Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's A Catered Affair Opens in Houston Jan. 6

Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's A Catered Affair Opens in Houston Jan. 6
 
Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's short-lived Broadway musical A Catered Affair officially opens at Houston's Main Street Theater Jan. 6 following previews that began Jan. 1.

Directed by Andrew Ruthven with musical direction by Miriam Daly, the cast features Luisa Amaral-Smith (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The House of the Spirits, Awake and Sing!) and Jeff Galligan (Sweeney Todd) as parents Aggie and Tom; Christina Stroup (The Light in the Piazza) and Jamie Geiger (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza) as the young lovers Janey and Ralph with Terry Jones (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris), Shondra Marie (Tomfoolery, Ps and Qs: the ABCs of Manners), Erin Roche, Bethany Daniels Shapiro (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris) and David Wald (The Heidi Chronicles, The Doctor's Dilemma). A Catered Affair, according to press notes, "tells the story of a Bronx mother's efforts to give her only daughter the elaborate wedding she never had — and her daughter never asked for — as it explores our need for love and the true meaning of family." Fierstein penned the book to the musical with a score by Bucchino.

The design team includes Meghan C. Hakes (set design), Macy Perrone (costume design), John Smetak (lighting design), Chris Bakos (sound design) and Richard Solis (properties design). Janel J. Badrina is the production stage manager.

Tickets range from $26 - $40 ($5 Friday is Jan. 7) and are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at (713) 524-6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com.

Jeff Galligan, Luisa Amaral-Smith, Christina Stroup and Jamie Geiger
Jeff Galligan, Luisa Amaral-Smith, Christina Stroup and Jamie Geiger Photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com
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