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Trince' Still Favorite in New Setting By Jim Fitzpatrick Tribune Staff Writer The Mount Olympus Operetta Organization presented that old favorite, "The Student Prince," Wednesday night at Highland High School auditorium. The huge production was well thought out; the principals, with minor exceptions, were adequate in their'roles, and the familiar mus : c was applauded warmly by a small but loyal audience. Mrs. Winnie Erickson was the director of the operetta and to her the credit goes for the ensembles, which were, by and large, the best thing about the performance. Chorus Persuasive Specifically, the men's chorus provided lively, persuasive music in the famed "Drinking Song," the "Students' Serenade" and the offstage singing of ''Gaudemus Igatur." Furthermore, at Mrs. Erickson's direction, I presume, the chorus of students made its first entrance down the aisles of the auditorium for a pleasant theatrical touch. Win Czerny as the improbable prince, who is reluctant to exchange his sludcnt life for a crown, displayed a good, well- controlled and liquid voice. It was most effective in "Days That Are No More" and in the duet, "Deep in My Heart," with Kay Rushford, who played the part of his student love. Miss Rushford's voice is very light and, at times during the evening, especially in the numbers with the men's chorus, it was lost. This might be corrected, however, by a more precise placement of one of the microphones of which there were a good number strategically spotted. In the role of the prince's old tutor and mentor at the university, Philip Gregerson had the chance to sing "Golden Days," another favorite from the Sigmund Romberg operetta. Comedy roles were in the hands of Shirley Stoll, Randy Harmsen and Kathleen Bond, to name the most outstanding, and other members of the large cast included Roger Smith, LeR Burton, Hank Huy- boom, Jan Van Orman, Jeralyn Wright and Lewis Farr. Number of Dancers A number of dances were interspersed into the production, notably a Spring Dance which was choreographed by Mrs. Kathryn Clark and danced by her pupils. Maevonne Moench was responsible for the costuming, which was suitably bright and imaginative for the Romberg confection, and the sets were designed by Dorothy Plan. The production of The Student Prince was sponsored by the Rosecrest Second Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 'The performances will be repeated Thursday at 8 p.m.