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ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019


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INTRODUCTION

A LETTER FROM RANDY and The River continued to provide a unique artistic learning experience for our students. A number of students from both schools were cast in our mainstage productions, as well as in Seussical. We’re just beginning to see the real impact of our schools, and I know we’ll continue to grow and build upon our successes as both programs move into the next 50 years. The investment we’re making in these two programs is a vitally important part of the mission of TUTS. We are also just beginning a partnership with the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for the 2019/2020 academic year, where TUTS Teaching Artists will collaborate with the HSPVA Theatre Department to engage students in a musical theatre curriculum developed specifically for this partnership. Theatre Under The Stars, Houston’s home for musical theatre, continued to evolve and build upon our legacy during the 2018/2019 season. Our 50th Anniversary was a seminal moment for the organization, where we self-produced every single show, celebrated our rich history with numerous events, and created a launchpad for the organization as we enter the next 50 years. We ended the season on an all time high artistically, and received great reviews for all six productions, showcasing a level of artistry that can only be experienced at TUTS. We were nominated in five categories for the 2019 Houston Press Theatre Awards, and we won for Best Musical (Ragtime), Best Choreographer (Oklahoma!), Best Director for a Musical (Ragtime), and BEST OVERALL SEASON! We also saw our Spotlight Series really take off during the season — it’s a wonderful way to introduce your friends and family to the magic of TUTS. Our “meet and greet” sessions held at the beginning of each show’s rehearsals bring together entire casts and creative teams, along with TUTS staff and Board members. If you haven’t attended these programs yet, please add them to your calendar for the upcoming season. On the community engagement front, we definitely moved into a new realm with our first Public Works Houston production, Seussical, at Miller Outdoor Theatre during July. We had more than 100 people involved in the show from a variety of community partners, as well as Broadway performers and our own students. The enormous impact of this program will continue to inspire us all as we work with our community partners during the upcoming season. This event is in many ways the fulfillment of Frank Young’s vision of a show for all of Houston, demonstrating what’s possible when we all work together; and I think it’s a fitting celebration of his legacy. In addition, our educational programs at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre

The Tommy Tune Awards was more exciting than ever, with a larger group of 51 schools from the Houston area included. For those who haven’t attended this event, you don’t know what you’re missing. The energy in the theatre is unbelievable, and the exuberance of so many young people in attendance, cheering on their colleagues, is truly amazing. On top of everything else, the crown jewel of the season may have been our annual Gala, chaired by Leticia & Steve Trauber, and Cheryl & Louis Raspino. After many years of hosting the gala at the Hobby Center, we made the decision to move the event offsite to the Post Oak Hotel, where we could increase attendance. Idina Menzel performed beautifully, along with students from the Humphreys School and The River, and several local artists. It was an amazing event, and clearly the best gala of the season, where we set a record for attendance and fundraising. As we close out our 50th Anniversary Season our leadership team of Hillary Hart (Executive Director) and Dan Knechtges (Artistic Director) are working to develop a strategic plan that will launch us into the next 50 years. It’s an exciting time at Theatre Under The Stars. When I began my term as Chair of Theatre Under The Stars two years ago, I was fortunate to follow Amy Pierce, who worked tirelessly on behalf of TUTS during a time of great challenge and transformation. It’s been my honor to serve as the Chair of TUTS, working alongside my fellow board members and the talented staff at TUTS; and I’m extremely pleased with the direction of the organization. I’m also confident that my successor, Frank Jones, will be a strong leader and advocate for TUTS as we begin our journey into the future. The best is yet to come!

RANDALL D. STILLEY BOARD CHAIR

2018 – 2019 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Randall D. Stilley Dennis Baldwin Guy Buckley Steven L. Burkett* June Deadrick C. Gregory Harper* Hillary J Hart Franklin D.R. Jones Jr. Dan Knechtges Roxann S. Neumann Amy G. Pierce* Julie Baumgarten Pradel Louis A. Raspino Quentin L. Smith John Tobola Stephen M. Trauber* 2018 – 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joel M. Androphy Robert Jay Binstock John Christmann Sigmund L. Cornelius Joffre J. Cross, II Molly Crownover Connie Dalton Douglas A. Dawson Marcela Donadio Michael P. Donaldson Greg Engel Dr. Connie Faro Henry Florsheim Monica Fulton Angela D. Gildea Mary Beth Gracy Robert G. Gwin Dallas Hall Reginald D. Hedgebeth James W. Hickey Edward L. Jaroski Lu Ann Katz Jay Landa Beth Looser Penny Requa Loyd Bart McAndrews Paula McCann-Harris Patrice McKinney Scott McReaken Philip A. Morabito Daryl Morey Shelly Mulanax Bret Oliver Meredith Philipp-Tcholakian Elaine Pickle Clint Rancher Alan Ratliff Robert J. Scheinerman Brandon L. Sear James A. Shaffer Adrian D. Shelley Yogi Sheth Jeff Smith David F. Taylor* Trent D. Tellepsen Paul-David Van Atta Caroline Verot Moore Don Wallette Larry E. Whaley Margaret Alkek Williams Dennis M. Wittry ADVISORY BOARD Roselle Baldwin Dr. Margaret (Meg) Basu Adrienne Brown-Franklin Nancy Brownlee Jenée Jongebloed Bobbora Marno DeJong Ursula Edwards Shawnell Holman Paige May David Peck Sean Kevin Roark Gavin H. Smith James L. Tribble Hector Villarreal Bruce Vincent Carrie Woliver * Indicates Past Chairperson


