10 Hot Performing Arts Events in Texas
Can't quite find a way to beat the heat this summer? We have put together the Top 10 Theatre Events for you to attend in Texas this October.
There have been a lot of Performing Arts companies who have been affected by Hurricane Ike and are just now starting to get in full swing.
Now is as good a time as any to get out of the house and into a great night out.
The Good Negro is now playing at the Dallas Theater Center. Alabama. 1962. When an African-American woman is beaten and arrested for taking her young daughter into a whites-only restroom, a trio of burgeoning civil rights leaders decides to make a stand. But first they must convince their community that now is the time to throw off the shackles of being "good negroes" and to rise up against hate and injustice. This is a "can't miss" show.
Just in time for Halloween the Granbury Opera House presents Bram Stokers Dracula. "I want your fear; for your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound; it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage.
If you are in Irving you may want to catch the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra's J'aime Paris Opera! Season highlights will focus on the music of the most romantic city in the world... Paris! Among the concert offerings on November 15th will be an evening of excerpts and arias from great operas set in Paris, including Puccini's La Boheme, Massenet's Manon, Charpentier's Louise, and Verdi's La Traviata!
Here are two other shows that will not only entertain but can also curb the appetite. Keith and Margo's Murder Mystery Dallas featuring contemporary 21st Century plots involving murder, mystery and mayhem and designed for sophisticated adults. A hilarious evening featuring plots involving murder, mystery and mayhem designed for fun-loving guests. Enjoy a 3 course dinner during the show.
Pocket Sandwich Presents Sweeney Todd - Fiend of Fleet Street at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Definitely not the musical, this is another of the Pocket's audience-participation, popcorn-tossing, comedy-spoofs. It is based on the legendary London barber, Sweeney Todd, who cut more than hair, and his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who took care of the evidence by baking some very strange meat pies.
Houston offers a wide variety of entertainment as well. Want to go and see a show with the kids? Created for younger fans and their families, ComedySportz 4 Kidz show features three all-star performers who invent the performance with the help of the audience.
Another family fun event in Houston is Third Coast Comedy's Family Fun Improv. With a similar format to "Who's Line is it Anyway?" with Drew Carey, our in-house improv experts delight and entertain you and your family. This is good old fashion clean family fun at its best. Each week different audience members are invited on stage to participate with the Improv Troupe. Young and old a like love the free form style of comedy and entertainment.
Want to see some fantastic performing arts then look no further than Houston Metropolitan Theatre's Quirky Works VI; A collaborative performance with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble from Michigan running at the Wortham Center in November.
How about a little music that any Jazz lover would consider a can't miss! Jazz Education Inc. presents The Bubbha Thomas Holiday Jazz Concert featuring Ayanna, Horace A. Young and Texas Brass Band at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
If film is your thing then you should head down to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for the 15th annual Texas Filmmakers Showcase, organized by the Houston Film Commission, spotlights the best short films and videos in the state.
For something completely different, try tickets to Magic Island, a Houston institution. From the land of the Nile to Aladdin's Lamp... of the Wizard Merlin and the Maestro Houdini...a legacy was born. It's a traveler's delight and the locals retreat...a sanctuary for all.
So much to do and so little time to see it all. Pick and choose from these great events going on now in Texas.