Top Theater & Performing Arts Events in Houston: November 2022

"Six" brings a Broadway show to Downtown in November | Photo: Joan Marcus; courtesy of Broadway at the Hobby Center

Catch some of the city’s most exciting upcoming performances, happening all month long, with our roundup of theater and performing arts productions in November 2022.

This month offers final performances from some of early fall’s biggest stage hits in Houston, plus you can catch upcoming Broadway shows, chamber orchestras and more ahead of the holiday season on the horizon.

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

Top 19 Performing Arts Events in Houston: November 2022

Closing This Month

“The Wreckers” closes at Wortham Center in November | Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera
  • Houston Grand Opera presents The Wreckers at Wortham Center | Ongoing | Through Friday, November 11 – Continuing its commitment to presenting new works and giving favorites new looks, HGO offers the first-ever fully staged production of this 1906 opera by Dame Ethel Smyth. It’s the story of a coastal community where shipwrecks are common and pillaging a given. But what happens when someone begins warning the ships of what’s to come? $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Put Your House in Order at Rec Room | Ongoing | Through Saturday, November 12 – This romantic comedy/thriller/horror story about a first date that turns quickly into a race against an invading force is a Houston premiere. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Stages presents Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson at the Gordy | Ongoing | Through Sunday, November 13 – With a story that is at once perfectly Houston and absolutely universal, Plumshuga explores the life and legacy of Lauren Anderson, the first Black woman to be named a principal artist for a major American dance company. The world premiere blends spoken word, dance, music and theater for a look at Anderson’s life, and an exploration of what it means to follow your dreams. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Seascape at Alley Theatre | Ongoing | Through Sunday, November 13 – Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winner explores marriage and what it means to be human in this story of a couple who take a walk on the beach, only to meet another couple who rise from the ocean. $51 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • American Icons at Music Box Theater | Ongoing | Through November 26 – The cabaret lineup includes hits from Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and more. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.

Opening This Month

Social Movement Contemporary Dance performs on Saturday night of Houston Fringe Festival | Courtesy of Social Movement Contemporary Dance
DaCamera brings a jazz legend, Branford Marsalis, to the stage in November | Courtesy of Branford Marsalis
  • Classical Theatre Company presents The Marriage of Figaro at the DeLuxe Theater | Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 26 – Audiences may be familiar with the opera of the same name, but this French farce on which the opera is based, predates it. Classical Theatre Company artistic director John Johnston offers his own translation of the story of Figaro as he prepares to wed the love of his life. Spoiler alert: hijinks ensue. $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents Cinderella at MATCH | Friday, November 11 to Friday, December 23 – The beloved story comes to life as a musical, backed by music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This stage adaption is based on the popular teleplay, and captures the romance of Cinderella and her prince, the capers of her stepsisters and the magic of her fairy godmother, who shows that impossible things happen every day. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • ROCO presents Fortune at the Church of St. John the Divine | Saturday, November 12 – The orchestra plays a series of works that center on fantasy and fortune, including Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 and two world premieres, William Bolcom‘s Dedication and Judah Adashi‘s the sun begins to fade. Tickets are pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. 5pm.
  • Ars Lyrica presents Red Priest of Venice at Hobby Center | Saturday, November 12 – This celebration of the music of Vivaldi includes selections from his opera Bajazet, alongside the Concerto in A Minor and more. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Michele Brangewen Dance & Music Ensemble presents Asa Nisi Masa at MATCH | Sunday, November 20 – The phrase “Asa nisi masa” was made famous in the Fellini film 8 ½, where it reminds a character of a joyful memory. The signature piece in this concert, it features movement and music created in the moment. $25 and up. 7pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Disney’s Fantasia at Jones Hall | Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 – The orchestra plays the lush, classical music-inspired score to Disney’s 1940 animated masterpiece while the movie plays on screen. $29 and up. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2:30pm.

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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 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.