It has been more than a decade since my first enthusiastic comments about Houston’s multi-talented actor/singer/director, Steven Fenley, and the treasured Texas Repertory Theatre for which he would play such an important part. He would ultimately serve as Texas Rep’s Artistic Director for many years, before the Houston Chronicle announced the demise of the much-loved company in August of 2016. But there is doubly-good news for Houston now as Fenley not only launches his new non-profit theatrical company, Red Bird Productions, but does so with a special event to benefit the many victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Red Bird Productions is proud to announce its inaugural event, a recovery benefit concert for those hit hardest by hurricane Harvey. The show will be presented on Sunday, October 8th at 4:00pm, and will feature Grammy Award-winning musical artists, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band.
Over 50 years ago Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing together in their hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from those humble beginnings they went on to make musical history that has often landed them at the top of the country music charts. The group’s four-decade career has taken The Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas Stages to White House performances, from Broadway to the Grammy Awards, and always there has been one unifying element…music.
Now these legendary performers come to Houston’s Great Northwest to share their uniquely harmonic vocal style during a concert to benefit the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Appearing in concert at Klein Cain High School’s brand new theater, The Gatlin Brothers will bring to the stage their patriotic and family-friendly brand of country and inspirational music with a special celebration of not only one of country music’s most beloved and harmonic families, but also of the character and spirit of one of Texas’ and America’s greatest cities.
Seating is reserved and tickets range from $45 to $85. Reserve tickets at http://www.redbirdproductions.org or call the box office at 281-583-7575.
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