Archive | May, 2012

Artist o’ the Week: Mitchell Greco

29 May

On any weekday, you can find Mitchell Greco, Stages’ Artistic Associate, in the admin suite assisting Producing Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin (and keeping up with his schedule is no easy task, believe you me!), keeping track of marketing materials, and generally being awesome at tasks that come through the administrative side o’ things.

By night, he is Continue reading

2012 Surround: FREE Event 5/28!

28 May

WHAT IS THE STAGES SURROUND?

Each year Stages Surrounds a play with a series of free events that enrich and provide a more dynamic connection to that play. This year’s Surround focuses on Next To Normal and is presented in cooperation with our community partner, NAMI Metropolitan Houston (our local affiliate of the national organization). On Monday, May 28, we’re thrilled to host NAMI’s presentation of In Our Own Voice (IOOV), a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. IOOV is an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation. Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. Audience participation is an important aspect of IOOV because the more audience members become involved, the closer they come to understanding what it is like to live with a mental illness and stay in recovery. 

Monday, May 28
7:00 PM
In Our Own Voice

At this IOOV, you will meet two dynamic, charismatic presenters: Elizabeth Green Smalling and Jerry Babbitt. Elizabeth was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, OCD, and PTSD at the age of 19 while studying psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder. Today she is living on her own, working at NAMI as the Peer & Recovery Program Coordinator and just graduated with her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Jerry was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at the age of 68. Today he serves on the NAMI Board of Directors and is an IOOV trainer. He is a staff member at St. Joseph House, a transitional facility exclusively for people who suffer with mental illness.

We’ve got more Surround events coming up in June, including three more post-show dialogues and our student project What is Normal? Here are all the details

Artist o’ the Week: Happy McPartlin

11 May

Happy McPartlinActress Happy McPartlin joined the cast of NEXT TO NORMAL only a few short days ago, and to say that we are happy – well, that’s a huge understatement – we are ecstatic to have her join us as Diana in the Tony Award-winning rock musical opening next week. Happy had not even Continue reading

Last Call for UNEXPECTED MAN!

9 May

Unexpected Man

This is the final week of performances for THE UNEXPECTED MAN!

“[Sally Edmundson and James Belcher] have never been better… . Just Continue reading

We’ve Got You Surround-ed!

8 May
WHAT IS THE STAGES SURROUND?

Each year Stages Surrounds a play with a series of free events that enrich and provide a more dynamic connection to that play. This year’s Surround focuses on Next To Normal and is presented in cooperation with our community partner, NAMI Metropolitan Houston (our local affiliate of the national organization), who will Continue reading

2012-2013 Season Announced!

7 May

We’ve still got one amazing show left in the 2011-2012 season, but we’re also gearing up for 2012-2013! Season tickets (subscriptions) are on sale now, and you can see the full season lineup here. Subscribers get first dibs on seats! Individual tickets for the summer shows (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM and STEEL MAGNOLIAS) will go on sale May 21, then the rest of the 2012-2013 shows will be available beginning July 11. Questions? Get in touch via the contact form at the bottom of this page, or give the Box Office a call at 713.527.0123.

Artist o’ the Week: Zach Lewis

4 May
Zach Lewis

UNEXPECTED MAN light board operator Zach Lewis

This week’s AotW spends most of his time on stage; in fact, you may have seen him as the grown-up Patrick Dennis in last season’s AUNTIE MAME. But this time actor Zach Lewis is behind the curtain making magic happen for THE UNEXPECTED MAN.

He joins the production crew as the light board operator running the lights on manual sliders to highlight and respond – LIVE – to the speaking actors on a Continue reading

I’m with Normal

3 May
Jito the dog

Jito will be walking too! Come join us!

This Saturday a team of Stages staff and friends will join thousands of other folks across the country for NAMI Walks, a community event to raise money and awareness about our country’s need for a world-class treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Led by Eva Laporte, the Stages crew will sport shirts emblazoned (or perhaps bedazzled, scrawled, painted…we can’t wait to see!) Continue reading

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