The Ensemble Theatre Has Fantasy Filled Season Finale With Tony Award Winning Musical 'The Wiz'
ADVISORY, May 26, 2009 --
Who/What: In the magical wonderland of Oz, adventure is infused with a musical mixture of Rock, Gospel, and Soul. Come join Dorothy and her amazing friends -- the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion -- as they ease on down the yellow brick road. All of them looking, reaching and searching with all of their hearts for a place called "home." This production is directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris and under the musical direction of Carlton Leake. When: Previews: Saturday, June 20: 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 21: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24: 7:30 p.m. Show Run: June 25 - July 19, 2009 Thursdays: 7:30 p.m. Fridays: 8:00 p.m. Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sundays: 3:00 p.m. ****Opening Night is Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.; Reception at 6:30 p.m.**** For subscription information, ticket sales or groups sales, call the box office at (713) 520-0055 Where: The Ensemble Theatre 3535 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 713-520-0055 www.ensemblehouston.com
The Ensemble Theatre's 2008-2009 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and Texas Commission on the Arts. Continental Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. This production was generously underwritten by Spectra Energy, Wells Fargo, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., and KRIV FOX 26.
The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and to enlighten, entertain, and enrich a diverse community. Thirty-two years later, the theatre has evolved from a touring company operating from the trunk of Mr. Hawkins' car to being one of Houston's finest historical cultural institutions. The Ensemble is one of a few professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience. The oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it holds the distinction of being one of the nation's largest African American theatres owning and operating its facility and producing in-house. Board President Emeritus Audrey Lawson led the capital campaign for The Ensemble's $4.5 million building renovations that concluded in 1997. The Ensemble Theatre has fulfilled and surpassed the vision of its founder and continues to expand and create innovative programs to bring African American theatre to a myriad of audiences.
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