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"Antony & Cleopatra": Passion & Politics Collide in Shakespeare's Rarely Seen Drama

at Obsidian Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

The most enigmatic, subtle and infinitely human portrait of a woman is not found in the Louvre (sorry, "Mona Lisa") but in "Antony and Cleopatra". Shakespeare's Cleopatra ranks with his very greatest ... [more+]

The most enigmatic, subtle and infinitely human portrait of a woman is not found in the Louvre (sorry, "Mona Lisa") but in "Antony and Cleopatra". Shakespeare's Cleopatra ranks with his very greatest characters, combining Hamlet's introspection, Iago's wiles, Falstaff's cheek and a sexual allure all her own to create "the world's most desirable woman." Struggle along with Mark Antony as he's caught in the grip of a powerful passion for the Queen of the Nile in this romantic tragedy set in ancient Egypt and classical Rome. Shakespeare's tragic historical drama of infatuation, power and betrayal is provocatively realized by Houston's Obsidian Theater, bringing to the stage a fatal romance that destroyed a dynasty -- and transformed a republic into an empire. [less-]

"The Eado Comedy Show": Edgy Long-Form Improv

at CSz Arena, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 30
FULL PRICE: $8
OFFER PRICE: $4

Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities in "The Eado Comedy Show", CSz Houston's long-form improv show that draws from the fun East Downtown neighborhood vib... [more+]

Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities in "The Eado Comedy Show", CSz Houston's long-form improv show that draws from the fun East Downtown neighborhood vibe. Think of this weekly laugh session as an edgier, late-night comedy cousin of the more squeaky-clean "ComedySportz" showcase. You provide the inspiration and the "Eado" talent will take it from there, delivering a show that's unscripted and unexpected -- always different, but reliably ridiculous. [less-]

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" -- The Groundbreaking Musical

at EaDo Playhouse , Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
Sun, April 09
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedl... [more+]

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" ("Entertainment Weekly"). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of the "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson. The winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" played to record sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to jab a stiletto heel through the heart of Houston. See the sensation "Rolling Stone" declared "the best rock musical ever" tear the roof off of EaDo Playhouse. [less-]

ComedySportz Houston: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

at CSz Arena, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams b... [more+]

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike. [less-]

"It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues": Theatrical Blues Retrospective

at Queensbury Theatre - Main Stage, Houston
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Fri, March 31
Fri, April 07
Fri, April 14
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FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $15

This red-hot Broadway hit is a foot-stomping, high-voltage journey in song. From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty backroad bluegrass to t... [more+]

This red-hot Broadway hit is a foot-stomping, high-voltage journey in song. From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty backroad bluegrass to the twang of a country juke joint, it is a stirring retrospective of blues classics. Nominated for a Tony for "Best Musical," "The New York Times" pronounced this soulful survey of American music a "sure cure for the blues," and a "musical feast." The talented cast performs more than two dozen classic musical numbers, including "Fever," "Walkin' After Midnight" and "Let the Good Times Roll." Don't miss "It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues" when it comes to Houston's Queensbury Theatre. [less-]

H-Town Gets Roast Treatment in "CSz Houston Presents (713)"

at CSz Arena, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 31
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $7

From humidity to mosquitos, Beyonce to the Texans and everything in between, the city of Houston will be in the spotlight as "CSz Houston Presents (713)", a hilarious take on H-Town. The CSz Houston p... [more+]

From humidity to mosquitos, Beyonce to the Texans and everything in between, the city of Houston will be in the spotlight as "CSz Houston Presents (713)", a hilarious take on H-Town. The CSz Houston players will take audience suggestions and their own unique perspectives from living in the city to show you what being a native is all about. Whether you're new to town or have fully experienced a classic Houston summer -- and its traffic -- you'll have no trouble laughing at the city you call home. [less-]

"Urban Music Festival": Tony! Toni! Tone!, MC Lyte, Keith Sweat & More

at Lady Bird Lake, Austin
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $36.99 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $29

For two days, Austin's Lady Bird Lake will be filled with the sounds of smooth R&B, jazz and gospel, as old school music legends and rising stars head to the "Urban Music Festival". Bust out all of yo... [more+]

For two days, Austin's Lady Bird Lake will be filled with the sounds of smooth R&B, jazz and gospel, as old school music legends and rising stars head to the "Urban Music Festival". Bust out all of your flyest '90s dance moves when Tony! Toni! Tone! play "Feels Good" and hip-hop queen MC Lyte spits some of her legendary lyrics. Prepare to swoon when Keith Sweat delivers his signature seductive lyrics and sing at the top of your lungs as veteran soul-slingers The Whispers "Rock Steady" on stage. The "Urban Music Festival" lineup also features Texas' own R&B songbird LeToya Luckett, local rapper Troy Noka and the Texas Jazz Explosion featuring Althea Rene and more. [less-]

