The annual season-preview party at The Theatre Company has grown so popular that the 220-seat theater no longer can hold all the people who want to attend. That won’t be a problem this year.

Sunday’s Season Preview Celebration has been moved to a new location: Bryan ISD Performing Arts Center at 800 S. Coulter Drive, next to the new Stephen F. Austin Middle School. For longtime residents, it is the former Bryan Civic Auditorium.

Not only is the location of the preview party new, but so is the time. Sunday’s event will be at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

And, the audience is invited to participate in the celebration’s theme: a beach party in honor of The Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 season finale, Mamma Mia! That much-anticipated musical will run Aug. 2 through Aug. 18 at The Theatre Company’s home behind JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts in Bryan’s Tejas Center.

Patrons on Sunday are encouraged to wear their favorite beach party clothes as they get a preview of Mamma Mia!

There will be a chance to win a number of prizes, including a free performance by some of The Theatre Company cast members and a chance to sing and dance with the cast of Mamma Mia!

The celebration will include a look back at the current season, which included Anything Goes, Seussical, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Sunday in the Park With George, as well as the upcoming Mamma Mia!

But surely the highlight of the celebration will be the announcement of the upcoming season. Each production will be introduced with a sneak peak by Theatre Company favorites.

There will be an opportunity on Sunday to purchase early-bird season tickets for $10 off the special season ticket price.

Season tickets will go on sale after Sunday’s celebration at for $84 for all six 2019-2020 productions. They also will be on sale at the box office one hour before each performance of Mamma Mia!

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