The Music Box Theater presents 2019 Year in Review, looking back over the year with a montage of some of their best and audience favorites. Through Feb. 8. The Music Box Theater also presents Broadway at the Box 2020, an all-new edition of some of the best of Broadway, audience favorites, and their usual brand of zany humor. Opens Feb. 15. 2623 Colquitt St. Tickets: TheMusicBoxTheater.com or 713-522-7722.
The Alley Theatre presents Octavio Solis’s Quixote Nuevo, directed by Austin, Texas-based RJ Sanchez and starring Sesame Street’s Emilio Delgado. The play is an inspiring reimagining of Cervantes’s Don Quixote set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town, where Quixote and his sidekick embark on an adventure in search of long lost love. Through Feb. 9. The Alley Theatre also presents Lawrence Wright’s Camp David, a behind the scenes look at 13 days in 1978 when Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with the powerful help of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, hammered out a Middle East peace agreement that inspired the entire world. Suitable for ages 14 and up. Feb. 14 through March 15. 615 Texas Ave. Tickets: AlleyTheatre.org or 713-558-8887.
A.D. Players presents Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. It’s 1967 in San Francisco, California. Johanna is surprising her parents with a visit home, and a fiancé. Making that first introduction to the parents is never easy, and even less so when the whirlwind romance is set against the backdrop of the ’60s and involves a young mixed-race couple. Both families are forced to reckon with their ideas and prejudices in the face of pending nuptials. Through Feb. 16. Tickets: ADPlayers.org or 713-526-2721.
Main Street Theater presents The Diary of Anne Frank, the haunting true story of two families forced to flee from the world in an attic with World War II ringing around them, and the courageous people who risked their own lives to protect the very existence of those families. Through Feb. 16. Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main St. Tickets: MATCHouston.org or 713-524-6706.
4th Wall Theatre Company presents The Realistic Joneses, directed by Jennifer Dean. This ethereal masterpiece follows two suburban couples that have even more in common than their identical homes. Through Feb. 18. Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St. Tickets: 4thWallTheatreCo.com or 832-767-4991.
Stages Repertory Theatre presents The Fantasticks. Follow your imagination with a whimsical tale of young lovers, meddling parents, and a bond that matures in adversity. The longest-running musical in world history has been refreshed for the new century and is the perfect valentine for the theatre and the eternal power of love. Through March 15. 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets: StagesTheatre.com or 713-527-0123.
Main Street Theater presents Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegria Hudes. Elliot Ortiz is a young soldier, like his pop and his Abuelo before him. But despite the things they share — their love of music, of each other and their experiences of war — even when they desperately need to communicate, they just can’t seem to make it work. Houston audiences have the rare opportunity to follow Hudes’ The Elliot Trilogy, playing concurrently. Part One, Elliot plays at Main Street; Part Two, Water by the Spoonful, plays at Stages Repertory Theatre. The final installment, The Happiest Song Plays Last, has a staged reading at Main Street the last week of March. Feb. 8 through March 1. 2540 Times Blvd. Tickets: MainStreetTheater.com or 713-524-6706.
Society for the Performing Arts presents We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and dc Damian Sneed and the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Choir. One performance only, Feb. 9. Cullen Theatre in the Wortham Center, 615 Louisiana St. Tickets: SPAHouston.org or 713-227-4772. Dirt Dogs Theatre Company presents Angus MacLaughlin’s The Dead Eye Boy. Shirley Diane sees her teenage son, Soren, as a painful reminder of her past. Her ex-con boyfriend, Billy, sees Soren as a reflection of his own childhood. As Billy tries to help the troubled boy, the dysfunction of hardcore addiction and manipulation blur the lines of control and love among the three. Feb. 21 through March 7. Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH). 3400 Main St. Tickets: MATCHouston.org or 713-521-4533.