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oinIEMOMIEMIOMMMIMPE1i bb THE NEWS OBSERVER SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18 1994 TEMON p------- FALL CLASSES 1 -ACE 11''14111 oril4 for Kids Teens Adults '-'-liIftp MS At libiO 1 41 After school weekends 0114:1 311 :0 4'11 El zi 111SEARCH1 I 011 't al NTARNAG 1 September 24 i 4 -iinotifiko 41 For more information call A 1 ACES Fi 1 831-6058 919-98142 't 1 school of I -e iAt'm Comm s-R 444 1 1111 i i THEA TREt- I communlcoll 3 o'rrtiMrrm Of 4 FALL CLASSES for Kids Teens After school weekends Beginning September 24 For more information call 831-6058 THEATRE Of31! lt (oiw 1191199810972 SChool of communication 01111 loPhow P13E13411 114:1 311 FP 40ip II919-981097Z school of 14Too0 communication Turning on the 4 1111 WI ecutz 100 1 a 10tIREE arts -i 3220 Swing Forest Rd Radeigh NC 27004 444 1 0E1 SKr cam 1001 I a 11 29r4ta arts 3220 Swing Forest Rd Raleigh NC 27004 -i 832-831911 I 1 i I IN I HE l'ARK Alit i Sin( Purveyor and custon in the tradil 300 Glenwood CLA(I THE PARK nail Since Purveyors and custom in the CLAQ1c ad 300 Glenwood 1923 of fine art framing traditional manner et Celebrate 'Durham! Nicholas Kitchen in the Carolina Theatre 3 season Premise: Gilbert is a lawyer returning to the South and Tyson becomes her mentor Verdict: Sounds a little cloying but not without appeal On Our Own (ABC): 1 When: Sunday at 7:30 Stars: Ralph Louis Harris and the seven Smolletts Premise: Mom and Dad have died so older brother dresses up like a woman to take care of them Verdict: Nothing like orphans and cross-dressing to bring down the house Earth 2 When: Sunday at 7 Stars: Deborah Farentino Premise: We've screwed up the planet so bad that humans have to live in space stations Verdict: The brains at Amblin Entertainment had such a big hit with "seaQuest" that they just had to do it again Fortune Hunter (Fox): 3 When: Sunday at 7 Stars: Mark Frankel Premise: James Bond keeps all those male viewers who were watching football Verdict: If you like James Bond you'll like this Even though bad guys are hard to find these days Hardball (Fox): 2 When: Sunday at 8:30 Stars: No one you've heard of Premise: Oh baseball's wacky Pioneers Verdict: There are no Pioneers in the major leagues Hell there aren't even any major leagues any more Wild Oats (Fox): 13 When: Sunday at 9:30 Stars: Tim Conlon Premise: Two guys one girl in Chicago and in heat 3 1 5 5 8 PM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22 CAROUNA THEATRE DURHAM The best of Durham That's how The North Carolina Symphony kicks off its '94-'95 season in Durham Durham native Nicholas Kitchen performs Bather's Violin Concerto in the beautifully renovated Carolina Theatre Gerhardt Zimmermann leads the orchestra in Copland's Suite from Billy the Kid and Tchaikovslois Symphony No I) $: Kilda 4t 0 i ationolsAmmeroal Ro Ovid 7' Witt I More I 7 WE BRING DANCE To LIFE Special Offer 5 Lessons for $10 50 Senior Citizen Discount One Week Only Call 872-0111 FRED 'LLSFAIRE A ANCHiSk )DANCE STUDIOS -11 s' -4 6 CI lm Ro ovid sottichi- 1 tt 1 ationolnmerdal i 5 se' 3 7:30 pm 4 ilesi 'portei 1 rs a 1 11AllicanIV'st k- 0 inftess6 tunic MOdelitiglitiitei to Ipt 7091 4 rip Witt- 4 41 4 4'1'2 Or414 Tt I 0isit elk -J Tickets: Call The Carolina Theatre Box Office Also available at the door $5 Student Rush Tickets at 7:55 pm with IDs Subscriptions for 5-concert Durham Series still on sale Call 919-560-303a Free Pre-concert Lectures at 7 pm: In the upper level Ballroom in the Carolina