Audrey Morabito

Audrey Morabito 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.


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BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Theatre Under The StarsBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Theatre Under The Stars
Posted: Dec. 15, 2017


BWW Review: GOD'S FAVORITE Highlights Faith & the Human Condition at A.D. PLAYERSBWW Review: GOD'S FAVORITE Highlights Faith & the Human Condition at A.D. PLAYERS
Posted: Jul. 16, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' 50th Anniversary Season Celebrates Houston As Home With OKLAHOMABWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' 50th Anniversary Season Celebrates Houston As Home With OKLAHOMA
Posted: Sep. 14, 2018


BWW Interview: LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professionals in SUMMER SING-THRU SERIESBWW Interview: LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professionals in SUMMER SING-THRU SERIES
Posted: Aug. 3, 2018


BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Places Soul and Spirit On Display at The Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Places Soul and Spirit On Display at The Hobby Center
Posted: Jan. 10, 2018


BWW Review: SISTAS the Musical Showcases Strength & Soul at The Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: SISTAS the Musical Showcases Strength & Soul at The Ensemble Theatre
Posted: Jun. 30, 2018


BWW Review: Interactive JUST DANCE LIVE Experience Thrills Houston Fans at Revention Music CenterBWW Review: Interactive JUST DANCE LIVE Experience Thrills Houston Fans at Revention Music Center
Posted: Mar. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Catastrophic's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Is the Most Beautiful Dysfunction You'll Ever SeeBWW Review: Catastrophic's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Is the Most Beautiful Dysfunction You'll Ever See
October 2, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-Winnng Sam Shepard's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS displays the lives of the working-class Tate family as they navigate everything from suffocating debt, to teenage crime, to marital distress and back again. Checking the fridge for food (that is never there) is a regular routine-turned-ritual in this household that is deteriorating from the inside out. Shepard's play explores what it means to be trapped in the cycle of the starving class. He writes about a family cursed by an outside force, a force that leaves the individuals involved no option to dissociate themselves from the identifying feature of the cursed: the familial bloodline.

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Is Your Imagination Personified at A.D. PlayersBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Is Your Imagination Personified at A.D. Players
September 16, 2018

The year is 1872, the setting is London, and the bet was made at exactly 8:55pm for 20,000 pounds. Or, at least that's how our practical, punctual main character Phileas Fogg would describe the scene. Fogg, a logical and calculated gentleman is willing to bet his entire fortune on the latest claim that with the developments of railways and steam engines, one is able to go around the world in 80 days (I bet you can guess the title of this little play now, huh?). Fogg is so convinced, that he intends to complete the trip himself, with his newly hired servant Passepartout (Braden Hunt), and a few others that get strung into the chaotic voyage along the way.

BWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' 50th Anniversary Season Celebrates Houston As Home With OKLAHOMABWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' 50th Anniversary Season Celebrates Houston As Home With OKLAHOMA
September 14, 2018

In the theatre world, your first time seeing Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! is essentially a rite of passage. You either love it or you don't-and the pendulum can swing either direction depending on the actors, designers, and director's choices. Ever since I sat in my Survey of Musical Theatre class freshman year, watching the 1999 film of Oklahoma! , I've been waiting to see a live production. Whether you are an Oklahoma addict or have never heard of the show before, do your soul a favor andexperience this joyful, unreplicableproduction.

BWW Review:  JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Wrestles With Truth at 4th Wall Theatre CompanyBWW Review: JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Wrestles With Truth at 4th Wall Theatre Company
September 9, 2018

JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN does what 4th Wall Theatre Company does best: explore valid, thought-provoking, true stories that linger on your mind for days following.

BWW Interview: LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professionals in SUMMER SING-THRU SERIESBWW Interview: LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professionals in SUMMER SING-THRU SERIES
August 3, 2018

What do you get what you cross two solution-minded musical theatre lovers with a need to create and a love of collaboration? Husband-and-wife team Luke and Blythe Kirkwood are the prime example of artists that saw a need in the Houston theatre world, and took it upon themselves to fill it. After noticing the wealth of musicals that rarely get to be produced because of their technical challenges or size, the Kirkwoods found a way to bring Houston audiences their favorite musicals in a different form of performance. The result was Summer Sing-Thru Series: a one-night-only concert event that brings all the musical wonder of your beloved Broadway soundtracks to life, with full orchestration by both professionals and high school to college-aged students.

