Top Performing Arts & Live Theater This Week: April 3 to 9, 2023

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Take in a dazzling free show of art, music and dance with Artrageous at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Courtesy of Artrageous

See the latest performing arts productions and theater happenings opening across Houston from Monday, April 3 to Sunday, April 9, 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: April 3-9, 2023

  • TUTS presents Legally Blonde at Hobby Center | Tuesday, April 4 | Ongoing – It’s, like totally happening, you guys! The effervescent musical based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon hits the Hobby Center stage with a message about staying true to yourself and never letting others define who you are. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Wolf Play at the Rec Room | Thursday, April 6 | Ongoing – In this wildly theatrical play, desires and decisions collide in unexpected ways, and a child finds himself on a lone wolf’s quest to discover who he is meant to be. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Artrageous at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, April 7 | FREE – Watch as artists create large-scale masterpieces before your very eyes, set to exciting music and captivating choreography. This multidisciplinary show celebrates the arts with a visual journey punctuated with passionate energy from the assembled artists, singers, dancers and musicians that make Artrageous come alive. 8pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Mozart, Farrenc & Haydn at Jones Hall | Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 – Concertmaster Yoonshin Song performs violin with members of the Symphony for an Easter weekend of works from legendary composers. $29 and up. 8pm.
  • Houston’s Got Bollywood: Jashn at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, April 8 | FREE – The style and energy of Bollywood comes to the Bayou City in this explosive performance that tracks the genre’s history. Expect high energy, brilliant color and that unmistakable Bollywood vibe. 8pm.

Final Performances This Week

This week markes the final chance to see the Music Box Theater Cabaret in their current location before the move to Memorial City; catch The Greatest Hits Album: Side A through Saturday, April 8. Plus, The Book of Mary closes at MATCH on Sunday, April 9.

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Holly Beretto
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 Eater.com'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.