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Shows are listed in chronological order and are not ranked numerically from most to least recommended.
Top 12 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: September 2018
- The Moors at Chelsea Market | Through Saturday, September 15 – Mildred’s Umbrella presents this story about two spinster sisters, a governess, and a maid, making plays for love and power at a time when women had very little. An exploration of class and gender, this dark comedy is by turns fanciful and intriguing. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
- Violet at Queensbury Theatre | Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 23 – The award-winning musical about a scarred woman who hits the road on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister opens the company’s 2018 – 2019 season. Winner of the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997, as well as a Tony for its revised Broadway production in 2014, it’s a dazzling testament to how far we’re willing to go for what we want and how to have faith in ourselves. Tickets start at $21, but a limited number of premium $42 tickets are discounted to $22.50 for select shows. Showtimes vary.
- Jesus Hopped the A Train at Studio 101 | Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 29 – 4th Wall opens its season with this stirring play by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis. It’s the story of a bike messenger from New York awaiting trial for shooting the leader of a religious cult. Recommended for audiences ages 17 and older. Tickets start at $26, but limited comped (you just pay the ticketing fee) and discounted $16 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
- Oklahoma! at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 23 – TUTS offers the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which was a game-changer for musical theater. The story of Laurey and her would-be suiter Curly, it’s a nostalgic glimpse at life on the Oklahoma range at the turn of the last century. Done in collaboration with the Houston Ballet, the show opens TUTS’ 50th anniversary season and commemorates the show’s 75th anniversary. Tickets start at $30, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. Showtimes vary.
- Around the World in 80 Days at The George Theatre | Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 30 – A.D. Players presents the classic story of adventure with five actors playing 39 characters as they brave stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains. Expect hijinks. Tickets start at $15, but a limited number of premium seats are discounted to $12.50. Showtimes vary.
- Pacifica Quartet at Stude Concert Hall | Thursday, September 13 – Acclaimed for the exuberant performances, this quartet has become a favorite with Houston audiences. They show off their mastery in an evening of Haydn, Shostakovich, and Schubert. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm.
- MOMIX at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Friday, September 14 – Society for the Performing Arts presents this acclaimed dance company. The program, Opus Cactus, is a dazzling approach to the landscape of the American Southwest, as dancers transform themselves to create images of cacti, lizards, and more. Tickets start at $35, but limited discounted tickets are available. 7:30pm.
- ‘Da Kink in my Hair at the Ensemble Theatre | Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, October 14 – This regional premiere is set in a Caribbean hair salon owned by a West Indian stylist living in Toronto. Told with drumming, singing, and dance, it explores the stories of eight Black women and their triumphs and struggles. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
- La Fille du Régiment at Lambert Hall | Friday, September 21 through Saturday, September 29 – Opera in the Heights kicks off its season with this sparkling opera that tells the story of Marie, an orphan raised by a French army regiment, and her love for Tonio. Lovely, lyrical, and a little madcap, this one’s for opera lovers and novices alike. Tickets start at $40. Showtimes vary.
- Checkmate at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, September 21 | FREE – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off its new season with this world premiere, matching piano, and a full orchestra in a chess game of music. The piano part represents chess legend Garry Kasparov, while the orchestra embodies “Deep Blue”, in a piece recreating that famous chess match that riveted the world. 8pm.
- Book of Will at Main Street Theater | Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 21 – Following Shakespeare’s death, his plays were published in inaccurate and clumsy editions. A group of his friends get together to preserve the Bard’s legacy and create the First Folio. This marks the regional premiere of Main Street favorite Lauren Gunderson’s critically acclaimed play. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
- Les Misérables at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, September 25 through Sunday, September 30 – This epic musical is the story of Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, and how he’s pursued across the decades by the relentless Inspector Javert, set against the backdrop of post-revolutionary France, in all its gritty glory. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. Showtimes vary.
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