Get thee forth to witness three of the wittiest men around as they take to the stage (in tights!) for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This trio of hilarious performers takes on the seemingly impossible challenge of performing the nuts 'n' bolts of each of Shakespeare's 37 plays in less than two hours. These theater classics undergo some changes, of course -- Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show, Othello's summarized in rap and Hamlet is pared down to less than a minute. People of all ages will be pulled in by the cheeky, madcap comedy and still -- miraculously -- by show's end, you'll have a general idea of the plot of every comedy, tragedy and historical work written by the Bard, all played out on the stage of Playhouse 1960 in Houston.
A hilarious "black comedy about white trash," Sordid Lives puts a comedic twist on a story of unconditional love, acceptance and coming out in a colorful small-town Texas family. The entire clan has converged for the funeral of Peggy Ingram, the family's matriarch and a good Christian woman ... in spite of the fact that she died during a tryst in a seedy motel room with her much younger, much married neighbor. Watch the family struggle to avoid a mortifying funeral when this outrageous comedy comes to the Purple Box Theater in Friendswood.
Join Mowgli and his animal friends when Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story The Jungle Book comes to life on stage at McPhail Hall in Houston. Audiences of all ages will thrill to this tale of a boy raised by wolves who sets out on an adventure through the jungle with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, where they must face the evil tiger Shere Khan, who hates mankind. The timeless tale teaches audiences about loyalty, honor, courage, tradition, integrity and persistence.
Artrageous is a one-of-a-kind crossover experience that blends captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience participation. In this performance at The Grand in Galveston Island, a troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers creates a whole gallery of colorful and spontaneous paintings on the stage before your very eyes. Paying tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres, Artrageous is an unforgettable celebration of the creative process that will have you on your feet by the end of the show.
The sharp-eyed contemporary drama Luna Gale focuses on Caroline, a social worker who must decide whether a hospitalized child should be given back to her recovering teenage meth addicts parents or the infant's grandmother, a religious evangelist. Caught in the middle of a much larger fight, her decisions about the child's welfare dredge up a secretive past and further ignite the conflict. The Chicago Tribune hailed the play as "excellent and intensely involving," and the Sun-Times agreed, calling it "provocative and impassioned." Now Seattle Repertory Theatre presents this heartbreaking and unforgettable tale from Pulitzer nominee Rebecca Gilman at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston.
Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. See the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Based on the 1962 John Ford film starring James Stewart, Lee Marvin and John Wayne, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance brings a rip-roaring Western tale to the stage. When a young scholar from New York City decides to head west in search of a new life, he arrives in the dusty town of Twotrees half-dead and beaten down. There, he finds new purpose thanks to the love of a local woman. But will that be enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants to bury him six feet underground? You'll have to make your way to Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston to find out for yourself.
Something Rotten! is Broadway's big, fat hit! (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared! (New York Magazine).
Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Sister Act tells the hilarious and uplifting tale of a wannabe disco diva whose life is turned upside down when she witnesses a crime and is put into hiding in a convent. As this free-spirited soul singer shakes things up under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, teaching her fellow sisters to sing, she rediscovers her own voice in the process. Featuring powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a moving story, this Playhouse 1960 production brings the spirit of the original to Houston.
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time - "I Will Always Love You."