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Driving Miss Daisy: A Message Still Relevant in 2015

Posted on · You’re probably familiar with Driving Miss Daisy – if for nothing else, the 1989 movie starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. It won the Oscar in 1990 for Best Adapted Screenplay, having been adapted from the play of the same name. The story focuses on Daisy, an elderly Jewish woman, who has a car accident. […]

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Honky Tonk Angels: The Country Music Jukebox Musical

Posted on · Ted Swindley, former founding artistic director of Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre, has a knack for creating wildly successful musicals. He created Always…Patsy Cline, one of the top ten shows produced across the U.S. in 1998, and his latest hit is The Honky Tonk Angels, featuring 30 classic country tunes. Currently on stage through Sept. 5 at Stages, The […]

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The Foreigner: Playing a Character Who Speaks ‘Scripted Gibberish’

Posted on · As a part of its Summer Chills series, The Alley Theatre has been staging the comedy The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. Here’s the basic concept: Two Englishmen – Charlie and Froggy – visit a resort fishing lodge in rural Georgia. For reasons that are complicated, a lie is told. The lie: that Charlie is from […]

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Healthcare and Arts and Culture?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about health and science and arts & culture in Greater Houston, with News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel, and Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn.