By Christopher Durang
Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
Directed by Shelly Baker, Assistant Director John Harrington
Rated R for adult language and themes.
See the show for FREE as an usher or concessions volunteer! CLICK HERE
The Theater is COLD, please bring a sweater.
The Pearl Theater is holding auditions for children ages 5 - 18 for Once on this Island, Jr.
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens, and Flaherty.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel
Based upon the novel by Harper Lee
Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork and one of the best-loved stories of all time, To
Kill a Mockingbird is a gripping and heart- wrenching tale of coming-of-age in the South. Set in a town poisoned by prejudice, the play portrays a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, Scout, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
Preview: June 21, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Performances: June 22-July 8
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 3:00pm
Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 3 @ 7:30pm
Generally, rehearsals will be Sundays 3-6pm and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. Some conflicts will be accepted.
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047
Please bring a headshot and resume along with a list of conflicts to auditions. Auditions will consist of storytelling, prepared monologues (ATTICUS AND JEAN LOUISE ONLY) and cold readings. Auditioners are strongly encouraged to read the script in advance if possible.
• Children should prepare a short story to tell – less than 3 minutes. They may be asked to participate in some theatre games and/or read from the script as well.
• Adults will be asked to read from the script.
• Those auditioning for ATTICUS and JEAN LOUISE (adult SCOUT) will be asked to present a prepared monologue in addition to cold reading from the script.
All campers will get quality training in acting, singing, dancing, and design by professionals in a safe and creative environment.
Each actor will also have the opportunity to be a STAR in the end of camp showcases.
We offer half and full day camps for students ages 4 through High School Seniors, beginners through more experienced students.
Full day campers should bring a healthy sack lunch, two snacks, and a bottle of water. Half day campers should bring a snack & bottle of water. Campers should dress comfortably in clothes that allow them to move freely with closed toed shoes which are to be worn at all times.
To save a spot in a summer camp a $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration with the payment options available.
Camp Tuition includes camper t-shirt and 1 FREE ticket to the showcase performance.
Early Bird Deadline is April 14, 2018.
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
by Don Zolidis
It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! After two weeks of learning about producing a play from the audition phase to opening/closing nights and then to strike, participants will complete this camp with true knowledge of what it's like to be a part of a full production from beginning to end. It will be a time to remember! This is a Production Camp with a weekend of shows following the camp. Please make sure your camper is available for shows.
Camp director: Curtis Barber.
Camp Dates and Hours:
Performances (Tickets $10):
Sign up your big & small Zombies now to come act up with us this summer!!
**EARLY DROP OFF/LATE PICK UP AVAILABLE for an additional charge**
$50 Non-refundable registration fee
Tuition for Ages 8 - 18: $400 before April 14, 2018 / $425 after April 14, 2018
My Puppet and I
COCO Comes to Life
Puppetry is a great introductory tool to the art of theater! Your little will get to create a puppet and then learn techniques to use that puppet to alleviate stage fright, express emotions and have fun while on stage.
Do you love to sing and dance like Miguel? Did you like Miguel’s story? Then this Coco inspired camp is for you! Ignite your inner performer as we celebrate each student's heritage and individuality through music, art, and storytelling inspired by the movie.
This all day camp will have two snack breaks & a lunch so please send two healthy snacks, a lunch and water with your child each day. Also, plan for your camper to dress comfortably with closed toed shoes.
Pearl Academy of Performing Arts
COMPLETED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 1, 2018
A limited number of scholarships are available through the generous sponsorship of Westside Veterinary Hospital in Pearland. These scholarships are based on financial
need or other circumstances. Submission of application does not guarantee a scholarship. Please fill out the attached Pearl Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) Scholarship Application Form.
The Scholarships are offered to “underserved” communities and families of need for summer camps at the Pearl Theater.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to receive financial assistance with your theatre education!
Pearl Theater’s Summer Camp program offers students opportunities for expression, exploration, and the opportunity to make new friends while having fun learning theatre
Please download the following application, fill out and return for scholarship consideration.
We are excited to announce our Take Your Seat Fundraiser Campaign at the Pearl Theater. Back in 2010, with a little more than a few hundred dollars, we purchased our current seating and installed what was to be temporary, rudimentary lighting instruments. While we are proud of the many great accomplishments we have achieved with such humble beginnings, we are constantly seeking ways to fulfill our mission to provide a comfortable atmosphere for patrons and a creative home for artists. With your participation, we will be able to greatly increase the seating comfort of our patrons by installing brand new seating as well as allow our theatre artists more creativity and freedom when designing for productions by expanding our lighting capabilities.
Although in good condition when we purchased them, our current seats had already been used in their previous home for a number of years. Currently, many of our seats are broken, missing pieces, or simply beyond repair. Moreover, our limited lighting grid severely hinders the creative abilities of our directors and designers who strive to deliver the highest production values to our community.
By purchasing one or more seats, you will be able to become a permanent part of our artistic community. When you Take Your Seat, you will have the opportunity to have your name or dedication inscribed on a nameplate and installed on the seat of your choice.
Your donation is fully tax deductible and you will have our never ending gratitude for the support you show to the arts in our community and the Pearl Theater.
Please see our complete brochure available by download here, the Pearl Theater, or contact us to request by mail.
We have several ways to purchase your seat: by mail, on our website, or use our convenient payment plan. Just fill out the following form to get started!
This is a great time to get involved with the Pearl Theater! Thank you!