The Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy announced today that Kissless the Musical will have three preview performances at the Berry Center prior to its World Premiere at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). The preview performances will be on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., The Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd., Cypress.
Tickets are $25. Reception tickets are an additional $25 per person and may be purchased with the show ticket. Receptions start at the conclusion of the two Sunday evening shows. Select your seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC Box Office at 281-685-6374.
“We’re elated that Houstonians are going to have the opportunity to see this show before it heads to New York,” said Bob Clark, HFAC executive director. “Shows selected for NYMF are not allowed to perform 60 days prior to the Festival; however, we have had such an enthusiastic response from people in Houston who want to see the show, that we received a special waiver for these preview performances.”
This is the first time in NYMF history that a theatre in Houston has been given the opportunity to perform in the Festival. Kissless the Musical is the only full production in this year’s Festival that was not cast in New York with professional actors.
“We are doing all we can to help the nearly all-teen cast raise the funds they need for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Clark continued. “Our cast and crew of 40 must raise $100,000 to cover production costs and expenses for 13 days in New York. We’re having a silent auction and reception during the Sept. 11 performance and a reception only on Sept. 18. Cast members will provide entertainment during the receptions, where patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artistic team and Chance McClain, who created this great musical.”
All proceeds from show tickets sales, reception ticket sales, and the silent auction will be used to support the cast of Kissless the Musical and their journey Off Broadway.
The talented cast of local actors include two teens from Fort Bend, Kristin Rice, a home schooled senior, and Megan Blackmon from Missouri City.