Category: Fine Arts

Theatre | The Red Door Theatre Company coming soon to The Woodlands

the-red-door-theatre-company-00The Red Door Theatre Company, a non-profit organization, will open Jan. 15 at 1087 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands. The theatre company offers classes such as acting, fashion design, stage makeup, playwriting, theatre history and set and costume design. Students ages 6 to 18 may apply.

An open house will be held Jan. 11-12 for parents and students from 6:30-8:30 p.m on both nights. 281-542-0500. www.thereddoortheatrecompany.com

Oak Ridge High School theatre students will perform “See How They Run” in the Black Box Theatre.

shtr-7_1_origThe play, originally written by Philip King, is a family-friendly production as a 90-minute, 100 mile-an-hour farce.

“The setting is just a vicarage in England; characters show up, and everything goes wrong,” Curtis says. “A variety of characters show up at the wrong time and there’s mistaken identities and people losing people and everything spirals out of control and goes wrong … the farce is the plot.”

The play is set in the 1940s and has been acclaimed as a brilliant, farcical comedy. Audience members will enjoy the interaction between cast members inside the smaller Black Box venue.

 

The final performance of “See How They Run” will take place Oct. 30 in the Oak Ridge HS Black Box Theatre. Performances begin at at 7:00 p.m.

Theatre | Houston’s Theater District Takes Serious Hit From Harvey

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The basement of the Wortham is totally flooded, a report from the Houston Theater District said Monday.

In a scene that is sure to draw even more comparisons to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, the Houston Theater District has once again sustained a hit from ongoing flooding, this time thanks to now-Tropical Storm Harvey.

After a day of walkthroughs in each of the five Theater District venues, Theater District Houston CEO Kathryn McNiel and board chair Perryn Leech outlined the damage in a report Monday afternoon. Read more…

Visual Arts | Cooper Art Faculty Donate to The Woodlands Arts Council To Bring Art Opportunities to Community

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, pictured left joined Fine Arts Festival Week Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.

The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.