Katy ISD High Schools Gearing Up for 7 Musicals This Month

Katy ISD High Schools Gearing Up for 7 Musicals This Month

January 08 2024

During the month of January, many hundreds of students across Katy ISD will take to the stage for the community's enjoyment - and their development as individuals and artists.

Theatre productions in Katy ISD are nothing short of top-notch. With crafted, well-designed sets, quality costumes, and props in state-of-the-art performing arts centers at each Katy ISD high school, performances are prepared under the direction of dedicated theatre department leaders and delivered enthusiastically by each cast and crew member.

When considering how you can give back to the community, weave in a little fun by attending a high school theatre production near you. Get plugged in at one of these upcoming productions in your area and support the arts right here in Katy, with tickets generally ranging from just $10 to $20.


Tuck Everlasting

Presented by Tompkins High School's Tompkins Theatre Company

January 18, 19, 20, 26, @ 7:00 PM | January 27 @ 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tompkins HS Performing Arts Center @ 4410 Falcon Landing Blvd, Katy, TX 77494

Tuck Everlasting tells the story of young Winnie Foster, a girl longing for adventure and escape from her stifling life in the late 19th century. Winnie’s world changes forever when she discovers a magical spring and meets the immortal Tuck family, who drank from it a century ago. As Winnie befriends the Tucks, she learns their extraordinary secret – they can never age or die. She faces a choice: keep their secret and live forever, or return to her own mortal life. Tuck Everlasting explores themes of life, death, and the beauty of the fleeting moments in between.


The SpongeBob Musical

Presented by Taylor High School's Mustang Theatre

January 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 7:00 PM

Taylor HS Performing Arts Center @ 20700 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

Bikini Bottom stands on the brink of a disaster, requiring an unlikely champion to seize the spotlight. This audacious, one-of-a-kind musical is a testament to camaraderie, collaboration, and the potent forces of unity and inclusion. It is a tribute to the belief that the sheer power of positivity can, indeed, rescue the world.


Anastasia the Musical

Presented by Jordan High School's Jordan Theatre Company

January 25, 26, 27 @ 7:00 PM | January 27 @ 2:00 PM

Jordan HS Performing Arts Center @ 27500 Fulshear Bend Dr, Fulshear, TX 77441

Based on the animated film, this musical follows the journey of a Russian orphan, Anya, as she seeks out memories of her past. She is helped along her way by two con artists who wish to pass her off as the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.


Bright Star

Presented by Katy High School's Katy Theatre

January 25, 26, 27 @ 7:00 PM | January 27 @ 2:00 PM

Katy HS Performing Arts Center @ 6331 Hwy Blvd, Katy, TX 77494

In the post-war era, a young soldier, freshly returned from the brutalities of World War II, crosses paths with Alice Murphy, an erudite literary editor. Their meeting stirs a deep-seated yearning within Alice, a longing for the child she once cradled in her arms and lost. This profound bond they share compels Alice to unravel the mysteries of her past. The discoveries she uncovers in this heartfelt journey hold the potential to reshape their lives in unimaginable ways.



Presented by Paetow High School's Paetow Theatre Company

January 25, 26, 27

Paetow HS Performing Arts Center @ 23111 Stockdick School Rd, Katy, TX 77493

Inheritor of the Frankish empire, the youthful Prince Pippin embarks on a quest for the elusive secret of genuine joy and satisfaction. This journey leads him through the thrilling arenas of warfare, the seductive allure of earthly pleasures, and the machinations of political authority, all after orchestrating the downfall of his father, the illustrious King Charlemagne the Great.


The Wiz

Presented by Mayde Creek High School's Mayde Creek Theatre

January 25, 26, 27 @ 7:00 PM | January 27 @ 2:00 PM

Mayde Creek HS Performing Arts Center @ 19202 Groschke Rd, Houston, TX 77084

This cherished Broadway gem, the musical adaptation of Dorothy's saga in the magical Land of Oz, is an electrifying spectacle that harmoniously fuses elements of rock, gospel, and soul. Dorothy, a spirited Kansas farm girl filled with wanderlust, finds herself swept away by a whirlwind into a mystical realm where she encounters Munchkins, witches, and a legendary yellow brick road.


Mama Mia!

Presented by Morton Ranch High School's Maverick Theatre Company

January 26 @ 7:00 PM | January 27 @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Morton Ranch HS Performing Arts Center @ 21000 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77449

The youthful protagonist of this charming story, Sophie, who is just on the cusp of her wedding, finds herself on a quest to discover her father's identity. Delving into the pages of her mother Donna's old diary, she uncovers the existence of three potential candidates. Brimming with anticipation and unbeknownst to Donna, Sophie sends out an invitation to each of these men, hoping to find the one who will escort her down the aisle on her special day. As the wedding bells edge closer, the island paradise is stirred with unexpected reunions and the rekindling of past romances.


The theatre, a core symbol of artistic expression, plays an instrumental role in the development of our youth, cultivating creativity, empathy, and resilience. When you attend a Katy ISD high school theatre performance, you are not only given the opportunity to enjoy quality entertainment close to home, but you are also supporting students in your community.

Participation in the fine arts notably enhances the learning experience across academic areas, reducing student dropouts and fostering a love for learning. Furthermore, the arts promote non-academic merits such as self-esteem, cultural exposure, creativity, and social harmony, serving as a crucial platform for the personal and intellectual development of students.

For more information about fine arts in Katy ISD, including other programs you can support throughout the year, visit katyisd.org/Page/4165.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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