Music & Theater
in Houston, TX
(showing 11 - 20 out of 20)
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 Directions
Enjoy outdoor entertainment under the stars at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Whether you catch a children's flick like "Monsters vs. Aliens" or watch a ballet folklorico recital, there's something for everyone here.
The Miller Outdoor Theatre strives to provide arts and entertainment events of the highest caliber to its audience - all at no charge.
The theater was founded in 1925 on the principal that the theater company would provide cultural and educational events free of charge.
And they have upheld that promise through the years, moving from a permanent bandstand-style stage to a custom-built outdoor theater, professionally operated and maintained so that the theater group could continue its mission of outreach, education and inspiration.
The Miller Outdoor Theatre performs an eight-month season on 8 acres in Hermann Park, which also serves as the site for the Houston Zoo, the Garden Center and the Museum of Natural Science.
The theater includes seating for 1,700 and is situated on a sloping lawn that seats another 4,500 for general admission with lawn chairs, blankets and the like.
Past performances include Disney's Beauty & The Beast, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, The Wiz, The Houston Grand Taiko Festival, the 30th Anniversary Festival Chicano, the Houston Symphony, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival, just to name a few.
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554 Directions
Explore a world of science and adventure at Moody Gardens, where there's always something new and exciting to discover. The tourist attraction features three main pyramids with an aquarium, rainforest and discovery center. There's also an IMAX Theater, a paddle-wheel cruise boat, a hotel and a convention center.
Orange Show Monument
2402 Munger St
Houston, TX 77023 Directions
What rhymes with orange? Like the word, the Orange Show Monument is truly one of a kind. The folk-art piece of sculptural mazes and rooms was built single-handedly from 1956 until 1979 by Houston postal worker Jefferson Davis McKissack.
Rice University Art Gallery
6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005 Directions
Enter and move through art at the Rice University Art Gallery, where artists are commissioned to create an installation specifically throughout the space. The nationally recognized contemporary art space is recognized as being an artist's art gallery among a crowd of mostly commercialized endeavors.
Stages Reperatory Theatre
3201 Allen Pkwy
Houston, TX 77019 Directions
Catch live entertainment at Stages Reperatory Theatre, where the plays push the boundaries of everyday theater. A talented troupe, guest performers and a penchant for putting a modern spin on classics define this popular playhouse.
Stages Repertory Theatre embraces the true nature of performance theater: To enlighten, interact, shock and challenge. Known for presenting cutting-edge works that push the boundaries of traditional performances, Stages produces original plays, puts a modern spin on classics and nurtures new talent in writing and performing.
The repertory troupe includes talented performers, artists and stage professionals from the Houston area and presents guest artists from around the world.
Recent performances have included: "The Marvelous Wonderettes," "Auntie Mame," "Panto Pinocchio" and "The great American Trailer Park Musical."
In addition to its MainStage performances, Stages Repertory Theatre encourages a love of theater with young audiences at its EarlyStages performances. These shows interpret classic children's folktales and stories from around the globe.
Today, Stages is one of the most highly regarded resident theaters in the city of Houston. It continues to approach its mission boldly, cultivating intimate relationships with audiences and challenging the expected by presenting ground-breaking works.
The Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006 Directions
View one of the most important private collections at The Menil Collection, an art museum that began with the more than 19,000 pieces collected by a Houston couple beginning in the early 1940s. The collection is significant in its European art, including paintings by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
The Menil Collection is an art museum founded by its namesake couple, John and Dominique Menil, who relocated from France to Houston and became pivotal figures in the growth of Houston's burgeoning cultural life.
The couple cherished art and architecture and eventually built the museum that bears the family name. They began collecting art in the 1940s and promoted modern art through several area organizations at the time.
Even after the founders' deaths, the museum continues to collect pieces in the true spirit of the couple, who believe that art revealed and explored what it means to be human. The couple strategically included in their collection pieces from different cultures and eras to reflect the full arc of human existence.
8944-A Clarkcrest St
Houston, TX 77063 Directions
It was once the little theater that could. Today, Theatre Southwest continues its passion for performance with six productions, a Festival of Originals and monthly workshops. The entertainment venue showcases seasoned performers and break-out talent.
Theatre Southwest is a well-respected group that enjoys a positive reputation as a company that delivers high-quality performances that attracts talented artists from Houston and the surrounding areas.
The group began in 1957 and was founded by Marie and Les Pearsall, who shared a love of theater and a passion for bringing new and talented voices to the stage.
Originally founded under the name Bellaire Theatre Guild, the group staged its first performance at the Bellaire Community House. As word spread, the theater became more and more popular, requiring a change of venue to house its ever-growing audience.
Today, the theater has its own performance space in southwest Houston.
Naturally, the number of performances has increased to keep up with audience demand. The Theatre Southwest has grown from a three-play season to six performances, a Festival of Originals and monthly workshops.
As the theater continues to evolve and grow, it looks to lead Houston into a new era of breathtaking performances and live entertainment.
Theatre Under The Stars
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002 Directions
Spend your next romantic date night watching Broadway-caliber productions at Theatre Under The Stars. You'll sit under a ceiling of twinkling lights at this indoor venue and watch productions like "Hairspray," "9 to 5: The Musical," and "Rock of Ages."
Theatre Under The Stars is one of Houston's most popular and successful musical theater production companies, and it has gained national prominence since the group's inception in 1968.
Theatre Under The Stars is nationally acclaimed for its world premiers and national tours. The company co-produced the pre-Broadway premiere of Beauty and the Beast in 1993 with the Walt Disney Company. Then, in 1995, Theatre Under The Stars launched the pre-Broadway national tour of Jekyll & Hyde, in partnership with the Alley Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre of Seattle.
Other premiers at Theatre Under The Stars include "Phantom," "Annie Warbucks," "Hot Shoe Shuffle," "Scrooge" and "Chaplin."
Initially, Theatre Under The Stars was literally defined by its name. The theater group originally performed at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, staging free live performances for the public.
Then in 1972, Theatre Under The Stars moved into the downtown Music Hall to produce six musicals each year.
Today, Theatre Under the Stars performs in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, a 2,650-seat theater with a fiber-optic ceiling that twinkles as the lights dim, harkening back to the theater troupe's "open-air" performances.
501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002 Directions
There's always something exciting to see at the Wortham Theater. The entertainment facility is home to the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and Da Camera of Houston, a group that performs chamber and jazz music.
The Worthan Theater Center is a 437,000-square-foot facility that opened in 1987. At the time it was the first major opera house built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
The Wortham Center is home to the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. Besides its role as a performing arts venue, the Center also hosts social galas, civic meetings, corporate and group events and weddings.
Eugene Aubry of Morris Aubry Architects designed Wortham Center. The center's architectural design has been lauded as a cutting edge study in form and function, one that certainly befits the performing arts companies that call the Wortham Center home.
The Center is home to two theaters: The 2,500-seat Alice and George Brown Theater and the 1,100-seat Roy and Lillie Cullen Theater.