Plenty to do this week


Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 12:47 a.m.

THEATER

The first full week of the year begins with a bang for theatergoers with “Dead Man's Cell Phone,” Sarah Ruhl's funny, film-noir story, first out of the gate at the Hipp with preview performances Wednesday and Thursday, and opening night on Friday. The production, about a woman who answers the incessant ringing of a dead man's phone in a restaurant, runs through Jan. 31.

“Dead Man's Cell Phone”: Previews at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday; opens 8 p.m. Friday with other performances 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Hippodrome State Theatre. Tickets: $12-$30. (375-4477)

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The touring production of “Cats” brings Andrew Lloyd Weber's Tony Award-winning musical — and its status as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history — to the Phillips for performances Saturday and Sunday.

“Cats”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $34-$66. (392-2787)

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The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre begins the new year with “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Edward Albee's drama about two couples and one late night of heavy drinking, intellectual games and flirtation, opening Thursday. The production runs through Jan. 30.

“Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $8-$10. (256-0214)

ARENA SHOWS

The ballet-like moves of The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions come to the O'Connell Center on Friday for two performances of equine mastery.

The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, O'Connell Center. Tickets: $19.50. (392-5500)

ENTERTAINMENT

FRIDAY'S MOVIES: “Daybreakers,” “Leap Year,” “Youth in Revolt” TUESDAY'S DVDS: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “The Final Destination”

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