Another busy weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Friday night saw the arrival of Tim Allen, back on stage to do stand-up after an absence of some years. Tim is best known for the TV series Home Improvement. Tim also is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney series Toy Story. It was fascinating to introduce him because as Tim took to the stage the latest movie, Toy Story 3 opens across North America at the same time. Tim is no stranger to Vancouver, having worked on the Santa Claus movies here. He referred to our rainy climate in his on-stage routine. A versatile actor who has seen great success.
Saturday night it was Boz Scaggs and his magical music. I say this because he displays such elegance as a performer and his music is varied, covering blues, pop, disco, and jazz-rock. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival should consider bringing him in! At one time William Royce Scaggs was the vocalist for the Steve Miller Band. He got the name Boz while attending a private school in Dallas. A schoolmate nicknamed him “Bosley” and it was later shortened to Boz.
It has been quite a weekend. Carole and I are off to the Penticton Elvis Festival this weekend.