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Gexa Energy Broadway series announces 2014-2015 season for Hobby Center

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Classic music, spectacular dancing and award-winning entertainment are all part of the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center 2014 – 2015 six show season.

The season kicks off in October with Cole Porter’s classic musical ANYTHING GOES. It continues with worldwide smash hit, DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE; the most spectacular holiday treat of all the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES; Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, ONCE; Disney’s Tony Award®-winning and high energy sensation NEWSIES; and the record-breaking smash hit, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.

Subscribers can also choose to add highly anticipated return engagements to the season package. By popular demand, the multi-Tony Award® winning musical from the creators of South Park, THE BOOK OF MORMON, will return for a limited engagement. Theatergoers can also add on fan favorite, MAMMA MIA!.

“This season again celebrates the diversity of Broadway and brings its biggest hits and widely-loved classics to Houston,” Fran Macferran, President of the Hobby Center Foundation said. “We’re thrilled to welcome the return of audience favorites like the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR and look forward to bringing new shows Houston is sure to enjoy like Disney’s NEWSIES and multiple Tony Award® winner ONCE.

Shows in the 2014 – 2015 Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center season include:

ANYTHING GOES
October 14 – 19, 2014
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!” www.AnythingGoesOnTour.com

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
November 18 – 23, 2014
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,”“Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! www.DirtyDancingOnTour.com

THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, STARRING THE ROCKETTES
December 5 – 28, 2014
The RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, STARRING THE ROCKETTES triumphantly returns to Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts after eight years with an all new production! It’s more spectacular than ever before, featuring brand-new scenes, new sets & costumes, breathtaking special effects and an unforgettable new Rockettes finale! The Rockettes perform five new numbers, showcasing their signature eye-high kicks and incredible precision dance style in some of the most challenging numbers ever conceived. In one of the brand-new scenes, New York at Christmas, the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City! A 50-foot LED screen enhances this scene and the entire show with breathtaking new imagery. Cherished favorites like the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the Living Nativity, which both have been part of the production since it’s inception, still remain a vital part of the show’s core.
www.RadioCityChristmas.com

THE BOOK OF MORMON (Season Option – Add To Your Season Package)
January 20 – February 8, 2015
Winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award®-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award®-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, AVENUE Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Casey Nicholaw (MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. THE BOOK OF MORMON contains explicit language. www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com

ONCE
March 10 – 15, 2015
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for “Best Musical Theater Album”, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us. www.OnceMusical.com

MAMMA MIA! (Season Option – Add To Your Season Package)
April 14 – 19, 2015
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. www.Mamma-Mia.com

NEWSIES
May 19 – 24, 2015
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. NEWSIES was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. www.NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
July 21 – 26, 2015
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES
Season tickets for the 2014-2015 Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center series are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (800) 952-6560, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST through the February 18 renewal deadline, or online at www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com. Prices begin at $170. Current Subscribers will receive renewal packets in the mail during the week of January 13.

Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center will offer an array of Subscriber benefits including: priority purchase opportunities and flexible payment plan, a dedicated season staff, exchange privileges, and replacements on lost or stolen tickets. In addition, Season Subscribers can take advantage of special offers (when available) plus membership and privileges to Broadway Across America, a national network of over 40 North American cities where Broadway is presented.

Individual tickets will be available six to eight weeks prior to each scheduled performance. For groups pricing, please call (888) 451-5986 or e-mail houston.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

To stay up-to-date and get the inside scoop on the 2014 – 2015 season before it rolls into Houston, join our social community at Facebook.com/BroadwayAcrossAmericaHouston, Twitter.com/BAAHouston, Facebook.com/TheHobbyCenter and Twitter.com/HobbyCenter.

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