2017-2018 Season

Cult Classics Cabaret January 18 - 26

Cult Classics Cabaret

Pearl After Dark Special Engagement!

Looking for something fun and new to do this year? Come give yourself over to absolute pleasure at the Pearl After Dark's presentation of Cult Classics Cabaret! Featuring your favorite numbers from the cheesy musicals you adore, such asRepo the Genetic Rock Opera, Xanadu, Evil Dead the Musical, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Silence! The musical and many more! Get your kicks and submit to your vices, vice being your love for classic cult musical theatre that is. Grab your fellow cult followers and come on down!

Performances are January 18-21 and 25-26, 2018

Friday & Saturdays at 8pm

Thursday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 6:00pm

ALL SEATS $20!

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PG13. Parental Guidance Suggested, for language and content.

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The Theater is COLD, please bring a sweater.

 

Miss Evers Boys

Miss Evers Boys

Performances February 16 - March 4, 2018

By Davd Feldshuh

Miss Evers Boys is a fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male that took place in Macon County, Alabama. From 1932 to 1972, hundreds of poor black men suffering from “bad blood” were given mercury and arsenic, a treatment that worked if it didn’t kill the patient, until funding ran out. The diligent Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men that they are no longer being treated, or follow the lead of her superiors and the tenets of the nursing profession. David Felshuh's riveting drama explores still-relevant topics such as medical ethics, prejudice, misogyny, classism, black, white and the areas in between.

Cast Announced:

  • Trey Morgan Lewis as Hodman
  • Shundrenika Ross as Miss Evers
  • James West III as Dr. Brodus
  • Jeff Dorman as Dr. Douglas
  • Marvin Young as Caleb
  • Ty Fisher as Ben
  • Shun Lauren as Willie

Performances:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday February 22 at 7:30 pm
  • Pay What You Can Night Tuesday February 27 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:

  • Adults $16
  • Seniors & Students $14

Tickets On Sale January 16, 2018

 

A Christmas Story, the Musical

A Christmas Story the Musical

Performances December 1-17, 2017

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others!

  • Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.
  • Directed by Brennan Blankenship

Performancs:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday December 7 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:

  • Adults $18
  • Seniors & Students $16

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See the show for FREE! Click Here to Volunteer as Usher or Concessions! (Sign up will begin November 6)

 

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Performances October 20- November 5, 2017

Antony and Cleopatra, the original celebrity couple, are brought to dynamic life by William Shakespeare. Combining high drama, low comedy, wit, and tragedy Antony and Cleopatra is the tale of a famous general and leader of Rome who rolls the dice and gambles on love with his spirited mistress Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt, passionate, beautiful, and dangerous. Considered by some scholars to be Shakespeare's underrated masterpiece, this tale will fill the intimate space of the Pearl with spectacle, music, poetry and passion.

  • Written by William Shakespeare
  • Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Gonzalez

Performances:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday October 26 at 7:30 pm
  • PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT Tuesday October 24 at 7:30 pm

Tickets:

  • Adults $16
  • Seniors & Students $14 (PG13)

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See the show for FREE! Click Here to Volunteer as Usher or Concessions!

 

The Foreigner

The Foreigner

NEW OPENING NIGHT SEPTEMBER 8 at 8p.m.

Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and we look forward to working together to heal our city. We are fortunate the Pearl Theater did not sustain any water damage and we are resuming rehearsals for our season opener, The Foreigner.

The arts can heal hearts and renew a community. We are pleased to offer you a brief respite of laughter from these difficult times with this evening of comedy and entertainment. 
The Foreigner will run 3 weekends: September 8,9,10, 12 (PWYC), 14 (BOGO), 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. 

To show our appreciation for their hard work and fearless dedication, we are offering FREE TICKETS for First Responders. Please reserve your tickets by calling (713) 340-2540. If we do not answer, please leave a message with your request and a return phone number.

Our September 12 show is a SPECIAL PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT with all proceeds going to support local animal shelters caring for our furry hurricane survivors. Please bring pet food and supplies as your price of admission (or cash donations).
Patrons with existing tickets should email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (713) 340-2540 for ticket exchanges. 

Performances September 8 - 24, 2017

An inventive comic romp, The Foreigner is set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and tells the story of a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who pretends that he can’t speak English in order to avoid making conversation with strangers. Eventually the other guests decide to air their secrets around Charlie – many damaging revelations made - with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys,” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.

  • Larry Shue
  • Directed by Curtis Barber

Performancs:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday September 14 at 7:30 pm (NEW DATE)
  • PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT Tuesday Sept 12 at 7:30 pm (All proceeds to benefit local animal shelters that are caring for our furry hurricane victims.)

Tickets:

  • Adults $16
  • Seniors & Students $14

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See the show for FREE! Click Here to Volunteer as Usher or Concessions!