This Sunday, August 25th, from 12-4 PM, the 20th Annual Theater District Open House will take place in Downtown Houston. The 20th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House Presented by Bank of America is a fun-filled, family day of learning more about Houston’s nine major performing arts organizations, including the Alley Theatre, Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre Under The Stars and Uniquely Houston.
Guests will enjoy activities and live performances by each of the Theater District’s groups, including musical theater shows, behind-the-scenes backstage tours, interactive instrument petting zoo, costume trunk, meet-and-greets with costumed performers, complimentary trolley rides between venues, a photo booth experience at the Wortham Theater Center and a Houston Symphony concert at Jones Hall starting at 4 p.m.
Informational booths from each arts group will offer deals on season subscriptions —valid only during the event.
The full event schedule is as follows (information provided by the 20th Annual Theater District Open House):
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Alley Theatre activities include backstage tours, theatre games with Play Makers, stage combat demonstrations, face painting, a costume trunk, poetry busters and more.
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center presenting a Special Guest from WAR HORSE
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center presenting a Special Guest from WAR HORSE
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center presenting a Special Guest from WAR HORSE
Zilkha Hall: Spotlight on Uniquely Houston®
12:15 –12:30 p.m. Music Doing Good
12:40 –12:55 p.m. TUTS Humphreys School
1:05 – 1:20 p.m. Noble Motion Dance
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Musiqa
1:55 – 2:10 p.m. Karen Stokes Dance
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. TUTS Underground
2:50 – 3:05 p.m. Vituosi of Houston
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Ars Lyrica
3:40 – 3:55 p.m. Houston Symphonic Band
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Backstage Tours
Noon – 3:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts and the Instrument Petting Zoo (Houston Symphony)
Education & Outreach Craft Project (Society for the Performing Arts)
12:30-12:50 p.m. Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, performed by SPA’s Summer Residency Students
1:15-1:35 p.m. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performance (Presented by SPA)
2:00-2:20 p.m. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performance (Presented by SPA)
2:40-3:00 p.m. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performance (Presented by SPA)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Houston Symphony Concert
In Front of Jones Hall
1:30 p.m. – TBD
WORTHAM THEATER CENTER
Wortham Center Lobby
2:15 pm – TBD
12:15 – 12:40 p.m. Houston Ballet II
12:50 – 1:15 p.m. Da Camera Chamber Music
1:25 – 1:50 p.m. Houston Grand Opera
2:00 – 2:25 p.m. Houston Ballet II
2:35 – 3:00 p.m. Da Camera Jazz
3:10 – 3:35 p.m. Houston Grand Opera
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