We love our stars here at Houstonia, whether of the actor, artist, musician, dancer, author, or comedian variety. But what about the stars behind the stars? The ones who make sure the lighting hits right, the wigs sit perfectly, the snow for The Nutcracker falls just so? They deserve ovations, too. For this year’s Fall Arts Guide, we pulled back the curtain on arts professionals across the city, revealing the unsung heroes working behind the scenes to make sure this season’s can’t-miss happenings dazzle and delight. Oh, and about those can't-miss happenings: Read on for our picks for the hottest tickets in town.

In This Feature:

At the Alley Theatre, Making Sure Theatergoers Never Feel In the Dark

Plus, six can’t-miss shows this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

At Houston Grand Opera, Ensuring There Are No Bad Hair Days

Plus, four outstanding operas to take in this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

At the Houston Ballet, Giving Dancers the Floor, and Much More

Plus, the performances we're psyched to see this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

How the Menil Collection Preserves Its Artwork

Plus, six exhibits to enrich your mind and soul.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

At Satellite Bar, Making Houston’s Music Scene Cooler One Show at a Time

Plus, the local bands and national tours we're looking forward to this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

The Authors and Comedians We Can't Wait to See This Fall

Jonathan Van Ness? Ta-Nehisi Coates? Yes, please.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray