The Front Row, Wednesday, 09/23/2009

Today, Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and Twyla Tharp Ballet Mistress, Elaine Kudo, give us a preview of Houston Ballet's Fall Mixed-Repertory program, Without Boundaries, which includes Twyla Tharp's signature work, In the Upper Room and the World Première of Mr. Welch's newest piece, Elements...
TFR host St. John Flynn, speaks with Houston Ballet's Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and with Elaine Kudo, Ballet Mistress for Twyla Tharp's dance company.  Ms. Kudo has set Ms. Tharp's In the Upper Room for Houston Ballet, as part of the company's Fall Mixed-Repertory Program, Without Boundaries.  That program also includes the World Première of Stanton Welch's Elements and Jiří Kylián's Falling Angels Without Boundaries opens tomorrow night at 7:30PM. Listen Download

Houston's Opera in the Heights opens its 2009-2010 season with the double-bill of Giacomo Puccini's Il Tabarro and Ruggiero Leoncavallo's PagliacciThe progmra opens tomorrow night at the company's home, Lambert Hall. singers from the company gather in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Listen Download

Well-known Houston actors Sally Edmundson and Rutherford Cravens star in Stages Repertory Theatre's regional-première production of Eric Coble's new satirical comedy, Southern Rapture, inspired by the controversy over the now-defunct Charlotte Repertory Theatre's 1996 production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Cravens and Edmundson chat with KUHF's Catherine Lu. Listen Download