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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 51

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, November 13, 1987
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1987 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC E3 CALENDAR ALL EDITIONS On stage Eddie Murphy Memorial Coliseum. Comedian, 8 p.m. today, Veterans Latest 'kiss and yell' opus fails to ignite any sparks of originality I i '" "' "'"' v'.'""vnm'vmj Popular music Dream Makers New-age music and dance with William Eaton and guests, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale. Phoenix Symphony Pops concert, guest conductor Skitch Henderson, with Masterworks Chorale, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Symphony Hall. Ramsey Lewis and Billy Taylor Jazz pianists, 8 p.m. today, Gammage Center, Tempe. Sophisticated Ladies Musical tribute to the late Duke Ellington by a Broadway road company, 8 p.m. today and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; Celebrity Theatre. The Paladins 9 p.m. today, Chuy's, 310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. People's Pops concert Phoenix Symphony, guest conductor Harold Weller, 7 p.m. Sunday, Symphony Hall. Free; tickets available at Phoenix libraries. James Taylor 8 p.m. Sunday, ASU Activity Center, Tempe. R.E.M. With the dB's, 8 p.m. Monday (sold out), Gammage Center, Tempe. Roger Whittaker 8 p.m. Monday, Symphony Hall. Cambridge Buskers 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Def Leppard And Tesla, 8 p.m. Thursday, Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Classical music Camerata Chorale 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Basilica, Third Street and Monroe. Quintessence 3 p.m. Sunday, Ethington Theatre. Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra With pianist Caio Pagano, 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Hambro Quartet of Pianos 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gammage Center, Tempe. Phoenix Symphony Conducted by Theo Alcantara, with violinist Midori, and ASU Choral Union and Concert Choir, 8 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 20, Symphony Hall; 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Gammage Center, Tempe. Theater The Dining Room Tempe Little Theatre, 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Tempe Community Center, Southern Avenue and Rural Road, Tempe. Phone: 730-5827. The Dresser Phoenix Little Theatre, 8.30 p.m. today and Saturday; Theatre One; 25 E. Coronado. Phone: 254-2151. Equus Cultural Arts SocielyWest, 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 20-22; CASWest Center, Litchfield Road and Neolin, Litchfield Park. Phone: 935-4711. The House of Blue Leaves Glendale Little Theatre, 8 p.m. today, Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29; Northwest Studio for the Performing Arts, 12418 N. 28th Drive. Phone: 866-1510. Jesus Christ Superstar Actors Theatre of Phoenix, 8 p.m. today, Saturdays, Thursdays (Nov. 25 instead of Nov. 26) and Fridays through Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22 and 29 and Dec. 6; 320 N. Central Ave. Phone: 254-3475. King of Hearts Stone Soup Players, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 20 and 21; Pierre's Playhouse, Frontier Town, Cave Creek. Phone: 488-2929. Little Mary Sunshine Sun City Players, 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Mountain View Auditorium, 9749 N. 107th Ave., Sun City. Phone: 933-8108. , Murder Among Friends Scottsdale Community Players, 8 p.m. today, Saturdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29; The Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Phone: 990-7405. Nite Club Confidential Actors Lab Arizona, 8 p.m. today, Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29; 7624 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Phone: 990-1731. Noises Off Phoenix Parks, Recreation and Library Department, 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Thursday and Nov. 20 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 22; Phoenix Performing Arts Theatre, Third Street and Moreland. Phone: 256-3341. Play It Again, Sam Metro Playhouse, dinner theater, 6 p.m. today, Saturdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Dec. 5; The Club at Bellair Golf Course, 17233 N. 45th Ave. Phone: 843-0909. Suitehearts Copper State Players, dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. today, Saturdays and Fridays through Nov. 28; Max's, 6727 N. 47th Ave., Glendale. Phone: 937-1671. Sweet Charity Theater Works, 8 p.m. today, Saturdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29; 6615 W. Thunderbird, Glendale. Phone: 486-8636. College theater Getting Out Scottsdale College, 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 9000 E. Chaparral Road. Phone: 