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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 10 Cl Herald-Zeitung Cl Wednesday, January 31, 1996Arts & Entertainment Names in the News HOY -Oil i'J,4!. Prices* DI hides any stress l/iV during U.S. visit LONDON (AP) — If Princess ~ Diana is stressed over her Royal mess, I” l^she showed no signs of it to the Amer-^ ican media. Diana laughed, chatted and - 'Schmoozed with 70 U.S. correspon-mw !dents as guest of honor Monday at a ^luncheon of The Association of American Correspondents in London. ; The association has hosted pnme *> ^'ministers, heads of state and other ‘fv* members of the royal family, including j^jDiana’s estranged husband, Prince Charles. .’>9(1 Diana’s remarks were off tile record, ‘^fcut when a reporter asked if he could f^‘jWnte that she was relaxed and cheerful, {iit.fhe ^>d yes, then added, to laughter, that she also was “very stable.” • o c i Diana showed no evidence of recent strained relations with the media, which lo * Ik.*; has reported extensively about her troubled relationship with Prince Charles, the royal family and her staff.Crawford looking for now digs LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Gere’s Malibu house is no longer a model home. Gere sold the three-bedroom residence for $2.2 million, meaning his estranged wife, supermodel-actress Cindy Crawford, will have to move out. Gere, 46, has starred in such movies as “An Officer and A Gentleman,” "Pretty Woman,” and "Mr. Jones.” Crawford, 29, made her feature film debut last summer in “Fair Game” with William Baldwin.Holly tributo 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 weekend. More than 2,000 Holly fans paid $50 each to attend the sold-out 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 J.P. "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, they’ll be enjoying the dressed-up digs where Holly last rocked.Watercolor renditions Dm Dm Dal* of Cibolo painted th* Hanna Hardware Building In watercolor at the recant New Braunfels Art League meeting (Jan. 16) at New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St. Dale teaches watercolor on Mondays at NBAL Gallery.Show’s company meets challenges The director and cast of “The Goodbye Girl,” opening tomorrow at Circle Arts Theatre, have a right to be proud of themselves. According to the show’s producer, Elizabeth Elliott, they’ve had one hurdle after another to clear to reach their ultimate achievement, “getting their act together.” “A musical, especially one with the complex score this one has, needs at least six weeks to whip into shape,” said Elliott. “Unfortunately, this company has had only two trouble-free weeks out of the whole preparation process. You’d never know it, though. This past Sunday’s technical rehearsal was a remarkable combination of patience, hard work and laughter.” 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 stuff,” though, according to Roberta Elliott, director of the production. In turn, the actors have expressed their appreciation of their director’s equanimity and consideration. “In short,” said the senior Elliott, “they’re ‘simpatico,’ and that’s why the First Nighters will see a good “Can’t 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 Lindsey) in this scene from “The Goodbye Girl,*' opening tomorrow at Circle Arts Theatre. show.” 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 Kohlenberg, Jennifer Hoots, Sheryl Hall and Joei! Guajardo. The cast is completed by Steve Derkacz, Jame Rowles, Robin Williams, Valyn Lindsey and Katie O’Neal. Sunday’s 7 p.m. performance will benefit the Comal County League of Women Voters — no passes redeemable at that time. Tickets for all shows are available at China-n-Things. For reservations, call 609-3092, Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. 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 One,” will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 8 arn. to 5 p.m. On opening day, Feb. 22, hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, located at 950 Dewey at Lewis Street, San Antonio. For more information about the Roger Colombik exhibit, contact 1995-96 Exhibition Committee Chairperson Tom Wilson at 733-2909. r_ Missoula troupe stages performance Feb. 3 Spirit of ’76 comes alive with drama focusing on the famottsrAbigail Adams The “spirit of ‘76” comes alive Tuesday at the Children’s Museum of New Braunfe ls as Rebecca Bloomfield presents “The Revolutionary Mrs. Adams.” The play, both written and performed by Bloomfield, will be presented at I p.m. in celebration of the theater’s opening and of Presidents Month at the museum. Bloomfield’s visit follows an evening performance at the LBJ Memorial Library in Austin, where Mrs. Johnson and other dignitaries will be in attendance. Assistance in sponsoring the performance was contributed by the George Garcia post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bloomfield began her one-woman show after reading a biography of the life of Abigail Adams which sparked her interest. Adam’s personal life, achievements and dilemmas are featured in the play. "Back then, common wisdom was that a woman’s body, not her mind, gave purpose to her life,” Bloomfield said. “Abigail Adams, the first First Lady to live in the White House, disagreed.” Bloomfield’s show has been presented across the country and has been called “.. .the surprise hit of Chicago’s delegation (to the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland)...” by