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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
Playhouse 1960
5/2-5/17/2014
The Children's Hour is a 1934 stage play written by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie.
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 EVITA
The Hobby Center
5/6-5/18/2014
TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored." Don't miss the stunning new production of EVITA.
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 ALADDIN, JR.
Playhouse 1960
5/3-5/18/2014
Aladdin Jr. is a one-act, seven-scene theatre musical adapted from the animated Disney film Aladdin which is an adaptation of the folk tale Aladdin.
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 EVITA
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
5/6-5/18/2014
Eva Peron used her smarts and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored." Don't miss the stunning new production, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford. CBS This Morning called it "THE SHOW BROADWAY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR!"
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THE HERO SQUAD VS. THE SUPERVILLAIN'S APPRENTICE
A. D. Players
4/29-5/18/2014
Will Ledesma.World Premiere
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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Main Street Theater
4/16-5/23/2014
adapt: David Wood; dir: Troy Scheid.
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 DREAMGIRLS
Beaumont Community Players
5/9-5/24/2014
Dreamgirls is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles and James Brown. A young female singing trio from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James "Thunder" Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr., makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as "The Dreams."
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 HEARTBREAK HOUSE
Main Street Theater
5/3-6/1/2014
September, 1914. The topsy-turvy household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione Hushabye entertains weekend guests: Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiance. Unfortunately, Ellie's fiance is a scoundrel, her father is a bumbling prig, and she's actually in love with Hesione's husband Hector. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely ignores the catastrophe looming on the horizon that will become the War to End All Wars. "With the world seemingly on endless edge these days, and with plenty of Americans feeling disengaged from the circus of our cultural and political discourse, Shaw's bracing analysis of a civilization in decline seems more valuable than ever," wrote Charles Isherwood in 2006 of the Roundabout Theater Company's production. And being Shaw, of course sprinkled atop that bracing analysis is wit and humor - and sparkling Shavian language.
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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014 ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN
Pearl Theater
5/16-6/1/2014
Pearl Theater will end its 2013/2014 season with a bang by bringing to life Robert Fulghum's bestselling, "All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten". What started out as an essay, turned best seller, turned stage adaptation, All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten remains popular because of its witty and undeniably charming look into 'everyman'. Utilizing a multi-generational cast to weave the funny, insightful and heartwarming tales, director Robyn LeGris hopes to provide audiences with many 'Aha' moments as they recognize times and people in their own life. "I love that we were able to cast both young and young at heart in this production, having a wide range of ages really adds to the authenticity of the stories." If you have read Robert Fulghum's books, you will recognize many of the delightful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the "pig" in his class production of Cinderella; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles … in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a "mother of the bride" who's staged a perfect wedding-until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II. If you have not read his books, you can be assured that these stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. Performance dates and Times: May 16 - June 1 , 2014 • Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm • Sunday Matinees at 3pm (No Show May 18) • Buy One, Get One Free Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
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