Transcanada Theater District Open House

Transcanada Theater District Open House

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The magic of theater will go beyond the stage and into the streets with the Transcanada Theater District Open House. This family-friendly extravaganza spans five venues and includes free performances from 11 different arts organizations. Enjoy backstage tours, demonstrations, performer meet-and-greets, calligraphy lessons, photo ops and more. Finish the day with your choice of two performances at 4 p.m.: a concert by the Houston Symphony or an onstage class and rehearsal by the Houston Ballet II. Theater District CEO Kathryn McNiel is keeping things fresh this year. “There’s going to be a couple of surprise pop-up performances. I don’t want to give too much away because it’s going to be great fun.”

Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas; Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby; Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana; Revention Music Center, 520 Texas; and Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, visit theaterdistrictopenhouse.com. Free.

[Organizer's Description:]

Theater District Houston hosts its 24th annual Transcanada Theater District Open House on August 27. The event is a free, family-friendly festival that takes place at venues throughout the Theater District in Downtown Houston. Open House features an array of activities that highlight the best of what’s in store for the upcoming season, alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and one-day-only ticket deals. Participating organizations include Alley Theatre, BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Revention Music Center, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre Under The Stars and Uniquely Houston. Performances will take place at: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. For more info visit www.TheaterDistrictOpenHouse.com
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