Thursday, July 05, 2018



Chic Silber said...

This show travels on 21 semi trailers

53 feet long with 3 advance & 18 main

show elements with a 3 day turnaround

Henry Penndorf said...

A favorite show of mine.

Roger Smith said...

I know San Antonio's Majestic well. It's one of San Antonio's surviving great movie palaces, as is the Texas. Last show I caught there starred Kathy Rigby in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

Few might know that Jane Abel Beatty's father, Earl Abel, Sr., was the legendary organist for these grand venues, playing during the silent movie days. He was known to the entire city, so when his fledgling downtown hamburger joint segued into a big-time family restaurant, at Broadway and Hildebrand, he already had his following. Earl Abel's for years was a 24-hour operation, and the target for breakfast lovers. It was also the go-to restaurant for the after-event crowd. Earl was an alcoholic, and refused to allow spirits to be served during his lifetime. When he died in 1973, Texas by then had liquor-by-the-drink, and one son, Jerry, attended the funeral, while the other, Earl, Jr., was back at the restaurant opening the bar.

Chic Silber said...

The "Ed Mirvish Theater" on

Victoria Street in Toronto

where "Wicked" is currently

was originally the "Pantages"

& for some years it was named

the "Canon"

The Mirvish family owns or controls

most of Toronto's legitimate houses

Chic Silber said...

That "Majestic" in San Antonio

is one of my favorites & I will

most likely pay the show a visit

there in early October this fall

Emil Palenberg was the Master

Carpenter there after he retired

the bear act late 70s early 80s

Chic Silber said...

The show will celebrate it's

15th anniversary since the

official Broadway opening

night on October 30th at

the "Gershwin Theater"

If it weren't for dumb luck

I wouldn't have any luck at all

Chic Silber said...

We opened our 1st National Tour

in March of 05 in Toronto when

that theater was named "Canon"

This tour card is for the 2nd

National Wicked Company

Chic Silber said...

I'll let you know about my

visit to San Antonio Roger

once it is certain in the hope

you might be able to visit also

Wendy Tucker said...

Ed Mirvish was also the owner for many years of "Honest Ed's", a huge bargain store in Toronto. He was reputed to be a very kind and generous man, and every year would give away hundreds of turkeys at the store before Christmas. The store closed a few years ago, 2016 I think.... end of an era for sure...

Chic Silber said...

Yes Wendy he was very good to

many showfolks on hard times

I think "Honest Ed's" was on

a street with a legit theater

His son David is running things

now as his father wanted

Roger Smith said...

My visits to Peggy MacDonald, in New Braunfels, always included Hannah and Emil, who by then had retired from the Majestic. Their jackpots were unsurpassed.

If I'm still in Arizona next Spring, I may try to catch the show in Tempe.

Chic Silber said...

How about San Aton in October

It's very likely I'll be there

from the 5th through the 9th

Roger Smith said...

My son returns there several times a year to teach behavioral sciences at Brook Army Medical Center, at Ft. Sam. But he is sent by the Defense Department, and they won't pay for my flights.

Chic Silber said...

I'll give you a call from the train

on my way South Monday evening Roger

How about a comment on "Lions #9"