Top 9 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: November 2017

Escape to Margaritaville | Photo courtesy of Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Take in a show that you can’t miss with nine performances that are sure to get your November started on the right foot.

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Top 9 Plays & Arts Performances: November 2017

  • Escape to Margaritaville at the Hobby Center | Through Sunday, November 5 Jimmy Buffett fans will enjoy the unbridled sunshine from this jukebox musical that tells the story of a bartender whiling away his days at a beachfront watering hole. The show’s making its pre-Broadway run here in H-Town, so you can say you saw it when. Tickets start at $48, but limited discounted tickets for better seats start at $35Showtimes vary.
  • Mr. Burns A Post-Electric Play at Obsidian Theater | Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 18 – Ben Brantly of The New York Times called it a play “so smart it made your head spin.” Catch this production about what happens after a global catastrophe where The Simpsons TV show becomes akin to religion. Tickets are $30; $20 for students, but limited discounted comped (you just pay the ticketing fee) and discounted $15 tickets are available. Showtimes vary.
  • Tsuru at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, November 2 | FREE  Presented in collaboration with the Houston Ballet and Asia Society Houston, this dance performance is inspired by the Japanese folktale The Crane Wife, about a crane who transforms into a woman to marry the man who releases her from a hunter’s trap. 7:30pm.
  • The Five Minute Mile Theater Festival at The Beacon Theatre | Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 18 – It’s the kind of theater festival only Cone Man Running Productions could do. Each evening, 20 plays will be performed off-book by a core ensemble of actors. Eight of those plays will be set for each evening, six will be drawn at random by audience members, and the last six will be voted on by the audience. Guests can expect a different experience each night. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available. Showtimes vary.
  • Tango Buenos Aries at Jones Hall | Friday, November 3  Society for the Performing Arts presents the sexy splendor of the tango in this evening featuring one of Argentina’s great cultural exports. Get swept up in the love and passion and heat of this iconic dance form. Tickets range between $34 to $74, but limited discounted tickets start at $19. 7:30pm.
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly at Main Street Theater | Saturday, November 11 through Sunday, December 10 – Two year after the conclusion of Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice, this play casts the spotlight on nerdy middle sister Mary. An unexpected guest at the family Christmas gathering sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and maybe love. Tickets start at $43. Showtimes vary.
  • Italian Sirens at The Hobby Center | Sunday, November 12 – Ars Lyrica continues its Artful Women season with this concert that explores the work of three female 17th-century composers Isabella Leonarda, Francesca Caccini, and Barbara Strozzi. An all-female trio brings its voices to these soaring works. Tickets range between $39 to $65. 6pm.
  • The Rhinoceros at The MATCH | Friday, November 17 to Sunday, December 10  Eugene Ionesco’s classic story about townspeople slowly transforming into horned beasts is a commentary on society, evolution, and anti-fascism. Tickets range between $10 to $75. Showtimes vary.
  • On Your Feet! At the Hobby Center | Tuesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 26 The musical biography of Gloria and Emilio Estefan is packed with some of the most iconic songs from the last 25 years. A story of immigration, triumph, and tragedy, it’s a look behind the scenes at what it takes to hit stardom. Tickets range between $35 t0 $165. Showtimes vary.

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.