These Houston Arts Events Have Been Affected By Omicron Surge

Changes and cancellations to some high-profile shows in the local performing arts scene.

By Shelby Stewart January 10, 2022


Cirque du Soleil's Alegría has been canceled in Houston. 

Much like the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the fast-spreading Omicron variant has caused a rise of cases in Houston and Harris County, which is currently at the highest COVID-19 threat level. Many live and in-person shows in the city have already halted their performances. While some performances are simply postponed, others have been canceled indefinitely. 

Here are some of the Houston-area events and performances canceled due to Coronavirus. This list is being updated regularly. 

Alegría by Cirque du Soleil at Sam Houston Race Park (Canceled) 

In December 2021, Cirque du Soleil announced the cancellation of the remaining Houston shows for their classic performance, Alegría. Tickets purchased directly from Cirque du Soleil and Big Top will be refunded for their purchased tickets.  

For more information, visit the website

Los Temerarios at the Toyota Center (Postponed)

Powerhouse Mexcian duo Los Temerarios recently canceled their live show in Houston due to the uptick in COVID cases. The show's tour has been postponed until 2023. The tour will honor tickets purchased before the new tour date. 

For updates on the tour, follow their Instagram

Hadestown at Hobby Center (Postponed)

The Broadway production announced the cancellation via Twitter, citing “breakthrough positive COVID cases within the company of Hadestown.” The Hobby Center is currently working to reschedule the show, and has asked for all patrons to hold onto their tickets. 

For updates on canceled performances, visit the website. 

Carlos Vives at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Postponed)

Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives will no longer perform on January 22 at the Smart Financial Centre. His tour is postponed until later this year. 

More information on updated tour dates can be found here

Panto Little Mermaid at Stages (Canceled)

As of December 29, the world premiere of Panto Little Mermaid was canceled indefinitely. The program was slated to run through early January. 

For more information, visit the Stages website

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs at the Society for the Performing Arts (Postponed)

The organization’s lecture, scheduled for January 10, has been postponed. The Society for the Performing Arts’ open forum, which coincided with the exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, was canceled. The guest speaker, Zahi Hawass, who formerly served as Egypt's Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, had his trip halted due to new travel restrictions. A new date will be announced. 

For more information, visit the SPA website

The Little Mermaid at Theater Under The Stars (Canceled)

TUTS sadly announced that Disney’s The Little Mermaid has been canceled, indefinitely. Currently, the company’s schedule will remain, with South Pacific set to debut on February 8. 

For more information, visit the TUTS website

Patti Labelle and Friends at Smart Financial Centre (Postponed)

Patti Labelle, Stephanie Mills, and After 7, were set to perform on February 12 ahead of Valentine's Day weekend, but the show was postponed until further notice. Previously purchased tickets will still be valid once a new show date is announced. 

For more information, visit the Ticketmaster website.

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