Points North Theatre – in conjunction with The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Jazz Orchestra – is proud to present HOLIDAYS IN THE WOODLANDS, an original 1940s USO-style musical revue. Take a journey back in time with this musical extravaganza – which is free and open to the public – as you enjoy an evening filled with song, dance, live Big Band music, and even authentic commercials from The Greatest Generation.
It’s Christmas Eve, December 24, 1944, and the boys and girls from the USO are performing a live show to support and entertain our fighting men (and women!) on the Western Front. With live performances from the greats like Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Etta James, Bing Crosby, and more – and joined by some special guests to boot – this is one evening the whole family can enjoy in outdoor safety and comfort.
HOLIDAYS IN THE WOODLANDS takes place Saturday, December 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway. The performance is free to attend and is family-friendly. For more information, contact Points North Theatre Company at 832-422-8348 or PointsNorthTheatre.org.
HOLIDAYS IN THE WOODLANDS is an original musical revue written by Sean K. Thompson and is directed by Johnny Barton, with music direction by Brandon Tanner and live music provided by Darryl Bayer and The Woodlands Jazz Orchestra. It features Betsy Fisher, Lindsey Steel, Kristen Joy Malisewski, Ryan Dineen, Kevyn Eddie, Sam Sigman, Kenneth Grissom, Hannah Gilchriest, Casey Radle, Brooke Hale, and Peyton Wilkinson, with special appearances by MaryAnna Nagorski, Grandma’s Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet, and Crystyl Mary Swanson.
Some slots are still available for auditions for our next show: HOLIDAYS IN THE WOODLANDS. This is an original revue-type show done in the style of a WWII era USO show. Music will be provided LIVE by The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra’s Big Band Combo. There will be a single performance on Saturday, December 19 at The Woodlands Waterway, an outdoors venue. We may also have a “touring” version at other locations in the week leading up to our performance.
Auditions can be in person or virtual. In-person auditions will take place by appointment only on Saturday, Oct 17 from 1pm – 3:30pm, and on Monday, Oct 19 from 6pm – 8:30pm. Both audition dates are at Bear Branch Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest Dr in The Woodlands. You can book your slot by CLICKING HERE. Please bring your headshot and resume, and be prepared to deliver a short monologue and sing up to an entire song (a capella or bring an accompaniment track). If you prefer a virtual audition, please send a video with a short monologue and one song (a capella or with accompaniment) to [email protected] or via Facebook Messenger to our Facebook Page by 11:59pm on Monday, Oct 19.
[NOTE: In-person auditioners must wear masks while entering and exiting the facility – the auditions themselves can be maskless – and social distancing and disinfecting protocols will be observed.]
Points North is honored to be once again partnering up with The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and The Woodlands Township to bring the 5th annual Woodlands Arts in the Park – Shakespeare in the Park Festival. This year, the magical dramedy “The Tempest” will take place on Saturday, September 19 at North Shore Park in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Symphony Brass will perform a pre-show concert starting at 5pm and the play will commence at 6pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Isn’t it funny how desert islands seem to play a big part in literature and entertainment? From Cast Away to Gilligan’s Island, from Treasure Island to LOST, the concept of being marooned on a magical island is a favorite of writers and audiences alike. BUT… what if all of these happened on the same island?
Welcome to a bold new take on THE TEMPEST, William Shakespeare’s comedy adventure, in a performance set in the 1960s (exactly one week before the fated sailing of the SS Minnow). On a mysterious desert island, the magician Prospero – the deposed former ruler of Milan – uses the sprite Ariel to cause a massive storm resulting in a shipwreck in a grand scheme to get his throne back from his usurping brother and to find true love for his daughter Miranda. With drunken sailors searching for survivors, a witch’s evil son planning mutiny, and even a visit from some Roman goddesses, THE TEMPEST provides fun for the entire family.
Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Please no tents or tables. Glass is prohibited. Those planning to attend the performance should practice social distancing, refrain from gathering in large groups and continue following all guidelines established by the CDC when in public spaces and around others outside of your household. Please note all information is subject to change, pending local, state, and federal Orders or Declarations.
We also encourage you to please consider supporting local restaurants by ordering to go prior to the event! Tell them we sent you!
Tickets are now on sale for this hilarious comedy where three actors and their long-suffering stage manager attempt to present every single thing Shakespeare ever wrote – comedies, tragedies, ‘problem’ plays, and even the sonnets – in less than two hours. Starring Lonnie Hicks, Emilie Young, Elisabeth Graven, and Bob Galley, and directed by Johnny Barton.
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Points North Theatre is holding open auditions for the hilarious THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)[REVISED] on Monday, December 30, from 6:30-9pm at the Recreational Enrichment Center, 1540 Sawdust Rd in The Woodlands. This production, which runs on Saturdays, February 1-15, is directed by John Barton.
In TCWoWS(a)[r], three individuals attempt to perform every single thing that Shakespeare ever wrote in less than two hours. Auditioners should have stamina, a love for both Shakespeare and comedy, and be able to easily come up with numerous characterizations on demand.
