The Edwardsville Intelligencer from Edwardsville, Illinois on May 26, 1965 · Page 11
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer from Edwardsville, Illinois · Page 11

Edwardsville, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 26, 1965
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Wednesday, May 26,1965 THE EDWAKDSVII.l.K INTKLLIGENCER Page 11 'Camelot', 'Here's Love' Highlight Muny Opera's Season ST LOUIS--St Louis Municipal Opera, America's pioneer summer musical theatre, is presenting four recent Broadway smash hits in premiere productions as it dedicates its 47th successive season in tubule to the St. Louis Bicentennial celebration The four "firsts" are "Camelot," "Here s Love'," '110 in the Shade" and "Little Me ' Rounding out the repertory are six musicals which h a \ e proved then popularity at tho famous outdoor theatre in the heart of St Louis scenic Forest Park, The season opens June 7 w i t h a two-week engagement of "Meet Me in St Louis," musical version of the Sally Benson storv of a St Louis f a m i l v at the time of the 1904 World's Fair This musical, also based on the 1944 motion picture ol the same name, attracted turn- n w a y audiences when given its world premiere at Municipal Opera in 19(50 Other musicals returning are "Guys and Dolls," "Cinderella," "The Student Prince," "High Button Shoes" and ' Flower Drum Song " All 10 productions w i l l h a v e all star casts, roloriul scencrj and suging of the highest professional standards ,md all will featuie the thealie'!) famous singing and dancing ensembles and S O p i u e s y m p h o n i c orchestra The complete icpcrton "ill be ' Meet Me in St Louis' 1 ( J u n o 7 2 0 5 ' G i n s a n d Polls" ( J u n e 21 27), ' IU.H s L o v e ' " ( J u n e - J S J i i l v 4 ) ' 110 in the *hadi ' ( l u l v 5 11) "LiltU Me' ( l u l v 12 18) ' ( i m l u e l l . i " l u l v l ( i r ) The Studinl Prim i ( l u l v 2f Aug 1) ' High B u t t o n Shoes' ( A u g 2 1 ) K ) ' ) w i i Onmi Sort;' i Mig " IS) ' c i n i i lot ( \\\t!. 1( ^ P' M "C.niKlot UK- \l.ui T i - i n e i i.nd F i di'iick 1 c\u su.ui sung m u s i c a l g u t s M u n i c i p a l O p i i . i its socond - . I K C I S M V O t l u u M i l k f i n , i l c In I%1 I In Sound ol \hisit ' In ,mn l l u l u s t vliow in the 1-oMsl P a i K t i n i t i c s his Km lo i iin loi ( h u e weeks ' M d t M( in st Louis ' is r( l u i i u i u t« M u r i H i p a l dpi ui as an appropriate offering during celebration of the city's 200th birthday. "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door" and other Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin songs are retained, plus the interpolations of "Skip to My Lou" and "Meet Me in St Louis, Louie," an actual hit of the memorable Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. Lawrence Brooks will be Aloiuo Smith, the foi gotten third vice president of a St Louis f i r m and the lather of f i v e children ranging from ages 6 to 19, Brooks was Edvard Grieg in the original Broadway version of "Song of Norway." Anita Gillette will be Esther, the eldest daughter in the Smith f a m i l y . She is the one who falls m love with the boy next door, John Truitt, to be played by Bert Stratford, a tormer member of the Municipal Opeia .singing thorns Mary Wakes, a native of St. Louisan who has become famous as a scieen, stage and television comedienne, w i l l be the Smith's tyrannical cook maid "Guys and Dolls" is plavmg in Forest P a i k lor the first tune smte 1(157 This musical, based on a story and characters created by the famous Bioad- wav lablei, Damon Runyon, has a book by Jo Swcrlmg and Abe Bui l o w s and a musical score bj Frank Loesser Film and stage slat Macdonald Carey "ill bo Sky