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The Front Row

The Front Row, Thursday, 08/20/2009

We meet Kenita R. Miller, who plays Celie, the central character, and ensemble-member, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, from the national tour of The Color Purple — The Musical, which has returned to Houston's Hobby Center to make up the dates it lost last Fall when Hurricane Ike made his unwelcome call on the city. We also hear about what is happening this season at the Houston Ballet from Managing Director C.C. Conner…


C. C. Conner is Managing Director of Houston Ballet, one of the nine major Bayou City performing-arts institutions, headquartered downtown, that organize and host the annual Theater District Open House. The 16th annual edition of this popular event is scheduled for 12:00-4:00PM on Sunday, August 30th. Conner chats with St. John Flynn about the upcoming season and the Open House. Listen Download

Amy Warren, Jan Searson and Melissa Mumper are founding members of one of Houston’s newest drama troupes, the Pandora Theatre, and all three are featured in the company’s current production of Wonder of the World, a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Performances are Fridays and Saturday nights at 8:00PM through August 29th at the Midtown Arts Center. Listen Download 

Kenita R. Miller plays Celie, the main character and Houston native, Khristopher Thompson-Bolden is a member of the ensemble in the national touring company production of The Color Purple — The Musical About Love, at Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, this week only, under the auspices of Theatre Under The Stars. Miller and Thompson-Bolden discuss the production with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Listen Download Extended Interview