THE 2012 - 2013 SEASON:

From Camelot to Spamalot, A Lot to Love!


Season Includes “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Peter Pan,” “Camelot,”

“Man of La Mancha,” “Spamalot” and “Flashdance – The Musical”


2012/13 Season Sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System


                                                                                        TUTS' 2012 - 2013 SEASON


February 18, 2012 (HOUSTON) – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) President and CEO John C. Breckenridge announced today TUTS’ 2012-2013 Season: From Camelot To Spamalot - A Lot To Love, running October 2012 through June 2013 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  “We’re proud to introduce the line-up for our 45th season.  From the comedies to the dramas and the family favorites to the reinvented classics, there’s going to be a lot to love in the new season,” says Breckenridge.



October 9 - 21, 2012

Jekyll & Hyde


The legend returns!  Jekyll & Hyde, the musical that has fascinated audiences around the globe, returns in an all-new production to Houston, the city where it first saw the light of day.  After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, the dark and dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production.  Thrill anew to all the classic songs that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed Jekyll & Hyde into a theatrical phenomenon.  Starring in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis injects new life into the classic tale of good and evil.  Audiences will gasp and swoon to soaring songs like “This Is The Moment” and “Someone Like You” during Jekyll & Hyde, running October 9 – 21, 2012 at TUTS.



December 11 – 23, 2012

Peter Pan


Tony-Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan!  Discover the magic all over again of this two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production.  The New York Times says, “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.”  Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook.  The legend you thought you knew is now the adventure you never dreamed possible…Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan!   Filled with tunes including “Neverland” and “I Won’t Grow Up,” the young and young-at-heart will relive the wonder of one of the most beloved family musicals December 11 – 23, 2012 at TUTS.




January 22 - February 3, 2013



Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s wittiest musicals.  Recount the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, honor, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award winning show.  Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot speaks to our time and for all time.  The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song.  TUTS presents the timeless masterpiece Camelot, running January 22 – February 3, 2013.




February 26 – March 10, 2013

 Man of La Mancha


Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece, the five-time Tony Award-winner Man of La Mancha is an epic story of knight-errant Don Quixote, his servant Sancho and the woman of his dreams, the lovely Dulcinea. The tale is set during the Spanish Inquisition and tells the romantic and noble journey of a man who sets out to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he duels windmills along the way.  Deemed as one of the all-time great musicals of the American stage, the show features such memorable songs as “The Impossible Dream,” and “I, Don Quixote”.  Man of La Mancha will enchant TUTS’ audience members February 26 – March 10, 2013.




May 14 – 26, 2013



Back by popular demand, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”  With music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and book by Mr. Idle, Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.  This three-time Tony Award winning show, including the 2005 Tony for Best Musical, also features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, flying cows, killer rabbits, one legless knight and several show-stopping musical numbers.  With songs like “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” and “The Song That Goes Like This,” the audience will eat up TUTS’ presentation of Spamalot from May 14 – 26, 2013.




June 4 – 16, 2013

Flashdance – The Musical


What a feeling!  Flashdance, the pop culture phenomenon and runaway international success, is now live on stage! It all started with a dream. To be bigger. To burn brighter. To dance harder. Now is the time to live the dream all over again. Based on the movie that defined a generation, Flashdance – The Musical tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), this new musical features a score of smash hits including the Academy Award-winning title track “Flashdance - What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” along with 10 original songs. Experience the magic all over again. Running June 4 – 16, 2013 at TUTS, Flashdance – The Musical will leave you begging for more!




New and renewing subscriptions to the Theatre Under The Stars 2012-2013 Season are available online at, by phone at (713) 558-TUTS, outside the Houston area at (888) 558-3882, or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office (800 Bagby at Walker).  For a full season brochure, call Theatre Under The Stars at (713) 558-2600.  Discounted group subscriptions of 15 or more are also available by calling (713) 558-8888. 

 In addition to a phenomenal season schedule, TUTS continues to provide new and exciting theatre experiences. With each show come a number associated events and opportunities:


Exclusive VIP events including intimate cast talk-backs, exclusive events with show partners, backstage tours and more!

Culture + Cuisine:  Dinner packages are available throughout the season in partnership with incredible local restaurants.  Visit for more information.

OUT@TUTS, the GLBT-friendly group which hosts a cabaret-style evening in Artista restaurant the first Thursday of each show. Visit for more information.

Throughout the season, special event information will be available at


Theatre Under The Stars’ 2012-13 season is generously sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. For all of TUTS’ 2012-2013 shows, air transportation is provided by United Airlines, the official airline of Theatre Under The Stars. Media sponsors include ABC-13 and Houston Chronicle.  Season support is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Theater District Association and the Texas Commission on the Arts.


Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is Houston’s acclaimed nonprofit musical theatre company whose mission is to enrich life through the experience of quality musical theatre and to positively impact lives beyond the stage through innovative education & community outreach programs.  TUTS was the first theatrical organization in Houston to perform free to the public when it was founded in 1968 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park and is the only Houston arts organization that has performed there free to the public every year since the theatre opened.  Founded by Frank M. Young and currently under the direction of President and CEO John C. Breckenridge, TUTS has produced more than 300 musicals including many local, national and world premieres such as Kopit and Yeston’s Phantom, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas as well as critically acclaimed re-inventions of classics Cabaret and Les Miserables.  Through its membership in the Independent Presenters Network, TUTS has helped bring Bombay Dreams, 9 to 5, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, Legally Blonde, Ragtime, Curtains and The Color Purple to Broadway and ultimately back to Houston audiences.


In support of TUTS’ mission, TUTS Education programs provide instruction and stage experience for more than 21,000 students annually, allowing them to flourish in a year-round schedule of classes.  The Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) offers technique-driven classes for all ability levels and ages, ranging from four to adult.  Through a merger with The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (The River), TUTS provides an accessible and inclusive arts education for children of all abilities that will enhance their development into confident, balanced individuals.  TUTS Education provides extended on-site programming as well as off-site programming for children in schools, hospitals and other community-based sites.  TUTS also annually presents the Tommy Tune Awards, honoring the best and brightest in Houston's high school musical theatre programs.

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