Named the city's "Best Cabaret" by HoustonPress, the Music Box Theater's boisterous vocal ensemble performs hits from across the realms of Motown, funk, Broadway and big band. Keep it Brassy is a powerhouse musical experience peppered with plenty of laughs, and fueled by horn-filled grooves from house band G Sharp and the MBT 3. There's no better time to lift those spirits and chase those blues away, and the talented singers in the Music Box 5 are here to provide.
Banned as "indecent" immediately after its 1905 opening in New York City, George Bernard Shaw's witty and provocative Mrs. Warren's Profession is the story of a confrontation that locks two strong, unconventional women in an elemental battle. Modern, educated Vivie Warren hasn't seen her mother, Kitty, in years. When her mother pays her a surprise visit, and sheds some light on the ways in which she was able to sacrifice herself for the sake of her daughter, pulling her out of the London slums, Vivie discovers that Kitty is not the woman she thought she knew ... and a battle of wills ensues. Make your way to the Classical Theatre at Chelsea Market in Houston for this delightfully heartbreaking comedy.
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.