Articles tagged with "theatre"
Kennedy Center Recognizes COM Theatre With Top Accolades
The College of the Mainland Theatre was recently recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for its work in the currently-running production, “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
Newest Theatre Production Revives a Childhood Classic in “Peter and the Starcatcher”
Join the College of the Mainland Community Theatre for a thrilling adventure in “Peter and the Starcatcher” from November 7-24. The newest theatre production will tell the story of how an unassuming orphan comes to be the beloved Peter Pan. Filled with marauding pirates, jungle tyrants, mermaids and unlikely heroes, the lively show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Theater Director Receives Houston Press Theatre Award
H. Russ Brown, Head of Theatre/Artistic Director at College of the Mainland was recently honored as Best Fight Director in the 2019 Houston Press Theatre Awards for his fight choreography on the Alley Theatre’s recent hit production of The Three Musketeers.
Musical mystery "Song of Singapore" now at COM Community Theatre
Enjoy a wacky parody of classic movies – full of music and intrigue – with “Song of Singapore” July 13-30 at College of the Mainland Community Theatre.
“Red” colors life, art at COM Community Theatre
"What do you see?" Painter Mark Rothko asks his assistant, Ken, the burning question.
Theatre students swashbuckling certified
Thirteen College of the Mainland theatre majors are now armed with certifications in single sword fighting after excelling May 4 on double-edged tests.
Theatre students tackle swashbuckling certification
Thirteen College of the Mainland theatre majors will put their swashbuckling abilities to the test May 4 from 12:30-1 p.m. in the COM Gym as they take the Society of American Fight Directors’ skills proficiency test in single sword.
Announcing Adventure Radio Theatre
College of the Mainland theatre majors will hark back to the glory days of radio theatre April 26 at 7 p.m. with a public show featuring action-packed “Flash Gordon” “The Shadow,” “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon” and “Frontier Gentleman” episodes.
Sword fights and shenanigans in comedy "Moon Over Buffalo”
Pratfalls, slammed doors and shenanigans abound in College of the Mainland’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” March 23 to April 9.
Lost in Yonkers at COM theatre
As the second world war rages, two boys face turmoil closer to home when their father deposits them on their grandmother’s doorstep to become a traveling salesman.
Students' 1940s radio play thanks Elmcroft community
Dressed in flared skirts and plaid suits, theatre students stepped back to 1940s and entertained dozens of residents of the Elmcroft of the Mainland Senior Living Community in Texas City with “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Theatre majors nominated for regional award
College of the Mainland students Tyler Fayad and Mackenzie Land have been nominated for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Award for their performances in “C.O.M. Wasn’t Built in a Day.”
Live radio theatre rings in holiday season
College of the Mainland students will step back to the 1940s with radio theatre performances.
COM debuts radio theatre with spooky hits
The echoes of 13 ominous chimes, howling wolves and screeching winds form the chilling backdrop to College of the Mainland students’ latest production: Chiller Radio Theatre.
Original play dives into history of community college
Laugh, explore College of the Mainland’s history and discover how the best-laid plans can have unexpected results in a new original comedy Nov. 3-20 at COM Community Theatre.
Secrets spill in "Crimes of the Heart” at COM theatre
Scandals and sorrows lie hidden, soon to bubble to the surface, in “Crimes of the Heart” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre Sept. 8-25.
Summer musical returns to Roaring '20s
With big musical numbers, singing and the Charleston, “The Drowsy Chaperone" recreates the best of Broadway at College of the Mainland Community Theatre July 14-31. When the show’s narrator puts on the record to his favorite musical, the characters pop to life in his apartment.
From page to screen: Students create film in cinema class
Armed with cell phones and story ideas, a dozen students set off across campus to bring their films to life.
COM students earn stage-combat certifications
“I’m going to ask you one more time – Did. You. Touch. My. Drums?” Nick Mora asks Jalil Toussant. “No!” Tempers flare. Fists fly. Knives flash. A man falls.
