Performing Arts

Hansel & Gretel


This fresh take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale is set in a stunning wooded installation by visual artist Mina Gaber and set deisgner Stefan Azizi. Audiences of 30 per show will experience a truly immersive experience in Rec Room’s intimate Back Room as they get lost in the wintery woods with the wayward siblings, Hansel & Gretel, on their quest to find both home and independence. This stripped-down English version of Humperdinck’s folk-inspired opera is ideal to become the next Houston holiday tradition! Suitable for adults and children ages 8+.

When:
Dec 7, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Cost:
$25 General, $15 Student
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30, $25 General, $15 Student
Friday Time & Price:
7:30, $25 General, $15 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30, $25 General, $15 Student
Location:
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Burly Q Lounge: Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls!

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Burly Q Lounge is a vaudevillian Varie-TEASE show, unlike any other. 

Join us as we transform Warehouse Live Houston into the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! We bring you hours of sexy comedy featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! 

Full line up and dates available at BurlyQLounge.com 


The November 18th show will feature Lola LeStrange (Austin burlesque), Y. E. Torres (Houston burlesque), Chris Amerson (Houston sideshow), Nick T'Vegan (Houston burlesque), Sami Sparkles (Houston burlesque), Chase Hamblin (touring musician), Andy Huggins (Houston comedy legend), hosted by Darius Vallier, and featuring The Burly Q Lounge Showgirls! 


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Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, girls night out, or bachelorette party night at The Burly Q Lounge! We'll set up feather boas, confetti, and candy so everyone know's that it's your special day. Just get your tickets and fill out this form to have a special section reserved just for your party! 


http://www.kikimaroon.com/burly-q-lounge-reservations.html


When:
Nov 18, 2017
Doors at 7 | Show at 8 Seating is first come, first serve. If you are celebrating an event or bringing a large party, fill out the form linked below. For no additional cost, we will reserve a seats for your party, complete with feather boas, confetti, candy, and more! We just love celebrating with you!  http://www.kikimaroon.com/buy-tickets.html
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Annual Holiday Jazz Concert

JAZZ... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

Jazz
Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
Thomas, 
JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT

Saturday, December 9th 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Featuring:

Summer
Jazz Workshop (SJW) All-Stars

Trinity
Jazz Singers with Bill Jones

Tha
Unyt Band featuring Tekai Hicks & Dean James

Free Admission with 5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s
Socks.
 Donations
benefit the Emergency Aide Coalition & The Lord of the Streets Homeless
Shelter.

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman Street - Houston, Texas 77004 

Great fun for all ages! Sing
along to your holiday favorites and find a new groove with original songs from our
special blend of local artists. Let’s celebrate the holiday spirit with a
little JAZZ!

Tickets are
available on Eventbrite at 
https://holidayjazzconcert.eventbrite.com

Visit
us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.

WWW.JAZZEDUCATION.ORG

When:
Dec 9, 2017
Cost:
FREE w/5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s Socks
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Acting Black

Racism Demystified | Written and Performed by American theatre legend Carlyle Brown

Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, part “TED Talk,” Carlyle Brown’s newest one-man show riffs on the
roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us – exploring the appropriation of the African
American narrative and tracing its origin, from a single individual on a specific night in Louisville, Kentucky in
1828, to racial conflicts we still endure to this day.

Twin Cities audiences raved: “Acting Black is a generous, provocative work that has the potential to be a
chance-making kind of performance.” This is the first production of Brown’s new play outside of Minnesota.

Writer, performer, and Artistic Director Carlyle Brown’s career began over 30 years ago at the Penumbra
Theatre Company in the Twin Cities, where his now famed play THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS
RICHARD III premiered in 1987 – later produced at Houston’s Ensemble Theatre in 2000. His extensive canon
of plays has been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theatres around the country. He has received
commissions from Arena Stage, Houston Grand Opera, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Goodman Theatre,
and Alabama Shakespeare Festival to name a few. He is the recipient of many playwriting fellowships,
including ones from the New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome
Foundation, and Theatre Communications Group. Brown was most recently awarded the 2018 William Inge
Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award. He is the 2006 winner of the Black Theatre
Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for Outstanding Achievement and Artistic Excellence, a 2008
Guggenheim Fellow, a 2010 recipient of the Otto Rene’ Castillo Award for Political Theatre, and 2010 United
States Artists Fellow. 

