The Front Row, Friday, 07/08/2009

We share "laughter through tears," as Stage Director Lee Walker of the A.D. Players and three of his cast-members chat about the company's production of the heart-warming and hopeful Southern comedy-drama, Steel Magnolias. And, we head over to Miller Outdoor Theatre to catch actor Austin Miller between rehearsals for 42nd Street, this summer's musical offering from Theatre Under The Stars...
David Trendell is College Organist and Lecturer at King's College, London, and Director of Music at the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, also in the British capital. Here in Houston this week, Mr. Trendell will lead Chorus Angelorum's 5th biennial Choral Workshop, Concert and Evensong, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of English composer, Henry Purcell. Trendell and members of his choir at St. Bartholomew stop into the Geary Performance Studio for a preview. Listen. Download

A. D. Players presents a new production of Robert Harling's comedy-drama, Steel Magnolias, with performances through August 30th. Director Lee Walker and members of the cast talk with KUHF's Catherine Lu. Listen. Download. **Extended Interview**

Houston native Austin Miller, an alumnus of Theatre Under The Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, stars as the lusty young song-and-dance man, Billy Lawlor, in TUTS's new production of the musical, 42nd Street, which opens Thursday and runs through next Tuesday at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. KUHF's Bob Stevenson heads over to Miller Outdoor Theatre to chat with Austin. Listen. Download.