Theatre 1 i 1 i GERHARDT ZIMMERMANN MUSK DIRECTORCONDUCTOR BY Bon LANGFORD STAFF WRITER omehow I thought there would be more A drama that grabs you by the throat Tho or three sitcoms that are fall-off-the-chair funny they're not there and the only consolation in a TV season Whose mantra is "one more sit coin" is that the networks aren't putting on too many dogs So here's a rundown of what's ahead on the tube in '94 from Monday through Sunday The shows are rated from 0 (the worst) to 4 (the best) means no preview tape was available Blue Sides (ABC): 2 Men: Monday at 8:30 Stars: Corey Parker Matt Roth Premise: Two guys start a mail-order company specializing in outdoor gear Verdict Since it's produced by the people who do "Coach" it gets a plum slot Too bad it's not a plum show Patty of Five (Fox): 13 When: Monday at 9 Stars: No one you've heard of Premise: Mom and Dad get killed in a car crash so the kids raise themselves Verdict: How does it sound? You don't need to be a professional TV critic to figure this stuff out Me and the Boys (ABC): 23 When: Tuesday at 8:30 Stars: Steve Harvey Premise: "My Three Sons" right down to promos with shoes Verdict: Clever writing and good acting keeps this from being horrible But for me to watch another show in which a single parent has three kids it has to be better than not horrible Martin Short (NBC): ZS When: Tuesday at 8:30 Stars: Martin Short Jan Hooks Premise: Short is the host of a sketch show so he can put all his characters on display Verdict This show has endless possibilities but it's not there yet The Boys Are Bock (CBS): 1 Men: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Hal Linden Suzanne Pleshette Premise: They're ready tG retire until their three )ke sons decide to drop in Verdict: Somehow some- 16 one has made a show with two easy-to-like stars that is impossible to watch Touched By an Angel When: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Della Reese Roma Downey Premise: Downey is an angel and Reese her angel boss They go around solving the problems of mere mortals Verdict The pilot was so bad that CBS tore it up and started over Not a good sign Maybe divine intervention is required Cosby Mysteries (NBC): 2 When: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Bill Cosby Premise: He's a retired criminologist who helps his old friends do their jobs Verdict First Dick Van Dyke now Cos Where is it written that every star over 55 has to do a mystery? All-Amerkan Girl (ABC): 2 When: Wednesday at 8:30 Stars: Margaret Cho Premise: The Kilns are a Korean family making the transition to modern San Francisco life Verdict: It's nice to see a show about Asian-Americans It would be nicer to see a good show about thent Daddy's Gids (CBS): I When: Wednesday at 8:30 Stars: Dudley Moore Harvey Fierstein Premise: Dudley's wife has run off with his best friend leaving him to run a business and his family Verdict Remember Dudley Moore's last show No? Well a year from now you won't remember this one either My So-Culled Life (ABC): 25 iThen: Thursday at 8 Stars: Claire Danes Bess Armstrong She's 15 and it ain't easy terdict: The show would be easier to like if it just didn't try so hard to be liked But In a mediocre season 7Life" may turn into a Dve Soy (CBS): 3 When: Thursday at 8 Stats: Paul GrOSS David Marciano Mall MI VIM! a VIVallat Aag When: Tuesday at 8:30 Stars: Martin Short Jan Hooks Premise: Short is the host of a sketch show so he can put all his characters on display Verdict This show has endless possibilities but