June 2nd, 2019
@Jones Hall for
the Performing Arts
Sunday 6/2/2019 7:30 PM
Australia's funny and hilarious Hannah Gadsby makes her way to Jones Hall in America's Bayou City this weekend (June 2, 2019).
Gadsby is know for her creation of Nanette a character that was part of a response to the uncivil public debate which took place in Australia before their laws were changed to allow same-sex marriage, and also after what the funny lady calls her diagnosis of ADHD and autism.
In 2018, Netflix released the film version of Nanette, which brought Gadsby to the attention of everyone.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Nanette received an approval rating of 100% based on reviews from 44 critics.
. . .more Hannah Gadsby click here
Houston Ballet Presents
The Merry Widow
Sunday 6/2/ 2019 2:00 PM
Houston Ballet once again will present The Merry Widow, originally an operetta by Franz Lehár. The Merry Widow is schedule by the company this weekend (May 31st thru June 9th, 2019) at the Wortham Center on the Brown stage.
The musical arrangement has been used for two ballets: the first was choreographed by Ronald Hynd for The Australian Ballet in 1975, while the second was choreographed by Veronica Paeper for CAPAB (since renamed the Cape Town City Ballet Company in South Africa) in 1988.
The Bayou City ballet company is describing Hynd's version as a delicious cocktail of witty and intriguing characters based on the famous 1905 operetta by Franz Lehár.
. . .more Houston's Ballet's The Merry Widow click here
The Three Musketeers
Now playing through Sunday June 30th, 2019
The Alley Theatre this summer is presenting Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers on their Hubbard Stage. The theatre groups closes out their 20118-19 season with this production. The performances start May 31st through June 30th, 2019.
Ludwig a prolific playwright has created numerous works and has earned two Olivier Awards, three Tony Award nominations, two Tony Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the Edwin Forest Award, the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and an honorary doctorate from York University. In 2014, Ludwig won a Falstaff Award for his book "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare" in the category of "Best Book, Publication, or Recording".
Ludwig on his web portal describes his adaptation, which was commissioned by the Bristol Old Vic in England, is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor.
. . .more Three Musketeers click here
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