Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

<i>Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie</i>

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Past Event
$21 to $56

Location Info:

Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX  77019
He was a womanizer, drank too much and, as a result of Huntington’s disease (inherited from his mother), was a person who had a hard time controlling his temper in his later years. He was also an American icon, probably our greatest folk-song writer. He was Woody Guthrie, most famously known for “This Land Is Your Land” and his chronicles of Dust Bowl life. Now coming to Stages Repertory Theatre in a regional premiere is Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a musical covering many of the points of the singer-songwriter’s life along with close to 40 of his songs. Performer, writer and musical director David M. Lutken, who developed this musical that was first performed ten years ago, says he grew up listening to Guthrie’s songs from the age of four. “His life was quite difficult in many respects and also quite wonderful. Also, of course, unique. His particular demons were very, very difficult. I continue to say to folks that it’s always amazing, whenever I do the show, that these songs came out of the man who lived that life.” Ben Hope (Stages: Hank Williams) will play the Woody role.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. July 29 through September 3. 3210 Allen Parkway. For information, call 713-527-0123 or visit stagestheatre.com. $21 to $56.


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