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Donna Southern

 
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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Kid's Classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB Announced At Main Street Theater Photo Kid's Classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB Announced At Main Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2022

Main Street Theater brings the one and only, E. B. White's dearly loved Charlotte's Web to the stage.

BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY at Main Street Theater Photo BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY at Main Street Theater
by Brett Cullum - Dec 2, 2021

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY is the sort of show that will remind audiences you should do anything but marry without affection.  There is a lot to love in this Christmas play that feels authentically like a gorgeous Christmas coda to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. 

A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS Announced At Main Street Theater Photo A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS Announced At Main Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2021

Main Street Theater brings the warmth and joy of Laura Ingalls Wilder to the stage in A Little House Christmas. Performances will be held at MST's MATCH location, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX  77002:

'Hero' Is Their Middle Name: Entertainment Artists Answer the Call for PPE Photo 'Hero' Is Their Middle Name: Entertainment Artists Answer the Call for PPE
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2020

Costume designers, seamstresses, and performers with sewing skills have joined the effort to manufacture face masks and other personal protective equipment.

Main Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical Photo Main Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical Workers
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2020

Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater (MST). 

Performance Added for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Main Street Theater Photo Performance Added for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Main Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. a?oeThere were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,a?? notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production. a?oeIt is now more important than ever to educate people about the dangers of history repeating itself. The Diary of Anne Frank is so impactful because it speaks to young people who will be the voice of our future and adults who have the power to create change immediately. Anne, while enduring unbearable abuse, spoke of love and hope for the future. By producing Anne Frank, we hope to instill a desire for others to be courageous, speak out and stand up against discrimination and hate.a?? The production will run Sundays, January 26, February 9 & 16 at 2:30pm and February 9 at 7:00pm at MST's Midtown location, 3400 Main St. in Matchbox4. All tickets are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com. Tickets are $16 - $26.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to Main Street Theater Photo THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to Main Street Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. a?oeThere were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,a?? notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production. a?oeIt is now more important than ever to educate people about the dangers of history repeating itself. The Diary of Anne Frank is so impactful because it speaks to young people who will be the voice of our future and adults who have the power to create change immediately. Anne, while enduring unbearable abuse, spoke of love and hope for the future. By producing Anne Frank, we hope to instill a desire for others to be courageous, speak out and stand up against discrimination and hate.a?? The production will run Sundays, January 26, February 9 & 16 at 2:30pm and February 9 at 7:00pm at MST's Midtown location, 3400 Main St. in Matchbox4. All tickets are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com. Tickets are $16 - $26.

Main Street Theater Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Photo Main Street Theater Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is presenting the timely classic, The Diary of Anne Frank based on the iconic book. 'There were over a dozen Anti-Semitic violent incidents in the month of December alone,' notes Vivienne M. St. John, MST Theater for Youth Artistic Director and director of the production.

Main Street Theater Adds Two Performances of THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY Due  Photo Main Street Theater Adds Two Performances of THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY Due to Popular Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2019

Regency romance is back for the holidays at Main Street Theater (MST) with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley-a companion piece to the duo's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley which delighted Houston audiences at MST during the last 2 seasons. Both plays are set in the world of Jane Austen's popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. The Wickhams is all about what's happening downstairs in the servants' quarters while the actions of Miss Bennet were taking place upstairs!

THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY is Adding Performances at Main Street Theater Due Photo THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY is Adding Performances at Main Street Theater Due to Popularity
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Regency romance is back for the holidays at Main Street Theater (MST) with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberleya?"a companion piece to the duo's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley which delighted Houston audiences at MST during the last 2 seasons. Both plays are set in the world of Jane Austen's popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. The Wickhams is all about what's happening downstairs in the servants' quarters while the actions of Miss Bennet were taking place upstairs!