As summer drags on and the temperatures in Houston continue to climb, I’m spending a lot of time trying to plan activities for my kids that 1. don’t involve screens and 2. are inside and air-conditioned. My kids are now elementary-aged and can participate in more activities requiring longer attention spans. I’ve always enjoyed live theater, and this summer, I want to introduce them to A.D. Players. I’ve been attending A.D. Players performances since I was a child living in Houston, and want my kids to have those same experiences.
About the A.D Players
For the last 50+ years, A.D. Players has been a mainstay in the world of Houston theater. Founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George, its mission is to produce compelling theatre, from a Christian world-view, that engages a diverse audience.
Over the years, Jeannette Clift George played the lead in many plays. She also directed numerous productions for the Company, including many of her own plays, which have been performed on A.D. Players’ stage as well as in other venues across the country. Under her leadership, A.D. Players created a Touring Company that has performed nationally and internationally.
A.D. Players’ home is now the gorgeous Jeannette and L.M. George Theater in the Houston Galleria Area.
A.D. Players produce amazing theater year-round, and I am especially thrilled that this summer, they are showing The Sound of Music! I have loved this musical since I was a child, and have seen the film countless times. My kids also love the film and we often listen to the soundtrack in the car while driving to various activities. I am so excited to introduce them to the stage version.
The Sound of Music
This beloved musical was slated to be produced two years ago, but was placed on
pause as the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we’ve returned to some sense of normal life, A.D. Players are thrilled to finally be able to share the story of the von Trapp family and free-spirited Maria. Set against the backdrop of the building conflict with Nazi Germany, this story of triumph in the face of adversity has stood the test of time. This beautiful story and the music that accompanies it delights both adults and children, making attending this stage production the perfect family outing.
My kids are excited to get dressed up and have a real “fancy” day in the city. We’ll get dressed up, go to eat at a new-to-us Houston restaurant, and see the show. This summer, The Sound of Music runs July 6- August 14, so we’ll have plenty of time to attend before school starts.
A Special Offer for Houston Moms
Tickets for The Sound of Music are now available for purchase, and A.D. Players are offering Houston Moms readers 10% off regular-priced tickets with the promo code HM10. Shows are selling out fast, so jump on this deal today! Now is the perfect time to beat the heat and experience the magic of live theater in Houston!