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4B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, October 10, 1996


The Michigan Daily Weekend

Wheel of Fotrune
featuring host Bob Eubanks, of "The
Newlywed Game" fame.
~ Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills.
/ When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
~ Tickets: $15 and $10. on sale at
The Palace and Pine Knob Box
Offices and all TicketMaster cen-
ters, including Hudson's, Harmony
House and Blockbuster Music.
Tickets may also be charged by
phone by calling (810) 64 -6666.

'Wheel of Fortune Live' comes to the Palace-

By Jen Petlinski
Daily Film Editor
Forget watching some stranger on
television buy a vowel, solve the puzzle,
go bankrupt and spin that wheel. No
longer do you have to wonder why all
these losers are winning money and
free trips for two to Cancun and Hawaii,
while you are sitting home alone with a
bag of chips and remote in hand.
This is not just any wheel ... it's THE
Wheel. That's right, folks. The "Wheel
of Fortune Live!" tour makes its way to

The Palace
Hills this

of Aubu

Hosted by Bob
Eubanks of "The
Newlywed Game"'
fame, the interactive
tour, complete with
an elaborate wheel, a
set similar to televi-
sion's version and even
segments based on "Th
Newlywed Game,"
offer an afternoon of pr

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for just about
veryone involved.
Unlike the televi-
sion game show,
the contestants for
Sunday's show
will not be chosen
b e fo r e h a n d.
Instead, audience
members will be
ntinuously selected
the crowd through-
uration of the show


in a "The Price Is Right" fashion (but
that's a whole different story). Just imag-
ine yourself ... ordinary, 'ol YOU ...
being chosen to compete for the same
prizes that the strangers on television
were winning last week, while you sat on
your couch! Who knew?
Even audience members who don't
get selected to participate onstage will
receive game cards, giving them the
opportunity to win prizes galore. Can
you think of a better way to spend a
Sunday afternoon?
The event will conclude with a final
round, where the contestants with the
highest scores will compete for the
grand prize - TAH DAH! - a trip for
two to Hollywood, a chance to audition
for the actual "Wheel of Fortune" tele-
vision show and a private tour of Sony
Pictures. In addition, "Wheel of
Fortune" merchandise, VCRs,
Walkmen, stereos and televisions are all
fair game for all audience members.
Free stuff, money and Bob Eubanks
is there a better combination? Sorry.
no Vanna ... but you can't have it all,
now can you?

Continued from Page 13B
"Pamela' said she also enjoys acting in
University Productions shows because
she always learns new things.
"My favorite show was 'Three
Sisters,"' she said. "It was just a beautiful
production. It's the best when the payoff is
the work and not just the performance."
Opera Workshop Director Joshua
Major said the high-caliber professors,
directors and designers are important
factors in the quality of the productions.
This season is a prime example of
just how professional the University's
program is. In addition to bringing in
guest directors for spring dramas
"Dancing at Lughnasa" and "Wedding
Band," the dance program has brought
in Mary Cochran, a choreographer
from the Paul Taylor Dance Company,
to recreate a famous modern dance for
a portion of the February performance
of "Tanzmusik."
"We're going to take full advantage
of the University Orchestra this term,"

head choreographer Peter Sparling said.
In addition, he said. the set will be an
imposing, ominous-looking forest on
the Power Center stage. "We're looking
forward to a strong visual impact"
It may not be long before the students
on stage are the professionals, however.
Fredricksen said Four Quest, a national
theater production company, has
expressed interest in picking up the
University's version of "Sherlock
Holmes" for production next fall.
"The show may have a life after this,"
he said. "If it goes, a lot of students who
don't have to come back to school could
go on tour with them in September."
Justin Burleson, a first-year student in
the BFA design and production program,
said that University Productions "gets
you going for what you need to know"
With all the professional-caliber per-
formances, the students hope audiences
appreciate their efforts.
"On the stage you're building a real-
ity out of a big empty space," Friedman
summed up. "It's not just entertain-
ment. It's deeper than that."

