IMAGE ABOVE: Theatre Under the Stars presents We Will Rock You on Jan 22 – Feb 2 at The Hobby Center. Photo courtesy of TUTS.


Pollyanna Theater Company and Ballet Austin present Sprites, Holly Hepp-Galvan’s dance drama for young audiences. Jan. 24-26,  The Long Center,

Gale Theatre Company presents W. K., a devised piece about first loves, directed by Katherine Wilkinson. Jan. 17-Feb. 2, The Vortex,

Conspirare performs Path of Miracles, Jan. 24, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, and on Jan. 26 at  St. Martin’s Lutheran Church,

Book People presents Ishmael Beah, reading from Radiance of Tomorrow, Jan. 29,

A'lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble premieres Prophecies in January at Austin's Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.  Photo by Estrella Chacon.

A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble premieres Prophecies in January at Austin’s Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Estrella Chacon.

A’lante Flamenco presents Prophecies, inspired by Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet. A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble invites audiences to consider the role of tradition in 21st Century society, while digging into the very roots of flamenco. Jan. 11-12 & Jan. 17-19, The Long Center,

Pilobolus Dance Company performs at The Paramount Theatre, Jan. 11,

Texas Performing Arts presents American Idiot, based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, Jan. 14-19, Bass Concert Hall,

Texas Performing Arts presents The Jasper String Quartet, in partnership with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. Jan. 30, McCullough Theatre,

Christian McBride.  Photo courtesy of Texas Performing Art.

Christian McBride. Photo courtesy of Texas Performing Art.

Texas Performing Arts presents Christian McBride Big Band. Jan. 21, Bass Concert Hall,

Austin Symphony Orchestra  presents Austin’s own Anton Nel, performing works by Edvard Grieg and Edward B. Hill. Jan. 10-11, Dell Hall,

Austin Lyric Opera presents Tosca, Puccini’s most enduring operas set in ancient Rome. Jan. 30-Feb. 2, The Long Center,

The Frontera Fest presents The Short Fringe, Jan. 14-Feb. 15,Hyde Park Theatre,

The Frontera Fest presents The Long Fringe, Jan. 20-Feb. 2, Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Last Act Theatre company presents The Sniper’s Nest, Lisa Soland’s tension-filled drama tells the story of the 1963 love affair between Lee Harvey Oswald and cancer researcher Judyth Vary Baker as part of Frontera Fest; Jan. 26-Feb. 2, Eastwood Room, UT Campus,

Zach Theatre presents In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, Sarah Ruhl’s comic riff on “female hysteria”. Jan. 29-Feb. 23, Topfer Theatre,

Capital T presents Gidion’s Knot, Johnna Adams’ drama that takes place over the course of a 90-minute parent teacher/conference. Jan. 20-Feb. 8, Salvage Vanguard Theater,

Different Stages presents The Language Archive, Julio Cho’s meditation on love, loss and language, Jan.10-Feb. 1, City Theatre,

Playhouse Smithville presents Fool for Love, Sam Shepard’s play about a pair of battling lovers in a Mojave desert hotel. Jan. 24-Feb. 8,

Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents The International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, featuring Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dayton Contemporary Dance Co., Lula Washington Dance, Philadanco and more. Jan. 16-19,

Chamber Music International presents CMI 13-14 Concert 3, including music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Jan. 3,

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents An Evening Of Prokofiev, Jan. 10-12, Bass Performance Hall,

Undermain Theatre presents Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Real, Len Jenkin’s road play about a man examining the last 70 years of his life. Jan. 17-Feb. 1, Dallas City Performance Hall,

Theatre Three presents On the Eve, a new rock musical by Seth Magill, Shawn Magill and Michael Federico. Jan. 20-Feb. 9,

Pilobolus in Licks.  Photo by Grant Halverson.

Pilobolus in Licks. Photo by Grant Halverson.

