Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014 DALE WATSON'S AMERIPOLITAN REVUE
The Long Center
5/7-5/7/2014
Ameripolitan: A new genre of original music, with prominent roots influence that consist solely of Honky Tonk, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, Western Swing and Outlaw Music. This show features winners from the first annual Ameripolitan Awards.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014War Horse in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> WAR HORSE
Bass Concert Hall
5/6-5/11/2014
"A Landmark Theater Event" -TIME Magazine. A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, WAR HORSE is the winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
The Long Center
5/9-5/11/2014
Let yourself get swept away into a sublime world of kings, queens, fairy godmothers and storybook creatures. The timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in the most majestic classical ballet of all time, set to Tchaikovsky's fabulous and familiar score. On Mother's Day weekend, experience this gorgeous production featuring grand sets and exquisite costumes. You'll enjoy special appearances by fairy tale favorites like Puss-In-Boots and Little Red Riding Hood. And of course, that kiss from the handsome prince will create a memory to cherish happily ever after.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014 PLUS AND MINUS: THE VACATION ADVENTURE
The Long Center
5/10-5/18/2014
In May of 2013 Pollyanna audiences fell in love with Addy Plus and Minus Takeaway, two very unlikely friends. Well, Addy still loves to put things together and Minus still loves to subtract. But this newest production finds the two friends appreciating their differences and going on their first vacation together. All seems to be going well until they met up with Slash McGillacutty, a guy who insists on cutting things in half. How will Addy and Minus react to Slash? And is there a way to salvage their vacation once Slash McGillacutty arrives on the scene? Come along and find out. This play which brings pre-kindergarten basic math concepts to life, will be enjoyed by audiences ages 4 and up.
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PINOCCHIO
ZACH Theatre
4/18-5/24/2014
adapt: Andrew Windler; dir: Nat Miller.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014 AS YOU LIKE IT
Zilker Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park (Produced by Austin Shakespeare)
4/30-5/25/2014
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623.
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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/04/2014 A DELICATE BALANCE
The City Theatre
5/2-5/25/2014
Written by American playwright Edward Albee and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The New York Times says "Edward Albee, the leading playwright of his generation, has been confounding, challenging, and stimulating theater audiences for almost half a century." This riveting, funny, and thought-provoking drama weaves the uneasy existence of two suburbanites and their permanent houseguest, a witty alcoholic sister, whose lives are disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong friends who ask to stay and escape from an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by the couple's bitter daughter, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage. All of these together bring a firestorm of doubt, allegations, and betrayal upsetting the "delicate balance" of the world they share.
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