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On stage: ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’ and ABBA

October 3, 2018

Theater“Swimming While Drowning”Emilio Rodriguez’ drama about homeless teens. Presented by Stages Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, through Oct. 21; starting at $25; 3201 Allen Parkway; 713-527-0123, stagestheatre.com.“The Return of Sherlock Holmes”Tale featuring the character by Arthur Conan Doyle. Presented by Classical Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, through Oct. 21; $25; 4617 Montrose, No. 100; 713-963-9665, classicaltheatre.org.“The Book of Will”Lauren Gunderson’s fictionalized history of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Presented by Main Street Theater. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Oct. 21; $36-$42; Rice Village, 2540 Times; 713-524-9196, mainstreettheater.com.“Exit Strategy”Ike Holter’s play about the public school system. Presented by Rec Room. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, through Oct. 13. 100 Jackson; $20; 713-344-1291, recroomarts.org.“’da Kink in My Hair”Eight women tell stories in a hair salon. Presented by Ensemble Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Oct. 14; $36-$50; 3535 Main; 713-520-0055, ensemblehouston.org.“Curse of the Starving Class”Sam Shepard’s drama about a rural working-class family. Presented by Catastrophic Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Oct. 21. All tickets pay-what-you-can, $40 suggested price; MATCH, 3400 Main; 713-522-2723, catastrophictheatre.com.“Keep It Brassy 2”Cabaret tribute to vocal and brass. Presented by The Music Box Theater. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 13; $29-$39; 2623 Colquitt; 713-522-7722, themusicboxtheater.com.“Skeleton Crew”Dominique Morisseau play about the Detroit working class. Presented by Alley Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; $45-$65; 615 Texas; 713-220-5700, alleytheatre.org.“Evil Dead the Musical”College students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods. Presented by Obsidian Theater. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, through Oct. 27; $40; Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak; 832-889-7837, obsidiantheater.org.Classical/Opera“The Music of ABBA”Music of the pop group sensation. Presented by Houston Symphony. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana; $59-$159; 713-224-4240, houstonsymphony.org.Dance“Season Kickoff”METdance performs choreography by Robbie Moore, Christian Denice, Tsai Hsi Hung and Joshua Manculich. 8 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney; free; 713-522-6375, metdance.org.

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