Ma.s- lerson, the dashing gambler, and screen actress Patrice Wv- m o i e will be Saiah B l o w n the S a l v a t i o n A i n n Inss w h o f a l l s in love w i t h Skv Slcit'e st.u \ \ v n n e M i l U r w i l l b m tlu iole ol M i s s Adelaide "lieu s Lou ' " A U i u h t h \ \ i l U o r i s i i u n l BuMdu.u hit is being g i v e n its St I inns p i e m u i e T h i s rius'iMl is bas id un the s u c t t s s U d 1947 mo lion picliiH 1 M i i . i c l e on . i l t h s t u f i ' a n i l is a '·Inn about Hit ^ p i u l nl ( h n s t n u s and a Santa C l a n s I n u d loi t h e a n n u a l 1 b a n k s :iv in" Dav p a i . i d c spon s o i c d bv M K \ ·· d p a i l m i n t s K u t in N'lvv \ o i k Heading lh( (.H will be st 'Don't Call Us Kids' Urges Viet Marine By JOHN T W H E E L E R W I T H H I E A l t M \ H I N K , H VI I A! ION S , u t h \ 1 C I \ . i n i \ P ) _ · I d l fu in not to i n l l u s kids \u d o n ' f ( 1 l i k e K i d s a n y m o i e ' a r a n ^ j I B v i a i o l d M m me said The L c a t h c r n c c V s plaloon had just M i l U i i d oni k . l h d and tour wounded at the h a n d s of the V n t Con in on a c t i o n Tht \I i r m c s h u 1 are loi tin inns' part young in t u r n s ot hZe B u t o l d t i m e i s f i l t h a t l o m i n t p a t r o l s a g a i n s t t h e V i e t Cong h a v e a d d i d n i a t u r i t . v L a n c e L p l \ l a t v i n Shnev 1') leads a t h u e man ire team He is t h e onlv man ol the 01 \init w h o has not b c i n lul One died w i t h a b u l l t t m his he l i t The second w a shot in !h s t o m . K h The rang}, J a c k s o n v i l l e Tex M a r i n e said It i s n t bad l u c k they v v e i e itist in the w i o n g plate at the wrong time. And «e got some o f t h e m ( t h e \ u t Cone, i S t a l l S^t D a n n v l l m n i a s C'lestt-i 111 'ird I'Uloon s sen LI a n t , t o m i m n t c d Tlu M i d il k st man in t h e platoon is J i Bui sine c w e got some a c ' i in t h t n u n h a v e l a k u i o n a m w lo ik 1 h( v i e oldei s o m i i ' o w I' oi the c a s u a l t i e s \\ v c I, K n m o i a U is jootl ' he a d d ' 1 K c h o L o m p a n v , v l i c h in chuUs S h n l e v s and I'lionias 1'latoon, h a s c o u n t e d o n e d e a d and nine w o u n d e d in i n i t i a l U S \ l a i i n e t l a s h i s w i t h tht \ K t l o n g \ l t h o u g h w i l l in l o t l ' i n a K d on w h a t to expect in V e t M a m . some of the M a r i n e s d i » I n l i n g it tough to adapt t h e n w l v s to g u e i n l l a w a r f a r e here So tar there has been no haul c o n t a c t w i t h a l a i g e Viet C'ong louc a n d c a s u a l t i e s h a v e come f i o i n snipers and booby traps Louis-born Marion Marlowe, Jack Haskell, both singing stars of stage, television, radio, supper clubs and recordings, and Jack Harrold, tenor star of grand opera and stage musicals. Harrold will be the Santa Claus who Insists his real name is Kris Ki ingle Miss Marlowe will be the widowed executive of Macv's who succumbs to the romantic attentions of Fred Gaily, a dashing lawyer-marine heio, to be played by Haskell. "110 in the Shade" is being given for the first time in Forest Park. It is N Richard Nash's musical adoption of his Western comedy play "The Rainmaker," and has « score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Bruce Yarnell, star of stage, scieen and televisor, will be Bill Starbuck, the con man rainmaker who awakens romance m the heait of Liwie Currv, an old-maidish resident of a parched Western town Grelchen Wjlei a Municipal Opera dancing chorus alumnus who has starred in Broadway musicals, will be Luzie Art Lund, former singer with the Benny Goodman oichestra who has s t a r t e d in New York musicals, will be Sheriff File, who awakens to Li/zie's