The Front Row, Wednesday, 02/10/2010

And singer-actor Joseph Anthony Foronda talks about his latest turn at playing "The Engineer," the bar-owner and pimp-character in the hit musical, Miss Saigon. The new Theatre Under The Stars production opened last night at the Hobby Center...
Tenor Andrew Kennedy chats with KUHF's Catherine Lu and shares his own recording of  On Wenlock Edge, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. He'll participate in a program for Da Camera Houston and sing that same set of songs in a program called The Spirit of England. It is offered as part of Da Camera's season-long exploration of Romanticism in Music. The single performance is Friday night at 8:00PMin the Cullen Theater the Wortham Center.  Listen Download

The Irish Society and The University of Saint Thomas's Center for Irish Studies and its Cultural Outreach Forum present Irish story-teller, Batt Burns, as he shares folk-tales, legends, poems and fables from the Emerald Isle in his one-man show, Whisperings of Ireland. It's tonight at 7:30PM in Cullen Hall on Hall on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas.  He joins KUHF's Bob Stevenson in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview.  Listen Download

Joseph Anthony Foronda
plays the self-serving bar owner, "The Engineer," in the new Theatre Under The Stars production of the Schönberg-Boublil musical, Miss Saigon, which opened last night at downtown Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and runs through February 21st. There are evening performances, Tuesdays through Sundays, and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.   Listen Download  Extended Interview