See the latest performing arts productions and theater happenings opening across Houston from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 2, 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.
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Here’s our list of must-see openings:
Top Performing Arts Openings This Week: March 27 to April 2, 2023
- DaCamera presents Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio at Hobby Center | Thursday, March 30 – The orchestra performs a concert that includes Schubert’s majestic B-flat Trio and Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic, folk-inspired gem. $37.50 and up. 7:30pm.
- ROAR Story Slam at Asia Society Texas Center | Friday, March 31 – Six finalists from Korean American Story have six minutes to share stories in this competition, adhering to this year’s theme of “What the Heck.” Stick around at 9:30pm for an after party event with light refreshments and mingling. $35; $25 for students. 7pm to 11pm.
- Waking Up Free: India’s Journey at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, March 31 | FREE – Honoring the 75th year of India’s independence, this program of exquisite dance features original choreography set to an original score that showcases the sweep of India’s culture. 8pm.
- Bay Area Ballet Theatre presents A Night in Paris at University of Houston Clear Lake | Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2 – You’ll be swept away to the City of Light in this program that features choreography inspired by the paintings of Degas and Debussy’s Clair de Lune, along with several new works. $24 and up. Times vary.
- Ars Lyrica presents Maria’s Magical Musical Adventure at Rothko Chapel | Saturday, April 1 | FREE with registration – Part of Menil’s Neighborhood Community Day, this family-friendly performance includes a reading of the children’s book with string accompaniment by the Ars Lyrica ensemble. The book will be available for purchase. Free with registration. 1pm and 3pm.
- Houston Masterworks Chorus presents Handel’s Electrifying Messiah at Grace Presbyterian Church | Saturday, April 1 – This is the classic like you’ve never heard before, in a setting that combines jazz, soul and hip-hop with underlying effects, beats and rhythms. Musicians from HISD’s Westside High School and Inertia Dance Company will be part of the performance. $20 and up. 4pm.
- Pride Houston presents Simply Sondheim at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church | Saturday, April 1 – The chorus offers a selection of the iconic composer’s works, from fan favorites to little-known gems. $20. 8pm to 9:30pm.
- Galveston Symphony Orchestra at the Grand 1894 Opera House | Sunday, April 2 – Pianist Anton Nell joins the orchestra for a performance of works by Ravel and Mozart, in the heart of Galveston. $25 and up. 4pm.
- Aperio presents Songs America Loves to Sing at MATCH | Sunday, April 2 – This exploration of Americana music features works by Bonds, Copland, Harbison, Previn, Rorem, and Rzewski. $10 and up. 6pm.
Final Performances This Week
Stages’ cullud wattah closes on Friday, March 31 at the Gordy Theater.
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