it's not there yet The Boys Are Bock (CBS) 1 When: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Hal Linden Suzanne Pleshette Premise: They're ready tG retire until their three sons decide to drop in Verdict: Somehow some ie'i (-1 0'44 one has made a show with i is impossible to watch two easy-to-like stars that Touched By an Angel (CBS): When: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Della Reese Roma Downey Premise: Downey is an angel and Reese her angel boss They go aund soMng the problems of mere mortals Verdict The pilot was so bad that CBS tore it up and started over Not a good sign Maybe divine intervention is required Cosby Mysteries (NBC): 2 When: Wednesday at 8 Stars: Bill Cosby Premise: He's a retired criminolo- gist who helps his old friends do their jobs Verdict: First Dick Van Dyke now Cos Where is it written that every star over 55 has to do a mys- tery? All-American Girl A (ABC): 2 When: Wednesday at 8:30 Stars: Margaret Cho Premise: The Kims are a Korean family I making the transi tion to modern San Francisco life Verdict: It's nice to see a show about Asian-Americans It would be nicer to see a good show about thent Daddy's Girls (a1S): 1 When: Wednesday at 8:30 Stars: Dudley Moore Harvey Fierstein Premise: Dudley's wife has run off ivith his best friend leaving him to run a business and his family Verdict Remember Dudley 9 Moore's last show "Dudley" No Well a year from now you won't remember this one either My So-Colled Life (ABC): 25 When: Thursday at 8 Stars: Claire Danes Bess 1 Armstrong Fremise: She's 15 and it ain't easy terdict The show would be easier to like if it just didn't try so hard to be liked But a mediocre season 4 may turn into a 4 'A hit Dve Soy (CBS): 3 4111 When: Thursday at 8 Stats: Paul Gross tt David Marciano Al Premise: Dudley Do-right goes to Chicago Verdict: A fun show with action humor a neat hook But it has a tough time and there are lots of Canadian references that might not thaw out South of the border Friends (NBC): 35 When: Thursdays at 8:30 Stars: Courtney Cox David Schwimmer Premise: An apartment full of guys lives across from an apartment full of women Verdict: It has a can't-miss time slot but it doesn't need one This show done by the people who do IIBO's "Dream On" is the year's best sitcom McKenna (ABC): LS When: Thursday at 9 Stars: Chad Everett Eric Close Premise: The McKennas operate a back-to-nature dude ranch while dad and son work out their differences Verdict: I wish I could claim credit for this line but it comes from a TV critic friend in Chicago "If this show had one or two more cliches it might actually be entertaining" New York Undercover (Fox): 2 When: Thursday at 9 Stars: Malik Yoba Michael De Lorenzo Premise: "Miami Vice" with bad weather Verdict: Good for producer Dick Wolf and Fox for casting a black and an Hispanic as the leads But take away the cool facades and the we-bad talk f7 and you're left with just 141 one more cop show virai4i: A'i Madman of the People (NBC): 2 When: Thursday at 9:30 Stars: Dabney Coleman Cynthia Chicago Hope (CBS) Limb concetta Tomei Premise: Dabney Coleman is a newspaper columnist and his daughter is the editor Verdict: After three failures with Dabney as a mean guy NBC has tried to tone down his act It makes you miss the old one 33 Y4-4: 'f4N P) 1 vernier its tne pertect snow to follow "MarriedWith Children" No that's not a compliment fl all Classified Ads JOB HUNT! Ca 8294600 '1--' Bonded it4 ih- 7 1ik Hours: Mon-Fri 1 pm -10 pm North Ridge Shopping Center 