Performing Arts

The Moors by Jen Silverman

Can a mastiff love a moor-hen?

Based on the lives of the famous Brontë sisters, this delightfully dark comedy by Jen Silverman satirizes stiff Victorian mores and the romantic escapism they induce.

Set on the bleak Yorkshire Moors of northern England, THE MOORS centers on two spinster sisters living alone in a manor house with their maid and mastiff. The introduction of a governess and a crash-landing moor-hen, prompts explorations of visibility, isolation and desire among the manor’s residents and the impact of a place both dangerous and beautiful on the human psyche.


THE MOORS received praise from The New York Times on its world premiere production at Yale Repertory: “’The Moors,’ rolls out like the stuff of dreams, with telling passages heightened by surrealistic flights of fancy — including that mastiff and hen in an archetypally pleasing, you-really-ought-to-see-this parable.”


When:
Aug 30, 2018 to Sep 15, 2018
Box office opens 1 hour prior to showtime House opens 15 minutes prior to showtime Seating is first come, first served NO LATE SEATING! No children under the age of 5.  Concessions are available for purchase
Cost:
Pay What You Can, $25 Suggested Admission
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
September 10, 8 pm, Pay What You Can
Thursday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, Pay What You Can
Sunday Time & Price:
September 9, 3 pm, Pay What You Can
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Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop


Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Michelle Schroeder

In this workshop, students will learn popular line dances like Boot Scootin’ Boogie (aka Elvira/Four Corners) and Cupid Shuffle, as well as a few other fun line dances. You will be given step by step instruction and then dance each dance to the appropriate music.

The second half of the workshop you will learn the basic steps for the Two-Step (quick, quick, slow, slow) with a few moves you can add so you will be ready to step out at your next dance adventure!

Requirements:
*No previous experience required
*No partner required (but bring your significant other or friend to two-step with)
*Wear soft soled shoes or boots that won’t stick to the floor (flat, smooth bottom with minimal thread is best). No flip flops and closed toe shoes are best!

$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door


About the Instructor 
Michelle Schroeder is an experienced dance instructor with over 30 years of teaching various forms of dance to students of all ages! Michelle set in motion her love of dance at age three when she began dance lessons at a dance studio in Houston. This passion followed her to Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Dance and finished university life with a Master of Arts in Dance Performance, Instruction and Choreography.

Michelle’s full-time career has been teaching dance in public, fine arts schools throughout Houston for over 30 years. In addition, she has taught social dance styles like two-step, polka, western waltz and jitterbug (east coast swing) to adults for recreation, weddings and special events. Her current love for line dancing has lead her to teach classes throughout the Houston area as well as workshops for various ages and events!

Join Michelle and other dancers and learn some fun Line Dances & Two Step to get ready to dance at a wedding reception or party you might be attending in the near future, dancing at the honky tonk or just for fun and exercise!
When:
Aug 2, 2018
Cost:
Free $10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door
Time:
7:00 pm
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Texas Playwrights Festival

3 Plays, 3 Playwrights, 6 Readings

Que Será, Giant Monster 

by Brad McEntire 
Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn’t bode well, either.

Ganymede 

by Ben Schroth 
Ganymede, is the story of two brothers—one abducted by space aliens and one left behind by the visitors. Enforcers come to take the boy back and, if not for the assistance of a nosy neighbor, our hero would never find love.

Montgomery 

by Stephen Brown 
Megan hates country singer Rick Montgomery, so she and her friend Kimmy have decided tonight’s concert will be his last. As they run from the cops, songs will be sung, people will be shot, and girls will discover the difficulties of revenge.

When:
Jul 26, 2018 to Jul 30, 2018
There are 2 readings with talkbacks of each play, and the playwright will have a chance to revise the script between the readings.
Cost:
$20.00
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, $20.00
Friday Time & Price:
7:00 pm, $20.00
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00 pm, $20.00 and 7:30 pm, $20.00
Sunday Time & Price:
2:00 pm, $20.00 and 7:30 pm, $20.00

Chaos and Cataracts A One Woman Show Starring Brandalyn Gill FEAT.JONATHAN BARRIS AND OTHER SURPRISE MUSICAL GUEST

mental illness drama comedy all portrayed by 5 characters out of one woman

Chaos and Cataracts is a theatrical, poetic, comedy and musically-inclined show. It is three acts performed by Brandalyn Gill, playing FIVE CHARACTERS IN THREE ACTS. Each act is a different aspect of her book "Life:  Short Stories and Poems".THE MAYOR HAS BEEN INVITED :) Each character is responsible for an aspect of the main characaters' life as well as a mirror image of the external environment we all deal with including ourselves. Chaos and Cataracts is an eye-opening play about life and the various ways we can be affected if we are not aware of how we treat one another by mental illness, family drama and through comedy and music, a story is told on how to overcome struggle on every level.  It is a night of networking, food, poetry, comedy, acting and music. Mayor Sylvester Turner has been invited. SPECIAL, LIVE PERFORMANCE BY JONATHAN BARRIS OF OCEAN FIRE MUSIC and more! 

