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December 12, 1986 - Image 65

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-12-12

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THE JEWISH NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

FOR
A
SONG

SHERI KASH

Special to The Jewish News

5 ome people just are not
what they appear to be.
Marsha Rofel is
one such person.
A shy soft-spoken
insurance underwriter
for Hermelin, Colburn, Colburn,
Blumberg and Steinberg during the
day, at night she is transformed into
lyric soprano extraordinaire, singing
everything from French arias to
songs from Y entl.
"I've been singing since the first
grade in choirs and • glee clubs. As
far back as I can remember I've been
singing," says Rofel. One day I
opened my mouth and there was this
big sound."
And a unique sound it is.
Rofel has been cultivating her
rich, sweet voice since the 11th
grade when she would stay after
school with Oak Park High School
choir teacher Larry Wolfe to prac-
tice.
She attended Interlochen

Marsha Rofel and daughter Leslie practice at the piano.

Academy's summer program and
then studied with Carolyn Grimes, a
prominent vocal coach in the Detroit
area with whom she is still study-
ing.Rofel has been a featured soloist
in area recitals and the Southfield
Madrigal Chorale as well as the
B'nai B'rith Women's Council tes-
timonial.
Her voice has been a part of
nearly a dozen theater and choral
groups and appeared in more than
half a dozen community and college
theater productions. And a voice

that will most probably be heard
more of around Detroit very soon.
So, why an insurance under-
writer?
"You do something because you
enjoy it," Rofel explains. "I do during
the day. Some musicians I know,
well, that's all they do. I'm glad I
gave up music for a little while to
learn other activities. Other aspects
of life are important."
Admittedly, music is her first
love, but after marrying John Rofel

Continued on next page

Marsha Rofel
overcame
cancer
to become
a local
vocalist
of note

Tx*

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11

GOING oPLACES

LISTINGS WELCOME

Performing a pas de deux?
Screening a film? Staging a
play? If so, The Jewish News
wants to hear about it in our
new entertainment calendar,
Going Places. Send concert,
film, dance, comedy, club
and other entertainment ac-
tivity listings to Entertain-
ment Calendar, The Jewish
News, 20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240, Southfield 480/6.
Items must be typed,
double-spaced and include
the time, date, place, admis-
sion charge of each event
and a name and phone
number of someone to call
during business hours. List-
ings must be received at
least two weeks prior to pub-
lication.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CONG. BETH ACHIM: 21100
W. 12 Mile, Southfield, Yoel
Sharabi, singer and musician,
8 p.m. Thursday, free, 352-
8670.

MUSIC

DETROIT SYMPHONY OR-
CHESTRA: Orchestra Hall,
all-English music concert, 8
p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. Sun-
day, admission, 567-1400.

OAKLAND COMMUNITY COL-
LEGE CHORALE: Orchard
Ridge campus, Smith Perform-

ing Arts Theatre, concert, 8
p.m. Tuesday, 471-7700.

COMEDY

COMEDY CROSSING: 23055
Telegraph, Southfield, lower
level of Red Cedars, Ron
Coden and Co., 8:30 and 11
p.m. today and Saturday; open
mike night, 8 p.m. Wednes-
day; admission, reservations,
353-3798.

HOLLY HOTEL: 110 Battle Al-
ley, Holly, Tim Butterfield,
Lowell Sanders and T.P. Mul-
rooney, today and Saturday,
Michael Blackman, Tim
Slagle, 011y Jo Prater, Thurs-
day through Dec. 20, shows at

9 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 and
10:30 p.m. Fridays and Satur-
days, admission, reservations,
634-1891.

SPORTS

DETROIT PISTONS: Pontiac
Los
Silverdome, against
Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Saturday;
against Utah, 7:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday, admission.

DETROIT LIONS: Pontiac Sil-
verdome, against Chicago, 9
p.m. Monday, admission.

THEATER

HYATT REGENCY DEAR-

BORN: Second Level, The
Club, original Neil Simon
classic, The Odd Couple, by
Jimmy Launce 'Productions,
8:30 p.m., now through Jan.
10, admission, reservations,
593-1234, ext. 2323.

DINNER
SOMERSET
Lower Level,
THEATRE:
Somerset Mall, Squabbles, by
Jimmy Launce Productions;
8:15 p.m. today, through Jan.
17, admission, reservations,
649-6629.

ATTIC THEATER: 7339 Third,
Detroit, Vaudeville by Laur-
ence Carr, 8 p.m. today, 5:30
and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2:20
and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, through
Dec. 21, admission, 875-8284.
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