The theatre and dance we're reviewing this week

From pantomimes to family shows to something a little more alternative, our guides will help you find the festive show that your lot will love. Just keep an eye out for the latest theatre openings.

Menopause The Musical features popular tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Theatre, one of America’s leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company lead by Artistic Director Richard Coxand Managing Director Bradley Grosh. Home to a Resident Company of actors, the Theatre creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres. Theatre All New, the initiative to commission and develop new work year round, features the Theatre All New Festival each season presenting workshops and readings of new plays and musicals in process.

A recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley has brought productions to Broadway, 40 American cities including New York’s Lincoln Center and internationally to Berlin, Paris, and St. Petersburg throughout its 69 year history.

Theatre underwent a $46.5 million building renovation in 2014-2015 season, the first major improvements since the building opened in 1968. With more than 500 performances in 2015-2016, the Alley will produce more performances than all other performing arts organizations in the Houston Theater District combined.