Events And Theaters In Houston Area
Houston, TX 77002
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art entertainment complex. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern, the $102 million building opened in May 2002. Located across from Tranquillity Park and City Hall, the Hobby Center offers breath-taking panoramic views of downtown, two magnificent performance halls and an award-winning restaurant.
Home to Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Broadway in Houston series, the 2,650-seat Sarofim Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and will surely delight theatergoers with its intimacy and early 20th century, ornate design.
TUTS, TUTS Underground, Broadway Series, Etc. Schedules
- Houston Ballet - The Nutcracker at Hobby Center -- December 30, January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 @ 7:30pm, and December 30, January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 @ 2:00pm
BROADWAY SERIES - The Color Purple (January 9 to 14, 2018)
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!
BROADWAY SERIES - School of Rock (January 30 to February 4, 2018)
School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and "An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn,a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "Fists of all ages shall be pumping!"
TUTS - Memphis, The Musical (February 20 to March 4, 2018)
Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
BROADWAY SERIES - Riverdance 20 Years (March 9 to 11, 2018)
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance—The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film—nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance—The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.
TUTS - Bright Star (March 13 to 25, 2018)
Inspired by a real event, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past — and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
BROADWAY SERIES - Hamilton (April 24 to May 20, 2018)
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
TUTS - Guys and Dolls June 12 to 24, 2018)
This classic musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows , based on some of the short stories by Damon Runyon premiered on Broadway in 1950, and the following year won five Tony® Awards in every category in which it was nominated, including Best Musical. The show has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.
BROADWAY SERIES - Love Never Dies (July 17 to 22, 2018)
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine's marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them. In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them ...
Calendar of Events
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Events and Theaters Links
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- Alley Theatre
- Art Car Parade
- BBVA Compass Stadium
- Buffalo Bayou
- Children's Museum
- City Hall
- City Holidays
- Contemporary Arts Museum
- Convention Center
- Galveston Opera House
- Greater Houston Partnership
- Health Museum
- Heritage Society
- Hobby Center
- Jones Hall
- Jones Plaza
- Mayor's Office of Special Events
- Menil Collection
- Miller Outdoor Theatre
- Minute Maid Park
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Museum of Natural Science
- NRG Park and Stadium
- Revention Music Center
- Rothko Chapel
- Stages Theatre
- Toyota Center
- Woodlands Pavilion
- Wortham Center