Category: Theatre

Theatre: Into The Woods Tickets at Sarofim Hall Hobby Center On Sale Now

img_1212Journey back in time to the Original Broadway production, and go deep Into The Woodswith a stunning new version of the show helmed by Director Robert Longbottom.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and theatre-under-the-stars-tuts-76bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
Follow a Baker and his Wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Featuring the iconic songs “Giants In The Sky”, “Stay With Me”, “The Last Midnight”, and “Children Will Listen” – the award-winning score will come to life as played by the 26 piece TUTS Orchestra.

Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide what is best for his or her family. We believe Into The Woods is best enjoyed by theatre fans age 8 and up.

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Theatre: In rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.

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“Oo La La! It’s oh so nicer in Nice!” sings junior Payton Russell as Hortense, the French Maid in rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.

Upper School students in grades nine through 12 at The John Cooper School are busy preparing for their upcoming main stage production of “The Boy Friend,” that opens on November 11 and runs through November 13. Continue reading “Theatre: In rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.”

Theatre: Final weekend for Addams Family – The Musical at the Crighton Theatre

Show Times: 8pm Fri. Nov. 4 & Sat. Nov. 5 | 2pm Sun . Nov. 6

The Addams Family – Every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents! It’s a dinner you don’t want to miss!! PLEASE NOTE: Rated PG-13

addamsfamilylogoIn the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up.

The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner.

In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

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John Cooper’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Is ‘A Gem’ According to New Director

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Members of the tech crew work on construction of the set for the upcoming John Cooper School production of “The Boy Friend.”

7pm Nov. 11 & 12 | 2pm Nov. 12 & 13 

Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors

Although “The Boy Friend,” may not be familiar, the show’s director, Cooper’s new theater arts teacher Mary Rotella, says “it’s a little gem.” The story takes place over a 24-hour period at a finishing school in the French Riviera. “Set in the 1920s, it’s a stylistic piece, where it’s possible for a boy to meet a girl and fall in love, all in one day,” Rotella said.

The show can be characterized as a “pastiche,” meaning it imitates the time period in a lighthearted, celebratory manner. Set at Villa Caprice, a girls’ finishing school located on the outskirts of Nice, the storyline has twists and turns, including cases of mistaken identity. “It’s just a lot of fun, and is appropriate for all ages to enjoy,” Rotella said.

Lead characters include Polly, played by Emily Moses; Tony, played by T.J. Gill;  Bobby Van Husen, played by Jack Whitney; Headmistress, Mme. Dubonnet, played by Mallory Bechtel; Percival, played by Spencer Katterhagen; Maisie, played by Kate Fisher; Hortense, played by Payton Russell, Lord Brockhurst played by Conor Patterson and Lady Brockhurst played by Maddie Bergeron. Performing in featured roles will be Cassidy Sellers, Alex Swanbeck, Carina Masuelli, Sam Brus, Callum Burton and Mitchell Shannon. Continue reading “John Cooper’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Is ‘A Gem’ According to New Director”

Pygmalion presented by The Woodlands College Park Theatre Department

https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f24075017%2f185515876044%2f1%2foriginalPygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.

LOCATION: The Woodlands College Park High School Auditorium, 3701 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 View Map

Showtimes: 7pm Thur. Oct. 27 | 7pm Fri. Oct. 28 | 7pm Sat. Oct 29 | 7pm Tue. Nov. 1 

 

Theatre: Addams Family – The Musical at the Creighton Theatre

Crighton Theatre | Performances: Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2016

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In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

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Characters
Gomez Addams – husband of Morticia, father of Wednesday and Pugsley, and head of the Addams household. He is a strong leader and a caring father, who holds the Addams’ traditions and values — to honor the family, love, and death — in the highest level of importance.
Morticia Addams – the wife of Gomez Addams and the mother of Wednesday and Pugsley. Morticia shares the standard Addams family sensibilities: a taste for darkness, drama, and death. She is passionate, poised, and beautiful. Her husband, Gomez, is the love of her life, and she, in turn, has him wrapped around her little finger.
Uncle Fester – Gomez’s brother and, thus, Wednesday and Pugsley’s uncle. Throughout the play, Fester functions as a narrator of sorts, stepping out of the action at points to address the audience. He asks the audience questions, sings songs, and generally helps move the play forward.
Grandma – mother of Gomez and Fester. She lives in the attic where she drinks, smokes marijuana, and maintains her stock of potions. She is quick-witted, sarcastic, and funny. She is also caring and a good listener, willing to listen and offer her advice to any member of the family. The actress who plays Grandma must have strong comic sensibilities.
Wednesday Addams – the daughter of Gomez and Morticia and the older sister of Pugsley. The braided hell raiser we’ve seen in the comics has since grown up and is now a young woman of eighteen. She is a smart young woman with a dark sense of humor and a passionate nature that she inherited from her parents.
Pugsley Addams – the son of Morticia and Gomez Addams. He shares the Addamses’ preference for pain and mayhem; his favorite pursuits include being tortured by Wednesday. He counts his older sister to be his only friend.
Lurch – the faithful Addams family butler. He is a huge, hulking man — effect is often heightened with costuming. Lurch moves extremely slowly, much to the other characters’ frustrations at points. He does not speak through most of the play, instead communicating in low groans.
Mal Beineke – the father of Lucas and husband of Alice. He lives in Ohio where he owns a construction company. Mal is business-minded, logical, and determinedly normal. He sets very high expectations on his son, Lucas, who often feels pressured and criticized by this. He is resistant to the Addamses’ lifestyle; when he sets eyes on the decrepit Addams mansion, he immediately sees the business opportunity and wants to tear the place down.
Alice Beineke – is the mother of Lucas and wife of Mal. Unlike Morticia Addams, the mother of her son’s girlfriend, Alice is an impossibly kind, patient, and burdened wife. She often rhymes and writes corny little poems. However, this cheery exterior is really a front to hide how unhappy she is. Her marriage to Mal has lost its passion. Every day, she waits at home for him to return from work and then thanklessly caters to his every whim, before retiring to separate bedrooms.
Lucas Beineke – Wednesday Addams’ new boyfriend. He is rational, optimistic, and loyal. He is passionate and adores Wednesday as much as she does him. An aspiring poet, he is drawn to her passionate and impulsive nature. She, in turn, helps him come out of his shell and live a more adventurous life, with fervor and zest.
The Addams Ancestors – function as the chorus of the show. They are summoned from the dead by the Addams family in the opening scene. It is part of the family’s annual ritual to celebrate life and the Addams values. However, Fester retains their presence on Earth to help him aid Wednesday as she brings her new boyfriend home. Each of the ancestors is an Addams family member from a different time period. They should be markedly different and specific in their costumes so that the audience immediately recognizes their native time and place.