Cadillac Broadway in San Antonio
October 23-28: Catch Me If You Can
Cadillac brings the magic of Broadway back to the Majestic with a whimsical season that kicks off with Catch Me if You Can: a swinging '60s musical based on the wild life of Frank Abagnale — a former trickster and escape artist who passed $2.5 million in forged checks while masquerading as a pilot, a doctor, a lawyer, and a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent.
On the horizon: Peter Pan (December 4-9); Memphis (February 19-24); Million Dollar Quartet (April 2-7); The Addams Family (May 7-12); Flashdance (June 18-23).
Season packages range from $150-$519. For tickets and timetables, visit broadwayinsanantonio.com. Performances take place at The Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.
The Cameo Theatre
September 29-October 28: The Marvelous Wonderettes
November 3-December 2: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
On the horizon: Cats (December 15-January 31).
Tickets range from $15-$33. For tickets and timetables, visit cameocenter.com. Performances take place at the Cameo Theatre, 1123 E Commerce, (210) 212-5454.
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio's
October 12-28: The Firebugs
The Classic Theatre's residency at The Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start continues with Max Frisch's dark comedy set in a town plagued by arsonists. Originally titled Biedermann und die Brandstifter, the '50s-era play offers a surreal ride to Hell and back with a Greek chorus of firefighters in tow.
On the horizon: Painting Churches (February 8-24); Scapin (May 10-26).
Season passes range from $60-$80; individual tickets range from $10-$25. For tickets and timetables visit classictheatre.org. Performances take place at the Sterling Houston Theater at Jump-Start in the Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star, (210) 227-5867.
The Magik Theatre's
October 5-November 3: The Kid Who Ran for President
The Magik rises to the season with Richard Rosen's adaptation of Dan Gutman's book about Judson Moon: a sixth grader who picks out a "First Babe," establishes The Lemonade Party, and prepares to lead the nation into the new millennium.
November 14-December 22: Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
On the horizon: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat & Other Tales (January 9-February 16); Rapunzel (February 27-March 30); The Velveteen Rabbit (April 10-May 11); Freckleface Strawberry The Musical (May 22-June 15); Treasure Island (June 26-July 27); Seussical The Musical (August 9-September 21).
Season passes cost $99; Individual tickets range from $9-$10. For tickets and timetables, visit magiktheatre.org. Performances take place at The Magik Theatre, 420 S Alamo, (210) 227-2751.
The Overtime Theater
October 5-November 3: Open Sesame! A Bollywood Pantomime
Kyle Gillette directs Rick Stemm's "fantasy adventure kung fu musical" based on Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
On the horizon: Hell and Back — The Good Samaritan Series (December 7-January 5).
Last weekend of the month through January 2013: The Adventures of Captain Cortez and the Tri-Lambda Brigade
Every Friday: The Aesthetics of Waste Present We Stole This!
Every Saturday: Improv Comedy with The Denials
Tickets range from $9-$12. For tickets and timetables, visit theovertimetheater.org. Performances take place at The Overtime Theater, 1203 Camden, (210) 557-7562.
October 5-28: Greater Tuna
Built around "stories of America," The Playhouse's season kicks off in Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the Lone Star State. Two actors portray a host of characters — including Didi Snavely, owner of Didi's Used Weapons, and The Reverend Spikes, president of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order — made famous by Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, who created the beloved spoof on small-town life with collaborator Ed Howard.
October 26-November 18: November
On the horizon: Annie (December 7-December 23); The Santaland Diaries & Season's Greetings (December 7-16); Red (January 25-February 17); Roads Courageous (February 22-March 17); Picnic (May 3-26); Spring Awakening (May 17-June 9); "Have a Nice Day" A 70's Flashback Musical (June 21-July 14); Ragtime (July 26-August 18);
Season ticket packages range from $100-$450; individual tickets range from $10-$25. For tickets and timetables, visit theplayhousesa.org. Performances take place at the San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W Ashby, (210) 733-7258.
The Rose Theatre
October 12-27: The Darkside of The Rainbow
Chris Manley's psychedelic trip down the yellow brick road conjures the surreal magic of synching Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon with the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz.
November 16-December 1: Fool House
December 7-22: A Country Christmas
December 14-29: Zombie Apocalypse Christmas 2012
Tickets range from $10-$12. For tickets and timetables, visit therosetheatreco.com. Performances take place at The Rose Theatre, 11838 Wurzbach, (210) 360-0004.
The Sheldon Vexler Theatre's 14th Season
October 18-November 15: The 39 Steps
Monty Python meets Alfred Hitchcock in the midst of Patrick Barlow's 2005 espionage melodrama The 39 Steps, based on the 1935 film and 1915 book of the same name. A multitasking cast of four assumes the forms of villains, children, and even inanimate objects while cleverly referencing other Hitchcock titles including Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho.
On the horizon: Glengarry Glen Ross (February 7-March 3); Little Shop of Horrors (May 9-June 9).
Vex-Flex Packages range from $72-$80; individual tickets range from $14-$20. For tickets and timetables, visit vexler.org. Performances take place at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy., (210) 302-6835.
The Woodlawn Theatre
October 4-27: The Rocky Horror Show
Who better to play Transylvanian transvestite Frank N. Furter than RuPaul's Drag Race season four winner Sharon Needles? Born Aaron Coady in Newton, Iowa, Needles cut her teeth in the Pittsburgh-based drag troupe The Haus of Haunt and still champions a macabre aesthetic even after being crowned America's Next Drag Superstar. Greg Hinojosa directs the industrial grunge-themed production, which promises "a new dimension of science fiction," not to mention prop bags and virgin sacrifices.
October 6-31: Boogie Monster Mash
November 9-25: Eurydice
November 23-December 23: A Christmas Story
On the horizon: The Full Monty (February 15-March 17); Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (March 15-April 7); The Producers (April 5-May 5); In the Heights (May 24-June 23).
Tickets range from $15-$50. For tickets and timetables, visit woodlawntheatre.com. Performances take place at The Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg, (210) 267-8388.