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  • RuPaul's Drag Race

    Oct 13, 2018

  • Houston Grand Opera - The Flying Dutchman

    Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2018

  • Houston Grand Opera - La Boheme

    Oct 26 - Nov 11, 2018

  • Houston Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Nov 23 - Dec 29, 2018

  • Houston Grand Opera - Florencia en el Amazonas

    Jan 18 - Mar 3, 2019

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Cullen Theater

October 13, 2018

Hold on to your 6-inch heels girls and boys, because the all-star queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming! This 2018 Queens Werq the World is their biggest yet. With Michelle Visage at the helm, this concert, cabaret and comedy extravaganza will feature, among others, Detox, Kennedy Davenport, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale and Sharon Needles!

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Houston Grand Opera - The Flying Dutchman

Brown Theater

October 19 - November 2, 2018

Cursed by the devil to roam the unending sea until he finds true love, the feared captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman makes his once-every-seven-year landfall in a small port. Determined not to let this attempt end in failure, he is soon taken with Senta, a villager who has been captivated by his legend since she was a child. Will the real thing be enough to form a bond and free the cursed man or will it be a case of being careful what you wish for? Join the Houston Grand Opera on this nautical love story to find out.

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Houston Grand Opera - La Boheme

Brown Theater

October 26 - November 11, 2018

Puccini's tantalizing tale of young artists, musicians, poets, and performers living on the edge of society continues to captivate as it reaches the 125th anniversary of its creation. Aided by a lush and memorable score, John Caird's exquisite production takes us on a journey back in time and into the lives, loves, hopes and dreams of history's most beloved bohemians.

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Houston Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Brown Theater

November 23 - December 29, 2018

This revered Christmas tradition receives a new lease on life in this new production by Stanton Welch! A true holiday ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. Join Clara on her unforgettable journey as she travels to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, and marvel as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince dance the final pas de deux with grace and romance.

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Houston Grand Opera - Florencia en el Amazonas

Brown Theater

January 18 - March 3, 2019

Join the celebrated operatic star, Florencia Grimaldi, as she takes a unique trip down the Amazon to delight her hometown with a long-awaited concert, track down her long-lost butterfly hunter lover and discover herself. Inspired by the writings of Gael Garcia Marquez, Catan draws on magical realism to weave a thoroughly enchanting and lushly romantic tale.

Wortham Center

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501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Representing the best of performing arts in Houston, the Wortham Center has been committed to providing the community with world-class entertainment since 1987. Over it's two auditoriums, the Cullen Theater and the Brown, you can expect to find the best in innovation and diversity that Houston has to offer. Alongside hosting national and international acts, it is also the permanent home of both the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera.

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The Blue Fish - Bayou
0.15 mi away at 550 Texas Ave

Little Napoli Italian Grill & Bar
0.16 mi away at 540 Texas Ave

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Lyric Center Lot
0.18 mi away at 440 Louisiana St.

Market Square
0.27 mi away at 320 Milam St.

LAZ Parking
0.36 mi away at 151 Milam St.

Commerce
0.56 mi away at 101 Fannin St.

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0.25 mi away at 701 Texas Avenue
4 Star, Prices from $169


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