Audrey Morabito has been enthralled with the Houston theatre community her entire life, having attended countless productions at Theatre Under the Stars and Main Street Youth Theatre since she was five years old. Fourteen years later, her love for theatre has grown and she is thrilled to be writing for BroadwayWorld Houston. She currently attends Texas Christian University as a second-year Theatre and Psychology student with a minor in Arts Administration. A lover of big cities, simple words, and the little things in life.
Opening their 49th Season with the enchanting storybook tale THE SECRET GARDEN, Theatre Under the Stars has welcomed Dan Knechtges as Artistic Director to take over the season that predecessor Sheldon Epps put in place. The musical, directed and choreographed by 5th Avenue Theatre's Artistic Director David Armstrong is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's fairytale classic and a book by Marsha Norman, infused with music by Lucy Simon. As part of a pre-Broadway co-production, this Tony Award winning musical will be undergoing refinements made by Armstrong and his creative team.BWW Interview: Director Jacey Little of FEATHERS AND TEETH at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company October 6, 2017
Now launching its second season, Opera In The Heights has announced the 2017-18 lineup for their young professional's arts subscription series, CIRCLE OF FIFTHS, a collaborative project designed to bring awareness of various arts organizations to the enthusiastic, young professional audience member. As discussed below by Founder Paige Myrick, this all-inclusive, diverse arts pass will immerse the audience member in a wide variety of performance genres present in the world of Houston entertainment: music, theatre, opera, and dance.BWW Preview: Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED Addresses Immigration and Cultural Roots at 4th Wall Theatre Company September 5, 2017
Shortly after the recent saddening announcement of 4th Wall Theatre Company's upcoming closure, the spirited troupe of actors, creatives, and theatrical masterminds are hard at work preparing for the opening of award-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar's theatrical work DISGRACED. This Houston premiere will mark the start of 4th Wall's seventh season, and will feature 4th Wall's Co-Founders Philip Lehl as an actor and Kim Tobin-Lehl as director.BWW Review: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT August 14, 2017
On Friday night The Gravity Players opened a courtroom comedy and exploration of faith, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, to a lively audience. Set in the Court of Purgatory, a place of redemption and a 'waiting list' between Heaven and Hell, the audience was to witness trials regarding sinners' placement in Purgatory, as many desired to appeal their judgment to move on to Heaven. Judge Littlefield, played by Paul Menzel, demands Bailiff (Philip Hays) to call the cases, 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Thorseen the Implacable', 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Benedict Arnold', and finally 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot'.BWW Interview: Director Jacey Little Invites All to Uplifting Experience at Horse Head Theatre Company's CHURCH July 25, 2017
Houston's Alley Theatre will open a new musical comedy,FREAKY FRIDAY, on June 2 to will play through July 2.A co-production by La Jolla Playhouse,Cleveland Playhouse, and Alley Theatre, directed by Christopher Ashley, this wild classic has been translated into a contemporary musical comedy based on Mary Rodger's novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey of Next to Normal and If/Then. I spokewithJennifer Newberry,Houston native and avid performer about her performance past growing up in Houston and the striking similarity she has to her character in FREAKY FRIDAY, Gretchen.BWW Interview: Kim Tobin-Lehl of 4th Wall Theatre Co. Talks LOBBY HERO's Social Relevancy May 1, 2017
'Sometimes the greatest show on Earth isn't the one you came to see'. Mister Major and the Minor Wife is a dynamic and haunting original one-act play written by senior Theatre TCU student Devin Berg and directed by senior Theatre TCU student Hannah Wright. A tragic tale of stifling imagination, deep repression, isolation, and twisted forms of love, this play will take hold of your heartstrings and refuse to let go even after the curtain falls in close.