Stages Repertory Theatre presents The Doyle and Debbie Show. After failed marriages and tabloid scandals, Doyle Mayfield recruits a new singing partner, also his third Debbie, in an attempt to regain his former stardom. Through September 8.
Stages Repertory Theatre also presents brings back one of their most popular guests artists, Denise Fennell, in her uproarious one-nun show, Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales. In this newest class, Sister puts the backbone in back-to-school with a host of lessons about starting anew as well as celebrating the Church’s approved tales of ghosts and goblins and a Catholic-appropriate Halloween costume contest. Through October 13. 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets: StagesTheatre.com or 713-527-0123.
Dirt Dogs Theatre presents White Guy on the Bus, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Ron Jones, in which urban race relations and topics that many tend to sweep under the rug are brought to life and light. Ray befriends Shatique on his regular bus rides that travel to the state penitentiary. Through September 7. Midtown Arts Center (MATCH), 3400 Main Street. Tickets: 713-527-4533.
The Music Box Theater presents Keep It Brassy 3. A three-piece horn section is being added to this show that features great sounds from artists such as Chicago, Bruno Mars and the Temptations, performed by Rebekah Dahl, Brad Scarborough, Cay Taylor, Kristina Sullivan, and Luke Wrobel. 2623 Colquitt. Ongoing, beginning Sept. 7. Tickets: TheMusicBoxTheater.com or 713-522-7722.
Theatre Under The Stars presents the singular sensation that is A Chorus Line, which opened on Broadway in 1975 and became an instant classic. This incisive portrait of the life of the Broadway dancer received nine Tony Awards as well as the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. September 10 through 22. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. Tickets: TUTS.com or 713-558-8887.
A.D. Players presents The Hiding Place, a world premiere adaptation by A.S. Peterson of the book of the same title by Corrie ten Boom with Elizabeth and John Sherrill. It’s World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear, and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness, deciding to hide Jews and ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered. The Hiding Place is her story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil in this inspiring, true story. September 13 through October 12. 5420 Westheimer. Tickets: ADPlayers.org or 713-526-2721.
Main Street Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem, directed by Rebecca Greene Udden. If there are nothing but facts and matter, what is consciousness? This is what scientists have deemed “the hard problem” in Stoppard’s brilliant and most recent play. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a prominent brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow while delving into examination of the hard problem at the think tank: Is the day coming when the computer and the MRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? September 14 through October 6.
Main Street Theater also presents Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny
Ensemble Theatre presents ’da Kink in my Hair by Trey Anthony. Set in a Brooklyn hair salon, the play gives voice to black women who tell their unforgettable stories in a kaleidoscope of drumming, singing and dance. It is a testament to the challenges and triumphs in the lives of contemporary black women, mixing laughter and tears, revelation and inspiration, the unapologetically intense stories of each woman are woven together in this powerful piece. September 20 through October 14. 3535 Main Street. Tickets: EnsembleHouston.com or 713-520-0055.