New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
6 AiHerald-Zeitung ■ Wednesday, Jan. 4,1995
Arts & Entertainment
Move over, Jeanne Dixon!
We have our own predictions!
No crystal ball...
I don't need one. The spirit of ‘95 is in the air! If you can't sense it, you’ve been in that rocking chair too long. But I could make the boldest wager on the outcome of this brand new year, without blinking! I could clean up on a fortune, if I did. Why am I so confident? The signs are there...
First of all, we’re having a Sesquicentennial. What’s so great about that? It means that every one of us can proudly claim this community as our own. We'll even let you newcomers out there join the celebration.
Secondly, three major arts organizations: New Braunfels Art League, Children’s Museum, and Circle Arts Theatre have done extensive renovations, upgrading their facilities and services.
Thirdly, the businesses in town are becoming more and more aware of
the intrinsic value of implementing and celebrating the arts.
So...I think it’s pretty difficult to focus on the history, the beauty the accomplishments, and the wisdom of "we, the people" of this community without the grace of healing taking place. We need that. It’ll be subtle, gradual, without great struggle. As it should be. It will be a case of filling our circumscribed world with so much positive action that there will be no room for negative “attack mode" methods for change. That doesn’t mean being lulled into complacency about things we don’t like.
It means giving the heave-ho to Fear and helping Love do its work. Too “Pollyanna” for you? Actually, it’s more pragmatic than you dream.
Two winners is ALWAYS a better outcome than one winner, one loser.
As to those “renovations,” have you been inside either the Children’s Museum or the Art League building lately? The museum fascinates ALL us kids, and bit by bit, the Art League Center is not only more functional, but becoming very attractive.
And that’s what both places do more and more — attract visitors. And even though Operation Facelift is not totally finished yet, pardon my pride over Circle Arts new exterior.
Now, about those “aware businesses.” Thanks to Karen Crandle, the Downtown Association, and everyone involved in the Main Street project, the P.T.A. is getting cooperative effort with its annual arts focus for students. It’s called Youth Artbeat. Everyone’s getting the message. Again, it’s an accent on the positive, telling our young people to "JUST SAY YES...TO LIFE!”
Cards on the tabla!
Here they come...my predictions for 1995:
■ I. We will have a Sesquicentennial festival that involves more of our citizens than any celebration we’ve had before!
■ 2. New Braunfels Art League will COMPLETE the repairs and renovations to its building by the end of this year!
■ 3. The Children’s Museum will exceed the highest number of visitors its had in the past!
■ 4. More local people as well as out-of-towners will “discover” the quality performances at Circle Arts Theatre!
■ 5. More young people will become excited about the visual, literary and performing arts than ever before!
■ 6. The arts in general will realize more revenue through grants and contributions, because of their own increased productive efforts!
■ 7. The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will have its work cut out, trying to choose the business that most deserves its ANNUAL ARTS AWARD.
■ 8. Last, but most important.
ALL of us will grow so much in true AGAPE (look it up!) that surrounding towns will want to know what the secret is in managing our town so well!
Now the question is this: Anybody out there want me to be wrong about these predictions? You'll lose...and win!
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STAGE preps for Texas Non-profit Theatre Festival in February
From staff reports
“Pizzazz” by the award winning author, Hugh Leonard, is the STAGE entry for the Texas Non-profit Theatre Festival ‘95 at SALT in February 1995, and will play for one weekend in January at Krause House in Bulverde.
Show times at Krause House are at 8 p.m. on January 19, 20 and 21. The Sunday matinee on Jan. 22 will be at 2:30 p.m.
Show tickets are $8 for all seats. No season tickets will be accepted for this contest entry production, but season ticket holders are entitled to a $ I discount from the ticket price.
A champagne punch and cheese reception will follow the performance on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Call (210) 438-2339 for reservations.
Directors Nancy Florman and Zada Jahnsen present five veteran performers in this Chinese Box of a play. All is not as it seems as two apparent strangers play an elaborate game while waiting to hire out cabin cruisers on the River Shannon.
The cast includes Sharon Knibbe of Spring Branch, Sherri Truitt, Dr. D B Nils Florman Jr. and Julia E. Cammack of San Antonio.
Food will be available al the Krause House Food Bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows; I p.m. for the Sunday maunee.
Food is optional and is not included in the price of show tickets.
Nils Florman (left) as Conroy, Sharon Knibbe (center, of Spring Branch, and and D. B. as Rooney Marion. Photo by JAMES JAHNSEN
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Circle Arts Theatre casts ‘Rumors’ production
They say there are some "wild goings-on” at Circle Arts Theatre these days. It seems that four women and four men are pretending to be married couples, and rumor has it they’re celebrating the anniversary of a fifth couple, whom no one’s seen for some time! But Ken knows that Chns told Claire what she heard from Cassie, who accused Glenn of "hanky-panky" with Myra!
It’s all part of the theatre’s opening production of its 27th season, Neil Simon’s fast-paced comedy, “RUMORS”. Directors Roberta Elliott calls it "a unique blend of sophistication and slapstick”, with a script that reminds her of "Noises Off”, bul this time she won’t have to rotate an enure set in the middle of the show! She’s not unhappy about that.
■'Hiat’s an understatement' But what I’m really pleased about is the cast,’ said Elliot. "Most of them are seasoned, highly skilled actors, and by the time we open, the audience will have a Iiard job identifying the novices. Diey’re all so capable!”
Cast as the attorney, Ken and his nervous wife, Chris, are experienced performers, Gary Pemberton and Cathy Clark Pemberton is remembered for the title role of "The Foreigner" and Clark is known for her many musical characters, the last one being Sister Amnesia in "Nunsense”.
Bob Byxbee, last seen here in "'I’he Foreigner” will portray Lenny the accountant, and Joy Lindsey, formerly known as Sister Mary Leo in "Nonsense” will play his sharp-witted wife, Claire
Playing die psychiatrist, Ernie, will be veteran actor, Ixwis Sarko/i, while his wife, die T V. chef, Cookie, will be portrayed by Carol Bissett, last seen in “Noises Off’ Newcomer, William Day of San Antonio, will do the honors as Glenn, who’s running for the Senate, and Cindy Lynch, seen in last season's "Laundry and Bourbon” will play his insecure wife, Cassie.
Rounding out the cast will be Carmen Hinojosa as the tough little police sergeant who investigates the "goings-on” and Taylor Ixe, as a rookie cop.
Tickets will go on sale Jan. 16 at Chma-n-Things Reservations for contributors and season pass holders will begin on the same date, and be open lo the general public a week later, Jan. 23. They may be made by calling 609-
3092, Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. only.
The champagne opening happens Feb. 2, and the 7 p.m. performance on Sunday, Feb. 5 will be a benefit for the local Cancer Society.
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