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
- 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents The Thin Place at Spring Street Studios | Ongoing | Through Saturday, November 5 – Linda can commune with the dead and she can make you hear them—if you believe. Opening 4th Wall’s 2022-23 season, this affecting play that explores the lines between life and death, and how they shape reality. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Coyote on a Fence at MATCH | Ongoing | Through Saturday, November 5 – What is good? What is evil? And how do we show justice and mercy? This play by Bruce Graham explores all that and more in a searing story based on a Texas death row inmate. Unfolding in a prison, two inmates await their final fate and their stories challenge convictions and ask what it means to be human. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presents La Traviata at the Wortham Center | Ongoing | Through Sunday, November 6 – One of the most stirring operas in the canon, this is the story of the courtesan Violetta who falls in love with the noble-born Alfredo. Jealousy, classism and tragedy unfold against Verdi’s incredible music. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
- TUTS presents The Secrets to My Success at Hobby Center | Ongoing | Through Sunday, November 6 – Based on the popular Michael J. Fox movie of the same name, this brand-new, TUTS-driven musical is the story of what success looks like—and what you’ll go through to hold on to it. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
- 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
- Chamber Music Houston presents Voces8 at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall | Tuesday, November 1 – The British vocal group brings its signature, century-spanning repertoire to its debut on the Chamber Music Houston stage at Rice University. Expect an evening of classical and contemporary song. $20 and up. 7:30pm.
- Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH | Tuesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 6 – Back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, this multi-day exploration of plays and performing arts offers world premieres of cutting-edge pieces by emerging and established artists. Also back is the festival-favorite closing night showcase, “Anything Goes.” $15. Showtimes vary.
- DaCamera presents An Evening With Branford Marsalis at Wortham Center | Friday, November 4 – The jazz legend performs a concert of fan favorites and works that showcase his signature style. $42.50 and up. 8pm.
- Broadway Across America presents Six at Hobby Center | Tuesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 20 – The story of King Henry VIII’s wives comes alive in this Spice Girls–inspired rock musical that’s guaranteed to flip the script on history. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
- 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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