TITAS presents Pilobolus, Jan. 17-18, Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House,

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Blue Man Group, the iconic theater/percussion ensemble. Jan. 17-Jan. 19,

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Marilyn: Forever Blonde. Jan. 22-26, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre,

Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms 4, Jan. 23-Jan. 26, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,

WaterTower Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Jan. 27-Feb. 16,

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents WORKING: the Musical,  Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso’s musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. Jan. 24-Feb. 23,

Dallas Children’s Theater presents Go Dog, Go, written by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz and adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman. Jan. 24-Feb. 23, Rosewood Center for Family Arts,

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Sci-Fi Spectacular, Jan. 4,Bass Performance Hall,

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Levinson and Friends, with music by Leclair, Beethoven, Handel-Halvorsen and Dvorak. Jan. 4,  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,

Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts presents The Ten Tenors: On Broadway, Jan. 25,

Pegasus Theatre presents Rehearsal for Murder, where Harry Hunsacker returns to the stage with another Living Black & White a technique developed at Pegasus Theatre  audience is treated to a 1930’s-40’s black-and-white movie brought to life on stage. Dec. 29-Jan. 26, Eisemann Center,

Second Thought Theatre presents Cock, Mike Bartlett’s comic discussion of identity and sexuality. Jan. 31-Feb. 22, Bryant Hall,

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Ghost the Musical,with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin  and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Jan. 28-Feb. 9, Music Hall at Fair Park,

Amphibian Stage Productions presents a staged reading of The North Pool, Rajiv Joseph’s drama about tension between a high school principal and a Middle-Eastern-born transfer student. Jan. 19 -20,

Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents New World Symphony, Jan. 16-18Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,

Dallas Theater Center presents Oedipus El Rey, playwright Luis Alfaro’s adaptation tears Sophocles’ tragedy out of its mythic past and catapults it into the vicious reality of today’s L.A. Barrios. Jan. 13- March 3, Studio Theater,

TITUS presents Alonzo King/Lines Ballet on Jan 25.  Photo by RJ Muna.

TITAS presents Alonzo King/Lines Ballet on Jan 25. Photo by RJ Muna.

TITAS presents Alonzo Kings/Lines Ballet, the San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company whose works draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions. Jan. 25, Winspear Opera House,

TITAS presents Pilobolus, Jan. 18, Winspear Opera House,

Dance Theatre of Harlem's Gabrielle Salvatto and Anthony Savoy.  Photo by Rachel Neville.

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Gabrielle Salvatto and Anthony Savoy. Photo by Rachel Neville.

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Dance Theatre of Harlem. Jan. 26. Bass Performance Hall,

Fort Worth Symphony presents Schumann Symphony No. 4, an homage to his wife, pianist Clara. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Bass Hall,

Fort Worth Symphony presents Caminos del Inka: Hidden Music, a multimedia  spectacle celebrating the music of Latin America. Jan. 25, Bass Hall,

Fort Worth Symphony presents An Evening of Prokofiev,Jan. 11-12,  Bass Hall,

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Tish Hinojosa, in an evening of music that crosses borders between cultures, languages and musical genres. Jan. 21,

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents In the Mood, America’s premiere Big Band Revue, Jan. 29,

Cliburn Concerts presents Olga Kern, the gold medal winner of the 11th Cliburn Piano Competition. Jan. 23-24, Kimbell Art Museum,

Sugar Cone Studio Productions presents Cranberry Juice, Jan. 30-Feb. 15, Margo Jones Theatre in the Magnolia Lounge,

Theatre Three presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’ romp through a relationship. Jan 9-Feb 16,

Casa Mañana presents Bad Boys of Broadway, Jan. 10-12, Casa Manana Theatre,

Stage West presents Avenue Q,the street where puppets and people explore their purpose. Jan. 11-Feb. 16,


George Saunders reads as part of Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Jan. 27.  Photo by Caitlin Saunders.

George Saunders reads as part of Inprint’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Jan. 27. Photo by Caitlin Saunders.