love for him, and Robert Shafer, one of the most popular tenors in all Municipal Opera history, will be H C C u n v , Lu/ie's doting father "Little Me," another teccnt B i o a d w a v and London success, w i l l be another St Louis "fust " This musical is based on Pat- nek Dennis' best selling novel about Belle Poitnnc, who in f l a s h b a c k s K c a l l s the seven most e - c t i l i n g men in h( i ( l o w d e i l l i l ( Donald 0 Connin, the scieen a n d t e l e v i s i o n s l a i , w i l l lakt a l l seven m a l e leads in a torn de loiu V n g i m a M a i t m md \ a i u v A n d i e w s will i c t i e a l e the idles they u i i g m a t c c l in the B i o a d w a v c a s t -- M i s s M a i t i n a s Bdl. tin v o i i n « e i , and M i s s An d i t w s as Miss Poit i me t o d a v "Cindc'iplla, the Hodgers and l l a m m e r s t t ' i n m u s i c a l o i m m i l l v e n i l ( d l o i t e l e v i s i o n w i l l b e "n ui its s«'c md p i o d u c t i o n bv M i i i m i p . i I Opera M t t i o p o h l a n Opv i t l( 1101 W i l l i a m L e w i s w i l l be the Pi nice and J u d i t h M e ( anle n lounci i n c m h e i of t h e M u n i c i p a l Opeia singing ( h o i u s who has become a s t a i in I K I o w n l i g h t w i l l b e C i n d e i - ella Will Able and Hal LtUoy n M u i n f i o m the 1')(1 p i o d u e t i o n lo K | i ( a l tho loles of the s l i p s i s t u s lov a n d P o i h a J a c k l l a i i o l d w i l l bo the King Lewis w i l l also sing t h e iole ol Pi nice K a i l I in I he S t u d e n t Pi nice " the S i g m u n d H o m b e i g w h i c h is be ing given i t s eichtb .Municipal Opeia pineluelion P a t n t u W e l t i n g m a k e s hoi M u n i c i p a l Opeia tebiit as Katlu the mn- keepci s daufchtei w i t h whom the prince falls in love during his student days at Heidelberg University. Richard Torigi, baritone star of the New York City Opera and other opera companies, will repeat his 1960 role of Dr. Engel, the prince's tutor. "High Button Shoes," a glanceback at 1913 Americana, is being given in Forest Park for the first time since its premiere there in 1951. Music and lyrics are by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn and the book is by Stephen Long street Marge Champion, the distaff half of the famous dance team of Gower and Champion, returns to the Forest Park Stage to play the role of Sara Longstreet, the positive head of it New Brunswick, N J family. Paul Gilbert will be Harrison Floy, the con man who returns to his home town to execute a real estate hoax. Russell Arms will be Papa I^ngstreet and Lou Wills, Jr. will be Floy's shill, Mr. Pontdue "Flower Dium Song," next- to-last of the classics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, wns previously given in Foiest Park in 1961, The story is set in San Francisco's Chinatown and is based on the 1956 novel ot the s.une name by C Y. Lee. Catalog and Appliance Store Open Fri Nilti To 9 P.M. Othtr Days 9 to 5 111 N Second Ph 6% 4550 Edwardsville Over 200 Bedroom Suites To Choose From At "Schwartz Furniture Co." In Downtown Wood River - The White Front Store That Covers A City Block - At "Schwartz" YOU HAVE · SELECTION · DELIVERY AT ONCE · SERVICE WITH EVERY SALE · OUR EMPLOYEES THAT LIVE IN EDWARDSVILLE WILL RENDER EVERY SERVICE POSSIBLE. · CHECK THESE BRAND NAMES · KROEHLER · CALDWELL BROY HILL · LANE · KEMP · GLUCK · FOREST · BASSETT · STANLEY FLANDERS · COLEMAN · UNITED · VAUGHN PRICES START AT $129 PHONE 656-5138 FOR CHAUFFEUR SERVICE TO OUR STORE AT NO COST TO YOUI · ANY FINISH AND STYLE IS YOURS · ITALIAN PROVINCIAL PROVINCIAL IN CHERRY · MODERN · WALNUT · MAHOGANY · FRUITWOOD · PECAN FINISHES. OUR EDWARDSVILLE EMPLOYEES WILL MAKE DELIVERY AT ONCE. t FRENCH STORE HOURS 