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The Pittsburgh Press Wednesday, October 22, 1986 ENTERTAINMENT Qujoago brings Pete Bishop v. '.t-v.' t .'e PitUbnxih Press , out old talents, new hits, but fewer fans Xe piUsborgh Press jo how eood is this Jasoa Scheff. the man WtA replaced Peter Cetera? Thafs the obvious question about Chicago these days., Scheff s OK. He's lighter-toned than Cet era, especially on the highest notes, and sounds more boyish. He has a less distinctive (oice, although that might be simply because to're not used to it Now the not-so-obvious and more difficult question. Is a band that last night at the Civic T . ..... i ; iL!. Lrena made its turn appearance nere in uus decade alone still worth going to see? In one sense, no and it seems the public agrees. Ten years ago this month, Chicago drew 15,362 to the arena. Last nights doncert was in the hall s theater-style setup, and only 5,692 fans showed. up. Like the Beach Boys, Chicago s been around for what seems like forever (actually 19 years) and has had loads of hits (nearly two dozen) and does almost all of them in concert and does them well. . And if you hadn't heard "Saturday in the Park," "Just You 'n' Me" and 4Teelin' Stronger Every Day" for five or six or 10, years, you'd be justified in saying, "Gee, it sure was nice to near tnem again. But like bills, crabgrass, visiting in-laws and the Beach Boys here they are again. .. There are only so many times you can hear n "Saturday in the Park," "Just You V Me" .. and "Feelin" Stronger Every Day," no matter how well they're done, before enough's enough. ' So what did Chicago do but combine some of those old favorites into . . . well, "If You Leave Me Now," "Wishin" You Were Here" , and "(I've Been) Searchin So Long" were a ' "suite." "Make Me Smile," "Colour My World" and a "Make Me Smile" reprise were REVIEW a "mini-ballet They were medleys. Yes, most of each song was included, but that's a tacky tactic more typical of over-the-hill, middle-of-the-road, I'm-sick-of-doing-these-things acts than "major" arena attractions. Additionally, it wasn't a smoothly run show. It was supposed to begin at 7:30. It began 20 minutes later with no word of explanation. The 20-minute intermission lasted 26 minutes In another sense, however, Chicago was very much worth hearing, and again the public agreed. Unlike the Beach Boys, Chicago keeps having hits and winning new fans especially young women whose screeches indicated they think Scheff's kind of cute. More importantly, Chicago has lost none of its assets: tremendously high musicianship from all hands, instrumental and stylistic versatility, lush vocal harmony and an overall sense of being a class act. That means that once again old news could be good news, from "Along Comes a Woman," bouncy but more a hard-rocking, power-chord number than the original, to rousing "Alive Again" to "25 or 6 to 4" (the lively, exciting, old-style version, not their new, gut-slugging remake of it) to an effective pairing of new number "One More Day" and oldie "Dialogue," both "we're all in this together" message songs. "You're the Inspiration," ."Hard Habit to Break" and especially gorgeous, near-majestic "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" were winning ballads, although the last one, as usual, broke into hard-rocking, horn-led "Get Away" and spoiled the romantic mood. There was no great individual performer or showman. That's never been Chicago way. A much slimmer Bill Champlin, thanks to his burly, soulful vocals ("In the Midnight Hour," "Will You Still Love Me?" and "Colour My World" were his best moments), and auxiliary guitarist Dawayne Bailey, a superb find, came closest It was, as always, very much a group effort and a good one, despite the few times they sounded off-key and not together and their ham-handed version of the Beatles' "Taxman," which negated George Hant son's biting, trenchant words. And there were little highlights: Scheff s roaring bass work, Danny Seraphine's steady drumming, Walt Parazaider's hot sax licks and some short, three-man horn segments. But you can't sell tickets on strength of those alone. Chicago'd better keep having those hits if it wants concert dates even the hardest of habits can be broken. 'Robocop,' a futuristic action movie, to begin filming here Friday By Ed Blank 'f he Pittsburgh Press j Production begins here Friday on 18 million feature film called Robocop," which will star Peter feller, Nancy Allen and Ronny Cox. It will be the first American hovie directed by Paul Verhoeven J Amsterdam, Holland. Verhoeven, probably the most ghly regarded Dutch filmmaker, Has been represented on U. S. streens by "Spetters," "Turkish Delight," "Soldier of Orange" and "The Fourth Man." I "Robocop," which began shooting in Dallas on Aug. 6, will move Friday to the Wheeling Pitt Steel plant in Monessen and eventually use locations in Ambridge, as well. I Although set in Detroit in the near future, no filming will be done there. Sroduction manager Charles ewirth says Western Pennsylvania locations were selected "way back - June, roughly, and locked in in . July. We needed a steel mill, and (locations around here) were architecturally more conducive to our needs than they were anyplace else. "It's set in Dallas because of a story point that will be obvious when you see the movie ... but it's not the auto industry, no." Filming will continue here through Nov. 6. Tobor Pictures will release "Robocop" through Orion Pictures, probably early next summer, Newirth says. Although "Lady Beware" and "Kid Brother" were filmed here this summer, "Robocop" will be the biggest "name" movie since "Gung Ho" in the summer of '85. "Robocop" concerns a policeman, played by Weller, who is transformed into a partial robot during an operation. : Weller's credits include "Firstborn," "Just Tell Me What You Want", and "Shoot the Moon." Miss Allen starred in several . films for her ex-husband, Brian De Palma, including "Dressed to Kill," "Carrie" and "Blowout." Cox was in "Deliverance" and "Beverly Hills Cop." "Robocop" producer Arne Schmidt worked on such movies as "Pretty in Pink," "Red Dawn" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but this will be the first feature film he has produced. Executive producer John Davison also made "Airplane" and . "Top Secret." Jost Vacano, director of photogra' phy, also shot "Das Boot" and "The NeverEnding Story." Vacano was to have come here earlier this year to film "52 Pickup," the John Franken- beimer movie with Roy bcbeider and Ann-Margret, but production was moved to Los Angeles. All casting for "Robocop" has been completed. In its eighth season next summer, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival for the first time will stage a non-Shakespearean play. Gil Elvgren will direct Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" as the second of three shows, June 26-July 18. It will be preceded by W. Stephen Coleman's staging of William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," May 29-June 20, and succeeded by another Shakespearean play to be announced along with the guest director's name shortly. The third show will be presented July 24-Aug. 15. All three shows as usual will be in Stephen Foster Theatre for 22 performances. The schedule is to be changed slightly in that a Sunday night preview will replace the Sunday matinees that formerly concluded each run. Additionally, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be performed at six matinees for high school students May 18-26. Elvgren is head of Pitt's MFA directing program and Cole man heads the university's MFA acting program. Pittsburgh Filmmakers has persuaded Mayor Richard Caliguiri to proclaim Halloween as George A. Romero Day here. A 10-day retrospective of Romero's movies, plus related workshops and panels, will begin Friday at Filmmakers' screening room in Oakland and at Fulton I starting Monday. 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