Summer music theater workshops featured in The Facts

Longtime volunteers and brand new theater-loving kids are featured on the front page of today’s (6/30) issue of The Facts. The article includes interviews with instructors Hope Shiver and Becky Gore-LaRoche, who have been leading Brazosport Center Stages’ Summer at The Center music theater workshops for nearly three decades together.

 

The duo explains how they utilize flexible productions to fit the number of participants and the varying number of boy and girls who participate each summer, as well as their philosophy about giving every child a “starring role” on stage.

 

Read the story and see photos at The Facts online!

Cast announced, tickets on sale for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Tickets for Brazosport Center Stages’ summer musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, are ON SALE NOW! The show is slated for July 8-10 and 14-17 in the Freeport LNG Theater. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM.

 

GET TICKETS NOW!

 

Director David Hill and music director Jerry Crummel announced the cast, which includes many BCS veterans and several new faces as well. Congratulations to the cast!

 

Belle – Makayah Rees
The Beast – Tony Stewart
Maurice – Barry Finley
Gaston – Brandon Luce
Lefou – Barrett Robison
Monsieur D’Arque – Mason Rod
Cogsworth – Jason Miller
Lumiere – Cullen Brooks
Babette – Mia Mintz
Mrs. Potts – Terri Martin
Chip – William Spencer
Madame de la Grande Bouche – Samantha Blackmar
Silly Girls – Mackenzie Dawson, Bernadette Fernandez, Emily Plumlee

 

Ensemble – George Adam, Madison Aucoin, Laura Baugh, Margaret Bachman, Bradley Berndt, Bethany Bowers, Allison Boyer, David Brandt, Samuel Cummings, Madeline Gore, Jacob Hall, Stacey Herron, Sharon Hill, Carter Hutchison, Abigail King, Madison Kucera, Azia Miranda, Fernanda Montiel, Godfrey Moreno, Bella Newby, Isaiah Newby, Hannah Poore, Arianna Prince, George Prince III, Bobby Ramirez, Chris Rees, Jackie Riggs, Elliot Spencer, Thomas Taylor, Jane Tidwell, Melody Torres, Kennedy Unger, Madison Unger, Omar Vargas, Alexandra Vernor

Brazosport Center Stages hosts “Breakfast with Belle” on July 2

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!***

 

Be our guest! Make plans to attend Breakfast with Belle on Saturday, July 2, the weekend before Brazosport Center Stages’ summer musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, opens!

 

Enjoy breakfast and souvenirs while you meet characters from the musical from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. At 11:30 AM, our guests will take photos with Belle and receive a 4×6 print on the spot!

 

Tickets are limited to 100 guests, so reserve your seat ASAP! (All attendees, both parents and children, must have a ticket.)

Annie Jr.

Don’t miss Brazosport Center Stages’ first ever Penguin Project production, featuring special needs youth ages 10-21 and peer mentors! This year our artists will be performing a two-day run of the beloved musical, Annie Jr.!

SYNOPSIS: With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. However, things don’t quite work out the way she has planned. She does however thwart the plans of Miss Hannigan and finds a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, secretary Grace Farrell and her lovable pooch, Sandy.

Annie Jr.

Don’t miss Brazosport Center Stages’ first ever Penguin Project production, featuring special needs youth ages 10-21 and peer mentors! This year our artists will be performing a two-day run of the beloved musical, Annie Jr.!

SYNOPSIS: With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. However, things don’t quite work out the way she has planned. She does however thwart the plans of Miss Hannigan and finds a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, secretary Grace Farrell and her lovable pooch, Sandy.

The Facts previews Brazosport Center Stages’ upcoming Penguin Project musical, “Annie JR.”

The Facts published a preview of Brazosport Center Stages’ upcoming Penguin Project production of the musical “Annie JR.” on today’s (5/5) front page. The story includes photos from a recent rehearsal and provides a look into why this first-ever theater program for local kids with special needs is SO special to everyone involved!

See the photos and read the story at The Facts online AND THEN get tickets to the show!

An Iliad Encore & Celebration

Celebrate the cast & crew of Brazosport Center Stages’ An Iliad for their recent win at the South West Theater Competition in early April by attending an encore presentation on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater. Brothers Jeremy and Cory Todd will reprise their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively.

