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realized was that the majority of their returning audience were
people who were kids in the 1980s and 90s and had frequented
the theatre with their parents.
This summer, Texas Family Musicals returns again to Moody
Gardens to dazzle island audiences with performances by
the future stars of Broadway. Since its inception, the theatre
company’s mission has been to nurture young performers
who are in active pursuit of a career in theatre, and they have
grandly succeeded.
Sixty-three of their alumnae have made it to Broadway,
two have been nominated for Tony awards, and another one
hundred and fifty have been picked up by national touring
companies. This past year, four of the nominated Tony musicals
featured a cast member who got their start in Galveston.
The 2017 Season begins June 9 and runs through July 8 with
four different productions. First is
South Pacific,
one of the first
and most beloved musicals performed at the amphitheater.
Not only will the new production feature music tracks that
were originally recorded for those initial performances, it stars
Rob Gallagher as Emile DeBecque, a role he originated for
the Lincoln Center Revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein
classic. Gallagher also starred in the Broadway production of
Texas Family Musicals
Summer Performance Schedule
South Pacific
June 9 at 7:30pm
June 10 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
June 11 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Moments Remembered
June 14 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
The Night the Music Died
June 16 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
June 17 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
June 18 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
June 30 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
July 1 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
July 2 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Roy Orbison Experience
July 6 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
July 7 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
July 8 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Les Miserables
, and his very first professional job was with
Galveston Outdoor Musicals.
The second production is a special one day engagement
of the sweet drama,
Moments Remembered
written by
TV star, Judy Norton, who also stars in the show with
Don Most who is best remembered for his role as Ralph in the
award winning TV series,
Happy Days.
Next comes the most popular and exciting show ever
presented by the Texas Family Musicals,
The Night the Music
, which is a re-creation of the last concert given by Buddy
Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper.
The final show,
The Roy Orbison Experience
, is a grand
celebration of Roy Orbison’s life and music starring Chris
Trimboli who captures the Orbison magic in its true essence.
Tickets range from $30 to $50 with special discounts for
seniors, groups over 12, and children. They are available
for purchase by calling 855.667.1221 or online at
The Galveston Summer Musicals are held in the Moody
Gardens Convention Center which is located just adjacent
to the Moody Gardens Hotel. Free indoor parking and easy
unloading for handicapped audience members.
Roy Orbison Experience
starring Chris Trimboli
The Night the Music Died
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