Top 16 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: June 2019

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Disney’s Aladdin | Photo courtesy of Broadway at the Hobby Center

Grab your tickets to the top 16 theatrical shows and arts performances happening around the Greater Houston area in June 2019.

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Shows are listed in chronological order and are not ranked numerically from most to least recommended.

Top 16 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: June 2019

  • Relatively Speaking at Main Street Theater | Through Sunday, June 2 – Alan Ayckbourn’s farce of mistaken identity is the story of Ginny and George. Madly in love with each other, and just engaged, George sets out to surprise his beloved – only to turn up at the wrong house. This performance by Main Street Theater should prove perfect for fans of Noel Coward and wild romps. Tickets start at $36. Showtimes vary.
  • Pipeline at the Ensemble Theatre | Through Sunday, June 2 – In Ensemble Theatre‘s production, Nya teaches at an inner-city public school while her son Omari attends a private school upstate. When an incident threatens his expulsion, Nya must confront not only her son’s rage, but also her own choices as a parent. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
  • The God Committee at The George Theater | Through Sunday, June 2 – A.D. Players presents this story of medicine, morality, and money. A heart is available for transplant, but who should get it? This real-time examination of that deliberation process shows how our world views and prejudices factor into our thinking. Tickets start at $20, but premium $55 seats are discounted to $27.50 for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Collected Stories at Studio 101 | Through Saturday, June 8 – 4th Wall Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that explores the lives of two writers. Friendship, ambition, rivalry, and betrayal intersect as established writer Ruth Steiner wants to share her experiences with the next generation –only to come up against Lisa Morrison. Tickets start at $17, but premium $32 seats are available discounted to $16 for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Through Sunday, June 9 – An epic anthology of Broadway history brings together song-and-dance numbers from some of the theater’s most-loved musicals. Highlighting the directing and choreography career of the legendary Jerome Robbins, the musical features numbers from Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, Peter Pan, On the Town and more. A must-see for lovers of theater and dance. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
  • The Merry Widow at the Wortham Theater Center | Through Sunday, June 9 – This extravagant, stunning production tells the story of the secret romance between the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari and Count Danilo. Based on Franz Lehar’s operetta, it’s a sweeping epic showcasing the brilliant dancers of the Houston Ballet. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Spamilton: An American Parody at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Through Sunday, June 9 – This musical spoof of the Broadway megahit was called “convulsively funny” by the New York Times. Expect smart and silly in equal measure. Tickets start at $41, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Songs of the Silver Screen at Music Box Theatre | Through Saturday, June 15 – This cabaret performance brings together some of the most iconic songs in cinema, from movies such as Dirty Dancing, A Star is Born, Pretty Woman, The Spy Who Loved Me and more. Settle in for an evening of music you know by heart. Tickets start at $31. Showtimes vary.
  • The Three Musketeers at Alley Theatre | Through Sunday, June 30 – The swashbuckling romp alights onto the Alley stage in a production by Ken Ludwig adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas that’s perfect for the whole family. Thrills, romance, and loyalty. It’s everything we love in classic adventure tales. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
  • Murder for Two at Stages Repertory Theatre | Through Sunday, July 28 – Presented by Stages Repertory Theater Company, this madcap musical murder mystery features a two-person cast. One of them plays the inspector on the trail of a killer; the other portrays all 13 suspects. Both play piano in what’s apt to be a humor-filled riff on the tradition crime genre. The New York Observer called it “a hilarious musical whodunit.” Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted premium seats are available at $23 for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Chicago at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 9 – Society for the Performing Arts presents the classic musical that highlights two murderers in 1920s Chicago and not-so-subversively skewers celebrity culture with a lot of razzle-dazzle. Tickets start at $35. Showtimes vary.
  • 30th Annual Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Tuesday, June 4 through Saturday, June 29 – Celebrating its 30th  anniversary, this month-long celebration of classical music features a series of concerts showcasing some of the brightest young artists on the scene today. The Orchestra Series features the free opening night concert, a performance of cinematic splendor, a concert of symphony selections, and the festival’s grand finale. The Perspectives Series brings together festival faculty artists and guests for a selection of chamber works. Tickets for the Orchestra Series concerts are $25; tickets for the Perspective Series concerts are $20; ticket packages for the full festival are also available. Showtimes vary.
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at MATCH | Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, July 28 – Main Street Theater’s Theater for Youth presents this full musical based on the classic comic strip. Join the entire Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Snoopy and, of course, Charlie Brown – in a series of vignettes that highlight the highs and lows of Charles Schulz’s iconic characters. The family-friendly show is the perfect way to kick off summer entertainment. Tickets start at $18. Showtimes vary.
  • Virtual Reality in Concert: Music Illustrated at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts | Friday, June 14 – In a groundbreaking blending of symphonic music and visual arts, the Houston Symphony will play a series of popular classical pieces while artist and dancer Topher Sipes creates art from the music in real time. A dazzling combination of music, art, and dance, audiences get to watch the creative process happen live on stage. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.
  • Josephine Tonight at the Ensemble Theatre | Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, July 28 – This regional premiere musical biography is the story of the early life of the actress and singing sensation Josephine Baker. Focusing on the talented Josephine and the encouragement of her laundress mother who pushes her to success, it’s a show about following your dreams without forgetting who you are. Tickets start at $36. Showtimes vary.
  • Disney’s Aladdin at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 14 – The beloved Disney animated (and now also live action, in a nifty bit of timing) feature comes to life on stage in this production. The story of the peasant boy Aladdin who happens upon a magic lamp and its genie is filled with humor and a whole new world of adventure. Perfect for the whole family, the musical is as much about finding out who you are as it is about having wishes granted. Tickets start at $50. Showtimes vary.

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Holly Beretto
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 Eater.com'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.