Christmas is a time to be good and spread holiday cheer -- unless you're a part of the Herdman clan, in which case your goal is to partake in enough delinquent behavior to end up on a permanent naughty list. When the rowdy and rambunctious Herdman children show up at a local Sunday school in search of free snacks, they wind up getting cast in the annual snooze-fest of a Christmas pageant. The kids wreak havoc on the show, scaring off other cast members, offending the congregants and even setting fire to the church. But one way or another, the Herdman herd is determined to put on The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Don't miss this hilarious holiday classic -- based on the beloved children's book -- when it decks the halls at A.D. Players Theater in Houston.
Join Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang in this heartwarming holiday musical based on the beloved animated TV special. Dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations with these beloved characters to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again. Featuring the song "Christmas Time is Here," the music of jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, and new original dance numbers, Main Street Theater's A Charlie Brown Christmas can be enjoyed at the Midtown Arts and Center Theater in Houston.
We all know that the three wise men brought the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh -- but who brought the rock? Well, if you're looking for a contemporary twist on the greatest story ever told, follow the star in the east (or, you know, just fire up Google Maps) to Houston's A.D. Players Theater, where holiday musical Rock Nativity will add some contemporary pop rock flavor to the traditional story of the birth of the Messiah. Bring the whole brood and experience the mystery of the manger, the madness of King Herod and the magic of the Magi in this rockin' Christmas musical celebration.
A storybook kingdom of beautiful princesses, evil fairies and infectious pop tunes -- the whole family will be delighted by this updated version of the classic European fairy tale. Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight follows the princess Aurora, who has been cursed into a 100-year sleep by a dark fairy named Carabosse. Under the protection of her beloved companions Silly Billy and Nanny Tickle, Aurora waits in slumber until she is awakened by true love's kiss. This interactive show features plenty of magic, humor and contemporary pop music -- including songs by Blondie, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Katy Perry and more -- that'll have audiences of all ages cheering and singing along. Don't miss this refreshing spin on a timeless tale when Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight comes to The Hobb Center for the Performing Arts in a production presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).