The Lone Star College-Tomball performing arts departments have announced the works to be produced during the 2015-2016 season. Filled with both domestic and international selections, this season’s musical and dramatic productions are sure to appeal to a wide range of audiences and will include the comedy Nunsense II as well as a night featuring the works of Cole Porter. All events are open to the community and admission prices vary, though many events are free of charge. To view a complete calendar and to purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.lonestar.edu/arts-tomball.
Fall Semester Music Concerts:
Night of Song: Italian Classics will take place in the Beckendorf Conference Center on October 13, at 7 p.m. October is National Italian American Month and, in celebration, we’re presenting entertaining and classical standards performed by LSC-Tomball music students. Enjoy light Italian-themed refreshments in an evening that will culminate in a rendition of “That’s Amore!”
Fall Music Concert: A Spooky Good Time! October 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This Halloween themed and family friendly event features the LSC-Tomball Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and department musicians offering a rousing selection of seasonal favorites. The incredible Tomball Intermediate School Choir will be joining us – bring the family!
Night of Song: Cole Porter November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Beckendorf Conference Center. Cole Porter composed countless famous tunes, from “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to “I Hate Men” (Kiss Me, Kate). His music is fun, his text is witty, and the evening will be one to remember.
Student Musicians in Recital November 12, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear outstanding student musicians in performance!
Tomball Community Holiday Music Extravaganza December 1, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Celebrate the spirit of the season with LSC-Tomball musicians and special guest artists from our community. It’s a not-to-be-missed start to your holiday season!
Music Faculty in Recital February 2, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
Night of Song: A Potpourri of Style February 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Beckendorf Conference Center. LSC-Tomball student musicians prepare for special programs and competitions throughout the year. Come out and hear them perform highlights of their repertoire on this special night.
Spring Music Concert March 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This concert features the LSC-Tomball Concert Choir and department musicians offering a rousing selection of classical and contemporary pieces.
Night of Song: An Evening in the 1920s April 5, 2016, at 7 p.m. Beckendorf Conference Center. The 1920s were exuberant years – full of merriment, energy, and good music. Explore the era and its music with us during this unique event. Light refreshments will be served.
Student Musicians in Recital April 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. Performing Arts Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear outstanding student musicians in performance!
Year-End Musical Showcase May 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. Performing Arts Center. You’ve listened to our faculty and students perform all year long – now, enjoy this culminating experience of a year’s worth of work! Extraordinary student artists, performance ensembles, and music faculty join together to produce a memorable evening of music.
Fall Semester Drama Performances:
You Can’t Take It with You will be performed in the Performing Arts Center October 8 – 10, at 7:30 p.m. This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by the team of Kaufman and Hart is perhaps the greatest American comedy ever written. Alice Sycamore must introduce her fiancé’s straight-laced parents to her rather more eccentric, freethinking family. When the wildly different families meet, the worlds of the wealthy, uptight Kirbys and the off-kilter Sycamores collide. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. This wonderfully funny show will delight all audiences.
Nunsense II: The Second Coming by Dan Goggin will be performed November 19 – 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre and will be a dessert theatre performance! This show could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the international hit musical Nunsense takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.” The same five nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for their supporters. Since their first time out was such a success, they have decided that they should stick to their successful variety show formula. This hilarious musical dessert theatre is a delight to behold.
TCCSTA State Play Festival entry February 25 – 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The production will be announced at a later time. This is the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association State Play Festival entry. We will be competing with 11-14 colleges from across the state of Texas. LSC-Tomball has won many superior and best acting awards over the past several years in this contest.
A Night of Short Plays - Plays directed by LSC-Tomball students and written by LSC-Tomball students and various authors. April 21 – 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Black Box Theatre. This delightful evening highlights the talents of LSC-Tomball students as directors and playwrights. It is always an exciting evening of raw talent that is a must see by audiences.
Anything Goes All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is a shining example of classic musical theatre with amazing dance number, campy jokes, and happy endings. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!” July 14 – 16, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. July 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.