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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 5 Oct 2011

Today in the roundup: Onstage chemistry at WaterTower, art meets science in Fort Worth and Adele backs out again.


PARTNERING UP: If there seems to be an extra level of on-stage chemistry evident in WaterTower Theatre’s Spring Awakening, it’s not your imagination. Matt Tolbert, who plays the gay teen Hanschen and Josh Gonzales, who plays Hanschen’s crush, Ernst, are a couple in real life. They’ve acted before together in other productions, but the chance to play love interests on stage was too good to pass up. They tell the story of how they ultimately landed the roles to dallasvoice.com. “It’s great we can share [the kiss]. I trust him completely,” Gonzales says. “And I don’t want him to kiss another guy. Our goal is never to have our understudies go on.”

ART MEETS SCIENCE: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is expanding beyond its usual reach for its current show, “Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary – Paintings and Works on Paper.” The exhibition is the largest retrospective of Hogue’s work with 150 pieces in all. But as Gaile Robinson writes in her dfw.com review, the show isn’t such a stretch after all since it allows the museum to connect Hogue’s art to its geological and natural history collections.

ADIOS, ADELE: Adele’s 21 has been one of the hottest selling albums of the year. But there are questions as to whether or not you’ll ever actually see her sing “Rolling in the Deep” or any other cuts off of the album. That’s because she’s canceled her planned Oct. 21 gig at the Verizon Theatre. The news comes after she had already canceled a June show booked at House of Blues. Laryngitis was the culprit each time. If you’re in the Adele fan club, send her some tea and honey in lieu of any fan letters.