Approved Play list

Pre-Approved List of Plays for Critiques (FALL 2019)

You are required to attend and critique three (3) live theatrical productions for this course.  The plays you attend must be selected from the pre-approved list below.


HCC Productions (These are free!)

Stafford Campus ~ WYRD SISTERS October 24-27 (TH, F, Sat, Sun)

Spring Branch Campus ~ October 30-November 2 (W, TH, F, Sat)

NE (Caldwell Campus) ~ November 8-11 (F, Sat, Sun, M)

Central (theatre One) Measure for Measure ~ November 14-17 (TH, F, Sat, Sun)


The website for each location is included so that you can easily access more information about the play itself as well as the appropriate ticketing information.   Please note:  Performance Dates can change—it is up to you to check the actual dates with the individual theaters. 


(Inclusion in this list means only the play is appropriate for the critique assignment of this course and makes no guarantee to the quality of the production.)


Make sure that you check for performances that meet the deadline requirements of your critiques.  The deadlines for the critiques are set in the course calendar!  There are shows listed that are still in performance after the critique deadlines have past—this is just to keep the information consistent with the theater’s listing online.


Please note:  Regardless of the dates listed here.  MOST theatre only have performances on FRIDAY and SATURDAY evenings, with the occasional SUNDAY afternoon matinee.  Check the website for each theater and production in order to determine specific performance days.


Alley Theatre ( [generally offers weekday performances—check website for student rate information!!!]

The Winter’s Tale—September 13-October 13 (Shakespeare)

Vietgone—October 4-November 3

A Christmas Carol—November 15-December 29

Fully Committed—November 26-December 29


The Ensemble Theatre ( [generally offers weekday performances]

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play—September 14-October 13

More than Christmas—November 9-December 29


Main Street Theater ( [generally offers some weekday performances]

The Hard Problem—September 14-October 6

The Wickhams—November 23-December 22


Houston Equity Festival ( [some weekday performances]

          Death and the Maiden—August 22-September 1

          Wit—September 5-15

Every Brilliant Thing—September 18-October 2


Stages Repertory Theatre ( [generally offers some weekday performances]

Sister’s Back to School Catechism—now-October 13

Life Could be a Dream—September 6-7 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)

Salt, Root and Roe—October 4-20

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play—November 6-December 15 (musical)


4th Wall Theatre Company (

The Glass Menagerie—October 11-November 2


Theatre Suburbia (
[If you make reservations at this theater, let them know that you are attending for this class and you should get HALF-PRICE tickets.   When you make reservations—leave your name (be sure to spell your name slowly), phone number, date of the performance you want to attend, and number of tickets needed. You may only receive a call back if your reservation CANNOT be fulfilled.]

The Sound of Murder—September 20-October 19

Farndale Avenue—November 8-December 7


Stageworks Theatre (

Steel Magnolias—August 30-September 22

Cabaret—October 18-November 10 (musical)

It’s a Wonderful Life (A Live Radio Play)—November 29-December 22

          (cannot use youth/academy productions)


Theatre Southwest (

These Shining Lives—September 6-28

Enchanted April—October 25-November 16



AD Players (

The Hiding Place—September 11-October 12

Miracle on 34th Street—November 27-December 22


Landing Theatre Company (

Override—September 5-15 (online sales only)


Catastrophic Theatre (

Tragedy, a tragedy—September 27-October 20

Baby Screams Miracle—November 22-December 15


Pearl Theater (

Failure: A Love Story—October 25-November 10

          (cannot use children’s productions)


Dirt Dogs Theatre Co (

White Guy on the Bus—now-September 7


Classical Theatre Company (

Lysistrata—October 16-November 3



Queensbury Theatre (

No current productions listed


Cone Man Running Productions (

          A Common Martyr—October 10-26

Inherit the WindNovember 14-23


Mildred’s Umbrella (

No current productions listed




A Chorus Line—September 10-22 (musical)

Spring Awakening—October 8-20 (musical)

Elf, The Musical—December 7-22 (musical)


Broadway Across America (at the Hobby Center) ( are weekday performances, but these tickets are going to be expensive)

Cats—October 22-27 (musical)

Dear Evan Hansen—November 12-24


Also productions from—

San Jacinto College

Wharton County Junior College

Lonestar College—Kingwood, Tomball, North Harris, Cy-Fair, University Place, Montgomery

Blinn College (Brenham, College Station)

Sam Houston University

Lee College

Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Orange

Lamar University

University of Houston

Texas Southern University

St. Thomas University

University of Houston Downtown

Rice University