9:00 to 5:30 Daily 9 to 9 Mon. A Frl. Evenings By Appointment EASY TERMS FREE DELIVERY HOUSE FURNISHING COMPANY Dial 3544101 MODELS MOTION SHOWS EVERY FRIDAY N:30T01-*:30TO«P.M. at Rusty's Featuring HAIR STYLES BY Personality BEAUTY SHOP HIGH FASHION APPAREL AUERBACH'S SHOE FASHIONS SHUPACK'S COSMETICS and FRAGRANCES BY SCHWARTZ DRUGS Alvin Ing makes his first Municipal Opera appearance ai Wang Ta, son of a retired Chinese businessman who is in a dilemma to choose a wife between a brassy night club singer and a mall-order bride from Formosa. Maureen Cannon, a Municipal Opera favorite, will be Linda Low, and Cely Carnllo makes her Forest Park debut as the picture-bride, Mei LI. Jack Soo will recreate his Broadway role of the nightclub owner, Sammy Fong. Christine Mathews will be Helen Chao and Yuki Shimoda will be Wang Chi Yang. "Camelot," the most expensive musical ever produced on Broadway, is based on T H. White's satirical version of the King Arthur legend. Yarnell will sing Lancelot, the role which vaulted Robert Goulet of the original company to national acclaim. Pernell Roberts, one of the stars of television's "Bonanza" program, makes his first Forest Park visit as King Arthur. Margot Moser will be Queen Guenevere. Scores of other atari from the entertainment world will also appear in the summer's production!. Among them will be Pat Birch, Maurice Brenner, Kelly Brown, Lou Cutell, Khigh Dhiegh, Leonard Elliott, Dorothy Frank, William Griffis, Thomas Head, Justine Johnston, Susan Kennedy, Mara Kim, Lloyd Kino, Herbert Kraus, Grant Lashley, Chao Li, Joe McWherter, Edward Miller, Clarence Nordstrom, Christopher Norris, Beryldcne Powell, Phil Roth, Arno Selco, Hazel Steck, Mary Stevenson, Michael Regan, Emile Renan, Warren Wade, Grant Walden and Ned Wertimer All shows are under the personal supervision of John Kennedy, marking his 22nd season as Productions Director Edwin McArthur will be in his 21st season as Musical Director. P.uil C, McGuire will again be Art Director Dan Ecklcy retains as Stage Directoi, and Stuart Hodes and B u d d y Schwab, both in their first season at Municipal Opera, will be Choreographer* and Ensemble Directors. Municipal Opera runs seven nights a week all summer. Its 12,000-seat amphitheatre is the world's only air-conditioned outdoor auditorium During the past 46 summers, Municipal Opera has attracted a total attendance of 29,998,841 patrons. Total attendance will pass the 30 million mark with the first 1965 performance Municipal Opera has staged 228 different operettas, comic and light operas and musical plays and comedies in 503 separate productions. It has presented 16 world premieres and eight American premieres. ANY TIME IS THf TIM! FOR FLOWERS Woodlawn Gardens 1407 St Loud St. Ph. 454-Ott* EAGLE STAMPS Hallmark CARDS When You Care To Send The Very Best! O Pirty Itomt · lUecrdt MELODY BAR 111 N. 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SEE MISS GRANITE CITY AT OUR GRAND OPENING - Plus Field and Track Meet Winners In Jaycees Junior Sports Jamboree JAYCIB OFFICERS WILL BI PR1SINT. Club Derby Members, look what you get. 200 Club Derby Stamps with every Charter Family Membership you purchase for $42.50 Five Club Derby Stamp* for every $1.00 Admission, Two Club Derby Stamps for every 40c Children's Admission. 100 Bonus Points with every admission, Opening Weekend, May 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st. Build your club's standing and have fun at the same time! For membership Information writ* Fun 'n' Sun, 2200 last 24th Street, Granite City, III., or Phone GLen- view 2-1360. Park mailing address Box "885, Rural Route One, Granite City, III. Phone TR 7-8911.

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