Before it became a feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years was a stirring stage musical that was hailed as one of the 10 best shows of 2001 by TIME magazine. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, The Last Five Years is a two-person show that navigates the ups and downs of a marriage. There is, however, a twist: The man relives the relationship from beginning to end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge only once -- at their wedding in the middle of the show. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this is the story of a couple's five-year relationship, from the thrilling pangs of new love to their painful final separation. And now Houston's Obsidian Theater presents the bittersweet song cycle.
A musical that was originally intended to be a gender-swapped retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, I Love You Because grew into its own unique and hysterical modern-day love story. The show, which has been warmly described by The New York Times as "terrific, refreshing fun," is an endearing romantic comedy that encourages you to re-examine your ideas about love in the age of dating apps. Enjoy this modern musical love story at Houston's Studio 101.
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.
What really happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel and more. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes always come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Be sure to catch this humorous and heartfelt romp through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky," when Into The Woods comes to Houston's Playhouse 1960.
Step into an enchanted world with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the international sensation that has been seen and loved by more than 35 million people worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs from the movie, plus new songs just for the musical. This is the story of Belle, a young woman with big dreams in a small village. When her father doesn't return from a trip, she goes looking for him and meets the Beast, who is really a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will become a prince again. But time is running out -- if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.