Hit Plays and Musicals Coming to Texas

From the musical sensation Hamilton to Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol, both Dallas and Houston will have a wide range of musicals and plays over the next few months for theater fans to enjoy.


The upcoming Broadway season in Dallas will be kicking off on Nov. 27 with the holiday favorite Elf the Musical bringing a whimsical set and story to the stage through Dec. 2. Though the season debuts with a lighthearted play, the rest of the works coming to the stage in Dallas in the next few months cover a broad range of stories, featuring everything from history to heartbreak.

Upcoming Broadway shows at Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas include:

  • Elf the Musical; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2018
  • The Phantom of the Opera; Dec. 19, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
  • The Book of Mormon; 29 – Feb. 3, 2019
  • Anastasia; Feb. 19 – March 3, 2019
  • Hamilton; April 2 – May 5, 2019

The Dallas Opera is staging the beloved four-act opera Carmen by Georges Bizet this fall. Carmen’s iconic storyline, following the lives of a gypsy and the men who love her, is running Oct. 19, 21, 24, 27 and Nov. 2 and 4. The Winspear Opera House, where Carmen will be performed, will also host the holiday play A Christmas Story on Dec. 12 – 16 and feature the Tony Award-winning show Chicago Dec. 18 – 23.


Houston’s upcoming selection of Broadway plays is incredible, with fan favorites such as The Phantom of the Opera, Waitress and The Book of Mormon all coming to stage within the next few months. All of the awe-inspiring works will be performed at Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center.

Upcoming Broadway shows in Houston include:

  • The Phantom of the Opera; 7 – 18, 2018
  • The Book of Mormon; 15 – 20, 2019
  • Waitress; 29 – Feb. 3, 2019
  • Anastasia; March 5 – 10, 2019
  • The Play that Goes Wrong; March 26 – 31, 2019

At the Alley Theater, the wintertime favorite A Christmas Carol will be on stage Nov. 16 – Dec. 30 for viewers to be enchanted by the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and holiday spirit. The Houston Grand Opera has two major productions this fall with The Flying Dutchman, a haunting love story, showing between Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 and La Bohème, an enchanting love story, premiering Oct. 26 and running through Nov. 11.

With epic tales of love, loss, war and adventure crossing the stages of Dallas and Houston in the coming months, theater fans will have plenty of options to spend a night out enjoying the best of the Lone Star State’s performing arts.