Celebrate the best of fall this October at your local theaters and concert halls. Enjoy a free concert series out in the autumn air, or step into the elegant Eisemann Center to see the renowned Plano Symphony Orchestra. Grab a seat before it’s all sold out! Here are ten awesome plays, musicals, concerts and more to see in and around Plano this October.
Watters Creek free concerts
Watters Creek’s Concerts by the Creek hosts four four free concerts. October 1: Good N Gone (country); Saturday, October 8: Counterfeit Radio (hits from the 1970s to today); Saturday, October 15: Infinite Journey (Journey tribute band); Saturday, October 22: Bach Suites & Two Feet Beats (a modern take on classical music).
Read more: Free concert series at Watters Creek
Live music at Scruffy Duffies
Scruffy Duffies knows how to set the mood with live, high-energy bands every Thursday! The lineup includes: The Mullet Boyz, Metal Shop, Vegas Stars and Hip Hop Hooray.
Read more: October music lineup at Scruffy Duffie’s in Plano
Courtyard Texas Music Series
When: October 6
See Texas country singer-songwriter Max Stalling at the Courtyard Theater as part of the Courtyard Texas Music Series.
Read more: Courtyard Theater Texas Music Series 2016
When: October 6-16
See Anon(ymous) at the Collin Theatre Center. Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon travels across the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family in this adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.
Read more: collintheatrecenter.com
When: October 7–8
Melissa Youth OnSTAGE presents the Broadway hit CATS at the Cox Playhouse in Downtown Plano.
Read more: MYO presents: CATS
When: October 9
Eisemann Center’s Family Series opens with Doktor Kaboom!, an interactive one-man science variety show that creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration.
Read more: “Doktor Kaboom!” opens the Eisemann Center’s Family Series
Little Shop of Horrors
When: October 21-30
Visit Repertory Theatre Company and see Little Shop of Horrors, in which meek flower shop assistant Seymour discovers an unusual plant which feeds only on humans, but attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store.
Read more: rcttheatre.com
Towards Zero at Roverwerks Theatre
When: October 22–November 14
See Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero, about the mysterious death of the wealthy, humorless Lady Tressilian.
Read more: roverdramawerks.com
Hard Night’s Day
When: October 28
Hard Night’s Day is a local cover band of The Beatles, and they’re performing during the Willow Bend Concert Series this October.
Read more: hardnightsday.com
Singin’ in the Rain
When: October 29
The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents Singin’ in the Rain, a musical tribute hosted by Gene Kelly’s widow and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly.
Read more: Plano Symphony Orchestra presents: The 2016-2017 season