When:
Mar 13, 2018 to Mar 14, 2018
Tickets for Carlyle Brown’s ACTING BLACK are now on sale and start at $25. Discounted tickets are available for any student, regardless of age, with a valid student ID for $15. Group discounts are also available. Tickets can be ordered online (matchouston.org) or by phone (713.521.4533). 
Cost:
$25 -$35
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
8:00 PM
Wednesday Time & Price:
8:00 PM
Location:
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METdance presents “Moving Myths”


METdance will also showcase “Moving Myths” at 2
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Midtown Arts and Theatre Complex Houston
(MATCH), 3400 Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the
theatre.

 

The performance features captivating legends from all over the world
in a magical interlude of storytelling.

  

“Moving Myths” was developed and written exclusively for METdance by
playwright, educator and novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel.

 

“Moving Myths” features expressive movement and design to stimulate
audience imagination and thought, while interactive portions of the performance
will be physically engaging.  Focusing on themes of courage, characters
such as the Candle Fairy, the Rainbow Crow and the North Wind will expose
students to strong heroic ideas such as standing up to bullies, taking care of
one’s family, fighting for love and facing danger.

When:
Nov 18, 2017
Cost:
$10 for adults and $5 for children. Children 3 and under (this includes sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theatre.
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
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Friendsgiving with Firecracker Producitons


Celebrate the holidays at Firecracker Productions' Friendsgiving at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Obsidian Theater (3522 White Oak Dr).
Join us for an evening of holiday merriment featuring a short variety show, games, a raffle and silent auction!
Holiday attire is strongly encouraged. Admission is free and includes an open bar and a light bites!

When:
Nov 25, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
0
Location:

The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth is Not the Only Thing That is Sonic


A dream-like folk tale of modern life, THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE explores urbanites’ collective longing for the extraordinary. Like a Haruki Murakami story come to life, SONIC LIFE... feelingly navigates the complex threads of the mundane and surreal. Can our secret wishes lead us out of the boring day-to-day into a more meaningful existence?


General Admission seating is first come, first serve. Join us at 7:30pm to enjoy complimentary concessions generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewery, Mid-State Wine & Frost Bank. Performances begin at 8pm.

TICKETS
True Ticket Price/BAMF Reserved Seating - $45
General Admission - $21
Theatre Industry/Student (door only) - $15
RATED PG-13, 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
When:
Nov 3, 2017 to Nov 18, 2017
RATED PG-13, 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Cost:
True Ticket Price/BAMF Reserved Seating - $45 General Admission - $21 Theatre Industry/Student (door only) - $15 RATED PG-13, 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
8 PM, See ticket price
Thursday Time & Price:
8 PM, See ticket price
Friday Time & Price:
8 PM, See ticket price
Saturday Time & Price:
8 PM, See ticket price
Location:
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Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents Eugene Ionesco's Avant-Garde Classic RHINOCEROS

A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a sleepy
town, trampling through the peaceful streets. Soon another appears, and
another, and another until it becomes clear that ordinary citizens are actually
transforming into beasts as they learn to “move with the times.”

The Catastrophic Theatre continues its
tradition of presenting avant-garde classics with Eugene Ionesco’s anti-fascist,
absurdist comedy RHINOCEROS. Full of biting wit and nightmarish anxiety, RHINOCEROS
is a modern masterpiece that comments on the plight of the human condition,
made tolerable only by self-delusion.

Despite its canonical status, the play has
received relatively few professional productions in the U.S. The Catastrophic
Theatre’s production will be directed by Catastrophic co-founder Tamarie Cooper, who directed the critically acclaimed 2003 production of Rhinoceros for Infernal Bridegroom Productions. 

