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Theatres Offer National Productions and Locally Produced Plays

Fans of live theatre will enjoy revivals, comedy, drama and original plays offered throughout the region.

The Arts Center in Brownsville is a modern facility offering a diverse season of classical music, jazz, world music, dance, family programming and theatrical offerings. Touring companies have brought outstanding performances of “All Shook Up,” and “Fiddler on the Roof” is one of the upcoming offerings. For details see www.facebook.com/UTBTSCArtsCenter or call (956) 882-8587.

Enjoy a performance by the talented actors at the Harlingen Performing Arts Theatre. Since the 1970s, the theatre company has hosted productions of favorites like “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “The King and I,” “My Fair Lady,” “West Side Story,” “Grease” and “The Odd Couple.” Learn more at (956) 412-7529 or www.hpatonline.net.

The Pharr Literacy Center offers a small theatre with outstanding performances by local actors. Past performances have included “Tales of the Hidalgo Pumphouse” and “Pat and Lyndon.” Further details are available at www.pharrliteracycenter.org or (956) 783-7746.

The University of Texas-Pan American Albert L. Jeffers Theater in Edinburg produces classic plays like the Greek tragedy “The Birds” to modern sketches. For more information, call (956) 665-3581 or visit www.UTPA.edu.

South Texas College offers entertaining productions at its Cooper Center for Communication Arts located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Steven Dietz’s “Dracula,” Neil Simon’s “Rumors” and other classic productions are typical fare. Call (956) 872-2639 for info.

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