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#1 Old Fashioned

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:19 PM

September 18
Princess Aurora Mireille Hassenboehler
Prince Florimund Simon Ball
The Lilac Fairy Julie Gumbinner
Carabosse Lauren Anderson



September 20
Princess Aurora Barbara Bears
Prince Florimund Dominic Walsh
The Lilac Fairy Lauren Anderson
Carabosse Tyann Clement



September 21
Princess Aurora Sara Webb
Prince Florimund Zdenek Konvalina
The Lilac Fairy Julie Gumbinner
Carabosse Lauren Anderson



September 26
Princess Aurora Sara Webb
Prince Florimund Zdenek Konvalina
The Lilac Fairy Mirelle Hassenboehler
Carabosse Lauren Anderson



September 27 (mat)
Princess Aurora Barbara Bears
Prince Florimund Dominic Walsh
The Lilac Fairy Lauren Anderson
Carabosse Tyann Clement



September 27 (eve)
Princess Aurora Julie Gumbinner
Prince Florimund Robert Curran
The Lilac Fairy Mireille Hassenboehler
Carabosse Lauren Anderson



September 28
Princess Aurora Mireille Hassenboehler
Prince Florimund Simon Ball
The Lilac Fairy Julie Gumbinner
Carabosse Lauren Anderson

I will be seeing Sleeping Beauty this Saturday featuring Barbara Bears. Anyone else going?

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:30 PM

I do not live anywhere near Houston, but could you please let me know if you see a new corps girl named Bridgett Zehr doing anything special? Thank you so much in advance!

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 03:35 PM

Zehr is an apprentice. I'll keep an eye out for her!

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 05:10 PM

Thank you so much! :wink:

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 08:50 AM

vrsfanatic, thought you might like to know that Bridgett Zehr appeared in Forsythe's "In the middle....." in the first cast! I saw her name in the program the night I went, but couldn't find anything else about her in there... no bio. I guess if she's new, then that explains it. Where did she come from?

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 09:27 AM

Good choice seeing Bears, Old Fashioned :) Let us know how she does!

It must be interesting for Lauren Anderson to dance both the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse. Is Carabosse a dancing role in Houston's production?

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 03:27 PM

I have no clue. If it isn't, it won't be the first time I've seen Anderson in a mostly mime role.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 03:30 PM

vrsfanatic, thought you might like to know that Bridgett Zehr appeared in Forsythe's "In the middle....." in the first cast!  I saw her name in the program the night I went, but couldn't find anything else about her in there... no bio.  I guess if she's new, then that explains it.  Where did she come from?

Yeah, she was apart of the cast I saw, too, although I don't remember much of her. An inside source tells me she's from Florida. I was also told she'll be dancing in SB as one of the Lilac Fairy's assistants.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 06:41 PM

Yes, Bridgett is from Florida! Any notification of what she dances and how would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :grinning:

I did read the review posted on BalletAlert about In the middle...,not bad for an apprentice to be first cast!

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 02:38 PM

It must be interesting for Lauren Anderson to dance both the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse. Is Carabosse a dancing role in Houston's production?


Hans, in the Houston Chronicle's review, this was said about the role of Carabosse:

In some versions of Beauty, Carabosse is a hag. In Stevenson's she's a wickedly beautiful ballerina. Lauren Anderson, having a ball, made her as sharp as that deadly spindle.



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Posted 20 September 2003 - 03:13 PM

I'm sure Bens "Sleeping Beauty" has changed a lot since the old National Ballet of Washington days, but back then Susan Lorher was an incredibly beautiful (sur le pointe) Carabosse. She even had huge wings while guiding the Prince to Auroras castle.

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 05:45 PM

Alas, no rush tickets available for tonight's performance. :ermm: The only other performance with Bears as Aurora is next Saturday's matinee; I'm crossing my fingers they'll have some then, but I have a feeling it's going to be bought out mostly by parents taking their children. However, I did get the chance to pass by the theater today and watch a few dancers on their way to rehearsal. It's always disappointing to see one puffing away on a cig, though. :o (I hope that's not considered gossip...no name will ever be mention; I'm just concerned about the welfare of some people.)

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:35 AM

Zehr is a lovely dancer with an ideal body and feet and physicality as well as a very lovely person. She is from Harid and attended HBA's summer courses (with me!). :)

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 04:14 PM

Old Fashioned,

At the risk of sounding ignorant....

What are rush tickets?

Thanks,
Cristina

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 05:08 PM

Don't worry about sounding ignorant! The only way to learn is to ask questions. Rush tickets are tickets that are discounted for students or seniors. These are the "left over" seats that no one has bought at full price.


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