When:
Nov 17, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017
Suitable for high school students. 
Cost:
All Tickets Pay-What-You-Can
Time:
8:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30 PM All Tickets Pay-What-You-Can
Friday Time & Price:
8:00 PM All Tickets Pay-What-You-Can
Saturday Time & Price:
8:00 PM All Tickets Pay-What-You-Can
Sunday Time & Price:
2:30 PM All Tickets Pay-What-You- Can
Location:
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Just Like Us Reading



Rogue Productions and 50 Playwrights Project are thrilled to present a staged reading of JUST LIKE US by Karen Zacarias, one of American Theatre Magazine’s most produced playwrights in the country during the 2017-18 season.



Shortly after President Trump eliminated DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Karen Zacarias posted on Facebook that she would be waiving the rights for anyone who wanted to produce a staged reading of her play. Theatre artists, activists, and community leaders all across the nation responded to Zacarias’ call. Rogue Productions and 50 Playwrights Project are excited to bring this national conversation to Houston audiences. This is a FREE reading. All profits from this event will be donated to assist DACA recipients through United We Dream and Harvey First Responders through Assist The Officer, Inc.

Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, JUST LIKE US is a documentary-style play that follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. JUST LIKE US poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.



“They're all straight-A students and leaders in their school, but it addresses how the two girls who have documents have opportunities that the two undocumented women don’t,” playwright Karen Zacarias said. “DACA kids are good students, they're committed to being in the community, they don't have a police record, they have so much to bring to the American citizenry.”



The staged reading of JUST LIKE US will take place on Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Stages Repertory Theatre.



ABOUT 50 PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT

The 50 Playwrights Project is a digital resource for Latin@ theatre and a virtual home for the voices of Latin@ playwrights created by Dr. Trevor Boffone. The 50 Playwrights Project is engaged in providing accessible information about contemporary Latin@ theatre artists. This project serves as a dramaturgical and pedagogical database for artists, educators, scholars, and students who are looking for more online information about playwrights: where are they from, how do they identify, what are they working on, what advice would they give to aspiring artists, and links to relevant online resources. For more information, visit 50playwrights.org


When:
Nov 6, 2017
There will be a brief talk-back after the show led by Dr. Trevor Boffone, PhD.
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:00pm, FREE
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The 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival at Station Theater October 19-22

F*ckable headlines one of the most diverse range of talent in the show’s history.

Station
Theater will be hosting its 5th Annual Trill
Comedy Festival
on October 19 through
22
, with over 120 acclaimed improv, sketch and standup comedians, and performance
artists performing in a total of 10 shows.

F*ckable,
made up of
Will Hines, Mel Cowan, and
Jonny Svarzbein, all
instructors from Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in Los Angeles,
will be headlining at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Supernova, Houston’s longest-running
Armando show, will be performing on Sunday night at 9 p.m., welcoming special
guest Kam Franklin of The Suffers for a special on-stage interview.

Trill
Comedy Festival features a blend of local, state, national and even
international talent alike, with performers from Austin, San Antonio,
Louisiana, Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, and more participating. Stay after the
show on Friday for a game room by 8th Dimension Comics and Games;
Saturday night will feature an on-stage karaoke party hosted by Jesse Salinas, voted
Best Karaoke by Houston Press.
Sponsors for this year’s event include St. Arnold’s Brewery and Jinya Ramen.

Shows
will be held Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., with
additional performances on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. All of these events
will take place at Station Theater, located at 1230 Houston Avenue.

“We’re
extremely proud of the diversity of performers participating in Trill Comedy
Festival this year,” said Jessica Brown, festival co-producer and co-director
of Station Theater. “This is one of our most exciting events to date, with
something to pique the interest of comedy newcomers and fanatics alike.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TrillComedy.com.

When:
Oct 19, 2017
Cost:
$15 - $70
Time:
7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00pm and 9pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:00pm, 9pm, and 11pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11pm
Sunday Time & Price:
7:00pm and 9:00pm
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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