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As the first month of the year quickly approaches the end, I feel a sense of panic at the fact that I haven’t even started any of my New Years Resolutions. If one of your resolutions was to go to the theater more, than this is a great week to get a jumpstart on that goal.

With so many plays, performances, and even opera that you could watch, it’ll probably be really difficult to decide. This might be the week where you will experience your first FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) of the year, and I’m really glad to be a part of this journey with you.

From Stomp to Jim Jeffries, these are the top theater events happening in Houston this week.

Stomp Miami @ Jones Plaza

Thursday, January 23 | 8PM

Stomp is a percussion group that has been successfully performing onstage since 1991. This group uses everything from brooms to garbage can lids to create music and an overall incredibly unique performance. Stomp has even been featured in movies, TV Shows, and commercials. And they said letting your kids play with your kitchen pans and utensils wouldn’t pay off. They are currently on a North American tour, and you can get tickets on SeatGeek for as low as $54.

The Little Mermaid by Linda Daughtry @ The Company OnStage

Saturday, January 25 | 11AM

This adaptation of The Little Mermaid, based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, has been a favorite from The Company OnStage for decades. This story brings you Pearl, the little mermaid, in a tale of family, friendship, love, and finding out who you are. Tickets are only $10, and a perfect way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

Los Tres Tristes Tigres @ Houston Improv Comedy Club

Friday, January 24 | 7:30PM

Los Tres Tristes Tigres, translated to The Three Sad Tigers, are a musical group originating from Venezuela in 1971. They blend traditional Hispanic music with comedy to make really hilarious songs. One of their more popular songs is Si Yo Fuera Gay, translated to If I Was Gay. It’s probably pretty relatable to many people and I can guarantee will make you chuckle at the lyrics.  Los Tres Tristes Tigres are currently on tour, so grab your tickets now for this Friday night.

Jim Jeffries @ Cullen Theatre

Friday, January 24 | 7:30PM

This Friday, grab tickets to see Jim Jeffries at the Cullen Theater. This Australian comedian is blunt, vulgar, and never afraid to talk about topics that may be taboo to some people. It’s really his charm that wins over the audience, even while he offends them. Jim (we’re on a first name basis) is currently on his Oblivious tour and has made it to Houston, so don’t miss out on watching one of his shows.

Houston Grand Opera Presents La Favorite @ Wortham Theater Center

Sunday January 26 | 2PM

La Favorite is an opera that was originally premiered in France in the 1840s. It was known as one of the most performed operas of its time, and now you can see it this Sunday performed at the Wortham Theater Center. The opera follows the story of the King of Castile and his mistress, Leonora (the favorite) and the life of the Catholic Church. The opera is in French and will have English subtitles projected. You really shouldn’t miss the chance to watch such a historic performance and gain a love for a different type of art.

Steel Magnolias @ Playhouse 1960

Saturday, January 25 | 8PM

This Saturday, grab tickets to see Steel Magnolias at the Playhouse 1960. The play follows Shelby’s life in a fictional town of  Louisiana, dealing with Type 1 diabetes and events surrounding family, friends, and loved ones. In 1981, it was made into the film so many of us love to this day with Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Sally Fields. Tickets are only $21, and the show only goes on until February 2!

(Photo by Kevin Hernandez on Unsplash)