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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Theatre Under The Stars

Enriching life through the experience of quality musical theatre

three stars

84.74

800 Bagby Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 558-2600   Web Site
EIN: 74-1621647

Board Leadership
Franklin D.R. Jones, Jr.
Chairperson

CEO
Hillary Hart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.74 three stars
  Financial 79.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968 by Frank M. Young, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is dedicated to enriching life through the experience of quality musical theatre and positively impacting lives beyond the stage through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. In 2008, TUTS produced seven presentations to more than 180,000 people, and TUTS' School of Musical Theatre held 82 classes and enrolled approximately 1,435 individuals. TUTS' downtown home, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts contains the 2,650-seat Sarofim Hall, the 500-seat Zilkha Hall, a restaurant, a parking garage, offices and classroom space, and TUTS' own theatrical boutique. The fiber-optic ceiling of Sarofim Hall now keeps TUTS under the stars all year long.

Founded in 1968 by Frank M. Young, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is dedicated to enriching life through the experience of quality musical theatre and positively impacting lives beyond the stage through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. In 2008, TUTS produced seven presentations to more than 180,000 people, and TUTS' School of Musical Theatre held 82 classes and enrolled approximately 1,435 individuals. TUTS' downtown home, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts contains the 2,650-seat Sarofim Hall, the 500-seat Zilkha Hall, a restaurant, a parking garage, offices and classroom space, and TUTS' own theatrical boutique. The fiber-optic ceiling of Sarofim Hall now keeps TUTS under the stars all year long.

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Financial

two stars

79.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Theatre Under The Stars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Theatre Under The Stars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 84.74 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
Hale Centre Theatre (UT) 91.45 four stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,793,966
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $495,030
   Related Organizations $5,550
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,294,546
   Program Service Revenue $8,276,388
Total Primary Revenue $13,570,934
   Other Revenue $189,264
TOTAL REVENUE $13,760,198
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,361,964
   Administrative Expenses $1,340,519
   Fundraising Expenses $1,295,459
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,997,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-237,744
   
Net Assets $11,041,676

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Musical Theatre Productions $9,786,918 86.1%
School of Musical Theatre $1,411,755 12.4%
The River Performing and Arts Center $163,291 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 02/01/2020 84.74 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 87.85 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 85.91 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 82.08 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 84.86 three stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 77.83 two stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 88.36 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 78.74 two stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 83.81 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 87.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.23 three stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 73.15 two stars
2007-08 07/01/2009 88.81 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 72.73 two stars
2005-08 11/01/2006 85.43 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 88.00 three stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 85.28 three stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 75.05 two stars
2001-08 04/15/2003 67.40 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-1621647
Name in IRS Master File THEATRE UNDER THE STARS INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,716 1.34% Hillary J. Hart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 84.74 three stars
Guthrie Theater (MN) 85.31 three stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 88.91 three stars
Creede Repertory Theatre (CO) 92.22 four stars
The Cleveland Play House (OH) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Theatre Under The Stars
800 Bagby
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 558-2600
fax: (713) 558-2650
EIN: 74-1621647

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Board Leadership

Franklin D.R. Jones, Jr.
Chairperson

CEO

Hillary Hart
Executive Director

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