Top 17 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: March 2020

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Top 17 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: March 2020

  • The Dead Eye Boy at MATCH | Through Saturday, March 7 – Dirt Dog Players offers the Houston premiere of Angus MacLachlan’s play about a troubled boy, hard-core addiction, and manipulation. It follows the life of Soren, the boy in question, as he’s pulled between his mother and her ex-con boyfriend, who each see different stories mirrored in the kid’s life and choices. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • The Sleeping Beauty at Wortham Theater Center | Through Sunday, March 8 – The Houston Ballet presents this lavish Ben Stevenson production, an adaption of the classic fairy tale. Considered to be one of ballet’s pinnacle stories, the production features Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, along with exquisite dancing and eye-popping costumes and scenery. This one is truly a feast for the senses. Tickets start at $25, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary.
  • Fefu and Her Friends at MATCH | Through Sunday, March 8 – Catastrophic Theatre offers this avant-garde classic about a group of eight friends in the 1930s gathering in the home of their eccentric friend, Fefu. Among the cast are some of Houston’s most incredible actors, including Brittany Bush, Courtney Lomelo, Lisa Villegas, and Amy Bruce. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages Repertory Theatre presents The Fantasticks at The Gordy (Cancelled) | Through Sunday, March 22 – Stages Repertory Theatre inaugurates their brand-new stage with this classic musical. The longest-running musical ever, it’s a charming story about young love, meddling parents, and how to endure through adversity. The show’s been given a refresh for a contemporary audience and should prove irresistible to anyone who believes in the power of love. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Come From Away at the Hobby Center | Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 8 – This musical tells the story of what happens when a group of passengers finds themselves stranded in Newfoundland, following the closure of American airspace on 9/11. Welcomed into a tiny Canadian town, they find love, healing, and hospitality amid catastrophic events that forever altered the world. Based on real-life events, the Tony-nominated show won rave reviews for its lush music and showcasing humankind at its best. Tickets start at $60, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Marian’s Song at Wortham Theater Center | Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 – Houston Grand Opera marks its 68th world premiere with this new opera, the story of legendary singer Marian Anderson, who broke racial and cultural barriers in the 20th century. Part of HGO’s Song of Houston series, the performance is a fusion of opera, spoken word, and multimedia. Tickets start at $15. 7pm both evenings.
  • From White Plains at the MATCH | Thursday, March 5 to Sunday, March 8 – Named a New York Times Critic’s Pick, this play is the story of Dennis Sullivan, who wins an Academy Award for his screenplay, based on the life of his high-school friend who committed suicide after being bullied. When he names the bully in his acceptance speech, the fallout is chaotic. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Showtimes vary.
  • Jukebox Concert at The Gypsy Poet | Friday, March 6 – Axiom Quartet, known for mixing its classical music with shades of contemporary and pop sounds, offers this concert that allows the audience to select the evening’s program from a variety of songs from the 1960s to today. Tickets are $10. 6pm.
  • Honky Tonk Laundry at The Gordy | Friday, March 6 through Friday, May 22 – This musical by the creator of The Marvelous Wondrettes is the story of Lana Mae, who inherits the Wishy Washy Washeteria from her grandmother. When she hires Katie, the two cook up a scheme to change it from laundromat to a honky-tonk. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Duck à l’Orange at Talento Bilingüe de Houston | Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 21 – Et Voilà Théâtre presents this comedy, offered in French with English subtitles. It’s the story of the womanizing Hugh, who cheats on his wife Liz. But when Liz leaves him for her own lover, Hugh tries all he can to win her back. Tickets are $15. 8pm every evening.
  • An Evening with Ido Tadmor and Open Dance Project Company at the Evelyn R. Rubenstein Jewish Community Center | Saturday, March 7 – Ido Tadmor is the former director of the Israeli Ballet. Open Dance Project is a Houston dance company dedicated to strengthening the community through its artform. The two join forces for this performance, which also features a special piece commissioned by Dance at the J for Tadmor and Open Dance Project. Tickets are $30. 8pm.
  • Between Riverside and Crazy at Studio 101 (Postponed) | Friday, March 13 through Saturday, April 4 – 4th Wall Theatre Company continues its season with this Pulitzer Prize-winning play that tells the story of a retired NYPD officer living in a crumbling, rent-controlled apartment. An examination of race, death, and family, this drama features sexual situations and strong adult content and is not suitable for children. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
  • Autumn at the Ensemble Theatre (Postponed) | Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, April 12 – This political drama is the story of what happens when veteran mayor Frank Langley, on the cusp of being the first Black governor of his state finds his futures upended by his own party—and his protégé. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
  • Fiddler on the Roof at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (Postponed) | Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29 – This enduring musical is the story of Tevye, his wife Golde and their daughters, all living in the tiny town of Anatevka. With some of musical theatre’s most beloved songs, including “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” the show was one of the longest-running in Broadway history. Don’t miss this new production. Tickets start at $30, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Night Vision: Things Seen and Unseen at Christ Church Cathedral (Cancelled) | Saturday, March 28 – Fresh off its Grammy Award for the best choral album, the Houston Chamber Choir presents this evening of contemplation with Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, considered to be one of the composer’s finest works. Tickets are $40. 7:30pm.
  • Songs on the Water at Allen’s Landing (Cancelled) | Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – The Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Houston Grand Opera join together to offer a boat tour of the bayou, accompanied by music from pianist Patrick Harvey and soprano Alexandra Smither. The 30-minute recitals include multiple selections themed around water. Tickets are $75. Showtimes vary.
  • Appropriate at the Rec Room in Downtown | Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 18 – When members of the Lafayette family return to their decrepit Arkansas plantation home following the death of the family patriarch, they make a gruesome discovery that unearths regrets and confrontations. Tickets are $40. Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm.

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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.