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A LETTER FROM DAN

Our 50th Anniversary season was one of the most successful seasons artistically for Theatre Under The Stars in quite some time. We strived to make sure every show and detail was up to a Broadway level. I think our audiences were rewarded with that! The season started off with a historic collaboration with Houston Ballet on Oklahoma with over 60 folks on stage celebrating that seminal show’s 75th anniversary. The Wiz was a gender-bending trip down the yellow brick road that won a Houston Chronicle shout out as a top show for 2018. Disney’s Beauty and The Beast broke box office records as it returned home 25 years to the date that it premiered here in Houston. Mamma Mia! was a blast of fun and sun in the depths of winter that got the audience up on its feet, dancing in the aisles. Ragtime challenged and moved our audiences all while setting a high new standard for TUTS. The mainstage season ended with the special presentation of Jerome Robbins' Broadway that had 47 dancers performing Robbins’ exquisite and demanding choreography. All of this hard work resulted in several nominations and wins at the Houston Press Awards including Best Choreography for Stanton Welch on Oklahoma!, Best Musical for Ragtime, Best Musical Direction for Marcia Milgrom Dodge on Ragtime, and Best Season for our entire 50th Anniversary Season. A stamp of approval for TUTS within the community. Something we can all be proud of! Our summer show at Miller Outdoor Theatre was relaunched this year through our new initiative, Public Works Houston, and Seussical. We did year-long community engagement programming with four community partners – New Hope Housing, Wesley Community Center, Dress for Success Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston. Members of those community partners auditioned, and were cast alongside six professional actors,

and students from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and The River to make the company of the show. Being able to present a production of this magnitude and organizing all the details, was the greatest logistical accomplishment of the season. Our team figured out casting, transportation, procuring extra bathrooms and dressing room space for cast, catering, and management of personalities with flying colors. For those who were able to see it in the park, you know that Theatre Under The Stars returned to its mission of service through high quality musical theatre. Lives of cast members, and I believe the audience, were changed. Our students in the Humphreys School and The River continued to have banner years as well. We had an incredible Education Celebration with Vanessa Williams singing with our students, and raising money for the schools and scholarships. We had a record number of students in all of the shows this year. Oklahoma!, in addition to being a collaboration with the Ballet, provided the opportunity to include 10 students not only from our schools, but also 10 students from Houston Ballet’s school creating a beautiful collaboration. The Wiz had five students in the ensemble. Beauty and The Beast had a whopping 35 students including our first ever principal student from The River – Brennan Emeka as “Chip.” Mamma Mia! and Ragtime included 10 students each, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway included 11. This year’s Inclusive Arts Showcase was so moving and excellently put together by Eileen Edmonds and Rozie Curtis. The Year In Review for the Humphreys School was directed by Cliff Alexander and had a Broadway Revue theme. The kids did so well! Rachael Logue and Mikeitta Williams put together a wonderful production of The Addams Family at Miller with over 35 students participating. The year ended with some great summer camps, and a

week-long intensive with Broadway Dreams, where our students worked with Broadway professionals, and shared the stage with them in a fun performance. Our Community Engagement programs, outside of Public Works Houston, also continued to thrive this year. Our Spotlight program was well attended, and was live streamed for the first time this year. The Tommy Tune Awards had a record-breaking 51 schools participating and a very successful show this year, which came in under a tight two hours. This year, through the Tommy Tune Awards, we also awarded more scholarships than any other awards show in the country with a total of $75K going to further students’ pursuit of the arts in higher education. Looking into the future, we have two amazing new programs that are starting this year. First, Arts In Medicine, a partnership with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, that focuses on creating arts experiences for children in hospitals. Second, a new partnership with Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where TUTS will be designing the musical theatre curriculum for students at HSPVA — a worthwhile community partnership. We had an incredible year celebrating our 50th Anniversary. As we move into our 51st year as Houston’s home for musical theatre, we will continue to bring light to the importance of the arts in Houston.

DAN KNECHTGES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

"We had an incredible year celebrating our 50th Anniversary. As we move into our 51st year as Houston’s home for musical theatre, we will continue to bring light to the importance of the arts in Houston."


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INTRODUCTION

MISSION STATEMENT

VISION

Theatre Under The Stars, Houston’s nonprofit home for musical theatre, is dedicated to enriching lives through innovative musical theatre, inclusive educational curriculum and dynamic community engagement.

Founded by Frank M. Young in 1968, Theatre Under The Stars was created to serve the Greater Houston community through producing timeless classics and creating/developing new and innovative musical theatre. We will build upon this legacy and identify, cultivate, and nurture innovative programming, steward our long-time supporters, cultivate new audiences and future artists, arts patrons, and supporters.

COMPANY VALUES ENGAGING

INCLUSIVE

TUTS engages, entertains and inspires our community by creating musical theatre supported by related programming and educational experiences of the highest quality, reflecting the breadth of our theatrical art.

Inclusive of diverse peoples, cultures, traditions, and ideas, TUTS breaks down barriers to the craft of musical theater by practicing equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of our organization.

COLLABORATION

RESILIENT

TUTS practices authentic and transformative community collaboration with arts partners, educational institutions, government agencies, and other nonprofits.

Through conscientious stewardship of all human and financial resources, we operate all aspects of our business responsibly, thereby fostering community confidence and support.

TRANSPARENT

INSPIRED

TUTS demonstrates the highest standards of governance, management, communication, and operational practice.

TUTS provides a creative, artistic, and institutional culture to inspire and fulfill our most valuable asset, our stakeholders - including staff, board, and guest artists.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMING REACH As a 501c3 performing arts organization, TUTS is dedicated to breaking down barriers to access by focusing on inclusivity, education, and community engagement through a commitment to artistic excellence, programs in the community, technique-based curriculum at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and explorative, creative life-skills at The River. Our robust education and community engagement programming reaches widely across the Greater Houston Area, serving more than 900 households each year. Metrics taken within a 25 mile radius of 77024. Entities served is determined by the amount of individual households and schools that participate in the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, The River, and Community Engagement programming.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019 STAFF

2018 – 2019 STAFF Executive

Production

Finance

Courtney Chilton

Artistic Director Dan Knechtges

Costume Shop Manager Colleen Grady

Finance Manager Troy Jasmin

Branson Cobb

Executive Director Hillary J Hart

Artistic Associate Olson Scott Kelly

Finance Associate Jonathan Whiting

Director of Education Clifford D. Alexander

Production Coordinator Skye Krienitz

Community Engagement

Joseph Dixon

Program Coordinator Rebecca J Hopp

Kathy Elder

Director of HR & Administration Bobbi Brand Director of Community Engagement Sara Brunow Assistant Director, Education The River Eileen Edmonds Associate Artistic Director/ Director of New Works Megan Larche Dominick General Manager Dan Krohne Director of Development Amy S. Lampi Director of Finance Joel Szulc Director of Marketing and Communication Kyle Young

