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My Favorite Things

Songs from The Sound of Music

 

Saturday, May 8 at University of Houston's TDECU Stadium

Houston is Alive with The Sound of Music!

Join Maria, the Captain, little Gretl, and all the Von Trapp voices for a joyful evening of music and merriment for all. From raindrops on roses, to drops of golden sun, we’ll follow every rainbow, singing our way to inspiration for a brighter tomorrow! My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music on May 8 will feature Jeanine De Bique as Maria and Michael Mayes as Captain von Trapp, accompanied by the HGO Chorus and Orchestra.

For the second year in a row, HGO had to cancel Opera Ball, the company’s most significant fundraising event of the season. We also had to cancel our entire 2020-21 mainstage season, including our highly anticipated production of Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s The Sound of Music. But now, we are thrilled to invite you to experience the timeless classic like never before: with a safe, family-friendly, outdoor singalong led by the stars from our cast, joined by the HGO Chorus and Orchestra!

We’ve created an uplifting evening full of our favorite things—and that must include you! Your support ensures that HGO can "climb ev’ry mountain" and provide the soul-nourishing power of great music to all Houstonians, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Multiple underwriting and ticket opportunities, including premium open-air seating, catering, parking, family activities, and more, are detailed below.

My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music - Saturday, May 8

    • 6:00 p.m. - Doors open with a few of our favorite things in the Lonely Goatherd Lounge (UH Cougar Club)
    • 7:00 p.m. - Pre-show entertainment on-stage with HGOco; dinner, cocktails, and more
    • 7:30 p.m. - Performance and singalong

UNDERWRITING & TICKET OPPORTUNITIES

All levels of support include:

    • Premium performance tickets as noted below
    • Premium food and beverage
    • Pre-show access to the Lonely Goatherd Lounge (UH Cougar Club) with live music and merriment
    • Premium stadium parking or valet
    • Acknowledgment in event program and Opera Cues

More details below in the drop-down menu. 

    • Suites: Each 325-square-foot suite contains 12 outdoor, open-air padded armchairs, four inside bar stools, and an entertainment lounge with a high-definition monitor.
    • Loge Boxes: Each open-air Loge Box contains 4 seats with a private table and high-definition monitor. Loge Boxes are partitioned to each side by plexiglass guards.
    • Club Seats: Armchair-style padded club seats, 22 inches wide, located in the lower bowl of TDECU Stadium with Club lounge access. Social distancing will be in effect for these assigned seats.

    • Choice of premium Suite for up to 12 guests with dedicated suite attendant
    • Premium catering to make you sing!
    • Exquisite host gift and a themed gift for each of your guests
    • Complimentary limousine service (pick up and drop off at one location)
    • Option for valet or VIP self-parking for all guests
    • Exclusive invitation for six (6) to the My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music sitzprobe rehearsal on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham’s Brown Theater
    • Exclusive invitation for six (6) to the HGO Digital: Jeanine De Bique with the HGO Orchestra concert, filming on April 22 and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. CST
    • One signed and framed performance poster
    • Underwriting of 100 free tickets for Greater Houston-area COVID-19 Heroes

    • A premium Suite for up to 12 guests with a dedicated suite attendant
    • Premium catering to make you sing!
    • Exquisite host gift and a themed gift for each of your guests
    • Option for valet or VIP self-parking for all guests
    • Exclusive invitation for 4 to the My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music sitzprobe rehearsal on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham’s Brown Theater
    • Exclusive invitation for four (4) to the HGO Digital: Jeanine De Bique with the HGO Orchestra concert, filming on April 22 and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. CST
    • One signed and framed performance poster
    • Underwriting of 50 free tickets for Greater Houston area COVID-19 Heroes

    • A premium Suite for up to 12 guests with a dedicated suite attendant
    • Premium catering to make you sing!
    • Exquisite host gift and a themed gift for each of your guests
    • Option for valet or VIP self-parking for all guests
    • Exclusive invitation for two (2) to the My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music sitzprobe rehearsal on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham’s Brown Theater
    • Exclusive invitation for two (2) to the HGO Digital: Jeanine De Bique with the HGO Orchestra concert, filming on April 22 and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. CST
    • One signed and framed performance poster
    • Underwriting of 25 free tickets for Greater Houston area COVID-19 Heroes

SOLD OUT 

    • A Suite for up to 12 guests with suite attendant
    • Premium catering to make you sing!
    • A themed gift for all guests
    • Option for valet or premium self-parking for all guests
    • Exclusive invitation for 2 to the My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music sitzprobe rehearsal on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. CST in the Wortham’s Brown Theater
    • One signed performance poster
    • Underwriting of 15 free tickets for COVID Heroes

    • A Loge Box for four (4) guests
    • Maria’s marvelous picnic basket for four (4)
    • A themed gift for all guests
    • Option for valet or premium self-parking for all
    • One signed performance poster

    • Four (4) Premium Club Seats
    • Maria’s marvelous picnic basket for four (4)
    • Premium self-parking

    • Two (2) Premium Club Seats
    • Maria’s marvelous picnic basket for two (2)
    • Premium self-parking

Reserved for age 40 and under.

