Spring into March with one or more of our can’t miss theatrical and dance performances that cast an impressive shadow this month.
Also in March 2018
Happening This Week
March brings back a mix of favorites like Cirque du Soleil, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Riverdance, a musical from none other than Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, an honest story at Alzheimer’s, and more.
Still looking for more entertainment this month? Visit our Event Calendar for a more comprehensive list.
Top 11 Plays & Arts Performances: February 2018
- TUTS presents Memphis at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Through Sunday, March 4 – Catch the Tony-award winning musical that follows a tale of forbidden love set in the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. Theatre Under the Stars presents Memphis, featuring a score by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan. Tickets start at $30, not including ticket fees, but you may find limited discounted tickets for better seats. Showtimes vary.
- Love/Sick at Obsidian Theatre | Friday, March 2 to Saturday, March 17 – Firecracker Productions presents this collection of nine slightly twisted short plays. Each explores the what it means to love and be in love. Tickets are $20; $10 for students with ID. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm.
- Cirque du Soleil’s Cortero at the Toyota Center | Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11 – The astounding acrobatics of the world-renowned performance troupe lights up Houston. Known for dazzling performances, Cirque du Soleil is a blend of movement, light and music. Tickets start at $57 to $140 before ticketing fees, but limited discounted tickets run from $48 to $120 for the same seats. Showtimes vary.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor at Queensbury Theatre | Thursday, March 8 to Saturday, March 24 – A co-production between Cone Man Running Productions, Boiling Point Players and Queensbury Theatre, this all-female version of Shakespeare’s play follows the greedy Falstaff and is attempts to coax the fortunes from two wealthy married women. Tickets are $20; $15 for students, military and ages 65 and up with a valid ID; limited discounted $10 tickets are available. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:30pm.
- Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour at the Hobby Center | Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11 – The Irish step dance company that captured worldwide attention celebrates its 20th anniversary with a tour stop in Houston. Precision and style are the hallmarks of this dance group, performing the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. Showtimes vary.
- Bright Star at the Hobby Center | Tuesday, March 13 to Sunday, March 25 – Nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical, this Steve Martin and EdieBrickell musical is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the South of the 1920s and ’40s and is inspired by actual events. Tickets range from $30 to $108, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. Showtimes vary.
- A Multitude of Sins at MATCH | Friday, March 16 – Farrell Dyde Dance Theatre presents this performance of three related pieces that showcase Dyde’s expressive modern dance. Tickets are $22. 8pm.
- SPA presents Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Friday, March 16 and St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17 – Society for the Performing Arts welcome back one of the country’s most prestigious dance companies. Expect an evening of energy and striking artistry. Tickets start at $34, but limited discounted tickets starting at $31 are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
- Hou Ying Dance Theater‘s Tu Tu at Asia Society Texas Center | Friday, March 16 and St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17 – The Beijing-based dance company presents its regional premiere of its purely physical dance work. The show deconstructs the way the body moves and investigates how physical movement is influenced by time and space. Tickets are $25; $15 for Asia Society members. 8pm.
- Eighth Day of the Week at the Ensemble Theatre | Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, April 15 – This sensitive family drama about life with Alzheimer’s is infused with humor as it shows how each members faces the issue together and individually. Tickets start at $38. Showtimes vary.
- Dance Salad Festival 2018 at the Hobby Center | Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31 – Now in its 23rd year in Houston, this annual collection of modern dance performances has become one of Houston’s favorite dance traditions, with appearances by some of the world’s finest companies. Each company performs twice over the three night series, with each night’s program differing. Tickets start at $25, with multi-night packages available. 7:30pm each night.
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