Tickets on sale NOW for Brazosport Center Stages’ “Sistas the Musical”

Tickets are on sale now for Brazosport Center Stages’ next production, Sistas the Musical, slated for March 25-27 & April 1-3!

After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s and the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”

Get your tickets ASAP for the show, which promises to be packed with singing and dancing…you’re going to have a hard time staying in your seat! Purchase tickets online, via phone at 979-265-7661 or in person at the Box Office during regular business hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday).

Cast & Crew:

Director: Lois Davis

Music director: Maurice Williams

Tamika: Kendra Edwards-Waters

Gloria: DeAnna Smith

Roberta: Lynne Tolbert

Simone: Celesta Hills

Heather: Rachael Welsh

The Facts features Brazosport Center Stages’ “A Rock’s Story”

Opening night of Brazosport Center Stages’ “A Rock’s Story” by local playwright Davis Gordon Gilbert was front page news as The Facts featured the production in today’s (2/10) paper. The world premiere of Center Stages’ season extra production will run for four days, Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13.

The feature, “World premiere play on cultural phenomena opens tonight at Center: Playwright offers piece on the rock”, includes background on how Gilbert came to write the play, as well as perspective from actor Jackson Kimbrough, who plays the role of Pet Rock inventor Gary Dahl, and several photos of the cast in rehearsals.

Read the story and see photos online…THEN, get your tickets for “A Rock’s Story”, on stage THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Cast announced for Brazosport Center Stages’ “The Lion in Winter”

Brazosport Center Stages is producing “The Lion in Winter” as its fourth show of the 2021-2022 season, slated for January 21-23 and 28-30.

Auditions were held earlier this week, and director Judi James has announced the cast.

English royalty:

King Henry – Devon J. Smith

Queen Eleanor – Susan Moss

Prince Richard – Craig Fritz

Prince Geoffrey – Jeremy Warren

Prince John – Christian Mayo

French royalty:

King Philip – Cullen Brooks

Princess Alais – Lisa Chapa


Co-director: Connie Marshall

Producers: Lauri Cherian and Irenna Garapetian

Scenic design: Keith Plowman


“This is a really able cast of both Center veterans and newcomers,” James says. “I’m looking forward to the creative process. What is great about theater is that you don’t have to have all the ideas or answers. It’s about collaboration.”

As for “The Lion in Winter”, James believes even a modern audience will connect with the story set in the 12th century.

“It’s a humorous look at the lives and reigns of the first Plantagenet kings and royal family…their foibles, fights and relationships,” she explains. “It’s a story based in history and an extremely studied part of history at that. It’s fast-moving and follows the true story of the family in very modern language.

“These are certainly some of the most remarkable characters of the early medieval times. They fight and court their way throughout the story, which is really about their love, passions and conflicts.”

Tickets On Sale NOW for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

6/29 UPDATE: An additional performance on Thursday, July 15 has been added to allow more opportunities to see the show!

Tickets are on sale now for Brazosport Center Stages’ summer musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, slated for July 9-11 and 16-18. The family-friendly production is based on the beloved and nostalgic comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. The book, music and lyrics were written by Clark Gesner.

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Cast Announced for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Summer Musical

Brazosport Center Stages and director David Hill are proud to announce the casting selection for the 2021 summer musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The following actors were selected:

Charlie Brown – Jake Cummings

Lucy- Mia Mintz

Linus- Barrett Robison

Snoopy- Jacob Hall

Schroeder- George Adam

Patty- Emilee Wagley

Understudies- Charlee Ayers & Evan Horton

Thank you again to everyone who auditioned, and be watching our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for info. about when tickets go on sale! Show dates are July 9-11 and 16-18. Mark your calendars now!

The Facts Features “Having Our Say” in Weekend Edition

The Facts published “An American Story: Actresses allow Delany sisters to have their say” on the front page of the Brazos Life section of this weekend’s newspaper. Reporter Corinna Richardson and photographer Prentice C. James attended a dress rehearsal for the play last week to interview the actors and director and shoot photos for the story about Brazosport Center Stages’ production of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.”

Actors Lois Davis, Sharon J. Barnes, Kendra Edwards Waters and Tonita L. Addison and director Rachael Welsh all spoke about the fact that while the Delany sisters lived throughout almost the entire 20th century and died more than 20 years ago, their story remains relevant today.

Read the article and see the photos of cast members on the set at The Facts online.

The Facts Features MLKCC Sponsorship of Center Stages Production

The Facts included a story in the weekend edition about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee’s sponsorship of Brazosport Center Stages’ upcoming production of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.”

The show opens this Friday, May 14 with performances on consecutive weekends, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

The play has been double cast with actors Lois Davis and Sharon J. Barnes starring in the May 15, 16, and 21 productions. Tonita L. Addison and Kendra Edwards Waters will take on the roles Friday and May 22 and 23.

Tickets are available online OR between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM weekdays at the center box office and by phone at 979-265-7661.

MLKCC Awards Sponsorship to Center Stages for “Having Our Say”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee presented Brazosport Center Stages a sponsorship award to support the upcoming production of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years on Saturday, May 1. Leadership, cast and crew gathered at The Center’s Freeport LNG Theater, where MLKCC president Dorothy Thomas presented Center executive director Wes Copeland and BCS president Craig Fritz with the award.

Thomas said MLKCC seeks to collaborate with organizations promoting inclusion and diversity in cultural community interests, and the sponsorship aligned perfectly with their goals.

“Having Our Say is a production that provides diversity in the performing arts,” she said.  “Diversity is so fundamental, and it helps create new audiences and funding sources. When this partnership was presented to MLKCC, we were excited about the opportunity to sponsor an African American production.  We hope this event will lead to a greater interest in not only African-American performers, but also the need for more diverse productions in our community.”

Adapted by Emily Mann from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, Having Our Say celebrates the lives of Dr. A. Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany and Ms. Sarah L. “Sadie” Delany, two civil rights pioneers who overcame the challenges of the Jim Crow era of U.S. history to become respected community and business leaders. The sisters captured the public’s attention and admiration for both their personal achievements and honest portrayal of their experiences as African American women in 20th century America.

Copeland said The Center strives to provide opportunities for both education and artistic expression for all members of our community.

“We are grateful to MLKCC for helping Center Stages bring the stories of these remarkable women to life,” he said. “We are committed to making The Center a beacon for inclusion, dialogue and representation. Our goal is to tell the stories that matter. We value our community’s stories, and we want our stage to be a platform where everybody sees themselves.”

Having Our Say runs May 14-16 and 21-23, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 PM and Sunday shows at 2:30 PM. The play has been double cast with actors Lois Davis and Sharon J. Barnes starring in the May 15, 16, and 21 productions. Tonita L. Addison and Kendra Edwards Waters will take on the roles May 14, 22 and 23. Tickets are available online at and during Center business hours (M-F, 9AM-5PM) at the Box Office or by phone at 979-265-7661.