Actors of any gender and adult age range are encouraged to audition. Please bring a headshot and resume, and be prepared to present a 1-2 minute comedy monologue and/or cold-read from the script. Rehearsals will take place in the first week of January in The Woodlands; as this is a fast-paced show with only three actors, rehearsal conflicts must be held to a minimum.
Tickets are now on sale for our inaugural holiday family show in The Woodlands, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol. The show will run on Saturdays, December 7, 14, and 21, with two performances per day at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the REC – Recreational Enrichment Center at 1540 Sawdust Road on the Journey Church property.
A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol tells the familiar tale of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, but with a twist: all of the characters are out of fairy tales. The Big Bad Wolf, King Midas, Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Three Little Pigs, and more will delight audiences of all ages. The show itself is narrated by Santa Claus himself. Additionally, free photos with Santa are available after every performance.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors; infant children up to one year old may enjoy the performance free of charge as long as they are in a guardian’s or parent’s lap.
We are thrilled to announce the amazing cast of our holiday show, A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL, directed by Sam Sigman and running December 7, 14, and 21. Please put your hands together for…
Santa Claus – Bobby Beamer
Big Bad Wolf – Laura Coccimiglio
Philip Charming / Fezziwig – Kevin Bulli
Bale/Goldilocks – Oriana Torres
Brick/Little Wolf – Eva Czahor
Twig/Old King Cole – Quint Bishop
Jack – Johnny Barton
Cinderella Charming – Heba Toulan
Gretel Charming/Little Bo Peep – Cordelia Barton
Hansel Charming/Humpty Dumpty – Torin Daniel
Timmy Charming/Peter Piper – Enre Bulli
Jacob Midas – Sean K. Thompson
Meriwether/Miss Muffet – Fallon Lawrence – Bulli
Fan/ Snow White – Tirion Daniel
Elf/Rumpelstiltskin/Black Sheep – Liam Dempsey
Medium Wolf – Connor Dolan
Mary – Angela Daniel
Queen of Hearts – Shannon Murray
Open auditions will be held for Points North’s production of A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol on Monday, Oct 7, 6-9pm at the Recreational Enrichment Center, 1540 Sawdust Rd in The Woodlands.
Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment. All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic tale.
Adult and child actors are encouraged to audition for all relevant roles. Please bring a headshot and resume if available, and be prepared to cold-read from the script. Auditioners under 18 will need an audition form signed by a parent or guardian.
The production will have six performances; two a day (11am and 3pm) on Dec 7, 14, and 21. Rehearsals will take place in The Woodlands Mon thru Thur evenings starting the end of Oct/early Nov.
Santa Claus – kind,
Big Bad Wolf – Scrooge; mean, old, greedy and just plain humbuggy
Philip Charming – our Bob Cratchit; all around good guy and former prince w lost his kingdom and now works for Scrooge.
Bale – Charity rep; little pig who thought straw was darn good building material.
Twig – another charity rep; little pig who build his house out of sticks.
Brick – another charity rep; smartest of the three little pigs.
Jack – Scrooge’s nephew former beanstalk owner & giant slayer who’s fallen on hard times, but loves his uncle.
Cinderella Charming – Mrs. Cratchit; spunky become who loves her husband and children.
Gretel Charming – a Cratchit child; her brother’s keeper.
Hansel Charming – a Cratchit child; has serious directional issue.
Tabitha Charming – reminds us of Tiny Tim; poor little match girl with sunny optimism
Jacob Midas – Marley’s ghost; loves his bling; had the golden touch as Scrooge’s business partner.
Meriwether – the Ghost of Christmas Past; she’s Cinderella’s bibbity-boppity fairy godmother.
Little Bo Peep – Scrooge’s schoolmate in the past
Humpty Dumpty – another past schoolmate
Little Wolf – young Scrooge; think of him as a ten year old cub
Fan – Scrooge’s sister; kind duckling who’s sensitive about her looks
Fezziwig – young Scrooge’s boss; happy kind, charitable shoemaker.
Elf – employee of Fezziwig’s; works nights a lot.
Medium Wolf – young adult Scrooge, twenty or so; a dashing young cub before he morphed into the mangy old dog
Goldilocks – Medium Wolf’s true love and a girl who likes things just right
Old King Cole – the Ghost of Christmas Present; a merry old soul and a merry old soul is he
Snow White – party guest; friend of Jack
Rumpelstiltskin – another
Miss Muffet – another
Peter Piper – another
Mary – Jack’s wife; the contrary one who loves Scrooge… not!
Queen of Hearts – the Ghost of Christmas Future; shrill and mean; don’t cross her or it’s off with your head
Black Sheep – passerby on Christmas morning; recently shorn and freezing in the cold
Extras as Londoners, students, elves, Cat, Little Boy Blue, other partiers.
*Some actors may be cast as multiple characters
We are thrilled to announce that – after 19 years – UpStage Theatre has decided to rebrand and relocate to a new neighborhood. On September 14, 2019, at the annual Woodlands Arts in the Park – Shakespeare in the Park Festival, UpStage artistic director Sean K. Thompson announced that production of “Macbeth” as the final production of UpStage… and the FIRST production of Points North Theatre Company.
A new name, a new look, a new location… but the same heart and dedication to providing exceptional theatre to its audiences!