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Whether you want to take a night and watch a musical or have a few belly laughs with your favorite comedian, we always have you covered.

From Carlos Mencia to the Houston Ballet, here are the top theater events happening in Houston this week.

Once On This Island @ Hobby Center

Thursday, February 27 | 7:30PM

Once On This Island is a one-act musical about a peasant girl who lives on a tropical island and uses her power of love to bring together people from different social classes. Ti Moune is in search for her place in the world. With the help of the mighty island gods, she embarks on a risky journey to find and reunite with the man who has captured her heart. She is ready to risk it all for love. You can watch this Tony Award-winning musical this Thursday night at the Hobby Center. Grab tickets on SeatGeek starting from $126.

Cirque De Soleil – Alegria @ Grand Chapiteau At Sam Houston Race Park

Saturday, February 29 | 8PM

This Saturday night marks the first night for the Cirque De Soleil’s Alegria season. For their 25th anniversary, Alegria has reverted back to their original Big Top format that has formed them into being one of the top performances in Cirque De Soleil. In fact, Alegria is one of the productions that helped put Cirque De Soleil on the international map since 1994. This show will go on until April 12, but tickets sell out incredibly fast so it’s recommended you buy tickets now for any of the shows.

Carlos Mencia @ Houston Improv Comedy Club

Friday, February 28 | 7:30PM

This Friday night, grab tickets on SeatGeek to see Carlos Mencia perform at the Houston Improv Comedy Club. Mencia is currently on his Laughin’ and Living’ tour, performing all around the United States. His comedy style focuses a lot on political issues involving race, culture, social injustices, and social classes. Since his beginning, Carlos Mencia has blossomed into different things in his career such as acting and even starting a podcast. Tickets for this show are currently on sale starting from $39.

Spring Infusion 2020 @ Uptown Dance Company

Saturday, February 29 | 11AM

For their Spring showcase, the Uptown Dance Company will be performing a range of styles and movement from the works of Andre Silva, Beth Gulledge-Brown, and Laura Catherine Hilley.  Their pieces are all incredibly different, but do an amazing job at showcasing the ability and training of each performer, as well as their individual styles. You can grab tickets for $35 to watch them perform this Saturday afternoon at the Uptown Dance Company location. Students and seniors only pay $25 per ticket.

Houston Ballet: Sleeping Beauty @ Wortham Theatre Center

Thursday, February 27 | 7:30PM

Grab tickets on SeatGeek this Thursday night to see the Houston Ballet perform Sleeping Beauty at the Wortham Theatre Center. This rendition of Sleeping Beauty follows the classic tale by Charles Perrault with a twist on the characters. A beautiful princess is cursed by an evil witch and forced to sleep for a hundred years. Stevenson’s Sleeping Beauty is widely recognized as one of the supreme achievements in classical ballet. Don’t miss out on a chance to watch this performance. Tickets are on sale for as low as $89.

Houston Symphony @ Jones Plaza

Friday, February 28 | 8PM

This Friday night, join the Houston Symphony at the Jones Plaza to celebrate the Nat King Cole Centennial. This classic crooner has been woo-ing his fans with his warm, velvety voice for years. You can hear some of his classics such as “L-O-V-E” and “Unforgettable” being sung by vocalists Ryan Shaw and Josette Newsam. Tickets for this performance are on sale starting from $136.

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