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Reefer Madness

The Garden Theatre

Reefer Madness

Directed by Chris Patton

There is a new menace sweeping the nation, ready to ensnare and seduce the youth and drag them down into a life of sin: REEFER MADNESS!

In this hilarious, over-the-top satire, the high school drama club, led by the gravely stern Lecturer, illustrates the perils of the “leafy green assassin.” They tell the story of Jimmy, a fine, upstanding, All-American boy whose life fell apart because of the evil reefer. Jimmy was a good kid, with a bright future ahead of him. He had a sweetheart whom he loved, the wholesome and sweet Mary Lane. But when Jimmy is tricked into taking his first puff of reefer, his life quickly spirals downward. He begins to neglect his family, his schoolwork, even Mary, in order to spend all his time smoking at the Reefer Den. His addiction leads him to debauchery, sin, and theft. 

Reefer Madness is an irreverent parody of the classic 1930s instructional film full of camp, hilarity, mayhem, and madness.Read more

Aces!

Davis Gordon Gilbert and GiGi Productions

Aces!

5 Extraordinary Women representing the Great State of Texas who did the Impossible! Again! and Again! and Again! and Again!

No other state has been able to produce five title holders that went on to consecutively win the Miss USA title and crown, and place as top finalists in the Miss Universe pageant, as these five women representing the great state of Texas!

There are a lot of actual facts included in ACES!, however the reunion has not taken place… yet!Read more

Appropriate

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Appropriate

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed by Ron Jones

The estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to settle the estate of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a lifetime of their father’s junk and hoarded mementos, a disturbing and horrifying discovery surfaces, confronting the family with more than what to do with a house full of stuff. Can a lifetime of clutter disguise the true nature of what lies beneath?Read more

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Stardust Theater Productions

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Featuring The Songs of Neil Sedaka! Directed By: Jacob B. Kirchoff; Book By: Erik Jackson & Ben H. Winters; Music By: Neil Sedaka; Lyrics By: Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, and Philip Cody

Stardust Theater Productions Presents - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

When Marge is left at the altar, she and her best friend Lois decide to seize the opportunity and go on the honeymoon themselves. Together they find themselves at Esther's Paradise Resort these two best friends navigate new feelings, new settings and new boys. As romance blossoms, crushes had and schemes hatched Marge, Lois and all their newfound companions find that love will keep us together. Featuring the hits of Neil Sedaka, this hit show will have you laughing all throughout the summer. Read more

Tamarie's TEXAS Toast!

The Catastrophic Theatre

Tamarie's TEXAS Toast!

World Premiere, written by Tamarie Cooper & Patrick Reynolds

Tamarie and her merry band of musical maniacs are taking on the great state of Texas. 27 installments of all-new, full-scale original Tamarie Cooper musicals and there’s never been one about Texas? What? We’ve been saving it for you.

Expect huge dance numbers, massive songs, and gigantic belly laughs. Why? Because everything’s bigger in Texas, you tourist. This scorched, humid, political hornet's nest is ripe for spoofing from the collective minds of Cooper and Patrick Reynolds. Bank on douchey Austin tech bros, horny toads, the Alamo, sticker burrs, the TEA, and a certain governor, bless his heart. Plus, all the actual wonders that Texas has to offer: Tex-Mex, big hair, What-a-Burger, and the best city in the Lone Star State, H-Town, Baby! 

Tamarie's Texas Toast is both a toast and a roast of all things Texas. As always, Tamarie will be joined by a live band and a cast of Houston's funniest performers, bringing you an entirely original and completely irreverent musical bonanza. All from the bottom of Tamarie's Texas-sized heart. Read more

While Childhood Slept

The Garden Theatre

While Childhood Slept

Book and Lyrics by Sharon Lands Sheppard; Music and Additional Lyrics by Jo Ellen Hubert

While Childhood Slept is a heart-wrenching original musical that follows the true story of the boys of Home Number One in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin. The children create a secret republic within the camp, publishing their own magazine of art, poetry, and short stories called Vedem. A visit from The Red Cross presents the opportunity to disguise their magazine as a secret message and a means of escape. While Childhood Slept is a story of bravery, determination, and hope with a promise that we will never forget the past and will never allow history to repeat itself.

While Childhood Slept returns after The Garden Theatre's workshop production in 2022, which was produced in partnership with Holocaust Museum Houston, who will return once again as a partner for this production. While Childhood Slept premiered in 1999 in Houston, TX. From there it received an off-Broadway reading, and its finale number, We Will Not Forget, was featured in the documentary Paperclips. In 2005, a revised version with new songs was performed once again in Houston. The Garden Theatre's production in 2022 was the first time the piece had been performed since 2005.Read more

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