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    Kids On Stage: After the Rain King

    Presented by at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    November 6 - November 8, 2009

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    Kids On Stage: After the Rain King

    Ten Houston-area children, currently the students of Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage Rehearsal and Performance By Audition class, dive into the grand tale of adventure After the Rain King by Steph DeFerie.  The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, November 8, at 3:30pm. Performances are at Main Street Theater – Chelsea Market, located at 4617 Montrose Boulevard. For tickets, call 713-524-6706 or log on to www.mainstreettheater.com.  All tickets are $5.00.

    About the Play
    The Rain King, a dangerous creature who delights in making people miserable, has been imprisoned between the covers of a book for twenty years. When a young girl named Glory opens his book by accident, he leaps out into the real world, ready to avenge himself on anyone he meets and expand his empire of despair. Pete, the local bully in Glory’s neighborhood, joins forces with the Rain King, who promises to make him his right-hand man and heir.

    When the Rain King and Pete disappear back into the book, Glory and her friends can’t just stand by. Following Pete and the Rain King through pirate battles at sea, skirmishes among medieval knights, and a bank heist in the Wild West, the kids must defeat the Rain King and rescue Pete to set the world right again, and to have a hope of returning home.

    About The Production
    The cast is comprised of ten children from the Houston area and is as follows: Maddy Beale, Kaitlyn Calvin, Bailey Ethier, Julia Ethier, Kyriakos Galiotos, Georgia Hutto-Friman, Iza Molzan, Kara Thompson, Nicole VerMeulen, and Jaelynn Walls.

    Professional artists direct all Kids On Stage R&P productions. Assistant Director of Kids On Stage Jonathan Gonzalez is directing After the Rain King, and Tamekia Jackson is his assistant director. Macy Perrone designs costumes, and Art Ornelas is the set and properties designer.

    About Kids On Stage
    Kids On Stage (KOS), now in its 21st season, has been designed to spark a lifelong appreciation of theater by encouraging young people to participate in all aspects of play production, from movement and monologues to stagecraft and theater history. The curriculum teaches essential skills such as creative thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, and communication—skills that enhance the overall learning process. Through year-round classes, outreach programs, and camps both on-site and at satellite locations, students develop their voices, bodies, and imaginations in a challenging and fun curriculum, taught by professional artists and arts educators. 

    Main Street Theater’s KOS program offers a wide range of classes for students of all skill levels, including individual audition coaching sessions, movement and dance classes, comedy improv classes, high school workshops, and a Summer Performing Arts Camp throughout the summer. The KOS Rehearsal and Performance system includes classes for students at two levels: those who are ready to audition for plays for the public and those who want to hone their skills by producing a play in a “lab” context for family and friends. The current Fall R&P Lab class will perform Myth Adventures, directed by Meghan C. Hakes. Classes range from $160 - $500; camp ranges from $300 - $520. For more information or to register for classes, please call 713-524-9196 x 104 or log on to mainstreettheater.com.

    Troy Scheid is Director of Education. Jonathan Gonzalez is Assistant Director of Kids On Stage.

    Pictured are (foreground) Pete (Maddy Beale) and (background) the Rain King (Bailey Ethier).


    Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    4617 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    All tickets are $5.00.

    For tickets, call 713-524-6706 or log on to www.mainstreettheater.com.


    General Day and Time Info:

    The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, November 8, at 3:30pm.


    Phone: 713-524-6706

    Parking:

    PARKING UPDATE AT CHELSEA MARKET (MAY 2014):

    As you may or may not be aware, Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market activities will move to the MATCH once it's built.  The MATCH is the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and will break ground on May 7, 2014.  We hope to be able to move out of Chelsea market into our new home at the MATCH in the fall of 2015.  There's more information on the MATCH here: http://www.matchouston.org/

    IN THE MEANTIME:
    You may have noticed that Chelsea Market has recently lost half its parking lot in a sale to a developer. In addition, our lease on that space has expired, BUT we are being allowed to stay through our 2015 season, providing we can find solutions to some of the parking problems our activities create. This affects all our programs: the showcases on Saturday mornings, our schoolday performances, and our weekend family matinees.  We are very grateful to be able to stay at Chelsea until the MATCH is ready.  

    We want to do everything we can to help our fellow tenants and our landlord, so:

    • For SATURDAY PERFORMANCES, we have received permission from the Joy School across Chelsea Blvd. to use their parking lot.  If it is convenient for you, please check this lot first for parking and walk across the courtyard to the theater. 
    • There's also quite a bit of on-street parking on Chelsea Blvd.     

     We hope this will also make it easier for YOU as you won't have to deal with the stress of a full Chelsea Market parking lot!     

    From Highway 59 South (Kingwood)
    Take 59 South and exit Fannin (after you pass downtown). Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From Highway 59 North (Sugarland)
    Take 59 North and exit Main Street. Turn Right on Main Street. Turn right on Bissonnet. Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 South (The Woodlands)
    Take 45 South to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 North (Clear Lake/Galveston)
    Take 45 North to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From I-10 East (Katy)
    Exit Studemont. Go right on Studemont. Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    From I-10 West (Beaumont)
    Exit Heights Blvd. Go to the traffic light at Heights Blvd. and U-turn under I-10. Continue on feeder road to Studemont and turn right (South). Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    **Please be aware that although you can see Main Street Theater at Chelsea Market from Hwy 59 there is no exit off of the freeway onto Montrose.

    From Main Street Theater in the Rice Village
    Turn right onto Kirby. Make a right on Bissonnet. Pass Shepherd and Greenbriar. Turn left onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)



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