Events And Theaters In Houston Area
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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.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
(May 2 to July 22, 2018)
One of the most requested musicals in Stages history, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is back for our 40th Anniversary Season! There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres, and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. The double-wide divas of this fine housing establishment have survived everything from kidnapping to no-good men to bad perms! But when Pippi, a “stripper on the run,” comes between agoraphobic housewife Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, a storm begins to brew that will shake these manufactured homes right down to their foundations!
(May 23 to June 10, 2018)
In the near future, a woman with a terminal illness volunteers for an experimental procedure that would allow her memories, mannerisms and personality to live on in her “Replica”. But what was created as a duplicate soon takes on a life of its own. This World Premiere sci-fi thriller is penned by Mickey Fisher, creator of the television series Extant and Mars and the upcoming film Reverie.
Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash
(July 11 – September 2, 2018)
CThe iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes to life in this unique musical about struggle and success, love and faith, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. Featuring more than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire," this remarkable hit musical brings actors Ben Hope and Katie Barton (Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams: Lost Highway) back to Houston for a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ musical portrait of The Man in Black.
Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes A Vacation
(August 1 - September 9, 2018)
Denise Fennell returns as Sister this summer! The diocese has decided to offer summer school for those who need additional classroom time. Sister leads hysterical discussions about whether Jesus had to go to summer school and appropriate summer vacations for practicing Catholics. Classroom participation is a must, but being Catholic is not! Beat the Houston heat with Sister’s Summer School: God Never Takes A Vacation.
Always … Patsy Cline
Created And Originally Directed By Ted Swindley / Based On A True Story
September 7 & 8, 2018 -- At Miller Outdoor Theatre
Swimming While Drowning
(October 3 - 21, 2018)
Angelo and Mila are fifteen and homeless. Angelo is a dreamer, Mila is a street-wise hustler, but when they become roommates at a shelter for LGBTQ teens, they build a fragile bond that inspires them to reach for understanding and self acceptance. Emilio Rodriquez’s poetic coming-of- age story celebrates the healing power of hope and the beautiful mystery of being a teenager.
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)
(November 7 - December 23, 2018)
It’s the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church—where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything! There’s just one minor problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived. Now it’s up to three quick-witted church members to perform the ENTIRE Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves! An irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) bursts with festive, slapstick fun as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all of our favorite holiday traditions—at once.
Panto Star Force
(November 21 - December 30, 2018)
Panto Star Force is an adventurous, cosmic blast of blockbuster hilarity! Jed, a farm boy from the planet Cypress, joins forces with a zany band of space rebels, robots, and furry bartenders (and Buttons, of course!) to stop the powerful Emperor Snorkelfish and Dark Tater from taking over the galaxy. Come ready to laugh, cheer and boo in true Panto style, with plenty of toe-tapping music and intergalactic fun for the whole family!
Who’s Holiday! By Matthew Lombardo
(December 5 – 30, 2018)
It’s Christmas Eve and the now 40-year-old Cindy Lou Who lives in her shoddy trailer home on Mount Crumpit, former hideout of the infamous Grinch. While she awaits her Christmas party guests, she regales listeners with the bizarre journey her life has taken since that fateful night in Whoville when a certain Grinch tried to steal Christmas. This hysterical and wild parody is a must-see for mischievous ADULT theatre-goers this holiday season! Not suitable for those easily offended.
The River Bride
(January 23 - February 10, 2019)
Two sisters in a Brazilian fishing village struggle to find their own happily-ever-after while bound to family honor and tradition. Helena is in love with her sister Belmira’s betrothed; meanwhile Belmira only wants to escape the Amazonian river life for an exciting adventure in the city. Days before the wedding, a mysterious stranger is pulled from the river, offering a tantalizing future that may change both their lives. Brazilian folklore and lyrical storytelling combine to weave a magical tale of love, fate and transformation.
Sin Muros (Without Walls)
(January 31 – February 3, 2019)
Stages celebrates the range of Latina/o voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities with the second-annual Sin Muros: A Latina/o Theatre Festival. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including readings, workshops and networking opportunities. Three scripts will be selected to be workshopped over a one-week period, resulting in public readings/showings. Readings will be produced under AEA Staged Reading 29 Hour contract, allowing twenty-nine hours of rehearsal and performance combined. Each script will be assigned a director and actors. Playwrights must be in the rehearsal room and may rewrite as little or as much as they prefer. An honorarium, travel and lodging will be provided by the festival to selected playwrights.
(February 13 – March 3, 2019)
Money, sex, and Photoshop! After Sam loses his job at Doghouse, a men’s magazine where the men always behave badly, he interviews at Electra, a glossy women’s magazine where the women objectify each other. NSFW is a satirical look at the cut-throat media world where jobs are scarce, beauty standards are savage and personal integrity is a luxury.
Little Shop Of Horrors
(March 6 – April 28, 2019)
This smash sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years! A nerdy flower shop clerk named Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant which he affectionately names after his secret crush, Audrey. The exotic bloom offers the promise of fame and fortune, but Seymour soon discovers that the mysterious “Audrey II” also has a taste for blood, ominous origins and an insatiable appetite for power!
Murder For Two
(April 24 – June 16, 2019)
The hit show that is selling out across the country is now coming to Houston! Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.
Sex With Strangers
(May 22 – June 9, 2019)
A sly comedy about lust, love and personal identity in the tell-all internet age! Snowbound at a remote writer’s retreat, Olivia struggles to find inspiration after her first novel was a flop. She receives an unexpected visit from Ethan, an admirer and online “sexcapade” blogger who offers to promote her book to his massive digital fan base. However, their instant attraction turns to uncertainty as Olivia begins to question whether Ethan is her true love or just a hot brand with a hotter body.