6166 Falls of the Neuse Rd Lower Level ay 1 irino -e' tvlis- l421 0 0 4 i YS 1 -AZ jtgltliel-11 When: Thursday at 10 r) -I Stars: Adam Arkin Mandy '1 0 I RV ill 11 ri lide1 I WI rl'ile 747Qf' 1 '444qA '1Ip03 iriV: '1f ii-i 4 4434 4 46 4 A Streetcar Named 1 Patinkin Hector Elizondo 4' i Premise: It's a hospital 7 i 'rk :4 show OK 4f--k 4 '7- 41inalee A Verdict: And it's real good Good Jefferies I 'll'l Tennessee Williams acting Good scripts by David Gs 4' Kelley The show spends the first f- 0-1 Blanche i 1 somebody then they have to save '4: 0 "-1 A September 14- October 9 minutes getting you to like 1 DuBois 45 i ----i! :7 1' i 1 I 2 his life It's a lommla that has dili' Fridays i I 4 Produced worked since film was A 77 1-4 and Saturdays At --4 invented '1 Burroughs Wellcome Co and '41- The Aot cfr-i Brownestone Investors Title Insurance Co 1 EL (NBC): 3 Hotel 't1'i: When: Thursday at 10 i i i0lt "1J 0 Raleigh ta uS i( in '74 '''-4: Stars: Anthony --4 Sunday Show VI Season Subscriptions Avai lable 1 N' 7 Edwards Sherry 18--4: '1 l''' 2-' See Five plays for I a Charlotte! Stnngfield 04A as little as $5650 Premise: It's another hos- '-'4i dt -4 '-'71 pital show OK? Verdict: Michael Crichton has cre- Tickets: 919962-PLAY milmorraff rat ated a good drama albeit a bit It-r? Et Ywi'Aillv-0' 1 1 more overwrought than "Chicago toti i (Photo by aitatiocont 11 I i Hope" Look for one or the other to itit I0- It I 0 ir will owls) ii tik Paul Green Theatre change time periods 11 "ak i 8 i liniiiiilt MAN When Chapel Hill Inii-h0 1'' 0 TIS (Fox) 2 ti i 4" Nit ti stER -111- $1 4 0 It ii a 4 '4: ''Pke -f: i- Stars: Carl Lumley Roger Rees 1 Am Ala 1 1141 REPERTORY COMPANY I Premise: A scientist is left a para 'I' -18- plegic after an attack But he invents an exoskeleton that gives him the strength of 10 men (or 1 about a million mantisses) fai gre Verdict: Strictly for kids or those I A 4 RAs guys who don't get out much on Friday night i dt On ounce 0 taIititiri '1 Under Suspicion (CBS): OS 994 1 5 5r ASO 11101111: -c1VItien: Friday at 9 eason IStars: Karen Sillas 4 4406 rit 1ZT7' 41 birril fV 0111 eg ia0 7 a) a Ticket Premise She a female cop who wants to be taken seriously despite tr 1: 1 her tight skirt and high heels '9 Verdict: Easily the worst drama of the year as painful to watch as OM 8006 I 04'9 Mill anything you'll ever find on TV 4n t- yt1 I rtiOr' 0 ei i t-1 -1 a MA RO Something Wilder (NBC): 15 i'i ti otIptiblee-yogAPALlictl fa PO1141 r10111177 7 When: Saturday at 8 I nor Stars: Gene Wilder 0 4 Premise: Gene Wilder has a house full of kids 7 Join Ira David Wood and the cast of Verdict: Poor Gene Wilder He A cHRisrmAs CAROL: 7 was in "Blazing Saddles" He was in "Young Frankenstein" All you 48 OS they celebrate 20 consecutive years: can say about this show is that 1---'4-7- 1 i of holiday magic in the capital city! 1 3 ty tl 7r every once in a while Wilder push- es it above what it deserves I ''-H 'S UST FOR STARTERS! AHD THAT live Mrs Buthanons (CBS): 25 -'-v- I OUR STAGE COMEST011FE When: Saturday at 9 ir At qr de Stars: Eileen Heckart Judith Ivey THRouGuour THE Rrsr OF THE YEAR i z-- 4 9 Harriett Harris Charlotte Ross Vii 7 t''' WITH AN INCREDIBLE SEASON 1 Be Beth Broderick -1-- r-- 1011? 