Cabaret: Tony Award-Winning Musical from Masquerade Theatre
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The boys of Baker Street have their most "Wilde" adventure yet in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a new stage play from Katie Forgette (Assisted Living). History and fantasy mingle when Oscar Wilde brings his dear friend, the actress Lillie Langtry, to see detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Holmes takes the case, even doffing his deerstalker to disguise himself as a character from Wilde's upcoming play, The Importance of Being Forthright (working title). Meanwhile, Watson falls head-over-heels for Langtry as a wicked professor tries to disgrace the Crown. Doris Merten directs this Victorian romp at Theatre Suburbia. Learn More
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About the Ticket Supplier: Masquerade TheatreEstablished in 1996 by Founding Artistic Director Phillip Duggins, The Masquerade Theatre operated as a sole proprietorship until July 2001 when it obtained non-profit status. The Masquerade Theatre currently performs at Zilkha Hall in The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston, as well as at Ovations. Masquerade's office and rehearsal space is currently located at 3558 East TC Jester in the Heights, a diverse economic area in one of Houston's older neighborhoods.
It began as a mixed-venue professional theatre providing a variety of theatrical productions including comedies, dramas, and musicals. Due to the popularity of musicals and increasing requests from patrons, a decision was made in its second season to become purely a musical theatre. Since that time the theatre's audience has grown significantly and demand for seats has resulted in Masquerade becoming the full-time resident company in Zilkha Hall, part of The Hobby Center, in downtown Houston.
The theatre's mission encompasses arts and culture, education, youth development, and community enhancement. Specifically, Masquerade's mission is dedicated to a) providing quality, professional musical productions for theatre patrons in the Houston metropolitan area; b) recruiting and retaining professional actors and actresses in the Houston area; c) maintaining a forum for development of youth talented in musical theatre; and d) reaching out to the youth in the community who might not otherwise experience the enjoyment of the performing arts. One of the theatre's founding principles is that it will hire highly talented actors from the local area so that actors, musicians and stage crews can develop their careers in Houston, rather than having to relocate to New York in order to pursue a career in musical theatre. It is Houston's only resident musical theatre employing artists exclusively from the local area. Masquerade also raises awareness and resources for the benefit of other charities by dedicating to them a portion of net proceeds at selected shows. For example, The Masquerade Tribble School of Professional Musical Theatre recently performed The Music Man and contributed 40% of its net proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The resident company also recently staged performances of Irving Berlin's The Melody Lingers On in cooperation with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, attracting contributions for the Fund of approximately $12,000. The company believe that using its actors' talents in this manner provides a clear and satisfying way to demonstrate that it takes its mission to enhance the community very seriously.
The theatre has a 17-member Board of Directors which consists of a diverse group of individuals consisting of CPAs, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, bankers and other professionals that understand the importance of their fiduciary responsibility to the public in operating a non-profit organization.