Three Summer Musicals Come to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Toes are sure to tap this summer as the musicals, “American Pride,” “The Night the Music Died” and “Hello Dolly,” come to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. This July, the three musicals will perform on various dates to hundreds of spectators in the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The musicals are part of Texas Family Musicals Incorporated. TFM is a non-profit theater corporation that produces musicals to launch the careers of young professionals in musical theater.

“American Pride,” is a spectacular musical about what is right with America. Michael Skiles, Executive Producer says, “Forget the news, set aside the politics and come celebrate what is right with America today with Texas Family Musicals’ production of American Pride.  A new musical written and directed by The Waltons’ Judy Norton”.

“The Night the Music Died” brings music from Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper to life! “Through the magic of theater, this concert comes back to life in full blast where the audience will actually feel that they were there on that fateful night,” said Skiles.

“Hello Dolly” is a Tony Award winning classic that features Judy Norton (The Waltons) and Don Most (Happy Days). Skiles says, “Audiences never tire of this classic musical and our production that follows the story of how Mrs. Doll Levi plays matchmaker.”

The Texas Family Musicals is one of the most unique theater organizations in the county. Its mission is twofold. One is to produce quality family friendly Broadway style musicals while the second direction is to help launch careers for young professionals in musical theater. Everyone involved with Texas Family Musicals is actively pursuing a career in theater. Since this mission was adopted in 2007, 58 TFM alumnae have made it to Broadway where two were nominated for Tony awards.  Over 160 have joined National tours and many others have gone on to larger theaters.

This year, we wanted to pay tribute to the early beginnings of the Galveston Summer Musicals. “American Pride” contains actual scenes from the Lone Star and South Pacific which played each year at the Mary Moody Northern Amphitheater.  “Hello Dolly” was another regular production at the Amphitheater having played there seven straight years. “The Night the Music Died” was created on the outdoor stage the last year of production. It is an original show by the Texas Family Musicals and has played each year since its inception.  It plays to capacity crowds each time.  All shows are tied into the early years of the Galveston Summer Musicals.

Three Different Musicals:
“American Pride” July 1-4
“The Night the Music Died” July 7-10
“Hello Dolly” July 14-16

Ticket information:
$25-$40 with a $4 discount per ticket for seniors 65 and over. Special prices for groups, seniors and children.

To purchase tickets:
Call toll free 1-855-668-1221

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American Pride The Night the Music Died Hello Dolly
Fri., July 1 – 2:30 pm Thu., July 7 – 7:30 pm Thu., July 14 – 7:30 pm
Fri., July 1 – 7:30 pm Fri., July 8 – 2:30 pm Fri., July 15 – 2:30 pm
Sat., July 2 – 2:30 pm Fri., July 8 – 7:30 pm Fri., July 15 – 7:30 pm
Sat., July 2 – 7:30 pm Sat., July 9 – 2:30 pm Sat., July 16 – 1:30 pm
Sun., July 3 – 2:30 pm Sat., July 9 – 7:30 pm Sat., July 16 – 6:30 pm
Sun., July 3 – 7:30 pm Sun., July 10 – 2:30 pm  
Mon., July 4 – 2:30 pm Sun., July 10 – 7:30 pm  
Mon. July 4 – 7:00 pm