Top 10 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: June 2018

Swan Lake | Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet

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Top 10 Plays & Arts Performances: June 2018

  • The Graduate at MATCH | Through Saturday, June 9 – Dirt Dogs Theatre presents this play by Terry Johnson, based on the classic movie (itself based on the novel by Charles Webb). In 1964, Benjamin Braddock has no idea what his future holds after college. Into his life comes Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner. Ben’s life is about to change. $22. Showtimes vary.
  • Wanda, Daisy and the Great Rapture at Obsidian Theater | Through Saturday, June 9 – This world premiere is the story of sisters Wanda and Daisy and their struggle to get by as people they love disappear. A compelling story of how we hold onto family and the past. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted $14 tickets are available for most shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Replica at Stages Repertory Theatre | Through Sunday, June 10 – This world premiere, sci-fi play explores what it means to be human, when a mother with a terminal illness decides to undergo an experimental procedure that will create a “replica” of her, so her children don’t have to grow up without a mother. Written by Mickey Fisher, of CBS’ Extant and NBC’s Reverie fame, it’s a story that asks how far you’ll go for those you love. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted $18 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll at Music Box Theater | Through Saturday, June 16 – With its toe-tapping, 1950s music, this nostalgic look at the early hits of rock and roll features songs by Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and, of course, Elvis Presley. Tickets start at $29, but limited discounted $14.50 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • David, the Best Slinger in the West at A.D. Players | Wednesday, June 6 through Friday, June 22 – The biblical story of David and Goliath is reimagined as a Western set in the 1870s. This family-friendly story offers a fresh take on what it means to stand up for what’s right, and how to fight when you leave your trusty six-shooter at home. Tickets are $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Barnstorm Dance Fest at MATCH | Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 23 – Dance Source Houston presents this fourth annual festival, featuring an exciting lineup of 22 original dance works in three different programs. The festival showcases the vibrant and diverse styles of dance here in Houston. Tickets start at $20. 8pm each night.
  • Museum of Dysfunction at Chelsea Market | Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 30 – Mildred’s Umbrella presents this annual festival, featuring 20 unique pieces from writers across the country. Three-quarters of the works – all read blind – were written by women, a surprise bonus that reflects the company’s desire to promote the work of women in the performing arts. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Thursday to Saturday 8pm.
  • Caught at Redbud Gallery | Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 30 – Landing Theatre Company presents this compelling story of art at social justice. An art gallery hosts a retrospective of the work by a legendary Chinese dissident artist, who tells his story of imprisonment in a detention center. A New York Times Critics Pick and Obie Award winner in 2017, it’s an exploration of truth and cultural appropriation. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Holmes and Watson at the Alley Theatre | Friday, June 22 through Sunday, July 22 – This is a new Sherlock Holmes adventure, custom written for the Alley. Three years after Sherlock Holmes plunged to his death off the Reichenbach Falls, Dr. John Watson receives a telegram saying the famed detective might be alive. The case plunges Waston into adventure as he seeks to find the truth. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
  • Swan Lake at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, July 1 – The Houston Ballet presents this timeless tale of love between Prince Siegfried and the maiden-turned-white-swan Odette. The modernized look at Tchaikovsky’s enduring masterpiece gives the characters a greater psychological complexity. Tickets start at $25. 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.