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Rent

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage…

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Disney's Aladdin

Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five…

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Lolly Willowes

The musical drama Lolly Willowes, adapted from Sylvia Townsend Warner's wonderful 1926 novel*, will be premiered on April 18 and 20 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center, Houston (MATCH). It's the story of a London woman who is lost, alone, and perplexed. A woman caught for many years in a life she hasn't chosen...but…

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Dramatry: A Night of Dramatic Poetry

This night Drama-try or Drama infused poetry, raises funds to support the endeavors of The Ensemble Theatre Act One Young Professionals to introduce professionals age 20-40 to the theatre, and to cultivate the next generation of theatre supports with a scholarship for a youth ages 6-17 to participate in the theatre's Young Performers (performing arts education) Program.…

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CounterCurrent19 - Awilda Rodríguez Lora: SUSTENTO: from La Performera to La Mujer Maravilla

Stories, movements, and songs are strategies used by La Performera to invite the audience to reflect on the concept of sustento (sustenance) as a complex and vital idea for survival in creative and everyday practices. As a performance choreographer, Rodríguez Lora challenges traditional notions of womanhood, sexuality, and autonomy, examining relationships between the economy of…

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CounterCurrent - Jennif(f)er Tamayo: LA QUEERADORA

It asks: How do material bodies, whose lives hold an archive of cultural knowledge and experience, compete with a manufactured and digitally porous production of identity? In Tamayo’s work, the racial project of U.S. Latinidad, as an often capitalist and anti-Black enterprise, becomes an optic through which these questions can be approached. The “Latin-Explosion” of…

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