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Sweet Potato Queens

Southern Show Revisited in Houston as TUTS Underground Goes Sweet

BY // 02.08.16

In March 2015, TUTS Underground hosted a reading of a new musical, The Sweet Potato Queens, based on the best-selling, semi-autobiographical books by Jill Conner Browne. One year later, the Southern show with a universal heart returns to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts for its world premiere as a fully staged theatrical production.

The creative team is a parade of musical talent: music by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester; lyrics by Oscar nominee and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Sharon Vaughn; and book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes, whose credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains and Say Goodnight, Gracie.

What’s a Sweet Potato Queen? Visit Browne’s website for the full story. Better yet, read the book that started it all (and became a New York Times bestseller), The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love.

What: TUTs Presents The Sweet Potato Queens

When: Thursday – Sunday, March 17 − 27

Where: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall

Tariff: From $25

Contact: TUTS Underground, 713.558.8887 or online here.

Why not make a weekend of it? Book the exclusive Sweet Potato Queens package at The Lancaster Hotel Friday – Sunday, March 18 – 20, with promo code SPQ. The package includes a king deluxe room for two, pre-show champagne and hors d’oeuvres with Jill Conner Browne herself, plus access to discount tickets for the March 19 matinee performance, including a post-show chat with the cast.

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