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"The Secret Garden": Broadway Musical Based on Childhood Classic

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Sarofim Hall, Houston
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Tue, October 17
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $93
OFFER PRICE: $32.25 - $66.45

This recently renewed and updated production of the "The Secret Garden" may be headed back to Broadway after successful runs in Seattle and DC, where "The Washington Post" called it "smart and sensiti... [more+]

This recently renewed and updated production of the "The Secret Garden" may be headed back to Broadway after successful runs in Seattle and DC, where "The Washington Post" called it "smart and sensitive" and "blessedly grownup." Now coming to Houston's Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), this magical Tony-winning musical transports you to a lonely old house on a windswept moor, where the recently orphaned Mary has come to live with her reclusive uncle and his sickly son. Soon she discovers "The Secret Garden", and with the help of her friend and cousin, she blossoms, bringing new life to both the grounds and her grieving relative. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman ("The Color Purple", "'night, Mother") with music by Lucy Simon ("Doctor Zhivago"), this much-beloved fantasy features a lush new staging from TUTS, with stunning sets and costumes. [less-]

Big Texas Laughs at the Trill Comedy Festival

at Station Theater, Houston
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
Fri, October 20
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Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Now in its fifth year, Houston's Trill Comedy Festival features 10 shows with more than 120 comedians cracking audiences up over four days. From sketch comedy to variety shows, it's all here ... plus ... [more+]

Now in its fifth year, Houston's Trill Comedy Festival features 10 shows with more than 120 comedians cracking audiences up over four days. From sketch comedy to variety shows, it's all here ... plus everything in between. The Station Theater will be filled with improv, stand-up, performance art and much, much more. Please see the full event description for the available show schedule. [less-]

Provocative Comedy "Mrs. Warren's Profession"

at Classical Theatre @ Chelsea Market, Houston
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $27
OFFER PRICE: $15

Banned as "indecent" immediately after its 1905 opening in New York City, George Bernard Shaw's witty and provocative "Mrs. Warren's Profession" is the story of a confrontation that locks two strong, ... [more+]

Banned as "indecent" immediately after its 1905 opening in New York City, George Bernard Shaw's witty and provocative "Mrs. Warren's Profession" is the story of a confrontation that locks two strong, unconventional women in an elemental battle. Modern, educated Vivie Warren hasn't seen her mother, Kitty, in years. When her mother pays her a surprise visit, and sheds some light on the ways in which she was able to sacrifice herself for the sake of her daughter, pulling her out of the London slums, Vivie discovers that Kitty is not the woman she thought she knew ... and a battle of wills ensues. Make your way to the Classical Theatre at Chelsea Market in Houston for this delightfully heartbreaking comedy. [less-]

Lucifer, Hitler, Freud & Pope Francis in Courtroom Drama: "Martin Luther on Trial"

at Jeanette & LM George Theater, Houston
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $70
OFFER PRICE: $35

"Martin Luther on Trial" imagines a scenario in which the German professor of theology who fanned the flames of Protestant revolt against the medieval Catholic Church 500 years ago must take the stand... [more+]

"Martin Luther on Trial" imagines a scenario in which the German professor of theology who fanned the flames of Protestant revolt against the medieval Catholic Church 500 years ago must take the stand in defense of his religious and political controversies. And Luther is up against one seriously wicked prosecutor -- the Devil himself -- and a witness lineup that consists of Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Francis. Catch the verdict when "Martin Luther On Trial" brings its witty and incisive examination to the Jeanette & LM George Theater in Houston. [less-]

"Positions" Gives a Voice to Degas' Dancers

at Beacon Theatre, Houston
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Boiling Point Players presents the regional premiere of Daniel Ciba's "Positions", a fictional imagining of the life of painter Edgar Degas, told by 12 of the dancers he painted. Ranging from the beau... [more+]

Boiling Point Players presents the regional premiere of Daniel Ciba's "Positions", a fictional imagining of the life of painter Edgar Degas, told by 12 of the dancers he painted. Ranging from the beautiful to the violent, these "paintings" construct a fragmented depiction of the power and chaos enacted by artists on their creations. Hear their stories when the play stages at Houston's Beacon Theatre. [less-]

Dysfunctional Family Thriller "Feathers and Teeth"

at Studio 101, Houston
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
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Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Just in time for Halloween, "Feathers and Teeth" combines some of the our favorite bloody things: Hamlet, slasher movies and... '70s sitcoms? Home sweet home turns into a haunted house for 13 year-old... [more+]

Just in time for Halloween, "Feathers and Teeth" combines some of the our favorite bloody things: Hamlet, slasher movies and... '70s sitcoms? Home sweet home turns into a haunted house for 13 year-old Chris when Carol, her father's new fiancée, moves in. Struggling with the recent death of her mother, Chris believes Carol is evil, but she just can't persuade her dad. When a mysterious, potentially dangerous but kind of cute creature appears in the family's backyard, Chris assumes it's a sign from above to eliminate Carol once and for all. This imaginative, bone-chilling and wildly funny play brings the notion of dysfunctional family drama to sensationally scary heights at Houston's Studio 101. [less-]

