New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 6 A * Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995
Arts & Entertainment
Herald - Zeltung
NBHS Theatre Dept, to host Omer theatre Jan. 81
New Braunfels High School Theatre Department will present a musical mystery comedy and host a dinner theatre on Jan. 31 Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the play will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be chicken kien and wild rice
Tickets for the dinner must be prepurchased Tickets are $6 50 for the dinner and play for students and adults lf you wish to see only the play, tickets will be $3 for adults and $2 for students and may be bought at the door.
For dinner reservations call 625-6271 or 625-8516.Dinner with the Arts!
Behind the scenes
And the honors go to ...
(Left, top) For her talent contributed to the community and her leadership In the city arts commission, Mary Beth Smith was named Arts Individual of 1994. She is presented by Dr. Frederick Frueholz. chair of the awards committee; (Top right) Jo Ann Lemmon receives an Emeritus Arts Award from Dr. Frueholz. (Bottom left) Dr Frueholz presents the GNBAC's Emeritus Arts Award to Barbara Houde. (Bottom right) Mark Lyon, managing editor of the Herald-Zeltung. accepts the Arts Business Award for supporting the local arts in 1994. Not pictured is Bob Kliefoth. who also received an Emeritus Arts Award.
there are several small miracles
Lands Station, 381 Lands St. (629-3311) - Thursday, songwriter's night hosted by Ron Mumme. Saturday night, The Craze, starting at 9 p.m. (no cover).
* Solms City Limits - Solms Rd at FM 482 (606-0277) Thursday, Karaoke Night - High Voltage (DJ); Friday, Bob Gibson & Midway Sky fend. Saturday, High Voltage (DJ).
»+ Gruene Hall -1281 Gruene Rd. (606-1281.) Saturday, Michael Ballew (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.); Sunday, Closed.
O’Aces Cantina & Patio - Corner of
River Road & Huaco Springs Road (620-7238 ). Thursday, The Mike Abernathy Band; Friday, The Revival Brothers; Saturday, Mary Cutrifello
^Bluebonnet Palace - 16845 I-35 south, Schertz (651-6702). Wednesday, closed. Thursday, closed. Friday, Texas Music Company, 9 p.m. to 1 a m. Saturday, Texas Music Company, 9 p m. to 1 a m.
✓ Watering Hole - 1390 Old
McQueeney Road (625-0045) N/A
✓ Yellowrock Saloon - 3413 Hunter Rd., San Marcos (512*396-7188) Wednesday, Cross Roads. Thursday, Southern Star. Friday, The Road Closed Band. Saturday, Quarter Moon
✓ Treetops Restaurant - 404 E. San
Antonio St. (625-8677) Every Saturday night - True Diversity (jazz) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p m.
✓ The Shanty - Corner of FM 306 & FM 2673, Canyon Lake (964-3992) Thursday 9 p.m. to 1:30 a m Jamm Night. Friday night, the Michael Abernathy Band, Saturday night, Medicine Men 10 p.m. to 2 a rn.
Barry’s Under Pass Saloon - 904
S. Seguin (625-1223) Wednesday night is karaoke night, Jamm Session hosted by Kurt Herbeld of Quarter Moon. Thursday, Crossroads (DJ) Friday, Quarter Moon, Saturday, Pecos Country
^Cibolo Creek Country Club - 8640 E Evans Road (651-6652) Thursday, Trout Fishing in America, Friday, Bobby Mack, Saturday, the Late Bloomers with Ponty Bone.
Hurdles to success
If walking presents some difficulty for me, you’ll understand when I say these legs weren’t made for jumping! And boy...were there hurdles to jump in preparing the show for Dinner With the Arts this past Sunday! The Arts Council wanted so much to be part of the Sesquicentennial year; that it seemed like the only theme to have when we chose “150 and Counting.” I thought at the time that it sounded like an exciting idea. It was exciting, all right! I soon discovered it was very challenging to write a script and expect performers to fit the restrictions of a journey from 1845 to 1995!
But they did it! Minus an accompanist at the ONE and ONLY technical rehearsal. minus an act that was plugged in on Sunday, minus ideal lighting and acoustical support systems...and yet. the “miracle” happened. Happy patrons of the arts generously patted my back, but, truth to tell, I was NOT the one who “pulled it off, again!”
