Jan. 1-7 - Houston Chronicle

December 31, 2014 4:28 PM

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Putting It Together: Main Street Theatre stages the revue that collects 30 classic songs from a dozen Stephen Sondheim musicals - and repurposes them to portray the cross-currents among two married couples and one "extra man" at a cocktail party. Previews at 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; opens at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 1; Main Street Theater at Ovations, 2536B Times; $20-$39; 713-524-3607, mainstreettheater.com.

My Name Is Asher Lev: Aaron Posner's acclaimed off-Broadway play, based on Chaim Potok's novel, centers on a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his need to fulfill his artistic promise. Opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday; then, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Jan. 31; also, 3 p.m. ...

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