One World Premiere............What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
One Pop Superstar............Gladys Knight in Smokey Joe's Cafe
One International Phenomenon............Cirque Du Soleil

Coming in 2002..........One New Home!!!


FALL 2001

Venue to be announced

The Number One Box Office Bonanza in major cities around the world, with two resident companies in Las Vegas, and touring ensembles criss-crossing the globe from Montreal to London to Berlin to Tokyo, Cirque du Soleil is the entertainment phenomenon of the century. The first time Cirque du Soleil has been part of a theatrical subscription, this is a unique and wondrous treat for TUTS subscribers. The completely new production of DRALION features 54 artists from 8 nations in a performance that transcends the boundaries of the imagination. Cirque Du Soleil is a once in a lifetime theatrical opportunity that must be seen to be believed!


March 20th - April 1st, 2001
Arena Theatre

Music by Claude-Michel Schoenberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil

This Tony award and Olivier Award-winning musical recounts the moving story of a young Vietnamese woman who falls in love with a U.S. Marine. MISS SAIGON is a modern-day Madame Butterfly with a glorious score by the creative team that gave the world “Les Miserables.”


TUTS' Premiere
July 10th - 22nd, 2001
Wortham Center

Music by Jule Styne
Book by Isobel Lennart
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

"Hello Gorgeous!" One of the greatest love stories of the American Musical theatre, FUNNY GIRL chronicles the life and loves of stage and screen's utlimate comedienne, Fanny Brice. From Saloons, Burlesque and Vaudeville shows to Ziegfeld's Follies, movies and radio, Fanny Brice made a name for herself through her comedy act. Her tumultuous relationship with real - life gangster Nicky Arnstein also gained her much notoriety. Bruce Lumpkin, who previously directed and choreographed TUTS' record - breaking production of MISS SAIGON, will also serve as director / choreographer of TUTS's first - ever production of FUNNY GIRL. FUNNY GIRL features such popular songs as "People," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," and "I'm the Greatest Star."



Stars in the Broadway Smash Hit.......


The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

August 7th - 19th, 2001
Wortham Center

Pop Superstar and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Gladys Knight stars in the seven-time Tony Award nominated and Grammy Award winning musical SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. After her sold out run on Broadway in 1999, Gladys Knight comes to Houston for a special limited engagement. Join us for a song-and-dance celebration of the longest running musical revue in the history of Broadway which features every great hit of the ‘50s and ‘60s including “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” and “Stand By Me.”



December 4th - 16th, 2001
Arena Theatre

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

INTO THE WOODS brings together all of your favorite fairy tale characters.....Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. The show may end “Happily Ever After” in Act One, but the fund begins when Act Two explores what “Happily Ever After” really means! Tony winner Sondheim’s beautiful and haunting melodies will leave the whole audience wanting more. A perfect holiday treat for children of all ages.



World Premiere
Re-Scheduled to TUTS' 2002 Season
Wortham Center

Music by Lee Pockriss
Book by Henry Farrell
Lyrics by Hal Hackady

Based on the legendary blockbuster film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. This thrilling musical combines the glamour of a bygone age of vaudeville and film musicals with dark comedy, soaring music and chilling suspense. Be the first in the world to experience this rare theatrical treat! “Show Biz” will never be the same again.