Development Special Events Manager Susan Aldworth Development Coordinator Lorielle Anderson Donor Records Manager Faye Hosein Corporate Giving Manager Jordan McPhail Institutional Giving Manager Isabel Nart Annual Fund Manager Andrea T. Romero Development Coordinator, Events Emily Manck White

Travis Coombs Jonathan Craft

Marketing Audience Development Manager Elizabeth England Graphic Designer Laura Hagen Communications & Public Relations Manager Lisa Holmes Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications Zachary McKenzie Associate Director, Patron Development & Marketing Operations Patrick Plunk Graphic Designer Erick Velazquez Group Sales Coordinator Courtney Wilson

Assistant Manager, Box Office Ashlei Kennedy

Rozie Curtis Melissa Dightman

Amy Evans Nick Farco

Education Manager of Education, HSMT Mikeitta Williams Coordinator, Education Registrar Calvin Hudson Education Assistant, Andria Ngyuen Program Coordinator, The River Hilary Hartman Pircher

Laura Finger-Duggan Betsy Fisher Melanie Flanagan Faith Fossett Daryle Freeman Cynthia Garcia Kaundria Gay Adam Gibbs Dylan Godwin Amy Hohulin Roshunda Jones Maureen Kelley

HR & Administration Payroll and Benefits Coordinator Lynne Fredrichsen

Michelle Kendrick Blythe Kirkwood Luke Kirkwood Leslie Lenert

Receptionist Shamica Palmer Executive Assistant/ Board Liason Ali Van Horn

Rachael Logue Cathy Marmolejo McKenna Marmolejo Michael Mertz Shanae'a Moore

Box Office Patron Sales Representative Brianna Dixon

Juan Sebastian Cruz

Encore Boutique Manager Suzanne Tidwell

Michael Morrison Oulimata Niang McCoy Rasco Ally Scott Lyndsay Sweeney

Teaching Artists

Katey Tidwell

Hiko Addison

Evan Tsitsias

Oscar Arenas

Maggie Vaughn

Patron Services Representative Erin Urick

Laura Babbitt

Alli Villines

Helayna Barber

Adavion Wayne

Shift Supervisor Rachel Watkins,

Amy Barnes

Anne Weise

Eboni Bell

Dana Welch

Samantha Binstock

Peyton Welch

Patron Services Representative Megan Goodlett

Melanie Bivens

Brooke Wilson

Patron Services Representative Valerie Hanna

Alan Brincks

Box Office Manager Anthony Martinez

Stephanie Blue Beri Brown Gloria Brown

Patron Services Representative Erek Jahn

Lorena Brown

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CATEGORY PRODUCTION

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN OKLAHOMA! Music Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II Director Kevin Moriarty Choreographer Stanton Welch AM Music Director Kimberly Grigsby Costume Designer Karen Perry Lighting Designer Jason Lyons Sound Designer Andrew Harper Casting by Stewart/Whitley, Paul Hardt Produced in artistic collaboration with the Houston Ballet.

THE WIZ Music & Lyrics Charlie Smalls Book William F. Brown Director Robert O’Hara Choreographer Bryon Easley Music Director Darryl G. Ivey Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood Costume Designer Dede Ayite Lighting Designer Alex Jainchill Sound Designer Andrew Harper Hair and Makeup Designer J. Jared Janas Projection Designer Aaron Rhyne Casting by Stewart/Whitley, Christine McKenna

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Music Alan Menken Lyrics Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book Linda Woolverton Director & Choreographer Chris Bailey Music Director Stephen W. Jones Scenic Designer Kelly Tighe Costume Designer Colleen Grady Lighting Designer Rob Denton Sound Designer Andrew Harper Hair and Makeup Designer Gerard Kelly Casting by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA


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MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus Book Catherine Johnson Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer Director Dan Knechtges Choreographer Jessica Hartman Music Director Stephen W. Jones Scenic Designer Tim Mackabee Costume Designer Leon Dobkowski Lighting Designer Jason Lyons Sound Designer Andrew Harper Projection Designer Greg Emetaz Casting by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA

RAGTIME Book Terrence McNally Music Stephen Flaherty Lyrics Lynn Ahrens Director & Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge Music Director Brad Haak Scenic Designer Kevin Depinet Costume Designer Santo Loquasto Lighting Designer Matthew Richards Sound Designer Andrew Harper Projection Designer Kevan Loney Hair & Makeup Designer Dave Bova Casting by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA

JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY By James M. Barrie, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Bock, Sammy Cahn, Moose Charlap, Betty Comden, Larry Gelbert, Morton Gould, Adolph Green, Oscar Hamerstein II, Sheldon Harnick, Arthur Laurents, Carolyn Leigh, Stephen Longstreet, High Martin, Jerome Robbins, Richard Rodgers, Burt Shevelove, Stephen Sondheim, Joseph Stein, Jule Styne Director Cynthia Onrubia Production Supervisor Chris Bailey Music Supervisor Michael Horsley Scenic Designer Ryan McGettigan Costume Designer Colleen Grady Lighting Designer Jason Lyons Sound Designer Andrew Harper Hair and Makeup Designer Gerard Kelly Flying Effects ZFX, Inc Casting by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA

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CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY OF MUSICAL THEATRE Theatre Under The Stars has spent the past 50 years serving the Houston community from our first performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre to the more than 300 productions TUTS has staged at Miller, The Music Hall, and now at the Hobby Center. With our 50th Season, we built upon the legacy of our founder, Frank M. Young, and confidently stepped forward into the next 50 years! Our 50th Anniversary Season was not only a year-long salute to the best musical theatre in Houston and beyond, we also launched Public Works Houston, community projects and expanded our reach into classrooms across the Greater Houston area. Furthermore, we expanded our accessibility program, No Boundaries, as part of our continued mission to make theatre accessible for everyone. Our No Boundaries program provides Open Captioning and Audio Described performances for each production, as well as Touch Tours and specialized workshops. This season, for the first time, Theatre Under The Stars offered an American Sign Language Interpreted (ASLI) performance for each production throughout the season. Theatre Under The Stars opened its 50th Anniversary Season with an epic production of Oklahoma! During the show’s run, TUTS celebrated its 50th birthday in style with the cast of 62 onstage as the packed house joined the cast in singing “Happy Birthday.” The whole 50th Anniversary Season from Oklahoma! to Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, was a celebration of everything that makes musical theatre great.

