Top Performing Arts Openings This Week: November 7-13, 2022

‘Six’ brings a story inspired by the wives of King Henry VIII to the Hobby Center this week | Pictured: Joan Marcus; courtesy of Broadway Across America

Check out the latest performing arts productions and theatrical events across Houston from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Looking for ways to keep the theater schedule straight? We’ve got you covered with this weekly series tracking openings at theaters and performing arts institutions across the city of Houston.

Dig deeper for more ongoing performances on Houston stages by checking out the 365 Houston Calendar.

Here is our list of essential openings:

Top Performing Arts Openings This Week: November 7-13, 2022

  • Broadway Across America Presents Six at Hobby Center | Tuesday, November 8 | In progress – The story of King Henry VIII’s wives comes to life in this Spice Girls-inspired rock musical that’s guaranteed to flip the script of history. $35 and up. Hours vary.
  • Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Concert at HU Moores Opera House | Wednesday, November 9 – The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston offers this concert with performances in the acclaimed music program. $20. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Classical Theater Company Presents Figaro’s wedding at the DeLuxe Theater | Thursday 10 November | In progress – Audiences may be familiar with the opera of the same name, but this French farce on which the opera is based predates this one. Classical Theater Company artistic director John Johnston offers his own translation of the Figaro story as he prepares to marry the love of his life. Spoiler alert: hijinks ensue. $25. Hours vary.
  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents The Four Voyages at Miller Outdoor Theater | Friday November 11 | FREE – An evening of modern dance is coming to Miller Outdoor with the presentation of The Four Voyages, based on the legend of Catarina, “La China Poblana”, and how these journeys connect to tell the complex story of Mexican identity. Two world premieres will also be unveiled, including a tribute to Ms. Aretha Franklin. 7 p.m.
  • DaCamera presents Stop, look and listen! to the Menil Collection | Saturday November 12 | FREE – This indoor concert, presented by DaCamera Young Artists, is inspired by the exhibition Menil’s FotoFest 2022, Samuel Fosso: African Spirits. 3 p.m.
  • ROCO presents Fortune at the Church of Saint-Jean-le-Divin | Saturday November 12 – The orchestra offers a concert inspired by fantasy and fortune, with Delyana Lazarova on the podium for her ROCO debut. Look for two world premieres commissioned by ROCO, including that of William Bolcom Dedication and Judah Adashi the sun begins to set. Tickets are chargeable; suggested price of $35. 5 p.m.
  • Aire Flamenco Houston presents Noche de Flamenco: Flamenco by Derecho at MATCH | Saturday November 12 – This concert explores and honors flamenco artists of the past, with an all-night performance of styles that blend music, dance and song. $25. 7 p.m.
  • The Main Street Theater for Youth presents Cinderella at MATCH | Sunday November 13 | In progress – The beloved story comes to life as a musical, backed by music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This stage adaptation is based on the popular teleplay and captures the romance of Cinderella and her prince, the romps of her stepsisters, and the magic of her fairy godmother, who shows that impossible things happen every day. $30 and up. Hours vary.
  • Monarch Chamber Players Present Porch Concert on Albans Road | Sunday November 13 | FREE – In the Southampton district near Rice University, the chamber ensemble performs works for a trio by Joseph Haydn, JS Bach, Beethoven and many others from the porch of an Albans Road residence. All are welcome, and chairs and blankets are recommended for seating. 6 p.m.

Final performances this week

Three performances draw the final curtain this week; Houston Grand Opera The Wreckers closes Friday, November 11; Put your house in order at the Rec Room Arts Streams on Saturday, November 12; and attend the final show of Plumshuga at Stages on Sunday 13 November.

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Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 things to do in Houstonhis work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Texas Arts + Culture, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Monthly Galveston and Houston Wife. She is also a regular contributor to Eater.com’s Houston site. She received her BA in Mass Communication with a minor in Professional Writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her Masters in Communication with a major in Journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native of Rhode Island, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Churchpublished by Bright Sky Press.