A world-class city like Houston needs world-class theater, and for a veritable Broadway in the Bayou City experience, your ticket to the excitement and splendor of the live stage can be found in every part of this bustling city. Downtown visitors can bask in the glow of some of the nation’s premier stages in the theater district, including the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and Theatre Under the Stars, or enjoy a diverse array of professional and experimental theater troupes in every corner of town.
Home to an amazing variety of shows each week, including exclusive world and regional premieres rarely found outside of the Big Apple, Houston is a destination city for the theatergoer. Well known for its charm and beauty, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts beckons patrons to its dual booking of touring Broadway Across America shows and TUTS’ annual season of musicals, drawing talent from New York and Los Angeles to the Houston stage. Meanwhile, across town at the only professional theater company between Houston and Dallas, the Texas Repertory Theatre grows in the city’s northwest side, staging seven plays and musicals each season.
As one of the nation’s premier cities for theater education, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, and Tribble School of Professional Musical Theatre are all helping to shape the next generation of performers, with graduates seen in major professional theaters across the country today. (Brandon De Hoyos)