The Front Row, Wednesday, 08/13/2008

Today Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Under The Stars Frank Young tells us about the exciting Broadway musicals coming to town in the new season. Director Matthew Schlief and musicians from the show gives us a preview of Synesthesia, a unique program that combines light and sound, with original music by the Two-Star Symphony. And Founding Director Andrea Cody and artists from two of the featured companies talk about this weekend's Dance Houston City-Wide Festival, an annual showcase of styles ranging from hip-hop and contemporary to ballroom and ethnic dance.
Bob Stevenson speaks with Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Under The Stars Frank Young about the various Broadway musicals coming to Houston this season. "TUTS" is one of the major downtown arts organizations hosting the fifteenth-annual Houston Theater District Open House next Sunday afternoon, August Twenty-fourth from noon to five. Listen. Download. *Extended Interview*
 
Director Matthew Schlief and the Two-Star Symphony introduce their new collaborative project, Synesthesia, an original program that infuses light and sound. Violinists Deborah Brown and Jerry Ochoa, violist and toy pianist Margaret Lejeune, and cellist and harpist Jo Bird, along with Director Matthew Schlief all got together in the studio to discuss Synesthesia and share some of its music. Listen. Download.
 
The Annual City-Wide Dance Festival brings two-hundred of our area's finest dancers of all specialties to the stage of the Wortham Center's Cullen Theatre this weekend. Founding Director Andrea Cody, Artistic Director of Houston Dance Theatre, Angela Jackson, and Managing Director of the Fly Crew Youth Hip Hop Company George Casco speak to St. John Flynn about the Festival. Listen. Download.