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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 33

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·--Auyiit 20, 1972 Sunday MusicarCrazy City Loves the 'Oldies' MILDRED C. MEYER SCNOOI OF MUSIC MILDRED MEYER MORRIS Teacher 211 West L*t Street · Ph*n« 342-3317 45th Season Miss Harris Music Studio Teacher of Piano, Voice, Violin Coaching in Public School Music 5 1 3 MAXWELL ST. ( "3±r JTM J Charleston, W. Va. OPENING DATI TUESDAY, SEPT. 5th Preparatory to and including CONSERVATORY CURRICULUM At BB Loans You Can Buy INSTRUMENTS At ,, NEW°PRICE See Our Wide Selection Of Famous Makt Instruments · Saxophones · Clarinets · Trumpets · Trombones · Guitars · Drums FAMOUS BRANDS INCLUDE: · CONN · KING · PAN AMERICAN · HOLTON · BUESCHER LIKE-NEW CONDITION GUARANTEED TO MEET BAND INSTRUCTOR'S APPROVAL Guitars Amplifiers Gibson · Martins Crown · Yamaha Vox · Fender I We Got Them All YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR TYPEWRITERS · Portables · Office Models · Manuals · Electrics *29 95 AIL IH EXCELLENT CONBITION At BACK to SCHOOL HEADQUARTERS -TRUNKS- Largest Selection In Charleston · Over Size · Foot Lockers Steamers · Over Size · Packing Lockers · Steamers Trunks · Dormitory Trunks -We Got Them ALL- LUGGAGE- We Have A American \ Large Selectta Tourister J of American 'Teurister Luggage LUGGAGE Eaek-to-Sehool Special American Teurister 3 pc. Set Reg. *92" NOW *69" By Martha Smith Charleston is musical crazy. The bigger the cast, the showier the costumes and sets, the more enthusiastic audiences become. Not only is Charleston crazy about Broadway musicals, but it's' crazy about revivals, old shows brought up from bygone performances of the Light Opera Guild. For example, last year's revival of "Oklahoma" which was originally staged here* about 10 years ago, was a tremendous moneymaker for the Guild. Carl Johnson, Guild president, explains. "The reason we've gone back to doing revivals is because we've seen how successful they've been on Broadway." He points to "No. No Nanette" with Ruby Keeler and Patsy Kelly as a prime example of the public clamor for the older musicals, complete with the original stars. Many of the Guild singers have developed fallowings over the years. Louis Husson, a veteran of 24 years with the Guild, Betty Hamilton and Jenny K. Cross, are only a few whose fallowings would come to see them in any show. RUTH SNODGRASS teacher of PIANO BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE ORGAMST: St. Paul's Lutheran Church 342-6955 JEAN SMITHERS SCHOOL OF DANCE 616 DuPont Ave. Belle, W. Va. -- announces -Registrations Accepted Aug. 28th 29th. Call 949-1275 for Registration Classes Start Sept. 16th. if BALLET * TAP * ACROBATIC * DANCE BATON * MODERN JAZZ The same philosophy l« tru« regarding singer John Raitt's t r e m e n d o u s popularity in Charleston. Raitt follows his ·uccess last year in "Carousel" by returning to Charleston this year in "Kiss Me, Kste." "There are people who know and like John so well they figure if he's in the show it has got to be good," Johnson says. · · * FAMILY-TYPE MUSICAL entertainment has long been the Guild's trademark, and they've had to fall back on time-honored and familiar shows of late because recent musicals have been a little too spicy for general consumption. Johnson is optimistic, however, that the phase of risque theater is drawing to a close. "I think we're going into the final stages of a trend," he says. "The practice of using nudity and obscenity on the stage is dwindling. People in the Kana- whs Valley are interested in decent family entertainment. In fact, they're demanding it." To meet the demand, the Guild membership overwhelmingly voted to produce "Guys and Dolls" as its first show this season. That show was produced tiere about 10 years ago. ."We try to do a show for the guys and a show for the girls," Johnson notes. "Our first show--'Guys and Dolls' --has lots of good male roles. And our second show, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown', is for the gals.' It is Guild policy to appoint a play-reading committee which e x a m i n e s several suggested JOHN RAITT Coming Back considered 10 shows for presentation to the membership. Interestingly, " G u y s and Dolls" wasn't read by the committee, but was chosen by acclamation of the membership. The s e c o n d show "Molly Brown" was selected from other popular choices including "Man of La Mancha," "Gypsy," and "Wildcat." shows and listens to tapes of the scores. This year the committee n D i Anneuce the opening of the 72*73 Dance Season REGISTRATION DATES SOUTH CHAKU STON--W«d. ft Thuri., S«pt.6th*7th ··creation Center KANAWHA CITY--Tw»§., Sept. 