“My immediate vision is to reengage Houston and TUTS audiences in a higher level of artistic excellence here and really make musical theater important to them, not only as fun entertainment, but as necessary for them as audience members living in Houston.” “The grand scheme is to make a home for artists to create work that originates here and then we take to a greater audience, the world.” Dan Knechtges, Artistic Director Arts+Culture Texas Magazine “New Leader, New Focus: Theatre Under The Stars Returns to its Houston Roots” by Tarra Gaines


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EDUCATION

Since 1972, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre has been committed to providing the Houston area with the very best in theatrical training and performing arts education. It is the goal of the Humphreys School to provide all students who walk through its doors with not only a positive and memorable experience, but also with a greater understanding of musical theatre and of themselves.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT FALL 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT 201 CLASS SLOTS

SUMMER 2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT 347 CLASS SLOTS

ACADEMY 18/19 213 CLASS SLOTS

SPRING 2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT 128 CLASS SLOTS CLASS SLOTS FILLED 889

TUITION REVENUE

ETHNOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN

FALL 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT $36,440 ASIAN/ PACIFIC ISLANDER 2% TWO OR MORE 10%

SUMMER 2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT $104,545

NOT SUBMITTED 2%

SPRING 2019 OPEN ENROLLMENT $29,775 ACADEMY 18/19 ENROLLMENT $316,983

AFRICAN AMERICAN 13%

TOTAL TUITION REVENUE $487,743

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FALL $24,564.50

SPRING $500

SUMMER $5,447.25

LATINO 6% CAUCASIAN 67%

TOTAL AWARDED $30,511.75

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Music & Lyrics Andrew Lippa Book Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Director Rachel Logue Choreographer Mikeitta Williams Musical Director Adavion Wayne Scenic Designer Will Leonard Costume Designer Colleen Grady Lighting Designer Mark Grady Sound Designer Andrew Harper


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STUDENT PARTICIPATION THIS YEAR HAD A RECORD NUMBER OF HUMPHREYS AND RIVER STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN ALL OF OUR MAINSTAGE SHOWS. Oklahoma!, in addition to being a collaboration with the Ballet, provided the opportunity to include 10 students not only from our schools, but also 10 students from Houston Ballet’s school creating a beautiful collaboration. The Wiz had five students in the ensemble. Disney's Beauty and The Beast had a whopping 35 students including our first ever principal role by a student from The River – Brennan Emeka as “Chip.” Mamma Mia! and Ragtime included 10 students each, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway included 11.


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EDUCATION

The River provides an accessible, affordable fine arts education for individuals with disabilities and their siblings. The River believes everyone deserves the richness of an arts education. PROGRAMING BREAKDOWN SATURDAY PROGRAMMING 85 STUDENTS Over 249 Class Placements in Art, Dance, Acting and Music

SUMMER CAMP 103 STUDENTS Students with disabilities were served in Summer Camp for 235 class placements

COMMUNITY ARTS RESIDENCIES 2,211 STUDENTS Students with disabilities participated in River arts residencies at schools, hospitals, and community-based organizations

AGGREGATE PARTICIPATION 2,399 STUDENTS

ETHNOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN

ASIAN/ PACIFIC ISLANDER 8% AFRICAN AMERICAN 17%

LATINO 23%

TWO OR MORE 8% NOT SUBMITTED 2%

CAUCASIAN 42%

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Arts Program Partners Avondale House The Arbor School The Caroline School Center for Hearing and Speech Friends of Down Syndrome HealthBridge Hospital Houston Center for Photography Houston Independent School District Houston Museum of Natural Science The Monarch School Next Step Transition Center The Rise School Texas Children’s Hospital

Performance Project Partners Houston Commission on Disabilities Health Museum Houston Symphony KNOWAutism Foundation Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Mayor’s Office of Special Events Second Act Theatre West University Little League Challenger Division

SCHOLARSHIPS In the 2018-19 season $16,937.50 in scholarships from The Binstock Fund were awarded to 41 recipients with disabilities to enroll in The River.

4TH ANNUAL INCLUSIVE ARTS SHOWCASE


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STUDENT SHOWCASE: BRENNAN EMEKA Traqina Emeka first learned about The River through Challenger Baseball, a part of West University Little League, that her son Brennan Emeka participated in. He began taking classes at The River when he was five years old. Brennan, who recently completed his freshman year at Klein Cain High School, has thrived with his participation. In addition to appearing in several mainstage productions at TUTS, Brennan, became the first River student to be cast in a principal role in a TUTS production when he played “Chip” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this season. "Our family has connected with other parents, and met really great kids with different needs and abilities while learning more about fine arts education…The River encourages each child to reach their potential … everyone is working together to help these kids shine. Wherever they can be part of a team, it works. Everybody has something to give.”* TRAQINA EMEKA BRENNAN'S MOTHER

*First appeared in an article by Valerie Sweeten for the TUTS Playbill for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

RIVER STUDENTS PERFORMING AT THE 2019 GALA

River Student Abby Yadan belting out "Let It Go" with Idina Menzel

PUBLIC WORKS PRODUCTION OF SEUSSICAL Four female River students were cast in Seussical

EDUCATION CELEBRATION 2018

River & HSMT students singing with Vanessa Williams


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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Theatre Under The Stars Community Engagement strives to provide challenging and enriching experiences for individuals across all communities by collaboratively exploring the connection between the art of musical theatre, the joy of learning, and the human experience. Through innovative arts-based programming with students, educators, community partner organizations, and the public, we endeavor to reach beyond our walls to connect with and to celebrate the community of Houston.

SPOTLIGHT

COLLABORATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

Featuring conversations with members of the creative teams and performances from the casts, TUTS Spotlight Series takes the audience inside the story behind the musicals. This free community event is the perfect opportunity to get to know the shows and the creative minds behind them. ACCESSIBILITY

Camp Adventure In collaboration with Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, Urban League, Children’s Museum, HISD, Houston Symphony, Houston Astros, and Houston Food Bank. Camp ran in July for two weeks at three HISD schools.

