Top 12 Theater & Arts Performances in Houston: August 2022

Plan for a fetch night of Broadway when Mean Girls hits Hobby Center in August | Courtesy of Mean Girls on Broadway

Catch virtual and live performances all month long with our roundup of theater and performing arts productions happening in August 2022.

This month sees the inimitable Tamarie Cooper close out her summer show at MATCH, the ultimate murder mystery plays throughout August at Alley Theatre, and perhaps the most fetch musical of all time hits Hobby Center with Mean Girls.

Check out more of our highlights for the city’s performing arts events this month:

Top 12 Performing Arts Events in Houston: August 2022

Tamarie Cooper’s wild summer show comes to a close in the first week of August | Courtesy of Catastrophic Theatre
  • The Real Inspector Hound at Main Street Theater | Through Saturday, August 13 – Tom Stoppard’s play-within-a-play features rival theater critics drawn into an Agatha Christie-style mystery involving a remote manor, an escaped madman, and the kind of hilarity the Daily Mail called “a masterpiece.” $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • AD Players presents The Sound of Music at the George Theater | Through Sunday, August 14 – The hills are alive with the beautiful melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring story of a nun named Maria, sent to be governess for the seven children of the stern Captain Von Trapp. This exploration of faith, love and family set against the backdrop of pre-World War II Austria features songs you know by heart such as “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and “The Sound of Music.” $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Feelin’ Groovy at Music Box Theater | Through Saturday, August 20 – Groove out to favorite songs from the 1960s and ’70s in this musical revue designed to give off good vibrations. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Clue at Alley Theatre | Through Sunday, August 28 – Murder and blackmail are on the menu at Boddy Manor, as guests assemble for an evening rife with danger and chilling revelations. Based on the classic board game and beloved movie, this whodunit will keep audiences on the edge of their seat, guessing until the last clue is revealed. $30 and up. Showtimes vary
“Clue” wraps up its Alley Theatre run in late August | Courtesy of Alley Theatre
  • Ishida Dance Company presents No Speaking Left in Me at MATCH | Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13 – Featuring choreography from around the world, this production blends contemporary dance with theatrical elements while retaining the physicality and beauty of the human form from traditional ballet. $30 and up. 8pm.
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo at MATCH | Friday, August 12 to Saturday, August 20 – A group of nontraditional women get together to organize an LGBTQ prom. But when one of their sorority sisters turns up, determined to romance the love of her life, their plans are thrown into chaos. $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Incredible India: A Cultural Kaleidoscope at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, August 13 | FREE – Led by Surender Talwar, this performance takes audiences on an exciting cultural journey through regions of India that have a rich artistic heritage. Dancers from the North and the South, and from the East and the West, weave a beautiful tapestry of vibrant colors and moods, proudly displaying the splendor of Indian dance in its many forms. 8:30pm.
  • Broadway Across America presents Mean Girls at Hobby Center | Tuesday, August 16 to Sunday, August 21 – Based on the beloved movie created by the mind of Tina Fey, this musical finds Cady Heron, raised on the African savanna, trying to adjust to life in suburban Illinois. Hilarity ensues as she attempts to figure out high school social hierarchy and gain entry to the popular kids’ group. $40 and up. 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.