The 2015-2016 Houston theatre season is about a month away from starting for most local theatres. Before making your season subscription or single ticket purchase, see what you can except from your favorite theatre in the upcoming year.
Alley Theatre has been working throughout the 2014-2015 season to renovate their downtown location. The 2015-2016 season will be the first in their new two-house theatre. Starting the season off, “One Man, Two Guvnors” runs on the Hubbard stage from October 2 to November 1 which is a unique, satirical comedy. “A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas” takes the stage in December to continue the holiday tradition. “The Other Place” takes the Neuhaus stage running October 28 through November 15 and is a melancholy, hard-hitting drama. Another comedy takes the Hubbard stage “Travesties” running March 23 through April 10. A sci-fi crime drama and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize “The Nether” runs on the Neuhaus stage May 18 through June 12. The season ends with an American comedy “Born Yesterday” running June 8 through July 3.
AD Players has an award winning mix throughout their 2015-2016 season. The classic, gritty play “12 Angry Men” kicks off the season running September 2-27. Another gripping drama “Freud’s Last Session” takes the stage running October 12 through November 8. Ringing in the holiday cheer “A Christmas of Many Parts” runs November 24-December 23. Spring brings a mix, starting with the light-hearted “Barefoot in the Park” in January, “The Apostle” in March and something fun “Little Women: The Musical” ending the season in June.
Stark Naked Theatre Company has four great productions for their 2015-2016 season including a Texas premiere. “Small Mouth Sounds” kicks off the season running September 1-26 which takes a look at the old adage “silence speaks louder than words”. For the holidays, “Ho Ho Humbug” takes the stage running December 1-23. Be sure to check their website because the holiday production will offer an extended run, be sure to check the dates. “Virginia Woolf” kicks off the spring season running March 4-26. Finally, “Saint Joan” a Texas premiere finishes out the season June 3-18.
The Catastrophic Theatre offers an alternative to the normal theatre experience. Their productions are often gritty and hard hitting looks into the bleakest or most comedic moments of human life. Tickets are always pay what you can and after each production is refreshments and the audience can mix and mingle with the cast. Remaining for the 2015 season, the gripping dramatic love story “The Danube” runs September 25 through October 17. Ending 2015 is a regional premiere of a heartbreaking, complicated look into our complacent culture and our ideals of beauty with the dramatic play “Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy”.
Be sure to visit each theatre’s website to get all ticket and production date information. To see what other local theatre’s have upcoming, be sure to check out last week’s article which included TUTS and TUTS Underground, Broadway Across America at the Hobby Center, Main Street Theatre and Stage’s Repertory Theatre.