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DINNER THEATER AT PLAYHOUSE SMITHVILLE
Playhouse Smithville brings you this years dinner theatre with a strut: Chrome Cruisin’ ‘50’s, a time when everything had fenders, fins, and skirts… the cars, the girls, the guys, the TV’s, the Drive-Ins, the politics, the poetry, and the music. A live memorabilia tour, cabaret and dinner theatre by Playhouse Artistic Director playwright,john daniels, jr. (sic).
The Playhouse “gives you a rockin’ good time” with the band Vintage 259. Matt Torrez, Michael McGary, and Joel Daniels return to drive the sound. Vintage 259 provided the music for The Playhouses’ first show Little Shop of Horrors. Over thirty songs from the Decade of “I Like Ike!” to spark your memories, and make you want to dance.
Comedy rules in Chrome Cruisin’ ‘50’s as The Playhouse Company revives the humor of early television and comedy teams like Nichols and May. It’s not all laughs, though. Just like in ‘50’s, television live drama makes an appearance. Chrome Cruisin’ remembers the Beat Poets and salutes Sci-Fi film too.
In the Ed Wood tradition Playhouse Smithville gives you a new 1950’s Sci-Fi classic, “Christmas Time On Mars” written byjohn daniels, jr. and directed by Jon-Michael Williford. “Well, it is an independent film,” says the Playhouse Artistic Director.
Rock-N-Roll, comedy, drama, poetry, a movie, and a gourmet hot dog provided by Smithville’s own Frankendog (with lots of groovy toppings), yummy sides and delicious desserts makes the date.
Sam Blasco, Shelby Brown, and Tom and Jo Watts, all of Smithville, join the Playhouse for the first time. The cast of twenty includes Pam Latham, Lia Nelson, Jim Woodruff, Jim Sanders, A.J. Fuex, Lisa Picciandra, Lisa Holcomb, Geoffrey Goerlitz, Brad Wilbourn, Sydney Hight, Bonnie Watts, and Brandon Flippo.
Brandonon loan from the Blinn College Theatre Department is the technical director and designer for the show.
Playhouse Executive Director, April Daniels will have you waltzing in the aisles and Kayla Jo Williams appears in her twelfth Playhouse production. (yes, that is every show!)
“So, agitate the gravel, Clyde and cast an eyeball, Daddy-O… its boss at the Playhouse (in Smithville-the word from the bird.) You can dress the part dig, if you’re hip.” Limited seating. Tickets at www.playhousesmithville.com or call 512-360-7397. Shows Feb. 3-14, dinner at 6:30, show at 7:30.
Show Dates: Fridays & Saturdays June 3 – 18, 2011
Evil villains and dashing heroes play tug of war over the heroine. Audience members boo and toss popcorn when the villain appears, ooh and aah when the heroine glides across the stage and cheer when the hero arrives. Who will win the day? Will the heroine meet her dastardly fate tied to the train tracks (of course not!)? Will the hero fail to arrive in time (of course not!)? Will the villain succeed with his heinous plot (welllll….)?
Join us for a fun trip through a melodrama with saltwater taffy and sasparilla on tap for all! Show Dates are Fridays & Saturdays, June 3-18, 2011 at 7:30pm.
For more information on the Meloddrama go to http://www.texasplaywright.com/LSOH%20page.html
For info on lodging, visit our web site at http://www.katyhouse.com/ or call 512 237-4262
Smithville is a small town and a great place to visit. Visit the Chamber page.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Bruce and I love this time of year. The Katy House is decorated for Christmas, the weather is cooler and downtown Smithville is decked out for the season with trees and four-foot Gingerbread Men up and down Main Street. As guests come and go this season, we are reminded that the very best thing about owning a Bed and Breakfast is the wonderful and interesting people we get to know.
This is a perfect time of the year to give a gift certificate to the Katy House. You know someone that would love to come and visit Smithville. One night is $160 for two, including breakfast, all the trimming and the taxes. We’ll mail the gift certificate to you, or send it to the recipient. It will be a gift that will be remembered for years. Maybe it’s time for you to return to Smithville, so buy one for yourself!
The Annual Festival of Lights, December 4th, was a fun-filled Saturday, with a lighted night-time parade then a free live theater production called “Frosty vs. the Abominable Snowman,” by Smithville Playhouse. The movie, “Beneath the Darkness,” filmed part of the parade. As the Smithville High School Band marched and played, a man ran through the band, with a policeman chasing him down.
Smithville continues to be a “film friendly” community. “Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn will be in theaters May 27.th In the last year there have been several films made here. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting with John Schneider, Jenn Gotzen, Ernie Hudson, Robert Davi, Will Wallace, Joe Estevez and Erin Way. They were here in the spring filming “Doonby.” Watch for these movies to open in 2011: “Tree of Life,” “Five Time Champion,” “Natural Selection,” “Doonby,” “Bernie” and “Beneath the Darkness” as all or part were filmed here. Dennis Quaid’s trailer is parked across the street right now.
We’ve had a fun and busy year at the Bed and Breakfast with lots of wonderful guests that are now friends. Bruce has now retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. He still runs trains as a volunteer engineer for the Austin Steam Train. He has also been restoring the caboose and it will eventually be a guest cottage.
The Katy House Baked Egg recipe is perfect for a special breakfast for visitors.
Just email us and we will send you the recipe.
We hope you have a blessed Christmas Season and hope to see you in Happy New 2011!
|Sallie and Bruce Blalock
And Corgis Buddy and Carter
Smithville, Texas 78957
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We are excited that Playhouse Smithville is having Saturday Morning Children’s Theatre. The Theatre is one block from our B and B, on our historic Main Street, here in Smithville, Texas. See the announcement:
Auditions for Young Actors: Cereal Thrillers, Playhouse Smithville, September 18
Snap, Crackle and Pop (TM Kellogg’s Cereals)
PlayhouseSmithville.com announces auditions for
Saturday Morning Children’s Theatre
Playhouse Smithville is putting out a call to young actors of any age over six. Cereal Thrillers, written and directed by the Playhouse Artistic Director john daniels, jr. (sic), needs Snap, Crackle, Pop, Count Chocula, Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Sugar Bear, Trix and Silly Rabbit, L. C. Leprechaun, Crunch Berry Beast, SeaDog, Jean LaFoote and of course the Cap’n.
Come be in a silly, serial-cereal play, a “who or what done it.” Adults, children and families welcome to audition. Cereal Thrillers begins Playhouse Smithville’s Saturday Morning Children’s Theatre. The show will play Friday evenings October 15 and 22, Saturday mornings October 16, 23, and 30 and one special Sunday October 31 matinee which will include a costume contest before audience and cast members go out trick-or-treating.
Cereal Thrillers auditions Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 PM. Come dressed to play and have fun. Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main Street. For more information or to purchase pre-sale tickets visit www.playhousesmithville.com or call 512 360-7397.
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