The Music Box Theater presents Keep It Brassy 3, featuring songs by Chicago, Bruno Mars, and the Temptations. 2623 Colquitt. Through Oct. 19.
The Music Box Theater also presents ‘Back to the 80s…Again’ featuring versions of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”, Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long”, and Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds”. The music is interspersed with comedic turns from Music Box regulars. Oct. 26 through Nov. 30. 2623 Colquitt. Tickets: TheMusicBoxTheater.com or 713-522-7722.
Stages Repertory Theatre presents Houston favorite, Sally Edmundson in Salt, Root and Roe by Tim Price. On the coast of Wales, 80 year-old twins Anest and Iola are determined to live out their twilight years on their own terms, even agreeing to face death together. But Anest’s daughter Menna returns home to inspire the sisters to face life instead. Through Oct. 20.
Stages also presents Panto Hansel and Gretl. Adam Howard’s take on a classic fairy tale follows the breadcrumbs into an outrageous reimagining of Hansel and Gretel as two selfish Houston parents pursue their dreams to be stars of the theatre after leaving their social-media obsessed children in the woods. Nov. 20 through Dec. 15. 3201 Allen Parkway. Tickets: StagesTheatre.com or 713-527-0123.
Obsidian Theater presents The Feast. Matta and Anna’s relationship is going swimmingly until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak. The plumber is angry, Matt’s paintings are getting stranger, and a storm is gathering. An eerie comedy about what is real, what is not, and who knows. Through Oct. 26. Performing in repertory is Empanada Loca. Now living deep in Manhattan under an abandoned subway tunnel with the Mole people, a very hungry Delores recounts her four years selling weed with her boyfriend, her return to Washington Heights after thirteen years in prison, her fortuitous reunion with an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash in the basement under his empanada shop, and the bloodbath that sent her fleeing underground. Through Oct. 27. MATCH, 3535 Main St. Tickets: MATCHouston.org or 713-521-4533.
4th Wall Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie. Director Philip Lehl directs Kim Tobin-Lehl in this Tennessee Williams classic, a memory play that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. Matriarch Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son, Tom and unmarried daughter, Laura. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions. Through Nov. 2. Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St. Suite 101. Tickets: 4thWallTheatreCo.com or 832-767-4991.
The Alley Theatre presents Vietgone by Qui Nguyen, with original music by Shane Rettig. It’s 1975. Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancée. Both now in America, these two Vietnamese refugees just might find each other. Remixing history and culture into a funny and energetic fantasia, it’s a contemporary twist on the boy meets girl story that the New York Times hails as “an immensely moving comedy.” Desdemona Chiang directs. Through Nov. 3. 615 Texas Ave. Tickets: AlleyTheatre.org or 713-558-8887.