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Society for the Performing Arts (SPA)

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Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) presents a dizzying array of music, lectures, dance, family presentations, and other performing arts, offering nearly two dozen different shows each year.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the writer and satirist David Sedaris, the Beijing Dance Theatre, and Penn and Teller have all appeared on the SPA stage.

Multiple season packages are offered, as are single tickets to individual events. SPA presents companies from around the globe, with programming that’s as diverse as the city it calls home.

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Upcoming Events

February 2019
$25

Arlo Guthrie in Concert: Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour at Jones Hall

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts,
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States

A master storyteller, Arlo Guthrie's concerts are filled with wonderful songs, brilliant asides and amusing yarns from a well-lived life and a career spanning over 50 years. When he was arrested on Thanksgiving Day 1965 for littering, there's no way he could've known the incident would inspire one of the definitive counterculture anthems of the '60s—the 18-minute satirical talking-blues song called "Alice's Restaurant Massacre." The son of folk hero Woody Guthrie, he is best known for hits like "City of…

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$24

Beijing Dance Theater presents Hamlet at Jones Hall

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts,
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States

One of China’s most distinguished dance companies, Beijing Dance Theater returns to the U.S. with a stunning new interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In 2006, screenwriter/director Feng Xiaogang invited Artistic Director Wang Yuanyuan to work on his film The Banquet, which was based on Hamlet. This inspired her to create a ballet telling the story of Hamlet through the eyes the melancholy prince, who struggles with power, family, revenge and love. See the powerful work when it comes to the stage…

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$35

The Wizard of Oz National Broadway Tour at Jones Hall

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2019-02-23 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 5.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-02-23 8:30
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts,
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States

The national Broadway tour of The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. Brought to Houston by the Society for the Performing Arts, the production is a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its modern special effects. Showtimes Saturday,…

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$35

The Wizard of Oz National Broadway Tour at Jones Hall

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2019-02-24 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 5.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-02-24 6:30
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts,
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States

The national Broadway tour of The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. Brought to Houston by the Society for the Performing Arts, the production is a new, refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved classic. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its modern special effects. Showtimes Saturday,…

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March 2019
$25

Mutts Gone Nuts Canine Comedy Show at Wortham Theater Center

Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wortham Theater Center,
501 Texas St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in Mutts Gone Nuts—a smash hit performance, that’s been leaving audiences across the country howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. The Washington Post called the show "A must see." Showtimes Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2pm and 7:30pm. Admission Tickets range from $45 to $65, but limited discounted tickets start…

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