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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNISDAY,
Murnan Sees Performers Come, Go
By TAMMY MORRISON
"Just about everyone except
That's the way the roster of
well-known performers who have
appeared in Ann Arbor reads.
And the man who has seen them
come and go for more than, 40
years fingered his keyring and
smiled. He is James Murnan, pres-
ent manager of the Lydia Mendel-
He has been associated with
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre since
1931. Previous to that he helped
his father, the manager of the old
Whitney Theater downtown.
" Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre was
built in 1929, the gift of Detroit
industrialist Gordon Mendelssohn
in memory ofhis mother, for
whom it was named.
Known for its perfect acoustics,
the Theatre is booked almost all
year round, and plays host to such
diversified groups as the speech
department, Drama Season, Gil-
bert and Sullivan Society, the
French and Spanish plays, Jun-
ior Girls' Play, the Ann Arbor
Civic Theater, Galens, music
school concerts and some religious
groups. It is in use almost con-
stantly from October to August.
Areas of professionalism range
from the Equity casts of the Pra-
ma Season "right down to the
speech department youngsters that
hope, like Ruth Hussey and Mar-
tha Scott once did," Murnan said.
Ann Arbor tneater history was
made in the old Whitney, now
torn down, where original cast
legitimate plays were presented,
and the Majestic, which played
host to such vaudeville greats as
Bert Williams and the Astaires.
"Several shows a week made Ann
Arbor very important theatrical-
ly," Murnan said. Throughout the
Musical Moods in Color
Eight musicians now booking
February through May.
% Munith, Michigan
nJackson) State 4-7371
Also booking Hammond Organ
as a single or with small combo.
country it was considered one of
the best one-night stands and one
of the poorest matinee stands,
probably because audiences were
for the most part composed of
students and faculty who are busy
during the day.
"Ann Arbor audiences have al-
ways been considered one of the
more responsive in the Nation,"
Murnan continued."Al Jolson once
told my father that students had
a reaction that other audiences
lacked and they always 'got' his
Murnan grew up with the bustle
and glamour of the theater all
around him. When he was a little
boy, the great Otis Skinner gave
him an autograph album. He now
has about 700 autographs.
Murnan is convinced that thea-
ter sense has changed quite a bit
since the heyday of the Whitney
and Majestic, although people still
go to the theater to be enter-
tained. "Now there are more peo-
ple who go for the 'problem' type
of play," he said.
Murnan sees today's big prob-
lem as lack of experience. "Since
stock and vaudeville have van-
ished," he said, "there's no place
for a young actor to go out and
try his wings. Big stars used to
have proteges, but that sort of
thing isn't done today."
English Journal Club: Mr. Gerald
Levin will discuss "The Pessimism of
Joseph Conrad," Jan. 19, 8:00 p.m., West
Lecture Room (Mezzanine).
* * *
Episcopal Student Foundation: There
will be no Inquirer's class Jan. 19, 8:00
p.m., Canterbury House.
* * *
Gothic Film Society: Revision of con-
stitution to be considered, Jan. 23, 8:00
p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
* * * .
Hillel Foundation: Beginning and in-
termediate classes in Hebrew instruc-
tion, tonight, 8:00 pm., Hillel.
Religious Committee meeting, today,
4:15 p.m., Hillel.
* * *
Inter-Arts Union: Anyone interested
in joining Inter-Arts or bringing Pete
Seeger to Ann Arbor, come to the Gen-
eration office, first floor of the Student
Publications Building, tonight, 7:30 p.m.
* . .
International Center and Internation-
al Students Association: Tea, Jan. 19,
4:30 to 6:00 p.m., International Center.
* * *
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting, Rm. 3M,
Union, today, 7:30 p.m.
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