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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-08-16

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August 1st through August 31st

Friday & Sunday $2395
Crab Legs
complete dinner
in the shell

Photo by Char Gardner

The lemon tree, the water wheel
and Aristotle's lost philosophy all
arrived in Europe through Islamic
Spain, as did algebra and the begin-
nings of modern medicine, science
and poetry.

New Chorus

Michigan Opera Theatre is in the pro-
cess of forming a brand-new perform-
ing ensemble: the Michigan Opera
Theatre Children's Chorus. Led by
MOT Chorus Master Suzanne Mallare
Acton, this permanent children's choir
will be the first of its kind for Metro
Detroit children. Accepting children
ages 10-16 by audition, the choir will
perform as a separate ensemble and

with international opera stars in MOT
A grant from the Mandell L. and
Madeleine H. Berman Foundation is
providing the startup funding neces-
sary to form the ensemble.
Child performers with the Michigan
Opera Theatre who have gone on to
professional careers include Sutton
Foster, a previous ad hoc MOT chorus
member who found Broadway stardom
as the Tony Award-winning star of
Thoroughly Modern Millie; Jonathan B.
Wright, a performer in the 2003 MOT
production of Dead Man Walking, who
is now on Broadway in the Tony-win-
ning Spring Awakening; and Broadway
producer Jeffrey Seller, who performed
in the 1977 MOT production of
Carmen and won Tony Awards for Rent
and Avenue Q.
Auditions for the Children's Chorus
are under way through August. The
ensemble will rehearse and per-
form at the Detroit Opera House
from September through next June.
Interested persons should contact
Suzanne Mallare Acton at sacton@

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writer of his
second film, The
Ten, scheduled to
open Friday, Aug.
17, in the Detroit
This indie
David Wain
comedy is made
up of 10 sepa-
rate segments comprising modern
stories loosely based on the Ten
Commandments. Wain has a small
role in the movie and managed to
attract a marvelous cast, includ-
ing Jewish actors Paul Rudd, Liev
Schreiber, Winona Ryder, Adam
Brody, Ron Silver, H. Ron Benjamin
and Michael Showalter.

nil VOI! ‘.7

Back To High School
High School Musical II, the sequel
to the enormously successful
2006 Disney Channel TV movie,
premieres 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.17,
on the Disney Channel. Reprising
their co-starring roles are Zac
Efron, 19, as Troy Bolton and

Ashley Tisdale, 22, as Sharpay
Tisdale is Jewish on her moth-
er's side and began her acting
career doing musicals staged at
a New Jersey Jewish Community
Efron's pub-
licists describe
him as being "of
Jewish descent,
but not practic-
ing the Jewish
religion". He's a
Zac Efron
very cute young
man with a big
future. He earned good reviews
as Link Larkin in the film musical
version of Hairspray and is being
touted as the star of a remake of
Footloose in the Kevin Bacon role.
Songs in both the original movie
and the sequel include those corn-
posed by David Lawrence, the son
of Jewish singers Steve Lawrence
and Eydie Gorme.

Conceive.d and Written by bouglas Bernstein do, Rob Krausz


Featuring the hilarious song
es of Allan Shirman, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh follows
the life of Barry Bockman and his beloved, Sarah Jackman. From birth to summer camp
(Camp Granada, of course) to suburbia and retirement in Florida.




August 16 • 2007


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