THE 2006-2007 SEASON



The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls

Book by Betsy Kelso
Extended thru December 31st, 2006

There's a new tenant in Armadillo Acres, and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park!  The double-wide divas of this fine housing establishment have survived everything from kidnapping to no-good men to (the horror!) bad perms.  But when Pippi, a "stripper on the run", comes between agoraphobic housewife Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, a storm begins to brew that will shake these manufactured homes right down to their mobile foundations.  All this and there's SINGIN' too!

WARNING: This musical contains tacky outfits, crude language, adultery, road kill, electrocution and spray cheese.  It is, after all, THE GREATEST AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL.


2006 - 2007 Mainstage Season


By Eduardo Machado
October 13 - 29, 2006

As Cuba's aristocracy flees the country in the face of Castro's coup, a young cook swears to protect her mistress's home until the family returns.  For the next 40 years, Gladys attempts to keep her promise as the dream of the revolution settles into a troubled reality.  Spiced with unexpected laughter and the tantalizing flavors of a Cuban kitchen, THE COOK will include performances in English and Spanish.


Five Course Love

(a mouth-watering musical comedy)

Book, Music and Lyrics By Gregg Coffin
December 8, 2006 - January 14, 2007

Five dates, five restaurants, and one fateful night.  Will any of our lovers find the recipe for romance?  This exuberant Off-Broadway hit adds a delicious twist to the tried-and-true dinner date as three actors play a host of over-the-top characters whose hearts are hungry for love.  With an impressive array of musical styles to complement the varied cuisine, Five Course Love serves up a fast-paced feast of clever lyrics, catchy tunes and lots of laughs.




By David Hare
January 24 - February 11, 2007

The theatre is Esme Allen's livelihood and lifeblood.  But now the fading grande damme of London's West End faces the twilight of her career, even as her ambitious son-in-law ascends the glittering throne of television fame, Esme's daughter Amy is caught between them and their opposing worlds in this riveting, bitterly funny drama by esteemed British playwright David Hare.


By Bapsi Sidhwa
March 28 - April 15, 2007

STAGES THEATRE is honored to present the U.S. Premiere of this new play by acclaimed novelist Bapsi Sidhwa.  AN AMERICAN BRAT will be performed in conjunction with the Indian classic Naga Mandala, produced in partnership with Houston's Shunya Theatre.  These two plays are the focus of the 2007 Surround.

Feroza is a young Pakistaki girl sent to college in America by her liberal Parsi parents.  But now she's fallen in love with an American - and he's Jewish!  Suddenly Feroza's family is getting more than they bargained for, including a lesbian roommate and a domineering Jewish grandmother.  The resulting clash is a humorous, touching, insightful look at the common threads of family life.


TBA (To Be Announced)
May 30 - June 17, 2007

We like to give a little something to look forward to - stay tuned for updates!


Now celebrating its 28th anniversary season, Stages is one of only a few Equity theatres in Houston. Formed in 1978 in the basement of a brewery, Stages was created to introduce innovative contemporary plays to a region often considered old-fashioned in its theatrical tastes. Rob Bundy was named artistic director in 1996, and under his guidance Stages has moved to the forefront of American theatre and attained a new level of artistic quality. Kenn McLaughlin became Stages' managing director in the summer of 2001. McLaughlin's leadership has galvanized the administration of the theatre, and resulted in a new strategic plan designed to ensure another quarter-century of success.
In addition to the MainStage season, Stages offers productions for students and families through its EarlyStages program, which features plays and musicals dedicated to providing children and their families with intelligent, high-quality theatre that educates, entertains, and inspires. Stages maintains collaborative relationships with several theatre companies in Houston, including Grupo de Teatro "Somos Todos" and Unhinged Productions, and has partnered with Young Audiences of Houston to increase EarlyStages' impact in Houston and surrounding areas. In October 2002, Houston's City Council recognized Stages for its outstanding service to the Houston community.
Stages is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatres. The theater operates under an agreement with Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.