The 5 (+ 1) Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: The World Premieres Edition

Detail from Dans La Lune with dancer Prudence Sun
Detail from Dans La Lune with dancer Prudence Sun
Photo by Ashley Horn

Houston audiences received their Christmas presents a little early this year - in the way of five (yes, cinco) productions making their world premieres this weekend. Our choices for Friday include Ashley Horn's Dans La Lune, a dance program inspired by the film of the same name. Also on Friday, and just to make it really difficult to decide which one to see on that day, we've got Kendal Kaminsky's new play The End of Side A. (Both productions also have a Saturday performance, so you can see each of them.)

On Saturday, we recommend Panto Rapunzel (and Zombies) over at Stages Repertory Theatre. The latest installment in the company's ongoing panto series, Panto Rapunzel (and Zombies) includes some non-lethal zombie cast members. Also on Saturday, there's the Houston Grand Opera's A Christmas Carol. The holiday opera may be just the first in what the organizers tell us may be an ongoing tradition for HGO.

On Sunday, there's Ho Ho Humbug, an original stage play being presented by Stark Naked Theatre. Our sixth suggestion (our +1) is the comedian Hannibal Buress, who has a one-night stand set for the House of Blues on Sunday.

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