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
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Nov. 13 to Dec. 29, 2013)
The original show by Betsy Kelso and David Nehls premiered in Denver, enjoyed off-Broadway success, then took off like a rocket at regional theaters across the country. Shrewdly, McLaughlin has commissioned Kelso and Nehls to create this sequel, to make its world premiere this next holiday season at Stages.
Panto Goldilocks (Dec. 4, 2013 to January 5, 2014)
Stages created its own holiday tradition with its take on the British tradition of the loose-knit, fairy tale-based family musical, with openings for improvisation, audience participation and topical references. Genevieve Allenbury, the company's link to the genuine English article, will be back for this sixth holiday season, as author and mistress of the revels.
Failure: A Love Story (Jan. 22 to Feb. 16, 2014)
Stages is programming what looks to be Dawkins' name-making play fresh from its December world premiere at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theatre. The whimsical fable looks at love, time and loss. It centers on the three distinctive daughters of the Fail family, immigrant owners of a clock shop in 1928 Chicago. Into their lives comes a young man who is destined, in quick succession, to fall in love with, and then lose, each of the three sisters.
Sexy Laundry (Feb. 5 to Mar. 16, 2014)
Stages will present the U.S. premiere of a show that's proved a sensation in cities across Canada. Michelle Riml wrote the one-guy, one-gal comedy about a middle-aged married couple who book a getaway weekend at a hotel in an effort to rekindle their sex lives - and wind up rediscovering the meaning of marriage. McLaughlin saw it in Montreal and says it's hysterical.
Gidion's Knot (Mar. 12 to Apr. 6, 2014)
In Adams' taut two-hander, a distraught mother confronts her son's overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher, in the wake of a crisis involving the boy. The play premiered to good response at last year's Contemporary American Theatre Festival. The Washingtonian opined "the show has pathos and suspense in bucket loads, (and) raises profound questions about parenting and education."
The Whipping Man (Apr. 30 to May 25, 2014)
The aftermath of the Civil War and the struggles of Reconstruction get a fresh twist in Lopez's three-man drama. A Jewish Confederate soldier returns to his ruined home and reunites with two former slaves, both raised by his family as Jews, just after the war's end and the assassination of President Lincoln. As the three assemble a makeshift Passover Seder, they confront hard questions about their past and future at a time when everything they've known has changed. The play premiered at New Jersey's Luna Stage Company in 2006 and, in the past few years, has been gaining ground as one of the most produced works across the nation.
Xanadu (May 21 to Jun. 29, 2014)
The 1980 movie musical starring Olivia Newton-John took a critical drubbing but spun off several hit songs and went on to become a guilty pleasure for millions. The 2007 Broadway musical took the same plot, with the muse Clio descending from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., to inspire struggling artist Sonny in the realization of his dream: creating a roller disco. The movie added other pop hits of the early '80s to the movie, but most important, added a clever, tongue-in-cheek libretto by Douglas Carter Beane. Somehow, the preposterous, bad movie musical had become (according to most critics and all its fans) a preposterous, good stage musical. It drew Tony nominations for best musical and best book and ran for more than 500 performances.