Very Artsy News: Comedy, Dance, Christmas, and more

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

By Amarie Gipson December 21, 2021

Fans of the Alley Theatre are invited to two additional performances of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are on sale now. 


Our highly-anticipated Winter issue is now on stands, featuring a slew of music and culture-related content, like our local DJ feature and Houston artist profiles. In addition to that much-needed holiday reading, here are some events to consider taking part in, including the Asia Society Texas Center's free children's film festival happening through Wednesday.

No matter what you decide to get into, be sure to do it safely and follow posted precautions at venues listed here, as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise in the city. This week’s artsy dispatch is filled with updates on a few events to look for in the new year from some of Houston’s premier performing arts houses.

Here’s more art news for your week:

Alley Theatre Adds Two Additional Performances of A Christmas Carol 

This is no humbug. Due to popular demand, the Alley Theatre has added two performances of A Christmas Carol. Patrons can visit the production on Monday, December 27 for shows at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Masks and proof of negative COVID-19 status are required for entry, Tickets start at $28. 

For more information on the schedule, visit here

“America’s Favorite Husband" Takes the Stage at The Houston Improv 

Comedian and Texas native Steve Treviño is scheduled to perform six shows this month at the Houston Improv from Thursday, December 30 through Sunday, January 2. From a podcast to opening for musical acts, the Mexican-American comic has found innovative ways to engage his audiences.  He'll be in the Bayou City for a couple of days, and we're sure Houston will be ready to welcome him back with laughter.

For more information on tickets and the tour, visit here

Ishida Dance Company to Premiere you could release me 

Recently established Texas-based dance company Ishida is bringing world-class performances to Houston at the top of 2022. Hosted by the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston, the company will present you could release me, an evening of contemporary dance that explores tenderness, suffering and kindness in relationships.  

For more information on Ishida and for tickets, visit here

Fiddler on the Roof at the Hobby Center 

Last Friday, Houston’s Hobby Center released tickets for the award-winning, Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Houston audiences are sure to enjoy this story of family and resilience. The revival features a host of Tony Award recipients, including director Bartlett Sher, musical supervision Ted Sperling and an all-star ensemble. The original production opened in 1964, and made history with a ceiling-shattering performance record of over 3,000 shows. 

For more information on tickets, visit here


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