Theatre

Pride & Prejudice Presented By 4th Wall Theatre Company

This holiday season brings the Houston premiere of one of America's most-produced playwrights, the talented Kate Hamill and her raucous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.

This holiday season brings the Houston premiere of one of America's most-produced playwrights, the talented Kate Hamill and her raucous adaptation of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Hamill penned the Off-Broadway smash adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY that ran for nearly a year at BEDLAM Theatre in NYC to rave reviews. In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, eight actors bring Austen's most famous literary classic to life in a rollicking, festive evening of pure theatricality.

The classic story is that of the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet, who faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?

4th Wall’s production features a cast and crew full of Houston favorites, including actors Justin Doran, Philip Hayes, Philip Lehl, Leslie Lenert, Rachael Logue, Courtney Lomelo, Jeff McMorrough, and Amy Mire, alongside director Kim Tobin-Lehl, scenic designer Ryan McGettigan, lighting designer Christina Gianneli, sound designer Michael Mullins, costume designer Paige Wilson, properties designer Tina Montgomery, and choreographer Krissy Richmond.

4th Wall Theatre Company’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” is generously sponsored by The Liberty Group. It will run November 29 – December 22, 2018, at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. Shows run at 7:30pm on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3:00pm on Sundays. Tickets run from $17 to $53, with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Monday, December 17. There will be cast talkbacks following the Sunday matinees on December 9 and December 16. The play contains some adult language and themes.

Tickets are available on 4th Wall’s website, www.4thwalltheatreco.com.

When:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
Cost:
$17-$53
Time:
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Monday, December 17 at 7:30pm, $17-$53
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Sunday Time & Price:
3:00pm, $17-$53
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PT Development Assistant

DEVELOPMENT
ASSISTANT

Reports to: Development Manager and Executive Director

10-15 hours/week – flexible schedule needed occasionally.

 

Broad
Functions

This position is responsible for gift processing, reporting,
gift acknowledgments, updating the DonorPerfect database and general
administrative duties in support of the development and grant management for
HITS Theatre.

 

Duties
and Responsibilities

Responsible for gift processing and database entry and
maintenance; duties include:

On a daily basis, collecting and entering all donations;

Preparing pledge reminders;

Support campaign mailings and follow-up calls as needed;

Generating and mailing acknowledgments
for all donations;

Entering new constituents, constituent information, and
institutional information into database;

Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of database information;

Scanning documents for storage and grant management; and

Maintaining gift and individual hard-copy files and
information for the audit.

Responding to and completing matching gift substantiation
information.

Researching and compiling supportive documentation for grant
application reviews.

File attachments:
Due Date: Nov 30, 2018
Contact Name: Alexandria Hodge
Phone: 7139043354
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First Suburb


Five preteens teeter on the brink of adolescence when a
shocking and violent act interrupts their insular world of personal struggles
and triumphs. Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter takes us back to the early
’90s in a suburban planned community, the first of its kind in America, for a
subversive, mischievous, and oh-so-familiar (or is it?) look at
childhood. The world premiere of FIRST SUBURB follows last season’s highly
lauded world premiere of Porter’s LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR.  

When:
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 9, 2018
13+
Cost:
Pay-what-you-can
Time:
7:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30pm, pay-what-you-can
Friday Time & Price:
8:00pm, pay-what-you-can
Saturday Time & Price:
8:00pm, pay-what-you-can
Sunday Time & Price:
2:30pm, pay-what-you-can
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Contact Name:
Jennifer Brown
Contact Phone:
832-775-5376

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Directed by Lauren Hainley, and produced
by special arrangement with Nicholas Garelick.

Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays November 8 to 17, 8:00 pm

 HOUSTON, TEXAS (October
, 2018) - Company OnStage presents
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Garelick, and
directed by Lauren Hainley.

 Audience Advisory: Due to mature
themes and adult situations, this show is appropriate for people ages 16 and
up, Plutonians who have passed the time of the Snurggle, and talking orange
cats in bowties.


