Now Playing in our 2017-2018 Season

Always…Patsy Cline

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

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Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
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Sat evening & Sun group of 10+
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Always…Patsy Cline

by Ted Swindley
June 28 - August 20 2017

Patsy is back in honor of Stages' 40th Anniversary! This internationally acclaimed hit musical written by Stages Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley is based on a true story of the surprising friendship between the beloved country singer and a devoted Houston fan. 27 of Cline’s unforgettable hits make this an event that audiences clamor for year after year. Kelley Peters (The Honky Tonk Angels series and Marie Antoinette), steps into the role of Patsy Cline and Susan Koozin returns as Louise—the role that made her a Stages’ audience favorite!

directed by Kenn McLaughlin

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COMING SOON Very Soon

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

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Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Sat matinee groups of 6+
Sat evening & Sun group of 10+
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Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell and Andy Teirstein
July 26 - September 03 2017

Regional Premiere

Legendary singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie transformed folk music into a powerful vehicle for political expression with hits like “This Land is Your Land,” “Bound for Glory” and “The Ballad of Tom Joad.” In this thrilling new musical, Guthrie’s timeless songs reveal this iconic artist’s bold vision for the America he deeply loved. Ben Hope, star of Stages’ 2011 production of Hank Williams:  Lost Highway, returns as Woody.

directed by Nick Corley
music direction by David M. Lutken

 

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Coming Later in our 2017-2018 Season

XANADU

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Friday & Saturday 8:00pm

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FREE Performance

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XANADU

book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
September 08 - September 09 2017

FREE Performance

At Miller Outdoor Theatre

 

Join us at Miller Outdoor Theatre for a two-night-only revival of Stages’ 2014 hit Xanadu.  Inspiration and love collide in this hilarious, roller-skating musical that slyly questions the role of art in pop culture. Based on the 1980 cult classic film, Xanadu overflows with joyous high-spirited fun as Kira (Holland Vavra), a beautiful Greek muse, descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, to inspire struggling artist Sonny (Cameron Bautsch) to create the pinnacle of artistic achievement—the Roller Disco! But when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters conspire to create endlessly entertaining mayhem.

directed and choreographed by Mitchell Greco

 

Presenting Sponsor

      

Sponsored in part by the
City of Houston through
the Miller Theatre Advisory Board

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Balls

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm
Added performance - Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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Balls

by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery
October 11 - October 29 2017

A co-production with One Year Lease Theater Company

World Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

 

It’s 1973, and Houston’s Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest pop cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in 'The Battle of the Sexes' tennis match! Created in conjunction with New York‘s acclaimed One Year Lease Theater Company, Balls is a spectacular new work that bounces one of the most memorable tennis events of all-time off the cultural debates it ignited. Co-written by Tony award nominee Bryony Lavery and Edinburgh Stage award winner Kevin Armento, Balls embraces OYL’s high-intensity physical groove and features a shot-by-shot re-imagining of the entire match, in a carnival-like atmosphere! This World Premiere is must-see theatre from one of the nation’s most promising new companies.


FOR MATURE AUDIENCES


directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint
movement direction by Natalie Lomonte


Producers
Cynthia and Ben Guill
Jane and Dick Schmitt

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A Midnight Clear, A Musical Tale of Christmas

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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A Midnight Clear, A Musical Tale of Christmas

book by Kenn McLaughlin and music & lyrics by David Nehls
November 08 - December 24 2017

World Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

It’s Christmas Eve, 1964, and a snowstorm threatens to cancel a concert hosted by the Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart. But when a mysterious stranger and a stranded motorist arrive at their chapel, the Sisters find that the songs of Christmas have far more power than they had imagined. Stages Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin and composer David Nehls follow up their smash hit I’ll Be Home for Christmas with a joyous new musical commissioned especially for Stages.

directed by Kenn McLaughlin
music direction by David Nehls

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Panto Cinderella, Houston’s Original British Panto

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays - Fridays 7:00pm
Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sundays 2:00pm

We've added special holiday matinees

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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Panto Cinderella, Houston’s Original British Panto

book by Kate Hawley, music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, originally conceived and directed by Paul Witworth
November 29 - December 31 2017

