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Photo by Michael Stencel
Uniquely Houston速 Around the World with Musiqa Photo courtesy of Uniquely Houston速
Da Camera of Houston Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson Photo by Marco Glaviano
Theatre Under The Stars Jekyll & Hyde Photo by Smallz & Raskind
Visit the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall and Wortham Theater Center. Ride the Capital One Bank trolleys and enjoy live performances on stage, backstage tours, costume trunk, instrument petting zoo, meet-and-greets with performers and an exciting scavenger hunt. All leading up to a free performance by the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall.
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BROUGHT TO YOU BY Alley Theatre Da Camera of Houston Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center Houston Ballet Houston Grand Opera Houston Symphony Society for the Performing Arts Theatre Under The Stars Uniquely Houston速
Alley Theatre Todd Waite as Sherlock Holmes Photo by Jann Whaley
Society for the Performing Arts STOMP Photo by Junichi Takahashi
Houston Ballet Madame Butterfly Photo by Amitava Sarkar
Theater District Open House 2012 Schedule
Check out what the Theater District has to offer today. You’ll discover live performances and fantastic deals on season packages and ticket specials, and take advantage of the amazing performances and cultural offerings on stage daily, right here in Houston. The Houston Theater District is home to the city’s nine world-class performing arts groups and includes surrounding parks, plazas, hotels and restaurants. The Theater District includes four performance venues:
Alley Theatre (Hubbard Stage and Neuhaus Stage) Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (Sarofim Hall and Zilkha Hall) Jones Hall Wortham Theater Center (The Brown Theater and The Cullen Theater) Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines of opera, ballet, music and theater.
Free Houston Symphony Concert at 4 pm at Jones Hall
Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center The cast of the new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables Photo by Deen van Meer
Houston Symphony Graf’s Farewell: A Grand Finale Season Photo by Bruce Bennett
ALLEY THEATRE Noon – 4:00
Alley Theatre activities include backstage tours, theatre games with the Young Performers Studio, stage combat demonstrations, face painting, a costume trunk and more.
HOBBY CENTER Sarofim Hall 12:20 – 12:40 1:00 – 1:20 1:40 – 2:00 2:20 – 2:40 3:00 – 3:20 3:40 – 4:00
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue Gexa Energy Broadway Musical Revue performed by The Music Box Theater Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue Gexa Energy Broadway Musical Revue performed by The Music Box Theater Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Musical Revue Gexa Energy Broadway Musical Revue performed by The Music Box Theater
Zilkha Hall: Spotlight on Uniquely Houston® 12:15 – 12:30 Houston Symphonic Band 12:45 – 1:00 Karen Stokes Dance 1:15 – 1:30 Musiqa 1:45 – 2:00 Dominic Walsh Dance (video) 2:15 – 2:30 Virtuosi of Houston 2:45 – 3:00 Houston Ebony Opera 3:15 – 3:30 Ars Lyrica 3:45 – 4:00 Music Doing Good
Houston Grand Opera Nina Stemme as Isolde from Tristan and Isolde Photo by Bill Cooper
JONES HALL Noon – 3:30
Jones Hall tours provided by the Houston Symphony Houston Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo & Family Concert Arts and Craft activities Society for the Performing Arts (SPA)’s Education Project “Invent an Instrument”
Stage 12:30 – 12:50 1:15 – 1:35 2:00 – 2:20 2:40 – 3:00 4:00 – 5:00
SPA’s Interactive performance by STOMP Cast Member SPA’s Interactive performance by STOMP Cast Member SPA’s Interactive performance by STOMP Cast Member SPA’s Interactive performance by STOMP Cast Member Houston Symphony Concert
In front of Jones Hall 1:00 Shaolin Academy Kung Fu demonstration WORTHAM THEATER CENTER Grand Foyer 2:15 Shaolin Academy Kung Fu demonstration Cullen Theater 12:15 – 12:45 1:00 – 1:30 1:45 – 2:15 2:30 – 3:00 3:15 – 4:00
Da Camera Chamber Music Houston Ballet II Da Camera Jazz Houston Ballet II Houston Grand Opera
Theater District Open House 2012 Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Discover interesting facts about your theater district during the Capital One Bank Theater District Open House Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Answer the questions on the back by visiting the information tables of each of the nine resident arts groups of the Theater District, and at the Capital One Bank tables. Once you’ve correctly answered all the questions, simply tear off this page and submit it at one of the tables in any of the venues for a chance to win theater tickets and more.
