New Staging Of FROZEN, IN THE HEIGHTS & More Set for Theatre Under The Stars 2024/25 Season

The season will also feature Mean Girls, Little Shop of Horrors and more.

By: Mar. 14, 2024
New Staging Of FROZEN, IN THE HEIGHTS & More Set for Theatre Under The Stars 2024/25 Season
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Today, Theatre Under The Stars has revealed the shows that make up the musical theatre company’s 2024/25 Season.

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen starts the season off in September. In October, celebrate spooky season with a new production of Little Shop of Horrors.

For the holiday season, TUTS has the best magical treats to make the holidays bright. Theatre Under The Stars has been chosen by Disney to create one of the first regional productions of Frozen. Directed and choreographed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, the new staging and new designs will feature all the magic of this iconic musical and allow audiences to experience Arendelle in a whole new way.

Returning this season is what has become Houston’s favorite new holiday tradition, The Ugly Xmas Sweater Musical! Audiences can once again wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters and walk the runway with the show’s hilarious characters. Filled with all the holly jolly joy that audiences loved last season, this musical will be is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends, coworkers and family.

The 2025 half of the season kicks off with the National tour of Mean Girls in January, followed by a new TUTS production of Waitress in collaboration with The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. The season will wrap up with a new production of Lin Manuel Miranda’s first hit musical, In The Heights, created by Theatre Under The Stars. Before there was Hamilton there was In The Heights.

“The 24/25 Season is the perfect delight for theatergoers of all ages. Your friends, family, colleagues, everyone is going to love it. Most of all you’re going to love the experience you have seeing all of these shows with Theatre Under The Stars,” said TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges.

Tickets for Theatre Under The Stars 2024/25 Season are currently available by subscription. Season ticket holders enjoy a variety of perks including up to 30% off the regular ticket prices, first access to seats, complimentary ticket exchanges, and savings on additional seats. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale later in the summer. Visit or call 713.558.8887 to learn more.

Subscribers are also encouraged to become Annual Members. Forty percent of Theatre Under The Stars’ annual operating expenses are covered by donors. Learn more about all the exclusive benefits available with an Annual Membership donation at!


SEPT. 10 – 22
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Steven Levenson
The winner of 6 Tony Awards, the Grammy Award and the Olivier Award for Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. 

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award® winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, Olivier and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


OCT. 22 – NOV. 3
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics and Book by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Houston get ready to feed your appetite for the macabre this October with a brand new production of Little Shop of Horrors from Theatre Under The Stars!

Follow the story of Seymour, an unremarkable shop boy who discovers a rare and unusual plant that will bring him everything he’s ever wanted, but at what price?


NOV. 29 – DEC. 24
Book by Dan Knechtges and Megan Larche Dominick

Houston’s new favorite holiday tradition returns to fill your season with joy and laughter. 

The Ugly Xmas Sweater Musical is the laugh-out-loud, interactive, hysterically funny musical that thrilled audiences last year. The leaders of Regalia Uniforms invite you to help them save their beloved company from a takeover by an international conglomerate by making the best ugly xmas sweater ever. Come dressed in your ugly Christmas sweater, sing along and walk the runway with us!


Dec. 10 – 29
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Theatre Under The Stars brings you Disney’s magical wintery treat, Frozen, for this holiday season! TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, directs and choreographs a brand-new staging of this smash hit musical.

Enter the icy world of Arendelle where the newly crowned Queen Elsa has accidentally set off an eternal winter. Join her younger sister, Anna, along with Kristoff, Olaf and Sven on a snowy adventure to find Elsa and save the kingdom.

Filled with enough magic, joy and laughter to thaw even the coldest heart, Disney’s Frozen is the holiday treat you won’t want to miss!


Jan. 28 – Feb. 9
Music by Jeff Richmond
Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Book by Tina Fey

Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), composer Jeff Richmond ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and original director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.


Apr. 15 – 27, 2025
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Book by Jessie Nelson
Based on the 2007 film of the same name, written and directed by Adrienne Shelly

Waitress is the smash hit musical loved by many, and we have a brand-new production just for you. An Artistic Collaboration with The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, this heartwarming musical tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a baker and waitress in an abusive relationship with her husband, Earl. After Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she begins an affair with her doctor, Dr. James (Jim) Pomatter. Looking for ways out of her troubles, she sees a pie baking contest and its grand prize as her chance. Featuring music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson, the musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written and directed by Adrienne Shelly.


May 20 – JUNE 1, 2025
Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda
Book by Quara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda

For our final show of the Season, Theatre Under The Stars brings you Lin Manuel Miranda’s first exhilarating musical, In The Heights. 

Enter the vibrant New York City neighborhood Washington Heights, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s here that a bodega owner named Usnavi and his friends dream, hope and work for a bright future.