ZACH Theatre celebrates its 85th diamond anniversary.
TRUE GEM As it celebrates its 85th diamond anniversary, ZACH Theatre, the oldest continuously running regional theater in Texas, continues to set the pace in Austin with its tradition of providing something for everyone on its three stages, from children’s shows to crowd-pleasing musicals and adventurous newer works. The Austin premiere of Singin’ in the Rain (Sept. 27-Oct. 29), based on the 1952 film that is among the crown jewels of Hollywood’s Golden Age, promises to be a family-friendly delight (and yes, it rains on stage!). Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George (May 30-June 24, 2018) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of art about creating a work of art. The epic Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (July 11-Sept. 2, 2018) closes the season. Those interested in provocative works should check out the Director’s Choice entry, the Austin premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Jan. 31-March 4, 2018), winner of the 2015 Tony for best new play, and Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg (June 20-July 22, 2018), a Tony nominee about an unusual romantic connection. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512.476.0541, zachtheatre.org –Wes Eichenwald
Dave Steakley’s popular rendition of A Christmas Carol returns Nov. 22-Dec. 31 during ZACH’s 85th anniversary season.