Theatre Under The Stars is committed to creating an environment where musical theatre can be fully enjoyed by all of our patrons. Through our No Boundaries program, we offer special events tied into each show such as Workshops and Touch Tours. Working in tandem with the Hobby Center, we are able to offer a variety of accessibility services and programming to our patrons. TOMMY TUNE AWARDS

The Tommy Tune Awards Program celebrates the educational value, artistry, and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area. It offers an opportunity for students and educators to share their creative accomplishments while instilling in young people the value of engaging in the performing arts as a lifelong pursuit. Tommy Tune Awards Scholarship Program awards merit and needs-based college scholarships to outstanding students from the participating schools. This year 3,275 students and over 90 educators from 51 schools, put in over 55 rehearsal hours.

Experiencing Program Over 180 students from Chinquapin Prep along with members of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department have experienced TUTS 2018-19 Season productions and participated in corresponding show related workshops. Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation Donation Thanks to a generous donation by the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation TUTS has given out 1,000 books to students in 10 communities. Alief Partner in Education Award TUTS was honored by Alief Independent School District for our continued partnership in bringing musical theatre education to their schools. TUTS conducted professional development workshops for teachers at Cumming Elementary and taught Storydrama Artist Residencies for 12 classrooms. Musicals for Young Audiences TUTS Musicals for Young Audiences program continues to thrive with special performances for five of our six shows this season. Two of the shows in particular stood out for attendance: 2,581 students attended The Wiz and 2,630 attended Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A total 8,567 students attended the student matinées this season. Arts in Medicine In January, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Theatre Under The Stars announced a new expansion of their partnership with the Arts in Medicine program. The Arts in Medicine program provides arts experiences for children with chronic illnesses and their families. Through this program, TUTS teaching artists use music, language, dance, art, and mime to provide the children a break from their daily medical routines, opening the doors to creativity and fun.


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Public Works Houston is a community engagement program that seeks to connect with the people of Houston by inviting them to be creators and not just spectators. This nine-month program culminates in the musical theatre company’s summer show at Miller Outdoor Theatre when individuals from community partners participate in the production with professional actors and artists. In the inaugural year of the Public Works Houston initiative, TUTS provided tailored programming for four community partners — Dress for Success Houston, Wesley Community Center, New Hope Housing Reed Rd. and YMCA of Greater Houston. Along with students from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and The River, many members from these community partners came together to create an astounding production of Seussical. Public Works Houston is an affiliate of the Public Theater’s highly successful Public Works program in New York City, founded in 2013.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMUNITY PARTNER SITES: PARTICIPATION

SEUSSICAL CAST BREAKDOWN

NEW HOPE HOUSING REED 20 INDIVIDUALS

DRESS FOR SUCCESS 25 INDIVIDUALS

ATHERTON ELEMENTARY DRUMLINE 22 MEMBERS WESLEY COMMUNITY CENTER 25 INDIVIDUALS

PROFESSIONAL 6 ACTORS

YMCA 55 STUDENTS

TOTAL PARTICIPATION 125 INDIVIDUALS

SEUSSICAL ATTENDANCE AT MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE 7/16 3,500

7/18 4,000

7/17 4,000

7/20 6,000

7/19 5,000

7/21 3,000

TOTAL ATTENDANCE 25,500 INDIVIDUALS

HSMT/RIVER/HSPVA 26 STUDENTS COMMUNITY PARTNERS 26 MEMBERS

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE SEUSSICAL Book Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Music Stephen Flaherty Lyrics Lynn Ahrens Director & Choreographer Dan Knechtges Associate Director Mitchell Greco Musical Director Alex Navarro Scenic Designer Will Leonard Costume Designer Leon Dobkowski Additional Costume Design Colleen Grady Lighting Designer Mark Grady Sound Designer Andrew Harper Video Designer Nathan Scheuer


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FINANCIAL

A LETTER FROM HILLARY

Our 2018-2019, 50th Anniversary Season, gave us many reasons to honor our past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. Undeniably we have much to celebrate as our golden anniversary season has come to a close. Through the efforts of all of our stakeholders, 167,228 people attended our mainstage productions at the Hobby Center, 601 students enrolled at the Humphreys School, and 188 students benefited from our outstanding programming at The River. With the launch of Public Works Houston, and the incredibly moving production of Seussical, we saw “the hill� filled from the very first night; with an estimated total attendance at Miller of 25,500. Beyond the phenomenal attendance, the impact Public Works has had on our community (including all of us at TUTS) and the work that is now happening outside of the production between other non-profits only goes to show the impact we can have when we galvanize around a mutual purpose. We had ambitious goals this year for revenue. I am pleased to say that the aggregated success of our ticket sales and a phenomenal gala, reveal end of year projections (subject to audit) of a $629,693 operating surplus.

and for establishing TUTS in the national conversation in more meaningful ways. This year we began the process of creating an adaptive strategic plan with Board and staff aligning our vision and laying the foundation for our future. As we confidently move into the 51st year and beyond, we will continue to cultivate authentic relationships in our community that allow us to reflect the people we serve in our programming, patron attendance, student enrollment, staff, and Board. As always, we could not do this without the dedication and support of our Board, staff, and community partners. For you we are grateful! Thank you for all you do that makes our work possible.

PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE September 1, 2018 & August 31, 2019 PRODUCTIONS Sarofim

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Zilkha

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Miller Outdoor Theatre

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TOTAL PRODUCTIONS

8

TOTAL PERFORMANCES

111

ATTENDANCE Season, Single & Group Tickets

158,661

Children, Student & Educator Tickets

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

8,567 167,228

SUBSCRIBERS

4,348

DONORS

3,373

HILLARY J HART

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The local profile of our theatre increased this season with overwhelmingly positive press and a level of interest and engagement from our community that is encouraging for our future

"As we confidently move into the 51st year and beyond, we will continue to cultivate authentic relationships in our community that allow us to reflect the people we serve in our programming, patron attendance, student enrollment, staff, and Board."


ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019 FINANCIAL

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION September 1, 2018 & August 31, 2019

TOTAL 18/19*

TOTAL 17/18

2,997,019

4,105,869

INCOME BY SOURCE

ASSETS Cash Accounts receivable Prepaid production expenses

455

20,451

1,050,280

887,296

Inventory

90,064

144,916

Pledges receivable

5,609,831

5,219,577

Investments

4,394,659

4,246,049

205,017

197,205

2,871,659

3,354,911

Investments in production companies Cash restricted for acquisition of long-term assets

CAPITAL INCOME 6% CONTRIBUTIONS 28%

Cash designated for Board restricted fund Property net

736,746 TOTAL ASSETS

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$

17,955,730

933,040 $

19,109,314

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$ 741,386

$ 802,591

Deferred revenue from ticket sales

6,800,624

6,587,207

LIABILITIES

Deferred compensation

TOTAL LIABILITIES

329,613 $

7,871,623

329,613 $

7,719,411

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily restricted

TOTAL NET ASSETS

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$

464,576

662,457

9,619,531

10,727,446

$ 10,084,107

11,389,903

17,955,730

$

OTHER 8%

PERFORMANCE 58%

19,109,314

* Unaudited

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES — OPERATING FUND September 1, 2018 & August 31, 2019

TOTAL 18/19*

TOTAL 17/18

11,418,411

7,165,626

Education / Community

750,194

865,650

Store

197,573

131,092

EXPENSE BY ACTIVITY

OPERATING REVENUE & SUPPORT SUMMARY Mainstage

Zilkha

Rentals and Other

TOTAL EARNED INCOME

Annual Fund - Individuals

453,441 $

12,819,619

544,967 $

1,742,203

1,616,900

825,000

873,500

Annual Fund - Corporate

499,339

592,613

Events In-Kind

762,711

733,712

1,563,175

843,582

173,097 TOTAL SUPPORT

$

CAPITAL INCOME

TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE 10%

8,707,335

Annual Fund - Foundations Annual Fund - Government

PRODUCTION 51%

133,874

5,565,525

$

4,794,181

$

1,151,650

$

494,750

$

19,536,794

$

13,996,266

DEVELOPMENT 9%

EXPENSE SUMMARY Direct Production Expense

9,971,570

6,908,005

Administrative Expense

2,027,284

1,761,785

Development Expense

1,798,379

1,350,232

Sales & Promotion Expense

3,172,391

2,289,026

Education Activities Expense

1,355,614

1,331,021

581,862

567,565

Other

TOTAL EXPENSES

$

19,530,994

$

14,207,634

OPERATING SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

$

629,693

$

(211,368)

* Unaudited

CONTINGENCY 4%

OTHER 3%

MARKETING 16% EDUCATION 7%


THEATRE UNDER THE STARS

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DONORS

INDIVIDUAL GIVING $50,000 – $6,000,000

Wilson Van Tine

Mr. & Mrs. Larry E. Whaley

Margaret Alkek Williams

Dennis & Dawn Wittry

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Woliver

Patricia & Sig Cornelius

$5,000 – $9,999

$3,000 – $4,999

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin D.R Jones, Jr.

Mr. Joel Androphy

Ms. Ginger Ales & Ms. Sheila Calloway

Penny & Paul Loyd Jr. Amy & Robert Pierce Cheryl & Louis Raspino Tricia & Alan Ratliff Bruce & Shirley Stein Family Marsha & David Taylor Dolores & John Tobola Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Trauber $15,000 – $49,999 Roselle & Dennis Baldwin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Black Mr. Steven L. Burkett & Ms. Margaret C. Lombardo

Ms. Melinda Armstrong Martha & Guy Benham Ms. Iris Berthelot Mr. Brad Blume Mr. Guy Buckley Margaret & John Burns Mr. Chris Caddell Mr. Jeffrey Carroll Mr. Damon J. Chargois Heather & John Christmann Don & Mary Condon Judy & Mark Cook Dr. & Mrs. Cal Dalton

Julie & Michael P. Donaldson

Mr. Joe Davis

The Ensell Family

Mr. Douglas Dawson

Dr. Constance Faro

Mr. Marno A. de Jong

Lisa Foronda Harper & C. Gregory Harper

Mr. Myron Diftler

Mr. Robert G. Gwin Mr. Reginald Hedgebeth & Mrs. Michelle Duckett-Hedgebeth Sharon & Jim Hickey Edward Jaroski Leticia Jaroski Lu Ann & Morton Katz Mr. Jay Landa & Mr. Daniel Turner Yana & Warren McFatter

Valerie & Greg Engel The Fish Family Judge Larry Gist

Ms. Cat Anderson Jennifer & Matthew Bates

Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Brem Mr. Richard Bush Brady & Zane Carruth Sandy & Tom Cattarin Mr. Rick Chern Wendy & Shawn Cloonan Elise & Joffre Cross Mr. Phil Dodson Mr. Paul Ferguson Doe & Henry Florsheim Mr. Peter Fluor Adrienne & David Franklin Grace & Jeffrey Fuhrman Gilbert & Veanna Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Tony Gracely Mrs. Mary Beth Gracy & Mr. Jason Martinez

The Hedgebeth Ladies

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Gyeszly

J. D. Joyce

Mr. Dallas L. Hall

Mrs. Shirley Laine

Ms. Tanya Hanway

Mr. & Mrs. G.M. Byrd Larberg

Mr. Charles Hapgood

Shaun & Janet Leone

Dr. Victor Ho & Mrs. Arielle Lawson Mrs. Jenée Jongebloed Bobbora & Mr. Bill Bobbora

David & Wanda Marcell

Ken & Mady Kades

Mr. Thomas Marian

Gwen & Dan Kellogg

Ms. Marlene Marker

Mr. & Mrs. David R. Klein

Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Martin*

Mr. Joel Lambert

Becky & Bart McAndrews

Sherri S. Levin, M.D.

