Local Theatre to Bring the Enchanting Story of Anastasia to Life

Local Theatre to Bring the Enchanting Story of Anastasia to Life

November 27 2023

This holiday season, Playhouse 1960 is set to transport audiences into the magical world of "Anastasia," a musical play with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a book by Terrence McNally. Based on the beloved 1997 animated film, the musical weaves a captivating narrative around the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. As the story unfolds, an amnesiac orphan named Anya, played by a talented cast, embarks on a journey to discover her family's traces. Along the way, she unwittingly aligns herself with two con men who seek to exploit her resemblance to the Grand Duchess. This heartwarming production promises to be a magical evening filled with music, drama, and the spirit of the holiday season.

Playhouse 1960, a cornerstone of northwest Houston's cultural scene since 1973, is proud to present "Anastasia" as part of its rich tradition of over 500 productions and 10,000 performers. As a community theatre, Playhouse 1960 relies on the support of its patrons through ticket sales and donations to continue its legacy of bringing quality theatre to the local community. Under the expert direction of Trish Gant, "Anastasia" is poised to be a testament to the theatre's commitment to providing a creative, safe, and supportive environment for both performers and audiences.

"Anastasia" will grace the Playhouse 1960 stage on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 8:00 PM, with additional matinee performances on December 3, 10, and 17 at 3:00 PM. This varied schedule provides ample opportunities for theatre enthusiasts to experience the enchantment of the production. 

Located at 6814 Gant Road near Willowbrook Mall, Playhouse 1960 distinguishes itself as an all-volunteer non-profit community theatre that has been a vital part of the local arts landscape for nearly five decades. The theatre's commitment to excellence is evident through both its Main Stage and Young Actors Productions, offering opportunities for individuals to showcase their talents both onstage and behind the scenes. With Young Actors performing matinees and the Main Stage captivating evening audiences, Playhouse 1960 remains a beacon of artistic expression and community engagement.

As Playhouse 1960 continues to be a hub for theatrical creativity, it invites the community to join in the magic of "Anastasia." Purchase your tickets now and be part of the legacy that Playhouse 1960 has built over the years. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of theatre and support this all-volunteer nonprofit community theatre that has been igniting the stage since 1973.

Tickets for Playhouse 1960's production of "Anastasia" can be purchased online at ci.ovationtix.com/35447/production/1171150.

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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