Top Performing Arts & Live Theater This Week: May 22 to 28, 2023

Ballet dancers in costumes perform in sync, bathed in purple light
Houston Ballet unveils "Divergence" on Thursday at Wortham Center | Courtesy of Houston Ballet

See the latest performing arts productions and theater happenings opening across Houston from Monday, May 22 to Sunday, May 28, 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: May 22 to 28, 2023

Final Performances This Week

Make your way quick to catch the final show of Paul Hope Cabaret’s Sunny Side of the Street on Monday, May 22; and see the show-stopping new production of Rent at Hobby Center, closing on Sunday, May 28.

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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.


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