941-0396. By BILL COSFORD Knlght-Ridder Fans of the genre will be disappointed to learn that Hello Mary Lou, Prom Night II, despite its splendid title, does not pick up where Prom Night left off, nor in fact does it have much of anything to do with Prom Night. Too bad. When last we visited the Prom Night gym, there was a severed head rolling down the queen's runway. Nothing in Hello Mary Lou to top that. Instead the semisequel involves the case of a Hamilton High prom queen ' who becomes possessed by the ghost of a long-dead slut. It's a curious premise, and although the genre has been lingering near exhaustion for some time, at least this part is new. In 1957, Mary Lou Maloney who just that afternoon had detailed the latest of her sexual adventures in the confessional, then told the priest, "I loved every minute of jt!" was immolated when a clumsy ex-boyfriend, jilted all of a half-hour before, tried to spoil her coronation with a stink bomb and lit her afire instead. This was back before safety chiffon. Anyway, it's 1987 now, and Mary Lou's grave is an unquiet one. No wonder: Her former flame, as it were, now is principal of Hamilton High, and the guy for whom she threw him over has become the local priest. The old steamer trunk in the prop rie Movie Review I A SIX iAQA A HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II Samuel Goldwyn. Directed by Bruce Pittman, produced , by Peter Simpson, screenplay by Ron Oliver, special effects by Jim Doyle. Cast: Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Justin Louis, Lisa Schrage. Rated: R. room behind the stage still is a conduit to the spirit world, and sweet Vicki, who's a shoo-in for queen this year, is just dumb enough to go poking around in there, so ... Before it's done, Hello Mary Lou has touched most of the bases, flirting with taboos (incest, locker-room lesbianism, fingernails on the blackboard) and purloining effects from the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It's a badly made film, as awkward as can be, and long stretches of it make no sense whatsoever. Nor does it manage, as the better slasher films do, to re-create a high-school milieu of even passing authenticity. The movie's sole accomplishment lies in making Mary Lou the girl most deserving of terrible treatment in prom -:-:.-.:: ... .. :.. 1 v cww w'v sm' y Jr & t ft &xr jp ...... y x fTr ( . va : : : sr & to. a .!i,,l,&t..,tt.L....w& L&m, ii mwMr,im The Samuel Goldwyn. Co. Stunt double Loretta Bailey ghouls around in Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II..-. history even before she dies the first spits her rejoinder: "It's not who you time. Confronted by her feckless beau come with. It's who takes you home." when he finds her dancing with another Now, anyone knows that first "who" at the original prom, Mary Lou fairly should be a "whom," Mary Lou. American, Japanese worlds clatter together in comedy By DESMOND RYAN Knight-Ridder Kyoko, who toils as a dishwasher in a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco, has just been told she can go home again preferably on the next plane by the U.S. immigration service. But luckily, she is a very desirable alien, and so begins her cockeyed plunge into marriage with Ken, a Japanese-American who makes the average couch potato seem like an overachieving workaholic. It's an unlikely romance that Japanese-American director Steven Okazaki presents with genial charm in Living on Tokyo Time. Migrant movies like Moscow on the Hudson and El Norte generally thrive on the head-on collision of two cultures, but Okazaki's essay is more of a minor fender-bender. He also has chosen to make a film about a relationship in which the man is a passive bore. That's a risk more experienced directors would not take, but Living on Tokyo Time gets away with it by wisely making Kyoko rather than the hapless Ken the focus of the film. Ken toils as a Movie Review LIVING ON TOKYO TIME Farallon Films. Directed by Steven Okazaki, produced by Lynn O'Don-nell and Dennis Hayashi. Cast: Minako Ohashi, Ken Nakagawa. Rated: PG-13. janitor and lives only for fast food and rock 'n' roll. His family and his dwindling number of friends agree usually loudly and in his presence that he is painfully dull. The consensus among the few people who care is that Ken needs some spontaneity in his life. So he marries Kyoko, who is more desperate for a green card than affection. Kyoko speaks little English and Ken less Japanese, and the comedy springs from two sorts of foreign exchange: her efforts to cope with the many bewilderments and contradictions of U.S. life and his to understand a culture that is actually his. fr tiff i f X ' . Skouras Pictures Ken Nakagawa and Minako Ohashi play cross-cultural newlyweds in the romantic comedy Living on Tokyo Time. Okazaki made Living on Tokyo Time for next to nothing after