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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                10 Cl HeraldZeitungi O Wednesday January i t u n g Arts Entertainment Retrospective display Ruth Bowers demonstrated clay sculpture at a 1995 NBAL meeting Ruth Bowers clay sculpture on display at NBAL Gallery through February The Art of Ruth Bowers will be on display at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 W San Antonio throughout the month of February The retrospective showing of her sculpture and water color will be available for sale with the proceeds benefit ing the New Braunfels Christian Academy and the NBAL building renovati6ns fund Ruth was a generous person and her family wants to share her artworks with her friends and also aid two insti tutions she said Elaine Felder NBAL president Bowers who died last month of leukemia was an art teacher at the New Braunfels Christian Academy for sev eral years and was well known and respected for her artis tic and teaching abilities A longtime NBAL member she also taught sculpture and watercolor in her barn studio She was active until the very end A year ago she did a sculpture demonstration at a NBAL meeting The NBAL Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from I to Shows company meets challenges The director and cast of The Good bye opening tomorrow at Cir cle Arts Theatre have a right to be proud of themselves According to the shows producer Elizabeth Elliott theyve had one hurdle after another to clear to reach their ultimate achieve ment getting their act A musical especially one with the complex score this one has needs at least six weeks to whip into said Elliott Unfortunately this com pany has had only two troublefree weeks out of the whole preparation process Youd never know it though This past Sundays technical rehearsal was a remarkable combination of patience hard work and The hurdles were the necessary absence of the leading lady for a week the rehearsal material arriving a week late from the publishing house the music director snowbound in New York for over a week and the technical director bedridden for a week If only these weeks had been concurrent said Elliott The cast is made of strong though according to Roberta Elliott director of the production In turn the actors have expressed their appreciation of their directors equanimity and con sideration In said the senior Elliott theyre and thats why the First Nighters will see a good Cant you see it Elliot Frank Thomas paints a rosy picture of life on the stage for Lucy Alexandra Stanley under the disapproving glare of her mother Paula Joy Llndsey in this scene from The Goodbye opening tomorrow at Circle Arts Theatre Lead roles are being played by Joy Lindsey Frank Thomas and Alexandra Stanley supported by featured actors Jane Haas Tom Balmos Christie Smith Abigail Smith Kelly Kohlen berg Jennifer Hoots Sheryl Hall and Joel Guajardo The cast is completed by Steve Derkacz Jame Rowles Robin Williams Valyn Lindsey and Katie ONeal Sundays 7 performance will benefit the Comal County League of Women Voters no passes redeemable at that time Tickets for all shows are available at ChinanThings For reservations call 6093092 Mon day through Saturday 3 to 7 Sculptor presents works at SA College Sculptor Roger Colombik will be exhibiting his artworks in the Visual Arts and Technology Center Gallery of San Antonio College Feb 22 through March 15 The show entitled The Dreamer and the Dreamed will be open Monday through Thursday 8 to 9 and Friday 8 to 5 On opening day Feb 22 hours will be from 6 to 8 at the center located at 950 Dewey at Lewis Street San Antonio For more information about the Roger Colombik exhib it contact 199596 Exhibition Committee Chairperson Tom Wilson at 7332909 Missoula troupe stages performance Feb 3 The Missoula Childrens Theatre musical pro ductiop Jack and the Beanstalk will be presented Saturday Feb 3 1996 at 7 at the New Braun fels Civic Center The cast was announced follow ing a twohour audition Monday night and rehearsals began immediately The Missoula Childrens The atre Tour Team Donald Mogstad and Aimee Young wHl have you amazed by what this cast of 60 local students has accomplished in just a few short days The 1996 cast will conclude rehearsals Thursday night and present a school performance Friday Feb 2 at for school groups preschools and nursing homes Representing 20 schools in this area the cast will be headed by Jack played by Bethany Schwartz with Nick Mayo as the Giant Two addi tional main characters are the Magic Harp played by Brittney Williford and Jill played by Jaime Fulk erson Farmers will be Jessica Hughes Dominic Alvarez Courtney Clelland Jamie Pantermuehl Robin Suchy Krista Grantham Jessica Pantermuehl Lind sey Waymer Martha Rockwood and Derek Clark Merchants will be portrayed by Lee Matthews Robby Cook Chelsea Cornelius Lauren Durham Erica Alvarez Brittney Kay Beeson Joy LaFaitte DiAnn Ortiz Brittney Shearer and Jeremy Fisher There will even be a circus in town Circus per formers from the Ringmaster to a Lion Tamer will be played by Cassandra England Laura Longer Randy Hill Aubrey Lee Mandy Saenz Samuel Guerrero Kelsey Hitzfelder Buddy Keeble Lauren Mechler Rebecca Cook Brittney Sturdivant Rachel Leifeste Christina Talcott Kelsey Rae Ford Michaelee Smithers Katie Duckworth Tyler Fis chbeck Sterling Handrick and Christina Dirienzo And the smallest cast members will be Magic Beans Chase Gray Ian Jackson Taylor Jonas Jessica Clark Kendall Repka Charles Rikard Lau ren Green Melonie Steele Stacy Sims Marcela Crouch Bonnie Sturdivant Kyle Hornseth and Aimee Young plays a dual role as co director and actor Tyler Guinn Assistant directors Stephanie Rhoades Martin Villanueva Cara Panebianco Amy Stauffer and Summer Martinez help during rehearsals and back stage Aimee Young on her first tour with Missoula Childrens Theatre plays a dual role as Jacks moth er and Milky White the cow She is a 1993 gradu ate of Middlebury College with a degree and went on to earn her degree at Trinity Rep Conservatory in 1995 Her performance