the Chicago Tribune. She has worked with people such as Burgess Meredith, Phyllis Diller, Rebecca Bloomfield stere in “The Revolutionary Mrs. Adams.” Bloomfield has worked with performers such as Burgess Meredith, Phyllis Diller, Anthony MichMl Hall, and Tar! Garr. Teri Garr and Anthony Michael Hall, performing in everything from Euripides 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 p.m. Staying in character, she will also show items from her "big bag” and discuss the life and times of revolutionary America. Call 210-620-0939 for more information. Retrospective display 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 St., throughout the month of February. The retrospective showing of her sculpture and watercolor will be available for sale with the proceeds benefiting 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 institutions she loved,” said Elaine Felder, NBAL president. Bowers, who died last month of leukemia, was an art teacher at the New Braunfels Christian Academy for several years and was well known and respected for her artistic and teaching abilities. A long-time NBAL member, she also taught sculpture and watercolor in her bam 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 IO a.m. to 5 p.m. Ruth Bowers demonstrated clay sculpture at a 1995 NBAL meeting. Theatre Project of D.C., Weathervane Theatre in New Hampshire and the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RT. With specialized training in Shakespeare and Chekhov at the British American Dramatic Academy, Aimee is skilled in*playwriting, 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 veteran of the Missoula Children’s Theatre, he has toured with such shows as “Cinderella,” "Alice in Wonderland” and “The Fisherman and his Wife.” Don spent six weeks last spring in Japan with “Pinocchio” and will be traveling back to Japan this spring with “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Don holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Montana and has appeared with the Virginia City Players (Mont.) and the New West Stage Company (Las Vegas, Nev.) and most recently the Young People’s Theatre Project. Some of Eton’s favorite roles include Olin the Dentist, in “Little Shop of Horrors” and Arles, in “Greater Tuna,” which he also directed. Eton is a native of Montana and an avid sports fan. The Missoula Children’s Theatre was founded in 1970 and has created 13 original musicals that are currently touring with 20 teams of MCT actor/directors — including Don and Aimee who are in New Braunfels this week. Following last year’s successful MCT production of “Cinderella,” New Braunfels organizers decided to make this an annual event at the end of January. For additional information on school workshops available during future residencies, contact Jean Wilson at 609-0454. For groups for the Friday performance, call 609-0454 or the Civic Center during rehearsals, 625-9803. Tickets for Saturday are $4 and arc available at the Children’s Museum, Sip N Sup at 611 W. San Antonio St., or at the Civic Center during rehearsals tonight or Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m. <rto EVJ!] - ( «*vL KW'* The Missoula Children’s Theatre musical production “Jack and the Beanstalk’’ will be presented # Saturday, Feb. 3, 1996 at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The cast was announced following a two-hour audition Monday night and rehearsals began immediately. The Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour Team, actor/directors Donald Mogstad and Aimee Young, will 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 10:30 a.m. for school groups, pre-schools 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 additional main characters are the Magic Harp. played by Brittney Williford, and Jill, played by Jaime Fulkerson. Fanners will be Jessica Hughes, Itomimc Alvarez, Courtney Clelland, Jamie Pantermuehl, Robin Suchy, Krista Grantham, Jessica Pantermuehl, Lindsey Waymer, Martha Rockwood and Derek Clark. Merchants will be portrayed by Lee Matthews, Robby Cook, Chelsea Cornelius, Lauren Durham, Enca Alvarez, Brittney Kay Beeson, Joy LaFaitte, DiAnn Ortiz, Brittney Shearer and Jeremy Fisher. There will even be a circus in town! Circus performers from the Ringmaster to a Lion Tamer will be played by Cassandra England, Laura Longer, Randy Hill, Aubrey Lee, Mandy Saenz, Samuel Guenero, 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 Handnck and Christina Dmenzo. And the smallest cast members will be Magic Beans — Chase Gray, Ian Jackson, Taylor Jonas, Jessica Clark, Kendall Repka, Charles Rikard, Lauren Green, Melome Steele, Stacy Sims, Marcela Crouch, Bonnie Sturdivant, Kyle Homseth andAimee Young plays a dual role as codirector and actor. Tyler Guinn. Assistant directors Stephanie Rhoades, Martin Villanueva, Cara Panebianco, Amy Stauffer and Summer Martinez help during rehearsals and backstage. Aimee Young, on her first tour with Missoula Children’s Theatre, plays a dual role as Jack’s mother and Milky White, the cow. She is a 1993 graduate of Middlebury College with a B.A. degree and went on to earn her M.A. degree at Trinity Rep Conservatory in 1995. Her performance credits include Lady Windermere, in “Lady Windermere’s Fan”; Shirley, in “Fifth of July”; Alex, in “On the Verge”; and her master’s thesis, "In Molly’s Attic,” a one-woman show, with such companies as Murder on Us Dinner Theatre in Rhode Island, Potomac i J ;