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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in Broadway VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
Alley Theatre
5/23-6/15/2014
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the irresistible new comedy by Christopher Durang, won both the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award, and is currently a smash-hit on Broadway. Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star! When Masha returns unannounced with her 20-something boy toy, Spike, so begins an unforgettable weekend of rivalry, regret, and generally hilarious racket. By the end of their impromptu family reunion, this lovable bunch won't ever be the same!
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The Beaux' Stratagem in Broadway THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM
The Garza Main Stage
5/23-6/15/2014
In this comic romp, two impoverished gentlemen seek to improve their fortunes by marrying wealthy women. Surprisingly, they find love! Deceitful lovers, highway robbers, a medical quack and a drunken buffoon round out the cast in this bawdy circus.
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The Colored Museum in Broadway THE COLORED MUSEUM
Encore Theatre
5/23-6/15/2014
A sophisticated and satirical play which lampoons both black and white America, The Colored Museum comes to the Encore Theatre. Written in 1985 by George C. Wolfe, The Colored Museum had its first premiere st the Crossroads Theatre Company, NJ, in 1986. This historical stage production has stunned audiences around the world.
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Hands On A Hardbody in Broadway HANDS ON A HARDBODY
Theatre Under the Stars
6/12-6/22/2014
TEXAS PREMIERE- For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Hands on a Hardbody draws a clear-eyed portrait of an America that's a far cry from the fantasyland of most commercial musicals. This musical is an event-based experience in which contestants are cut throughout the show, leading to a lone winner, creating consistent dramatic tension. Capturing the heart of every character to the tune of blues, gospel, country and honky-tonk songs this musical sings forth a story of endurance, hardship and the dimming American dream.
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The Little Mermaid in Broadway THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Hobby Center
6/13-6/26/2014
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel's crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is making its Houston debut at Theatre Under The Stars. So dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea!
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The Drowsy Chaperone in Broadway THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Playhouse 1960
6/13-6/28/2014
The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s.
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Disnep's Beauty & The Beast in Broadway DISNEP'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Stage Door Inc.
6/6-6/29/2014
You will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice's daughter, Belle, must give up her freedom to save his life. This tale as old as time is not to be missed!
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