Alley Theatre's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, 2018.

Everyone’s favorite Alley Theatre is gearing up for a big anniversary season—its 75th to be exact—and it’s pulling out all the theatrical stops in honor of such a special occasion. We’re talking a world premiere musical alongside three world premiere plays.

“Our 75th Season boasts the most world premieres of any of our 74 previous seasons,” Artistic Director Rob Melrose said in a statement.

The jam-packed season kicks off with Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, which is being produced in collaboration with The Ensemble Theatre, before continuing with nine other productions and running through June 2022.

Scattered throughout the season are several shows that saw cancellations last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. These include the world premieres of Amerikin, originally slated for the 2019–2020 season, High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest by Texas playwright Vichet Chum, and radio play-inspired musical Noir by Broadway’s Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants).  

“When founder Nina Vance started this Theatre in 1947, she sent out 214 penny postcards and stated ‘It’s beginning! Houston, this is your Theatre,’” Melrose said. “For the 75 Anniversary and beyond, we are committed to being a Theatre for all Houstonians.”

More info and tickets at alleytheatre.org. See the full schedule below. 

Alley Theatre 2021-2022 Schedule

Sweat (in collaboration with The Ensemble Theatre): Oct 1–24, 2021

72 Miles to Go: Oct 15–Nov 14, 2021

A Christmas Carol: Nov 19–Dec 29, 2021

High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest: Jan 21–Feb 13, 2022*

Amerikin: Feb 11–Mar 13, 2022*

Sense and Sensibility: Mar 4–27, 2022

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: Apr 15–May 8, 2022

Born with Teeth: May 6–June 5, 2022*

Noir: June 2–July 3, 2022*

Alley All New Festival: June 15–26, 2022

* World Premiere

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