Monthly Archives: November 2018

Miss Bennet Thanksgiving!

As many of you know, I’ve been asked by Main Street Theater to remount Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson (our favorite playwright) and Margot Melcon. A huge success last year, we are offering this heart-warming play for the holiday season once again. With most of the same cast and the same brilliant set, we hope it will continue to thrill lovers of Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice fans, and families looking for an alternative to Dickens and The Nutcracker.

We have one new cast member that injects a new chemistry into certain scenes, and an infusion of wonderful new costumes that add to the already polished production.

If you missed the show last year because we were sold out, I would encourage you to buy your tickets early. If you saw the show and want to share it with someone, we’re thrilled to see you come back. But know that the run is slightly shorter than last year. We open tonight, the day after Thanksgiving and run Thursdays – Sundays until December 23, 2018. For ticket information call 713-524-6706 or go online to

Do come join us for the fun, and have a wonderful holiday season.

Claire Hart-Palumbo



Miss Bennet Reprise

As many of you know, I directed Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley last year at Main Street Theater.  It was an unequivocal success, despite tepid enthusiasm from the new Houston Chronicle reviewer. We sold out the run and the extension. Such was the response, and the disappointment from some people who were turned away, that we are remounting it for the holiday season again this year. It opens on Friday after Thanksgiving.

I’m delighted to announce that all but one of our original cast is returning, including Chaney Moore, Brock Hatton, Laura Kaldis, Heidi Hinkel, Blake Weir, Skyler Sinclair, and Lyndsay Ehrhardt. Alas, Spencer Plachy, who played Darcy last year has been cast as Scar in the national tour of Lion King. But we are very fortunate to have Alan Brincks taking his place. The cast is rounded out by two new interns from Sam Houston State University, Lyndsay Craven and Tyler Mahler.

We have the same fabulous design team and the look and feel of the show will be as lovely as it was last year.

To learn more, and hopefully secure your tickets in advance, go to the Main Street Theater’s web link:

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Claire Hart-Palumbo