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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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
(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
7:00p read on...
We're glad you asked! Traditionally performed at the holidays for family audiences, British pantomime is now a popular form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, in-jokes, topical references, and audience participation. Panto humor typically works on two levels (we like to compare it to movies like Shrek) making it tons of fun for kids AND adults. Learn more about in this great Wikipedia article!
Some of you may have been confused, inconvenienced and/or downright irritated if you tried to call us and/or buy tickets online over the past two days. As we previously posted, recent severe weather impacted our phone and online ticketing systems. After working with our providers for 24 hours to resolve the issue, we learned that flooding at another location in our area damaged some equipment critcal to our communications infrastructure. It took another 12+ hours for them to finish making repairs, during which time we got pretty creative with our workarounds, but the good news is WE'RE BACK, BABY! Please feel free to call us (713.527.0123), buy tckets online, email us - go crazy! We've missed you. Thanks for hanging in there with us!