The 2007 Amateur Organization of Karate State Champion, Home School high school graduate by 15; self-published author by 18; Houston Independent School District Endorsed speaker by 19; Fox 26 News Feature for Shantera Chatman's FIRST Annual "Women's Emporwerment Conference"; Downtown Pregnancy Help Center's Spokeseperson, Proud Mother of  one by 21; progressive inrternational radio host community activist  returns for her FOURTH comeback to show her world behind her book ("Life: A Book of Short Stories and Poems") through theatrics and spoken word. Join her for a night of sultry, sensual, freedom, fun, liberty and luscious literary styles protrayed through the stage. THIS is the "BRANDY" you have never met her before. 

*****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; management@brandalyngill.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. *****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; management@brandalyngill.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. 

When:
Jul 7, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
18 or older please. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Location:
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A Musical Cabaret with Mark & Helena Greathouse "You Do Speak English, Don’t You?"

Cabaret, Humor, Czech History, Communism, Music, Concert, Life Music, Accordion, Singing, Jokes, Fun, Event, Ticketed Event

You Do Speak English, Don’t You?

A cabaret style variety show by Mark and Helena Greathouse

GET TICKETS HERE.

FREE for Kids and Students under 18!

Members, who purchase a ticket, can bring a second guest for free!

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Many people don't know what life was like during communism. Could you just enter the a communist country? What if you fell in love with someone? Image how difficult it had to be when Rock Music was already considered to be criminal!

Mark & Helena Greathouse tell their love story in Communist Czechoslovakia in a musical Cabaret. 
A fun narration about the past, when the West met the Iron Curtain.

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Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife musical duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”, a family friendly, lively cabaret style variety show. The core part of the show was first introduced at the 2014 Portland, OR, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. 

Since that time they have taken the show on the road into various places in Oregon, which include Beaverton Historical Society, Lincoln City Cultural Center, The Old Church in Portland, Sherwood Community/Senior Center, Twilight Theater in Portland, Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, Tigard Public Library, Woodburn Senior Estates Club, Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Scio – a town where Czech emigrants arrived in 1898, Woodburn UMC monthly concert series, Cedar Mill Community Library, Beaverton Civic Theatre, etc.  In July 2017 they presented the show in three venues in Texas – the Lyric Theater in Flatonia, the Czech Heritage Museum in Caldwell and the Czech Heritage Museum in Temple.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Helena and Mark have experienced in their lives as a Czech-American couple.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime.  Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song, enhanced by numerous costume changes.  Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, OR, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic.  The show gives the story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here.  A Q and A session follows the performance, with Helena sharing what her life was like growing behind the Iron Curtain and making it to the West.  

Mark and Helena have performed for many years in the Northwest as well as in several European countries. Each began performing in their youth, Mark with his dad on stage in Portland, and Helena on Czechoslovak National Radio and TV in Prague.  Their stage name is ‘GREATHOUSE of Music’ and they have a line of CDs.  

Get Tickets Here.

FREE for kids and students under 18.

When:
Jul 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$18 for adults, Free for students under 18

A Lucky Friday 13th: A COMPLIMENTARY Classical Concert & FREE Movie Night

Free Event, Musical Prodigy, Violin Music, Piano Music, St. Petersburg Quartet

This is your Lucky Friday 13th!

Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY Classical Concert at 6PM (duration: 45 minutes) and FREE Movie Night at 7PM (duration: 90 minutes) on July 13th.

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The Music for World Peace project started in 2016, presented by the Leopold Auer Society, which received USA Congressional Recognition in Sept.18, 2016.

This year the Music for World Peace project, presents members of the world's famous chamber ensemble St. Petersburg Quartet, with violinist, Alla Aranovskaya, and violist, Boris Vayner, pianist, Halida Dinova, and young students from Russia, Uzbekistan and USA (Ohio, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri).

When:
Jul 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
FREE
General Categories: 

Chaos and Cataracts A One Woman Show Starring Brandalyn Gill FEAT. A SURPRISE Musical Guest

mental illness drama comedy all portrayed by 5 characters out of one woman


Chaos and Cataracts is a theatrical, poetic, comedy and musically-inclined show. It is three acts performed by Brandalyn Gill, playing FIVE CHARACTERS IN THREE ACTS. Each act is a different aspect of her book "Life:  Short Stories and Poems". Each character is responsible for an aspect of the main characaters' life as well as a mirror image of the external environment we all deal with including ourselves. Chaos and Cataracts is an eye-opening play about life and the various ways we can be affected if we are not aware of how we treat one another by mental illness, family drama and through comedy and music, a story is told on how to overcome struggle on every level.  It is a night of networking, food, poetry, comedy, acting and music. Mayor Sylvester Turner has been invited. 

