Top Performing Arts & Live Theater Shows in Houston: March 2023

Several drummers on stage bang on trash cans, leap into the air and play percussive instruments
"Stomp" hits Jones Hall for one weekend in March | Photo: Steve McNicholas; courtesy of Performing Arts Houston

Catch some of the city’s most exciting upcoming performances, happening all month long, with our roundup of live theater and performing arts productions in March 2023.

Houston’s eclectic and electric arts scene is on full display this month. There’s plenty to find on stage, proving that arts lovers in our city have an abundance of riches.

We’ve gathered some of the best performing arts and theater events taking place in Houston this month, which you can check out below.

Top Performing Arts & Theater Shows in Houston: March 2023

Opening This Month

  • 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.
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre presents Misery at MATCH | Friday, March 3 to Saturday, March 18 – 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.
  • Cowboy Bob at Alley Theatre | Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 26 – 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.
  • Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Afro-Brazilian Choral Festival at First Lutheran Church | Sunday, March 5 – This concert celebrates the heritage of Brazilian music and its influences from Africa, Argentina and beyond. $25. 4pm.
  • Stages presents The Bride Or: Does This Dress Make Me Look Married? at the Gordy | Friday, March 10 | Ongoing Beloved to Houston audiences for her role as Sister in Late Night Catechism, Denise Fennell offers her unique perspective on the institution of marriage. Mere hours before her wedding, a bride of a certain age questions everything, including whether she should get married at all. This production runs through Sunday, May 14. $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Our Planet: Live in Concert at Jones Hall | Wednesday, March 22 The breathtaking Netflix documentary gets an entirely new treatment, accompanied by a live orchestra in an event that showcases the beauty and wonder of our natural world. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. $29 and up. 4pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents STOMP at Jones Hall | Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26 Unrelenting energy is the hallmark of this wildly popular percussion ensemble, making a stop in Houston to delight audiences with their precision playing, imaginative presentation and sheer joy of performing. $39 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Clyde’s at Ensemble Theatre | Friday, March 24 | Ongoing For the formerly incarcerated employees who work at Clyde’s, the truck stop is a place for them to find purpose. Can they rebuild their lives and dreams of more when a callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb? This production runs through Sunday, April 16. $34 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • The Odyssey at Alley Theatre | Friday, March 24 | Ongoing This new take on the epic story of Odysseus rings with Caribbean rhythms. Look for an adventure that includes rivals attempting to take Odysseus’ thrown, a trip to hell, stormy seas and more. This production runs through Sunday, April 16. $51 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents Sanctuary City at Spring Street Studios | Friday, March 24 | Ongoing Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Martyne Majok explores the lives of two undocumented friends, trying to find a place for themselves and each other in a world filled with uncertainty. This production runs through Saturday, April 15. $32 and up. Showtimes vary.
Four performers stand in a line, holding their hands around the head and body of a woman with outstretched arms
“Cullud Wattah” runs through the end of March at the Gordy | Courtesy of Stages

Closing This Month

  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Eddie Goes to Poetry City at MATCH | Through Saturday, March 4 – Eddie imagines that Poetry City must be paradise. But when he gets there, he finds himself disoriented in a place that “melts language.” Tickets are pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.
  • Permanent Collection at Main Street Theater | Through Sunday, March 5 – Who controls art? Who decides what should be seen? Those are just two of the questions raised in this play that finds an African American businessman, newly named head of a renowned art collection, at odds with the collection’s director of education over his proposal to change the collection by adding eight pieces of art. $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents Roe at the Gordy | Through Sunday, March 5 – An examination of the repercussions of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, this play by Lisa Loomer focuses on two women, Sarah Weddington, who argued the case before the Supreme Court; and Norma McCorvey, a/k/a “Jane Roe.” $30 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents Moulin Rouge! at Hobby Center | Through Sunday, March 12 – Baz Lurhmann’s electric film comes to life onstage in this musical, complete with eye-popping visuals and over-the-top energy. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents cullud wattah at the Gordy | Through Friday, March 31 – This multi-generational saga unfolds against the backdrop of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The New York Times called it “haunting and eye-opening.” It follows a family’s quest for justice, going up against powerful entities, and how that quest could be its undoing. $30 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.