Win tickets to The Alley Theatre’s preview performance of Sherlock Holmes
and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center’s performance of Les Misérables
Any 2012-2013 Da Camera of Houston performance Houston Ballet’s The Rite of Spring Houston Grand Opera’s Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
(To Cross the Face of the Moon)
Houston Symphony’s Opening Night with Bolero Theatre Under The Stars’ Peter Pan Society for the Performing Arts’ VOCA PEOPLE Uniquely Houston®’s Deep Sky Objects presented by Musiqa
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Answer these scavenger hunt questions Q: Alley Theatre asks, In the Alley Theatre’s 2012 - 2013 season, what club does Sherlock Holmes join in the new adventure about this iconic and illustrious detective? A: Q: Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center asks, Approximately how many people have seen Les Misérables on stages worldwide? A. 10 million people; B. 20 million people; C. 45 million people; D. 60 million people A: Q: Da Camera of Houston asks, Who are the jazz guitarist and classical guitarist teaming up for a duo performance in Da Camera’s series? A: Q: Houston Ballet asks, Which beloved Disney tale will Houston Ballet recreate in June 2013? A: Q: Houston Grand Opera asks, Name the historic theater where Cruzar la Cara de la Luna opened the season in 2011? A: Q: Houston Symphony asks, What’s the theme of the 2012 - 2013 classical season? Hint: It relates to Music Director Hans Graf. A: Q: Theatre Under The Stars asks, What show on TUTS’ 2012 - 2013 season features choreography by this years’ Tony-Award winning choreographer? A: Q: Society for the Performing Arts asks, What performance group is featured on the cover of the 2012 - 2013 SPA brochure? A: Q: Uniquely Houston® asks, How many awards from the National Endowment for the Arts has Musiqa been awarded for its Discovery Series performances at the Hobby Center? A:
Theater District Open House 2012 Special Ticket Offers Alley Theatre 713.220.5700, alleytheatre.org Best prices of the year. $29 and $21 tickets for select Hubbard Stage performances and seating areas. $21 tickets for select Neuhaus Stage performances. $215 and $325 Alley Theatre 8-Play Packages to select performances and seating areas. $125 Alley Theatre 5-Play Package to select Hubbard Stage performances and seating areas. Subscription package fee waived. In-person offer valid only during Theater District Open House. Da Camera of Houston 713.524.5050, dacamera.com Save 10% off any series or purchase a three-concert package for as little as $70. Choose a package including three of Da Camera’s most appealing chamber music concerts, featuring well-known composers, music and great performers, or three of the most popular jazz performers on the series this season. Enjoy premium seating, exchange privileges and a discount on additional tickets. Gexa Energy Broadway at The Hobby Center 800.952.6560, broadwayacrossamerica.com Gexa Energy Broadway at The Hobby Center features two special Open House offers. Receive a complimentary Les Misérables t-shirt when you are one of the first 50 people to purchase tickets to Les Misérables at the Hobby Center Box Office. One shirt per customer please. Also, receive a complimentary iTunes Broadway Music Collection download with the purchase of any season subscription. While supplies last.
Houston Ballet 713.227.2787, houstonballet.org Get 50% off all dates of Madame Butterfly, Sept. 6–16. Not available for orchestra side front, orchestra side rear, and balcony 2. Houston Grand Opera 713.228.6737, houstongrandopera.org Get 10% off Series F of the HGO season and 25% off Cruzar la Cara de la Luna tickets. Houston Symphony 713.224.7575, houstonsymphony.org Special Open House ticket package offers: Get six concerts for the price of three, plus free parking. Or, get $5 off each family series package. Society for the Performing Arts 713.227.4772, spahouston.org Choose four or more and save up to 50% off your package. Discounts vary per price level, and there are no package discounts for David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, STOMP and Blue Man Group. Plus, get a family four-pack for STOMP for only $100. Theatre Under The Stars 713.558.TUTS, tuts.com Save up to $60 off six-show subscriptions for price levels 2, 3 & 4. Save $50 off six-show subscriptions in price level 5. Uniquely Houston® 713.315.2525, thehobbycenter.org Get a 10% discount for all Uniquely Houston® events purchased during the Theater District Open House.
Houston Theater District in the heart of downtown Houston Alley Theatre 615 Texas Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby Wortham Theater Center 501 Texas Jones Hall 615 Louisiana PRESTON LYRIC CENTRE
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BANK OF AMERICA
RUSK HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
LANIER PUBLIC WORKS
TWO SHELL PLAZA
WALKER CITY HALL
Symbol indicates trolley stop to connect visitors to the performance venues. Stops are located at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall and Wortham Theater Center.
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WORTHAM THEATER CENTER