Thurs.,Fcb.26,1876 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 35 Area high scboof bands fo play in 'Music Man' of Chuckwagon H. Allen Smith dies seasoned performers on the Many of the high school bands Chuckwagon Dinner Playhouse g e | es Tuesday night for a party Chuckwagon stale including participating are in the process at 356-7500. Kent Sugg, Donald Wayman, of raising funds for various Toni Wooster, Deborah projects. The Chuckwagon Robertson and Martha Dinner Playhouse is aiding Bengtson among others. Dee, them in their efforts by helping Amy and Chris Baker them organize benefit nights at Ballerina wed "The Music Man," Â· the Dawn Allspach, of Castle children of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin musical of musicals, opens Rock, will portray librarian Baker have principal roles. A March 10 at the Churckwagon Marian Paroo in this produc- gathering of some new talent Dinner Playhouse with an ex- (ion. A recent transfer to the will round out a powerful cast, citing cast and some inventive University of Northern One of the most exciting musical ideas that will involve Colorado, Miss Allspach for- performances to take place on many families in Northern merly attended the. University the Chuckwagon stage in a long Colorado. One of the most of Wyoming in Laramie. She time will be the inclusion of popular works of Merideth has numerous performances to area high school bands as the Wilson, "The Music Man" her credit ranging from various finished product of Professor features a cast of all ages and university productions to the Harold Hill "Seventy-Six appeals to an audience of the Denver Post Summer Opera. Trombones" should be played same nature. by a band and will be in this Unlike most outstandingly The large cast of 'The Music production of "The Music successful musicals, "The Man" consists of a variety of Man." Music Man" slipped in rather unobtrusively and quietly to Broadway. But the excitement it created in that theater on open night was without p r e c e d e n t . S p o n t a n e o u s response to the rhythm of the music was the result -something that had never been seen before on Broadway. "Thf? Musir Mnn" is so named for a swindler named Harold Hill who goes from town to town selling the idea of forming a local hoy's band. Since he cannot read a note of music and knows nothing about training a band, he is just a con man who absconds the money as soon as he has made the deal. When he comes to the town of River City, Iowa in the year 1912, Harold's racket does not quite work out. The influence of the charming town librarian and music teacher, Marian Paroo is too much for Harold. In the end, Harold becomes an honest person and the music man and the librarian fall in love. Robert T. Slach returns to the playhouse as guest director and will be assisted by Susan Schaumberg who also has command of The Rustlers, the pre-shuw }ruup at the playhouse. Cast in (he role of Harold Hill is a tclentcd newcomer to the Chuckwagon stale, Duncan Holloman. An actor-singer of much experience, he holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and has studied at The Manhattan School of Music and The Boston Conservatory. He has performed roles from Thomas Jefferson in "177fi" to Curly in "Oklahoma!" in theaters across the coutry. Hollomon hails from Broklinc, Mass. Burton wants quick divorce NEW YOKK ( A P I - Richard Burton wants a quick divorce from Elizabeth Taylor so he can marry Susan Hunt, a 27- year-old British blonde he has been seen with lately, columnist Earl Wilson reported Wednesday. Wilson, reporting in the New York Post, said that was the inside explanation of the split between the actor and actress which led to her departure from New York on Tuesday for California. The article said Burton asked her for the divorce because he wants immediately to marry the estranged wife of British racing car driver, James Hunt. Wilson quoted a source close to Burton and Miss Taylor as saying. "Elizabeth didn't know about his wishes until she came here to sec him." Miss Taylor flew here from London earlier this month to be with Burton, who is appearing in the Broadway show, "Equus." The source said Ihit when Miss Taylor was told vl Burton's plans, she said, "Wiy (he hell did you have me come all this way to tell me this?" Burton's lawyer, Aaron Frosch, said Tuesday he had prepared a separation agreement between the couple but had no instructions about a possible divorce. The Burtons were first married in 1964 after a romance that began in Rome while they were making the motion picture. "Cleopatra." It was hci fifth marriage, his second. They were divorced June 6, 1974, and remarried last Oct. 10 in Botswana. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - H. aration for a journalistic career Allen Smith, newspaperman, - the equivalent of two years author and humorist whose ir- in college." reverent pokes at humanity en- Smith's sense of the absurd .. , , .. . . . . livened more than three dec-. and his keen wit gained him ?"S OUS h ""H ^ adfes ' died here Tuesda r - some notoricl y Â«Â«1 Â«Â« friend ' ing to their band programs. S|n , th( ^ was t|ffi au(hor Qf sh - p rf ^.