The 2007 Amateur Organization of Karate State Champion, Home School high school graduate by 15; self-published author by 18; Houston Independent School District Endorsed speaker by 19; Fox 26 News Feature for Shantera Chatman's FIRST Annual "Women's Emporwerment Conference"; Downtown Pregnancy Help Center's Spokeseperson, Proud Mother of  one by 21; progressive inrternational radio host community activist  returns for her FOURTH comeback to show her world behind her book ("Life: A Book of Short Stories and Poems") through theatrics and spoken word. Join her for a night of sultry, sensual, freedom, fun, liberty and luscious literary styles protrayed through the stage. THIS is the "BRANDY" you have never met her before. 

*****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; emaculatemanagementgroup@gmail.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. *****DRINK SPECIALS ::: RSVP 2 OR MORE PEOPLE, GET 2 FREE DRINKS ON MY TAB****

Delicious Food, Networking, Priceless Chatter and Theatre with a Bit of Rogue Reality!!!

SPONSORS AND VENDORS Contact management; emaculatemanagementgroup@gmail.com, only 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

FREE E BOOK for signing mailing list with purchase of ticket: www.brandalyngill.com. 

When:
Jul 7, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Location:
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Contemporary Showcase

Contemporary Showcase at the G Gallery

A Contemporary Showcase of pieces Houston Brass Quintet has recently premiered or recorded! Featured on the program is a work by Sy Brandon, "Wonderland". This 6 movement work themed on "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carrol will feature narration by actor Askari Mohammad.

When:
Jul 8, 2018
Cost:
Free, but donations encouraged
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:

Origins Phase 1

Pay What You Can Class and Showing with Group Acorde

Group Acorde is excited to welcome Jennifer Mabus as a guest teacher and choreographer to phase 1 of our project, Origins. Come take a contemporary class to live music with her and/or watch an excerpt of the work that she is creating on the company. The piece is a new collaboration between Jennifer, our guest visual artist Andre Amaral, and our artists. In addition to a performance, the showing is an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about the company's unique process. The full piece will be part of Origins, to be performed January 10-12, 2019 at MATCHBOX 1. 


Details:
Friday, July 13 at METdance Company & Center
6:30-8pm-Pay what you can class
8pm-Group Acorde showing-$15(tickets: http://www.groupacorde.org/origins1)
Class participants pay $10
Wine and snacks reception to follow the showing. 

*Generously donating the space for the event
Phase 1 of Origins is made possible by the generosity of Anna B Mccullough and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Kerry Lynch and Dean Slocum Charitable Fund
Art work and graphic design by Andre Amaral
When:
Jul 13, 2018
Cost:
$15.00
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6:30pm Class: Pay What You Can, 8:00pm Showing $15.00

Crimson Vagabond Roadshow

Come out and RAQ with us!

A wild band of performers, musicians and artists who come together to create a tantalizing exhibit to delight all of your senses! An event curated to inspire with live music,fusion, folk & belly dance performances, music & dance workshops, vendors, drum jam, after party and so much more. There is certain to be something for everyone and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile!

This year we would like to welcome our Roadshow special guest, Ava Fleming!!! We are also featuring workshops from some Texas Raq Stars, Raphaella Lua - Belly Dance Instructor & Choreographer, Jam Boss Mr.B of Arcadia TX & The Hands of Fatima.

6th Annual Crimson Vagabond Roadshow
September 7, 8 & 9, 2018, Houston, TX

When:
Sep 7, 2018 to Sep 9, 2018
*Friday September 7, 2018 @ 7:30pmLive Music & Dancing*Saturday September 8, 2018Dance Workshops @ Dauntless Dance and Movement-10am- 12pm Delicately Strong Drum Solo w/ Ava Fleming-1pm - 3pm Improv Delight w/ Ava FlemingDrum Workshops @ Matchouston.org-10am -12pm Intermediate Doumbek w/ Jam Boss Mr.B of Arcadia TX-1pm-3pm Bonfire Jam w/ The Hands of FatimaSaturday Evening Roadshow MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston-6:30pm Doors-7:00pm ShowcaseAfter Party @ 10pm*Sunday September 9, 2018Dance Workshops @ Dauntless Dance-10am-12pm Wheel of Emotion w/ Raphaella Lua - Belly Dance Instructor & Choreographer
Cost:
$10-$60
Time:
7:30 pm to 12:06 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm $12
Saturday Time & Price:
Workshops 10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm $60 Roadshow 6:30pm $25
Sunday Time & Price:
Workshop 10am-12pm $60
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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