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2017-08-17

What's on the theater scene?

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The Fredericksburg Theater
The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean
Aug 11-20

This smash hit musical will be a trip down memory lane for many. The action begins in 1958 at the Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy — four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The G-rated musical features more than 30 classic '50s and '60s hits such as “Stupid Cupid,” "Heatwave" and "It's My Party."
Call the box office at 888-669-7114 or visit the website at www.fredericksburgtheater.org. Adults tickets cost $29; 17-year-olds and younger, cost $12.
This production is underwritten by the generous donations of Barbara Lake and anonymous donor.

The Point, indoor theater
Aug 11-26 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
2 pm Sunday matinee, Aug 20, Directed by Sarah Derousseau

Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters.

VK Garage, Kerrville
Making God Laugh
Friday, Aug. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 3

There are many sayings about “the best laid plans” — among the truest is Woody Allen’s observation, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Ruthie and Bill have plans for their little family; a son in the priesthood, an actress daughter, and a middle son who keeps up with the times. Over the course of 40 years and four holidays, we get to watch the comic — and sometimes poignant — outcomes they didn’t prepare for as the modern world takes its toll. Enjoy their forays into a future they could not predict in this brand new play the Chicago Sun Times called “a gem of comic relief… a heartwarming new comedy.”


Art anyone?
Duncan-McAshan Gallary,Kerrville
Illusion: Surface and Depth
Through Sept. 15
The Hill Country Arts Foundation is featuring the thought-provoking work of Hill Country artists in the exhibit “Illusion: Surface and Depth,” at the Duncan-McAshan Gallary.
“As individuals, our senses interpret art differently,” said Rosanne Thrall, visual arts director for the HCAF. “This show will ask artists to consider tricks of light and use of color in their art.”
Call 830-367-5120 or visit the website at www.hcaf.org.