From the Desk of Your Partners’ President:

Hello Partners! We are just a few days away from our New Member Party on Friday, July 15th and I cannot wait to welcome all our new members at our special event. This night is to celebrate our new Partners and it gives our returning members a chance to show how much FUN we all can be. If you are a new member, please come and enjoy an evening of food, fun and new friends. If you are a returning member, please feel free to bring a bottle of wine or a side dish to share. I'll see you all next Friday!

-Sarah Epley

Volunteer Highlight: Judith Bartok

It is impossible to describe Judith Bartok in few words. She is filled with boundless energy, compassion for others, and a motivation to extend education beyond the walls of the classroom. However, she would describe herself as just another pebble on a shore. 

Bartok earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and Master’s Degree in American Studies from the State University of New York. It was there that she met her husband, Peter. They have been married for over forty years and have two grown children. The family lived and traveled around the world finally settling in Texas. 

 Although Bartok had a high school teaching career spanning 27 years, her main goal was to provide her students with the skills needed to be successful in their lives. After retiring from teaching, Bartok joined the volunteers of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Partners because she wanted to be a part of the many educational programs the Pavilion offers children in order to enhance their education in the visual and performing arts. She became a Partner’s Board member and Chair of the Craft Committee. Bartok also serves as a member of the Scholarship Program and has worked diligently with the Children’s Festival, fundraising, and other academic activities. 

In 2011, Bartok became a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Montgomery County (CASA). She is the voice for the children in the court system fighting for their best interests. She co-chaired the 2013 CASA Gala to raise funds for training CASA advocates. For Judith Bartok life is a work of service, dedication to the needs of her community, and commitment to education. She is a pebble that has made impressive ripples in our pond.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2016 Performing Arts Schedule

7.21.15 – DreamWorks Live in Concert / Houston Symphony

8.27.16 – Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

9.2.16 – Music of the Rolling Stones / Houston Symphony

9.15.16 – Hispanic Heritage Celebration / Houston Symphony

10.7.16 – Hocus Pocus Pops / Houston Symphony

11.12.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival

11.13.16 – 21st Annual Children’s Festival

12.1.16 – Holly Jolly Jingle*

*Indicates FREE event, Mezzanine and lawn seating is free at all performing arts events.

New Partner Members Welcome Party – Friday, July 15

Mark your calendars! Friday, July 15 is our annual new member welcome party. All partners are invited to come and celebrate alongside our newest members to the Pavilion Partners family. It will be held in the Woodforest Bank Club, at The Pavilion. You don’t want to miss this awesome and fun-filled night!

DreamWorks Animation in Concert – Thursday, July 21

We need a lot of volunteers to help guests experience the thrilling music from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more, as DreamWorks Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages. The Pavilion will be serving ice cream for the first 2,500 guests at this family fun event as we celebrate 20+ years of visually stunning footage projected in HD onto the big screen while iconic music scores are performed by the Houston Symphony at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long – Saturday, August 27

Tell your friends and family to not miss the opportunity to sing-a-long to their favorite songs from the Sound of Music on August 27. There will be a costume contest for guests to dress up as a favorite character and join in the night of fun. Each of our guests will receive a bag of goodies that pertain to the movie, and they will be instructed what to do with them at certain times throughout the show. 

Intern Introduction

The Pavilion has had the pleasure of working with this summer’s interns Maddie Owen and Ana Chavez.

Ana Chavez, a senior at The Woodlands High School is planning to major in Neuroscience or Dance after graduating. She has been dancing ballet since she was three and she is currently in a pre-professional program at Payne Academy of Performing Arts. She says she is grateful to have found the opportunity to work for the Pavilion and to learn about the significant impact the Partners have in working each show.

Randalls Good Neighbor Program

Randalls Food Market is proud to be in partnership with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion through the Good Neighbor Program. Please link your Remarkable card to The Pavilion’s organization number 7769 and each time you shop you help fund educational outreach programs.

Partners' Facebook Page

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2016 Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Huntsman Sponsors | Woodlands Development Company  Sponsors | Texas Children's HospitalSponsors | Mercedes Benz Sponsors | United Airlines
Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners

2016 Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Jack Daniels Sponsors | CitiSponsors | Mercedes Benz