John Stoehr 
Member since May 27, 2008

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Re: “La Cage wins over City Paper's resident queens ... in Act Two

The audience was pretty good last night. The rowdiest bunch was in the back where we were. Greg and Shane are right in that if the audience doesn't get behind this show, it can be community theater hell. But that's no slight against the performers (as our queens noted, too). Footlight's La Cage was spirited and fun. There was very little holding back, which I think it important for this kind of show to work well. I would see this again during Piccolo and I rarely see shows twice. The chemistry between Robbie Thomas and Brandon Joyner was easy and plain to see, especially during the butching up scene. It was riotous. Joyner in particular has great comic timing. Thomas does understated comedy well and that might be a bit out of place in La Cage. Even so, his Georges was sweet and his interaction with the conservative father-in-law-to-be was noteworthy all by itself. The second act was the best for some reason. Maybe because the story really gets rolling by then. The ensemble comedy over dinner with Ann, Jean-Michel, her parents, Albin, and Georges was a home run last night. Really good. I was worried about paying $30 a ticket, but not afterward. I was very satisfied. Thanks.

Posted by John Stoehr on May 10, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The Hippodrome comes forth at last

We received this letter from a reader. We'll look into it later. For now, discuss amongst yourselves:

Mayor Riley,

The new Terrace Hippodrome offers its customers a $2.00 discount when they bring in a parking garage ticket. When I stopped by the parking garage to pickup a ticket in order to get my movie house discount, the attendant refused to give me one.

She explained to me that their company is held accountable for every ticket given out by the machines. If they are missing a ticket, there is a $10 shortfall in their receipts. Since I would be getting a ticket for the sole purpose of obtaining the Hippodrome discount, she wouldn't get the ticket back thus being out $10. Therefore, they only give tickets to people with cars. She recommended that I contact you regarding any change of policy.

In addition, she suggested that I talk to the Hippodrome about my concern that only people who drive and park in the garage get the discount. Since a lot of other people come by bus, boat, cab, etc., why shouldn't they be able to avail themselves of this discount? I spoke to the Hippodrome's owner, but my concern fell on deaf ears. It seems as though he wants to give people that own cars and drive to the theater a deal.

I find his position outrageous. Why should people with cars get preferential treatment over the rest of us? Please consider modifying your parking garage policy so that anyone can get a ticket while still maintaining fiscal responsibility for those that park in it. I appreciate your consideration.

David Dieter

Posted by John Stoehr on May 9, 2009 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Just back from the new Hippodrome and ...

Mike says the food and drink items we expect at the Terrace Theater will be available at the new Hippodrome. Tickets, moreover, will be $8-$10. And by the way there are 415 of those BMW-made blue leather seats. Nice.

Posted by John Stoehr on May 1, 2009 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Just back from the new Hippodrome and ...

What's the beer selection going to be like?


Posted by John Stoehr on May 1, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Without a Trace


Thanks for offering that clarification, but you didn't need to. The story is correct — as is.

Often people see nuanced omissions of fact that are not important to the telling of the story, but that they feel are important and should not have been omitted. They therefore conclude a correction is needed.

But "Without a Trace" does not.

This is natural. Everyone would like credit. When they don't get what they believe is rightfully theirs, envy inspires comments such as this.

If, however, CovertCodeOp1 and the rest of CSCLUG would like to get in touch and talk reasonably about their creative projects, I can be reached at

There's no need for CSCLUG to undermine the attention being given to Street Level Lab in order to get attention for CSCLUG.

We can all talk about what we do. There's plenty of time and I'm interested in all kinds of art-making. —John Stoehr

Posted by John Stoehr on October 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM

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