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Performing Arts Houston Announces Their 2023-2024 Season

Find out which exciting shows the arts organization will bring to Houston in the coming months.



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You heard it here first! Performing Arts Houston (PAH) announced its 2023-2024 Season lineup right here on Town Square with Ernie Manouse!

For the full hour, we're joined by PAH President & CEO Meg Booth, Director of Artistic Programming Lee Strickland, and Director of Education Claire Williamson to share details on the all the shows in the upcoming season.

We learn about what audiences can expect from the shows this season which celebrate milestones, share moments that inspire joy, as well as artists who embrace life with curiosity, humor, & curiosity.

For more information on all these productions, visit

Performing Arts Houston's 2023-2024 Season Lineup:

Bluey's Big Play

July 29 – 30, 2023

It's the first live theatrical adaptation of the children's Emmy-Award winning animated series, Bluey, featuring an original story by creator Joe Brumm, new music by composer Joff Bush, and life-sized puppets of the beloved characters.


MOMIX: Alice

September 16 – 17, 2023

The Connecticut-based contemporary dance company combines dance, acrobatics, and illusions in the newest work by Moses Pendleton inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.


An Evening with Isaac Mizrahi

September 23, 2023

The actor, host, writer, designer, and producer Isaac Mizrahi and his band of jazz musicians perform an evening of cabaret, featuring comedic musings from his career and songs from artists such as Madonna, Billie Eilish, Barbara Streisand, and more.


John Waters: End of the World

October 13, 2023

Legendary director John Waters of Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Hairspray, and more, brings his new one-man spoken word comedy act to Houston on Friday the 13th.


Lila Downs: Día de Los Muertos

October 19, 2023

Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs brings the Día de Los Muertos celebration to Jones Hall, featuring folklorico dancing and a mariachi band.


Madagascar The Musical

October 20 – 21, 2023

The Houston debut of a new musical based on the DreamWorks animated film. It features high-energy dance numbers, excellent costumes, and comedy for all age groups.


An Evening with Howie Mandel

October 22, 2023

One of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comics of All Time and Judge on America's Got Talent, Howie Mandel makes his Performing Arts Houston stand-up comedy debut.


Step Afrika!: Drumfolk

October 27 – 28, 2023

In this Houston debut of the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, audiences will see a new work inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739. Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 by Houston native C. Brian Williams.


Vienna Boys Choir

November 1, 2023

Celebrating their 100th international tour, after 1000 tours in 100 different countries since 1924. The Vienna Boys Choir has been presented by PAH since 1979.


David Sedaris

November 3, 2023

See one of America's pre-eminent humor writers, of books such as Holidays on Ice, Naked, Calypso, and more. Sedaris will sign books for all attendance at this talk.


New/Now: The Houston Artist Commissioning Project

January 19-20, 2024

This program showcases Houston artists from a wide range of artistic and cultural backgrounds. Applications for these awards are open through May 12, 2023. Winners will be announced later this summer. For an application and more details, click here.


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

January 23, 2024

The all-male ballet company returns with comedic parodies of classical ballets, all performed en pointe, for their 50th anniversary tour.


Time For Three

February 9, 2024

Classically trained instrumentalists and vocalists Charles Yang, Nick Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer, combine popular genres to create their own music and sound.


Manual Cinema: Leonardo!

February 23 – 24, 2024

A film created in real-time using puppets, props, live actors, and songs to bring Mo Willems' children's book Leonardo the Terrible Monster to life.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 7-9, 2024

This dance company celebrates the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience. Performing Arts Houston has presented Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater more than any other artist.


Bruce Liu, Piano

April 2, 2024

The first prize winner of the 18th International Chopin Competition (2021) makes his Houston debut.


The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

April 12, 2024

A chance to join The Princess Bride star, Cary Elwes, for a screening of the classic film, followed by a moderated discussion, with our own Ernie Manouse, of his experiences working on the film.


A Thousand Thoughts

April 13, 2024

A "live documentary" with the Kronos Quartet for their 50th anniversary tour with the ensemble on stage exploring their groundbreaking, multi-decade career.


Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 30, 2024

The return of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with a comedic menagerie of music genres, where audiences are encouraged to bring their own ukuleles for a special play-along.

For more information on all these productions, visit



Meg Booth

  • President & CEO, Performing Arts Houston

Lee Strickland

  • Director of Artistic Programming, Performing Arts Houston

Claire Williamson

  • Director of Education & Community Engagement, Performing Arts Houston

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