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April 11, 2003 - Image 90

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-04-11

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Best Bets



Sperling 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at
Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater. $22-
$40. (734) 764-2538.



Sarcia Milgrom Dodge, who grew up in
iVISouthfield and graduated from Congregation
Shaarey Zeclek's Hebrew High School, has a play
among the nominees for the Edgar Allen Poe
Awards 2003.
She and her husband, Anthony Dodge, now
New York City residents, wrote The West End
Horror, singled out with three other dramas by a
panel representing the Mystery Writers of America.
The winner, to be announced May 1 at a gala
banquet in New York City, will join mystery victors
in other categories, including literature, film and TV.
Also up for best play honors are Easy by Philip
DePay, Monster by Derek Nguyen and The
Chronology Protection Case by Mark Shanahan, Paul
Levinson and Jay Kensinger.
"This play took us almost two years to finish,"
says Marcia Milgrom Dodge, 48, who met her hus-
band when they were both theater students at the
University of Michigan.
"My husband had read the Nicholas Meyer novel
on which this is based and suggested the adaptation."
The play, a Sherlock Holmes story
about the murder of a drama critic, was
produced by Bay Street Theatre in Sag
Harbor, New York, where Anthony
Dodge was cast as Dr. Watson.
Artistic directors of the theater are
Sybil Christopher, who was married
to Richard Burton, and Emma
Walton, daughter of Julie Andrews.
"The play was a great success for
the theater, and we're working on
regional theater productions and an
option for Broadway," says Marcia
Milgrom Dodge, a director-choreographer whose
most recent Michigan project was Anything Goes,
performed 10 years ago at the Birmingham Theatre.
Dodge has directed and/or choreographed
many kinds of plays that have toured the United
States, Canada, Great Britain and South Korea.
She has worked with many luminaries, including
Stephen Sondheim, Joanne Woodward and
Kathie Lee Gifford.
"After Paul Newman drove me home from a
rehearsal, I immediately called my mother,
Jacqueline IVIilgrom," Dodge recalls.
The writing of The West End Horror took longer
than the couple anticipated because of the simulta-
neous adoption of their daughter, Natasha, 5, born
in Russia and converted to Judaism by Rabbi Irwin
Natasha has had a special benefit because of her
mother's contacts.
"I worked with Kathie Lee on Thumbs, and she
invited me to her home," explains Dodge, now col-
laborating with Gifford on a musical. "She gave
Natasha a bunch of clothes Cassidy had outgrown,
and they're just beautiful."
- Suzanne Chessler

Chamber Music Society of Detroit
hosts pianist Krystian Zimerman in a
rare recital performance 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, at Seligman
Performing Arts Center in Beverly
WSU's Bonstelle Theatre presents Neil
Hills. $24-$67. (248) 855-6070.
Simon's Sweet Charity, with music and
The Ann Arbor Symphony
lyrics by Cy Coleman and Dorothy
Orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony
Fields, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and
No. 5 and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C
2 p.m. Sundays, April 18-27. $11-$14.
Major 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the
(313) 577-2960.
Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.
Maestro Arie Lipsky presents a pre-concert lecture
at 7 p.m. $18-$33. (734) 994-4801.
Friends of the Opera of Michigan presents
Brazilian bombshell Daniela Mercury headlines
Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle 4 p.m. Sunday,
Afro-Brazilian Dance Party, as her troupe of
April 13, at the Ford Community and Performing
singers, dancers and musicians takes the stage 9
Arts Center in Dearborn. $10-$12. (313) 943-2354.
p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the EMU Convocation
Center in Ypsilanti. $35. (734) 764-2538.




The Detroit Music Awards take place 7 p.m.
Friday, April 11, at Detroit's State Theater. $15-
$25. (248) 645-6666.
Progressive rocker Todd Rundgren visits
Detroit's Majestic Theatre Saturday, April 12.
Doors at 9 p.m. $30. (248) 645-6666.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts Mr. B's Sixth Annual
Blues & Boogie Piami-Orgy, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, April 12-13, $27.50; guitar virtuoso Leo
Kottke, 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15,
$20; and Canadian folk artist Garnet Rogers, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, $15. (734) 761-1451.
Detroit's favorite garage rockers, the White Stripes,
perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the intimate
Scottish Rite Theatre (inside the Masonic Temple),
$27; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the
Masonic Temple Theatre, $27. (248) 645-6666.
German songtress Ute Lemper performs the
cabaret songs of Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel and more
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Michigan
Theater in Ann Arbor. $35. (248) 645-6666.
Rusted Root plays a show at Detroit's State
Theatre 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. $27.
(248) 645-6666.
The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, with
Lew Tabackin on saxophone, takes the stage in a
Paradise Jazz Series Concert 8 p.m. Thursday,
April 17, at Orchestra Hall. $18-$50/$75 box
seats. (313)576-5111.
Stars of Standing in the Shadows of Motown, the
Funk Brothers, with special guests Joan Osborne,
Bootsy Collins and Philip Bailey, appear 8 p.m.
Friday, April 18, at the Detroit Opera House. $33-
$45.50. (248) 645-6666.
Dylanesque singer/songwriter Dan Bern takes
the stage at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig, with special
guest Andy Stochansky, Friday, April 18. Doors at
7 p.m. $15. (248) 645-6666.
Postponed from January, Tony Award-winning
singer/actress Audra McDonald performs with
her jazz trio and musical director/pianist Ted


A Three Stooges Festival, featuring six of their
best 20-minute two-reelers, comes to the Redford
Theatre 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday,
April 11-12. Organ overture one-half hour before
show time. $4. (313) 537-2560.


Youtheatre mixes child-size puppets and live
actors in the stage version of the E.B. White classic
Stuart Little 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2
p.m. Sunday, April 12-13, at Southfield's •
Millennium Centre. $8-$10. (248) 557-7529.
Detroit's PuppetArt presents the Johnson
Marionettes in Emmy's Cow 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 12. $5-$7. (313) 961-7777.
Children's performers Peter and Ellen Allard
perform an interactive Passover family concert 3
p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Jewish Community
Center of Washtenaw County. $5-$7/under 2 free.
(734) 971-0990.
The Royal Hanneford Circus comes to the Palace
of Auburn Hills Wednesday-Saturday, April 16-19.
Call for show times and prices. (248) 645-6666.


Dr. Joel Stillman exhibits his glass art at
Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak April 12-May 10.
(248) 333-2060.
Ann Arbor's Washington Street Gallery hosts
Keeper of the Flame: Artists at Baron
Glassworks, featuring Annette Baron, Cal Fette
and Vic Leo, through April 26. (734) 761-2287.
Pewabic Pottery presents an exhibition of work
by Marie Woo and Suzanne Stephenson April 18-
May 31. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday,
April 18. (313) 822-0954.

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