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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Sam Bass Community Theatre
11/16-12/15/2012
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been adapted by Phil Grecian in this very theatrical stage play. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. You may have seen A Christmas Carol before but never like this! Adapted for the stage by Phil Grecian from the novella by Charles Dickens
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VODKA, F***ING AND TELEVISION
Hyde Park Theatre
11/29-12/15/2012
Vodka, Fucking and Television is a dark comedy about a struggling writer, and the vices holding him back. But Kurochkin gives this plot a surprising twist: The vices become personified, and each gets a chance to justify their presence in the hero's life, or get the boot. Inspired by artistic malaise, Vodka, Fucking and Television calls to mind a fantastic combination of the Cohen Brothers' Barton Fink, with Sartre's No Exit. Widely regarded as one of Russia's greatest living playwrights, Maksym Kurochkin was introduced to Austin in 2011 at Breaking String Theater Co.'s inaugural New Russian Drama Festival; he would return as the spotlight artist for New Russian Drama Festival 2012, which saw the American premiere of his play, The Schooling of Bento Bonchev. Kurochkin's plays' imagination, immediacy, irreverence and humor have made him a sensation in Russia as well as in Texas, and Breaking String is excited to extend its relationship with Max's work.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 THE ATTIC SPACE
Salvage Vanguard Theater
12/14-12/22/2012
Three years ago, when opening their inaugural season with Samuel Beckett's Endgame, Palindrome Theatre promised it would expire in December 2012. Seven productions, one international festival, and a heap of critical praise (mostly) later, Palindrome is set to do just that after their premiere production of The Attic Space, by Resident Playwright, Artistic Director, and native Austinite Nigel O'Hearn. Known for their intimate, often provocative, traditionally-influenced aesthetic, Palindrome is building on the classical foundation and intricate theatricality of their past work to present this new play that is at once in keeping with the literary influence of Beckett and Miller while striving for bold, experimental presentation (including meta-puppetry directed by Caroline Reck, Artistic Director of Glass Half Full Theatre, and designed by Tara Cooper). Directed by O'Hearn, starring Babs George and Ev Lunning Jr. (courtesy Actor's Equity), and featuring early Palindrome collaborator Helyn Rain Messenger, The Attic Space is an exploration of the capriciousness of memory, the complexity of companionship and the fear of uncertainty that accompanies the recurring life-long search for definite self-evidence; set in the place in our home which we visit the least, yet store all the things we can't bear to go on without.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO SHOW
Penfold Theatre Company
11/29-12/23/2012
On Christmas Eve 1946, members of the KPNF radio station come together to bring the beloved American holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life to audiences as a live radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage and performs live foley sound effects, you'll fall in love with George Bailey and his timeless tale of despair, redemption and hope all over again. Running time: About 1 hour 45 minutes, with one intermission. For all ages.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
The City Theatre
11/29-12/23/2012
The City Theatre Company Proudly presents Over the River and Through the Woods Opening November 29 – December 23, 2012 Come home for the holidays and celebrate family…faith…food! The City Theatre Company is pleased to announce a special holiday theatre celebration with Joe DiPietro's hilarious family comedy Over the River and Through the Woods at the City Theatre on November 29 – December 23. This heartwarming show illustrates the unquestionable love between family members old and young, and how traditions, faith and loyalty not only survive, but transform throughout all generations. The play revolves around Nick, a 32-year-old single Italian-American man who dutifully has dinner with his grandparents every Sunday. At an unscheduled visit, Nick announces that he is leaving New Jersey to take a job in Seattle. To his grandparents, whom Nick calls "the loudest people I've ever met," they have already lost Nick's parents to distant cities and his desire to move makes no sense. The grandparents take his announcement as a declaration of war and pull out all the stops, including match-making, outrageous schemes and wild dinner parties to keep him home. The antics that follow are hilarious and touching and all add to a wonderful night of theatre. Loaded with laughs, every step of the way." – Star-Ledger "Over The River…a sweet, charming play that makes us feel good ..." – ChicagoCritic.com Joe DiPietro is a Manhattan-based playwright known for many productions including the hit musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, All Shook Up and Babes in Arms, among other productions. He is the recipient of the William Inge American Theatre Award and the O'Neill National Playwright's Conference MacArthur Award for comic writing. The production is directed by Stacey Glazer who directed City Theatre's How the Other Have Loves, The Crucible and the award-nominated Rabbit Hole. The cast features Matthew C. Burnett (Nick), Kim Rubin (Aida), Robert Deike (Nunzio), Liz Roark (Emma), Steve Wright (Frank), and Megan M. Ortiz (Caitlin). The City Theatre Company is an Austin-based not for profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards and was twice voted "Best Theatre Company" by Austin- American Statesman's Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatre experience and entertainment for Austin artists and its community. SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE Over the River and Through the Woods November 29 – December 23. Thursday – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. 78757 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street. General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available. Reservations 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.org www.citytheatreaustin.org
