Entire cast of “Dolly” deserves standing “O”

I just thought at “Hello Dolly’s” intermission I had laughed harder than I had in a long time at a show. I was wrong,

During the second act  it was not only me doing belly laughs, but the entire audience.

Sally Struthers may have been the named star, but the entire cast deserves recognition. There wasn’t a week character in the bunch. Continue reading Entire cast of “Dolly” deserves standing “O”

I sneaked a peek at OCP Les Mis

I slipped into the Les Miserables practice at Orange Community Players last night for a few minutes and was blown away by the music and some of the voices.

I had heard how good it sounded from some of the players and decided to take a peek.

I did not know Shane Taylor had those kind of pipes! He plays the lead of Jean Valjean.

The part of his arch nemesis, Javert was being sung by the understudy. He is someone I am not familiar with, but if that was the understudy; wow!

Doug Rogers is the director and he has done a great job in casting. He is one of the most powerful voices OCP has and he is not even in it; if that tells you anything.

They’ve still got five weeks of rehearsals and haven’t even really started blocking the stage, but the quick sneak peek was impressive.

The show doesn’t start till May, but I’ve heard opening night and some others are almost sold out, so this is one you definitely want to make reservations for.

I’m looking forward to it.

octx.info event calendar/ Les Miserables


Master Gardeners to get Bloomin’ Crazy with plant sale

One day a year, the Orange County Master Gardeners hold their Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair as a fundraiser for their organization while the rest of the year is filled with hard work getting ready for the next years sale and working on the demonstration/test rose and perennial beds located at Cormier Park. This year that day is Saturday, March 29. The sale will be extended an hour and will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jewel Cormier Park located at 8235 FM 1442 in Orangefield next to the railroad tracks. Continue reading Master Gardeners to get Bloomin’ Crazy with plant sale

Fun things and events in and around Orange County, Texas