Friendswood Theater Kicks Off Vacation With A Review, Then A Musical

Thanksgiving is approaching, but it’s already “Christmas in Friendswood” with a review scheduled for November 20-21 in the new permanent home of the youth branch of Show me this productions.

The installation, called PMT YAS! The studio after PMT’s drama and performance class series for young adults is at 3800 FM 528.

Having our own space puts us in closer communication with our PMT YAS parents, ”said Eduardo Guzman, 2006 graduate of South Houston High School and founder and artistic director of the group.

From December 3 to 12, the Friendswood studio will present the PMT YAS production of “Madeline’s Christmas”.

Guzman started PMT in 2014 as a theatrical production company in the Midtown area of ​​Houston.

In 2017, PMT added the Young Adult Series to the Bay Area, offering classes and performing opportunities in various venues while looking for a place of its own.

“Christmas at Friendswood”

When: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Or: PMT YAS! Studio, 3800 FM 528 at Friendswood 77546

Cost: $ 15

Tickets:https://bityl.co/9fGa

“Madeline’s Christmas”

When: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 3-12 December

Or: PMT YAS! Studio, 3800 FM 528 at Friendswood 77546

Cost: $ 15

Tickets:https://bityl.co/9fGi

Info about Pitch Me This Productions:pitchmethis.com


This summer, PMT moved into a 4,000 square foot building “that has been a shell face for five years,” said Shannon Nichols, associate artistic director of the group.

“We have two private lesson studios, a rehearsal / dance studio, and a 51-seat theater,” said Nichols, who graduated in 2010 from Deer Park High School.

“It shares the same parking lot as the Harmony Music Academy, where Eduardo taught voice and piano for several years,” she said.

“Christmas in Friendswood” is a production by PMT Houston’s Adult Artist Company, but PMT YAS student artists will join them in the high-energy, family-friendly revue. They will be joined by the PMT group on holiday favorites such as “White Christmas”, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Little Saint Nick”.

Performances take place at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on November 20 and at 2:30 p.m. on November 21. Tickets cost $ 15 and can be obtained at https://bityl.co/9fGa.

“Madeline’s Christmas” is a musical based on a classic children’s series by Ludwig Bemelmans which begins with “In an old house in Paris covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines”.

The one-act show has a book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby and music by Shirley Mier, including the songs “Achoo” (when some girls get the flu), “Abracadbra” (when a mysterious man comes to their door. ) and “Bonne Annee” (when they ring the new year).

The role of Madeline is shared by Olivia Kirtley, 12, a student from Pearland Junior High East who is the daughter of Max and Virginia Kirtley of Pearland, and Natalie Mull, 11, a student from Sablatura Middle School who is the daughter of Mike and Heather Mull. from Pearland.

The two girls were among a dozen YAS students who performed “Into the Woods Jr”. at the 2020 Musical Theater Competitions of America (MTCA) festival in Los Angeles.

The judges awarded them the first place in their division and the competition prize for the overall average of the best scores among all vocal, solo, monologue, design and ensemble entries.

“Madeline’s Christmas” will be on stage at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm from December 3 to 12. Tickets cost $ 15 and can be purchased at https://bityl.co/9fGi.

PMT YAS offers week-long cabaret camps, large-scale musical theater productions, and weekly creative classes for students aged 6-18.

For more information on PMT, visit pitchmethis.com.

Don Maines is a freelance writer who can be contacted at [email protected]