The McCord Family

Suzanne Reyes & Robert Scheinerman

Mrs. Jana Lohse

Lindsey & Scott McReaken

Dr. Kimberly E. Monday

Leslie & Sean Roark

Ms. Trini Mendenhall

Virginia & Tom Mueller

Mr. Brandon L. Sear

Ms. Susan Mitchell

Ms. Dawn Neal

Jessika & Jeff Smith

Shelly, Jerome & Allie Mulanax

Tammy & Wayne Nguyen

Deborah & Monte Stavis

Mr. John Nash

Beverly & Staman Ogilvie

Sandy & Randy Stilley

Mr. John Nau

Gladys & Jim Taylor

Megan & Guy Oliphint

Monique, Anastacia & Plato James Pappas

Andrea & Trent Tellepsen

Kay M. Onstead

Cliff & Julie Thompson

Phil & Joan Morabito Daryl & Ellen Morey Sarah Morgan & Oscar K. Brown Sara & Bret Oliver Gail & Gerald O'Neill Elaine & Johnny Pickle

IN KIND 3.9%

GOVERNMENT 14.4%

Mr. James Kent Gilliam

Paul & Teresa Pettit

Mr. Ravi K. Bhandari

Ms. Mary J. Goodreau

Mr. David Reed

Collier & Richard Blades

Mr. Charles W. Hall

Ms. Kristi Reigle

Mr. Jeffrey A. Blair

Dr. William H. Harvin

Vicky & Michael Richker

Mrs. Aimee Bornstein

Mr. Rick Hebel & Ms. Michelle Schmidt

Jim & Sue Robertson

Nancy & Avin Brownlee Ms. Laurie Burtch Ms. Catherine Cahill Palisch Ms. Kenedia Chalmers Mark & Kay Clavenna Ms. Lynda Clemmons Ms. Vivian M. Cline Judy & Art Coen

Krystal & Jay Patout

Mrs. Kim Rielly & Ms. Sheri Sheridan

Ms. Carla Cohodes

$10,000 – $14,999

Mr. Robert Pilegge

David & Roz Rowan

Margaret & George Basu

Ms. Jeanine Piskurich

Julie & Joel Schweers

Cathy & Robert Binstock

Julie & Tom Pradel

Dave & Sue Seitzinger

Bobbie & Gerald Cooney

Ms. Anne B. Rappold

Mr. Don Traweek

Debbie & Stephen Costello

Ms. Gay A. Roane

Charlotte & Jay Tribble

Ms. Claudia Craft Huthnance & Mr. David Oelman

Mr. Mark Romanchock & Ms. Ursula C. Edwards

Mr. Paul-David Van Atta

Ms. June Deadrick

Mr. Tom Ryan

Mrs. Marcela E. Donadio & Mr. Lawrence R. Dickerson

Mr. Michael Scheurich

Ms. Valerie VonBerg Mr. David Weisoly Jeri & Dennis Willen

Kim & Lewis Coleman Ms. Amy Cope-Gibbs Marian & Austin Cornelius Elaine & Brant Croucher Mr. Rod de Llano Mrs. Betty-Lou DiFrank

Ms. Megan Hotze Ms. Sybil H. Huber

Mrs. Sybil Roos Mr. James F. Ross Michael & Lisa Sachs Mr. Joshua Samuels

Ms. Jerolyn Jones

Mr. Miles Sasser & Mr. Zachary Taylor

Mr. Marquel Jordan

Mr. Stuart Saunders

Ms. Dee Kelleher

Mrs. Kate Searls

Bryan & Anna Kelley

Linda & Joe Sheppard

Mr. Richard Kerr

Stephanie & Gavin Smith/ Jennie & Ralph Hull

Mr. & Mrs. Barry King Ms. Christina Lesher Sarah & Tom Lucksinger

Sue & Lester* Smith Wayne & Becky Sneed Mr. Aldo Sordelli

Linda & Joe Tondu

Sheri & Alec Dreyer

Michelle & Jeff Majewski

Mr. Jovon Tyler

Mark & Gina Dutcher

Kahla & Matt Malinsky

Vicki & Adam Valentine

Mr. John Eastman

Elaine M. Manning

Vicki & Randy Velarde

Mrs. Jenny Elkins

Mr. John T. McMahan

Ms. Kelly Von Gonten

Michelle & Tommy Elkins

Lisa Meacham

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wahrlich

Christina & Craig Epperson

Mr. Bruce Miller

Andrea & Michael Walsh

Mr. Richard Espinosa

Amber & Steve* Mostyn

Kim & John Watson

Mr. Doug Mulvaney

Sara & Rick Watts

Shian & Errol Munro

Mr. & Mrs. John Whalen

Ms. Robbie Pape

Barry & Michele White

Mr. Robert Parke

Mr. Mark Woods

Mr. Douglas Perley

Mr. Manuel Zuniga & Mrs. Linda Ames-Zuniga

Ms. Cynthia Higgins Mr. Rob Horn

Ms. Bridget Snooks

Dr. Hugh Allen

Rebecca & Bobby Jee

Lauren & Patrick Sullivan

Ms. Rosemary Alvarez

Jaime & Cristina Lara

Mr. Fiore Talarico, Jr.

Ms. Christine Amato

Paige & Ron May

Mrs. Lynda Underwood

Gabrielle & Nabil Arwadi

Vijaya & Rao Polavarapu

Barbara & Andrew Veres

Mr. & Mrs. John Aubrey

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Evans/ Gulf Interstate Engineering

Jessica & Clint Rancher

Julia & Bruce Vincent

Dr. David E. Auer, M.D.

Ms. Carolyn L. Faulk

Helen & James A. Shaffer/ HydroTex Dynamics, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Wallette Jr.

