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

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Elle Woods takes centerstage for the musical version of "Legally Blonde" from TUTS | Photo: Joan Marcus; courtesy of Legally Blonde: The Musical

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 April 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: April 2023

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The acclaimed “To Kill a Mockingbird” comes to Hobby Center in April | Photo: Julieta Cervantes; courtesy of Hobby Center

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  • The Greatest Hits Album: Side A at the Music Box Theater | Through Saturday, April 8 – The acclaimed cabaret is moving to CityCentre in May, and they’re bidding farewell to their Kirby and Richmond location with this concert featuring some of their favorites over the last dozen years. Expect a show with genres ranging from ‘50s hits to Disco jives and more. $35 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • The Book of Mary at MATCH | Through Sunday, April 9 – Written by and starring Mary Hooper, this world premiere is the story of the artist’s growing up in Beaumont to deaf parents, being part of Montrose in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and finding a career on stage. $40. Showtimes vary.
  • 4th Wall Theatre Co. presents Sanctuary City at Spring Street Studios | Through Saturday, April 15 – 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.
  • Clyde’s at Ensemble Theatre | Through Sunday, April 16 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.

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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.