BWW Review: GOD'S FAVORITE Highlights Faith & the Human Condition at A.D. PLAYERSBWW Review: GOD'S FAVORITE Highlights Faith & the Human Condition at A.D. PLAYERS
July 16, 2018

Neil Simon's GOD'S FAVORITE does what I believe good theatre is intended to do: take a multifaceted, complex topic and present it in a humanized, relatable, and entertaining manner. This can take many forms, and GOD'S FAVORITE pinpoints perhaps one of my favorite forms of theatrical communication: framing a meaningful, hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around concept within the familiar language of comedy.

BWW Review: SISTAS the Musical Showcases Strength & Soul at The Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: SISTAS the Musical Showcases Strength & Soul at The Ensemble Theatre
June 30, 2018

Never before have I stepped into a theatre, seen the curtain rise, and then heard the familiar notes of Kelis' 'Milkshake' ring out from the stage. While this song seems out of place for a theatrical context, The Ensemble Theatre's SISTAS showcases a home for it onstage, along with over thirtyother female, African American hit songs from musichistory. In the case of SISTAS, music is not just a component of the performance. Rather, it is a vehicle for tales of historical background, healing, and community.

BWW Interview: Director/Choreographer Patdro Harris & Music Director Chika Kaba Ma'atunde Talk SISTAS at The Ensemble TheatreBWW Interview: Director/Choreographer Patdro Harris & Music Director Chika Kaba Ma'atunde Talk SISTAS at The Ensemble Theatre
June 12, 2018

What do nostalgia, memory, and music all have in common? Not only do they all hold emotional influence over an individual, but they all also happen to be themes present in The Ensemble Theatre's upcoming Regional Premiere, SISTAS: The Musical. Directed and choreographed by Patrdo Harris with Musical Direction by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, SISTAS is a musical journey through emotion and history as five friends heal from a loss. Through the incorporation of popular songs, "this play parallels the story of African-American women and their emerging sense of empowerment".

BWW Interview: Leighza Walker Talks Tenth Anniversary of MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION at Mildred's Umbrella Theater CompanyBWW Interview: Leighza Walker Talks Tenth Anniversary of MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION at Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
May 31, 2018

This June, Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is setting the stage for their tenth annual wildly quirky and delightfully diverse play festival, MUSEUM of DYSFUNCTION. The festival, taking place over the course of two weekends, was founded in 2008 by Mildred's Artistic Director Jennifer Decker as a collaborative outlet for both new and established playwrights alike.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS Delivers Authenticity & Hilarity at 4th Wall Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS Delivers Authenticity & Hilarity at 4th Wall Theatre Company
May 19, 2018

Within the first few seconds of Kim Tobin-Lehl's amusingly frenzied entrance onto the 4th Wall stage in SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS, one word immediately crossed my mind-'authentic'. For the subsequent two-hour performance, authenticity remained to be a theme present in the developed characters, the feel-good storyline, and the entertaining true-to-the-industry moments that any involved theatre individual would be able to relate to. This isn't the first time a theatre newbie has stolen the scene from the star, the first time actresses have gotten catty backstage, or the first time an actress was hired for a role they believed would be much more wonderful than the reality was. However, for wise-guy director Tony (Philip Lehl), his season was indeed going to be one of firsts: He was going to bring Shakespeare to Las Vegas.

BWW Review: KISS ME Explores Interaction & Attraction at Theatre LaB HoustonBWW Review: KISS ME Explores Interaction & Attraction at Theatre LaB Houston
May 1, 2018

Following a striking 150 Houston premieres, delivering top-notch, relevant, contemporary theater that spanned a variety of genres tothe Houston area, Theatre LaB Houston recently opened their final production of Richard Bean's KISS ME.

BWW Review: Interactive JUST DANCE LIVE Experience Thrills Houston Fans at Revention Music CenterBWW Review: Interactive JUST DANCE LIVE Experience Thrills Houston Fans at Revention Music Center
March 24, 2018

As I stood outside the Revention Music Center in downtown Houston on Thursday night with a growing line of enthusiastic Just Dance fans, I did not know what to expect when I walked through the doors. Having played Just Dance for the first time back in my middle school days, I was intrigued by this live event that would bring the memories of my favorite dances, characters, and songs to a stage right in front of me. What welcomed us as we walked in the doors was a completely transformed world where Just Dance, the number one music video game franchise by Ubisoft, had truly come to life before us.