10th Anniversary Production

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

You are invited to the Ball this holiday season! Panto’s madcap storytelling style breathes new life into the familiar tale of humble Cinderella, her fairy godmother, her charming prince and her hideous (and hilarious!) stepsisters. Come ready to laugh, cheer and boo along with a crazy cast of fairy tale favorites (and Buttons, of course!). Packed with zany characters, audience interaction and plenty of toe-tapping music, it’s spectacular fun for the whole family.

directed by Josh Morrison

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Alma en venta (Soul on Sale)

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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Alma en venta (Soul on Sale)

by Philip Boehm
January 24 - February 11 2018

Regional Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

Painter Arcadio Rogers Rodríguez has made quite a name for himself crafting images. But what does it take to really bring a canvas to life? A visit from your dead mother? A Faustian deal with a devilish muse? Alma en venta/ Soul on Sale is a lyrical, magical-realist examination of the cost one Latino artist has to pay to save a soul.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

directed by Philip Boehm

 

Join us for Sin Muros, A Latino/a Theatre Festival running February 1 - 4, 2018

In February 2018, Stages will celebrate the range of Latina/o voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities. Sin Muros will include the World Premiere of Houstonian Josh Inocéncio’s solo show Purple Eyes and developmental workshop readings of new plays by Texas natives Mando Alvarado, Bernardo Cubría, and Tanya Saracho. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including workshops and networking opportunities.

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Ann

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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Ann

by Holland Taylor
February 14 - April 08 2018

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

Indomitable Texas Governor Ann Richards is brought to life by the incomparable Sally Edmundson in a one-woman tour-de-force. This hilarious new play, written by Emmy® Award winner Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), is a no-holds-barred look at the complex and captivating woman who changed the face of Texas politics. Come on y’all, it’s time for a grand night in the theatre!

directed by Kenn McLaughlin

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We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia…

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

by Jackie Sibblies Drury
March 14 - April 01 2018

Regional Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

Six actors gather to tell the story of a rarely-examined African genocide.  As rehearsals intensify, the comradery of the ensemble gives way to deep tensions and what seemed like a distant piece of racial history becomes a modern nightmare. This searing and powerful drama has garnered acclaim nationwide for its bold look at race in America and beyond. 

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

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The Revisionist

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tuesdays - Thursdays 7:30pm
Saturdays 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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The Revisionist

by Jesse Eisenberg
April 10 - April 22 2018

At The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center


Regional Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

When young Jewish writer David arrives in Poland with a case of writer’s block, he is greeted warmly by his 75-year-old cousin, Maria.  Fueled by a desire to reconnect with her American relations, she welcomes him into her home; but as their relationship develops, details about her post-war past challenge each of them to redefine what it means to be family.

directed by Leslie Swackhamer

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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The Great American Trailer Park Musical

music and lyrics by David Nehls, book by Betsy Kelso
May 02 - June 24 2018

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

One of the most requested musicals in Stages history, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is back for our 40th Anniversary Season! There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres, and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. The double-wide divas of this fine housing establishment have survived everything from kidnapping to no-good men to bad perms!  But when Pippi, a “stripper on the run,” comes between agoraphobic housewife Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, a storm begins to brew that will shake these manufactured homes right down to their foundations!

directed by Mitchell Greco

WARNING: This musical contains tacky outfits, bad wigs, crude language, adultery, road kill, electrocution and spray cheese. It is, after all, The Great American Trailer Park Musical.

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Replica

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays 2:30pm

TICKET INFO

Tickets start at $21
Group rates also available:
Wed-Thu groups of 6+
Fri-Sun group of 10+


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Replica

by Mickey Fisher
May 23 - June 10 2018

World Premiere

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2017

In the near future, a woman with a terminal illness volunteers for an experimental procedure that would allow her memories, mannerisms and personality to live on in her “Replica”.  But what was created as a duplicate soon takes on a life of its own. This World Premiere sci-fi thriller is penned by Mickey Fisher, creator of the television series Extant and Mars and the upcoming film Reverie.

directed by Seth Gordon

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