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    Kids On Stage: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

    Presented by at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    May 7 - May 9, 2010

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    Kids On Stage: Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

    In the latest Kids On Stage production, Sherlock Holmes must face not only his nemesis Professor Moriarty but also an invasion of giant rodents! Sixteen Houston-area children ages 12 - 18, currently the students of Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage Rehearsal and Performance By Audition class, present Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, adapted by Thomas W. Olsen from the...

    In the latest Kids On Stage production, Sherlock Holmes must face not only his nemesis Professor Moriarty but also an invasion of giant rodents! Sixteen Houston-area children ages 12 - 18, currently the students of Main Street Theater’s Kids On Stage Rehearsal and Performance By Audition class, present Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, adapted by Thomas W. Olsen from the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, May 9, 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 mainstreettheater.com. All tickets are $5.00.

    About the Play
    Any fan of the world's greatest detective would love to get hold of the story of the Giant Rat of Sumatra …and that's only the beginning of this thriller! A derelict ship docks in London, its hold full of strange cargo and the only survivor on board raving with madness. The royal family faces scandal, and the Queen's niece, Princess Victoria, is kidnapped. The game is afoot for Sherlock Holmes, but before he can get far, a mysterious attack leaves him at the point of death. Fortunately Watson and the Baker Street Irregulars, a gang of scruffy urchins Holmes enlisted as spies, are ready to take over. Can they stop a madman from blowing up London?

    About The Production
    The cast is comprised of sixteen children from the Houston area and is as follows: Jazmine Blas, Ron Calzolari, Bailey Ethier, Margaret Glaser, Alyssa Hauser, Georgia Hutto-Friman, Emily Hwu, Marielle Issa, Jack Porter, Maggie Shackelford, Sutter Sharp, Gabrielle Shinholster, Logan Shoemaker, Alexandra Szeto-Joe, Chris Szeto-Joe, Catherine Tharp.

    Professional artists direct and design all Kids On Stage R&P productions. Amelia Rico is the 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 Spring R&P Lab class will perform Briar Rose: the Tale of Sleeping Beauty. Classes range from $160 - $500; camp ranges from $260 - $520. For more information or to register for classes and camps, 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.

    Since 1975, Main Street Theater has produced high quality professional theater for audiences of all ages through its MainStage productions and Main Street Youth Theater. The Main Street Theater Kids On Stage program offers performing arts classes and camps for children 5 years to 19 years of age. The organization produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and 4617 Montrose Boulevard at Chelsea Market.

    Main Street Theater is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of 25 arts organizations that work collectively to raise awareness of the size and diversity of the arts in Houston, and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters. Main Street Theater offers a lively year-round repertory of classic and contemporary plays for audiences of all ages and provides a much-needed showcase for Houston theater professionals. Main Street Theater is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and of ASSITEJ, the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

    Pictured above:  L-R are Holmes (Ron Calzolari) and Watson (Chris Szeto-Joe). photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com.


    Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    4617 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

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    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:

    Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, May 9, 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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