Gexa Energy's Broadway at the Hobby Center Announces Blockbuster Season
Now that New Year's Eve celebrations are behind us, my favorite time of the theatre year is upon us. In late winter and early spring, theaters all around Houston start unveiling their upcoming seasons, in hopes of keeping current season subscribers and gaining new ones. Kicking off this annual season of unveiling is Gexa Energy's Broadway at the Hobby Center 2014-2015 Season announcement.
Fresh from its acclaimed revival on Broadway produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, Gexa Energy and Broadway Across America invite Houston audiences abroad the S.S. American for the latest national tour of Cole Porter, Guy Bolton, and P.G. Wodehouse's iconic musical ANYTHING GOES. Houston audiences can set sail with some of musical theater's most recognizable standards like "I Get a Kick Out Of You," "You're the Top," and "Anything Goes" from October 14 - 19, 2014. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.anythinggoesontour.com.
In 1987, Patrick Swazye and Jennifer Grey taught the world that no one puts Baby in the corner! Now, Dirty Dancing has been adapted into a stage musical, featuring such hit songs from the film's legendary soundtrack like "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me," and the infamous "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Houston audiences can venture to Kellerman's resort in the Catskill Mountains by attending DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE from November 18 - 23, 2014. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.dirtydancingontour.com.
Just in time for 2014's Christmas season, both Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center and Theatre Under the Stars are hosting the triumphant Houston return of the world renowned Rockettes with the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, STARRING THE ROCKETTES. This season's incarnation of the seasonal favorite is said to feature "brand-new scenes, new sets and costumes, breathtaking special effects and an unforgettable new Rockettes finale!" For purists, favorites such as Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and The Living Nativity "still remain a vital part of the show's core." Houston audiences can get their holiday kicks from December 5 - 28, 2014. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.radiocitychristmas.com.
Due to extreme popular demand, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone's riotously irreverent BOOK OF MORMON is set to make Houston audiences wet with salvation all over again with its highly anticipated return engagement. This winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, thrilled audiences this past season and is ready to leave Houston rolling in the aisles for a second time. This production is a season option that subscribers can add to their package, and it will be playing Houston from January 20 - February 8, 2015. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.bookofmormonthemusical.com.
Making this Houston reviewer giddy with excitement, ONCE, the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will be playing Houston from March 10 - 15, 2014. Based on the independent film by the same title, it tells the story of a discouraged Dublin street musician who falls for a beautiful young woman. As their relationship soars, he rediscovers his passion for creating music. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.oncemusical.com.
Heralded as Broadway's "ultimate feel-good show," MAMMA MIA! returns to Houston, playing from April 14 - 19, 2015. Featuring a score of hit ABBA songs like "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance On Me," "The Winner Takes It All," and more, this fan favorite is another season option that can be added to subscribers' packages. For more information about this production, please visit http://www.mamma-mia.com.