“It is a necessary story to tell. It’s a beautiful love story,” Boswell told Houston Press’s Margaret Downing during a previous stop in Houston. “People don’t know about this part of that history, the love stories, the behind-the-scenes,” Boswell said. “It’s imperative our children know about our history…to remind us of how far we’ve come and how much further we have to go.” The show won a fistful of Tony Awards — Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations — when it first hit Broadway and is an audience favorite around the country.
8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston. For information, call 409-765-1894 or visit thegrand.com. $28 to $48.
Fri., Nov. 29, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 30, 2 & 8 p.m., 2013