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Three Types Of Local Theaters


Local theater is a wonderful way for actors and actresses to showcase their talents, even when they are not in big shows on Broadway.  Houston has a thriving local theater scene, and there are all types of different shows being up on every week of the year.  The abundance of different types of theater meant that you can enjoy whichever level of performance that you want to see, when you want to see it.  Here are some of the highlights of the local scene.


Formal Shows

houston grand opera

Nothing says “formal” more than a night at the opera, and as far as entertainment in Houston goes, the Houston Grand Opera is where you can find those performances.  The opera house puts on a wide variety of shows, ranging from classics, like Madame Butterfly, to modern compositions from composers like Philip Glass.  The entire company has been well reviewed for decades and the performances are as good as you would see from an opera at any other city in the country.  If you want a night out in your best tuxedo or a stunning gown, this is the place to go.


Semi-Formal Shows


You can find some of the biggest and best shows from major playwrights and Broadway producers at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  This is a big name theater for a big city, and it attracts some of the best performers and theater companies from around the world, while at the same time giving local artists a chance to show what they can do.  This is a nice place to take a date and enjoy an evening, without the need to get dressed in your finest, or a place where you might want to take the kids to catch a show like the Lion King.


Casual Shows


There are times when you want to see a show, but you do not want to go through the hassle of going to a downtown theater or trying to get tickets for a popular show.  This is where the local theater scene really shines.  Murder Mystery Texas puts on regular dinner theater shows where members of the local acting community ply their trade while they help diners experience a fully immersive and interactive mystery.  If you just want to have a night out with some friends, or you want a fun first date, this is an ideal evening.


The theater scene in Houston is varied and can meet even the most demanding tastes.  No matter what kind of show you are looking for, you are sure to find a show in the area.


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