BWW Review: WELL Explores Wellness & Personal Narrative at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre CompanyBWW Review: WELL Explores Wellness & Personal Narrative at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company
January 19, 2018

What truly makes us well? Is wellness some otherworldly notion or mindset that we consciously choose or decide not to choose? How much power does an individual genuinely have over their wellness, or lack thereof? Additionally, how much power does an individual have over the wellness of others? These are the questions that the cast and creatives of Lisa Kron's WELL, currently in performance at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company, ask the audience to consider as they witness a multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community .

BWW Interview: Playwright Vincent Victoria Focuses on Historical Empowerment in THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EARTHA KITTBWW Interview: Playwright Vincent Victoria Focuses on Historical Empowerment in THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EARTHA KITT
January 16, 2018

Parallel to the 50th Anniversary of the activist and entertainer, Eartha Kitt's, notorious visit to the White House in January 1968, Vincent Victoria's new play The Disappearance of Eartha Kitt will be making its world premiere in Houston. The play will detail the whereabouts and life of Eartha Kitt from 1968-1978, as she moved her career to Europe, later returning to Broadway ultimately to be nominated for a Tony Award in her musical comeback Timbuktu .

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Places Soul and Spirit On Display at The Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Places Soul and Spirit On Display at The Hobby Center
January 10, 2018

The Broadway Across America engagement of the 2016 Tony Award Winning Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE presented a performance brimming with soul and spirit to The Hobby Center. Based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel, the show follows the difficult journey of Celie (Adrianna Hicks), a young black mother in early-20th century Georgia. A story of coming of age and growing-into-her-own, Celie navigates prejudice, star-crossed love, motherhood, and a wealth of hurt as she relies on faith and sisterhood to push her through to better days.

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Theatre Under The StarsBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Theatre Under The Stars
December 15, 2017

In partnership with Lythgoe Family Panto, Theatre Under the Stars has opened their family-fun, holiday-filled interactive production Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight to Houston audiences. With a star-studded cast, popular music, and a storybook vibe, Kris Lythgoe's Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight had both the children and the parents in the audience laughing, shouting at the characters onstage, and erupting in applause. This production tells the tale of the cursed Princess Aurora (Lauren Taylor) on the brink of her eighteenth birthday, and the handsome Prince (Garrett Clayton) on the road to his wedding day with the Princess, as the evil fairy Carabosse (Debbie Gravitte) does everything in her power to sabotage the kingdom.

BWW Review: Theatre TCU's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Wealth of Student TalentBWW Review: Theatre TCU's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Wealth of Student Talent
November 30, 2017

For the Fall 2017 semester, Theatre TCU produced a studio season made up of three successful productions. These included Tom Kellogg in B Flat, an original play written by Theatre TCU faculty Member T.J. Walsh, Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, and finally, the renowned classic Fiddler On the Roof (Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick) as the closing show of the semester. It is worth noting that Theatre TCU completely sold out all seven performances for Fiddler On the Roof within a matter of minutes, and when I attended the production it was clear why as soon as the opening number Tradition began. Theatre TCU has proven time and again that they are capable of producing professional, technically thorough productions bursting with youthful student talent.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Electrifies Audiences at The Hobby CenterBWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Electrifies Audiences at The Hobby Center
November 22, 2017

Last night, On Your Feet! opened with a bang to an enthusiastic crowd at the Hobby Center. An electrifying production, On Your Feet! classifies as a jukebox musical a production that weaves together an iconic artist's most popular songs with their biography (often focusing on the rise to stardom) to tell the artist's story through their own lyrics while adding all the elements of musical theatre. These biographical musicals can sometimes lose their footing in a focus either too completely on song or on biographical plot, but directed by Jerry Mitchell with a book by Alexander Dinelaris, On Your Feet! finds balance between a storyline of Gloria and Emilo's lives while being jam-packed with loud, catchy, and thrilling song and dance numbers.

BWW Interview: Director Jacey Little of FEATHERS AND TEETH at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Director Jacey Little of FEATHERS AND TEETH at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company
October 19, 2017

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company is getting set to open their funny and thrilling FEATHERS AND TEETH on October 19th in the height of the Halloween season. Described by Director Jacey Little as fun, quirky, and 1970's vintage , this engaging, entertaining, and unexpectedly heartfelt performance will be the perfect pre-game event for an evening of Halloween antics.

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Mesmerizes Houston Audiences as Theatre Under The Stars' 49th Season OpenerBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Mesmerizes Houston Audiences as Theatre Under The Stars' 49th Season Opener
October 16, 2017

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.



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