Play Finds Edgar Allan Poe Confronting His Demons

at Salem Lutheran, Houston
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Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

In a sweltering Baltimore heat wave, Annabelle stumbles upon a delirious and hallucinating Edgar Allan Poe, who cannot remember his own name. She drags him to Lucretia's Memento Mori Shoppe, where pos... [more+]

In a sweltering Baltimore heat wave, Annabelle stumbles upon a delirious and hallucinating Edgar Allan Poe, who cannot remember his own name. She drags him to Lucretia's Memento Mori Shoppe, where post-mortem photos of deceased loved ones are created for their bereaved families. Ghosts of his past combine with characters and images from his literary works to torment the poor author. Can he make peace with his demons and find solace in the kindness of strangers? Find out when "The Most Wretched Deathbed Fever Dreams of Edgar Allan Poe" lurks into the Company OnStage in Houston. [less-]

Thrilling Cat-and-Mouse Classic

at Playhouse 1960, Houston
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Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Blind housewife Susy Hendrix is being terrorized in her apartment by a band of criminals who believe she has the heroin-stuffed doll they smuggled into the country. But Susy's no helpless victim. Util... [more+]

Blind housewife Susy Hendrix is being terrorized in her apartment by a band of criminals who believe she has the heroin-stuffed doll they smuggled into the country. But Susy's no helpless victim. Utilizing her unique abilities, she's able to level the playing field, devising a pulse-pounding game of cat-and-mouse that unfolds in the dark of night and has been thrilling audiences for decades. Enjoy all the pulse-pounding tension of "Wait Until Dark" at Houston's Playhouse 1960. [less-]

International Gem & Jewelry Show Set to Shine

at NRG Center, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 20
FULL PRICE: $6
OFFER PRICE: COMP

You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as Int... [more+]

You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as InterGem has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is back at Houston's NRG Center. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or anyone looking for unique new accessories at great prices. [less-]

ComedySportz Houston: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

at CSz Arena, Houston
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Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams b... [more+]

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike. [less-]

Ghostly Thriller "The Woman in Black"

at Stageworks Theatre - The Garza Main Stage, Houston
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Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

In this spine-tingling gothic thriller, a lawyer is obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. He recruits a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying st... [more+]

In this spine-tingling gothic thriller, a lawyer is obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. He recruits a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story in an attempt to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. As the two men recreate the events of an ill-fated dark and stormy night, the suspense builds and the exorcism becomes more of a summoning of the ghost herself. Stageworks Theatre brings the classic theatrical horror "The Woman in Black" -- the second-longest running play in the history of London's West End -- to Houston. [less-]

"Shopkins Live!" Lights Up the Stage

at Cullen Performance Hall, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 20
Fri, October 20
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

"Shopkins Live!" lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and... [more+]

"Shopkins Live!" lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair." Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help -- the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming and state of the art projections, this is one family theatrical event at Cullen Performance Hall in Houston you don't want to miss! [less-]

Motown, funk & Broadway Cabaret

at The Music Box Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 20
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Named the city's "Best Cabaret" by HoustonPress, the Music Box Theater's boisterous vocal ensemble performs hits from across the realms of Motown, funk, Broadway and big band. "Keep it Brassy" is a po... [more+]

Named the city's "Best Cabaret" by HoustonPress, the Music Box Theater's boisterous vocal ensemble performs hits from across the realms of Motown, funk, Broadway and big band. "Keep it Brassy" is a powerhouse musical experience peppered with plenty of laughs, and fueled by horn-filled grooves from house band G Sharp and the MBT 3. There's no better time to lift those spirits and chase those blues away, and the talented singers in the Music Box 5 are here to provide. [less-]

Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs Face Off: "Balls"

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Yeager Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 21
FULL PRICE: $36
OFFER PRICE: $18

It's 1973, and Houston's Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest pop cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match! Created... [more+]

It's 1973, and Houston's Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest pop cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match! Created in conjunction with New York's acclaimed One Year Lease Theater Company, "Balls" is a spectacular new work that bounces one of the most memorable tennis events of all-time off the cultural debates it ignited. Co-written by Tony award nominee Bryony Lavery and Edinburgh Stage award winner Kevin Armento, "Balls" embraces OYL's high-intensity physical groove and features a shot-by-shot reimagining of the entire match, in a carnival-like atmosphere! This world premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston is must-see theatre from one of the nation's most promising new companies. [less-]

Man Meets Balloon in Kids' Comedy "Balloonacy"

at A.D. Players Theater, Houston
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Sat, October 21
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

If Wilson the volleyball in "Cast Away" taught us anything (and boy, did he), it's that sometimes an inanimate object can make for the perfect friend. But volleyballs aren't the only friends in town, ... [more+]

