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

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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.

26 Miles

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26 Miles

Regional Premiere

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

The custody battle left them estranged for eight years. The road trip destination is two thousand miles across the country. The mother’s skin is brown; the teenage daughter’s skin is white. So what if reality’s nipping at their heels? This reunited pair runs frantically and hilariously from the secrets in their lives, hunting valuable antiques, chasing arctic explorers, getting lost in Wyoming’s wilderness – and finding their way again as mother and daughter.

Alegría Hudes won the Pulitzer Prize for Water by the Spoonful and was a Pulitzer finalist for her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue which Main Street Theater produced in 2020. For the screen, Alegría Hudes adapted her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights into a major motion picture and wrote Vivo, an animated feature, both with collaborator/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

February 10 – March 3, 2024
Previews: February 4, 8 & 9, 2024

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $35 – $59

February 10 at 7:30pm: Opening Night with a pre-show Song and Drum performance by Houston Aztec Dance and a post-show reception with tamales from Tejas Taco House!

March 2: Closing Weekend Party in the lobby after the show (a smaller version of the Opening Night reception)

Open Captioning

February 11 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

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

Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30pm: Join us for a free, first read-thru of 26 Miles at our Rice Village location, 2540 Times Blvd. You get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. Connect with the production from it’s very beginning and then see the arc of the process when you come back to see the full show. 

Sunday, February 18: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with Lacey Tezino, Founder & CEO of Passport Journeys and community expert on mother/daughter relationships.

Sunday, February 25: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with the play’s director, Amelia Rico, along with members of the cast and more. We’ll hear about Ms. Rico’s vision of the play and how that informed the creation of the production, along with thoughts from the actors – and questions from the audience!

Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are seeing the play that day. Just plan to arrive at the theater about 4:30pm.

     

Thursday, February 29 at 6:45pm: Join us for Pride Night before the 7:30pm performance of 26 MILES! Pre-show happy hour & special entertainment + post-show Karaoke Cabaret with fabulous Houston actors!

Special thanks to our media sponsor OutSmart Magazine.

 

Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!

Community Partners

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Stagolee and the Funeral of a Dangerous Word

Stagolee and the Funeral of a Dangerous Word

World Premiere

By Thomas Meloncon

The play takes place in an office in a small town in East Texas where the local NAACP chapter is planning a funeral for the “N word”. At the same time, a bigoted white man is on his way to that same office to have a frank discussion with the legendary Stagolee, a black man known for his swagger. The two men have had a fight at their workplace, and this “conversation” is actually a court-ordered intervention, facilitated by a visiting Jewish psychologist. This new play examines different points of view along the racial divide and does so without judgement, ultimately bringing its characters into a better understanding of each other. A world premiere production of nationally recognized Houston playwright Thomas Meloncon’s newest work.

Thomas Meloncon is an Associate Professor of Theatre in the Visual and Performing Art Dept. in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Texas Southern University. He is the author of plays that have been produced nationally and internationally. His poetry publications include Recollections and Poetry in E Minor. His list of plays includes, Johnnie B. Goode published in Acting Up and Getting Down: An Anthology of African American Playwrights of Texas, published by University of Texas Press, The Man Who Saved New Orleans published in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters by John Hopkins University Press. His popular stage plays include The Diary of Black Men, Whatever Happened to Black Love, If Beds Could talk, Jump the Broom, and Where Were You in ’65, to name a few. Mr. Meloncon is the Narrator on the recent Fade to Black “Thank You, Ten” documentary film, celebrating their 10 years of mentoring and producing new African American playwrights from across the U.S. He is the featured poet on several Jazz musical albums, and his folksong, “Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long” can be heard in season 3 episode 6 of the TV series SNOWFALL. His many awards include The TSU IMPACT Award, TSU COLABS Best Faculty Mentor Award-Theatre, Induction into the Kashmere High School Alumni Hall of Fame, two certificates of Congressional Recognition, A Resolution from The State of Texas, A Bronze Medallion from the City of Houston, the Creative Writing Award from the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalist, Community Service Award from the Houston Area Women’s Center, and the Excellence in Community Health Education Award from The Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

March 30 – April 21, 2024
Previews: March 24, 28 & 29, 2024

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $35 – $59

Open Captioning

April 7 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

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.

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm: Join us for a free, first read-thru of Stagolee and the Funeral of a Dangerous Word at our Rice Village location, 2540 Times Blvd. You get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. Connect with the production from it’s very beginning and then see the arc of the process when you come back to see the full show. RSVP here.

