Take in a show that you can’t miss with 5 performances that are sure to get your July started on the right foot.
Also in July 2017
From the classic story about a man meeting a woman who says she’s a spy to the beloved Stephen Schwartz/John-Michael Tebelak musical based on the Gospel of Matthew, there are plenty of performances to choose from this month.
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Top 5 Plays & Arts Performances this Month: July 2017
- Disney’s The Lion King at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Through Sunday, July 23 – Disney’s blockbuster musical about the young lion cub Simba and how he assumes his rightful place as king of the pride hits Houston with its stunning puppet artistry and favorite melodies like “Hakuna Matata” and “The Circle of Life.” Tickets range from $54.50 to $135, not including ticket fees, but you may find hard-to-get, better, or cheaper seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. Showtimes vary.
- Simply Simone at the Ensemble Theatre | Through Sunday, July 30 – This regional premiere is a musical portrait of the incomparable Nina Simone: child prodigy, jazz legend, and civil rights activist living in political exile. Devotees will love classics from the Simone songbook: “I Loves You Porgy,” “The Look of Love,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” while those just discovering her will probably be hooked for life. Tickets range between $35 to $50. Showtimes vary.
- Godspell at A.D. Players | Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, August 20 – The beloved Stephen Schwartz/John-Michael Tebelak musical based on the Gospel of Matthew is sure to delight young and old, theater lovers and novices alike. Newly updated, the production includes modern references, while keeping true to the spirit of the 1971 original. Tickets range between $24 to $68. Showtimes vary.
- The Gondoliers at the Wortham Theater Center | Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 – Houston’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents this operetta, a story of love and mistaken identity against the backdrop of Venice. Tickets range between $28 to $53. Showtimes vary.
- Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps at The Alley Theatre | Friday, July 21 to Sunday, August 20 – The classic film about a man who meets a woman who says she’s a spy gets a comedy send-up as four actors take on more than 150 characters in this show that launched the Alley’s popular Summer Chills series. Tickets range between $26 to $62. Showtimes vary.