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Through June 16 The Play That Goes Wrong is about a play-within-the-play, which is having a disastrous opening night. The leading lady is unconscious, the "corpse" can't manage to keep still, and the clumsy actors miss their cues. The hit Broadway comedy is like a mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python. It's playing at the Winspear Opera House, 2304 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.attpac.org.

Through June 22 Summer and Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams' more subtle works, exploring the conflict between hedonism and spirituality. Despite their differences, the quiet preacher's daughter and the wild, pleasure-seeking doctor are drawn to each other, and have an almost-romance that is engaging and heartbreaking. Performances of this installment of the Classics Theatre Project are at the Margo Jones Theatre at Magnolia Lounge, 1121 1st Ave. Information: fairpark.org.

Through June 23 Aladdin is the hit Broadway musical filled with beauty, magic, comedy and spectacle. One lamp and three wishes make all things possible! Dallas Summer Musicals’ unforgettable production includes all the favorites from the film, as well as new music. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information: dallassummermusicals.org.

Through June 30 The Ballad of Little Jo is a lively musical inspired by the true story of a young woman in the Wild West. After giving birth to a son out of wedlock, Josephine leaves her son in the care of her sister and heads out west in search of opportunities to support her and her son. While stranded in a small mining town in Idaho, she disguises herself as a man called "Jo" and quickly finds a job mining silver. The play is presented by WaterTower Theater, 15650 Addison Road. Information: www.watertowertheatre.org.
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Through June 30 Unveiled: A One-Woman Play portrays five Muslim women from around the world. Written and performed by acclaimed playwright and actor Rohina Malik, the play is about the universal themes of faith, culture, and prejudice, and the stories are ultimately uplifting. It's playing at Addison's WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: www.watertowertheatre.org.
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Through July 14 Penny Candy follows 12-year-old Jon-Jon, who helps his father run Paw Paw's Candy Tree out of their run-down one-bedroom apartment. But as the surrounding neighborhood becomes plagued by drugs and violence, the business starts to fail, and danger lurks just outside. Written by Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton - and set in Pleasant Grove - the world premiere is about balancing responsibilities to family and community. The Dallas Theater Center production happens at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Information: www.dallastheatercenter.org.

June 14-16 ˇFelabration Dallas! Winspear Opera House takes on Black Music Month with a spectacular celebration of famed Afrobeat star Fela Kuti. The three-night event features the artist's finest musical moments, as emerging Afrobeat musicians explore the universality of music and dance. The celebration takes place at Hamon Hall in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St. Information: www.attpac.org.

June 14-16 Man of La Mancha is funny, powerful and poignant. Inspired Cervantes’ classic book Don Quixote, the classic musical - one of the most successful in Broadway history - has a celebrated score that includes "The Impossible Dream" and many others. Lyric Stage's production happens at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. in Dallas. Information: lyricstage.org.

June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27 SURU '19 – also known as the StandUp RoundUp (SURU) Comedy Festival – is a competitive event in its second season. The festival feature comedians from around the world competing over the course of seven consecutive Saturday nights for a winner-take-all purse of $5,000. The shows occur in several rounds, and they happen at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas, 1717 N. Akard St. Information: www.suru19.com.

June 27-July 7 Bat Out of Hell is an award-winning, smash-hit musical about a young, rebellious leader named Strat. The streets are heating up as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the most powerful man in a post-apocalyptic city. The play has won and been nominated for numerous awards, and it’s playing at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.attpac.org.

June 27-Aug. 17 The Legend of Deadeye Mary: A Western Melodrama takes place in the Wild West. The title character is hunting the man who shot her pa. Her fate becomes intertwined with that of a novelist looking for material. And there's plenty of it, too: outlaws, bounty hunters, a crooked lawman, and gold. The fun evening of theater is one of the famous "popcorn-tossers" at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Information: www.pocketsandwich.com.
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July 11-28 Old Jews Telling Jokes showcases five actors paying homage to the rich tradition of Jewish humor and reinventing classic jokes. Catch this tribute to the past at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
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July 17-Aug. 11 Mamma Mia! is the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father - as told through the songs of ABBA. The fun story is full of fun, love and laughter, as well as a sunny Greek island, a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle. At the center of it all is the timeless appeal of ABBA's infectious pop. Catch the hit musical at The Firehouse Theatre, 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.

July 19-Aug. 3 Boeing, Boeing is set in the 1960s. A swinging bachelor living the jet-set life in Paris has three lovely stewardesses in his life - none of whom know of the others. Expect turbulence when a brand-new, faster Boeing plane deposits all three in Paris at the same time. What lies should he tell, and to whom? Which ones has he already told? Catch this entertaining farce at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.

Wednesdays Zalaughs is an open-mic comedy event that takes place each week at Zalat Pizza in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Signup is at 9:30 p.m. and performances begin at 10 p.m. While you're there, enjoy some of the best pizza in town. Zalat is at 1032 E. 15th St., right around the corner from the DART Rail station. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

Every Thursday Dallas Comedy House is a beloved local institution, and it offers something unique every Thursday - the weekly Improv Comedy Night, in which some of the club's best comedians create a fully improvised scene based on audience suggestions. The Dallas Comedy House is at 3025 Main St. in Deep Ellum. Information: dallascomedyhouse.com.


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