Events And Venues In Houston Area
Houston, TX 77019
Stages Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre dedicated to providing Houston's diverse audiences with challenging, provocative theatre produced with the highest artistic standards.
From ground-breaking new works to modern classics, Stages brings the best of today's theatre home to Houston.
The Legend of Georgia McBride: May 5 to July 2, 2023
Casey is desperate to be the best Elvis impersonator, complete with his flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that, his audiences lose interest and his act is replaced by the new drag show in town. With rent overdue and a baby on the way, “The King” takes the plunge and transforms into an all-out queen with the help of his new friends who teach Casey what it’s like to walk in someone else’s heels. But how will he reveal his newfound love of drag to his wife? With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story challenges our perceptions of identity and classic gender roles with extraordinary humor and depth.
Drag Wonderettes: May 19 to July 2, 2023
You know and love THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES —it’s time for a new twist! Re-imagined as a high drag performance, you’ll hear the same 50s and 60s songs like “Stupid Cupid”, “Lollipop”, and “It’s My Party” and get a whole new view of how friendship can be truly marvelous. RuPaul has nothing on these queens!
Thunder Knocking on the Door: June 16 to August 6, 2023
This bluesy show is an intoxicating musical fable filled with humor, heart, and the extraordinary music of three-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’. In a small Alabama town, a mysterious blues guitar-playing stranger arrives at the door of the Dupree family, bringing a challenge for the offspring of his late rival. The stranger’s bargain pits family legacy against a tempting future. But what started as a deal with the devil turns into a love story for the ages. Part family reckoning, part epic love, and all blues, THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR brings soul to Stages.
Always ... Patsy Cline: July 27 to October 29, 2023
Featuring 27 of Patsy Cline’s biggest hits, such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” and “Crazy”, Always… Patsy Cline is a timeless tale of friendship and great music. In 1961, country music legend Patsy Cline met Louise Seger, a fan from Houston, at a honky-tonk. The two struck up a friendship that continued via letter-writing until the singer’s tragic death years later. First premiering at Stages 35 years ago, Always… Patsy Cline comes home to the fans who made it a hit and for new generations to discover.
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive: September 7 to October 8, 2023
One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. This uproarious, all-female farce took Broadway by storm in 2022, and this fall, the wacky West Wing lands in Space City. After all, behind every great man is a great woman—or seven of them.
Switzerland: October 12 to November 12, 2023
Brimming with razor-sharp dialogue and dark wit, Switzerland is a gripping psychological thriller that’s sure to leave you breathless. In her remote home hidden in the Swiss Alps, Patricia Highsmith, the reclusive, Texas-born matron of murder stories, lives out her days in solitude. That is until a mysterious young emissary arrives at her doorstep, urging her to pen the final installment in her famous “Tom Ripley” series. Following years of ominous silence, it seems this unexpected visit could be just the push the ailing novelist needs. After all, what does it take to write a truly sinister story if not real-life inspiration?
Panto Alicia in Wonderland: December 7 to 31, 2023
Stages’ Panto tradition gives the Lewis Carroll classic a fresh new Houston spin! As her quinceañera approaches, Alice (not Alicia) questions the tradition and pushes away her culture. But once she falls down the rabbit hole, the magical world around her celebrates all that makes her Alicia. Created by Houston’s own TEATRX—and studded with parodies of Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and more—Panto Alicia in Wonderland topples headfirst into wonder and fun.
Sister’s Irish Catechism: Saints, Snakes, and Green Milkshakes: February 1 to March 17, 2024
By the luck of the Irish, Denise Fennell is back in the habit! Everyone’s favorite sassy nun leads a brand new catechism class -- this time with a bit more green. Audience members become students in a hilarious classroom where Sister’s rules are all that matter. This highly improvised show takes its cue from each audience, meaning if you’re in for a good time, so is Sister.
Laughs in Spanish: February 22 to March 17, 2024
Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, director of a swanky modern gallery, has a big problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. When Mariana’s movie star mother tries to save the show, everything gets hilariously complicado. This fast-paced, cafecito-infused comedy about art and success—and mothers and daughters—is a joyous snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.
Othello: The Remix: May 9 to June 9, 2024
Shakespeare may be the O.G., but this crew takes The Tragedy of Othello to a whole new level in this lit hip-hop remix. The onstage DJ spins Shakespeare’s legendary masterpiece of jealousy, revenge, and passion over original bars and rhymes. A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Othello: The Remix has a catalog of platinum accolades and press, making it the most celebrated reinvention of the Bard in years.
A Case for the Existence of God: May 30 to June 30, 2024
Winner of the 2022 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, A Case for the Existence of God is a transcendent work of empathy and catharsis by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, writer of the recent Oscar-nominated film The Whale. After meeting at their daughters’ daycare, Ryan and Keith form an unlikely friendship, navigating fatherhood, loneliness, and the confounding terms of a mortgage loan. With thoughtful humor, honesty, and theatricality, Hunter brings together the lives of these two ordinary men, who, for different reasons, are outsiders to the systems that control their fate.