Good news came out today for fans of Taylor Hicks and Grease -- they no longer will have to pick certain Houston shows to be sure of seeing the former American Idol winner as the Teen Angel.
Originally, Hicks was to only appear in some shows during the two-week run in Houston -- something which caused severe displeasure among his fans, several of which also shelled us for a headline suggesting some people might opt not to see Hicks.
But in a news release today, Theatre Under the Stars spokeswoman Lauren Lovell writes that Hicks will appear in every show.
And in a statement from Hicks there was more good news for his Houston fans.
"I'm excited to be coming to Houston. It's a two-week occasion, so I'll have time to appreciate the culture this city has to offer -- from the food, the sports, and especially the music.
"Along with Grease, I'll be performing an acoustic set at Warehouse Live on September 14th, so I'm happy to say I'll be able to contribute to Houston's art/music scene."
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He concludes by saying that "Houston's always been an extremely supportive town." Which based on our own very unscientific reader reaction test, Hair Balls can certify is absolutely true.
Absolutely essential update: Hicks will not be performing September 11.
Grease runs September 8-20 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $24 and are available online at TUTS.com, by phone at 713-558-8887 ot at the TUTS box office, 800 Bagby at Walker.