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
The City Theatre
11/29-12/23/2012
The City Theatre Company Proudly presents Over the River and Through the Woods Opening November 29 – December 23, 2012 Come home for the holidays and celebrate family…faith…food! The City Theatre Company is pleased to announce a special holiday theatre celebration with Joe DiPietro's hilarious family comedy Over the River and Through the Woods at the City Theatre on November 29 – December 23. This heartwarming show illustrates the unquestionable love between family members old and young, and how traditions, faith and loyalty not only survive, but transform throughout all generations. The play revolves around Nick, a 32-year-old single Italian-American man who dutifully has dinner with his grandparents every Sunday. At an unscheduled visit, Nick announces that he is leaving New Jersey to take a job in Seattle. To his grandparents, whom Nick calls "the loudest people I've ever met," they have already lost Nick's parents to distant cities and his desire to move makes no sense. The grandparents take his announcement as a declaration of war and pull out all the stops, including match-making, outrageous schemes and wild dinner parties to keep him home. The antics that follow are hilarious and touching and all add to a wonderful night of theatre. Loaded with laughs, every step of the way." – Star-Ledger "Over The River…a sweet, charming play that makes us feel good ..." – ChicagoCritic.com Joe DiPietro is a Manhattan-based playwright known for many productions including the hit musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, All Shook Up and Babes in Arms, among other productions. He is the recipient of the William Inge American Theatre Award and the O'Neill National Playwright's Conference MacArthur Award for comic writing. The production is directed by Stacey Glazer who directed City Theatre's How the Other Have Loves, The Crucible and the award-nominated Rabbit Hole. The cast features Matthew C. Burnett (Nick), Kim Rubin (Aida), Robert Deike (Nunzio), Liz Roark (Emma), Steve Wright (Frank), and Megan M. Ortiz (Caitlin). The City Theatre Company is an Austin-based not for profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards and was twice voted "Best Theatre Company" by Austin- American Statesman's Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatre experience and entertainment for Austin artists and its community. SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE Over the River and Through the Woods November 29 – December 23. Thursday – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m. The City Theatre. 3823 Airport Blvd. 78757 – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street. General Seating $15. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Students $12. Thursday all seats $10. Group discounts are available. Reservations 512-524-2870 or info@citytheatreaustin.org www.citytheatreaustin.org
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 THE SANTALAND DIARIES
ZACH Theatre's Whisenhunt Stage
11/23-12/23/2012
Austin's favorite irreverent elf returns in the 15th — and final — edition of Sedaris' hysterical tale of elfin woe. Enjoy the real-life story of Sedaris' tour of duty at Macy's as Crumpet the elf, and what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh 'til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences! (Note: mature themes.) WHERE ZACH's intimate Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road (Toomey intersects S. Lamar Blvd. between W. Cesar Chavez and Barton Springs Rd.) WHEN THE SANTALAND DIARIES Previews November 23 Opening night is Saturday, November 24 (Press night) Performances continue through December 23 Performances: Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. TICKETS To order tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit www.zachtheatre.org. Tickets range from $35-$65. Student Rush Tickets: $18 one hour before showtime (with valid ID). ZACH's bar opens one hour before showtime. For real-time updates on ZACH Theatre news, events and happenings, visit http://www.zachtheatre.org/blog, be a fan of ZACH Theatre on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/zachtheatre, and follow ZACH on Twitter @zachtheatre http://www.twitter.com/zachtheatre. ZACH's production of THE SANTALAND DIARIES is sponsored in part by Lina's Cocoa Couture. About ZACH Theatre ZACH Theatre is Austin's leading professional producing theatre, employing more than 600 actors, musicians, and designers annually. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest running theatre company in Texas, serving 95,000 adults and youth annually. ZACH creates its own nationally recognized plays and musicals that ignite the imagination, lift the spirit, and engage the community under the proven leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Launching its 80th season in 2012, ZACH continues to expand and engage with Austin, adding the new 420-seat, 32,000-square-foot Topfer Theatre to its performing arts campus, nearly doubling ZACH's capacity while retaining its hallmark intimate theatre-going experience. Visit www.zachtheatre.org for more information. ZACH Theatre is sponsored in part, by Applied Materials, Austin Catering, Four Hands Home, Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake, Kirk Tuck Photography, Marquee Event Group, OnRamp, Austin American-Statesman, KXAN TV 36, and Time Warner Cable; and by grants from Junior League of Austin, The Shubert Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, which believes an investment in the arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL
