Here's What's new at Stages
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If you're a 2013-2014 subscriber or Impresario, you may already have received your renewal information for 2014-2015 -- and if you haven't, rest assured that it's on its way to you! Of course you can always renew by phone, fax, mail or in person, but you can also do it easily (and at any hour) with this simple, secure online form.
And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 713.527.0123!
Not currently a subscriber, but looking for information on our new season or interested in a new subscription or Impresario membership? Stay tuned this week for updates via our website and email list!
The Young Actors Conservatory (YAC): Full Throttle Professional Theatre Training
The Young Actors Conservatory (YAC) is a unique summer intensive that offers conservatory-style training for Houston-area middle and high school students. Led by recognized theatre professionals, YAC master classes encourage participants to explore every facet of dramatic production.
Using a total immersion method, students develop scripts; create costumes, sets and props; design lights and sound; learn movement and voice techniques; and rehearse and perform roles. Building on what they’ve learned, students focus on a central theme to conceptualize, write, design and perform an original theatre piece, combining the students’ own material with texts taken from the work of well-known writers. The program culminates in a fully realized production of this work at Stages Repertory Theatre. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us to see all of our talented conservatory participants for FREE!
YAC read on...
Speaking of romance...
We're doing a little Valentine's Day thing.
We know not everyone is a fan of hearts and flowers. But sometimes they're nice, right? So we're embracing our romantic side and going all in for Valentine's Day. Champagne, dessert and a few surprises that we guarantee will make you smile. Bring your sweetheart, bring your bestie, bring your mom...get in the spirit and share the love.
Call 713.527.0123 to reserve or email email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE!
Roland Maldonado, MD & Edward Sanchez
Sandra Porter & Mauri Oliver
and the board and staff of Stages
invite you to party with us at our 2014 gala and auction
Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7:00 PM
at the Petroleum Club of Houston
Where would art be without a little divine inspiration? Leave the humdrum world behind and join us high amidst the clouds at Houston's landmark Petroleum Club as we celebrate those magical lightning bolts of imagination - and the Muses who help make them possible!
Breathe in the rarefied air of our Mt. Olympus as you enjoy a sumptuous feast, stellar live entertainment, dancing, an irresistible auction and, of course, an endless supply of fine libations! Party-goers know that a Stages celebration is one of the most fun-filled evenings in town, and XANADU: THE GALA promises to take us to new heights. We hope you'll join us!
8:30 PM Dinner & Entertainment
10:30 PM Auction closes & BEYOND XANADU After-Party begins!
Attire XanaFabulous or Black Tie
Our annual gala is a vital source of support for Stages' artistic, education and community programs.
Gertrude Fail (Courtney D. Jones): thoughtful, independent, loyal
Jenny June Fail (Brittany Halen): spirited, determined, water-loving
Nelly Fail (Nina L. Garcia): fizzy, joyous, whimsical
Failure: A Love Story opens this week, and we wanted to know a little more about what it's like to be a dazzling-but-doomed Fail sister. Here's what we learned:
What was your favorite part of the process on this show?
Courtney/Gerty: This beautiful story has immediately transported me back to the days when I believed in all things make-believe! I was that kid who had the biggest imagination, building forts and all kinds of stuff. As I get older the Virgo in me sometimes doesn't let my imagination live and breathe, and this story plays to all of that. It's been wonderful to live in the land of make-believe again.
Brittany/Jenny June: Discovering, creating, and playing - especially with such a wonderful team of people!
Nina/Nelly: My favorite part of this adventure has been taking read on...
As the new year begins, Stages once again offers the Get Talking event - a series of three fascinating new plays that are sure to wake you up, shake you up, and get you talking! Showcasing the talents of America's most exciting contemporary playwrights - whimsical wordsmith Philip Dawkins, striking new voice Johnna Adams, and breakout superstar Matthew Lopez - the plays in our Get Talking series open up a world of possibilities for conversation and consideration and give you a taste of what's happening at the forefront of American theatre. These are shows to debate with friends, so round up a lively group and get talking!
Call 713.527.0123 or GET TALKING RIGHT HERE
GET TALKING 2014
Failure: A Love Story
January 22 - February 16
March 12 - April 6
The Whipping Man
April 30 - May 25
For a limited time only, you can get tickets to our full Get Talking series for just $60 total!
Good for standard and economy seats, cannot be combined with other discounts, offer expires February 16, 2014.
Call 713.527.0123 or GET TALKING RIGHT HERE!
P.S. You also get FREE ticket exchanges for your Get Talking shows. This deal just gets better and better, doesn't it?
(Hint: It's you.)
Each season, Stages hires an extraordinary team of artists and collaborators to bring our productions to life. When all is said and done, Stages offers 1,285 work weeks to professional artists in the Houston area—a remarkable number! But it takes only ONE person to make a difference in the life of Stages, and that person is you. We’re dedicated to creating art of the highest caliber while offering a wide a range of price options and community programs, and ticket sales are only part of the way we do that. We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to sustain our artistic commitment to truly great theatre. YOU make all the difference!
Hey middle and high school students! Did you know that in addition to our full-length summer Young Actor’s Conservatory (YAC), we now offer a condensed winter program as well?
If you haven’t been to YAC, you’ve never experienced training like this. YAC is a unique intensive that offers conservatory-style training Led by recognized theatre professionals, YAC master classes encourage participants to explore every facet of dramatic production.
Winter Break Workshop:
The Panto Project
December 20 - 22, 2013
Students will learn dancing, singing, acting and writing skills as they create their own mini-Panto and perform on the real Panto Goldilocks set! Students will attend Panto Goldilocks, meet cast and crew, hear from Stages Producing Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin about writing a brand new musical, and write their own 30-minute Panto based on a fairy tale of their choice. All in the space of a weekend! It’s Project Runway+YAC+Panto…all in one!
Friday, December 20
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