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Art, Music, and Conversation Return to The Gordy

Stages welcomes patrons back to The Gordy with Thursdays at The Gordy

Photo Credits: Priscilla Dickson

The Celebration

The Gordy, Stages Repertory Theatre’s elegant campus, set the scene for a pleasant reunion on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Patrons were welcomed back for the first time since March with Thursdays at The Gordy, a weekly, reservation only, socially distanced happy hour.

The Story

Utilizing various sections of the tasteful surroundings, guests were seated at tables in the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Lobby, the Edmundson Gallery, the Lancaster Lounge, and outside on the Radoff Patio. Jazz pianist Matt Crump entertained attendees as they savored the contents of charcuterie boxes and nibbled on bite-sized brownies. Libations included signature cocktails, like The Gordy-hattan, and wines by the bottle.

The Moments

Stages board of directors member Ralph Burch and his guests, Vicki West and Mario Gudmundsson,  enjoyed a Vincent Latour Chassagne-Montrachet from Burch’s private wine locker at The Gordy. George Lancaster, Stages’ chair emeritus, entertained friends with cocktails in the fashionable Lancaster Lounge, which was named for him and crafted by the Allie Wood design studio. Time was also spent appreciating the fresh autumn air and admiring the works of Paul Fleming in the Edmundson Gallery and Sarah C. Ferguson in the Lancaster Lounge.


George Lancaster; Sally and Philip Edmundson; Ralph Burch and Vicki West; Myrtle Jones; Jim and Judy Nicklos; Lori Priess; Neal Hirsch; Michelle Watkins; Mario Gudmundsson; Susie and Sanford Criner; Marc Matejowsky and K.M. Cooper; David Chambers; Alexandra Yates; Stages Managing Director, Mark Folkes and Christopher Johnston; and Stages Artistic Director, Kenn McLaughlin.


About Stages Repertory Theatre

Founded in 1978, Stages Repertory Theatre has grown to become Houston’s sixth-largest nonprofit performing-arts producer, and the largest outside the downtown theatre district. Its focus is on producing a broad scope of plays and musicals in an intimate setting. Almost all Stages shows are rehearsed and constructed on-site in Houston and brought to life by an exceptional community of locally-based artists and craftspeople, along with occasional guest directors, actors, and designers from around the world.


Additional Information   

Thursdays at The Gordy will take place every week from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through to November 19, 2020. There is a cover charge of $25 per person ($50 per person for lounge seating in the Edmundson Gallery). Drinks are not included in the cover charge. Tables can host groups of up to four guests and are physically distanced. No other party will be seated at your table. Advance reservations required, by visiting or via the box office at 713.527.0123.

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