If Wilson the volleyball in "Cast Away" taught us anything (and boy, did he), it's that sometimes an inanimate object can make for the perfect friend. But volleyballs aren't the only friends in town, as the much-loved children's play "Balloonacy" shows. A lonely old man celebrating his birthday gets a pleasant surprise when a red balloon drifts in through his window and unexpectedly transforms his life. This short and sweet comedy about acceptance, imagination and friendship will delight audiences of all ages when it comes to A.D. Players Theater in Houston. [less-]

Texas New Music Ensemble

at Bayou Theater, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 21
FULL PRICE: $10 - $18
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $9

Classical music doesn't get any more contemporary than a duet between a bass clarinet and a computer, and that's exactly what the Texas New Music Ensemble (TNME) is bringing to University of Houston C... [more+]

Classical music doesn't get any more contemporary than a duet between a bass clarinet and a computer, and that's exactly what the Texas New Music Ensemble (TNME) is bringing to University of Houston Clear Lake's Bayou Theater as part of a performance featuring newly commissioned works from five Houston-area composers. TNME founder and artistic director Chad Robinson debuts a piece, as does Alejandro Basulto-Martinez, winner of the company's 2016-2017 student composer competition, to be played by four of the state's most talented musicians -- and the aforementioned computer. [less-]

Glam Up Your Sunday: Bitches Who Brunch's Show-Stopping Burlesque

at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, Houston
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Sun, October 22
Sun, October 22
Sun, October 29
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Sun, October 22
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $15

Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring... [more+]

Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring the world-famous Moonlight Dolls. While dining on classic brunch fare like French Toast & Fried Chicken in Houston's elegant and sunny Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, you'll be dazzled by the Dolls' signature pop-up style that promises a one-of-a-kind weekend thrill. Host Abby Cadabra (Winner - Best Tease, San Antonio Burlesque Festival) leads the glittering troupe through electrifying aerial acts (keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous, gravity-defying Ariel Airheart) and sizzling dance numbers. Cap your weekend with the yummy cocktails, delectable brunch and pastie-perfect production of The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch. [less-]

Halsey ("Now or Never"), PartyNextDoor & Charli XCX

at Toyota Center, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, October 25
FULL PRICE: $54 - $88
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $40

Groove with electro-pop princess Halsey when the "Now or Never" songstress brings her "hopeless fountain kingdom" concert tour to Houston in support of her second full-length album. With a cluster of ... [more+]

Groove with electro-pop princess Halsey when the "Now or Never" songstress brings her "hopeless fountain kingdom" concert tour to Houston in support of her second full-length album. With a cluster of bangers -- from the Grammy-nominated Chainsmoker collab "Closer" to platinum tracks "New Americana" and "Colors" -- the hitmaker delivers what "Rolling Stone" dubs "adult dystopian synth-pop realness." The new album soars with poetic lyricism and cinematic production, and epic hitmakers like Cashmere Cat and Migos' Quavo have also worked their way into a few tracks. Now her signature vocals and pixie presence take center stage as she headlines at the Toyota Center. She's hitting the road with her British counterpart, pop sensation Charli XCX, and Drake-approved Canadian rapper Partynextdoor ("Recognize," "Come and See Me"). [less-]

Simpsons-Inspired Play in a Post-Apocalyptic World

at Obsidian Theater, Houston
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Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world without Netflix (sigh) or your smartphone (can't even) and you are sitting around a campfire with no hope of technology making a comeback -- what story would you tell ... [more+]

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world without Netflix (sigh) or your smartphone (can't even) and you are sitting around a campfire with no hope of technology making a comeback -- what story would you tell your friends to entertain them? In "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play", one ragtag group of survivors-turned-acting troupe face this dilemma and cure the ache of boredom by performing that Emmy-winning episode of "The Simpsons" -- complete with half-remembered pop song and commercial interludes. Watch as over the course of this "downright brilliant" ("The New York Times") play-turned-operetta that beloved troublemaker Bart evolves into a legend more akin to Hercules in the decades following humanity's great tragedy at the Obsidian Theater in Houston. The chosen episode of "Cape Feare" is perfectly placed in this exploration of myth in pop culture as it is a parody of a film, that was a remake of a film, that was an adaptation of a book. [less-]

"Deathtrap": Killer Comedy Thriller

at Theatre Southwest, Houston
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Fri, October 27
Sat, October 28
Fri, November 03
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FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

"Deathtrap", the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, slayed audiences for years with its masterful mix of razor-sharp wit and suspense, and now it'll be brought back to vibrant life by Theatr... [more+]

"Deathtrap", the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, slayed audiences for years with its masterful mix of razor-sharp wit and suspense, and now it'll be brought back to vibrant life by Theatre Southwest in Houston. In this diabolically-told tale by Ira Levin ("The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby"), a once-successful and now-desperate playwright embarks on a fateful collaboration with one of his college-seminar students in pursuit of a much needed hit. But their partnership kicks off a series of murderous plots and thrilling twists that'll keep you guessing "whodunit" right up to the final curtain. [less-]

 

 

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