Bum Phillips Opera


One-Night-Only Performance Benefiting Bum Phillips Charities

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bum Phillips’ first year as legendary head coach of the Houston Oilers, Dan Pastorini Charity is proud to announce an exclusive, one-night-only performance of Bum Phillips All-American Opera at the Stafford Centre on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00pm. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Bum Phillips Retreat, which hosts many events and activities including Heart Sign Camp, a summer camp for deaf children.

“I had the pleasure of attending the show in New York and was invited on-stage after the show for a Q&A,” says Dan Pastorini, founder of Dan Pastorini Charity and former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers. “Wade Phillips and I were moved to tears and could not believe how authentic and true to life the story was. Who would hve thought Bum’s story would translate to opera? Then, I thought, this has got to come to Houston. Come hell or high water.”

The opera premiered in New York at the Ellen Stewart Theater and chronicles the ‘70s icon O.A. “Bum” Phillips’ time as head coach of the Houston Oilers utilizing the autobiography, Bum Phillips: Cowboy, Coach, Christian.

“It was an honor to be coached by Bum and to be part of that iconic period of time in Houston,” says Pastorini. “However, it is even more of an honor to give Houstonians the chance to remember his legacy and give back to a cause that was dear to his heart.”

Performance and Reception

The event will be held at the Stafford Centre located at 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford TX 77477. The inspiring performance will be preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by a live on-stage Q&A with notable “Luv Ya Blue” players such as Earl Campbell, Robert Brazile, Curley Culp, Elvin Bethea, Carl Mauck, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Mike Barber, Kenny Burrough Andy Dorris, Greg Bingham, Vernon Perry and Mike Renfro to name a few. Individual tickets start at $500 and are available for purchase online through the Stafford Centre — click here to purchase tickets.