Gladys Knight: See the Legendary Empress of Soul in Concert

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $68.50
OFFER PRICE: $34.25

The great ones endure -- and legendary soul singer Gladys Knight has proven herself to be one of the greatest and most enduring performers of all time. From her early Motown days with the Pips to her ... [more+]

The great ones endure -- and legendary soul singer Gladys Knight has proven herself to be one of the greatest and most enduring performers of all time. From her early Motown days with the Pips to her still-going-strong solo career, Gladys Knight's soulful voice has been entertaining and uplifting audiences for more than five decades. Join the eight-time Grammy-winning "Empress of Soul" at the Arena Theatre as she performs fan favorites from a long list of signature hits that includes songs like "Midnight Train to Georgia," "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "That's What Friends Are For," "I've Got to Use My Imagination," "Neither One of Us" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." [less-]

ComedySportz's Improvised "Wizard of Oz" Parody

at CSz Arena, Houston
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Sat, April 01
Sat, April 08
Sat, April 15
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FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $7

We're not in Kansas anymore. But where exactly we wind up is up to you at ComedySportz Houston's improvised parody "Wizard of Oz: Unscripted". What if Uncle Henry and Auntie Em's farm was a space stat... [more+]

We're not in Kansas anymore. But where exactly we wind up is up to you at ComedySportz Houston's improvised parody "Wizard of Oz: Unscripted". What if Uncle Henry and Auntie Em's farm was a space station? What if Toto was a T-Rex? Using fun suggestions from the audience, this skilled troupe of improvisers will hilariously reinvent L. Frank Baum's classic for a hilariously raunchy tribute that's never the same show twice. Come cheer, boo and lend your wicked imagination to the show at CSz Arena. [less-]

"Cinderella": A New Comedic Twist on the Classic Tale

at McPhail Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 01
Sat, April 01
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

Poor Cinderella's been left in the care of a wicked woman and her three daughters who mistreat and abuse her for years. Then, one fated day, her fairy godmother makes an appearance, changing things in... [more+]

Poor Cinderella's been left in the care of a wicked woman and her three daughters who mistreat and abuse her for years. Then, one fated day, her fairy godmother makes an appearance, changing things in her favor. You know the beloved 17th century fairytale, but playwright Laura Williams puts forth a lively retelling, one that's rich in outrageous comedy and full of old-fashioned beauty and romance. Catch a charming new high-energy take on "Cinderella" at McPhail Hall in Houston's St. John's Presbyterian Church. [less-]

Early Music Ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Zilkha Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, April 02
Sun, May 21
FULL PRICE: $39 - $52
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $26

Take a musical time machine back to the Baroque period with Ars Lyrica Houston. This Grammy-nominated ensemble mines a wide range of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, bringing these pieces to li... [more+]

Take a musical time machine back to the Baroque period with Ars Lyrica Houston. This Grammy-nominated ensemble mines a wide range of music from the 17th and 18th centuries, bringing these pieces to life with instruments from the time. Founded in 1998 by harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica appears regularly at major festivals, winning international acclaim for its ability to give a performance that "sparkles with vitality" ("Early Music America"). Catch Houston's premier early music ensemble at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. [less-]

Dream Weddings Bridal Show in League City == Fashion Show & More

at South Shore Harbour Resort, League City
OFFER DATES:
Sun, April 02
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5

The Dream Weddings Bridal Show at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City offers a plethora of inspiration for the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams. Whether you're... [more+]

The Dream Weddings Bridal Show at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City offers a plethora of inspiration for the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams. Whether you're planning a grand spectacle or an intimate gathering, you can see the pages and posts of bridal magazines and experts come to life, thanks to dozens of vendors displaying their gorgeous wares in a relaxing atmosphere. A fashion show from Jill's Formal Wear features the latest in aisle-marching finery. Guests can sample cakes and bites from caterers and learn about the latest trends in everything from flowers and invitations to receptions and honeymoons at this expo removed from the hustle and bustle of Houston. [less-]

Comedy, Music & So Much More at Houston Whatever Fest

at Houston Whatever Fest, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, April 02
FULL PRICE: $55 - $175
OFFER PRICE: $40 - $87.50

Do you love music? Comedy? Food? Art? Whatever it is you love, you can probably find it at Houston Whatever Fest -- a two-day celebration that brings together more than 90 of America's best bands and ... [more+]

Do you love music? Comedy? Food? Art? Whatever it is you love, you can probably find it at Houston Whatever Fest -- a two-day celebration that brings together more than 90 of America's best bands and comedians on five stages in trendy East Downtown Houston. Bands performing at this year's Whatever Fest include AWOLnation, Cold War Kids and Ghostface Killah, while the lineup of comedians coming to tickle your funny bone features Ali Saddiq, Sam Morril and "Silicon Valley"'s T.J. Miller. There'll also be local artists and vendors displaying their works, along with an array of Houston's best food trucks where you can chow down after a long day of whatever. [less-]

