Houston's 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season
Experiencing the performing arts together can be a fantastic bonding experience for the entire family. Of course, not every performance is appropriate for everyone. Shows specifically designed for preschoolers will have 'tweens rolling their eyes. More mature subject matter or language isn't appropriate for the little ones, but it can spark wonderful conversations with teenagers. Studies (like this one, this one, and this one) show that taking in performances can make your kids smarter. How young is TOO young? Check out our article Take Your Child to the Theater, which is a handy guide with tips for experiencing the performing arts with kids.
Below, we have this season's listings for all of the performing arts that might be appropriate for a wide variety of ages. In addition to those for the younger set, there are many that aren't necessarily designed with kids in mind but that may engage your older kids and teens. The following descriptions note the ages for which the performance is appropriate, so pay attention. Now go score yourself some tickets and enjoy the arts that abound right in your own backyard!
This season celebrates the splendor of dance iwth exceptional ballet classics and intriguing contemporary work from across the globe.
Mayerling, September 22-24
Poetry in Motion, October 26-27
Swan Lake, February 22-March 24
Rock, Roll, & Tutus, March 8-18
Global Movements, May 24-June 3
Don Quixote, June 7-17
Main Street Theater
Enemies, September 16-October 15
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, November 11-December 17
Men on Boats, February 10-March 11
Daisy, March 31-April 29
Daddy Long Legs, May 19-June 17
Katie Visual and Performing Arts Center
Young Frankenstein, September 15-17
Reefer Madness, September 29-October 1