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Our upcoming events are listed below:

2018-19 Season
September 11-23, 2018

The Theatre Under The Stars 50th Anniversary Season opens with a timeless classic, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. This landmark production is an artistic collaboration with Houston Ballet. Full of familiar tunes that will get you humming and your toes tapping, this rousing and optimistic story of love and redemption, renewal and hard work, will be a thrilling must-see Houston theatrical event.

<b>The Wiz</b>
2018-19 Season
The Wiz
October 23 - November 4, 2018

In October, we invite you to experience a super-soul, energetic Tony Award-winner for Best Musical – THE WIZ! A hip re-telling of The Wizard of OZ, THE WIZ is a jubilant tale of friendship and adventure.

With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and book by William F. Brown, the original production won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975 including Best Musical. The Wiz resonates with young and old audiences alike, and has had numerous successful revivals and a recent live, television production on NBC.

The Wiz tells the story of thirteen-year-old Dorothy, who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and her dog, Toto. After a cyclone hits her house, Dorothy is transported to the magical land of Oz where she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion who help her on her journey to defeat the wicked Evillene, and find her way home.

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends to find a world full of love, like yours, like mine - like home!

<b>Disney's Beauty and the Beast</b>
December 11-23, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, Theatre Under The Stars helped usher in a new musical era with Disney Theatrical's Beauty and the Beast right here in Houston! Just in time for the holiday season, this magical, funny, and moving tale of what it means to love and be human will enchant the entire family.

The production of Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Under The Stars set box office records for the most tickets sold in one day when it was announced that the run would be extended. Ultimately the show ran for six weeks of sold out performances.

Featuring an enchanting score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Beauty and the Beast is a mesmerizing experience that embodies the magic of the theatre.

Based on the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous beast, and a. Placed under this spell by an enchantress, he must find a way to get the beautiful, bright, Belle to love him before it is too late and he is doomed to stay a beast forever.

Join us as the “tale as old as time” returns to the city where it started in a brand-new production produced exclusively by the Theatre Under The Stars creative team.

<b>Mamma Mia!</b>
2018-19 Season
Mamma Mia!
February 19 - March 3, 2019

Audiences in more than 400 cities world-wide have danced in the aisles over our next production…Mamma Mia. This raucous, hilarious musical about a wedding on a Greek island tells the sweet story of love and heartbreak.

Mamma Mia! is a juke box musical featuring all the hits you know and love from ABBA. Written by British playwright, Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is the ninth longest running show on Broadway, and the longest running jukebox musical in Broadway history. The Broadway production ran at the Winter Garden Theatre from October 2001 through October 2013 before transferring to The Broadhurst where it ran from November 2013 until September 2015.

Mamma Mia! is about family - both the one you’re born to, the one you adopt and the family who adopts you along the way.

2018-19 Season
April 16 - 28, 2019

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s powerful book about immigrants and the fight for the American soul in the early twentieth century, Ragtime is a magnificent and deeply moving musical. Featuring a Tony Award winning score and book, Ragtime is set at a time when worlds and cultures are colliding on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics.

The plot of Ragtime shows the intersection of three groups of people in the United States - African-Americans, represented by Harlem musician, Coalhouse, upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh - and the struggles each face as their worlds collide during this time.

Ragtime opened on Broadway 20 years ago in January of 1998 and ran for two years at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, of which it won four including Best Original Score.

This ensemble musical takes a look at the past and, in it, we see our present, and the opportunities for our future.

<b>Jerome Robbins' Broadway</b>
2018-19 Season
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
May 28 - June 9, 2019

Jerome Robbins’ Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins’ biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, this monumental TUTS premiere is a highlight of our 50th Anniversary Season!