Top Theater Events in Houston This Week
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Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a night of theater with your loved ones. With so many amazing performances this week we know it will be hard to choose, but we’ve got you covered on the must-see events.
From Samuel J. Comroe to the Fantasticks, here are the top theater events happening in Houston this week.
Formosa Quartet: Music of Beethoven @ University of Houston
Saturday, February 22 | 7:30PM
Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Beethoven. Beethoven was one of the greatest figures in musical history, and you can hear his work being performed this Saturday night by the Formosa Quartet. The Formosa Quartet was formed in 2002 and has since won several prizes, including first prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. They have even founded the Formosa Chamber Music Festival. They’re well known for being one of the best quartets of our generation, and you can get tickets for $15.
Peking Acrobats @ Jones Hall of Performing Arts
Saturday, February 22 | 8PM
This Saturday night, grab tickets to watch the incredible Peking Acrobats performing at the Jones Hall of Performing Arts. The Peking Acrobats have been completely redefining Chinese acrobats for the past 32 years. The way they defy gravity and push the limits of the human possibility has been mesmerizing audiences with every single performance. This performance is two hours long and will have one intermission in between. Grab tickets to see this show-stopping acrobatic act of contortion and control.
Samuel J. Comroe @ Houston Improv Comedy Club
Thursday, February 20 | 8PM
You may recognize Samuel J. Comroe as the stand-up comedian from season 13 of America’s Got Talent. He only finished in fourth place, but his comedy style has helped him garner so many fans, his career completely took off. Comroe was born with Tourettes and has used his career to shed light on the disorder with hilarious jokes. His comedy has been a little bit controversial for some people, considered to be a bit offensive. You can watch Comroe perform Thursday night at the Houston Improv Comedy Club.
Mind the Gap @ MATCH Houston
Tuesday, February 18 | 7:30PM
Mind the Gap is a show that highlights local dance makers with a showcase of their work. You can watch the show this Tuesday night at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston. This series allows choreographers who may be just starting out their careers a way to showcase their works without the expense and burden of self production. This show is an amazing way to see performances you wouldn’t have been able to see and appreciate the hard work that goes into their creative efforts. Prices for this event are starting at $15.
Once On This Island @ Hobby Center
Wednesday, February 19 | 7:30PM
Once On This Island is a musical that follows the story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who is in search for her own place in this world. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets off on a thrilling journey to find the man who has captured her heart. Is she willing to risk everything for the one she loves? Grab tickets to see this show Wednesday night at the Hobby Center for as low as $89.
The Fantasticks @ Stages Repertory Theatre
Saturday, February 22 | 2:30PM
This Saturday afternoon, grab tickets to watch The Fantasticks at the Stages Repertory Theatre. This 1960s musical tells the story of two fathers who trick their children, Matt and Luisa, into falling in love by pretending to have a feud. The Fantasticks is an incredibly funny and hopelessly romantic musical that shows you that family and love have no limits. Grab tickets here.
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