Absurdist.  Deconstructionist.  Sagittarian.  The works of award-winning playwright Nicholas Garelick have delighted audiences throughout Houston for years.  A graduate of the University of Houston and former President of Scriptwriters/Houston, Nicholas came into the theatre world through the ancient medium of Dungeons & Dragons, and his skill at world-building and an altered view on society have led to some of the most thought-provoking mirth since jesters became obsolete with the invention of the flute.

 

Presented here in a theatrical symphony of laughter and passion are a specially curated selection of some of his favorite short works.  Filled with boundless hilarity, heart-wrenching beauty, and an almost post-sane level of the preposterous, this limited engagement is not one to be missed!

 

Included are some of Nicholas’ most iconic works, including Catching Falling Stars, Death Station Dance Revolution, and Map of the Atoms of the Universe, along with some brand new material, and favorites that have yet to be performed for a Houston audience.

 

With an unparalleled company of actors (Kacie Adams, Audrey Burkhart, Dano Colon, Ty Fisher, Aaron Garrett, Elizabeth Grant, Bailey Hampton, Renata Smith, and Todd Thigpen) and direction from the adequate Lauren Hainley, there is a non-zero chance this will be the best {noun} you've had since [life event]!


The Company OnStage Theater was founded in 1977 by
Joyce Randall-McNally, a former associate director of the Alley Theater, along
with her husband Hank McNally. After being displaced from its home of 33 years
at the now defunct Westbury Square shopping center, Company OnStage has moved
to its new performance home on the grounds of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The Company OnStage is a community theater in every sense of the word. We are
an organization that is 100% volunteer driven - we are members of the community
coming together from all walks of life to provide a service to the community.
Every actor, every director, every member of the production team, every usher,
every box office volunteer, every donor, every patron IS The Company OnStage.
We are committed to serving the community by offering professional quality
performances of contemporary and classic theater for children and adults in an
intimate setting at affordable prices. 

God of Vengeance


God of Vengeance
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Staged Reading with Live Music by Lisa Gutkin
Written by Sholem Asch

Staged reading of Isaac Goldberg’s 1918 English translation of Sholem Asch’s controversial Yiddish play, God of Vengeance, whose initial 1923 Broadway run was closed due to charges of obscenity, and whose story inspired the Tony Award winning play, Indecent, by Paula Vogel. Lisa Gutkin, the Grammy winning composer of the Klezmatics and of the music of Indecent (whose story tracks the history of God of Vengeance) will perform her compositions and arrangements along with local musicians, Donald Jacobs and Velizar Shumanov, including additional new scoring composed especially for this event.

$15 Member | $20 Public


For more information, please contact Amy Rahmani at arahmani@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8197.
When:
Nov 10, 2018
Cost:
$15 Member | $20 Public
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15 Member | $20 Public
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Dear Charlotte


Written by Joy Gregory
Directed by guest artist Christopher Owens

“Jane Eyre,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Agnes Grey”— the novels that mid-19th-century London was mad about. But who were the writers? The book jackets said Acton Bell, Ellis Bell or Currer Bell, but these brilliant writers never showed themselves in London society. Perhaps because they were all pseudonyms of the Brontë sisters: Anne, Emily and Charlotte. While “incognito” could have been the title for their life stories, playwright Joy Gregory brings the brief but vivid time of this famous family to life with glittering theatricality. Their stories have moved generations — come see what moved them.

Additional Showtimes
November 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 at 8 p.m.
November 4, 11 at 2 p.m.

The event will take place at the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre on UH Main Campus.

When:
Nov 2, 2018
Cost:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Thursday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Friday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Saturday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Sunday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
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Chicago: High School Edition


Showtimes:
October 9, 6:00pm
October 10-13, 7:00pm
October 13, 2:00pm

Location:
Denney Theatre at the Montrose Campus
4001 Stanford Street
Houston, TX  77006

Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history! In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
When:
Oct 9, 2018
Cost:
$15-$25
Time:
6:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:00 PM, $15-$25
Wednesday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Friday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, $15-$25
Location:
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Stages Repertory Theatre Seeking Patron Sales Representative

Position: Patron Services Representative  
Reports to: Patron Services Manager  
Status: Part-time, hourly (non-exempt)    

