14 June 1945 Mesilla Valley Ballet premier
Thuriday Afternoon Jun* 14, of Clegg and a of KITH MESILLA VALLEY BALLE HOME TALENT CAST,TOmKE DEB11T HERE FRIDAY NIGHT Ballet makes its debut in Las Cruces Friday night when the newly newly organized ilesilla Valley Ballet company, under the direction of Ruth A. Perkins, presents an initial performance -ai the Junior high school auditorium. An all-local cast, dancing and dramatic pupils of Mrs. Perkins who have foeen in rehearsal for several months, will present two separate ballet numbers with entr'acte entr'acte specialties. The first ballet, "The Fantastic Toy Shop,"-portrays the nocturnal Park Pupils to Present 'Pearls' In Play Tonight The dramatic production, "Toads or Pearls" will be presented tonight at 8 'o'clock in the auditorium of Mesilla Park school by the 8th grade class. Â·The play portrays the reformation reformation of a discourteous school hoy who is redeemed 'through the influence influence of girls In the class. The leading male role is acted by Jerry Mayfield as Jack, Nancy McParland as Phyllis challenges his rudeness, but Helen Hubbell as revelries of elfin sprites who diS perse at dawn \Â£ieji the shopkeeper! and his clerk arrive. "Pictures at an Exposition" the famous Russian composer, Mel deste Moussorgsky, is the Â· seconJ .main feature of the program. Thi depicts the com ing- to-life of urea in a gallery of paintings, fore a group of astonished lookrs. Well-known Aloussorgsky themes included in this ballet are "The Gnome," "The Market Place," "In the Catacombs," and "The Great Gate at Kiev." Performers in this premiere arc Peggy Augustine. Mary Ann . Burke, Martha Jean Gaines, Jones, Nancy 'Ann Pritchard, Ka- trinka Smith, Ann Sutherland, ren 'Sutherland, Freddy 'Peterson, Patsy Calhoun, Lucy Phillips, Frances . Blantpn, Mary Frances Daniels, "Lucille 'Phillips, Virginia ( Helen Lenox, Alfred M. Perkins, Frfjd yeteYd!iv^Biir Shaw, LJiliari| Thompson, Doija'ld Perkins, Shirley] Evans, Ann Elaine Gluck, Clara Aguii-re, Edwina Salome, Rosemary Rosemary Aguirre, Lee Perkins, BobbV Baker, Francis Burke, Carl Roibl) 1 erts, Jimmy Roberts, '.Barbara Archer, Archer, Frances Archer, Kathenine f Baker, Sue Carter, Polly Ludwig; Glcnda Strong, Buddy Carter, Roland Roland Perkins, Lulubelle Heizer, Margaret eventually causes the i j y Ann : Kennedy, Patricia Ann change in his character. Jack Cra- [ gkov, 'Marilyn Davison, Roycc gin as (Half-Hitch provides the humorous humorous interest, Other members of the cast arc Josephine Provencio, Ada Charles, George Hackler, Winston Beasley, Sammie Provencio, Hilda Candlcr, Rita Singh, and Virginia Bason. accom- play. It includes piano so- Bandle, Donna Meachem, Barbara Candler, Robert Bixler, David Lukens, Lukens, and Jimmy Rogers. and Jimmy ompahisl^ Daniels and iFaythe Smith. Dramatic readings will be pro- sented between the two ballet nets.