An excellent technical crew, consisting of daughter Rob as head honcho. Rosa Linda de la Cerda and Randy Foerster as stage managers, James Estes running the lights, and Amber Anderson wielding the spotlight, and close to 40 performers giving their best.. THAT's what makes the miracle. People CHOOSING to take responsibility for themselves, and giving 100%!
The other miracles
Speaking of taking responsibility, young Patrick Pope and veteran actor Lewis Sarkozi took on the Herculean task of “gluing” the acts together by being time travelers, journeying through our town’s past 150 years. Oh. it seemed simple enough. Their characters of Enc and Mr. Hoon, from
All those who loved the Red Stocking Revue, get ready — for “Cinderella," coming to New Braunfels on February 4.
Auditions are nght around the comer for New Braunfels youngsters ages K through 12.
Directors Bobby Jackson and Amelia Davies will bnng their pickup truck loaded with everything needed for the production — except the actors. Fifty New Braunfels youth will make up the cast of this musical production. Six to eight older students will be chosen to serve as assistant directors.
Auditions for “Cinderella” begin at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Civic Center.
No advance work is necessary for the auditions — students should just come prepared to have a good time. They will need to stay for the entire two-hour audition, however. After auditions the cast will be announced and rehearsal times given.
Some of the cast will rehearse Monday after auditions from 6:45 to 8:45 p m. Other rehearsals will be held Tuesday, Jan 31 through Friday, Feb. 3 from 4:15 to 8:45 p m. All cast members will not have to attend all rehearsal times. Dress rehearsal is before the first performance Saturday, Feb.
Two performances will be presented on Feb. 4, at I p m. and 3 p m Tickets are available at the Children’s Museum or during rehearsals at the Civic Center.
Jackson and Davies’ pickup holds another opportunity — workshops to be held in school at the schools’ request These are available Tuesday, Jan 31 through Thurs-
“Orphans on the Guadalupe," had merely to read from a “book of predictions” as they sat on an old bench. But I forgot that reading small print in the Civic Center stage lighting is almost impossible! Maybe it’s just as well that I didn t remember until the script was completed Those two received the final draft of the script the day before the show and proceeded to read it over and over again to feel secure about what they were saying. And they never dropped a stitch during the show'
The happiest miracle occurred w hen the lovely young women from Compania De Dan/a Folklonca SMILED dunng the performance and finale! That may not seem like much of an accomplishment to you, but you
weren’t the one who begged, cajoled, and nagged them for two days to look as if they enjoyed being on-stage. Their dancing was wonderful, but for some reason, they didn’t seem to realize how much they had to be proud of.
Then their instructor. Mary Paniagua.
gave me a word that may have made the difference in one more message before the show. Because finally their stage presence had “corazon"! It means “heart." And the audience caught the fire, as it clapped several times in beat with the dancers’ clicking heels.
The final one ...
It was the audience. They were actually
interested in the script that I d worried over because it was punctuated with facts, which I thought might slow down the show And they accepted the challenge of "seeing the rolling mist of Time on the stage", since we had to cancel the fog machine during dress rehearsal, it was choking the singers. Yet. Sunday, thanks to the group effort of imagining, I could swear I saw a slight mist hug ging the stage floor.
Okay, so I’m a fool for small miracles. They have a was of adding up. though.
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Heruld-Zeitung. writing on the arts and humanities.)
m What - “Cinderella" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
■ When - Monday, Jan. 30 from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
■ Where - New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 Seguin Ave.
■ Benefits the Children's Museum of New Braunfels, the scholarship fund of the New Braunfels Art League, and other local charities
Bobby Jackson and Amelia Davi s will bo joined by six to eight student assistant directors when casting and rn sisals
begin for the Missoula Chiton s
Theatre's "Cinderella," which ll be pre
sented Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 f ii. and 3
p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Fifty roles are available for local youth to participate in. Rehearse s begin Jan. 3
day, Feb. 2. Content and presentation will r tailored to each class level I or more inlor mation on “Cinderella" or the workshop call Jean Wilson at 609-0454
Fifty local youth will make lip cast of Missoula Children’s Theatre production
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
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