Nashville Hurricane

Chase Padgett created and stars in Nashville Hurricane, a one-person show about the rise to fame of a shy young guitarist. Pushed into performing by an ambitious mother and taken advantage of by an unscrupulous talent scout, he’s an unlikely hero, but he eventually wins his way to stardom. The production has won several Best awards in Fringe Festivals (Orlando, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton among them). Theatre LaB Houston’s artistic director, Gerald LaBita, programmed the audience pleaser as the opener for the theater’s 22nd season. The narrative for this guitar journey is strong, poignant and compelling. You’ll root for Padgett as he makes his way to a guitar finale sure to leave the audience on its feet. Some reviews explained why: Chase Padgett has been called “nothing short of an electrical storm” by The Edmonton Journal and “a marvel of storytelling” by the Calgary Herald.

See Nashville Hurricane at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 713-868-7516 or visit thelabhou.org. $27.50 to $45.
Oct. 1-4, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 5, 3 p.m., 2014

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