Urban Cowboy, Starring Austin Miller, Gallops into Houston July 14

News   Urban Cowboy, Starring Austin Miller, Gallops into Houston July 14 "Grease: You're The One That I Want!" finalist Austin Miller saddles up for the Theatre Under the Stars production of Urban Cowboy: The Musical, which begins performances July 14 in Houston.

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Roy Hamlin directs the production that will run through July 19 at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Urban Cowboy has a book by Aaron Latham and Phillip Oesterman, and features a score composed of country tunes.

The Houston run features an updated version of the show, which has been revisited by Latham since its brief 2003 Broadway run. The Broadway incarnation featured existing country songs and musical contributions by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Tony nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz. The score to the TUTS production will closely reflect the national tour of Urban Cowboy, which solely used country songs for its musical palette.

Miller stars in the central role of Bud, opposite Brooke Wilson as Sissy. The cast also includes Michelle DeJean (Broadway's Chicago) as Pam, Luisa Amaral-Smith as Sherwood, Ceasar F. Barajas as Wes, Susan Shofner as Aunt Corene and David Atkinson as Uncle Bob.

The ensemble features Xavier Alcala-Herrera, Patrick Amos, John Berno, Caitlin Cannon, Rebecca Eckert, Lindsey Edwards, Laura Finger Duggan, Tony Guerrero, Brittany Halen, Wes Hart, Brooke Humphrey, Courtney D. Jones, Logan Keslar, Larry A. Lozier, Jr., Eric S. Robertson, Melissa Steadman, Paige Wheat and Cameron Worthen.

Urban Cowboy has choreography by Paula Sloan, music direction by Andrew Austin, sound design by Dennis Craig, lighting design by Richard Winkler and costume design by Raydelle Robbins. Roger Allan Raby is production stage manager and Lynda Radisi is stage manager. Based on the 1980 film starring John Travolta, Urban Cowboy "tells the story of Bud, a new breed of cowboy who’s looking for love in the biggest honky-tonk in the world, and his roller coaster romance with local cowgirl Sissy. Their courtship plays out among a Texas-sized setting including oil fields, trailer parks and the infamous Pasadena bar and dance hall, Gilley’s," according to TUTS.

For tickets phone (888) 558-3882 or visit TUTS.

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