credits include Lady Windermere in Lady Windermeres Shirley in Fifth of Alex in On the and her masters thesis In Mollys a onewoman show with such companies as Mur der on Us Dinner Theatre in Rhode Island Potomac Theatre Project of Weathervane Theatre in New Hampshire Repertory Complex in Providence With specialized training in Shakespeare and Chekhov at the British American Dramatic Academy Aimee is skilled dance and choreography Aimee was 1989 Miss Teen of Rhode Island and enjoys hiking biking swimming painting and singing at weddings Donald Mogstad besides directing the production with Aimee plays a character called Magic A vet eran of the Missoula Childrens Theatre he has toured with such shows as Alice in Wonderland and The Fisherman and his Don spent six weeks last spring in Japan with Pinocchio and will be traveling back to Japan this spring with Jack and the Don holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Uni versity of Montana and has appeared with the Vir ginia City Players and the New West Stage Company Las Vegas and most recently the Young Peoples Theatre Project Some of Dons favorite roles include Orin the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and Aries in Greater which he also directed Don is a native of Montana and an avid sports fan The Missoula Childrens Theatre was founded in 1970 and has created 13 original musicals that are currently touring with 20 teams of MCT tors including Don and Aimee who are in New Braunfels this week Following last years suc cessful MCT production of New Braunfels organizers decided to make this an annu al event at the end of January For additional infor mation on school workshops available during future residencies contact Jean Wilson at 6090454 For groups for the Friday performance call 609 0454 or the Civic Center during rehearsals 625 9803 Tickets for Saturday are and are available at the Childrens Museum Sip N Sup at 611 W San Antonio or at the Civic Center during rehearsals tonight or Thursday from 4 to 9 Spirit of 76 comes alive with drama focusing on thrfamTjttsAbigailAdams The of 76 comes alive Tues day at the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels as Rebecca Bloomfield pre sents The Revolutionary Mrs The play both written and per formed by Bloomfield will be pre sented at 1 in celebration of the theaters opening and of Presidents Month at the museum Bloomfields visit follows an evening performance at the LBJ Memorial Library in Austin where Mrs Johnson and other dignitaries will be in attendance Assistance in spon soring the performance was contributed by the George Garcia post of Veterans of Foreign Wars Bloomfield began her onewoman show after reading a biography of the life of Abigail Adams which sparked her interest Adams personal life achievements and dilemmas are fea tured in the play Back then common wisdom was that a womans body not her mind gave purpose to her Bloomfield said Abigail Adams the first First Lady to live in the White House dis Bloomfields show has been presented across the country and has been called surprise hit of Chica gos delegation to the Fringe Festi val Edinburgh by the Chicago Tribune She has worked with people such as Burgess Meredith Phyllis Diller Rebecca Bloomfield stars In The Revolutionary Mrs Bloomfield has worked with per formers such as Burgess Meredith Phyllis Diller Anthony Michael Hall and Teri Garr Teri Garr and Anthony Michael Hall performing in everything from Euripi des and Shakespeare to Rodgers and Hammerstein She has also won Emmys Effies and a Gold Lion at the Cannes International Film Festival The performance is free to families and group rates are in effect for schools Bloomfield will visit in person with museum patrons between 2 and 4 Staying in character she will also show items from her big bag and discuss the life and times of revolu tionary America Call 2106200939 for more information Names in the News iioY oq u Di hides any stress ilv during visit LONDON AP If Princess jl is stressed over her Royal mess jJjPshe showed no signs of it to the Amer ican media Diana laughed chatted and Schmoozed with 70 correspon mol8ents as guest of honor Monday at a of The Association of Amer ican Correspondents in London The association has hosted prime heads of state and other of the royal family including pt Dianas estranged husband Prince Charles Dianas were off the record when a reporter asked if he could ite that she was relaxed and cheerful said yes then added to laughter that she also was very Diana showed no evidence of recent grained relations with the media which has reported extensively about her trou bled relationship with Prince Charles the royal family and her staff Crawford looking for new digs LOS ANGELES AP Richard Geres Malibu house is no longer a model home Gere sold the threebedroom resi dence for million meaning his estranged wife supermodelactress Cindy Crawford will have to move out Gere 46 has starred in such movies as An Officer and A Pretty and Mr Crawford 29 made her feature film debut last summer in Fair Game with William Baldwin Holly tribute attracts favorite acts CLEAR LAKE Iowa AP Rock n roll fans can bop boogie and twist to the sounds of Fabian the Diamonds and the original Cricket at the 17th annual Buddy Holly tribute this week end More than Holly fans paid each to attend the soldout concert at the newly renovated Surf Ballroom where Holly gave his last performance in 1959 Holly was killed after the concert when his plane crashed in a soybean field Also killed were rockers Big Bopper Richardson Ritchie Valens and pilot Roger Peterson Holly fans who still mourn the Day the Music Died can take bus tours to a memorial that has been set up on the site Otherwise theyll be enjoying the dressedup digs where Holly last rocked Watercolor renditions Dee Dee Dale of Cibolo painted the Henne Hardware Building in watercolor at the recent New Braunfels Art League meeting 16 at New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 W San Antonio Dale teaches water color on Mondays at NBAL Gallery   

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