Society for the Performing Arts is continuing its celebration of fifty years of brining the world’s best to Houston, with two performances this month including a perennial favorite and a brand-new artist making his Houston debut.
STOMP is returning to Houston on February 10th, 11th, and 12th in Jones Hall. Now in its 25th year, the phenomenon is just as explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, and utterly unique as it was when it first took Broadway by storm. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.
Born on the island of Bali, 13-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander was discovered by Wynton Marsalis in 2014 in Jakarta, who then flew him to New York City to participate in his all-star Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala. Joey Alexander has received widespread acclaim in just a few short years, including performing on the 2016 Grammy Awards, where he made history as one of the youngest nominees and performers ever. With two stellar musicians by his side, Joey Alexander offers up fresh, youthful takes on jazz standards in his distinctive style, proving himself a true professional far beyond his 13 years. He will perform in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on February 17th.
Tickets and more information on both shows can be found at spahouston.org.