OVER THE COURSE of her career, Houston-born actress, singer, and dancer DeQuina Moore has starred in roles ranging from iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday, to disco diva Donna Sumner, to Elle Woods’ sorority sister Pilar in the original Broadway cast of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Beginning Friday at Stages, Moore takes on what might be her most challenging role yet.

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Houston Ballet Principal Skylar Campbell as Peter Pan (Photo by Claire McAdams, courtesy of Houston Ballet)

NOW IS AN especially exciting time for ballet. With new generations at the helm of dance institutions around the world, and young choreographers initiating provocative cross-disciplinary collaborations for the stage, classical ballet has fully (and finally) embraced and incorporated contemporary forms of movement, music and stage craft while remaining true to its base language.

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THIS WEEK BRINGS the debut of Houston Theater Week, during which the Downtown Theater District offers a two-for-one special on myriad great shows. The BOGO discount is available through Aug. 29, but the included shows run through spring of 2023. Whether you’re looking forward to the Houston Ballet or a Theatre Under the Stars musical, you’ll need to grab a bite or drink before or after the show. Consider these handy Downtown spots — some with shuttles — and catch the savings while you can!

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