Stages Repertory Theatre presents Murder for Two, a new musical comedy. Everyone is suspect in this hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and murder mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. Directed and choreographed by Mitchell Greco, with music directed by Steven Jones. Through June 16. 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets: StagesTheatre.com or 713-527-0123.
Main Street Theatre presentsYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the comic strip, Peanuts. The family musical celebrates the Peanutsgang and all their escapades with kites, school, and unrequited love. Through July 28.
Later this summer, Main Street Theatre presents Noel Coward’s Private Lives, one of the most sophisticated and entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, one married and now divorced, meet again while honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel and discover the old flame still burns hotly. Within days of being reunited once again their fiery romance alternates between passionate fits of love and anger. Of course, the new spouses are none too pleased about all the chaos. A sparkling comedy boasting numerous star-studded Broadway runs. July 20 through August 11. Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd. Tickets: 713-524-3622.
The Alley Theatre continues the run of the popular the swashbuckling romp, The Three Musketeers. Directed by Mark Shenahan, the tale is full of romance, danger, and comedy perfection, suited for the whole family. Alexandre Dumas’ timeless tale springs to life as the young D’Artagnan , joined by his sister Sabine, discovers honor amid intrigue and high stakes adventure when he meets the famous three Musketeers. En garde for this action and humor-packed summer hit. Through June 30. The Hubbard Theatre, 615 Texas Avenue. Tickets: AlleyTheatre.org or 713-558-8887.
The Music Box Theater presents Feelin’ Groovy 5, a new production of favorite tunes and greatest hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Presented by the resident cast of excellent performers, this show features Rebekah Dahl, Brad Scarborough, Luke Wrobel, Kristina Sullivan
Ensemble Theatre Houston presents Josephine Tonight, a musical regional premiere with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen and music by Wally Harper. A musical biography of showbiz legend Josephine Baker, Josephine Tonightdraws on the early life of the internationally known singer, actress and nightclub sensation who wowed audiences in America and Europe in the first quarter of the 20th century, and reveals the relationship of the young Josephine and her laundress mother who steers her towards success and guides her to remember her roots. June 22 through July 28. 3535 Main Street. Tickets: EnsembleHouston.com or 713-520-0055.
Disney’s Aladdincomes courtesy of Broadway at the Hobby Center, promising to have you discover “a whole new world.” The hit Broadway musical from the producer of The Lion King tells the story of Aladdin in a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable
beauty, music, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why critics and audiences agree, Aladdinis “exactly what you wished for” (NBC-TV). June 26 through July 14. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street. Tickets: Houston.Broadway.com or 713-315-2400.
A.D. Players presents West Side Storybased on a conception by Jerome Robbins with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. “Say it loud and there’s music playing. Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” There is no more recognizable love tragedy than Romeo and Juliet. West Side Storytakes that tale and sets it in the upper west side of Manhattan in the mid 1950s. In the middle of two rival gangs, from different sides of the tracks, we find Tony and Maria falling in love, features the original Bernstein score and Robbins’ iconic choreography. June 28 through July 2. The George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road. Tickets: ADPlayers.org or 713-526-2721.