Theater performances around town

December 27, 2017 GMT


“Soulful Sounds of Christmas”

Holiday story written by Chika Kaba Ma’atunde. Presented by Ensemble Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; $36-$50; 3535 Main; 713-520-0055, ensemblehouston.org.

“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas”

Charles Dickens’ classic tale returns. Presented by the Alley Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $44-$80; 615 Texas; 713-220-5700, alleytheatre.org.

“Panto Cinderella”

Holiday comedy, with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin. Presented by Stages Repertory Theatre. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $25-$59; 3201 Allen Parkway; 713-527-0123, stagestheatre.com.


“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Live performance with the film. Presented by the Houston Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana; $79-$129; 713-224-4240, houstonsymphony.org.

“New Year’s in Berlin”

Performance C.P.E. Bach’s double concerto for fortepiano and harpsichord, with optional dinner. Presented by Ars Lyrica Houston. 9 p.m. Sunday; Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; $22-$65; 713-315-2525, arslyricahouston.org.


“The Nutcracker”

Houston Ballet’s lavish holiday spectacular features a menagerie of fantastical animals and other whimsical beings along with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other familiar characters of the Tchaikovsky classic. With live music by the Houston Ballet Orchestra. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Jan. 6 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Bagby; $35-$165; 713-227-2787, houstonballet.org.