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Hailing from Houston, Texas, Laurel was born into a family of artists and musicians, planting her in the perfect place to cultivate a love for and drive to create music. Starting at a very early age, Laurel was always dressing up as her favorite characters and living out new stories for them that ... (read more)
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Hailing from Houston, Texas, Laurel was born into a family of artists and musicians, planting her in the perfect place to cultivate a love for and drive to create music. Starting at a very early age, Laurel was always dressing up as her favorite characters and living out new stories for them that ... (read more)
College of the Mainland Community Theatre to Return to the Roaring '20s with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With big musical numbers, singing and the Charleston, "The Drowsy Chaperone' recreates the best of Broadway at College of the Mainland Community Theatre July 14-31. When the show's narrator puts on the record to his favorite musical, the characters pop to life in his apartment. (more...)

College of the Mainland Community Theatre to Return to the Roaring '20s with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

With big musical numbers, singing and the Charleston, "The Drowsy Chaperone' recreates the best of Broadway at College of the Mainland Community Theatre July 14-31. When the show's narrator puts on the record to his favorite musical, the characters pop to life in his apartment. (more...)

Photo and Video Flash: Behind the Scenes at a Master Class with Beth Leavel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel prepared five talented performers -- Kristen DelBosque, Mark Jammal, Priscilla Milliner, Lauren Santana, and Laurel Smalley -- for careers in theatre in a special Straight From New York documentary. Watch the video below, plus scroll down for photos from the workshop! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Eklektix Theatre Company's RENT is Exciting and Vibrant
by David Clarke - Aug 10, 2013

When Jonathan Larson's RENT moved from the New York Theatre Workshop, its Off-Broadway home, to the long dark Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996, a swarm of hype surrounded it. The rock musical had already won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and would become the biggest surprise of the 1995-96 Broadway theatre season. Its Broadway run gained glowing reviews from the press and prestigious awards, such as the Tony Award for Best Musical. RENT quickly became the musical to see. It appealed to the MTV generation as well, bringing in scores of youths who had never fallen for the art form before. The show was the OKLAHOMA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and CAROUSEL for a whole new generation of theatergoers. RENT found more success in multiple National Tours and international productions. The material was adapted into a mildly successful musical film in 2005, which starred many members of the original Broadway cast. Eventually, it became harder and harder for the show to fill the 1,173 seats at the Nederlander Theater. RENT closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eklektix Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is Sensationally Fabulous
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - Jun 30, 2013

The best part about summer is the fun, frivolous pot-boiling productions that many companies offer to enchant and beguile audiences. The Eklektix Theatre Company, fresh off of celebrating their one year anniversary in Houston, is kicking off their Summer Stock season with a tremendously amusing and entertaining production of Richard O'Brien's cult favorite, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Eklektix Theatre Company's SPRING AWAKENING - IN CONCERT is Zesty and Raw
by David Clarke - Jun 1, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company is celebrating a year of producing theatre in Houston with a concert production of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's SPRING AWAKENING. A fully staged version of the musical was their inaugural venture in Houston, so this production which only runs for two performances is a big celebration of themselves and all forms of independent theatre in the greater Houston area. In fact, following the performance Executive Artistic Director, Bryan-Keyth Wilson made a curtain speech imploring the audience to support his colleagues and peers at Bayou City Theatrics, Stark Naked Theatre Company, and others. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Eklektix Theatre's First SPRING AWAKENING Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company will present a 2-night-only concert staging of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater rock musical Spring Awakening on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Houston's Barnevelder Movement Arts Center, 2201 Preston St. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's first rehearsal below! (more...)

Eklektix Theatre Presents SPRING AWAKENING in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company will present a 2-night-only concert staging of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater rock musical Spring Awakening tonight May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Houston's Barnevelder Movement Arts Center, 2201 Preston St. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eklektix Theatre Opens SPRING AWAKENING; Check out Cast in Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company will present a 2-night-only concert staging of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater rock musical Spring Awakening tonight, May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Houston's Barnevelder Movement Arts Center, 2201 Preston St. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's first rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Eklektix Theatre's First SPRING AWAKENING Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company will present a 2-night-only concert staging of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater rock musical Spring Awakening on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Houston's Barnevelder Movement Arts Center, 2201 Preston St. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's first rehearsal below! (more...)

Eklektix Theatre to Present SPRING AWAKENING in Concert, 5/31 & 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

The Eklektix Theatre Company will present a 2-night-only concert staging of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater rock musical Spring Awakening on May 31 and June 1, 2013 at Houston's Barnevelder Movement Arts Center, 2201 Preston St. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces 10th Annual Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

John C. Breckenridge, President and CEO of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), announced today the nominations and presenters for TUTS' tenth annual Tommy Tune Awards which will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Developed by TUTS, the Tommy Tune Awards honor musical theatre excellence at the high school level. (more...)