Main Street Youth Theater Announces Their Upcoming Season

Main Street Youth Theater Announces Their Upcoming Season

Main Street Theater proudly announces the 31st season for its Theater for Youth which serves over 100,000 children and families. "I am so excited about the upcoming season," says Vivienne M. St. John, Theater for Youth Producing Director at MST. "Opening with Busytown, from the wildly popular Richard Scarry series and his wacky characters - Huckle, Alfalfa and Sergeant Murphy and then on to the timeless, holiday classic, Madeline's Christmas and the ‘twelve little girls in two straight lines,' there is something for everyone. Families will be enchanted as the Narnia series comes to the stage with the adventures in The Magician's Nephew, and what child (or adult!) doesn't relate to having one of those really bad days as in Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Finally closing the season, Bunnicula, last seen at MST in 2002, will send chills up your spine and cool you off for the summer with the eeriness of the vampire bunny. We look forward to Houston-area families joining us as we journey through the pages of some of literature's greats!"

Main Street's TY remains Houston's most-attended theater for youth. Season subscriptions are available now. Single tickets go on sale August 1. 713-524-6706 or www.mainstreettheater.com

Five In-House Productions

Busytown
A play adapted by Kevin Kling
Based on the books of Richard Scarry
Music by Michael Koerner
Lyrics by Kevin Kling and Michael Koerner
Directed by Meghan C. Hakes
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 29, 2010
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 at 1pm and 4pm

Madeline's Christmas
Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music by Shirley Mier
Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans
Directed by Mark Adams
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Monday, November 8 - Thursday, December 16, 2010
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: November 26 @ 11:30am;
November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 2010 at 1pm and 4pm

The Magician's Nephew
A dramatization by Aurand Harris
Adapted from the story by C.S. Lewis
With optional music by William Penn
Directed by Troy Scheid
Recommended for Fourth Grade and up
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Monday, January 31 - Friday, February 18, 2011
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: February 5 & 12, 2011 at 1pm and 4pm

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Based on the book by Judith Viorst
Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Music by Shelly Markham
Directed by Daria James
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Monday, February 28 - Friday, April 1, 2011
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 at 1pm and 4pm AND
Spring Break - March 14 - 18 @ 11:30am

Bunnicula
Based on the book by James Howe
Adapted for the stage by Jon Klein
Music by Chris Jeffries
Directed by Mark Adams
Recommended for First Grade and up
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Monday, April 11 - Friday, May 20, 2011
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: April 16, 30 and May 7, 14, 2011at 1pm and 4pm

Touring Production

Hank the Cowdog and the Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob
Based on the "Hank the Cowdog" series of books by John Erickson
Adapted for the stage by John Erickson and Vicki and Larry Patton
Music and Lyrics by John Erickson
Directed by ReBecca Greene Udden
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade
TOUR DATES: October 18 - December 17, 2010 and February 14 - May 13, 2011

TICKET INFORMATION:

FOR FAMILY PERFORMANCES
Subscriptions to in-house shows are on sale now.
Single tickets are $14 and $12.
For more information, including information about subscriptions and group ticket pricing,
please call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com

FOR SCHOOL MATINEES
To book a performance for a school, call 713-524-9196 x 101 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com

FOR THE HANK THE COWDOG TOUR
To book a performance for a school or community center, call 713-524-9196 x 105 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com

Since 1975, Main Street Theater has produced high quality professional theater for audiences of all ages through its MainStage productions and Theater for Youth. The Main Street Theater Kids On Stage program offers performing arts classes and camps for children 5 years to 14 years of age. The organization produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and 4617 Montrose Boulevard at Chelsea Market.
Main Street Theater is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of 25 arts organizations that work collectively to raise awareness of the size and diversity of the arts in Houston, and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters. Main Street Theater offers a lively year-round repertory of classic and contemporary plays for audiences of all ages and provides a much-needed showcase for Houston theater professionals. Main Street Theater is also a member of Actors' Equity Association and of ASSITEJ, the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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