Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Bayou City Concert Musicals Director Paul Hope warns if audiences "think they know Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, they should think again - 'cause this is one they haven't seen." Most people know the story of two showgirls out to catch husbands from the 1953 film adaption in which Marilyn Monroe launched a never-ending campaign for diamonds, but fewer know the original flapper-era musical which ran in 1949 with Carol Channing as the beautiful but dumb Lorelei Lee. The two shows are strikingly different, including several different songs and a new emphasis on Lorelei's friend, Dorothy, in the film.
Hope says that the BCCM production is more Channing than Monroe and that while there will be copious amounts of top-notch singing and dancing, production values will be simpler than the multimedia megashows currently seen on Broadway (translation: there's no Miss Saigon helicopter or Phantom of the Opera chandelier). Rather, with Bayou City Concert Musicals, he says, "It's all about telling the story..." Even if you have a penchant for redheads and brunettes, see Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin. For information, call 713-465-6484 or visit www.bayoucityconcertmusicals.com.$15 to $35.
Sept. 9-12, 2010
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Houston, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.