Ok, before I get to some great news and interesting (I hope) sightings, I NEED YOUR HELP!
HELP! HELP! HELP!
I've mentioned before that--while I'm thrilled ACT is so highly regarded--I no longer want to be "Austin's best kept secret."
Marketing dollars are few, however. So...
Please do me a favor...Send this blog out to everyone you know who enjoys GREAT entertainment, because that's what Austin Cabaret Theatre provides. If each of you sent this out to just TWO friends (and they told two friends, and they told two friends...am I the only one old enough to remember that commercial? anyway...), we could do more with your help than any marketing budget could.
And when you have LEGENDARY DIVAS like ELAINE STRITCH coming in her TONY AWARD WINNING BROADWAY SHOW...well, what's not to like???
Ok...on to the dish--
I just got back from Los Angeles...it was great to be home, and although I got to have some fun (like going to Disneyland for my annual birthday pilgrimage), there was some work, too!
I took in a concert reading at the Festival for New Musicals called DANCE WITH ME, starring Jai Rodriguez, of Queer Eye fame. It was terrific to see him again, and we had some time to catch up after the show...Yes, we have been trying to get him to Austin Cabaret Theatre for a while. His voice is gorgeous, kids. But the best part was this show really shows off his acting chops. He brought tears to my eyes with his portrayal of a young Desi Arnaz. Also at the show was his Queer Eye companion (and host of the new hit How To Look Good Naked) Carson Kressley...who said to me...
"Have we met before? You look really familiar." Sadly, I was the only one of the two of us who found the irony in that statement.
I also took in a new play at Pasadena Playhouse: Looped, which stars Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead. She was FIERCE, and the play is riotous.
Last but not least, I urge you again to get the word out--forward this blog, and then POST A COMMENT BELOW so I know you were here! Thoughts? Ideas? Acts you'd like to see at ACT?
And call for your tickets to Elaine Stritch...At Liberty! (see the blog posted below, or click above for order form!). You can also call me directly for tickets, at 512-BUY-ACTS.
You SERIOUSLY don't want to miss this one...