TUTS, Broadway at the Hobby Center kicks off summer with Snoopy and Something Rotten

Summer is for relaxing, being entertained and trying new things. Take in a summer musical from Theatre Under the Stars and Broadway at the Hobby Center to get off on the right foot. 

SOMETHING ROTTEN from Jun 6 –11, 2017 at Broadway at the Hobby Center / Sarofim Hall

Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

Their appearance in April 2017 in Durham, North Carolina garnered a review from The News & Observer stating Something Rotten is “fresh, good, sublime, charming, pleasing,” as well as “a homage to musicals, with all the elements of song and dance, and explained with hilarious aplomb.”

For ticket information, go to www.thehobbycenter.org/?q=node/1692.

Something Rotten photo credit: Jeremy Daniel 


Theatre Under The Stars and Texas State University Bring The Peanuts Gang to Houston

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY is a brand new re-imagining of the musical Snoopy!!! (Larry Grossman (music),Hal Hackady (lyrics), and book by Charles M Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, Michael L. Grace).

This musical features Charles Schulz’s iconic Peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Lucy, Linus, and Woodstock, under the guidance of the consummate showman Snoopy, as they sing and dance their way through witty philosophies about love and life as only The Peanuts gang can.

This re-imagined version of the musical Snoopy!!! was developed by the Head of Musical Theater at Texas State University, Kaitlin Hopkins, Broadway choreographer Adam Cates, and composer Larry Grossman in a workshop production by the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance as part of the Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission in spring of 2015.

This new production introduces a new song for Sally with music by the original Snoopy composer Larry Grossman (Minnie’s Boys, Goodtime Charley) and lyrics by award winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown Broadway Revival, Big Fish). With fresh orchestrations and a revised book, audiences can expect The Peanuts characters to dance more than ever before.

Tickets for the show are currently available at TUTS.com or by contacting the TUTS Box Office at 713-558-TUTS (8887).

photos courtesy of TUTS