Tuesday, November 4, 2008


...Ok, everyone knows some women...but did you know that heart disease is the
Number 1 Killer of Women???

That's why for our next performance, which features the dashing
KEVIN SPIRTAS in his critically acclaimed one-man show Night and Days, a portion of each ticket sale is being donated to The American Heart Association's GO RED FOR WOMEN Campaign!

(...cue the Damn Yankees cast recording... "You gotta have heart, miles and miles and miles of heart...")

Which actually makes my point...not only does ACT love celebrating the Great American Songbook and the Great American Musical, but we think it's an obligation--and a priviledge--to give back to the community. After all, without the terrific community of patrons here in Austin, we wouldn't be around.

And that would break my heart.

So...I know you're thinking "How can I make this a success and help stop heart disease in its tracks?" I'm glad you asked!


And then go one step further for me. Call two friends. Invite them to the show. If they decide living under a rock suits them just fine, call two more friends. And DON'T STOP till you get two other people to come to the show with you.

Easy. Fun. WORTH IT. I guarantee.

Night and Days starring KEVIN SPIRTAS
November 20-21, 2008 -- Dinner available at 7:00, show 8:30
The Mansion at Judges' Hill
(MLK & Rio Grande)

Ok, so that's the end of the pitch...for now...

At the end of October, I high-tailed it down to Houston's Theatre Lab for a performance by my friend and former boss Susan Claassen in her one-woman tour-de-force, A Conversation With Edith Head. Based on the famed costume designer, it's equal parts entertaining and educational. Suz just returned from a smash run in London's West End. Not only does she bear an uncanny resemblance to Ms. Head, she becomes the dazzling & difficult diva of design. And Theatre Lab did a beautiful job presenting her. Perhaps one day soon we can get this show to Austin!

Lots of fun was had at our first annual Halloween Party.
It was a small affair here in the neighborhood, but next year...LOOK OUT!
We're going to "scare" up a bunch of people, have some great food for "goblin" up, and make it a fundraiser for Austin Cabaret Theatre. We did take some donations at the party for ACT (big, BIG thanks to those who so charitably gave). Also, a big thanks goes to Brian Jenson and Rick Payton for the food preparation. So mark your calendars for next Halloween...it would be a "grave" mistake to miss it!

I can't wait to see you all at the next show...round up the troops, forward this to your friends, let's fill the place and wipe out heart disease!!!

XO, Stuart


Casey said...

I'm afraid I know too many ladies and not enough women...

Anonymous said...

That guy not in the Cavalli is the MC from Cabaret, right?

30 minutes of excercise a day leads to a healthier heart ladies!!