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Title Montrose Voice, No. 256, September 20, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 20, 1985
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 10 MONTROSE VOICE / SEPTEMBER 20. 1985 Sex, Sex, and Some More Sex Montrose Live By Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice Theater Critic All good plays involve strong, deeply felt conflict. My favorites, wouldn't you just know it, are those where everyone is fighting over who will get who into bed—not just married, into bed. Tactics: playful cunning. Major obstacle: sheer confusion. I was in hog heaven last weekend. Three of them: 1. The one I'm in The Rocky Horror Picture Show out at Spellbinder's in the Carillon Center, 2. Goldiggers of1633 at Main Street Theater, and 3. Bedroom Farce at Theater Southwest. Rocky Horror: I don't review plays featuring myself. I merely talk about them a lot. Goldiggers: This is one of those few plays each year (like -4 ...i4/j'ce{whichhas been extended again) and La Cage) to which I have every intention of returning for a second viewing. It's a delightful, yet as innocent as Chevalier, sex romp with super-attractive young blond men and sensuous women. And it's a musical with songs that, although they all fit together beautifully, show influences from Gilbert and Sullivan all the way up through Sondheim. The music by Lawrence Harwit is not always the equal of the book and lyrics by Lee Goldsmith. Yet I would love to have a record of this Bcore. There are two ballads bo beautiful that they should climb the charts on MOR radio if the right people record them. And the surprises—a soft shoe and even a strip number that hit me from out of the blue—were fun, too. The story comes directly from Moliere. There is an older man. He is played by Emory Glover, one of your city's formost G&S men. He has a young ward whom he has gone to great lengths to try to keep naive and, dare I say it, dumb. (He didn't totally succeed.) Shannon Collins is charming and has a dynamite voice— reminiscent of Bernadette Peters. Will the geezer succeed in marrying her himself or will she elope with the handsome Horace? He's played by Deaderick McClung. It's a cinch we won't forget that name. He has a way with both silly, romantic dialogue and an 11:00 torch song. Michael Martin plays a roue. This worldly, knowingly, cynically cheerful boulevardier captures the essence of the French attitude that I love so much. Terri Branda and Floyd Nash are great as the conniving servants and Ray Simmons and Kelly Williams make an excellent two person chorus. Deliriously directed by Jay Julian and (musically) Bob Austin, slyly set by Tony Falcone and cheerfully costumed by Rebecca Greene Udden herself (the expectant executive-producer), this is not a show to be Bneezed at. In fact, it was sold out the night I went. So grab those ducats dexterously. Though the level of acting is not quite, the level of hilarity is equally high in Bedroom Farce. Alan Ayckboum is London's master of the one-line joke, itB most prolific comedy- wright—sort of their version of Neil Simon. In this play, the setting shows us the bedrooms of three couples. There is a fourth, which is wandering around wondering whether they should break up. All the members of the couples are slightly wacky and they all deserve their mates. The question is—Will Trevor and Susannah ever light some place and let the rest of them bed down for the night? This is a community theater. The actors are either old hands just doing it for fun or neophytes learning their craft. None of them are paid anything for it. All of them are quite pleasant. Three youngsters took most of my attention. They were using a time honored technique for learning their lozzi (schtick)—mimicry. My companion John caught Faith Collins doing grace notes from Edith Bunker. I didn't, but both of us caught her husband Joe doing an occa- sionaly Michael Pallinism. They mixed these freely with their own mannerisms and it worked for them. Unfortunately Robert Platz's Trevor was a slavishly faithful homage to Stan Laurel. It did not work. James Webb has excellent comedic reflexes, but was having to work against them all evening. His character is confined to bed with a severe back pain. He was very funny, but a tad too animated for the situation. All in all, a workmanlike presentation of an excellent script. □ Notes As Fiestas Patrias winds down, Oktoberf- est is starting up. ... The Montrose Singers are in rehearsal for their concert next Sunday at St. Stephens. ... Karen Bell-Kaner is in town choreographing her A Movable Feast in honor of J.S. Bach for City Ballet of Houston. ... A favorite local actor and man about town, Buzz Belmont, got into an accident on his motor scooter last Friday. I talked with him by phone from his Hermann Hospital room last Monday. He seems to be recuperating well and in high spirits. (Meanwhile, Keith Chapman, on a half- hour's notice, took over Buzz's keyboard for the opening of Rocky Horror and did a miraculously fine job!) Get well quick, Buzzer!. ... Did yo know our State Representative Debra Danburg serves as vice-chair of the House Cultural and Historical Resources Committee? She will be on the "Fostering New Talent" panel at the American Council for the Arts National Convention, Sept. _P Joyce Trisler Danscompany "Goldiggers of 1633" at Main Street 22-24 in DC. ... Deborah Boily will Bing before each performance of One, the KS/AIDS benefit, tonight and tomorrow at Channing Hall of the First Unitarian Church (Fannin at Southmore). Director Joe Watts assures me there will be tickets on sale at the door. While they're in town, the cast of 42nd Street will join the Delia Stewart Dancers (and anyone else who brings tap shoes) in a Tap Happening. Bring cash or non- perishalbe food to Texas Commerce Tower Plaza (Milam at Capitol) next Friday at noon. It's a benefit for the Food Bank of Houston. ... Next April, the Houston Festival will bring our downtown parks alive with paid musicians, actors and dancers. If you want to be one of them, your application must be in by October 17. Info: Jerry McCathern, 521-9329. ... Texas Opera Theater has set the deadline for their One Aria Opera competition for 1986 production. By October 15, they need a synopsis and a cassette and written sample of the composer's work. All the mini-operaB must somehow be related to Texas this, the sesquicentenial, year. For more info: Linda Jackson, 546-0290. ... Celebrate! "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." T.S. Elliot started measuring on a Sept. 26. Jean Henri Dunant, who founded the Red Cross, was born in Switzerland a 25th (also Yom Kip- pur this year); artists Pavel Tchelitchew in Russia a 21st; and authorYvesNavarrein Condom, France, a 24th. Enjoy! □ Openings Contemporary Dance Festival (Miller, 20)—Roberta Stokes Dance Company. Chrysalis Repertory Company and the Sharir Dacne Company. ONO! Freebies. Joyce Trisler Danscompany (Tower, 20- 22)—SPA presents 10 dancers in four workB each performance. Marvin Hamlisch (Music Hall, 20-21 and Galveston Grand Opera House, 22)— The HSO Pope with the composer of A Chorus Line. KIKK Country Concert (Miller, 21,5:00)— Eddie Rabbitt, Sylvia, Mel McDaniel and the Joe Douglas Band. ONO. Freebies. Saturday Morning Live! (Music Hall, 21, 10:30 a.m.)—a new HSO series aimed at children. This time out it's Peter and the Wolf and The Carnival of the Animals. No Exit (Munchies Cafe 22)—hell is three people, one room and the title. Twain by the 7_i7(MainSt.,22)— akid's collage of Mark's short stories. Marlboro Country Music Talent Roundup Semi-finals (Gilley's, 23). Alley Fund Drive Kick-off (Lincoln Hotel-Post Oak, 23)—Luncheon with keynote speeches by both Kathy Whitmire and Louie Welch. 42nd Street (Music Hall, 24)—Touring company of the musical that won Gower Champion a posthumous Tony. (He died the day it opened.) A young chorus girl gets the once in a lifetime chance to step in for the leading lady.
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