    • Two (2) Club Seats
    • Maria’s marvelous picnic basket for two (2)
    • Premium self-parking

Reservations

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Houston Grand Opera
Office of Special Events
510 Preston Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Direct: 713-546-0271 | Email: specialevents@hgo.org

Houston Grand Opera is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For additional information about these and other giving opportunities, please contact Brooke Rogers, Director of Special Events at (713) 546-0271 or brogers@hgo.org.

COVID-19 Policy

Safety is one of our favorite things

Safety for our guests, talent, crew, and staff is our top priority. The University of Houston TDECU Stadium, the HGO production team, and all vendors are following the strictest guidelines implemented by our local and state health safety officials. The UH staff, security, and facilities have strict protocols in place to ensure social distancing and protection. Please see details and FAQs below for what to expect at the event and answers to any questions. We look forward to a safe and fun night of our favorite things—and that includes you!

COVID-19 Notice

Please stay home if you suspect or recently have come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days before May 8, 2021, or have symptoms of cough, chills, fever, or are generally not feeling well.

Please know in any event where there are people, there is always a possible risk of exposure to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By attending any public event including My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music, understand that you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Masks

For the safety of all our patrons, all guests age 10+ must wear a mask. Please bring your own mask. Disposable 3-ply face masks will be available upon request.

Sanitizing

Sanitizing stations will be accessible throughout the venue.  

Restrooms

Please wear a mask when going to one of the public restrooms. The restrooms at the UH TDECU Stadium are equipped with hand sanitizer. Every other sink and stall is closed to ensure extra space between guests.  The stadium cleaning staff will also be sanitizing high-touch areas before, during, and after the show. In the case of a restroom wait, there are six feet markers on the ground leading into the restroom.

Food and Beverage

All Special Event supporters seated in a private Suite, Loge Box, or Club Seats will receive premium food and beverage service corresponding with your donation level. There will be no buffet-style food service in the club lounge. The catering company will follow the strictest guidelines implemented by all local and state health safety regulations in preparation and service of this food and beverage and a minimal-contact style of service will be implemented for all three premium seating areas.

UH Event Guidelines

FAQs

    • The stadium will open at 6 p.m.
    • The on-stage pre-show will begin at 7 p.m.
    • The show will start at 7:30 p.m. We strongly encourage you to arrive early and on time.
    • Those with tickets will receive a confirmation email with directions and parking details.

    • The University of Houston is ticketing the event, not Houston Grand Opera. 
    • If you have issues with purchasing tickets, please contact The University of Houston's customer care team at 713-462-6647 (GOGOOGS)
    • If you have difficulty selecting seats from the map due to party size, please use the "best available tab."
    • All tickets are mobile tickets - you will not receive a physical ticket. 

    • Pre-sale tickets go on-sale for HGO donors and subscribers on March 11 at 12 p.m. CST
    • A promo code will be emailed to HGO donors and subscribers

    • There is a fee for parking
    • Parking passes can be purchased with tickets or on-site the day of the event 

    • You may leave the event at any time.
    • We do ask that you stay until the end of the event as a courtesy to our performers unless there is an emergency.
    • Look for the ushers who will direct you to an exit gate. 

    • No tickets will be sold on-site.

 

    • Our HGO Special Events team will be in touch with all Special Events supporters/ticket holders with details on how and when your tickets, parking pass, and other materials will be received. HGO Special Events may be contacted directly at specialevents@hgo.org or 713-546-0700

    • Event supporters via our Special Events opportunities will have an assigned Suite, Loge Box, or premium Club seats. Social distancing protocols will be in effect Club seating and plexiglass partitions are installed between Loge Boxes.
    • General tickets are also available for purchase. Depending on the level of ticket purchased, you may have an assigned seat, a reserved section, or general admission.

    • The stadium will open to the event at 6 p.m.
    • The pre-show on stage starts at 7 p.m.
    • We recommend you do not arrive later than 7 p.m. to allow time to find your seats and enjoy!

    • You can arrive after the show has started, but we please ask out of safety and courtesy to guests and performers that everyone arrives on time.

    • You may leave the event at any time.

    • TDECU Stadium is designed with accessible parking, restrooms, concessions, ATMs, and seating areas. For more information, fans can call the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713.GO.COOGS (462-6647). The parking map for the 2020 season can be found here. All Special Events supporters/ticket holders will have access to valet or Red Lot parking as shown on the map.

    • All Special Event supporters seated in a private Suite, Loge Box, or Club Seats will receive premium food and beverage service corresponding with your donation level. There will be no buffet-style food service in the club lounge. The catering company will follow the strictest guidelines implemented by all local and state health safety regulations in preparation and service of this food and beverage and a minimal-contact style of service will be implemented for all three premium seating areas.
    • Additionally, stadium concessions will be open for food and drink purchases for all My Favorite Things ticket holders.

    • Outside food and beverage are not permitted in the stadium.

    • Event supporters via our Special Events opportunities will have the option for hosted alcoholic beverages corresponding with donation level.
    • Additionally, alcohol will be available for purchase at the concession stands.

    • The UH TDECU Stadium, HGO production crew and additional staff, and all vendors will be following strict guidelines and a COVID Compliance Officer is overseeing the event.
    • See more information above.

    • We suggest your “favorite” attire for a May evening in Houston.
    • Lederhosen is not discouraged

    • No, My Favorite Thing: Songs from The Sound of Music will not be available for at-home viewing.

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