Top Performing Arts & Live Theater This Week: February 27 to March 5, 2023

Dancers perform around structural objects lit in vibrant colors
Dance Source Houston presents its 23rd "Mind the Gap" showcase on Tuesday | Courtesy of Dance Source Houston

See the latest performing arts productions and theater happenings opening across Houston from Monday, February 27 to Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Looking for ways to keep the theater calendar straight? We have you covered with this weekly roundup series tracking openings at theaters and performing arts institutions across the city of Houston.

Dig deeper for more ongoing performances happening on stages across Houston by checking out the 365 Houston Calendar.

Here’s our list of must-see openings:

Top Performing Arts Openings This Week: February 27 to March 5, 2023

  • Dance Source Houston presents Mind the Gap XXIII at MATCH | Tuesday, February 28 – In this 23rd showcase of works created by local artists, audiences will see a diversity of small dance companies and independent choreographers across a range of styles feature at the Midtown theater. $15 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Playback Theatre at the Jung Center | Friday, March 3 – This evening of improv theatre is sparked by the true stories of audience members—a story, a thought or a feeling—brought to life by a chain reaction of improvisation. $15. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Misery at MATCH | Friday, March 3 | Ongoing – Based on the Stephen King novel, this play follows the story of a romance novelist rescued by his “number-one fan.” When she finds out he’s about to kill off her favorite character, she holds him hostage. $30. Showtimes vary.
  • Kinetic Ensemble presents Her Story at the MATCH | Friday, March 3 – The ensemble celebrates Women’s History Month with a concert featuring music by female composers, highlighted by the world premiere of “Home,” a multidisciplinary piece from composer Nicky Sohn, choreographer Kayle Collymore and violinist Mary Grace Johnson. $30. 7:30pm.
  • Cowboy Bob at Alley Theatre | Friday, March 3 | Ongoing – Loosely based on the story of Texas bankrobber Peggy Jo, this world premiere explores a Texas legend with genre-bending music. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • DaCamera presents Christian McBride’s New Jawn at Wortham Center | Friday, March 3 – The eight-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist brings his newest pianoless quartet, the New Jawn, to the Wortham stage for a night that builds on the post-bop sounds of America’s artform. $42.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Jazzy Sundays: Robert Glasper in Concert at Emancipation Park | Sunday, March 5 | FREE – The opening concert of this weekly, city-wide jazz series will see Grammy- and Emmy-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper take the stage for a free show in Third Ward, joined by Hutson Percussion in support. 5pm to 7pm.

Final Performances This Week

Catastrophic Theatre’s Eddie Goes to Poetry City closes at MATCH on Saturday, March 4; while Sunday sees the final curtains on Roe at Stages, Permanent Collection at Main Street Theater, and Houston Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet.

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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.