Category Archives: Theatre Under the Stars

A Soaring DREAMGIRLS Triumphs in Houston

[Click any photo to enlarge.] When I first saw the musical, DREAMGIRLS, back in 1982, the Broadway blockbuster was at the beginning of what would become a four-year run on The Great White Way. With the often-thrilling music of Henry … Continue reading

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TUTS Delights from IN THE HEIGHTS

[Click any photo to enlarge] In 2008 a musical called IN THE HEIGHTS exploded on Broadway to begin what would become a three-year run on the Great White Way that has been followed with countless tours of the production that … Continue reading

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AT TUTS: It’s a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS

[Click Any Photo to Enlarge] It was the opening week for the new Theatre Under the Stars production of the ever-popular Broadway musical, MARY POPPINS. Though it was a school night, there was an almost carnival-like atmosphere with the many … Continue reading

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TOMMY TUNE AWARDS : “The Biggest Celebration”

Whenever he was distressed about disturbing current events in the news, it was not uncommon for my late father to announce, “The world is going to hell in a handbasket!” If he could have been with me for the recent … Continue reading

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“JOSEPH” Gives the People What They Want at TUTS

With Spring Break underway for many in surrounding Houston areas, the Theater Under the Stars offering of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT had no opening week shortage of eager young faces looking down to the stage from box seats … Continue reading

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KINKY BOOTS Are Kickin’ in Houston

It is a bit of a fairy tale in its own right, and that may be the source of the joy that now spreads across the theatrical world leaving smiles on the faces of everyone it touches. I refer, of … Continue reading

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“JOHNNY DEPP” Inspires Tour de Force Performance at TUTS

Neatly tucked away in the smaller theater of Houston’s Hobby Center one can find the unusual offerings of the TUTS UNDERGROUND. The company self-describes its productions as, “…edgy, captivating, and occasionally a bit risqué,” and it lives up to that … Continue reading

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