topfer at ZACH

Price: $28+

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

Description:

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

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Virginia

Henry V

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 23 - Thu Sep 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $27-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/

Description:

In this final, epic installment of Shakespeare’s Henriad trilogy, ASC veteran Brandon Carter leads “once more unto the breach” as King Henry V. Bold adventure and romance burst at the seams of this the most exciting of Shakespeare’s histories.

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Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Sun Aug 08 - Fri Nov 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/?_ga=2.63590639.1133677167.1628475419-664346024.1624476007

Description:

Electrifying and immediate, Macbeth plunges headlong into the darkest depths of the human condition and the toxic underbelly of politics and warfare — with murder begetting murder, and blood thirsting for blood.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 14 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/?_ga=2.122379723.1133677167.1628475419-664346024.1624476007

Description:

All’s Well That Ends Well upends and reexamines the love story, reveling in the imperfection. Part fairy tale, part farce, and all heart, this often-overlooked masterpiece takes audiences on a hilarious journey through courtship and class.

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Richmond Triangle Players’ Holiday Musical Revue

By: Various

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sat Dec 18

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$40

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

Description:

RTP premieres its own original holiday revue, featuring songs and sketches celebrating all the end of the year festivities and featuring some of your very favorite performers!

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Cinderella

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Mon Nov 29 - Sun Dec 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Synetic Theater at Crystal City

Price: $20-60

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/cinderella/

Description:

Just in time for the holidays, Cinderella joins our family series repertoire! Cinderella is stepping into her own shoes! Led by an all-female team of Syneticons, this innovative take on the classic fairytale is a perfect fit for audiences of all ages.

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Katrinah Carol Lewis

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $35-$56

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

Description:

A mother fights to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

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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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Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical

By: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Directed by: Corey McDaniel

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: General $42 • Senior/Military $38 • Student/Youth $25

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/tenderly-the-rosemary-clooney-musical/

Description:

A fresh, personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. Beginning with Clooney’s simple Maysville, Ky., childhood and following her rise to Hollywood stardom, Tenderly weaves her signature songs in and out.

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

By: Lanie Robertson

Directed by: Jimmy Shields

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: $25-$42

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill/

Description:

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Faith Bennett Russell

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sat Dec 04

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: The State Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: $20-$35

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/until-the-flood/

Description:

Pulitzer Prize finalist, celebrated performer, and playwright Dael Orlandersmith explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning experience.

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Babette’s Feast

By: Conceived and Developed by Abigail Killeen, Written by Rose Courtney, Adapted from the short story by Isak Dinesen

Directed by: Scott Nolte

Taproot Theatre Company

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 12 - Thu Dec 30

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Taproot Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://taproottheatre.org

Description:

Searching for asylum, Babette finds safety across the fjords. But petty squabbles and personal slights render the villagers as unforgiving as their surroundings. In one radical act of generosity, Babette prepares a feast so lavish it awakens grace and transforms brittle hearts.

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Wisconsin

The Taming of the Shrew

By: Adapted by Shana Cooper from Shakespeare

Directed by: Shana Cooper

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Staged production

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/the-taming-of-the-shrew

Description:

Ah, the tale of Kate and Petruchio, and how each cracked the code to the other’s ferociously defended heart. It’s a Shakespearean rabble-rouser, held up as the ultimate battle of the sexes.

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The Amateurs

By: Jordan Harrison

Directed by: Jen Uphoff Gray

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 04 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Overture Center for the Arts

Price: $34-$49

Reference Link: https://forwardtheater.com/show/the-amateurs

Description:

A story set in the past that eloquently reflects our present. This centuries-spanning play delights in the imaginations of theatremakers and theatregoers everywhere. A tale as inventive and hilarious as its characters, The Amateurs considers the purpose of art in a dark world.

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Dad’s Season Tickets

By: Matt Zembrowski

Directed by: Ryan Quinn

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

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

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

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

Description:

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

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Laura Braza

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 09 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/steel-magnolias/

Description:

In Chinquapin, Louisiana everybody who is anybody gets their hair done at Truvy’s beauty shop — where the women are all sass and brass. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens

Directed by: Mark Clements

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 30 - Fri Dec 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pabst Theater

Price: $10+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/christmas-carol-2021/

Description:

Make up for lost time with family and friends this holiday season as our full ensemble production joyfully returns to the historic Pabst Theater. A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known and loved stories in the English language. Featuring Lee E. Ernst as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Naked Radio

By: Dave Hudson and Paul Libman

Directed by: Jeff Herbst

Northern Sky Theater

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 23 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Northern Sky's Gould Theater

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://northernskytheater.com/show/naked-radio/

Description:

When a snowstorm knocks out the county and the local radio station loses its tie to the pre-programmed feed, the DJs have to improvise. Two DJs. One Blizzard. No records.

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The Cake

By: Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by: Suzan Fete

Renaissance Theaterworks

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 255 S Water Street

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

Description:

Della, a sweet, God-fearing Christian, is also the best baker in North Carolina. Nothing would make Della happier than making a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, Jenny. Except that Jenny is marrying a woman.

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Wyoming

The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Edgar Landa

Off Square Theatre Company

Jackson

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 05 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Center Theatre

Price: $15-40

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

Description:

The Thanksgiving Play takes on wokeness and displays how humor can fuel change by sparking productive dialogue around race and equity. The play is about four white adults struggling to devise a politically correct elementary school production of the first Thanksgiving.

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