'fr: 4 ''441 'OF PlAys 'CABARETS PLAYS CLASSES WORKSHOPS Premise: Four women are mar- i 1--- f' AND OTHER TERRIFIC SURPRISES ried to Then throw in ---7 A 4' --4 i'34 the mother-in-law f---1' k'-'-- -iA' 7- 2 Ix 11 --ALL PRESENTED IN OUR NEWLY REAIOVATED: 4 Verdict The pilot as a tad -1 i 1-' k' THEATRE FACILITY ri' broad but the show has a lot of A I fI promise It should do well follow- i -t1 it 1-- ss -7 I DON'T DELAW 1 ing "Dr Quinn Ntedicine 11 Y'' ORDER YOUR SEASON MEMBERSHIP NOW 1 1 t1 i Sweet Justice (NBC): Ao "4' i 11 4 i Saturday at 9 I' -1 tars: Melissa Gilbert Cicely ))1 i an CALL iS4-6: :6058 4-'-t- Tyson if 0-1 4 4 1 a 1 Gibb Coneetta Tomei Premise: Dabney Coleman is a newspaper columnist and his daughter is the editor Verdict: After three failures with Dabney as a mean guy NBC has tried to tone down his act It makes you miss the old one Chicago Hope (CBS) 33 When: Thursday at 10 3 Stars: Adam Arkin Mandy 1'4- if Patinkin Hector Elizondo ia Premise: It's a hospital show OK Verdict: And it's real good Good acting Good scripts by David Kelley The show spends the first 45 minutes getting you to like somebody then they have to save his life It's a formula that has worked since film was invented 41t 91 EL (NBC): 3 :1) When: Thursday at 10 ''''41 Stars: Anthony ICI) i Edwards Sherry Stringfield Premise: It's another hospital show OK? Verdict: Michael Crichton has created a good drama albeit a bit more overwrought than "Chicago Hope" Look for one or the other to change time periods MANTIS (Fox): 2 When: Friday at 8 Stars: Carl Lumley Roger Rees Premise: A scientist is left a paraplegic after an attack But he invents an exoskeleton that gives him the strength of 10 men (or about a million mantisses) Verdict: Strictly for kids or those guys who don't get out much on 1 Friday night Under Suspidon (CBS): 03 When: Friday at 9 1f5-z Stars: Karen Si Ilas Premise: She's a female cop who wants to be taken seriously despite her tight skirt and high heels Verdict: Easily the worst drama of the year as painful to watch as anything you'll ever find on TV Something Wilder (NBC): LS When: Saturday at 8 Stars: Gene Wilder Premise: Gene Wilder has a house full of kids Verdict: Poor Gene Wilder He was in "Blazing Saddles" He was in "Young Frankenstein" All you can say about this show is that every once in a while Wilder pushes it above what it deserves Five Mrs Buthanuns (CBS): 25 When: Saturday at 9 Stars: Eileen Heckart Judith Ivey Harriett Harris Charlotte Ross Beth Broderick Premise: Four women are married to Then throw in the mother-in-law Verdict: The pilot was a tad broad but the show has a lot of promise It should do well follow? ing "Dr Quinn Medicine Woman" Sweet Justice vi When: Saturday at 9 A Stars: tIclissa Gilbert Cicely Tyson Verdict: It's the perfect show to follow "MarriedWith Children" No that's not a compliment I JOB HUNT! Call Classified Ads 8294600 Since 1947 Bonded lt4 gm" aThmed 71A4 Hours: Mon-Fri 1 pm 10 pm North Ridge Shopping Center 6166 Falls of the Neuse Rd Lower Level 5 in Raleigh Sunday Shows in Charlotte! I Annalee Jefferies as Blanche DuBois (Photo by Will Owens) PLAYMAKERS Ira David Wood and the CHRISmAs -as they celebrate 20 consecutive years of holiday magic In the capital city OUR STAGE COMESTO 11FE THROUGHOUT THE RrsrOFTHE YtAR WITH AN INCREDIBLE' SEASON OF PLAYS CABARETS CLASSES WORKSHOPS AND OTHER TERRIFIC SURPRISES --ALL PRESENTED IN OUR NEWLY RENOVATED THEATRE FACILITY! DON'T DELAY1 I ORDER YOUR SEASON MEMBERSHIP NO WI A Streetcar Named by Tennessee Williams September 14-October 9 Produced by Burroughs Wellcome Co and Investors Title Insurance Co Season Subscriptions Available See Five plays for as little as $5650 Tickets: 919962-PLAY Paul Green Theatre Chapel Hill REPERTORY COMPANY i P1.

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