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A SCHEHERAZADE THANKSGIVING Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Violinist James Ehnes Announced A SCHEHERAZADE THANKSGIVING Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Violinist James Ehnes Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2017 in Houston

Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes joins the Houston Symphony under the direction of Music Director Andr s Orozco-Estrada at Jones Hall for A Scheherazade Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Nov. 24-25 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26. (more...)
Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Reopen the Alley's Hubbard Theatre After Hurricane Harvey Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Reopen the Alley's Hubbard Theatre After Hurricane Harvey
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2017 in Houston

The Alley Theatre's holiday production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas celebrates the return to the Alley stage and reopens the Hubbard Theatre following Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Mercury presents The Holidays In Houston Style Mercury presents The Holidays In Houston Style
by BWW News Desk on November 22, 2017 in Houston

Celebrate the beauty and warmth of the holiday season with an enticing array of traditional carols and music with Houston's premiere period instrument ensemble, Mercury, and their acclaimed guest singers - all with strong ties to the Houston area. (more...)
BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Electrifies Audiences at The Hobby Center BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Electrifies Audiences at The Hobby Center
by Audrey Morabito on November 22, 2017 in Houston

Last night, On Your Feet! opened with a bang to an enthusiastic crowd at the Hobby Center. An electrifying production, On Your Feet! classifies as a jukebox musical a production that weaves together an iconic artist's most popular songs with their biography (often focusing on the rise to stardom) to tell the artist's story through their own lyrics while adding all the elements of musical theatre. These biographical musicals can sometimes lose their footing in a focus either too completely on song or on biographical plot, but directed by Jerry Mitchell with a book by Alexander Dinelaris, On Your Feet! finds balance between a storyline of Gloria and Emilo's lives while being jam-packed with loud, catchy, and thrilling song and dance numbers. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/24 - EVITA, ANNIE, AIDA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/24 - EVITA, ANNIE, AIDA, and More!
by BWW Special on November 24, 2017 in Houston

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes to Main Street Theater This Holiday Season A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes to Main Street Theater This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on November 21, 2017 in Houston

It's Christmas time and Charlie Brown is sad because he feels the holiday has become too commercialized. So, after advice from Lucy, he decides to direct the Christmas pageant. The Peanuts gang has been charming the young and young at heart since the mid-60s. Join Snoopy, Linus and all the gang as they discover the real meaning of Christmas! (more...)
 Wordsmyth Theater To Produce Reading of THE BELIEVERS Wordsmyth Theater To Produce Reading of THE BELIEVERS
by BWW News Desk on November 21, 2017 in Houston

There has already been one raid by the FBI resulting in some deaths. Now, the leader of the Branch of Zion has ordered the members of his flock to wait in their rooms. But some of his followers are not the kind to just sit and wait. (more...)
Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Houston

This December, composer Phil Kline's mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT takes place in more than 37 cities across the United States and Canada. Streets, parks and sidewalks will come alive with 'a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip' (The Village Voice). (more...)
Houston Early Music Series to Host Trio Settecento Concert, HANDEL'S VIOLIN Houston Early Music Series to Host Trio Settecento Concert, HANDEL'S VIOLIN
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Houston

Trio Settecento returns to the Houston Early Music series with a program titled Handel's Violin, presented as a main-stage concert of the 2018 Houston Early Music Festival, which features the music of George Frideric Handel. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/20/2017
by BWW on November 20, 2017 in Houston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Houston (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19
by Audition Roundup on November 19, 2017 in Houston

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 19, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19
by Audition Roundup on November 19, 2017 in Houston

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 19, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Houston

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Internationally Renowned Performer Jef Johnson in Houston for 2 Shows Only Internationally Renowned Performer Jef Johnson in Houston for 2 Shows Only
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Houston

Houstonian and internationally renowned performer Jef Johnson brings his playful encounter, OPEN SPACE, to Houston for 2 performances only. Known for his groundbreaking contemporary clown philosophy, Jef has worked with Cirque du Soleil as well as Slava's Snowshow on Broadway. Every performance is different. Every show is improvised live. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Cone Man Running's Holiday Farce OUR CUPS RUNNETH OVER Photo Flash: First Look at Cone Man Running's Holiday Farce OUR CUPS RUNNETH OVER
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Houston

Cone Man Running Productions presents the world premiere of a new holiday farce - OUR CUPS RUNNETH OVER by Michael Weems. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Cone Man Running's SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING 11 to Benefit Local Area Teachers Cone Man Running's SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING 11 to Benefit Local Area Teachers
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Houston

Cone Man Running Productions will present its 11th Spontaneous Smattering - a 24 hour play festival for charity! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in Houston

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Local High School Singers Join The Houston Symphony For Holiday Concert Fit For All Ages Local High School Singers Join The Houston Symphony For Holiday Concert Fit For All Ages
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Houston

The Houston Symphony will be joined by members of the North Shore Senior High School Chorus at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, for A Grinch Christmas, a festive concert centered on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale. (more...)
Christmas Cheer Spreads Onto A.D. Players' Stage Christmas Cheer Spreads Onto A.D. Players' Stage
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, is pleased to announce their upcoming lineup of family-friendly Christmas entertainment at the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater. (more...)
Houston Cinema Arts Festival Opening Night is a Success! Houston Cinema Arts Festival Opening Night is a Success!
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

The 2017 Houston Cinema Arts Festival which took place from November 9 13, 2017 celebrated the undying resilience of the City of Houston as it played host to over 30 unique programs spread across multiple partner venues, including Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rice Cinema, White Oak Music Hall, DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, Caf Brasil, and more. (more...)
THE COLOR PURPLE Now On Sale for Broadway At The Hobby Center THE COLOR PURPLE Now On Sale for Broadway At The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that the individual tickets for the Houston premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. (more...)
The Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS The Ensemble Theatre Gets Into the Spirit with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Houston

The Ensemble Theatre gets into the holiday spirit with Soulful Sounds of Christmas, book, music and lyrics by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, based on a concept and title by Greg Williams, Jr, and directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris; Opening Night and Media Receptitoday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (more...)
STCL Houston to Host STATE OF TEXAS V. LEE HARVEY OSWALD Mock Trial with JFK Experts STCL Houston to Host STATE OF TEXAS V. LEE HARVEY OSWALD Mock Trial with JFK Experts
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

The courtroom drama that never occurred now will be held live... featuring world-renowned JFK assassination experts. (more...)
The Ensemble Theatre Applauds Houston Talent with 'Celebrating the Creative Journey' Series The Ensemble Theatre Applauds Houston Talent with 'Celebrating the Creative Journey' Series
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

The Ensemble Theatre applauds Houston talent with its showcase series 'Celebrating the Creative Journey,' that includes its next featured project, Nearest the Broken and Belonging, December 3, 4 & 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)
Tony Award Nominee Megan Hilty And The Houston Symphony Chorus Join The Orchestra For Very Merry Pops Extravaganza Tony Award Nominee Megan Hilty And The Houston Symphony Chorus Join The Orchestra For Very Merry Pops Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Houston

Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony welcome back Tony Award nominated actress and singer, Megan Hilty, this holiday season for the annual Very Merry Pops extravaganza at Jones Hall Dec. 1-2, 8 p.m. and Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (more...)