Theatre Under The Stars

TUTS Lights Up Gala Was Spectacular Success!

The magical evening raised more than $720,000 for Houston’s Home For Musical Theatre. IMAGES AVAILABLE HERE The Theatre Under The Stars “Lights Up” Gala and After Party took place Saturday, November 11 at The Post Oak, drawing a crowd of Houston arts lovers and philanthropists to celebrate the deep impact of theater education on our community! The event raised over $720,000 supporting a breadth of programming at Theatre Under The Stars. The evening showcased the incredible talents […]

Meet The Cast Of Cinderella!

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to introduce the enchanting cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. “Cinderella is a timeless tale beloved by so many, and we are excited to bring this version to life on our stage for the holiday season,” said Dan Knechtges, TUTS Artistic Director. Leading the cast are Brianna Kaleen as “Cinderella,” Soara-Joye Ross as “Godmother,” Jason Schmidt as “Christopher,” Courtney Markowitz as “Stepmother,” Gemini Quintos as “Grace”, Sarah Sachi as “Joy,” Brian Mathis as “King,” Melrose Johnson as “Queen,” and Mark Ivy as “Lionel.” Joining them in the ensemble are: Mike Baerga, Kahlil Cabble, Dwayne […]

The Tony And Grammy Award-Winning Musical Jagged Little Pill Will Play Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars From August 29 Through September 10

Theatre Under The Stars kicks off the 23/24 Season with a show that will have audiences rocking out. Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette (she/her), JAGGED LITTLE PILL hits Houston August 29 and runs through September 10. Tickets to the Tony and Grammy award-winning production are available in person at the Theatre Under The Stars box office Monday through Friday from 12 – 6 p.m., online at […]

TUTS: A Celebration Of Houston Stories And Songs

Theatre Under The Stars will return to the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage for the first time since 2019 with a concert in July. The show, dubbed TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs is directed by Mitchell Greco, and will run July 11 – 15 features a cast of beloved Houston actors singing many songs from the shows TUTS has performed over the last 55 years. Mark Ivy, Courtney Markowitz, John Ryan, Raven Troup and Christina Wells who have all made appearances in many TUTS […]

Theatre Under The Stars Announces The Winners Of The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards

This Year Marked The First Time The Awards Show Was Held In Person Since 2019 The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards from Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) had a triumphant return to the stage last night as a deafening crowd cheered with delight at each award that was given. “We are ecstatic to be back in person this year,” said Jacob Shideler, TUTS Interim Director of Education. “Seeing these students shine and support one another in this shared passion they […]

Broadway Star Michael James Scott To Host The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards!

Broadway star Michael James Scott is going to be making some very special wishes come true when he hosts the 2023 Tommy Tune Awards at Theatre Under The Stars on May 4, 2023. Currently starring on Broadway as the “Genie” in Disney’s Aladdin, Scott has played the role in many places around the globe including London, the North American Tour and originating the role in the Australian Production for which he won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in […]

The Tommy Tune Awards Show Returns In Person For 2023!

Theatre Under The Stars Announces The Finalists For The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the finalists for the 2023 Tommy Tune Awards today and the return of the in-person awards show for the first time since 2019! The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards will be held on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. “We are ecstatic to have the Tommy Tune Awards back in person this year after such a long […]

Tickets For The Texas Premiere Of  The Broadway Revival Of 1776 Goes On Sale At 10 a.m.

Theatre Under The Stars Engagement Runs July 18 – 23  Theatre Under The Stars announced today that individual tickets for the Texas premiere of the limited Broadway revival tour of 1776, are now on sale. Tickets are available at the TUTS Box Office at 800 Bagby St., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., by phone at 713-558-8887 or by visiting This production was developed and premiered by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University before […]

Meet The Cast Of Rent!

Houston’s home for musical theatre, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), introduces the phenomenal cast of its brand-new original staging of Jonathan Larson’s iconic Bohemian musical, RENT! “RENT is one of those new classics that is beloved by so many, and this will be the first time we’ve produced a brand-new production of it,” said TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges. “We have an amazing director, Ty Defoe, who is bringing an incredible vision for this production to life on stage.” Leading […]

Tuts Introduces A Powerhouse Cast For Their Brand-New Musical!

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce the cast of the brand-new musical, The Secret of My Success. The musical theatre company is partnering with Universal Theatrical Group, the production company behind the mega-hit like Wicked, on this production. “TUTS has a long history of introducing the world to fantastic new musicals,” said Dan Knechtges, TUTS Artistic Director who is also directing and choreographing the production. “I think our audiences are going to fall in love with […]