Flat Stanley Character Visit

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley Project!

Flat Stanley will come to your class and do a mini-performance about how he became flat and his adventures around the world. He’ll bring supplies to help your class get started on their Flat Stanley project, pose for pictures and answer questions!

Recommended for 1st Grade – 4th Grade

Each visit is 45 minutes long.

Maximum capacity: 30 students
$215 per visit

January 29 – March 8, 2024

Flat Stanley Character visit:

If you prefer to have only the performance and a talkback but not the project:

Maximum capacity: 150 students
$215 per visit

Fancy Nancy Character Visit

Fancy Nancy

CHARACTER VISIT

April 15 – May 17, 2024

Bonjour! Fancy Nancy will be dancing and twirling at schools this spring in advance of our summer production. She’ll do a one woman mini-performance about her story, pose for pictures and answer questions about what it means to be fancy!

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

  • Each visit is 45 minutes long.
  • Maximum capacity: 150 students)
  • $215 per visit

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Did you know that Main Street Theater has been part of the Houston community since 1975? And that each season we provide 250+ jobs for local artists AND reach over 100,000 audience members from Houston
PLUS nearly 50,000 more across the state of Texas?

Help support local, professional theater.

Help us raise $47K in 47 days to end our 47th Season with a bang!

ON TOUR: Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

CLICK, CLACK, MOO COWS THAT TYPE

On Tour for Schools: January 16 – May 24, 2024

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Used with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
Adapted by James E. Grote and George Howe

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type! And when they start using the typewriter to make demands and stand up for their rights, he has his hands full. Join the Duck and the cows in the barnyard with this hilarious musical about cooperation!

Recommended for Pre-K and older.

Tour Performances

  • Performance Times arranged with each school
  • Performance length is 45 minutes 
  • $1,000.00 for a single performance
  • $1,500.00 for back-to-back performances
  • Travel fees are not included in the performance price and are determined based on the location of the venue
  • Audience Limit: 450
  • Technical Requirements

Main Street Theater JEDI Events

The evening will also include a discussion with this season’s Fellows, facilitated by JEDI Council members Brandon Mack and Dr. Dabrina Sandifer.

RSVP by February 14, 2024

Carmela Full of Wishes

Carmela Full of Wishes

Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios
From the book by Matt de la Peña
Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Feliz Cumpleaños! It’s Carmela’s birthday, and she’s finally old enough to tag along with her big brother as he runs the family errands. Passing by the bodega and the lavanderia, Carmela picks a dandelion and makes a very important wish… Carmela Full of Wishes illuminates the beauty of working class neighborhoods and the power of community and family. Told through the lens of a heartfelt sibling story, this endearing play explores what hope looks like in a migrant community steeped in Mexican culture.

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and older.

The performance is performed in English and Spanish with translation.

A Note from the Director

Carmela Full of Wishes is such a special piece of art. It explores a very modern subject of immigration and a family separated. It also explores the importance of finding joy and hope through everyday struggles and loss. 

Our path as a collaborative team was to honor these characters through exploring personal experience, knowledge, and culture. We used this same approach with the bilingual translation of the script. With the understanding that Spanish has nuances based on region and familiarity, we worked as a group to determine the level and comfortability of Spanish with each character: Mami is comfortable in her own skin and uses Spanish fluidly, Papi weaves between the two languages as a way of survival and practice, Big Brother distances himself from Spanish because he’s seen what has happened to Papi, and Carmela honors the person she speaks with by speaking in their language of choice. We rooted the translations in both Central American (Mexican, Guatemalan, Salvadorian) and Tejano Spanish because that’s where the cast is from and what we know. 

We hope you enjoy this offering,
Laura Moreno

Grandparents’ Day at Main Street Theater!

We appreciate all you do, Grandparents! Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the MATCH, join us for a FREE event for grandparents and their grandchildren! We’ll make Carmela dolls and dandelion crafts, have story-time, taking photos with grandparents, enjoying paletas!


LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $18 – $28

SUNDAYS: September 24 & October 1, 2023 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

SATURDAYS: October 7, 14 & 21 at 10:30am & 1:30pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays:

September 20 – October 27, 2023
Performances are at 9:30am & 11:30am

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October 1 at 12:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

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October 1 at 3:30pm
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

October 21, 2023 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show at PUBLIC performances.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

The tale of Belle, an adventurous young girl, who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Trapped under a spell, the Beast must earn the love of Belle in order to be set free. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle learns to look past his exterior, discovering the kind heart of a prince. An enchanted and heartwarming story for the holidays!

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

The full production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast will be performed for the public.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Jr. will be performed for schools.


When you come to the show, please consider bringing a book to donate to our Books Between Kids Book Drive! Books Between Kids provides books to children across Houston who may not have access to books at home. Children often become first-time book owners because of Books Between Kids.

LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $22 – $35

SUNDAYS: November 12 & 19, 2023 at 12:00pm & 3:30pm

SATURDAYS:
November 25, December 2 & 9, 2023 at 10:00am & 1:30pm
December 16 & 23, 2023 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

THANKSGIVING WEEK: November 20 – 22 & 24, 2023 at 1:30pm

ADDITIONAL THURSDAY:
December 21, 2023 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

ADDITIONAL FRIDAYS:
December 8, 2023 at 7:00pm
December 22, 2023 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays:

November 13 – December 15, 2023
Performances are at 9:30am & 11:30am
(No performances November 20 – 24, 27 or December 11)

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November 20 at 1:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

November 21 at 1:30pm
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

December 9, 2023 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 20 minute intermission. (For Public Performances)

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show at PUBLIC performances.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
From the story by C.S. Lewis

Four inquisitive British siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, find a wardrobe that mysteriously leads to a fantasy world of Narnia – a land frozen in eternal winter and bound to the powers of the White Witch. A story of bravery, friendship, and hope!

Recommended for Fifth Grade and older.

CONTENT ADVISORY: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe contains violence, battle scenes and two death scenes, including the death of an animal. Haze, fog, and strobe lights will be used during the performance. 


LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $20 – $30

SUNDAYS: January 28, February 4, 11 & 18, 2024 at 2:30pm AND
February 18 at 7:00pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays:

January 25 – February 16, 2024
Performances are at 9:30am & 11:45am

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January 28 at 2:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

February 4 at 2:30pm
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

February 18, 2024 at 2:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show at PUBLIC performances.

Recommended for Fifth Grade and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Based on the book by E.B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette

The endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original come to life on stage with the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great, big world.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.


LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $18 – $28

SUNDAYS: March 3 & 10, 2024 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

SATURDAYS: March 23 & April 6, 2024 at 10:30am & 1:30pm

FRIDAY: March 29, 2024 at 1:30pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays:

February 28 – April 5, 2024
Performances are at 9:30am, 11am & 12:30pm
(No performances March 11 – 15, 2024)

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March 10 at 12:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

March 23 at 10:30am
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

April 6, 2024 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show at PUBLIC performances.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin
Adapted by James E. Grote and George Howe

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type! And when they start using the typewriter to make demands and stand up for their rights, he has his hands full. Join the Duck and the cows in the barnyard with this hilarious musical about cooperation!

Recommended for Pre-K and older.

LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Ticket Prices: $18 – $28

Tuesday – Friday, March 12 – 15, 2024
at 1:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024
at 10:30am & 1:30pm
Open to the Public

At the MATCH for Schools:
School Group Tickets: $8.00 each (discounts for Title I schools)

Tuesday – Friday, March 12 – 15, 2024
at 10:30am

On Tour for Schools:
(separate pricing)

January 16 – May 24, 2024

Sensory Friendly icon

March 12 at 1:30pm
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performance

Audio Described

March 13 at 1:30pm
Audio Described Performance
Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

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March 16 at 1:30pm
ASL Shadow-interpreted Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining

Running Time: 1 hour with no intermission.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and older.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.