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St. Louis, Missouri
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Thursday, August 26, 1982
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2B Th..ri,.,Aug.26,1982 ST. LOUIS POST'DISPATCH Bleacher Life Amid The Roses OnTheCover sxL calendar mm is- ; lndi . i war rjanwr? vfcjr Only someone with a thick skin, a strong stomach and an excellent sense of self-preservation stands a fighting chance to make it intact through an afternoon in the bleachers at Wrigley Field, home of baseball's Chicago Cubs. Yet, there are Chicagoans who make it Theater Municipal Opera "The Wiz" runs through Sunday, and "A Chorus Line" opens Monday and runs through Sept. 5 at 8:15 in the Forest Park Amphitheater. Songs from "Wiz" include "Ease on Down the Road," "No Bad News" and "If You Believe." Songs from "Chorus" include "What I Did for Love," "One" and "I Hope I Get It." Ticket prices range from $4 to $15. Buy them at all Famous-Barr Ticketmaster outlets. Team Togs & Tickets at Northwest Plaza and Jamestown stores, Dollus Brothers in Belleville, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and the Muny box office in the. park. Ticket Information: 367-8686. Charges to Master Card and VISA: 367-9999. Group rates for theater parties: 361-1900. Theatre Project Company "Bleacher Bums," is a "nine-inning comedy about baseball fans, opens Friday and runs through Sept. 5 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 2101 Tower Grove Avenue. Performances will be given at 8 Thursday through Sunday with a matinee at 2 Sunday, Aug. 29. Tickets are $6 on Thursday and Sunday, and $7.50 Friday and Saturday. Discounted tickets for lawn seating, Garden members, students, senior citizens and groups are $4.50 Thursday and Sunday and $6.50 Friday and Saturday. Subscription tickets will also be on sale. Information: 531-1301. Westport Playhouse "Mr. Roberts," the saga of the men on a Navy cargo ship miles away from battle areas, continues at the playhouse in West Port Plaza, Interstate 270 and Page Boulevard. The stars of "Mr. Roberts" are Jack Bannon ('lou Grant Show"), Dan Frazer ("Kojak") and Hayden Rorke ("I Dream of Jeannie"). The director is Josuah Logan, co-author of the play. Performances are at 8:15 Tuesday through Friday, with matinees at 2 on Wednesday and Sunday, through Sept. 4. Call 878-2424 for ticket information, group rates and dinnershow packages. DINNER THEATER Goldenrod Showboat "Under the Big Top" runs through Sept. 19 in the showboat theater moored on the river. "Big Top." based on a turn-of the-century play called 1 "for i Her Child's Sake," has as its stars a heroic doctor who must prevent a death-defying circus act, a meddling villainess, crazy clowns and circus animals: a practice to spend afternoons in the Wrigley bleachers, enduring both the indignities perpetrated by the Cubbies on the field and by their fellows in the stands. Several years . ago, those long-suffering fans were immortalized in a play entitled "Bleacher Bums," a slice of life in the bleachers during a Cubs game with, of all people, the St. Louis Cardinals. The play, which was conceived and first produced by Chicago's Organic Theatre Company, now comes to, of all places, the Anne L. Lehmann Rose Garden of the Missouri Botanical Garden, where 'the Theatre Project Company's production opens a run of more than a week on Friday evening (See Theater). . Jonathan Gallard, who had the lead-in the Repertory Theatre's Studio production of "American Soap," plays Decker, a man with the temerity to actually place bets on the Cubs. Other principals are Mary Ann Burger as Melody, Courtney Flanagan as Rose, Brian Hohlfeld as Richie, Jeffrey Matthews as Greg, Chris Reilly as Marvin and James Zvanut as Ziggy. The production is being directed by Wayne Salomon. Following each show is the company's famous vaudeville olio. A buffet dinner is served before performances, which are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Prices: $15.50$16.50 Friday, $16.50$17.50 Saturday, $14.25$ 15.25 weekdays and Sunday evenings, $10.50$11.50 Sunday afternoon. Show only: $3.50 to $8.75. Group rates are available. Reservations: 621-3311. Tickets must be bought in advance. The St Louis Ragttmers will be featured from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the second deck lounge. Royal Dumpe Musical comedy revue and five-course feast a la 16th-century England presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 601 Chestnut in downtown St. Louis. Admission is $11.95 a person. The show can be booked for private parties of 40 persons or more. Call 621-3300 for information. Goodtimes Dinner Theatre "The Star Spangled Girl" runs through Sept. 19 at the theater in the Ramada Inn, 1-64 and Route 159, Fairview Heights, III. Performance schedule: Wednesday through Saturday: buffet at 6:30 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m.; Wednesday matinee: lunch at noon, show at 1:15 p.m.; Sunday matinee: buffet at noon, show at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 (plus tax) for the Wednesday matinee to $15.95 (plus tax) for the Saturday evening performance. Show-only tickets are available. Information: 618-632-4545 (Illinois) or 241-2634 (St. Louis). AUDITIONS St. Louis Civic Ballet Male and female dancers are invited to audition Sunday at the Ballet Arts Academy, 7620 Wydown Blvd., Clayton. Auditions for 10-to 14-year olds will be held from 1 to 3, with registration starting at 12:30. Dancers 15 and up register at 2:30 p.m. for 3 to 4:30 auditions. Point work is desirable for this group. Rehearsals for the Christmas performance of an original ballet will start after Labor Day. Information: 727-1705. St Louis Community CoHega At Maramec Tryouts for-"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 in the theater on the campus at 11333 Big-Bend Blvd., Kirkwood. Information: 966-7537. Auditions for the college orchestra will be heard by appointment only until Sept. 30. The group, composed of college students and other members of the community, will meet Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30. The first concert will be given Oct. 20. For an audition appointment, call 962-9316 or 966-7636. Music CLASSICAL Concerto Orchestra Of St Louis Orchestra's debut performance of works by Albinoni, Vivaldi and Haydn presented Monday at 8:15 in St. Louis University's DuBourg Concert Hall, 221 N. Grand Blvd. Alice A. Tejada directs and Katherine EmWom is the concertmistress. Free. Information: 658 2410. SACRED Milton Goodwin Gospel concert and singspiration presented by tenor from Indianapolis, Ind., Sunday at 3 at the Lighthouse Free Methodist Church, Tower Grove and Norfolk avenues, two bocks south of manchester. Free. JAZZ, POP, FOLK Blue grass Festival Don Brown's fourth, annual festival opens tonight Thursday and continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bluegrass Valley Park, Silver Lake, Mo. Among the groups appearing will be Don Brown and the Ozark Mountain Trio (all four days); Phil and Sue Wadlow and the Cedar Ridge Grass (Thursday and Friday); Sally Mountain Show and the Hooter County Grass (Thursday, Friday and Saturday); Down State Ramblers and the Gospel Tones (Friday, Saturday and Sunday); Bill Wells and the . Blue Ridge Mountain Boys and the Reunion of the Old Ozark Mountain Trio (Saturday and Sunday). Shows begin at 7 Thursday, at 1 and 8 Friday, at 1 and 7 Saturday and at 10 and noon Sunday. Admission is $3 Thursday, $4 Friday, $5 Saturday and $3 Sunday. Four-day admission is $12. Free camping, limited electrical sites, shower house, food concessions. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed. The park is 79 miles south of St. Louis down Highway 55 to Perryville, Mo., 10 miles west on Highway T to Silver Lake, Mo., one mile on the gravel road. From Farmington or Fredericktown, take 00 Highway to T Highway. Information: Don Brown, 868-2052; Don Brown Jr., 868-5218; Wade Cross, 664-8006. Bel Canto Chorus Selections from "Porgy and Bess" and "Carousel," along with pieces by P.D.Q. Bach, Haydn and Brahms, will be performed Friday at 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5300 Delmar. Tickets are $4 general admission and $2 for senior citizens and students. Information: 535-2407. The Organization Musicians Larry Wilson, Tony Pruitt, Eric Moore, Larry Blackman, Frank Williams and Dickie Mitchell appear at the final Summer Jazz Series concert Friday at 8 at the Afrikan People's Art Continuum Theater, Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust. Refreshments will be served tableside (nightclub atmosphere). Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. Information: 621-3696. Johnny Polzln And his orchestra provide the music for a "Big Band Dance" Friday at 8 in the Khorassan Room of the Chase Park-Plaza Hotel, Kingshighway and Lindell. The concert is sponsored by WRTH 'Radio and Community Federal Savings and Loan Associations. $6. Information: 997-5959. Jasmine The jazz duo of Michele Isam and Carole Schmidt perform Friday at 9:30 in the Crazy Horse, Chase Park-Plaza Hotel, Lindell and Kingshighway. Business & Pleasure "82 Concerts The final concerts sponsored by the Art and Humanities Commission will be presented at various locations in downtown St. Louis: Ralph Butler (above) plays everything, from Bob Martey to Bobby Darin Friday1 atirtoon in Wenetl ftaza; Young Audiences Fok Trio plays Tuesday at 12:30 at Christ Cathedral, 1210 Locust; Freddie Washington Quintet performs Thursday at noon on the east terrace of the St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive; Gayland Titus performs Sept 9 at noon, also at the main library. Missouri State Fair Mickey GMey and Johnny Lee will be performing at 6 and 9 Friday and Barbara MandreH will appear at 6 and 9 Saturday at the Missouri State Fair '82 in Sedalia, Mo. Tickets are priced from $5 to $8. Ted Nugent Appearing with his band Saturday at 8 at Kiel Auditorium, 14th and Market streets. Newest album: "Nugent." Opening the show will be Toronto. Tickets to K SHE Radio's end of summer '82 concert are $7.95 and $8.95. Conway T witty Popular country singer in concert Saturday at 4 and 6 in the Old Glory Amphitheater, Six Flags Over Mid-America, Eureka, Mo. Admission to the theme park is $11.99, plus tax. Fairchild Singer Connie Fairchild and band will appear in a concert of original rock 'n' roll music Saturday at 6:30 in the southeast corner of Lafayette Park, Lafayette and Mississippi. Bring seating. This is the final concert in a series sponsored by the St. Louis Parks Department and the Arts Council of Lafayette Park. Merle Haggard And his wife, Leona Williams, appear Saturday at 6 and 9 at the Du Quoin State Fair, Du Quoin, III. Tickets are $7 and $8. Information: (618) 542-5495. Marching Mizzou Band Well-known marches, popular music and routines by the Missouri Golden Girls presented at free concert Saturday at 3 in the Grand Court of Northwest Plaza, St. Charles Rock Road and Lindbergh Blvd. Ragtime At The Forum Concerts given to coincide with the exhibit "Ragtime: St. Louis 1897 1916" will be presented through Sept. 12 at the First Street Forum, 717 N. First St., Laclede's Landing. This week: Pianist Gale Foehner, Friday at 7; the Chestnut Valley Ragtime Trio with Trebor Tichenor, Eric Sager and Bob Ault, Saturday at 2; Bob Ault lectures on "Ragtime and the Phonograph" Sunday at 2. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children 12 and under, Friday and Sunday. The Saturday program is free. Black Uhuru And Sly and Robbie appear in a "reggae event of the year" Monday at Stages, Interstate 70 and Illinois Route 203 North. Doors open at 8, the show begins at 9:30. Tickets, $9, sold at Ticketmaster locations in Famous-Barr stores and Team Toggs and Tickets in Chesterfield Mall and Northwest Plaza, Spectrum in Webster Groves, Orange Julius at Northwest Plaza, Vintage Vinyl, West End Wax, Regal, Sports, Co-op Records in Granite City, Record Works in Belleville, Backstage Records in the Cypress Village Shopping Center, Ye Olde Record Shoppe, Music Vision in River Roads and St. Charles Rock Road and Stages. Tickets are $10 at the door. Gaslight Square Revisited Some of the entertainers who made Gaslight Square a popular place during the early 1960's will appear Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 1, 2 and 3) at Westport Plaza, Page and Interstate 270. Entertainment rooms in the Sheraton Westport Inn, the Sheraton Plaza, Judge Roy Bean's and Garavelli's will be renamed and the original Gaslight performers will be brought back to celebrate this reunion. Woody Woodbury will be in the Crystal Palace; Jeanne Trevor and the Jim Becker Trio will appear in the Black Horse, located in the Sheraton Plaza's ballroom; Sammy Gardner and his Mound City Six appear in the Tiger's Den and Bob Kuban appears in the Buttterscotch Lounge, located in the Sheraton West Port Inn; Quartette Ties Bien will be in the Dark Side, located in West Port Inn's Alpenstock Lounge; Marty Bronson and his singers will entertain at Marty's in Garavelli's; Singleton Palmer's Dixieland Six will hold forth at the Opera House, located in Judge Roy Bean's. Tickets, $8, -are available at the Westport Playhouse box . office, the front desk of both Sheratons, and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will be $9 at the door. "

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