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Wake Up to the Monday Roundup
by Jerome Weeks 21 Jun 2010

Uptown Players offers their ‘Regrets,’ Steve Miller remembers Dallas, Jaap van Zweden recovers, the head of the Globe Theatre visits and a former North Texas actor speaks frog.


OH? – Comic playwright Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only is getting its area premiere from the Uptown Players. Its theme is gay marriage, which it turns “into the stuff of frothy fun, full of delicious zingers” (Arnold Wayne Jones), “but it’s shallow, and shoddily wrapped in a crêpe-thin package” (Mark Lowry) or the wit is strong but the play is really about friendship, not marriage (David Novinski).

WHOA. – Steve Miller has his first studio album out in — what? – 17 years. He reminisces with Mario Tarradell about growing up in Dallas. And David Woo catches him on video. 

OUCH! – Scott Cantrell reports that conductor Jaap van Zweden has had to cancel some summer shows with the DSO because of rotator cuff problems in his right shoulder.

OOH! – Peter Kyle, the head of London’s Globe Theatre, was at Friday’s opening of Shakespeare Dallas’ Cymbeline, and Lawson Taitte reports that Kyle was in town all week scouting possible stops for his touring company.

AHA! – If you’ve seen Toy Story 3, then you’ve heard the voice of former Dallas Theater Center acting company member Jack Willis. He speaks one memorable line towards the very end — as a frog attached to a truck.

  • TG

    Jerome, I believe you forgot to include a couple of reviews from Pegasus News.

    The Who Tribute band at House of Blues…

    … and then more than 12,000 people showed up for Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park.

    Miss you!

  • Rutger

    ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL WAS GREATEST SHOW EVER!!!! I stayd up all nite, Electric Daisy Carnival, dont make me drive to Los Angeles come back next year I mean it!!!!

  • Jeremy

    Thanks for the Electric Daisy Carnival link, Jerome. It looks like something I might have enjoyed. The photos on this review are eye-catching to say the least. I’m amused by the young lady in the bikini who is able to simultaneously hula hoop and smoke a cigarette.

  • Anne Bothwell

    Hey Jeremy,
    Think the thanks goes to TG, who passed along the links. Thanks TG! Encourage anyone who has news of note that we may overlook in the round-up to share the links. (Especially encourage folks to do that tomorrow, when I’m writing the round-up 🙂