Sunday, April 7: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with the playwright himself, Thomas Meloncon (see bio above).

Sunday, April 14: Join us following the matinee for a discussion with consultant Tracie Jae, Lead Rebel of The Quiet Rebel. We’ll explore the question, “To whom does language belong?”

Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are seeing the play that day. Just plan to arrive at the theater about 5:00pm. Free to all.

Pride Night: Apr. 18 at 6:45pm Join us for our a pre-show Happy Hour & more!


Closing Weekend Party:
Apr. 20 in the lobby after the show

Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!

Community Partner

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JEDI Artist Fellowship Program

JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
Artist Fellowship Program

Main Street Theater’s JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Artist Fellowship Program is a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career artists of color. Applicants submit a resume and portfolio. The selected fellows will be assigned to a production either with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs in their area of interest (Directing, Design, or Stage Management) while being given access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 – 2025 ARE NOW OPEN.

PLEASE SEE BELOW.

2023 – 2024 JEDI Artist Fellows

Nychollete Easter (Directing Fellow) Main Street Theater: Debut. Nychollete Easter is a Houston based director and Teaching Artist! Nychollete has been doing theatre for 10+ years and has worked with several regional theaters including The St. Louis Black Repertory Company and The Alley Theater. Nychollete recently received her BA in acting and directing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Nychollete strives to tell stories that represent a diverse group of characters and people! Nychollete is very excited to be back in her hometown and hopes to bring the importance of the arts back to her community!


Jessica Jaye (Directing Fellow) Main Street Theater: (Actor) The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963; Stages: (Actor) POTUS, cullud wattah; Rec Room Arts: (Actor) IS GOD IS; Ensemble Theatre: (Director) Theater YPP: Fame, (Actor) Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Brer Rabbit; Encore Theatre: (Actor) Isolation, Macbeth; Orlando Shakes: (Actor) A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Fade to Black Fest: (Director) Measure of a Man, Just Like Family, (Actor) Choices, Hot Potato, To Each His Own, Sweetie’s Confession; UCF Theater: The Rover, The Last Paving Stone; TSU Theater: Daughters of the Moon, Presidential Timber, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, For Colored Girls…, Marcus: or the Secret of Sweet. Education: M.F.A., University of Central Florida, Acting; B.A., Texas Southern University, Theater Performance.


Nori Thach (Stage Management Fellow) Main Street Theater: Carmela Full of Wishes, (Stage Management Intern) Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley; San Jacinto Community College Theatre: Mary Poppins The Musical, Shrek The Musical. Education: B.A., Fine Arts; A.A., Fine Arts.

Application Information & Important Dates

Application Deadline | Rolling
Candidate Interviews | Rolling
Fellowship Date Range | May 2024 – August 2025 Candidates will be selected for one production on either the MainStage or Theater for Youth during the 2024/2025 season.

See full application below.

Eligibility

  • Identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color
  • Resides in Houston or the surrounding area
  • Applicant’s experience must indicate their intention to pursue a professional career in directing, stage management or design for the theater.
  • Directing fellows will attend auditions, production meetings, rehearsals, and technical rehearsals of their designated production.
  • Stage Management fellows will attend auditions, production meetings, rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and all performances of their designated production.
  • Design fellows will attend production meetings and assist their design mentor as needed, both on and off site, and be present for all technical rehearsals.
  • Min. age: 22

Compensation

  • $1,500 stipend is provided to each Fellow

Benefits 

  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Complimentary tickets to Main Street Theater productions
  • Mentorship opportunities at Main Street Theater and in the Houston theater community

For more information or if you have questions about the Fellowship, please contact Rebecca Greene Udden, Executive Artistic Director, at rudden@mainstreettheater.com

Apply:

MST JEDI Fellowship Program Application

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APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR UPLOAD:

  • Letter of Interest, no longer than two (2) pages, that addresses the following:
    • Why are you interested in the Fellowship? What attracts you to this particular Fellowship?
    • What are your goals as an artist? Where do you want to be in a year? How will this Fellowship help you achieve your goals?
    • Tell us about yourself: your experiences, dreams. What do you bring to this cohort of Fellows, mentors, and Main Street Theater staff?
    • Why are you a fit for this particular Fellowship?
    • Have you been mentored, or mentored someone before?
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from arts professionals
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