Rocky Horror is seminal in many ways; from those who were lucky enough to experience the original 1973 stage show in London, to those who watched the film either in interactive midnight screenings or furtively late at night on TV, the piece has always held a kind of subversive, sexy fascination.
Mainstage and middle range theatre
Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play, A Doll's House, shocked and appalled audiences when its lead character, Nora Helmer, walked out on her husband and three children. American playwright Lucas Hnath has taken the cue and written a sequel of sorts, revisiting Nora's story 15 years after she left.
Colin Friels embarks on the first solo theatre piece of his long career in this sprawling one-hander by British playwright Justin Butcher. Originally performed by the late, great English actor Pete Postlethwaite, the play broke all UK box office records when it premiered in 2011 and went on to tour internationally.
Independent theatre and/or less than $50
We've narrowed down this year's behemoth program to just the essentials, you're welcome.