St. Luke's Health System Will Sponsor TUTS' 2014-15 Season
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today that St. Luke's Health System (SLHS) will serve as the 2014-2015 season sponsor. When TUTS' 47th season begins in September 2014, it will mark the sixth consecutive year for St. Luke's as the season sponsor.
Prior to joining TUTS as the season sponsor, St. Luke's was TUTS' official healthcare partner for three seasons.
"TUTS has thoroughly enjoyed the support of St. Luke's as we have worked to present the best of musical theatre to the Houston audience and expand the musical theatre experience into the community. With St. Luke's as a season sponsor, we look forward to another great year," said John Breckenridge, President and CEO of TUTS.
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is Houston's acclaimed nonprofit musical theatre company whose mission is to enrich life through the experience of quality musical theatre and to positively impact lives beyond the stage through innovative education and community engagement programs. TUTS performs annually in Sarofim Hall and Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center and at Miller Outdoor Theatre. TUTS was the first theatrical organization in Houston to perform free to the public when it was founded in 1968 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park and is the only Houston arts organization that has performed there free to the public every year since the theatre opened. Founded by Frank M. Young and currently under the direction of President and CEO John C. Breckenridge and Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin, TUTS has produced more than 300 musicals including many local, national and world. Through its membership in the Independent Presenters Network, TUTS regularly helps mount shows on Broadway which eventually show locally to Houston audiences. Visit TUTS.com for more info.
About St. Luke's Health System
St. Luke's Health System (stlukestexas.com) includes: St. Luke's Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center; St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital; St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital; St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital; St. Luke's Patients Medical Center; and St. Luke's Hospital at The Vintage. St. Luke's is home to the Texas Heart Institute, which was founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. Affiliated with several nursing schools and three medical schools, St. Luke's Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas named a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence, receiving the award three times. St. Luke's is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives. Catholic Health Initiatives? (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system headquartered in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two academic medical centers; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. Currently, CHI ranks as the nation's third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 85,500 employees. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.