Ballard Exploration Company, Inc./ Mr. A. L. Ballard

Loubel & Al Galik

FY19 Annual Fund Donations reflected as of August 31, 2019

Susan & Wade Hopper

Butch & Carmen Mach

Natalie & Rick Alexander

Ms. Ann Bayless & Mr. Al Brende

Ms. Shawnell Holman

Ms. Jamie Romero

Ms. Dominique Drake

Mr. & Mrs. Yogesh Sheth

Mr. David Bamford

Marion Higdon

Thomas & Julia Robinson

Ms. Julie Doshi

Mrs. Monica Fulton

Jim & Dava West

Ms. Robin Hesketh

Ms. Angela Lutz & Mrs. Posey Saenz

Dr. Deborah Shelley & Mr. Adrian Shelley

$1,500 – $2,999

FOUNDATIONS 15.4%

Ms. Tina Bentsen

Mr. Harry N. Pefanis

Meredith & Raffi Tcholakian

EVENTS 25.3%

Kelly & Scott Biar

Shelly & Brent Longnecker

Patrice & Pete McKinney

CORPORATE 8.8%

INDIVIDUALS 32.2%

Mr. Duane Bennett

JoEllen & Bill Goetz

Tracy & Greg Lisewsky

FUNDING SOURCES

Ms. Pam Gallagher Mrs. Adriana Gil-Wilkerson Eleanor & Daniel Gilbane

Ms. Christy Perritt

Ms. Susana Stern

* In Memoriam


ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019 DONORS

CORPORATE/ INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS $100,000 – $9,999,999 The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Houston Endowment, Inc.

Theater District Association

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

The Humphreys Foundation

United Airlines*

City of Houston

Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc.

The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston*

Phoenicia Specialty Foods*

$50,000 – $99,999 Apache Corporation ConocoPhillips

Freeport LNG Development, L.P.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo™

Greater Houston Community Foundation Interlinc Family Foundation

Shell Oil Company

The Medallion Foundation, Inc. PwC Schlumberger The William Stamps Farish Fund

StoneTurn Group Wells Fargo

Crestwood Equity Partners, LP Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Memorial Hermann Pierpont Communications Inc.

Texas Commission on the Arts Precinct One/McCarty Road Landfill Community Service Corporation

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation The Hobby Center Foundation Just Energy Katz Coffee* Locke Lord LLP MacDonald-Peterson Foundation Marathon Oil Corporation

John P. McGovern Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Phillips 66 Texas Capital Bank-Houston Vinson & Elkins, LLP Walter P Moore Winston & Strawn LLP

EOG Resources, Inc. ExxonMobil George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation H-E-B Irvine Team

Kinder Morgan Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program The Powell Foundation Sterling Associates

Matagator Foundation Network for Good Rowan Companies

The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation YPO Gold Houston

$30,000 – $49,999 Accenture Enbridge U.S., Inc.

$20,000 – $29,999 AIG M.D. Anderson Foundation Bud Light/ Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. KNOWAutism Foundation

$15,000 – $19,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Baker Botts L.L.P. The CFP Foundation The Cockrell Family Fund

$10,000 – $14,999 Chevron Cigna CS Bryan Executive Coaching and Team Development* Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Ernst & Young Grant Thornton LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP

$5,000 – $9,999 Amegy Bank of Texas Berg & Androphy Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Gordon A. Cain Foundation CenterPoint Energy

$2,500 – $4,999 ABC 13 KTRK-TV Canadoil Forge Houston Ballet Foundation* Annual Fund Donations reflected as of August 31, 2019 *In-Kind Donor

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THEATRE UNDER THE STARS

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DONORS

CAPITAL SUPPORTERS

EVENTS

Now in our incredible 51st Season, we continue to be grateful to all of our donors to the Just Imagine! Capital Campaign and are pleased to share some exciting news: TUTS leadership is proud to announce we received a gift from the Houston Endowment, Inc. of $1 million in June 2019. Their gift was a wonderful lift in the campaign and we are thankful for their belief in our project, mission and vision. The Just Imagine! Campaign is making great progress as we continue the planning and construction of the new Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Arts and Education. This is a significant time in the history of this great organization and as we look ahead to the next 50 years; your commitment and love of TUTS and high quality musical theatre for your community is more important than ever. Major Benefactor $4,000,000+

Columbia Pipeline Group

Margaret Alkek Williams

Locke Lorde LLP

Investors $500,000 – $1,000,000

Louis and Cheryl Raspino

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Sig and Patricia Cornelius

Bruce and Julia Vincent

Dan L Duncan Foundation

Contributors $25,000 – $49,999

Houston Endowment, Inc.

A Friend of TUTS

The Wortham Foundation

John and Mary Arensdorf

Pacesetters $250,000 - $499,999

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP

The Cullen Foundation

Cardo Haynes Whaley

ConocoPhillips

CRC Family Charitable Foundation

The Elkins Foundation The Fondren Foundation The Hamill Foundation H-E-B Amy and Robert Pierce Partners $100,000 – $249,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Lisa Foronda Harper & C. Gregory `Harper

Jeff and Elise Cross Mr. and Mrs. James W. Crownover Enbridge Energy Company Heather and Peter Gaw Angie Gildea Bob and Kit Gwin Debbie and Stan Horton Ed Jaroski

Penny and Paul Loyd

Leticia Jaroski

M.D. Anderson Foundation

Frank and Demetra Jones

Alan and Tricia Ratliff

Mr. and Mrs. W. Gregory Looser

Joshua Stanka Sandy and Randy Stilley Marsha and David Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Trauber Ambassadors $50,000 – $99,999 AIG Roselle and Dennis Baldwin Mr. Steven L. Burkett and Ms. Margaret C. Lombardo Daniel and Joan Cohen Capital Donations as of August 31, 2019

Ed Rachal Foundation Aileen and James Reilly Robert Scheinerman and Suzanne Reyes Amy and Peter Shaper Deborah and Adrian Shelley Gerry and JJ Spedale Hugh and Pamela Tanner Andrea and Trent Tellepsen John Tobola and Dolores Cavatore

GALA 2019

Education Celebration 2018, benefiting Humphreys Schoo of Musical Theatre, The River, and TUTS Community Engagement. Raised: $232,880 240+ guests Chairs: Jessika & Jeff Smith and Martha & Guy Benham Performers: Vanessa Williams and the TUTS Inclusive Performance Troupe Gala 2019 Raised: $1,365,784 600+ guests Chairs: Leticia & Steve Trauber and Cheryl & Louis Raspino Performers: Idina Menzel, TUTS veteran actors, Humphreys School and River students Leading Ladies Luncheon 2019 Raised: $99,385 Chair: Marsha Taylor, co-founder of Leading Ladies Award Recipients Shirley Stein in memoriam, Outstanding Champion in the Arts and Education Dawn Powers, Volunteer of the Year (The River) Roshunda Jones, Arts Educator of the Year (G.W. Carver High School)


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