Inprint Houston presents George Saunders reading from Tenth of December, Jan. 27, Alley Theatre,

Da Camera presents Paquito D’Rivera with the Brasil Guitar Duo, performing works by Paquito D’Rivera, Douglas Lora and Brazilian composers Radamés Gnattali, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti, Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha and Hermeto Pascoa. Jan. 24, Wortham Center,

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church presents Conspirare in Path of Miracles, Jan. 25, St. Lukes Methodist Church,

Houston Symphony presents The Planets & the Earth, Jan. 9, 11-12, Jones Hall,

Houston Symphony presents Adams conducts Adams, Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2, Jones Hall,

Opera in the Heights presents Don Giovanni, Mozart’s brilliant combination of  human tragedy and touching comedy. Jan. 31-Feb. 9, Lambert Hall,

Houston Chamber Choir presents Hear the Future, 15th annual invitational School Choral Festival. Jan. 26, South Main Baptist Church,

Mercury presents Tchaikovsky Serenade, along with Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Strings. Jan. 11, Wortham Center,

Musiqa presents Frozen Time, featuring music by Asian composers Elena Firsova, Lei Liang and Karen Tanaka, Karim Al-Zand, Marcus Maroney and poetry by the University of Houston’s Nick Flynn. Jan. 14, Asia Society Texas Center,

Society for The Performing Arts presents Elvis Lives, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist tour, Jan. 17-18, Jones Hall,

Classical Theatre presents Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe’s exploration of the relationship between man and God. Jan. 29- Feb.16, The Barn,

Alley Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, Jon Robin Baitz’s family drama about  the havoc a telling memoir causes. Jan. 15-Feb. 2,

Alley Theatre presents Freud’s Last Session,Mark St. Germain’s play that places Freud and C. S. Lewis in the same room. Jan. 30-Feb. 23,

Theatre Under the Stars presents We Will Rock You, featuring the music of British rock legends, Queen. Jan. 22-Feb. 2, Hobby Center,

Society for the Performing Arts presents Forbidden Broadway, Jan. 25, Wortham Center,

Society for the Performing Arts presents Mark Morris Dance Group in a program that includes A Wooden Tree, The Argument and Festival Dance. Jan. 31, Wortham Center,

Ensemble Theatre presents The Meeting, Jeff Stetson’s play depicting the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 30-Feb. 23,

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston presents Dance Month, featuring more than a month of performances and classes. Jan. 8-Feb. 9,

Houston Grand Opera presents the North American premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger. Jan. 18-Feb. 2.

Houston Grand Opera presents Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring Ryan McKinny, Stephen Costello, Elizabeth Zharoff. Jan. 24-Feb. 9,

Main Street Theater presents Into the Woods, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash up. Jan. 16-Feb. 16. MST Rice Village,

Society for the Performing Arts presents Pilobolus in a new collaboration with Penn & Teller. Jan. 10, Jones Hall,

Stark Naked Theater presents Faith Healer, Brian Friel’s arresting collection of monologues. Jan. 23-Feb. 8, Studio 101,

Stark Naked Theatre presents The Good Thief, Conor McPherson’s one- man show starring Santry Rush and directed by John Tyson. Jan. 29-Feb. 15, Studio 101,

Stages Repertory Theatre presents Failure: A Love Story, Philip Dawkins magical fable traces the lives of the three unforgettable Fail sisters. Jan. 22-Feb. 16,

San Antonio

Conspirare performs Path of Miracles, Jan. 23, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church,

San Antonio Symphony presents the Dvořák Festival, including five of his symphonies and all three of his concertos. The Festival will also feature a special presentation of Dvořák’s opera masterpiece, Rusalka in collaboration with Opera San Antonio. The festival features cellist Jian Wang, pianist Michel Dalberto and violinist Nancy Zhou. Jan. 10- Feb. 8, Majestic Theater,

ArtsSA presents Pilobolus,in a program that includes, Licks, Transformation, Automaton, All Is Not Lost and Rushes. Jan. 14, Majestic Theater,

Playhouse presents Venus in Fur, David Ives’ erotic power play between and actress and a playwright. Jan. 24- Feb. 9,