3201 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019
Stages Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre dedicated to providing Houston's diverse audiences with challenging, provocative theatre produced with the highest artistic standards.
From ground-breaking new works to modern classics, Stages brings the best of today's theatre home to Houston.
Stages Theatre Schedule
Full Gallop (Aug. 6 to Sep. 14, 2014)
Sally Edmundson returns as former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, the eccentric, exuberant fashion guru who was an icon of American style for five decades. When Vreeland is fired from the magazine, she plans an impromptu dinner party in hopes of coaxing an affluent acquaintance to underwrite her new venture. Brutally honest and wickedly funny, Vreeland marshals her allies and moves ahead full gallop!
Marie Antoinette (Oct. 8 to Nov. 2, 2014)
How’s a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? David Adjmi’s oh-so-modern Queen Marie delights her confidantes with wild whims and inspires her subjects with three-foot wigs and extravagant haute couture. But as economic tensions rise and the chants of the mobs grow louder, Marie’s place in the world is rapidly going out of style. History gets an of-the-moment makeover in this raw, fantastical and fiercely funny play.
Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold (Nov. 19 to Dec. 28, 2014)
Denise Fennell returns as Sister in this holiday mystery extravaganza! It's CSI goes to Bethlehem as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages: On the night of that famous holy birth, what happened to the Magi's gold? Forensic tools in hand, and assisted by a helpful flock of audience members, Sister hunts over manger and under camel hump in her relentless search for the culprit. Along the way, she gives her class a history lesson on the origin of nativity sets, provides line-by-line analysis of favorite Christmas carols, and creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. With bundles of laughs, musical highlights, and wacky gifts galore, Sister's Christmas Catechism is just the ticket for the holidays!
Panto Rapunzel (and Zombies) (Dec. 3, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015)
Rapunzel is having a bad week: Her mother has locked her in a tower; her boss wants her to tell a big lie; and the evil Governor is building a Zombie army! It’s gonna take everything she has to save the day, but if anyone can do it, Rapunzel can! Stages continues its fresh holiday tradition for families with this playful mix of zany characters, toe-tapping pop songs, audience participation, and spectacular fun for grownups and kids alike. Add in Buttons’ evil twin and some dancing Zombies, and you have the merriest Panto in Stages’ history!
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Jan. 20 to Feb. 15, 2015)
Denise Fennell (Sister from the Late Nite Catechism series) steps into a new pair -- well, actually, many pairs -- of shoes in Jane Wagner's much acclaimed, award-winning one-woman comedy. Follow Trudy, a perceptive bag lady who has appointed herself the task of showing visiting extraterrestrials the variety of life on Earth, as she introduces dozens of quirky characters who seek a deeper understanding of art, love and their place in the world.
Character Man (Jan. 24 to Feb. 15, 2015)
Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Big Voice: God or Merman?) returns to Stages with his musical valentine to the Great White Way. Character Man is a salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway's Golden Age, including Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Barney Martin and Brochu's own mentor, two- time Tony Award winner David Burns. Packed with the iconic songs from Meredith Willson, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and Stephen Sondheim, Character Man is part cabaret, part oral history and all heart.
Girls Night: The Musical (Feb. 4 to Mar. 15, 2015)
This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of five friends as they re-live the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize a bit of yourself in each one of them! Girls Night has been described as "Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia" (Applause Magazine), and audience members can't help but laugh, cry, and dance in the aisles to hits like "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like A Woman," "I Will Survive," "We are Family" and many more!
Stupid F---ing Bird (Mar. 18 to Apr. 12, 2015)
Love, death, beauty, despair and one unfortunate seagull collide in this unabashedly provocative riff on Chekov’s classic. Con is a burgeoning playwright in love with his ingénue; his mother, an aging actress, is involved with a famous novelist; the novelist, in turn, is increasingly enchanted with Con’s girlfriend; and everyone else suffers on the sidelines. Chekhov’s characters still ruminate on love, revolution and the pursuit of happiness, but this time convention gets shot to hell.
Bad Jews (Apr. 15 to May 3, 2015)
Daphna has just returned from Israel, empowered by her journey and in love with an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, her cousin Liam has fallen for an “American Girl” who is anything but Jewish. Battle lines are drawn as the self-absorbed cousins clash over possession of a beloved family heirloom in this riveting new play about claiming the past while building the future.
The Spiritualist (Apr. 29 to May 24, 2015)
Rosemary Dunn is an English widow who cooks for the school lunch service and communes with the spirits of dead composers (Liszt is her favorite). When a crusading American newspaperman tries to unmask her as a fraud, the so-called “spiritualist” channels Buddy Holly to prove that great music is eternal! A comic drama inspired by true events, The Spiritualist explores the tensions between art and commerce, fact and faith.
Mack and Mabel (May 20 to Jun. 28, 2015)
One of the most beloved musical scores of all time belongs to one of the most obscure classic musicals -- Mack and Mabel. From the glory days of the Keystone Cops to the introduction of "talkies", this captivating musical traces the rise of legendary silent film director Mack Sennett and his tumultuous relationship with the adorable Mabel Normand, who became one of his biggest stars.