Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LIFE COULD BE A DREAM and STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Summer 2012

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Stages Repertory theatre will present two shows this summer, 2012, including Life Could Be a Dream, written and created by Roger Bean, and Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. See full details below.

From the creator of The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Andrews Brothers, Stages presents the regional premiere of Life Could Be a Dream, July 11 through September 2, 2012, with previews July 11 and 12 and the official opening set for July 13.

Premiering at the Hudson Theatre in the summer of 2009, Life Could Be a Dream won three LA Drama Critics Circle and three Backstage Garland awards, and it was named LA Weekly’s Musical of the Year.

Head back to Springfield High and meet the Crooning Crabcakes (the boys banned from the Marvelous Wonderettes' prom!) who enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time. Hilarious heartaches ensue! Featuring doo-wop favorites like Earth Angel, Unchained Melody, Only You, and many more, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing and cheering - let's hear it for the boys!

Directed by Mitchell Greco, the show stars Mark Ivy as Eugene, Rebekah Stevens as Lois, Cameron Bautsch as Skip, Dylan Godwin* as Wally, Adam Gibbs as Denny and Cole Ryden (Swing).

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM and Sundays 3:00 PM. The show plays Stages Repertory Theatre, Arena Theater, 3201 Allen Parkway (one block west of Waugh Dr.). Theatre entrance on Rosine St. (Parking available on D’Amico).

Tickets start at $21 - $54. Group Discounts available. Groups of 6+ on Wednesdays, Thursdays. Groups of 10+ Fridays, Saturdays. Call the Box Office for more information at 713.527.0123. Tickets are also available online at www.stagestheatre.com.

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LIFE COULD BE A DREAM and STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Summer 2012Stages next produces Robert Harling’s touching story based on the author’s true life experience of losing his sister. Houston’s most beloved actresses take the stage for a summer production of the enormously popular play, first produced Off-Broadway in 1987, adapted to the iconic film in 1989, and produced on Broadway in 2005.

Written in 1987, this bittersweet American classic was adapted to the iconic film in 1989. Now Stages revisits these irresistible, unforgettable Southern women in a once-in-a-lifetime event showcasing a dream ensemble of Houston performers including Sally Edmundson, Susan O. Koozin and Holland Vavra Peters. This limited engagement is 4 weeks only from July 25—August 19, 2012, with previews July 25 & 26 and the official opening set for July 27.

Directed by Kenn McLaughlin, the show stars  Sally Edmundson * as M'Lynn, Susan Koozin* as Ouiser, Holland Vavra Peters* as Shelby, Rachel Logue as Annelle, Shelley Calene-Black* as Truvy and Genevieve Allenbury* as Clairee.

*Member’s of Actor’s Equity Association

Performance Schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM and Sundays 3:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $25 through $61. Group prices available, contact the box office for more details (phone number and web address above).

Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity, and intimacy, Stages Repertory Theatre advances theatre and enlivens culture by producing new work, interpreting established work in new ways, and nurturing talent for the performing arts field. In addition to its MainStage season of plays, Stages presents the EarlyStages series, introducing young audiences to the power and magic of live theatre. Stages also offers a range of additional education and outreach programs that encourage conversation about important ideas and issues, provide insight into other cultures and viewpoints, and help develop each new generation of citizens, artists and audiences. Now entering its 34th season, Stages is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatres. Stages operates under an agreement with Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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