This weekend in Austin is filled with great theatrical performances, from traveling shows to local takes on national favorites. Treat yourself to a diverse array of performances that will satiate any taste, whether you want a musical, family fun or something adult-oriented.
Sesame Street Live, “Make a New Friend”: Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6
It doesn’t matter how old you are, the friendly gang from Sesame Street will always bring a smile to your face. Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang for a fun time of friendship, dancing, singing and sharing whatever cookies are left over from the Cookie Monster.
ZACH Theatre presents The Gospel at Colonus: Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6
This week sees the first run of ZACH’s major spring production. The Gospel at Colonus is a musical rendition of Sophocles’ final play, Oedipus at Colonus, which recounts the finals days of the cursed king’s life. But this show adds a healthy dose of gospel music, with some of Austin’s best singers providing an electrifying and uplifting take on a tale about redemption and forgiveness.
Paramount Theatre presents Stomp: Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6
Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1990s when Stomp comes to town. Featuring a group of performers that took the world by storm with a mix of dance, theatrics and percussion music made with everyday objects, Stomp brings heart-pounding magic to the stage.
V-Day Austin presents The Vagina Monologues: Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6
One of the most iconic standards in American theatre, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is a must-see due to its groundbreaking impact on sexuality and feminism. Members of V-Day Austin will perform the monologues to help raise money and awareness for local organizations that work to stop violence against women and children.
Austin City Ballet presents Coppelia: Friday, April 4 – Saturday, April 5
The Austin City Ballet has you covered this weekend with ballet magic. The comedic ballet Coppelia is centered around the story of an inventor and his life-size dancing doll that becomes involved in an unlikely and enchanting love triangle.