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Ostrander Awards

Sun., Aug. 25, 6 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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The 36th annual awards, named after beloved Memphis theater icon Jim Ostrander, a long-standing member of the local theater community, honor excellence in a variety of categories, in both the community theater division and the college theater division. Every aspect of stage production – actors, directors, technical personnel, and more – will be recognized. 525-3000

Kinky Boots

Through Sept. 1
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


In this musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Charlie has inherited a shoe factory from his father. It sounds like a great deal, except the factory is failing and on the way to being shut down. Enter Lola, a cabaret performer and drag queen, who sees what Charlie can’t – and it’s all in the heel. 726-4656

Jelly's Last Jam

Through Sept. 1
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


He wore a diamond in his tooth, denied he was black and claimed to have single-handedly invented the genre we know as jazz. Jelly Roll Morton, jazz pioneer reinvented himself so as to conquer the vast American expanse. Born a Creole of color in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, he came of age playing piano in the bawdyhouses of Storyville. 502-3486

The Humans

Through Sept. 8
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down apartment of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend. The parents are unhappy that their daughters have left home and have abandoned their religion. 725-0776

Mamma Mia!

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis


Set on a Greek island and to the music of the international pop group ABBA, a young girl plans her wedding while trying to discover who of three men may be her father … all to the distress and ultimate joy of her mother. 682-8323

Mamma Mia!

Through Sept. 8
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis


Set on a Greek island and to the music of the international pop group ABBA, a young girl plans her wedding while trying to discover who of three men may be her father … all to the distress and ultimate joy of her mother. 682-8323

Making Folk Happy

Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25
TheatreWorks 2085 Monroe, Memphis Overton Square


Two sisters leave Mississippi for the big city life in Memphis. Given the ultimatum to find a job or find husbands in one year, the girls live with a family friend, but soon find out that big city life may not be all that "happy." 274-7139

The Humans

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 8
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Thanksgiving in a run-down, Chinatown apartment isn’t the usual setting for the Blake family, but Brigid and new boyfriend Richard insist. A family get together is a great time to reconnect with those you love – or complain about religion, career choices, and why you spend money on organic vegetable smoothies. For this family, it is somewhere in between. 725-0776
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