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.