Continued from Page 138
as popular theater usually is. Goldoni was
one of the writers who was able to bring
the two streams together consistently."
The story of "Pamela" centers around
a maidservant who, after the death of the
lady she serves, is caught in the classic
dilemma of love versus duty. The son
and heir to the family's fortune, Lord
Bonfil, pursues Pamela doggedly despite
societal restrictions that claim a servant
and a noble cannot marry. Though
Pamela has her own affections toward
Lord Bonfil, she attempts to resist his
advances to preserve her honor.
This version of Goldoni's "Pamela,"
adapted by one of John Russell Brown's
former students, Donald C. McManus,
has come a long way in its 247 years of
existence. Curiously enough, though, it
has failed to appear before tonight in
English. Brown cites subject matter as a
reason for that.
"In Scotland about 15 years ago,"
Brown said, "they were about to do it and

then chickened out, writir
play from the novel using bil
But this is the first wherei
percent Goldoni."
In addition to sport-
ing its own special
translation, "Pamela"
will be using anorigi-
nal music score by
composer / arranger
Andrew Bishop.
Bishop, influenced by
his experience with the
Ringling Brothers, Barnui
Circus, hopes to incorpora
val atmosphere into th
enjoyment of the play.
"I think we have to disc
ence-friendly theater," Bro
"which doesn't use high-te
sensationalism. There is a p
of theater magic which do
on high-tech (effects), am
thoughts behind this prod
explore this theme of pop
which speaks directly to a
Taking the idea of bringi

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What are the
chances of the
Michigan hockey,
team repeating
last year's
Find out in the
Faceoff 96
section, in
Monday's Daily..

Continued from Page 88
Eventually, though, I plan to go to
college and get either an engineering
degree, so I can master the equipment
we use, or a business degree, so I can
manage my money and make sure
nobody's cheating me. That's important,
'cause if you get cheated then you won't
have any money to go to college with,
he said, laughing. "You'll be broke; bet-
ter hope for a scholarship or something.
"I look at it like this. If I'm doing what
I want to do and I'm having fun and
everyone's happy with what I'm doing,
then I have received my greatest rewards.
Money would be good, but that's really
not the thing to me. Also when we per-
form and girls get crazy we try not to let
it get to our heads, 'cause that's how you
lose your friends, your money and all
those who truly care about you. We like

girls, and we kick it to 'em.
"But we try and handle business first,
'cause that's what's most important.
Thinking you have everything is okay,
but not if it's to the point where you think
you don't need anybody else. Like my
group members. They're my friends. We
need each other because there are a lot of
people out there who act like they're
your friends where they're really not"
When all is said and done, Brandon
wants to be known and remembered, not
as Brandon the singer or Brandon the
performer, but as Brandon the good guy.
"We're like everybody else. We just
want to bring out a single and sell some
records. Me, personally, I'm talkative,
and when it's time to work, I work. I try
to give a good impression to those who
may look up to me. I listen to adults,
and I try to do my job, which is to sing.
"But I'm not into just blindly doing
what everyone tells me too, 'cause I'm
an independent person."

tay tuned for seciale
Weekend, etc. Magaz



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Continued from Page 12B
Basement Arts' fall season of nine
plays opened last week with an original
work written and performed by
University student Greta Enszer. The
season will close in December with
another original work by University
students Greg Zola and Jay Stetson,
called "Fleetwod Diner." "If you look at
our season this semester, it is very rep-
resentative. It's a Shakespeare, two
original plays, an original adaptation,
two plays by women, five American
playwrights and one contemporary
Brtish playwright," Greenfield said.
Basement Arts offers and alternative
to the Ann Arbor community. "It is not

an Urban Outfitters' kind of alternative,
but it is an alternative to expensive the-
aters, to the theater of production val-
ues," Greenfield said.
Currently, and in the future, Basement
Arts strives to remain true, whether or not
that may be "correct." They look to pre-
sent compelling productions. Greenfield
said, "I'd like Basement Arts to become
an integral part of the University as much
as athletics are here and yet at the same
time remain autonomous"





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