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Shows are listed in chronological order and are not ranked numerically from most to least recommended.
Top 9 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: December 2018
- Back to the ’80s at Music Box Theatre | Through Saturday, December 1 – Take one part mystery and who done it, blend with one part 1980s monster musical hits and you get this epic stage event. Packed with the music you know and love from Queen, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond and more, it’s a blast from the past that sure to be one of the most fun things on stage in Houston this month. $31, but limited discounted $15.50 tickets are available to select shows. Showtimes vary.
- First Suburb at MATCH | Through Sunday, December 9 – Catastrophic Theatre continues its season with this world premiere about five preteens on the brink of adolescence, who lives are upended by a shocking and violent act. Written by Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter, it’s a look at the underside of an insular planned community in the 1990s. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
- Pride and Prejudice at Studio 101 | Through Saturday, December 22 – 4th Wall Theatre Company presents this raucous adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Elizabeth Bennet is under increasing pressure to make a suitable marriage, but she wants her independence. Enter the dashing Mr. Darcy. Called “blissful mirth” by the Berkshire Eagle, it should be an audience favorite. Tickets start at $17, but a limited number of $32 seats are discounted to $16. Showtimes vary.
- Panto Star Force at Stages Repertory Theatre | Through Sunday, December 30 – In this comic blast of intergalactic hilarity, a force of zany space rebels bands together to fight the powerful Emperor Snorkelfish and Dark Tater, who want to take over the galaxy. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted $19.50 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
- Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room | Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 23 – Back for a second year, this stunning mico-opera retells the story of Hansel and Gretel, who set out into the woods to find food for their family, only to come upon an enchanted cottage made of sweets – and the witch who lives inside. Sung in English and set to a sweeping, gorgeous score by Englebert Humperdinck, this is a not-to-be-missed production. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
- Force of Nature at MATCH | Saturday, December 8 – ROCO presents this show with selections of nature-themed music for flute, oboe, viola, cello, and piano, including Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshop, a brand-new commission. Tickets are $25. 5pm.
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Saturday, December 8 through Sunday, December 23 – TUTS presents the enduring story of Belle, a bookworm from a quiet French town and the Beast who holds her captive in his enchanted castle. With beloved songs like “Be Our Guest,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” this new production is sure to be a winner for the whole family. Tickets start at $43.50$43.50, but you may find cheaper, better, or otherwise hard-to-get tickets on TicketNetwork’s resale website. Showtimes vary.
- Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience at the Hobby Center |Tuesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 30 | This comic romp through all seven Harry Potter books (in 70 minutes) features crazy costumes, a fire-breathing dragon, and endless Hogwart’s magic. Full price tickets start at $49.99; limited discounted tickets start at $39.99. Showtimes vary.
- Baroque Razzle-Dazzle at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31 – Ars Lyrica’s annual New Year’s Eve concert shines the spotlight on violinist Adam LaMotte and the music of the first and third of Brahms’ “Brandenburg” concertos. It’s a festive classical concert guaranteed to start 2019 on a high note. Tickets start at $130 and some include pricing for a pre-concert dinner and post-concert gala. 9pm.
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