3th ST. A6NIStECRIATION ROOM ALL HOURS 3:00 TO 5:00 P.M. ST. ALIANS--Tues., Sept. 12th St. Albani Jaycee lldg. DUNtAR--City Hall, Monday, Sept. 11 th SPRING HILL Phone 744.3842 for Regiitration INSTRUCTION IN BALLET. MODERN, TAP, ACROBATIC, BATON AND MAJORETTING TBSEBBT Member of the Dance Masters of America All classes personally supervised by Mrs. Abbot Assisted by Nancy Smith Chamberlain FOR INFORMATION CALL 92S-3861 or 744-3842 Open An Account In 1 Minute Does your child I u ivc hidden talent? Does he like to draw at home or at school? D Does he enjoy making things? Does he sometimes surprise you with statements beyond his years? Does he enjoy music of any kind? If you think your child may be musically talented, why not bring him to see our "Music Lab" and also find out about the modern methods of our exciting Wurlitzer Piano "Lab." Children learn to play the piano quickly, easily--and find it fun! CLASSES STARTING NOW Children 8 thru 10 are recommended for this elementary level of lab study. Fee for this space age group piano lessons includes: 4 months (17 weekly, 45 min.) lessons. All materials--books, exercises, etc. New piano and bench in your home. Graduation party at the end of the semester. Phone Steve Gorby at 744-9452 Ext. 0 for details. Semester starts Mnday, September 11. DAILY 9-9 GORBY'S MUSIC 2 1 4 7 t h A V K M I K SOUTH C H A R I . K S T O N "ONE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST MUSIC STORES" SAT. 9-5 THE PRIME choosing "Guys REAON for and Dolls' Johnson says is because it looks like it may be revived on Broadway. "There were rumblings to this effect," he says and if that happened, we wouldn't be able to touch it for three to five years. We did 'No, No Nanette' several years ago and now you can't buy the show. "They just don't write musicals like they used to" seems to tie the opinion of many of Charleston's old-guard theater members. Johnson contends that musicals of the caliber of "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," and " O k l a h o m a ! aren't being produced anymore. "The musicals of recent year simply haven't been dynamic like those of past years," he says regretfully. "If you could write something as beautiful as The Sound of Music' you would have a packed house every- night." He points to last sea son's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" as the quality musical needed by the Guild The final and continuing factor which makes the Guild a moneymaWng enterprise, Johnson says, is the high grade of professionalism demonstrated in productions. Two major shows are done each season and rehearsals begin months in advance. "People expect this air of professionalism and our directors--Tom Murphy, Bill Wiant and Nina Lu Denton-- are as close to perfectionists as you can get," he explains. Tryouts of "Guys and Dolls" will be held on the following dates: music, Sept 5; reading, Sept. 6; and dance, Sept. 7. Twenty major and minor roles are open as well as a singing, dancing chorus. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. "Guys and Dolls" runs Nov. 10 and 11, Nov. 17 to 19, and Nov 24 and 25 in the Civic [enter little theater. "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" will be staged in May, 1973 as the uild's spring show. Mrs. W. R. CANTERBURY Teacher of Piano and Theory 21 Maple Terrace--Eait End Phone 342.5697 East lank Phone 595-3719 NURSERY SCHOOL Ages 3,4,5 Art, Movie/ Play SNACKS MON.'WED.'FRI. 265 Oakwood Rd. Dial 342-2606 HERBERT MUSIC Classes start FIRST WEEK OF SEPT. Professional instruction in: * Ballet if Acrobatics if Majoretting *Toe *Jazz "Mtmbtr.ACMMOAITV Herbert Music Co. *3 Mam Street St. Albem Ph. 727-1441 Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 T YMCA South Charleston Y.M.C.A. DANCE STUDIO Acrobatic · Ballet · Jazz · Tap REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 21st Limited Enrollment 'Beginners 3 years up-Advanced" CALL: 768-2101 Mary Lou Creel Studio Director--Teacher Associate Teacher--Roberto Jorrell MEMBER "DANCE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA." CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 5th We've Put A SALE PRICE PIANO RENTAL If you've always wanted to have your youngster loam to play piano, NOW IS THE TIME. tonderee's now makes H possible for every girl or boy to know the joy of playing the piano with the lowest price ever to rent a beautiful, fine quality New Spinet Piano. THIS LOW PRICE IS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. Per Month Plus Delivery Charge HERE'S HOW IT WORKS First, Select the new, full keyboard spinet piano of your choice. Then you, or you and your children take some lessons. 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