What you’ll do at Stages  
● Build lasting relationships through superior customer service that our patrons will remember for years to come.  
● Be the catalyst that helps us achieve sales goals.   
● Create a patron-friendly experience when selling a single, group, and subscription tickets by phone, email and in person.  
● Provide a smile and great attitude during ticket pick-up prior to performances.  
● Help solve patron challenges by finding creative solutions to ticketing issues.  
● Build and maintain relationships with a personal portfolio of subscribers.  
● Connect with prospective ticket buyers to encourage them to attend upcoming shows and events.  
● Build positive relationships with our team of talented staff and artists.  
● Assist our patrons with any technical difficulties involving our website.  
● Complete daily paperwork, including comp requests and sales reports.  
● Attend at least one performance of each of the shows in our season - preferably the final dress or a preview performance!   
● Other duties as assigned.    

To excel in this job, you’ll need  
● A passion for theatre and the performing arts.  
● Positive, customer-focused approach to work.   
● Flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend work.  
● Detail-oriented and basic computer and phone skills.  
● A desire to work in sales and with patrons is required.   

It’s also great to have 
● Previous sales experience is preferred.  
● Confidence in a variety of business and social settings, and building relationships with people in a wide range of roles and industries.  
● Familiarity with ticketing systems or CRMs.       

Our hiring process  First, send us some information about yourself—anything you think might help us understand who you are and why you’re right for this position. This could include a resume, cover letter, personal website,  LinkedIn profile, video, salary requirements, etc.   

Greg Warrington, Patron Services Manager  Stages Repertory Theatre  3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101  Houston, Texas 77019 gwarrington@stagestheatre.com  September 2018 

If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you to schedule an introductory interview with members of our team. This conversation will help us learn about you, share more about the job and  Stages, and answer your initial questions. From there, we may also invite you to talk with other staff members from positions across the organization so that you have an opportunity to explore Stages’  culture and work environment, and we can get a sense of what you’ll bring to the team.     If we’re right for each other, you can start with us as soon as you’re able!

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The Spooky Ladies of Burlesque Show

The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE show is taking a dark turn for our big Halloween show. Join us as we transform Warehouse Live into the haunted speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! We bring you hours of sexy comedy featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! 


When:
Oct 13, 2018
Doors at 7 | Show at 8 
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Diana of Dobson's by Cicely Hamilton (A Staged Reading)

A little bit of luxury could change your life...

Continuing on its mission to recognize and promote plays by women, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is teaming up with Classical Theatre Company to produce a staged reading of Cicely Hamilton’s DIANA OF DOBSON’S at Chelsea Market Theater on November 5, 2018. Written in the early twentieth century, the play was largely ignored both for its unashamed confrontation of class conflict and the fact that it was penned by a woman. 

DIANA follows a young working class English woman who unexpectedly comes into a large sum of money and decides to live a life of extreme luxury at a Swiss resort while it lasts. During her escapade to the resort town of Pontresina, Diana hobnobs with the aristocratic set, all of whom are completely unaware of her true economic situation. The play throws into sharp relief the effect money, or at least the perception of it, has on people’s expectations and estimation of others. 

"I am delighted to have the chance to honor Cicely Hamilton's intelligent, warm, and timely script with a reading,” said director Elizabeth A. M. Keel, a recent graduate of University of Houston’s MFA program in Theatre and locally renown playwright. “We have assembled a cast of all-star actors who have been seen in beloved productions by one - or both - companies. Much like the play's heroine Diana, Mildred's Umbrella and Classical Theatre Company are inviting you to treat yourself to this unique, one-night-only production."

DIANA OF DOBSON’S runs for one night only, November 5, 2018, at Chelsea Market Theater, nestled between the Museum District and Montrose. A brief question-and-answer session with the actors and director will follow the reading. Tickets are free and reservations may be made at www.mildredsumbrella.com. Donations are welcome and encouraged. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or e-mail info@mildredsumbrella.com.

When:
Nov 5, 2018
A brief question and answer session will follow the reading. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free, donations encouraged
General Categories: 


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