Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/24/2014

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Dougherty Arts Center
The musical that began it all for the composer who brought us WICKED and PIPPIN! This wonderful telling of the story of Jesus is filled with memorable music and delightful stories. Directed by Barbara Schuler, with music direction by David Blackburn and Choreography by Sara Burke
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Urinetown: The Musical in Broadway URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
The City Theatre Company
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, it catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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Detroit in Broadway DETROIT
Hyde Park Theatre
In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don't own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American back-yard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous-and filled with potential.
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Maid Marian in a Stolen Car in Broadway MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR
ZACH Theatre
GREATER TUNA creator and star of ZACH's TRU, Jaston Williams shares a hilarious new play about his life on stage and behind the scenes. True stories like his first play in San Antonio, "Hamlet Con Queso," will keep you in stitches!
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