Top Performing Arts & Live Theater This Week: May 29 to June 4, 2023

Jennafer Newberry as Glinda and Lissa deGuzman as Elphaba in the National Tour of WICKED
Wicked opens a summer run in Downtown this week | Photo: Joan Marcus; courtesy of Broadway Across America

See the latest performing arts productions and theater happenings opening across Houston from Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 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 29 to June 4, 2023

  • Wicked at Hobby Center | Wednesday, May 31 | Ongoing – This re-imagined story of the witches from Oz has become one of Broadway’s most-loved stories. With themes of the power of friendship and the courage to be different, this musical is a modern classic. $54 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Toy Story Screening & Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, June 1 | FREE – Sing along to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as the Houston Symphony performs the full musical score by award-winning composer Randy Newman, alongside a complete screening of the Pixar classic at the Pavilion in the Woodlands. Free seating on the lawn and mezzanine; $25 for orchestra seating. 8pm.
  • Galveston Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty at the Grand 1894 Opera House | Thursday, June 1 & Friday, June 2 – Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet is brought to life in this production with beautiful choreography and a moving score, presented in the historic opera house of Galveston. $67 and up. 7pm.
  • Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Moving Myths at Hobby Center | Saturday, June 3 – Written by playwright/novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel, this one-hour fantastical journey follows four travelers as they share stories based on traditional myths from Chinese, Native American, Norwegian, and Ethiopian cultures. $15 and up. 1pm and 4pm.
  • Pride Chorus Houston: Love Who You Love at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church | Saturday, June 3 – In celebration of Pride Month, this concert spans a wide range of musical genres—from Aretha and Elton John to Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran—that lifts up the joy of love in all its forms. $20; $10 for ages 10 and under. 8pm to 9:30pm.

Final Performances This Week

Three productions draw final curtains on Sunday, June 4; Brother Toad at Ensemble Theatre, Torera at Alley Theatre, and Houston Ballet’s Divergence at the Wortham Center.

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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.