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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, March 27, 1976 Page Five

Hel% Dolly'

o ffers

musical fireworks

By ANDREW ZERMAN with each show she attacks.
BALMY weather and Hello, (Since there seems to be a local
ygon the ordinance prohibiting anyone
same day: I guess that's what else from choreographing with-
it means to be twice blessed. in the city limits, there are a
The former you know all about lot of shows.) Her abstract
Thea fome yu know heartily dance numbers are okay, but
already, et e now hwhat makes her work so -ffec-
recommend the latter. tive for theatre is the wit in herI
Hello, Dolly!, in addition torthe
being one of the most successful dances, and the character'za-
musicals of all time, is a de- tion. In 'Elegance,' my favorite
ceptively progressive and sophis- of her creations in Dolly!, the
ticated one. Its "concept" is movements of the four char-
___at~ fala t thei i atrn

outstanding
brassy and
the Ethel
Dollys.

Dolly.
gutsy, a
Merman

She was
student of
scho")l of

COLE HAS a strong voice and
was obviously comfortable sang-
ing on stage. But either thej
music was in a bad key for herI
or she has a terribly limited
range. In too many songs she
simplified the melody or spoke
the lyrics.

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its picture-book, Disney-like look ;d yrI3 i LIeL L1Ii1I 'r' The charms of Terry Armeut,
at old New York, complete with personalities delightfully. Sally Bublitz and Greg Ganakas
parades and trains and street- HER DANCERS; by the way are familiar to any faithful local
cars right on stage. The Title theatregoer and were much in
number suggests the musical ex- are the best I've seen in Musket, evidence in Dolly! All three of
travaganzas of the time, at The precision of the men, espe- them were cute as can be but
least as we imagine them in our cially, was striking, all three are hereby reminded
dreams. In the past, I've always felt to maintain discipline as actors.
The show's style is its essence that, although she is one of the It's too easy for musical comedy
and that's why, even if Musket few truly versatile actresses in nerformers to start playing their
leaves his name off the pro- the theatre department, Denise own personality and not their
gram, the influence of Gower Cole lacked a certain magnetism characters. You can't be charm-
Champion, the original director- and dynamism. ing by forcing it.
choreographer, will be felt in But Cole rose to the occasion Patricia Harless was winsome
any production. of this classic role and made an See HAPPENINGS. Page 7

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at Harris benefit concert

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By SUSAN BARRY

end up at least debated on the
democratic platform."

"I FEEL LIKE Frank Sinatra Although he was somewhat in-
in Australia," quipped Arlo volved with the political move-
Guthrie to a crowd of sparse ments of the 60's he is not de-
but devoted fans at the Michi- pressed by the current student.
gan Theatre Thursday night. apathy because, "strikes never
"But we'll have fun" anyway, pulled anything off. People get'
he added. involved in things when they
. Guthrie's effort, a benefit for have something to gain from
Fred Harris' presidential cam- it."
paign, was the victim of last SPEAKING OF a congression-
minute planning and a horrend- al hearing in Washington that he
ous sound system that muddied' attended with some Republican
his back-up and mangled his "heavyweights," he summed up
vocals. Just about the only dis- his attitude toward political in-
tinction between the various fluence by saying, "It's just a
songs was a change in tempo matter of enough of us guys
or Guthrie's inclination to switch going down there to drink beer
from guitar to piano or banjo. with enough of them guys."
However it was Guthrie's charm
that suffused each effort and at Guthrie claimed that people
least made the evening enter- today put too much emphasis
taining. on trying to make their jobs
Each song was prefaced by interesting. "I don't mind work.
humorous anecdotes or social It's fun for me. It should be fun
commentary. When the crowd for everyone." When he's in-
called for his i "Presidential volved in a performance "I'm
Rag," Guthrie commented, not thinking about what I'm
"People keep electing dumb doing. I'm thinking about the
presidents. Would be nice if we audience reaction."
stopped electing dummies - He explained that people never
then we could all relax for a really listened to music in the
little while." 60's. It was merely something

music is a reflection of th fact
that "people like to hear a lot
of crap. But we do what we
want to do. That's what music
is-jiust having fun. He also in-
timated that he has a new album
in the making which will be
released this winter.
From Michigan, Guthrie is,
traveling with his band Si.nan-'
doah to Toledo, Columbus and
various other cities until the
tour ends in the middle of April.
"We're just trying to create a
little motion," he explained.
And what if Harris doesn't nnke
it in the convention "Gore Vidal
sees a Hmehrey-Kennedy tick-
et and I believe it." However he
shuns nearly all of the oher
Democratic contenders saying,
"I don't need a friend in theE
White House. I need somebody
who deals with the issues."
As his third encore Guthrie
nerformed the song that his
father made famo'ns, "This Land
is Your Land." Guthrie related
an incident in which a native
American approached Pete See-!
ger while he was singing the
song with his version of "this
land was stole by you from me."
Brt when Seeger asked if his
critic wat seriouslv offended he
replied, "we're all in the same
canoe. Unless we learn naw to
Paddle this thing-we're a'l un
shit's creek together." Appar-
ently Gi'thrip is ontimistic that
his nolitical involvement will be
a nositive force in romcing
sutch much-needed solidar!.v.

BECAUSE OF this need for
stylization and extravagance, I
was skentical when I heard
Musket was to do Dolly! You
just can't present the show -wth-
out heans of costumes and a
stpir-ase, among other things.
Well, at Power Center this
weekend, there are sumntiinsr
-'ostTrmes, designed by Eric
Losev, and a staircase - to v
',nthir of Denise Cole's Dolly
and ?Marcia Milurom's choreo-I
rnnhv. about which I'd like to
sa" much.
Like clockwork, Milgrom's
^horeogrerhv gets more clVver
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OCCASIONALLY, as with his
popular "The City of New Or-
leans," the sheer beauty and
simplicity of the song shone
through the electronic abyss.
The harmonies of this song were
distinct as the back-up was sub-;
dued. In fact, it was in this
calm simplicity that Guthrie ex-
celled and created his most im-
pressive moments, as in his new.
Guthrie played piano accompan-
s o n g, "Massachusetts," f o r
which Guthrie played piano ac-'
companied only by the vocal
harmonies of the band.
Guthrie sang a moving elegy
to Victor Jara, the Chilean mu-
sician who was physically crip-
pled from being tortured for
protesting his country's govern-
ment.
The comic highlights of the
evening were Guthrie's "Ukelele
Lady" in which the band sway-
ed and crooned angelically, and
the intentionally ridiculous
"Motorcycle Song." As he in-
troduced a song about Ruben
Clamso, a disgruntled clam-dig-
ger who yearned to be a whal-
er, he quipped, "we need some-
one with the experience of Ru-'
ben Clamso for President."
BACKSTAGE, however, Guth-
rie took on a much more seri-
ous and slightly cynical attitude
toward his political inclinations.
Ile predicted that economic is-
sues would gain the most preva-
lence in importance in this,
year's election. He felt that his
participation would call atten-
tion to people like Harris and'
the liberal issues he raises, and
as a result these issues "may

that you turned on when you
were doing something else, he
said. But it was a time when
musicians began to maie a
great deal of money.. "My dad
never made money making nu-
sic till the 60's. It was the first;
time you could make a living
doing it."
GUTHRIE said that today's

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