Spring is in the air and new things are blossoming around Houston on stage. No matter what you might be looking for around town, Houston theaters have the fun and excitement to satisfy any theatrical craving.
Stages Repertory Theatre continues their successful run of “End of the Rainbow.” This regional premiere showcases a portrait of the American legend Judy Garland. Carolyn Johnson stars in this captivating, dramatic musical that highlights not only her highs on screen but lows off screen and stage also. Don’t miss your chance to see this thrilling production before its final curtain call on April 10, 2016. To find out about purchasing tickets, visit www.stagestheatre.com. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Stages box office at 713-527-0123 during the hours of Monday-Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. or Sunday: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. or pick them up by visiting the box office at 3201 Allen Parkway.
Alley Theatre continues to take audiences “Around the World in 80 Days” in the Hubbard Theatre. This play adapted from Jules Verne’s adventure is a fun, family experience. This play tells the story of Phileas Fogg, a fearless adventurer who agrees to an extreme wager and puts his life and fortune on the line for a race around the globe to beat the clock. This production puts five actors to the ultimate test as they portray 42 characters who travel four continents and two oceans in this magical adventure. Get your tickets now before the production closes on April 3, 2016. For ticket information, visit their website at alleytheatre.org, pick them up at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713-220-5700.
Main Street Theater presents a world premiere play by Thomas Hagemann called “1946.” Inspired by Hagemann’s own family, this play tells the story of a Texas family in the aftermath of World War II. This is both a poignant and joyful production with music intermixed throughout. Previews for this production has already begun and it runs through April 17, 2016. For ticket information, visit their website at www.mainstreettheater.com or call 713-524-6706.
A.D. Player’s begins their new production “The Apostle” to the stage. This is a fresh journey through the book of Romans. This play is from Eugene Peterson’s “The Message” Bible. This unique production is a verse by verse dramatization of the Book of Romans. With previews which began on March 23, this production will run through April 17, 2016. For ticket information, visit their site at www.adplayers.org, call 713-526-2721 or you can purchase at the door.
Houston’s thriving theater community continues to grow and add newer, fresher and more intriguing productions. These are a just a few of this weekend’s options and many more regional, national and world premieres are just around the corner. Be sure to check back for the latest on what is upcoming for the Houston stages.