League City’s new community theater debuts


A variety show and barbecue dinner will feature singers, actors and other performers as the Standing Ovation Theater takes its first steps as the Bay Area’s newest community theater group.

“We have some very unusual acts, from a hula hooper to a jazz guy,” said Bonnie Reichel, band manager and vice-chairman of the board.

“We’ll have comedy bits with Coleen Reyes, Troy Nordyke and Teresa McLemore, we’ll have a single, and even Shakespeare thrown in there.”

Fundraising for the variety show will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on June 11 at Tiger’s Den Martial Arts Studio, 3383 Deke Slayton Highway in League City.

However, it is not the location of Tiger’s Den which SOT investor Carl Henderson bought last year along with a neighboring building in Webster with the aim of building a single entertainment venue, which is called now 13780 El Camino Real.

“On May 19, we finally got all of our permits,” Reichel said, explaining that the gutting of one of the buildings began in February, but now construction has begun for a theater space with a front stage. stage and 126 seats, a separate space that can be rented for special events and public restrooms in between.

Admission to the Variety Show and BBQ is $35 per person.

Places will be limited to 100 people.

Plus, $1 raffle tickets will allow guests to enter raffles for half a dozen gift baskets, with many of the products and services that were donated by Bay Area businesses.

Twenty door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

“I will host; the prizes will be easy to win, and I have a bunch of them. Easy questions like, ‘What song is it from?’ said Reichel.

“We have a bunch of nice surprises.”

Reichel said the core group of comedians who helped create the Standing Ovation Theater are actors, directors and volunteers who were active at the former Bay Area Harbor Playhouse in Dickinson, as well as other theaters in surrounding towns.

She hopes construction will be completed by the end of the year.

“When we see that we are almost done, we hope to announce our season, with six shows and a musical each year, as well as children’s shows and activities for seniors,” she said.

For more information, call (281) 654-6063.

Reservations for the variety show and barbecue can be made at standingovationtheatre.org.

Don Maines is a freelance writer who can be contacted at [email protected]


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