"Dreamgirls": The Tony-Winning Hit R&B Musical Under the Stars

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Sarofim Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, April 04
Wed, April 05
Thu, April 06
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Tue, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $58.50 - $106
OFFER PRICE: $39 - $106

Full of onstage sparkle and backstage drama, the Tony and Academy Award-winning hit musical "Dreamgirls" tells the rags-to-riches tale of a fictional 1960s Motown girl group based on the stories of re... [more+]

Full of onstage sparkle and backstage drama, the Tony and Academy Award-winning hit musical "Dreamgirls" tells the rags-to-riches tale of a fictional 1960s Motown girl group based on the stories of real-life acts like The Supremes and The Shirelles. Jam packed with great R&B music, punctuated by showstopping hits like "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only," this now-classic show pulls back the curtain on the emotional struggles that come along with fame and fortune -- and does so with plenty of soulful style. This sophisticated staging of "Dreamgirls" is under the stars at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. [less-]

"The Barber of Seville": A New Translation of Beaumarchais' Classic Play

at Classical Theatre @ Chelsea Market, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, April 05
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
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FULL PRICE: $27
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

You may know Rossini's beloved opera "The Barber of Seville", but did you know that it's based on the 1775 comedy by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais? The lesser-known -- but no less classic -- p... [more+]

You may know Rossini's beloved opera "The Barber of Seville", but did you know that it's based on the 1775 comedy by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais? The lesser-known -- but no less classic -- play is the origin of such iconic characters as Count Almaviva, Bartholo, Rosine, and of course, Figaro. Award-winning local theater star Philip Hays portrays the dashing Almaviva as he woos the sweet and beautiful Rosine. All the while, the clown Figaro is sure to have you rolling in the aisles. Director John Johnston translated the play from its original French and is set to give this rare comedic gem its Houston debut at the Classical Theatre Company. [less-]

CSz Houston's "Improv! The Musical": No Script, No Plan, Lots of Laughter

at CSz Arena, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 07
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7

Improvisational comedy is a pretty incredible thing. People like Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen are able to deliver the funniest lines on the spot, no script needed. Entire sketches and movies ... [more+]

Improvisational comedy is a pretty incredible thing. People like Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen are able to deliver the funniest lines on the spot, no script needed. Entire sketches and movies have essentially been built from scratch thanks to the brilliant comedic minds running the show. Even more impressive is "Improv! The Musical", which is exactly what it sounds like: Members of ComedySportz Houston take the stage and come up with the storyline, soundtrack and choreography right before your eyes. You supply them with a topic, and they take it from there. And they pull it off the first Friday of every month. All you need to do is sit back and watch these expert performers create musical theater straight out of thin air. Take that, Rodgers and Hammerstein! [less-]

Comedic Trip Down the Road Not Taken: "Becky's New Car"

at Theatre Southwest, Houston
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Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
Fri, April 14
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Sat, April 08
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Becky wants ... something. Another shot at life. Anything exciting and unexpected. She is caught in middle age, middle management at a car dealership and a middling marriage. When one night, by chance... [more+]

Becky wants ... something. Another shot at life. Anything exciting and unexpected. She is caught in middle age, middle management at a car dealership and a middling marriage. When one night, by chance, she's offered an opportunity to step into another life -- she takes it. But sometimes, when we get what we wish for, it isn't always what we want. "Becky's New Car" is a funny comedy about life, love, marriage and the detours we make on the way to happiness. Hitch a ride with Theatre Southwest in Houston. [less-]

"Dancing at Lughnasa": Tony-Winning Irish Drama

at Playhouse 1960, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 07
Sat, April 08
Fri, April 14
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" took the theater world by storm when it debuted, winning the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Staged at Houston's Playhouse 1960, this powerful and intimate portrait ... [more+]

Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" took the theater world by storm when it debuted, winning the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Staged at Houston's Playhouse 1960, this powerful and intimate portrait of a country and a family at a crossroads, set in rural Ireland in 1936, tells the tale of five unmarried sisters -- the proud Mundy sisters -- staving off the hardships of daily life through talk, laughter and dance. But after they welcome their frail missionary brother home from Uganda, several intersecting events threaten to irreparably burst the Mundy women's fragile bubble of happiness. [less-]

Leapin Lizards! "Annie" Comes to Houston

at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 08
Sat, April 08
Sun, April 09
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FULL PRICE: $38 - $89.50
OFFER PRICE: $22.50 - $56.25

The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. This production of "Annie" will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original Broadway show, which won seven Tony Awards including Best... [more+]

The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. This production of "Annie" will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original Broadway show, which won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Featuring a book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, "Annie" includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." The plucky orphan dances her way into hearts at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

at Doubletree Hotel Houston, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 08
FULL PRICE: $87.95
OFFER PRICE: $52.77

Named Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Houston to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic... [more+]

Named Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Houston to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The evening kicks off with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

 

 

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