Houston is a hotbed for the arts. The city’s famed Theater District in downtown is one of the best in the nation and includes permanent professional residence companies in all of the major performing arts. Residents of Houston can attend musical productions, plays, ballet and opera any time of the year at the Alley Theater, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Bayou Place and other large facilities. Here are some of the top attractions scheduled in Houston for the fall 2014 season.
“Flying High”
Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 315-2525
www.thehobbycenter.org

Date: Sept. 7, 2014

“Flying High” kicks off the Houston 2014 fall theater schedule with a production about the world of flight. From the fluttering wings of bees to the large and powerful wings of mythological creatures, “Flying High” takes to the skies and features the vocal talents of Celine Ricci and the musical artistry of Maria Lin, Yung Hsiang Wang and Adam LaMotte. “Flying High” is a high-flying adventure with excellent singing and music that sets the imagination soaring. It’s a great production to start the Houston 2014 fall theater schedule.

“Bring it On”
Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 315-2525
www.tuts.com

Date: Sept. 12-13, 2014

With its large cast and fast-paced action, “Bring it On” is a musical production that will keep guests entertained from start to finish. This musical is all about the world of competitive cheerleading and the things some people will do to win, even if it means losing something important. “Bring it On” combines the talents of Tony award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning directors and composers to create a comedy musical that will have you jumping out of your seat and cheering for victory. The amazing choreography and explosive action make “Bring it On” one of the season’s best productions.

“Lunada”
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(281) 373-3386
www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Date: Oct. 11, 2014

“Lunada” is a celebration of Latin American culture and music and it’s coming to Miller Outdoor Theater this fall. “Lunada,” or Night of the Full Moon, is an evening when communities in Latin America come together to share stories, recite poems and play music. The rendition at the Miller Outdoor Theater will feature the Houston Symphony Orchestra and students from Houston-area schools who will perform musical numbers with a Latin bent. It’s a great way for families to attend a show together and gain cultural enrichment at Houston’s premier outdoor performance facility.

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“Dirty Dancing”
Sarofim Hall
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 315-2525
www.thehobbycenter.org

Date: Nov. 18-23, 2014

Who could ever forget Frances “Baby” Houseman and her unforgettable romance with dance instructor Johnny Castle in the classic 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing?” It’s a movie for the ages and it is brought to life on stage in Sarofim Hall in the Hobby Center this November for a six-day production. The dance performances are central to the “Dirty Dancing” movie and guests will get more than their fill of dancing from some of the Houston area’s most talented performers. Classic songs such as “Hungry Eyes” and “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” will bring back fond memories for the movie’s legions of fans. If you love the movie, don’t miss the opportunity to watch “Dirty Dancing” when it comes to Sarofim Hall.

“A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story Of Christmas”
Alley Theatre
615 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 220-5700
www.alleytheatre.org

Date: Nov. 21 through Dec. 24, 2014

Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday classic and it’s coming to Alley Theatre in the late fall of 2014 for a five-week run. Scheduled to coincide with the holiday season, “A Christmas Carol” tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with three spirits that forever change his outlook on life. Admirers of Charles Dickens will enjoy the lively stage performances by the Houston area’s top talent and the transformation of Scrooge from a fidgety, grumpy old man with a frigid heart to a man of abundant goodwill and cheer. It is the perfect prelude to a joyous holiday season. “A Christmas Carol” is a timeless classic and it’s a great way to wrap up the 2014 Houston fall theater season.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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