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Madeline’s Christmas at Main Street Theater!

Madeline and Miss Clavel

October 31, 2014

For Immediate Release

Madeline’s Christmas

 

November 16 – December 21, 2014

 

Madeline’s at Main Street Theater!  From Ludwig Bemelman’s classic book Madeline’s Christmas, this delightful musical will play Sundays at 1pm: November 16 & 23; Friday at 10:30am and 1:30pm: November 28; Sundays at 1pm and 4pm: November 30 – December 21; Friday and Saturday at 7pm: December 19 & 20.  Performances are at TALENTO BILINGUE DE HOUSTON (performances are in English), 333 S. Jensen Dr., Houston, TX  77003.  Ticket prices for public performances are $17 and $15.  Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at MainStreetTheater.com.  Group rates are available.  No children under 3 are admitted in the theater (including sleeping babies). 

Performances are also available for school matinees.  Call 713.524.9196 ext 101 or 102 or visit the website.

About Madeline’s Christmas

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” This charming 1956 classic finds Madeline in a Christmas crisis when all of her schoolmates are sick, along with headmistress Miss Clavel. Who will run the school? How will the girls get home for the holidays? Madeline must take charge! Madeline’s Christmas is a perfect reminder for audiences of all ages of this wonderful season of miracles.  Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up.

About Author Ludwig Bemelmans

Author, illustrator, artist, gourmet – Ludwig Bemelmans was a man of many talents.  Bemelans wrote 45 books in his career but his best known for this authorship and illustration of the Madeline books.  Bemelmans’ “Central Park”, a mural on the walls of the Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelmans Bar in New York City, is his only remaining artwork on display to the public.  He died in 1962 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

About the Production

                Mark Adams directs Madeline’s Christmas.  Eduardo Guzman is the music director. The cast includes Claire Anderson, Katelyn Barr, Brittny Bush, Brittany Halen, Sarah Konkel, Chelsea Lerner, Melissa Molano, Darin Montemayor, Chaney Moore, Sarah Myers, Kourtney Pepper, Kelley Peters, Jennifer Richards, and Jonathan Teverbaugh.

The design team includes Ryan McGettigan (set design), David Gipson (lighting design), Macy Lyne (costume design), Alex Worthington (sound design), and Rodney Walsworth (properties design).  Katherine Cunningham is the choreographer.  Danielle Docwra is the Production Stage Manager.

Main Street Theater was founded in 1975.  The organization currently produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and for the 2014-15 season only, our Theater for Youth is housed at Talento Bilingüe de Houston.  Our MainStage is in its 15th season operating under an Actors’ Equity Association union contract.  The MainStage features new works (including numerous world and regional premieres), rediscovered classics, passionate revivals, works by female playwrights, and neglected musicals in the intimate setting of our Rice Village location.  Our Theater for Youth is Houston’s most-attended theater for young audiences, serving over 138,000 children and families from the greater Houston area in school performances, weekend family matinees and tours to schools and community centers across the state of Texas.  Plays are selected based on literature children are reading at home or at school.  Our Education Department offers students a performing arts playground where professional theater artists serve as mentors.  In support of Main Street Theater’s mission, our Education Department provides a significant resource in the community for education in theater and classical theater for children, families and educators and provides classes and camps (on and off-site) as well as programs in residential treatment facilities for Harris County youth.

Main Street Theater is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters, of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (formerly ASSITEJ), the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people, and a founding member of Houston Arts Partners.  MST’s MainStage operates under Actors’ Equity Association Small Professional Theater contract.  Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.