Curtis congratulates Carol Channing at the Detroit Fisher
The second annual Apple Award was given to legendary
Broadway performer Carol Channing in a ceremony at the
Fisher Theatre last week.
award, a crystal apple, is named after the late Sarah
Applebaum Nederlander, matriarch of the Nederlander
theater family that owns and operates theaters in Detroit
and New York. The award raises money for Wayne State
University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication
Arts. The 200 guests were expected to equal or surpass
last year's donations of $75,000.
Curtis paid a surprise visit to congratulate Channing.
Curtis is currently starring at the Fisher in "Some
Like It Hot," which guests saw after their early
evening strolling supper.
a brief ceremony on the grand staircase, Channing, who
is 81, looked smashing in a black velvet backless gown
as she held the award.
will be with me always," she told the enthralled
- Michael H. Margolin / The Detroit News
Gives a Big Texas Welcome to "Some Like It Hot" ! After
a splendid opening night performance, the cast was invited
out to a lavish reception at the DeGolyer House at the
Dallas Arboretum and hosted by Mary Lee Cox, Mark Goodson
and Clinton Kemp, Sharon Kraus, Jennifer and Steve Metzger,
Len and Pam Musgrove, Dr. Dale Robinowitz, and Thomas
and Laurys Swift. The party, arranged by Michael
Jenkins, President of Dallas Summer Musicals,
made the cast of Some Like It Hot welcome in Dallas.
Timothy Gulan (Jerry), DSM Past
Chairman Chuck Gummer, Arthur Hacket (Joe)
Spolan, Chuck Gummer
DSM President Michael A. Jenkins,
William Ryall (Spats)
Jodi Carmeli (Sugar), Michael Jenkins
City at the open air Starlight Theatre was a wonderful
adventure. The performances were enhanced by the surrounding
Mother Nature. In spite of threats of rain several
nights, only one performance was interrupted. After
a pause for a brief downpour, the show picked up were
it left off and continued to a warm and rousing reception.
Fox Theater was Awesome! Some Like it Hot
played in this magnificent theater for a week and eight
performances. We were greeted with true southern
hospitality and standing ovations each night.
We were honored to present our show to such a warm audience
Credit: 2002 Carol Rosegg courtesy of Dallas Summer
Houston! The Cast and crew of Some Like it Hot thank
Houston and Sarfim Hall at the Hobby Center for one
hell of a party! Our show opened to your standing ovation
and your beautiful new theatre. It was our pleasure
to help you open your new cultural center.
Opening Celebration! Saturday, June 8th, there
were even more stars in Houston. This was the Gala Opening
Celebration for Some Like It Hot. The critics
were there to officially review the show, and Tony
invited his friends to show up, take in the show and