Tuesday, December 12, 2006

No curtain call for the Great Caruso

One of Houston's landmarks of theatre burned early Sunday morning. Kuff, Houstonist, our local ABC affiliate, and HouStoned (easy on the snarky sauce, guys) got to it ahead of me.

My family has attended shows there over the years and recently tried to make reservations for their holiday revue, but they were mostly booked for the day we set aside. (Instead we chose the Stages production, Five Course Love.) That old place was truly a marvel inside -- small, tight, narrow stairways, old antique furniture and works of art.

I feel bad for the actors and waiters and other workers who find themselves suddenly unemployed two weeks before Christmas.

Here's to wishing better fortune for everyone connected to the Caruso in the new year.

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