^ ^^ ^ ^ more than 40 books, including ists. an as-yct unpublished biogra- Smith'spopularitydeclinedin phy of his friend Gene Fowler, the 1950s and 1960s, though he . . ,, tentatively entitled "The Leg- continued writing. He and his production. The participating end of Gene Fowler, The Ille- wife, Nelle May, moved to Al-' schools are: Greeley Central, g iti mate Son of Buffalo Bill." pine, Tex, in 1970, where he Greeley West, and University, A coroner's office spokesman lived until the time of his all of Greeley; Highland of her g gaid Smitn ' s ^^ was deatn Ault, Poudre in Fort Collins, found by a maid at the CIift He is survived by his widow; Hotel. a daughter, Nancy Jean Van Smith had been visiting San Noppen; and a son, Allen Wyatt Francisco for several days and Smith. was scheduled to be in Us An- Each week during the run of the show a dozen members from the various bands will add Ihe crowning touch to this Estes Park, Windsor and Plalte Valley in Kersey. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the KWGN-TV wins program award SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The National Association of Television Program Executives has given a program excellence award to KWGN Television in Denver for the public affairs documentary, "Does Anybody Care?" The hour-long program, first telecast las! November and repeated in December, revealed that Denver's impoverished elderly live in degrading circumstances, isolated from society at large and even from each other. The film was written and produced by J. Gregory Guinan, vice president of community-public affairs of KWGN- TV. Major segments of the program were filmed and edited by Glen Plumlcigh, assistant news director and an award-winning cameraman. with members of the International Chili Society, friends said. Cause of death was not immediately known. Smith's .best-known works were "Low Man On A Totem Pole" and "Life In A Putty- Knife Factory," published in HIP parly 1fl40s. Smith, a native of. McLeansboro, 111., began his writing career at 15 as a reporter on the Huntington (Ind.) Press. His career was cut short when a friend distributed a mildly pornographic story called "Stranded on a Davenport." His academic career also ended with the sofa tale, but Smith was untroubled by what happened. He later explained that as a youngster, he had fallen down a well headfirst and was discovered two hours later, contentedly eating mud. "This," he said in one of his books, "was an adequate prep- Bit Paris: Barbara Parkins will star in "The Deputies," a Funeral services were pending. fkwntty K2EOMAN*' How do you choose a wine !n a French restaurant? At The Country Frenchman, you may simply rely on the owners' suggestions that follow each item on the menu. Or you may order a glass of ihe house Burgundy or the house Chablis. Or you may make your own choice from a list that favors the wines of California. In addition to a number of well known vineyards, we also include offerings from Robert Mondavi, Sterling, Joseph Phelps, Simi and Parducci. Wines are to be enjoyed not worried over, and at The Country Frenchman we want you to be comfortable when you choose the wine to accompany your dinner. Wines and Cocktails Luncheon 11:30 -1:00 Tues. - Fri. Dinner 6:00-9:00 Tues. - Sat. The special was narrated by [wo hour NBC . TV serics pilot ... Channel 2 anchorman Hon ip wilson jo , ns Dan ny Kaye Voifil. Importers for the docu- and Sandy Duncan in the C1)s . mentary were Kred llobbs and TV spcc jal, -pinocchio" ... Beverly Martinez. Suzanne 1'leshette will costar KWGN was one of only 12 wilh Dean Jones in Disney's Natalia Makarova, Russian ballerina who defected from the Leningrad-Kirov Ballet in 1970 while visiting London, is married to San Francisco businessman Edward Karkar in ceremonies at the Cathedral o'f the Holy Virgin in San Francisco. (AP Wircphotol recipients of NATPE awards, announced at theorgani7-ation's annual convention. One award was presented in each of six categories to stations in the nation's 25 largest television markets and in six si mi Mar categories to stations in all other markets. P shaggy D A " WE DELIVER PIZZA Spaghetti Ravioli CABLES END Treasure Island "IT'S WILD, ZANY, WICKED, WACKY, Entertainer of year Frank Sinatra, left, and Buddy Howe, dean of Uie Friars Club, chat prior to presentation of the show business fraternal organization's "Oscar" to Sinatra at New York's Waldorf- Astoria Hotel. The "Oscar," which Howe is holding, symbolized Sinatra as entertainer of the year. (AP Wirephoto) -The Top Ten- Best-selling cnunlry-Weslern records based on Cashbox Magazine'snationwide survey: "Don't Hclieve My Hearl Can Stand Another You," Tanya Tucker "I'm Sorry Charlie," Joni Ue "Somebody Hold Me Until She Passes By," Marvel Fells "Homember Me," Willie Nel- "Good Hearted Woman," .. 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