The production was named the Winning Performance and received the Audience Acclaim Award. Actor Jeremy Todd was named to the All-Star Cast and the crew received the Outstanding Lighting Design Award and Best Tech/Crew Award.

Admission is free but reservations are required. Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war.

ENCORE! Award-winning “An Iliad” returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Celebrate the cast & crew of Brazosport Center Stages’ An Iliad for their recent competition success by attending an encore presentation Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater, followed by a post-show celebratory reception!

 

Admission is FREE but reservations are required. Get your tickets NOW!

 

Brothers Jeremy and Cory Todd will reprise their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively.

 

The cast and crew include:

  • Shirley Busbice, stage manager
  • Wesley Copeland, lights & sound
  • Connie Marshall, director
  • Cory Todd, The Muse
  • Jeremy Todd, The Poet

 

The team won the following awards at Theatre Network of Texas’ TEXFest 2022, held February 17-20 at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Advancing Production
  • Backstage/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Cory Todd
  • Outstanding Actor – Jeremy Todd

 

They returned to Kerrville for the South West Theatre Conference, March 31 – April 3, and took home the following accolades:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Winning Production
  • Best Tech/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Jeremy Todd
  • Special Award for Lighting Design

 

Get your tickets and join us to celebrate the amazing cast and crew of award-winning production, An Iliad! *Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

(The above photo of Jeremy Todd was taken by Tom Fowler.)

 

Brazosport Center Stages’ “An Iliad” Takes Top Prize at South West Theatre Conference

After advancing at the state-level competition in February, Brazosport Center Stages took the top prize last weekend for its production of An Iliad at the regional South West Theatre Conference (SWTC) in Kerrville.

 

The SWTC encompasses theatres in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and included performances from Arkansas, New Mexico and two Texas theatres at the 2022 event.

 

Brothers Jeremy Todd and Cory Todd reprised their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively, in An Iliad, written by Dennis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson. Connie Marshall returned as the show’s director with Shirley Busbice in the role of stage manager and Wes Copeland handling lights and sound.

 

The production was named the Winning Performance and received the Audience Acclaim Award. Actor Jeremy Todd was named to the All-Star Cast and the crew received the Outstanding Lighting Design Award and Best Tech/Crew Award.

 

Jeremy Todd said the experience of competing at the SWTC was incredibly rewarding.

 

“Our visit to Kerrville to compete in the South West Theater Conference was such a positive experience,” he said. “Our hosts at The Cailloux Theater welcomed us like family and the other competing theaters performed like champions. It was an honor to simply participate, but taking home several awards including ‘Best Production’ was amazing!”

 

Director Connie Marshall said it was an honor to represent Center Stages at the competition.

 

“We faced some good competitors and are very proud of our performance,” she said. “Our cast, Jeremy and Cory, are exceptional story tellers who kept the audience enthralled from the moment the lights came up. Our crew did an excellent job of making sure the show was presented at the highest level possible and with true respect to the Cailloux City Center and those staffing the event.

 

“We are honored to have represented Brazosport Center Stages and the state of Texas at the South West Theatre Conference. We want to thank the adjudicator Kristi Quinn, the workshop presenters, The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts, our new friends from community theaters throughout the southwest and the City of Kerrville. We had a blast!”

 

An Iliad encore and celebration is slated for Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater at The Center. Admission is free but reservations are required. Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war.

 

Reserve your seats now!

ON SALE NOW: Tickets for Penguin Project production of “Annie JR.”

Brazosport Center Stages is proud to present its first-ever Penguin Project production, the musical Annie JR., featuring artists with special needs and their peer mentors! Tickets are on sale now to the general public for the two performances, slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8.

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Andrew Morgan and his wife Kathy, the Penguin Project has evolved from a single theatre in Peoria, Ill. to multiple chapters across the country. Brazosport Center Stages is honored to be the first community theater chapter in Texas.

The project serves to facilitate joint participation between young artists with special needs and same-age peers through a community theater experience. Peer mentors work side-by-side with their artist partners and assist throughout the rehearsal and performance process.

Purchase tickets online *OR* via phone (979-265-7661) or in person at the Box Office during regular business hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, M-F).