Unwrap Your Candies Now

TUTS 2020-21 Season Has Broadway Buzz And Houston Talent, Plus Sesame Street’s Emilio Delgado Stars in “Quixote Nuevo”

Artistic Director (and foodie) Dan Knechtges shares his take on TUTS’ upcoming season of musicals, and Sesame Street’s “Luis” reflects on the famous children’s program as well as his current on-stage role.


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In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu chats with Dan Knechtges, Artistic Director of Theatre Under The Stars, about the company's recently-announced 2020 – 2021 season. Knechtges, a Tony-nominated director and choreographer, talks about the eclectic mix of national productions with major buzz and homegrown TUTS productions that celebrate Houston talent – and why it's like a meal of tapas.

Then, Ernie Manouse interviews Emilio Delgado, who played "Luis" on Sesame Street for over four decades. Delgado stars in The Alley Theatre's production of Quixote Nuevo. Written by playwright Octavio Solis and directed by KJ Sanchez, the story is a reimagining of Cervantes' Don Quixote, set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town. It runs January 17 – February 9.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used: Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid Original Broadway Cast Recording


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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