Ballet Austin Resident Choreographer Stephen Mills has submitted a letter of
resignation to that company. Mills' move comes after nine years with BA, during
which time he has created many new works for the group (one of which, Duel
Fuel, can be seen in the Tonight We Dance program this week) and built a
reputation as one of Austin's most talented -- and well-liked --
choreographers. In the letter, Mills states that he will leave at the end of
BA's current season, following its production of Swan Lake. While he has been
building a strong national reputation of late, Mills says that he has no plans
Mills Leaves Ballet Austin
Local comedy sensation Monks' Night Out, which crowned its debut year by being
named "Best Theatre Group" in the Chronicle 1995 "Best of Austin" Readers Poll,
got a call from Disney/Touchstone Features this week. The Mouse Factory is on
the lookout for improv comedy talent for TV projects and wants to send some
scouts to their show Wednesday, February 21, 8pm, at Esther's Pool. The Monks
would love a big crowd for the show, which will also feature UT improv troupe
Only 90% Effective, San Antonio improv troupe Oxymorons, and distinctly
non-improv Asylum Street Spankers.
Monks Scouted by Disney
Austin Lyric Opera has extended its run of La Traviata, its last 1995-96
season production, to a fourth performance. The extra show will be held March
4, Monday, 7pm, and will feature the stars of Saturday's performance: Ai-Lan
Zhu as Violetta and Adam Klein as Alfredo. For more info, call 472-5992.
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