GALLERY: Cypress Creek FACE to celebrate 25th season with long-anticipated return to The Centrum

The 21,000-square-foot venue is able to seat 877 people. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
The 21,000-square-foot venue is able to seat 877 people. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

The 21,000-square-foot venue is able to seat 877 people. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Centrum has been closed and undergoing renovations for nearly four years following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As part of its renovations, the venue traded its burgundy color scheme for cooler blue and gray tones. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The revitalized Centrum will also feature a $330,000 floodgate system, watertight doors and sealing walls to make the venue more resilient in the event of another flood. Appliances, such as air conditioning units, have also been raised 3 feet above ground level, and hallways that had previously been carpeted will now be tiled for additional flood-resiliency measures. (Courtesy Bruce Frogge)
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The revitalized Centrum will also feature a $330,000 floodgate system, watertight doors and sealing walls to make the venue more resilient in the event of another flood. Appliances, such as air conditioning units, have also been raised 3 feet above ground level, and hallways that had previously been carpeted will now be tiled for additional flood-resiliency measures. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As of June 23, construction is wrapping up at The Centrum with a donor appreciation event planned for early September. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
After a nearly four-year hiatus, Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment will return to The Centrum for its 25th anniversary season beginning Oct. 16.

According to a June 21 news release, all but one event in the nonprofit's upcoming Star-Lit Series will be held in The Centrum, which has been closed and undergoing renovations for nearly four years following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.

"We are excited to announce we will be back in The Centrum for our 25th anniversary season, 2021-22," said Nanci Decker, Cypress Creek FACE executive director, in a statement. "When we lost The Centrum to flooding during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, we thought that was hard, but being forced to close down by a pandemic for over a year has been heartbreaking. Now that the pandemic numbers are down and The Centrum is being renovated again, we are extremely excited to be presenting performances again."

After reopening for Easter Sunday service earlier this year, The Centrum hosted its first event June 18—a graduation ceremony for the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. As of June 23, construction is wrapping up at The Centrum with a donor appreciation event planned for early September.

The 2021-22 Star-Lit Series performance schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 16: The Texas Tenors (The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring)

  • Dec. 4: The Kingdom Choir (The Centrum)

  • Dec. 31: The Four Freshmen (The Centrum)

  • Jan. 29: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (The Centrum)

  • Feb. 19: "The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston" starring Belinda Davids (Westfield High School's Philip Geiger Performing Arts Center, 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston)

  • March 26: Celtic Angels Ireland (The Centrum)

  • May 14: Forever Motown (The Centrum)


In addition to The Star-Lit Series, Cypress Creek FACE will also host its Promenade Series in the sanctuary at John Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. According to the release, the series features classical, harp, woodwinds and more in nine afternoon concerts held on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Promenade Series season tickets are $90 for all nine concerts.


Additionally, Cypress Creek FACE will continue hosting its Free Children's Series at the Mangum-Howell Community Center every Saturday at 11 a.m. This season's series will include A.D. Players presents "Apollo: To the Moon"; a "Houston Brass Ensemble Holiday Special"; "Voices from the Past" with King Rhythm; and Houston Grand Opera's "The Barber of Seville in Texas," a bilingual performance.

Season tickets are now on sale, and individual concert tickets will go on sale Aug. 2. For more information about Cypress Creek FACE, call 281-440-4850 or click here. For more information about booking The Centrum for an event, call 281-376-7121 or click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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