shooting documentaries about the survivors of Hiroshima and Japanese-Americans who were imprisoned in the United States during World War II. The latter, Unfinished Business, won an Oscar nomination. It might seem a sobering preparation for the frothy fun of Living on Tokyo Time, but he shepherds Living with easygoing humor. Ken Nakagawa makes Ken's inevitable transition to genuine love in this marriage of inconvenience perfectly natural, and Minako Ohashi strikes just the right note of exasperation with him. And that's no easy feat when she is limited to a few words of English. Mom-and-pop video stores win in the clinches A musical-variety show, 3:30 and p.m. Sunday, Sundome, Sun City Events Muppet Babies Live! 7:30 p.m. Saturday and West. Chinese Children's Palace of Hangzhou 7 p.m. today, Sundome, Sun City West; 8 p.m. Saturday, Gammage Center, Tempe. Coming up Pasquier String Trio Presented by the Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Nov. 20, Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Chicago Tribune As the big national and regional videotape-rental chains open gigantic video centers, the smaller neighborhood video shops continue to thrive. One way' the small shops compete is by stocking "adult" videos. Not only do XXX-rated tapes account for 15 percent of the total market, but 40 percent of adult-video renters are women. So as you browse through the shop you may find La Bamba over here, La Bimbo over there, Desperately Seeking Susan over here, Lustfully Seeking Susan over there. At Chicago's Video Shmideo, titles are number-coded because proprietor Alan Zwick thinks what you rent is private. Dozens of Zwick's steady customers, he said, are Japanese businessmen who regularly visit Chicago. "Adult videos are illegal in Japan; so they get them here," Zwick said. And so it was that a Japanese who had bought four adult tapes returned them a month later, shaking his head and speaking rapidly in Japanese. "We checked it, and we had rented him Hannah and Her Sisters No. 497. It had gotten into the wrong box, No. 997," Zwick said. He did not have to imagine the surprise of the customer who had been given the tape misplaced in Box 497. The woman told Zwick that Hannah Does Her Sisters was "interesting," but, alas, not the movie she and her husband had expected. Nor was it the movie she had told her in-laws they would see. It's Worth the Trip. 1 1 Tfmpe Mission P A L M S RESERVATIONS 894-1400 Lunch - Dinner - Sunday Brunch Above Guqqy s Gnll on Park Central M,ill next to J.C Penney's 2650413 r MY IZ3 PUBLIC AUCTION TATE JEW SUNDAY o NOVEMBER 15TH VIEWING 10:00 AM AUCTION PROMPTLY AT 12:01 PM SCOTTSDALE HILTON 6333 N. SCOTTSDALE RD. OUR CONSIGNEE has acquired a large and expensive inventory of antique and modern estate jewelry which must be liquidated immediately to cover major financial over extensions. Over 400 items scheduled to be sold. AUCTION FEATURES: ESTATE JEWELRY from days gone by, including a quality selection of ladies' and gents' jewelry. This group boasts of rings, pendants, earring, bracelets, necklaces, pins and more. DIAMONDS with enough variety to please anyone. Sizes range from .005 carat all the way to our feature diamonds which are a 4.15 carat and a 7.15 carat, both round brilliants. Also many 14, 12 and full carat sizes. HUMMMEL FIGURINES of which several pieces have older Trade Marks, including a set of Bookends. These are valued Highly By Serious Hummel Collectors. INCREDIBLE FLATWARE SET presented to Dr. D. Schneider who served on the Orient Express from 1880-1905. INDIAN JEWELRY many styles & designs of handmade quality sterling silver. Several signed. OTHER FEATURE PIECES include quality gems such as an 11 carat Emerald, a 46 carat Garnet, a 47 carat Aquamarine, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, opals, pearls, jade and various other precious and semi-precious stones. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to own a piece of the past, get a great deal on jewelry, or to just have an enjoyable afternoon. Anyway you look at it this is the place to be on Nov. 15th DOOR PRIZE 14 Carat diamond, drawing at auction end. Must be present to win. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or Check in full, same day of sale. VISA, MC, and AmEx . FREE CATALOG AT THE DOOR. NO ADMISSION CHARGE HERITAGE AUCTION FIRM BOB HOWE AUCTIONEER Enter the Favorite Film Festival sponsored by The Phoenix Gazette and Mann Theatres. Winners will receive tickets to the premiere of the Valley's eight favorite movies of all time and the chance to win great prizes including a trip to Hawaii, a complete stereo system and mire. Watch The Phoenix Gazette Thursday and Saturday for details. The Phoenix Gazette To subscribe, call 257-8300. ax MANN THEATRES (517)676-3030 V.HM III I S

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