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February 2019

The Secretary

February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Main Street Theater, 2450 Times Blvd
Houston, Texas 77005
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The Secretary by Kyle John Schmidt Directed by Julia Traber Ruby runs a small-town gun company that aims to protect women by helping them protect themselves. With products like The Bridesmaid, The Babysitter and The Mallwalker, each of the company's guns is named after a woman who used a gun and saved a life--more often than not, her own. So when Shirley, the secretary at the local high school confronts a threat in her office with six bullets, Ruby responds…

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Bootycandy

February 15 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Bootycandy by Robert O'Hara “There is a physical memory after one chokes. Lingering. It makes you aware that all chocolate cake…ain’t the same.” Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical and wildly subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, a young gay black man on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and his grandmother’s nursing home. At times poignant, shocking, hilarious, and wise, BOOTYCANDY is a kaleidoscope of scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics. Winner of the…

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Reel Forces

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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REEL FORCES: Reflections of humanity, memory, and conflict Kick-off Oscars weekend with an evening of the meta, the miniscule, and the far-reaching as Musiqa celebrates experimental film and live music. “Reel Forces” examines the traces of humanity, memory, and conflict through “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,” a moving and mesmerizing film of rare WWI archival footage by auteur-director Bill Morrison, and scored for string quartet by Aleksandra Vrebalov. Works by Marcus K. Maroney and Florent Ghys complete the program. 1 POINT - MEMBERS…

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Ticket to Ride

February 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
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Travel around Europe by rail on February 23 with “Ticket to Ride,” beginning with Jim Stephenson’s musical tribute to miniature trains, ROCOmotive. Conductor (see what we did there!) Brett Mitchell steers the proceedings in his ROCO debut, taking audiences on a tour to England and Germany with Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, Poland with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, France with the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Richard Belcher, ROCO principal cello, as soloist, and finally to Austria with Mozart’s Symphony No.…

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April 2019

Tchaikovsky and Elgar

April 4 @ 7:30 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 Two jewels of the romantic period.  Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements with his own lush and lyrical style, is paired with Elgar’s delightful and endearing early work. Two jewels of the romantic period.  Tchaikovsky’s homage to his idol Mozart, modernizing classical elements with his own lush and lyrical style, is paired with Elgar’s delightful and endearing early work. 1…

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The Weir

April 6 @ 7:30 pm
Main Street Theater, 2450 Times Blvd
Houston, Texas 77005
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The Weir by Conor McPherson Directed by Andrew Ruthven In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby "haunted" house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own. "You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious play." —NY Times. "A spellbinder that transfixes you." —Guardian. "Sheer theatrical magic…a modern classic. Tremendous." —London…

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Better Together

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002

Together, we are an ocean. Better Together showcases the unity in energy and physicality that the artists of METdance bring to the stage. The program will include a world premiere by long-time METdance collaborator Katarzyna Skarpetowska, as well as works by HSPVA and Juilliard graduate Robbie Moore and acclaimed NYC based artist Kyle Abraham. 1 POINT - MEMBERS ONLY If you're a member, simply add this performance to your cart. Your points will be applied at checkout. Quantity Quantity  Add to Cart

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Better Together

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
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Together, we are an ocean. Better Together showcases the unity in energy and physicality that the artists of METdance bring to the stage. The program will include a world premiere by long-time METdance collaborator Katarzyna Skarpetowska, as well as works by HSPVA and Juilliard graduate Robbie Moore and acclaimed NYC based artist Kyle Abraham. 1 POINT - MEMBERS ONLY If you're a member, simply add this performance to your cart. Your points will be applied at checkout. Quantity Quantity  Add to Cart

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May 2019

Madama Butterfly

May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd
Houston, Texas 77008
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PUCCINI MADAMA BUTTERFLY The timeless tale, unspeakable heartbreak, told like never before. It is the iconic story of the U.S. naval officer and the geisha girl, told through Puccini’s achingly beautiful score. But wait: how could either of them possibly have understood a word of what the other was saying? In a co-production with Pacific Opera Project (Los Angeles), Oh! will dare to tell the story with a new bilingual (Japanese and English) libretto in this unprecedented presentation. 1 POINT…

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The Wrestler

May 4 @ 5:00 pm
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, Texas 77019
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The final concert of the In Concert series on May 4, “The Wrestler,” features the world premiere of Erberk Eryılmaz’s Koca Yusuf, Wrestling Airs for Chamber Orchestra, written in memory of Koca Yusuf, an internationally famous, 19th century Turkish wrestler who instigated a riot when he threw an opponent out of a ring during a match at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1898. Conductor David Danzmayr brings one of his favorite pieces, Jocelyn Morlock’s Solace, into the…

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