June 4,1982 / Montrose Voice 19
Billie Duncan, David Douglas, Bill Yon (of
course), and the Jeanette McDonald of
Montrose, Bobbie Willis.
A lot of local theater people drop in after
rehearsal or after a show, and visiting personalities from shows that are passing
through are not uncommon at the
In addition, many singers that are working around town, come in on nights off to
goof off and have fun.
As much as Tommy enjoys what he
does, he is thinking of doing something
else for a living. He sees people who have
been working in the bars for years and
really have no other life and no longer
appeal to the audience.
He does not want to wind up like that.
Besides, being an entertainer is not considered to be one ofthe most stable professions by the outside world. "It's the
security in the future. Someday we're all
going to be over the hill. I think about
insurance, credit, buying a car."
Until he decides to chuck the late night
melodies for the old nine to five, though,
Tommy will be filling the Keyboard with
his music, his talent, his warmth and his
Even when he makes his move towards
normalcy, it will not be a denial of his
musical life. "I hope to always keep on
playing. If I weren't doing it, I'd be miserable. I know I would."
■ Duncans Quick Notes
The Mystical Magic of Mummenschanz: The tower has been very good to
Montrose by taking chances and bringing
us some high-quality, off-beat offerings.
Mummenschanz is at the top of the list.
These people are great. They put on a
wonderful show. They make the audience
laugh and think. What they do is not just a
show. It is an experience.
If the unusual creative mind appeals to
your senses, Mummenschanz is playing at
the Tower through this weekend, closing
Sunday, June 6.
H/OB AH the Day: Houston/Off-
Broadway and John Day & Company presented a high-energy show last Tuesday
night at E/J's as a Gay Pride Week
Although the show was under-
publicized, the turn-out was good and
included in the audience ranks the ever-
smiling John Kirk and the ever-speeching
Larry Bagneris. (Now, Larry, don't go off.
I like your speeches)
From the response of the audience
alone, it was easy to see that the show was
a hit. At the end ofthe second show (there
was one at 9:00 p.m. and one at 11:00 p.m.),
H/OB and John Day & Company joined
together, with John Day playing "Reach
Out and Touch."
Soon almost the entire audience had
joined the performers, linking arms or
holding hands in a large circle and
A night to be remembered.
H/OB and John Day & Company will
perform next at the Kinderd Spirits fundraiser on June 15, and they might perform
at the Rally.
Auditions, Auditions, Auditions: All
right, you wonderful Montrose actors and
singers, it's time to get out there and get a
Theatre Suburbia needs for males and
six females between the ages of 20 to 45 for
their "summer meller drammer" Caught
in the Vills Web. Go show your stuff June 6
at 2:00 p.m. and June 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the
theater, 1410 West 43rd.
Auditions for Don't Print That! will be
on Sunday June 13 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday June 14 at 7:30 p.m. They need six
women and four men between the ages of
19 and 49, plus six other actors of either
sex. For info, call 747-3816.
The Houston Grand Opera is expanding
its chorus, so here's your chance to carry a
spear and rub elbows with divas. Preliminary auditions will be on June 19 and 20 in
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. Call backs will
be June 26 and 27. To schedule an audition
or for further information, call Pat Houk,
The Houston Symphony Chorale can
use some of our rich Montrose voices also.
Those auditions will be June 8 at River
Oaks Baptist Church, 2300 Willowick, and
June 19 at Jones Hall. To reserve a date
and time for audition or for more information, call 224-4240.
Caught Between the Moon and
Houston: Peter Allen is coming! Peter
Allen is coming! and lucky, lucky Montrose, because he will be at the Tower.
The man is an incredible talent both in
writing and performing, and if you miss
this opportunity to see him, you might
very well Blap yourself in the face at a later
Peter wrote "Quiet, Please, There's a
Lady on Stage," as well as the academy
a ward-winning "Arthur's Theme"
("When you get caught between the moon
and New York City").
He is an outrageous and highly energetic performer. He will appear at the
Tower June 8 through June 13.
buff in the buff
Actor Steve Powell is a Shakespearean
buff with eight Bardian roles to his credit.
And speaking of "buff," he is currently
rehearsing the leading role, including a
nude scene, in Bernard Slade's Romantic
Comedy, which opened May 28 at Theatre
Powell, a brown-haired mummer with a
mobil, expressive face, is a drama graduate of Baylor University. He has emoted in
55 plays in Waco, Dallas and Houston. His
film work includes two entertainment
movies and several commercials.
Asked about the nude scene, Powell
shrugs and says he's used to it by now,
having appeared in Steambath, The Ritz
and The Changing Room in Dallas.
In Romantic Comedy, the Texas native
plays a sophisticated successful New York
playwright who teams up with a shy writing teacher from a small town in Vermont.
The teacher is played by Minay Miller.
Others in the cast are Ronald W. Kirshy,
Colette Dries, Linda Woodruff-Royce and
Join the Houston
Grand Opera Chorus
PLAY A PART IN
A GREAT FUTURE
Houston Grand Opera auditions will be held June 19 & 20 in Jones
Hall at 615 Louisiana, with call-back auditions scheduled for June 26
and 27, To schedule an audition or for further information, call Pat
Houk, Music and Production Administrator, at 227-0078.
The Houston Grand Opera is involved in a major expansion of its
nationally recognized chorus, a performing group that has built its
reputation on a unique commitment to the daring and adventurous
productions which have brought Houston Grand Opera international acclaim. Its distinguished membership is comprised of men
and women from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds, all
brought together by .i love ol singing and the operatic stage. The
current talent search seeks not only those who wish to participate in
HGO's full chorus season, but, as importantly, those people whose
vocations may not permit a commitment to every production during
The 1982 season, with chorus, will include
/ Pagliacci, The Merry Widow, Rigoletto, Daughter of the Regiment,
Wozzeck, Turandot and the Tales of Hoffman.
John Day & Company
Terri Ann Melton
Bob Williams &
The Trail Riders
1213 RICHMOND Tuesday
Support the Gay Pride Week Country & Western Night—Live Band I
Benefit at Kindred Spirits Thursday
Tuesday, June 15 Pool Tournament—10:00 p.m.
Morning Happy Hour 7am-Noon
Evening Happy Hour 4-7:30pm
NEVER A COVER CHARGE
Extra parking on the corner of Mt Vernon & Richmond