This clever comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of just four actors into more than 130 zany characters with a mix of film-noir panache, spy-novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. The winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this crowd-pleasing show's a fast-paced and funny whodunit about a man accused of a murder he didn't commit, who flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures, as well as an unlikely love connection. Brace yourself for an onstage plane crash, missing body parts and some good old-fashioned romance in Houston's Alley Theatre production of The 39 Steps, part of the ExxonMobil Summer Chills series.
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so strong that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute, written by Stages Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, features 27 of Cline's most unforgettable hits -- such as "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You," "Stupid Cupid" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Celebrate Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre's 40th anniversary with this production of Always... Patsy Cline.
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."
A fun family tradition at Theatre Suburbia continues with the world premiere of The Man in the Locket, an old-fashioned "Summer Meller Drammer" from local playwright Kris Thompson. You'll find all the favorites from classic works of the past, all tweaked to create an ideal family play -- the dastardly villain, the dashing hero and the chaste young heroine. Beat the heat and enjoy night of laughs and thrills with this fun family adventure.
What would you do if a big-time celebrity showed up on your front door? For Elizabeth Fuller, her dream became a reality one May night in 1985 when legendary actress Bette Davis came to dinner at her dilapidated New England cottage. Me and Jezebel details the true story of how Davis, stuck in Fuller's home while the New York hotel strike raged on for a month, conquered suburbia and, in the process, changed this family's life forever. Me and Jezebel is a touching and hilarious story that captures the challenges of trying to please the irascible queen of Hollywood in so adverse a condition as ordinary life. See it take the stage of Queensbury Theatre's Black Box Theatre in Houston.
A celebration of an American folk music legend, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie has been showered with international acclaim. The play was a hit on London's West End and at the Edinburgh Festival, combining tunes like "This Land is Your Land" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad" with scenes from Guthrie's life and excerpts from his progressive newspaper column. The show does justice both to Guthrie's heroic political activism and to his irresistibly tuneful, joyful music. Experience the life of a musical icon at the Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston.