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Atalnr& ne nt Friday, April 8, 1977 THE MiCHICAN DAILY Page Five
[AC s 'MUSICAL MAGIC:

M103 and Dove Alan presents:
TOM WAITS
FRIDAY, APRIL 15-MIDNIGHT
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 P.M.
Reserved Seats $5.50 & $6.50 Avail, at the
-Theatre Box Office, Music Mart on State St.,
Record~and at Briarwood, Bonzo Dog Records,
and All HudsonsRA
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 668-8480

Broadway revue a

hit

By SUSAN BARRY
BROADWAY-where the bright
lights and ticker-tapes inten-
sify even the most mediocre of
human emotions, where a clever
sturn of a musical phrase quali-
fies a passably interesting plot+
for musical drama history -
this is the genre explored by+
UAC's presentation of Musical
Magic, a revue of the highlights
of American musical theatre.
The twentieth century gave us
American musical comedies.
The twentieth century likewise
gave us, so far ultimately to its
credit, American musical com-
edy revues. In this vein UAC
presented the opening perform-
,ance of its own interpretation
last night in the Michigan Un-
r ion ballroom.
The presentation of the Com-+
pany could not realistically be;
conceived of as a flawless per-+
formance. The acoustics in the'
ballroom did not allow for the
maximum quality of sound.
However, given the imposed
limitations the Company pre-1
sented a revue in which energy

and vitality were only equalled
by musical accomplishment and
performance expertise.!
THE CHOICE of the selections
ranged from the touching pa-
thos of "At the Ballet" from A
Chorus Line to romantic love
songs to extensively complicat-
ed choreographic interpretations
of comedies like Bye Bye Birdie!
and 1776. A definite favorite was
"Cell Block Tango" from Chica-
go where a comically irresolute
line-up of female inmates dem-
onstrated the logic of their hom-
icidal inclinations toward their
husbands.
The revue also included a
wide range of talent. from the
rich bass vocal contributions of'
Ken Ward and the resonant in-
tonation of Bryait Frank to the
neatly choreographed endeavors'
of dancer Sherri Fenkell. The
acting was likewise even and4
exemplary. Lorel Janiszewski,
whose remarkable performances
in several studio theatre produc-
tions have not gone unnotiLed,
added the rewarding efforts of,
her intense character identifi-
cations to this project. The per-.
-. j

formances of Rhonnie Washing-
ton and Rochelle McCracken
were also notable in a particu-
larly outstanding cast.
Credit must also be given to
Scott Lazarus, who conceived
and lirected the revue, as well
as Michael Stockler who provid-
ed the entire accompaniment
throughout the evening.
THE MOST impressive ele-
ment of the performance, how-
ever, was the enthusiasm of the
cast itself, which was present in
every selection, and communi-

I ____ A FULL MOON RODUIONii

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Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Graduate students in the University's dance department practice for next week's perform-
ances, to air in the new dance building!
Grad dancers to air show

Cinema

Weekend

cated itself through the convinc-
ing concentration of each "har-
acter in each role. This was evi-
dent in the individual solos as
well as the production numbers
in which the entire cast was in-
volved. It resulted in aschoreog-
raphy that was more precise
than is usually found in many
major campus productions.
MUSICAL MAGIC is being
presented tonight and tomorrow
night in the Pendleton Arts Cen-
teer of the Union. Tickets are'
available at the Union. It is a
rare chance to view a highly
commendable presentation of/arr
unusual dramatic interpretation.
Join The Daily
PINBALL,
BILLIARDS,
and
BOWLING
Open "til 1 a. M.
Tonight
At the
UNION

Fri.-Sot. $
JOH N ROBERI
and
TONY BARRAI
concertina, guitar, banj

3.00
rS
NID
,o
These two irrascible
Englishmen are
back with more
music hall songs,
more funny stories,.
and more rowdy
'X times,
T Magazine with the BOYS
p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $4 pegr
the Ark with the Argo Park
COONEY
0 761-1451

By PAULA HUNTER
A T THE BEGINNING of this
semester the dance depart-
ment packed its bags and left
the Barbour-Waterman gymnas-
.um-its home of many years.
It was in Barbour-'Waterman
that dance at the University
gained acceptance as an art
form by changing from a pro-;
gram in the school of education
to a department within the
school of music.
The dance department is now
located in' a new building, fully,
equipped for dance. It is finally
divorced from the trappings of
physical education. No longer

will University dancers work nation of work done for the grad-
under basketball hoops or dodge uate course "Choreographic De-
flying balls. sign and Production." Student
On April 14, 15, and 16 at the choreographers h a v e devoted
new dance building, the gradu- the entire semester to the pro-
ate students of the dance de- duction of group works, many,
partment will present concerts of which are set to original
of original choreography. For music compositions by Univer-
the first time, student choreog- sity music students. This col-
raphers will not have to use the laboration has helped make the
small, inadequate stage of Sch- event an interesting mixture of
orling Auditorium in the Edu- styles and concepts.
cation Building. Dancers can The new dance building is lo-
show pieces in the spacious per- cated on North University Court,
formance studio on the second directly behind the Central
floor of the new building. Campus Recreation Building.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
THE CONCERT is the culmi- each day.

Friday - Slaughterhouse Five (Nat. Sci., 7:30 & 9:30);
Beauty and the Beast (Angell Aud. A, 7 & 9); Day for
Night (Old trch. Aud., 7 & 9:05); The Producers, (MLB
3, 7 & 10:30); The Twelve Chairs (MLB 3, 8:45); Night
of the Living Dead (MLB 4, 7 & 10:30); The Thousand
Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (MLB 4, 8:45).
Saturday - On the Waterfront (MLB 3, 7 only); A
Streetcar Named Desire (MLB 3, 9 only); Theater of Blood
(MLB 4, 7 & 9); Adam's Rib (Old Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05);
The Harder They Come (Aud. A, 7 & 9); Return of the
Pink Panther (Nat. Sci. Aud., 7:30 & 9:30).
Sunday- Before the Revolution (Aud. A, Angell, 7 &
9); Une Femme Douce (Old Arch. Aud., 7 & 9:05); Morocco
and The Scarlet Empress (MLB 4, 7 & 9).
All Weekend - Airport '77 (Fox Village, 769-1300);
The Eagle Has Landed (Michigan, 668-8480); Seven Beau-
ties, Swept Away (Campus, 668-6098); Rocky (Fifth Forum,
761-9700); Network (State, 662-5296)'; Black Sunday, Don,
mo Principle, Silver Streak, Raggedy Ann and Andy (The
Movies, Briarwood, 769-8780).

WED.-APRIL 13--HOOT 75c
THURS.-Benefit for SING OU
OF THE LOUGH-2 shows 8 P,
show
NEXT WEEKEND-Benefit for i
Strinq Band and many others
0
TUES.=APRIL 19--MICHAEL{

1421 Hill

8:3C

It Pays to Advertise

Stitt, to play,. has new LP

By LARRY FRISKE Clubs. The/idea for this record-; cording for Catalyst, I femem-
ONNY STITT records have ing came about after Stitt bler Bird (CAT 7616), commem-
been flooding the market re- shared the bill with Holloway) orates the Great One's impact i
cently. Stitt, of course, is no$ there. : on Stitt. Nearly 30 years ago
stranger to the recording studio The fiery action takes off Stitt replaced Parker in the
-leis list of albums comprise a with the title tune and "The Dizy Gillespie Band. The inev- r
half page in the Schwann Cat- Way You Look Tonight." The itable comparisons might have'
alogue. He's also well-known for choruses by Stitt and Holloway prompted Stitt to double on ten-
the great tenor duets with Gene inspire each other to greater or, which eventually replaced
Ammons and Paul Gonsalves. and greater intensities and the alto as his main instrument:'y the
,Stitt teams with fellow tenor- heights. They each take turns Now Stitt is doubling on alto
itt eamswityflo wor -i Tctsat a ballad. Holloway turns toi again for many of his recent re- U OF "GOS ELIR
ist ed Hlloay o Foecas: Ialto but Stitt stays with tenor on
Sonny & Red (Catalyst 7608). t butiu st'm Gttn Sn cordings. (formerly"Trotter House Choir)
Holloway is the band leader at the beautiful 'm Getting Sen-
the Parisian Room in Los An- timental Over You.". Stitt's Quintet includes trom-
geles, one of the city's top Jazz STITT'S OTHER recent re- bonist Frank Rosolino, who FRI DAY, APRIL 8-12:15 p.m.
played with him in the late '40's
in Detroit. This is only their ON T H E DIAG
R T S scond recorded collaboration I RN FTEGA IRR
Plosince that time. The' pieces IN FRONT OF THE GRAD LIBRARY
ranz from a minor blues;(in case ofram, in the Fishbowl)
By MIKE TAYLOR which are only song fragments "sic"Waltz for Dand ," tothtcla-i the
there are only three songs on sicely"Bodyeand n Soul," ote
there athaty three ongs- the Sponsored by several campus ministries
DOES ANYONE remember Animals. If these tunes had been ilyisStit tt s firsthat srpris- So rdyvr
that old British rocks group, carefully developed, as Pink it o-_ __
Pink Floyd? In their heyday, Floyd has always done in the
they produced albums of start-' past, this would be no prob- The Stitt Quartet is all top-
ling ingenuity aMd brilliance, lein. This time, however, they quality-pianiist Barry Harris, 11
creating a whole new field - merely drag on and on and on. Sam Jones, and LeRoy Williams.
space rock. "PIGS ON A WING (Parts Ammon's theme "Red Top" is
Well, the band is still with One ,.and Two)" are acoustic performed 'by Stitt in a gi'eat
us; in fact, it recently released bookends for the electric dood-. bluesy tradition. Stitt chooses
a new album called Animals ling contained on the rest of one of Parker's great composi-
(Columbia JC 34474). Sadly to'the album. They are pleasant! tions, "Confirmation" to blow -' "
say, the music under the flam- pieces, but Leo Kottke is bet- on alto.
boyant cover is not even worth ter at this sort of thing. "Dogs," Stitt is appearing this Sun-
the extra dollar you have to which started life as "You Got-i diy in the Union Ballroom at
pay to buy it (it's one of those ta Be Crazy" in Pink Floyd's 7:30 and 10 p.m., courtesy of '
new $7.98 records). The singing live shows of two years back, Eclipse Jaz.
and playing sounds mechanical, takes up almost all of side one G
predictable, and unbearably and is mostly horribly dull. 55
forced. Melodies are especially Animals is not completely- ®-
hard to find. without socially redeeming val- ;I " 'I
One of the record's chief de- ue, however, since most of the -
fects is the band's self-indul- I lyrics (all written by bassist :presents V p
gence. Excepting "Pigs on a Roger Waters) are quite thought 'A
Wing (Parts One and Tw~o)," provoking. GOA
"Lie' InArta',Ar-bor

MAJOR EVENTS OFFICE Presents:
.
AVERAGE WHITE BAND
' AND
WILD CHERRY
SUN., MAY 8, 1977
CRISLER ARENA-8 P.M.
Reserved Seats $7-$6
Tickets qo on sale Sat., April 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Crisler Arena Box Office. Begin-
nnq Mon., April 11, tickets available at the Michigdn Union Box Office 11 :30-5f30
Mon.-Sat. 763-2071. Sorry, no personal checks. Presented in association with UAC.

MAJOR EVENTS
OFFICE Presents:

THE

GGET
--BRGTHERS
GOliGERT
also appearing
COMMANDER CODY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1977
CRISLER, ARENA-8 P.M.
RESERVED SEATS $6.50
TICKET'S AVAILABLE or the Michicon Union Box

SUN.-WED.
APRIL '1O?"'1 12"'3
THE
ROCKETS
STARFIRE
DISCO
THURS.-FRI.-SAT

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