The Palace Theater
12/7-12/30/2012
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, and convincing a mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. This joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 WHITE CHRISTMAS
Zachary Scott Theatre Center
12/5-12/30/2012
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Book by David Ives & Paul BlakeFor more information on Zachary Scott Theatre Center, click hereFor more information on White Christmas, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 HOLIDAY MAGIC IN MANHATTAN
Wildfire Restaurant (Presented by Georgetown Palace Theatre)
12/14-12/30/2012
Holiday Magic in Manhattan The first Palace benefit "Dinner Theater" to help grow our "Exceptional Needs" education program. A wonderful dancing and singing extravaganza directed and choreographed by "Broadway's Best" Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique with Music direction by Lannes Hilbolt Holiday Magic in Mahattan will be produced at 820 South Austin Ave, two doors down from the Palace Theatre! For any questions or issues, please e-mail the Palace Production Office at gpalaceproductions@gmail.com, or call and leave a message at (512) 591-7825. We will call you back as soon as possible! The Palace introduces a brand new, exciting event for the holidays! Our very first dinner theater production, with three choices of dinner provided by the wonderful Wildfire Restaurant and an evening of singing and dancing and holiday magic. There are two types of seating: "Full Dinner" will include a 3 course dinner with a beverage for $45 "Dessert Seating" (only 16 seats available per performance) will include the show and dessert at intermission for $30 "Full Dinner" seating: •Three choices of dinner: New York Strip, Chicken Breast with Mascarpone and Spinach Cream Sauce, and Portabella Mushroom and Penne (Vegetarian) . See below for full details! •The doors will open at 6:30pm with dinner service starting at 6:45pm and the show starting at 7:40. •The dessert is served at intermission, with two choices of dessert: Lemon cake with whipped vanilla icing and Chocolate cake with whipped chocolate icing. "Dessert" seating: •Four rows of four seats without a table (Dessert seating is not available to the full dinner tables.) •Seating will begin at 7:25pm with the show starting at 7:40. •The dessert portion of the of the evening is served at intermission, with two choices: Lemon cake with whipped vanilla icing and Chocolate cake with whipped chocolate icing How to order dinner and your seats! 1. After you have clicked "Buy Ticket " for "Holiday Magic in Manhattan", you will be asked to select the date of the show, and the number of seats you wish to purchase. 2. Your next screen will have a seat map of the dinner theater area at 820 South Austin Ave and you will see the 10 tables of eight seats in GREEN for "Full Dinner seating", plus the 16 chairs in RED for "Dessert seating". (The places with a the small reserved cover have already been selected by other patrons, don't be shy if you want to share their table, they could be your next best friends waiting to meet you!) Select your seats, either the GREEN seats for Full Dinner, or the RED seats for Dessert , then go to the next step to view your total and enter your payment information. 3. Enter your payment information, and click "Submit Order" 4. After your order is processed, you will see a confirmation page and receive a very important confirmation e-mail. This e-Mail contains your dinner and dessert options - reply to this e-mail no later than 48 hours prior to the performance with your dinner and dessert choices for each member of your party. "Dinner Options" Our spectacular choices are sure to please! All dinners are served with a house salad and dessert! 8oz certified angus "New York Strip" With Anaheim Mashed Potato's (infused with Apple-wood Bacon and Cheddar Cheese) or 8oz boneless Chicken Breast smothered with a "Mascarpone and Spinach" Cream Sauce and "Sundried Tomato" Long Grain Rice or (Vegetarian) Marinated Portabella Mushrooms and Penne with grilled Asparagus, Artichoke and Sweet Bell Peppers The dessert choices are: Luscious Lemon Cake with Whipped Vanilla Icing Rich Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Milk Chocolate Icing For tickets and information, please visit http://www.georgetownpalace.com/eventpage.php?eventID=364
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/09/2012 THE GAME'S AFOOT
Austin Playhouse
12/13-1/13/2013
Austin Playhouse is opening their season with Ken Ludwig's sparkling new comic murder-mystery The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays). The play will open at Austin Playhouse's new temporary theatre space at Highland Mall. It's December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, is shot onstage during a performance. While recuperating, he invites his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it's up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
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