By Randall Jobe
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company presents Charise Castro Smith’s horror comedy, Feathers and Teeth. The story is about a factory town in the late 1970s and a teenager, Chris, and her father’s fiancée, Carol. Their relationship makes for a tense atmosphere that gets even more stressful when Chris’s dad, Arthur, hits a mysterious creature. A series of events spins frighteningly out of control. Through November 11. Spring Street Studios. Tickets: MildredsUmbrella.com or 832-463-8409.
Music Box Theater brings Emmy Award winner Ernie Manouse from Houston Public Media on board with regulars Rebekah Dahl, Brad Scarborough and Luke Wrobel in Three-Part Harmony: The Rise and Fall of an American Cover Band, a musical satire on the art of documentary filmmaking. Manouse interviews three disbanded singers as they relive their glory days as arguably “the best cover band of all time”. Features renditions of the music of Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Simon and Garfunkel and many more. Through December 1. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12 and 26, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: TheMusicBoxTheater.com or 713-522-7722.
In an exciting collaboration, Obsidian Theatre brings the wildly popular production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Rich’s Nightclub. Starring Blake Jackson returning as Hedwig (winner of the Houston Press Theatre Award as Best Newcomer), the musical tells the tale of a botched sex change that spurs a rock and roll band. Monologues and rock sounds fuel this 90-minute whirlwind that takes the audience on Hedwig’s journey to find herself. November 2 through 18. Rich’s Nightclub, 2401 San Jacinto with theatre-style seating and a full bar. Parking is free. Tickets: RichsNightclub.com/events. Information and group sales: 832-494-0001.
Theatre Suburbia presents Norm Foster’s delightful holiday romp, A Snow White Christmas, a new story on the timeless fairy tale for the entire family. November 3 through December 2. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Sundays, November 19 and 26, 3 p.m. 4106 Way Out West, Suite N, 77092. Tickets: 713-682-3525 or TheatreSuburbia.org
Humorist David Sedaris appears in his latest stage piece, Theft by Finding Diaries.
Through his social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers, addressing the human condition with sardonic wit. Theatregoers are familiar with Santaland Diaries, his popular take on a Macy’s Christmas elf. One performance only, November 6. Presented by Society for the Performing Arts at Jones Hall. Tickets: SPAHouston.org or 713-277-4772.
Here’s a little something different for musical theatre lovers. The Houston Symphony presents Broadway Today, a show-stopping night of modern Broadway hits from The Book of Mormon, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hanson, Once, Little Shop of Horrors and more! November 10 through 12. Jones Hall. 615 Louisiana Street. Tickets: www.houstonsymphony.org or 832-487-7041.
Celebrating its reopening after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, The Alley Theatre returns with Houston’s seasonal favorite, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas. In this reimaging of Charles Dickens’ original A Christmas Carol, there are still ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who visit Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on an eye-opening journey on Christmas Eve. The story is one of redemption and the spirit of the holiday season, suggested for general audiences ages six and up. November 24 through December 30. The Alley Theatre’s Hubbard Theatre. 601 Texas Avenue.