Events List


Croce Plays Croce

MUSIC IS MY REFUGE AND MY MEDICINE! A.J. Croce performs a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This nostalgic show features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross,” to name a few.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Return to Horace B. Smedly School, where the Tornadoes have never won a football game. After Coach Armstrong goes bonkers, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue and enlists as Coach Swamp to save the day! Based on the children’s book Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Grades: K-3rd Curriculum Connections: Problem Solving Techniques, Social/Emotional Development, Inference, Theater Arts, Music Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:30am

Symphony at Shangri La

An Evening of sights and sounds! The Symphony of Southeast Texas, directed by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton, returns to Shangri La Gardens at the peak of Scarecrow Festival once again to indulge patrons with a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Jersey Boys

THE BOYS ARE BACK! They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon! Mature themes, content and language.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:30pm

Bandstand

WELCOME HOME! It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. The show inspires an American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane dancing.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES! This brassy, swinging show celebrates the iconic “genius of soul” Ray Charles’ music with an all-star cast of award-winning performers featuring 10-time Grammy® Award Winner & Gospel Music Hall of Famers, Take 6, Emmy Award Winner and Grammy® Nominee, Clint Holmes, 6-time Grammy® nominated vocalist, Nnenna Freelon, and 3-time Grammy® Award Winner and 14-time Grammy® Nominee, Tom Scott.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham

CHRISTMAS TOUR 2019! Christian duo, Shane & Shane and Contemporary Christian artist, Phil Wickham present their annual Christmas Tour featuring a fun, family-friendly evening filled with holiday songs and original worship music. Three time Dove Award winners, Shane and Shane are a Texas-based worship duo who joined forces while attending A&M University. Leading worship since the age of 13, Phil Wickham has released 6 albums featuring hit songs, “Cannons,” “Divine Romance,” “Heaven Fall Down,” and “At Your Name.”

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Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

Escape to Margaritaville

IT WILL KNOCK YOUR FLIP-FLOPS OFF! Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffet classics, including “Fins,” Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

HOLIDAY SPECIAL LIVE ON STAGE! The beloved classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abdominal Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course Rudolph, as they come to life. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us! Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

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Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Color Purple

A GLORY TO BEHOLD! THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold.” (New York Times)

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Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 7:30pm

Showtime with Shakespeare

No matter what…the show must go on! Jack and Annie learn this when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to meet William Shakespeare himself-one of the greatest writers of all time! Based on the critically- acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne. Grades: 1st-3rd Curriculum Connections: Classic Literature Introduction, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Rhyming Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:30am
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:30am

Farewell Angelina

WICKEDLY SMART SONGWRITING! Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, FAREWELL ANGELINA is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

Celebrate the magic and wondrous possibilities of the first snowfall in the city with Peter and his friends as they make tracks in the freshly fallen snow, learn to whistle, and create new worlds using their imagination! Based on the adaptation of the The Snowy day and other stories. Grades: PreK-2nd Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Characterization, Creative Play, Self-Discovery, Science Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:30am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:30am

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of talented storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life packed with fantastical adventure. Hauntingly beautiful tall tales for everyone told with original live music and a generous dash of comedy. Grades: 4th-6th Curriculum Connections: Literature, Symbolism, Comprehension, Theater, Music, Emotional & Social Development Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:30am
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:30am

1984

As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought – an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash. 1984 is a classic by one of literature’s most significant authors and provides the kind of evocative and innovative storytelling that suits Aquila’s bold, ensemble driven, physical style. Grades: Highschool Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:00am

An American in Paris

ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production.  Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 3:00pm

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

IT’S SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL! BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

Peter Rabbit™ Tales

Peter Rabbit, his sister Flopsy and his cousin Benjamin are all grown up with families of their own. Mischievous by nature, the cousins set out on an adventure when the nasty badger, Tommy Brock, decides to steal the babies. Based on three of Beatrix Potter’s “rabbit tales”. Grades: K-3rd Curriculum Connections: Characterization, Foreshadowing, Protagonist, Antagonist, and Music. Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 9:30am
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:30am

Fiddler on the Roof

A REASON FOR CELEBRATION! Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!

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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:30pm

Viva Momix

EXCEPTIONAL INVENTIVENESS & PHYSICAL BEAUTY! Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans on stage, screen and television in over 22 countries for more than 38 years. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish. Expect the Unexpected!

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Diary of a Wombat

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball creates chaos for the humans around her. She discovers with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained. Based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s International Bestseller. Grades: PreK-2nd Curriculum Connections: Science: Environmental and Animals, Creative Thinking, Literacy, Theater, Music Tickets on sale August 12th For school reservations call: 409-886-5535

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Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:30am
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:30am

Rent

MEASURE YOUR LIFE IN LOVE! This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Mature themes, content and language.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 7:30pm