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.
Sunrise Coven: March 25 to April 10, 2022
Hallie has been a caring nurse to her community for much of her life. When her eyesight fails, she finds a new calling among a local coven as she thwarts the business of Western medicine to access drugs and healing for her patients. A brilliant new dark comedy about American health care by the author of the Stages’ hit The Book of Maggie.
You Are Cordially Invited to Sit-In: April 1 to May 22, 2022
Houston, Texas. Spring of 1960. It’s the peak of youth in the lives of four Black college freshman; some are ready for fun, some for success, some for love, and some just want to pledge and party, and in Third Ward they have all of the potential in the world...a segregated world. No longer content with being separate, the four join the revolution against inequality and racism and find the path to adulthood along the way. Set to the love songs, dance hits, and revolutionary tunes of the ‘60s-‘70, this rockin’ new musical is inspired by the real story of Houston’s first sit-in that led to the city’s desegregation, and full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor.
Black Super Hero Magic Mama: April 22 to May 8, 2022
When Sabrina Jackson’s son is the victim of a police shooting she retreats inward to a powerful technicolor universe, living as a comic book superhero named Maasai Angel. Compared to the pain of the real world, this battle is one Sabrina can handle. But will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her son? Surprising comedy and grace mark this stunning new play by one of America’s most acclaimed new writers.
Song of Me: May 27 to June 12, 2022
Philip and Luci are Vietnamese Houstonians – a brother and sister duo navigating their futures together. As they cook, plan, and reminisce on the eve of Philip’s wedding, cultures clash as the two siblings seek their own path and long to sing in their own voices. A jubilant world premiere about family, tradition, Vietnamese cooking, and growing up in Houston from two of the city’s most exciting young artists.
Dream: The Story of the Everly Brothers: July 22 to September 4, 2022
One of the first ten artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Everly Brothers were pioneers of country rock, known for tight harmonies and steel-string acoustic guitar. Ben Hope and Eric Anthony pay homage to these legends as they share the music and stories of the Everly Brothers weaved among their own tales of influences, music making, and family. With over 25 songs, from Number 1s to deep tracks, DREAM showcases the full humanity of the Everly Brothers and the rich legacy.
Plumshuga: The Rise of Lauren Anderson: October 7 to November 13, 2022
This innovative new work blends spoken word, dance, music, and theater for a vivid and intimate look into Lauren Anderson’s rise to ballet royalty and her eventual triumphant rise to accept her authentic self. In 1990, Lauren Anderson became one of the first Black principal ballerinas of a major ballet company when she ascended to Principal Dancer of the Houston Ballet. Unknown to her adoring audiences, she brought with her on stage the weight of her own tumultuous relationships, abuse, and battles with addiction. In PLUMSHUGA , you’ll share a conversation with Lauren at home, where she breaks the fourth wall to discuss her greatest trials and successes by reliving them in memories painted by music and dance. This is Lauren Anderson’s story in her words, for the first time ever.
Houston for the Holidays with Dequina Moore: November 4 to December 24, 2022
Join Stages as we welcome DeQuina Moore, one of Houston’s most talented souls, home for the holidays in this cabaret-style performance. With holiday hits spanning decades, this is the evening to get you in the holiday spirit. From nostalgic stories to memories backstage on Broadway, this cabaret will deck your halls with nostalgia, joy, and cheer.
Panto Snow White and the Seven Dorks: November 25 to December 24, 2022
This classic Brothers Grimm tale gets a Panto twist as Snow White finds herself banished by the Evil Queen and her high-tech virtual assistant mirror. As she fumbles through Silicon Valley in search of help, she finds a team of dorky hackers. Together, they overthrow and outcode the forces of tech tyranny using brains, algorithms, and some Panto-magic. And did we mention Buttons gets a reboot as he is reinvented as head of Tech Support for the Evil Queen - perhaps he’ll find redemption in the end?
Roe: January 20 to March 5, 2023
In this incisive play, acclaimed playwright Lisa Loomer cuts through the pithy headlines and explosive rhetoric to illuminate the human stories behind Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant–but always balanced–the play reveals the divergent private journeys of two Texas natives in the years following the court’s monumental ruling: attorney Sarah Weddington, who argued the case at the Supreme Court at the age of 26, and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”). Sprinkled with original archival audio from the Supreme Court and infused with the fervor of all sides of the case, ROE holds up a microphone to the voices of vastly different Americas, where the verdict has echoed from hushed conversations to primetime news for decades.
cullud wattah: February 10 to April 2, 2023
After appearing at The Public to widespread acclaim, this gorgeous, emotional play makes one of its first appearances outside of New York at Stages. Winner of the 2021 Smith Blackburn Prize, cullud wattah follows three generations of Black women living through the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant. When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival. As lead seeps into their home and their bodies, corrosive memories and secrets rise among them. Will this family ever be able to filter out the truth?
Denise Fennell Returns to Stages: March 10 to May 14, 2023
The charm, wit, and humor of Denise Fennell takes center stage next spring in an all-new adventure. With her signature humor and storytelling, we know this will be a not-to-miss moment for our audiences who have grown to love her.
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!
Sin Muros: A Borderless Teatro Festival: May 25 to 28, 2023
Year six of this celebration of Latinx artists will breathe new life into this community event. As we continue to grow and explore ways to heighten this teatro festival, look for changes that elevate and add excitement to this week.
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.