Rice vs. Sam Houston State
College basketball at Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice University campus. More info at www.riceowls.com
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2pm
6100 S Main St, Houston, TX
Now thru 12/29/2019
Every year this holiday ballet classic comes alive in the Bayou City via the Houston Ballet. But how did this Nutcracker tale begin?
This seasonal performance will run through December 29, 2019
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a story written in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, the story is about the young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, a Nutcracker that comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. It was in 1892, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story into the ballet The Nutcracker.
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Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor and happiness that only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss! More info at www.thehobbycenter.org or 713.315.2525.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10am & 2:30 PM
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away! More information at www.shenyun.com
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1pm
615 Louisiana St, Houston, T
A Christmas Carol
Now thru December 29, 2019
Houston’s seasonal favorite returns! A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas is a family-friendly re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
Those who have studied Charles Dickens say this about the British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and of coursed A Christmas Carol.
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Jamie Allan's iMagician
As the United Kingdom’s original “technology magician,” Jamie Allan and his team incorporate classic magic with cutting edge technology to create a unique theatrical experience. Allan’s use of high-powered laser beams, iPads, holograms, social media and drones “exceed[s] all expectations” (The Sun).
Highlights of Allan's show include:
Houdini 2.0: Tackles the legendary Harry Houdini’s most dangerous illusions while incorporating modern technology, such as combining immersive video mapping technology with a thrilling underwater escape.
The Laser Saw: A modern twist on the classic “cut a person in half” trick
Jamie Allan has toured the U.K. for four years with iMagician, which opened at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End in 2015.
Holding the accolade of being the most televised British illusionist of the last decade, Allan first showcased his iMagic on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in 1995 when he was just a teenager. Allan has since performed his signature iPad illusion “Digital Art” live on the BBC One Show, ‘Grand Cabaret Du Monde’, ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘The Slammer’ and ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’. He has also been seen as a star mentor on ITV1 in the prime time show ‘Get Your Act Together’, has appeared as the special guest star on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’, and was a winner of ITV prime time show ‘The Next Great Magician’.
More info at www.thehobbycenter.org
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2pm & 8pm 4pm
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX
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