“Bleacher Bums” scores at COM Community Theatre
In “Bleacher Bums” the drama on the baseball field is second only to the drama in the stands. Showing at the College of the Mainland Community Theatre May 19 through June 5, the all-too-familiar pang of defeat hasn’t dampened fans’ enthusiasm for their beloved Chicago Cubs.
Small-town secrets explored at COM Community Theatre
In sleepy little Second Samuel, Georgia, not much ever changes … until Miss Gertrude dies, setting off a revelation of the town’s not-so-simple secrets. Set in the late 1940s and filled with colorful characters, “Second Samuel” runs at College of the Mainland Community Theatre March 31 to April 17.
'Nunsense’ on parade at COM theatre
Take a seat and relax with toe-tapping tunes and witty wisecracks filling College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s hilarious musical spoof “Nunsense,” showing Jan. 28 to Feb. 14.
Swashbuckling workshop arms high school students for stage
Swords swooshed through the air and clanged as steel struck steel. “Save yourself!” a swashbuckler shouted to his partner.
Mishaps and mayhem fill comedy at COM
Merriment and misunderstandings ensue in “Round and Round the Garden,” a quintessential British comedy showing at College of the Mainland Community Theatre Nov. 5-22.
New COM theatre director trains in action and accents
Crossed pirate swords and Captain America’s star-emblazoned shield guard the walls of H. Russ Brown’s office.
COM student shines on and behind the stage
Playing the man behind the curtain, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in elementary school sparked Max Estudillo’s passion – theater.
COM summer musical opens July 16
College of the Mainland Community Theatre will again present a show-stopping summer musical with “I Do, I Do!” a lyrical look at life and love.
“The Drawer Boy” opens at COM Community Theatre
Peer into memories forged over a lifetime – and lost – in “The Drawer Boy” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre May 21 to June 7.
“The Last Night of Ballyhoo” at COM theater
Peek into the 1930s Deep South with “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” showing through April 26 at College of the Mainland Community Theatre.
Alum’s students sing their way to New York and beyond
Minarets from the summer’s production of “Aladdin” shimmering in the backdrop, the 31 young performers of the Bay Area Theatre and Voice Academy in League City belt out their musical quacks and cock-a-doodle-doos.
"Always ... Patsy Cline" back by popular demand at COM Community Theatre
The fan favorite, "Always ... Patsy Cline" will shine again at the College of the Mainland Community Theatre Jan. 29 to Feb. 15.
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" showing at COM
Remember your first prom outfit? Clothing choices – and the memories they spark – take center stage in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” playing May 17 to June 1 at College of the Mainland Community Theatre.
"Rounding Third" hits home run at COM Community Theatre
For many Little League coaches, baseball can be summed in one word “ fun." Or is it winning? Two coaches' wildly opposing views on the game and the right way to play collide in "Rounding Third," playing at COM Community Theatre April 24-27.
A man for all football seasons
The story of the man who stalked the sidelines springs to life in College of the Mainland Community Theatre's "Lombardi," running March 27 to April 13.
COM theatre presents "Fascinating Rhythm: A Gershwin Celebration"
The inimitable music of the masters sparkles in the original premiere "Fascinating Rhythm: A Gershwin Celebration" playing at College of the Mainland Community Theatre now through Feb. 16.
"Boeing Boeing" to take off at COM theatre
Climb aboard for fast-paced comedy at the College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s production of “Boeing Boeing,” showing Nov. 7-24.
League City retiree to debut at COM theatre
After retiring, Donna Bane, of League City, created a bucket list of activities that she'd always wanted to do but never made time for.
Losing weight and gaining a role
Between auditioning, taking classes and losing 147 pounds, Aishah El-Akkari, of Texas City, has had an eventful year and a half. After working to get in shape, the college student decided it would be fun to audition for COM’s production of “The Wedding Singer.”