Friday, January 22, 2016

Curtains Rise Soon on Student Theater Productions

Stratford thespians are the “top” in the musical classic “Anything Goes”. Pictured from left to right: Dustin Nichols, Marlina Brown, Marie Lauderdale, Matthew Hopper, Mackenzie Dyer, Ryan Brown, Cameron Saims, Kirby Morris, Noelle Flores, Collins Rush, Kate Schageman and Grayson LaGrange.
Several large student musicals are about to open as Spring Branch ISD’s high school theater season hits its winter peak! Talented students, directors and campuses will showcase these musicals, sure to bring fun to you and your family.

In addition, Stratford and Spring Woods high schools will be competing for the Tommy Tune Awards, created by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) to recognize and to reward excellence in musical production in the greater Houston area. Information on these and other student-led shows can be found below.

Anything Goes

The Stratford Playhouse Thespians will take to the stage with the production Anything Goes, a musical set in the 1930s aboard the SS American, an ocean liner bound from New York to LondonDirected by CeCe Prudhomme, the show features music and lyrics by Cole Porter.

Director Prudhomme and the Stratford Playhouse are excited to bring this classic musical to the Spring Branch-Memorial community, as well as showcase the exceptional talents of a young cast and crew. Come get a kick out of this fun show that’s great for the whole family!

Performance Dates:

Jan 28-30, Feb 4-6       7:30 pm
Jan 30, Feb 6               2:30 pm


$16 in advance
Available online at, on the phone at 713-251-3449, or at the Box Office at Stratford High School

The Producers

Bialystock and Bloom! These two scammers are about to hatch an evil plan on Broadway. The Spring Woods’ Theatre will be showcasing their production of The Producers, a musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. The show, with music and lyrics by Brooks, revolves around a scheming producer and his mousy accountant who aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway.

Director Terry Hibbert and the Spring Woods High Safari Players are excited to introduce this Tony-winning satirical smash, sure to once again set the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. Note: This show is Rated PG-13 due to language and mature themes.

Spring Woods High School Safari Players are excited to introduce The Producers.  Pictured from left to right: Adam Pena (Max Bialystock), Annabelle Bellow (Ulla) and Matthew Rodgers (Leo Bloom)

Performance Dates:

Jan 28-30, Feb 1, 5-6   7:30 pm
Jan 30, Feb 5               2:30 pm


$10 in advance
Available online at and by phone at 713-251-3189
In separate but related student theater news, Memorial High will present Kiss Me, Kate and Northbrook High will stage a production of Guys and Dolls.

Kiss Me, Kate

Memorial High School
Performance Dates:
Jan 28-30, Feb 4-6      7:30 pm
Feb 6                           2:30 pm


$15 in advance
Available online at, on the phone at 713-251-2535, or at the Box Office at Memorial High School

Guys and Dolls

Northbrook High School
Performance Dates:
Jan 28-30        7:30 pm
Jan 30              2:30 pm


$5 in advance; $8 at the door
Call 713-251-2936, allow two business days for a response.

Written and reported by Ellie Herrmann, SBISD Communications Intern


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