Bayou City Concert Musicals: On the Town

Three U.S. Navy sailors let loose on a 24-hour pass in the Big Apple — now what could go wrong? In the Bayou City Concert Musicals production of On the Town, high jinks ensue when three sailors decide to search for a woman they’ve seen on a poster. (One’s in love; the other two are just highly dedicated wing men.) Leonard Bernstein’s sweeping score drives the action, which includes mishaps with prehistoric fossils and randy cab drivers. The production represents a couple of firsts for BCCM — with five ballets, it’s the biggest dance performance the company has undertaken. It’s also the first time BCCM has used a professional orchestra. Bernstein deserves no less. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin. For information, call 713-465-6484 or visit www.bayoucityconcertmusicals.org. $15 to $35.
Sept. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 13, 2 & 7:30 p.m., 2009
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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