Archive for the 'Theatre' Category

Firebird from Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s “1909-2009: The Great Collaborators of the Ballets Russes” Firebird danced by Marie-Agnes Gillot, Domenico Luciano. Choreography by Dominic Walsh, Scenic and Costume Design by Frederique de Montblanc, Lighting Design by Robert Eubanks.

Stockard Channing on InnerViews

Stockard Channing talks about her Oscar nominated role in Six Degrees of Separation with Ernie Manouse on InnerViews.

Elixir of Love at the Houston Grand Opera


This is the last weekend for the Houston Grand Opera’s 09-10 season starter, Elixir of Love. From their site:

“Donizetti’s sweet love story, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is at Houston Grand Opera from Oct 23 to Nov 7, 2009 www.HoustonGrandOpera.org/ElixirofLove

This sparkling folktale is one of Donizettis most popular operas. Lovesick Nemorino falls madly in love with the young landowner Adina knowing well that she is out of his league. Luckily, the scheming Dr. Dulcamara has just the cure to what ails him. Russian soprano Ekaterina Siurina sings the minx Adina and John Osborn is Nemorino. Internationally renowned Italian bass-baritone Alessandro Corbelli plays Dr. Dulcamara, and Liam Bonner is the flamboyant Sergeant Belcore. Directed by Annabel Arden, this delightful production takes place in a rustic Italian town square.”

Whiplash by Lauren Whitehead

DiverseWorks has a couple of interesting events coming up this weekend.

On Friday, they open “Now that I’m by myself,” she says, “I’m not by myself, which is good” curated by Rachel Cook and featuring works by film artist, Laurel Nakadate, amongst others.

Lauren Whitehead performs Saturday to raise money for MetaFour.

Lauren will be “sharing an excerpt of her full length work Written in Blues that explores the blues and blues singers who can also be called tragic idols – women like Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner. ”

FABULOUS, you say?  Read on …

“All these women who are trying to heal themselves through song but also have these other pathologies that they’re dealing with,” Whitehead says. “That leads to the question of why would any young woman seek this limelight if what comes with it more often than not is this tragedy. And then trying to piece together what comes first – the tragedy or the song.”

Cabaret at Theatre Under the Stars

Given the publicity, Cabaret at Theatre Under the Stars sounds like a winner!

Liza does her Oscar- winning take.

Dollar Store Show Coming To Houston

The Dollar Store Show, a literary event where participants craft a story about an item purchased at a Dollar Store, is coming to Houston. The show is the brainchild of Chicago artist Jonathan Messinger, Abraham Levitan and Zach Dodson. From their site:

‘We wanted to have a night of readings that automatically injected a little humor into the evening, and that forced artists to create something new for that show, rather than putting up work that

Sarah Jones at TED

Actress Sarah Jones channels different identities for her presentation at the TED Conference. Intelligent comedy about diversity with a global focus pretty much sums up what we are trying to here at KHR. (Not sure how I can jive the Fashion section with that last statement).

Thanks to T for introducing me to this great comedian!

Sand Animation at MAITRI 2009

The University of Houston

Night Court at the Wortham

Once a year, Houston lawyers with a flare for the dramatic put on a show. They call this show Night Court and it will take place at the Wortham Theatre this weekend. Get your tickets at hba.org.

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Night Court 2009 Show Promo

Night Court is a variety show written and performed by local lawyers. The show raises money for charities of the Houston Bar Foundation. Night Court is in its 19th year of production. There are 5 shows scheduled starting June 10 through June 13 at the Wortham. Tickets are available at HBA.org.

Insert lawyer joke here.