Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a theatrical flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and ... flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), the comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser 35 years after its debut. Now you can catch all the classic slapstick comedy on the Garza Mainstage at Houston's Stageworks Theatre.
The hilarious, fast-talking Ms. Dixie Longate serves up a delicious mix of Southern sass, heartfelt stories, audience participation and outrageous giveaways as she brings her one-woman show to The Grand in Galveston Island. This laugh-filled show doubles as a real-life, fun-filled Tupperware party -- and you're the guest of honor! A hit off-Broadway, Longate received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance. She keeps things fresh by spoofing, showing off and selling the most up-to-date Tupperware products available for purchase, actually making her the company's top sales representative in all of North America. This is one Tupperware party you definitely don't want to miss.
This recently renewed and updated production of the The Secret Garden may be headed back to Broadway after successful runs in Seattle and DC, where The Washington Post called it "smart and sensitive" and "blessedly grownup." Now coming to Houston's Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), this magical Tony-winning musical transports you to a lonely old house on a windswept moor, where the recently orphaned Mary has come to live with her reclusive uncle and his sickly son. Soon she discovers The Secret Garden, and with the help of her friend and cousin, she blossoms, bringing new life to both the grounds and her grieving relative. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, 'night, Mother) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), this much-beloved fantasy features a lush new staging from TUTS, with stunning sets and costumes.
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make -- and the people we become -- once we've had a change in latitude. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse, Shameless), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of.
A storybook kingdom of beautiful princesses, evil fairies and infectious pop tunes -- the whole family will be delighted by this updated version of the classic European fairy tale. Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight follows the princess Aurora, who has been cursed into a 100-year sleep by a dark fairy named Carabosse. Under the protection of her beloved companions Silly Billy and Nanny Tickle, Aurora waits in slumber until she is awakened by true love's kiss. This interactive show features plenty of magic, humor and contemporary pop music -- including songs by Blondie, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Katy Perry and more -- that'll have audiences of all ages cheering and singing along. Don't miss this refreshing spin on a timeless tale when Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight comes to The Hobb Center for the Performing Arts in a production presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).
Pop icon Cyndi Lauper made history as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony for Best Score thanks to her contributions to Broadway's high-heeled hit, Kinky Boots. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the story (based on actual events) of Charlie Price, who has inherited his father's nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Along the way, Lola helps Charlie become the man he's meant to be. Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), this red-hot musical smash can be enjoyed at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston.