Stratford Again Makes History in Theater and Music
children to the dangers of inter- us feel stronger when we have
among them was the popular Canada to work for the Film marriage. But in the instance such an addition to the adult
STRATFORD, Ontario — This Detroiter, Julie Harris, who residence in Canada four years of the two intermarriages that traditional family."
small community now looms appeared as Juliet in "Romeo later, he became a free-lance already have taken place, the
The Stratford synagogue also
large on the cultural horizon and Juliet," and as Blanch in composer. Since the Festival's women who married Jews now serves as a school for the Jew-
and in the entertainment world. "King John."
inauguration in 1953 he has are active and dedicated Jew- ish children, and a teacher
Tanya Moiseiwitseh's de-
comes twice a week—Wednes-
For the eighth consecutive
But small as it is, Stratford's days and Sundays—to teach the
year, the world's most dis- signs for the productions of
Jewish community has a func- youngsters how to read the
tinguished drama critics, lead- "Romeo and Juliet" and "King
tioning synagogue. Joseph prayerbook, Jewish history and
ers in the entertainment world John" once again added
Greenberg, one of the com- traditions.
from the United States and splendor to the season's
munity's pioneers and best
Canada, and notable govern- events.
known Jewish leaders, says that
Miss Moiseiwitsch gained
Hundreds of Detroiters have
ment leaders, gathered here this
while there are services in the made inquiries regarding reser-
week for the opening nights of international fame for her
synagogue only on holydays vations for the festival, and
t h e Stratford Shakespearean work in Britain at the Strat-
and holidays, that Friday night many are planning to come
Festival's three plays to be pre- ford Memorial Theater, the Old
services are attended by a full here during the coming 10
sented this season through Sept. Vic, Covent Garden and the
minyan and that it is easy to weeks. The final date for the
Edinburgh Festival. She also
get up a minyan whenever festival is Sept. 17.
"King John" was a marked did work on the continent for
anyone has yahrzeit. "My son
success on Monday, • the official leading productions.
Elliott Travel Service of De-
and I know that if we don't troit has been named the De-
In 1953, Miss Moiseiwitsch
opening night of the festival.
The other opening night per- came to Stratford, Ontario, with
troit agent for the festival, and
and whenever we are called Bud Schubiner, head of the
formances—Tuesday and Wed- Tyrone Guthrie and designed
Applebaum to a minyan, therefore, we re- agency, reports that he is ful-
nesday—witnessed the splendid the unique stage which is the Moiseiwitsch
staging of "A Midsummer axis of the festival. She de- composed many of the inciden- spond," Greenberg said. "That filling requests for reservations
Night's Dream" and "Romeo signed all the productions for tal scores for the productions. holds true of the other Jewish as rapidly as possible..
the first four seasons and re- As music director he . inaugu- adults in our community.
Stratford Jews now feel en-
There were stars galore, and turned again for the plays in rated and has directed the an-
$70,000 Gift for Park -
riched, the Greenbergs' daugh-
1957 and 1958, and is here
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The
nual Music Festivals held at ter in law, Mrs. Harvey Green-
again after a year's absence.
Stratford since 1955. •
berg, pointed out. "We just Jerusalem- Municipal Council
Many of the popular actors
had a Bar Mitzvah," she pointed accepted a gift of $70,000 front"
are here again, including Chris-
out, "and he feels privileged: Mrs. Harry Sacher.. of London
topher Plummer, Bruno Gerussi, also is planning and ocganiz-
he, too, can be counted upon to establish a park in the new
Max Helpmann, Douglas Rain ing the International Confer- to make up a minyan. All of government offices area.
Week-end concerts will fea-
During the current season,
21 YEARS SELLING AMERICA'S CHOICE
the Stratford Festival of ture Glenn Gould, Oscar Shum-
Music and Films also prom• sky, Leonard Rose and others.
An electronic music . concert,
ises to have an outstanding
season. Preparations already Aug. 12, will feature Josef Tal,
To my 5,000 customers, please accept my
have begun for "H. M. S. noted Israel composer, in a con-
invitation to visit me at my new location,
14501 W. 7 Mile Road, Hanley-Dawson
Pinafore," to be directed by certo for piano and electronic
Chevrolet, who have been serving Detroit
Guthrie and conducted by the accompaniment, with the coin-
motorists for over 49 years.
' distinguished Canadian musi- poser at the piano.
cian, Louis Applebaum. •
Highlighting the staging of
Applebaum composed the
music for "Romeo. and Juliet." the colorful production of
He also is supervising the music "Romeo and Juliet" was the
festival and is bringing some of music composed by Applebaum.
14501 W. 7 MILE RD.
Applebaum won't be with the
Bus. UN 4-2300; Res. UN 4-9039
the best known musicians as
Festival next year: he is assum-
Toronto born, Louis Apple- ing his new post this year as
baum attended the Faculty of music director of the CBC.
Music at the University of To- Recognized as one of the lead-
ronto, later going to New York ing musical directors in the
14K — Hand Engraved
for further study with Roy Har- country, Applebaum's contribu-
ris and Bernard Wagenaar. He tions to the creative efforts in
became interested in film music Stratford — he missed being
Visit With the Lattins
and returned to Canada in 1941, with the Festival only one of
to become composer for the the eight years—also are making
newly formed National Film history here this year with the
Board and soon after that its International Conference of
Composers, to be held Aug.
ta9.131 W. NINE MILE ROAD
8-14. It will be the first such
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In 1945 he went to Hollywood, conference to be held on the
and in the next five years he North American continent.
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scored a number of films for
Thurs. and Fri. to 9
Among the composers to be
leading studios, returning to present will be Josef Tal of
Israel, USSR's Dmitri Shostako,
vitch, and distinguished conduc-
tors from 20 other countries.
Among the conductors to ap-
Scholnick's on Washington Boulevard
pear at numerous events during
the Festival will be Leopold
* * •
Lawrence Freiman, president
of the Canadian Zionist Federa-
You have extra earn-
tion, member of the board of
ing days at Guardian
Shakespearean Festival Founda-
can save as late as the
tion, and Mrs. Freiman were
among the distinguished guests
10th and earn the same
at the buffet supper which pre-
3 1/2 70 current rate as if
ceded the formal opening of the
you had put it in your
festival on Monday evening.
account on the 1st.
Maj. Gen. Georges P. Vanier,
Governor General of Canada,
headed a group of Canada's
Relax in Daks on
distinguished government lead-
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ers at the formal opening.
Detroiters at the formal
No other trousers fit so well
supper and on opening
and feel so comfortable: Our
nights included Mr. and Mrs.
English-made Daks have ad-
Walter L. Field, Mr. and Mrs.
justable waistbands, need no
Philip Slomovitz and Mrs.
belt. The British fabrics, we
believe, are in a lofty class
by themselves. See our fine
Detroiters returning to Strat-
ford for the Festival perform-
ances found interesting changes
this year in the Jewish com-
munity, whose current presi-
dent is Morris Halperin.
Stratford's Jewish families
declined from 21 to 12. Those
who have left went, in the
main, either to London, which
has about 450 Jewish families,
or to Toronto, the second
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