Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 6, 1993 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, May 6, 1993
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10 THURSDAY, MAY 6,1993 Billboard THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report I«MI nan tetephono lleuwen Connor-UK*, 4M-35M WHAT'S PLAYING TONIGHT MIKE FENDER, 5:30 p.m., Sunset Grill. UKIAH PROMENADERS, 7 p.m., Frank Zeek School, 1060 N. Bush St. JOHN MATTERN JAZZ, North State Cafe, 247 North State St. H.M.S. PINAFORE, 8 p.m., Mendocino College Theatre. JOHN TRUDELL, 7p.m., Mateel Community Center, Redway. BROWN BOTHERS BLUES BAND, Caspar Inn, Caspar. $3. FRIDAY REMEMBER YOUR RELATIONS: THE ELSIE ALLEN BASKETS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Grace Hudson Museum, Main Street. Porno weavers' work and lives. Through Aug. 1. WILL SIEGEL, North State Cafe, 247 N. State St. KALEIDOSCOPE DANCERS, 8 p.m., WillitS High School. H.M.S. PINAFORE, 8 p.m., Mendocino College Theatre. "CHARLOTTE'S WEB," 8 p.m., Ukiah Playhouse, Low Gap Road. SKITS BY YOUTH, 8 p.m., Mendocino High School. 937-0360. DON CORNELL, 8 p.m., Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. DJ PLAYING REQUESTS, 9 p.m., Sunset Grill. BEVERLY STOVALL BLUES BAND, Caspar Inn, Caspar. $6. SATURDAY "CHARLOTTE'S WEB," 2 and 8 p.m., Ukiah Playhouse, Low Gap Road. CHARLOTTE DIAMOND, 11 a.m., children's show, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. MITCH UHARRIET AND STEVE GOODBAR BLUEGRASS, North State Cafe, 247 N. State St. OVER 40 DANCE, 7 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St. H.M.S. PINAFORE, 8 p.m., Mendocino College Theatre. CONTRA DANCE, 8 p.m., Ukiah Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine St. DJ PLAYING REQUESTS, 9 p.m., Sunset Grill. ECO HIP HOP REGGAE JAM, 8 p.m., Point Arena Civic Club, Main and Mill streets, Point Arena. SONGWRITERS SING, 8 p.m., Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Features Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin and Jon Vezner. SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY DOES 'MOSTLY MOZART,' times vary, Saturday through Monday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. SOUL ROCKERS, Hopland Brewery. $7. THE MUSTANGS, 9 p.m., dance, Pentecost Hall, Fort Bragg. SKYFISH, Caspar Inn, Caspar. $5. SUNDAY MOOSE LODGE COUNTRY BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. to noon, Moose Lodge Hall, 1282 S. State St. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIKE, Caspar Inn, Caspar. $3. MONDAY MENDOCINO JAZZ QUARTET, Caspar Inn, Caspar. TUESDAY UKIAHI CLASSICAL CLARINET CHOIR, North State Cafe, 247 North State St. DOR, Caspar Inn, Caspar. WEDNESDAY DANIEL BLAIR STEWART, 7 p.m., House of Pizza. Open mike night. If you haw an avent Mining up, aubmtt • pr»M releaee and/or plotura, two weeka baton* the event M poaelMe. tend Information to Ukiah Dally Journal, P.O. Box 748, Ukiah. 9i4«2, attention Mauraan Connor-Rlct, antartalnmant adltor. CHARLOTTE S WEB ENCORES ON FARM Ukiah Players have revived the recent production of the children's play, "Charlotte's Web,' for three encore performances at Ukiah Playhouse this weekend. The show will play at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. This is the stage version of the classic book by E.B. White, and is performed by a cast of young people and adults which include Evan Gaustad as Wilbur the pig who paints a tempting picture for Templeton the rat played by Michael Riemenschneider. Avila Hamp in the back as Charlotte the spider, looks on. Tickets for children 11 and under are $5, others are $8-10. Call 462-9226 for more information. UPT begins new project: 'Artreach' An innovative program initiated by Ukiah Players Theatre has received a supporting grant for $500 from the Mendocino Multicultural Development Program. Called "Network Artreach," the idea is to make tickets to plays available free to people served by a variety of local human services agencies. Connie Vincent, UPT marketing director, based the idea on its success in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she previously worked in development with that city's cultural arts council. UPT is looking for two volunteers to help administer the new program. She is hopeful volunteers with backgrounds in education or social work will be recruited. Shown with the cast of H.M.S. Pinafore are three Russian scientists who enjoyed the backstage activities as well as those onstage. At left, next to sailor Rick Allen are Anatoly Voskresens- Cirele Hotel/The Daily Journal ky, wearing a sailor's hat, and Alexander Belokhvostov, holding hat. Flanked by Pat Coe and Bunny Edwards In the front row Is Alexander Nevolln-Laopatln, also wearing a hat. "Pinafore" is a rollicking musical By CAROLE HESTER for The Journal I f you've never seen a Gilbert & Sullivan production, this is one you should not miss. Ukiah Civic Light Opera and Mendocino College have put together a bright, colorful version of this wacky and insane musical comedy that is a delight. Directed by Les Pfulzenreuter, the musical direction is by Kathryn Allan and together, their expertise, coupled with the experience of the lead actors, provides a highly enjoyable theater experience. The delightful music was well portrayed by all the cast but there were some very fine musical moments by Bunny Edwards, playing Josephine, the captain's daughter. Though in the setting of "comedy," the music was exacting, requiring her to skillfully maneuver trilling scales and resonant high notes. Also especially enjoyable musically was the trio between Ralph, played by Richard Allan; Boatswain's Mate, portrayed by Brad Eidson; and John Jewhurst as Bob Becket, all singing "A British Tar." The "Audacious Tar" by Josephine and Ralph (Edwards and Allan) was enchanting and lovely, their voices blending beautifully. The performance of James Page as Dick Deadeye, an able seaman, was exceptionally enjoyable as he demonstrated fine acting and singing ability. He was truly a dastardly fellow. Probably one of the high moments of the show, for those who enjoy simple slapstick comedy, was the interplay between Edwards and Allan while encumbered with ball and chains, all while the company was singing around them. From the moment the show opened, with the sailors singing and swabbing on deck of the "H.M.S. Pinafore," a ship of Her Majesty's Service, the performace was strong and moved along. John Buechsenstein presented a sweet, funny Captain Corcoran, commander of the Pinafore. Frank Braverman, playing Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, has a fine voice and both men had an "easy to listen to" singing capability. Pat Coe, playing Little Buttercup, was the femme fatale of the show and gave her usual sterling performance. Allan's portrayal of an able seaman possessing all-around nautical capabilities, allowed Ukiah audiences to see another side to this highly talented individual. Playing his audience, Allan knew just how much "schtick" to put into his action and songs. Audiences know when Allan is on stage, the performance is bound to be exemplary. Dawn Senften led the sisters, cousins and aunts of Sir Joseph as they followed him around his various duties. John Jewhurst, as Bob Beckett, a carpenter's mate, gave a fine performance as the swaggering sailor. The set design, by Larry Lang, was a great use of space and gave a real feel of a ship deck. Choreographer Sandy Metzler created innovative movements for the cast so that there was always something going on and there was no sense of "deadness" at any time. The sailors and marines were played by Nick Brownrigg, who was a joy to watch as he attempted the fast-patter songs; Ray Ellis, William French, Isaiah Musik-Ayala, Denis Robson and Bill Temple. Sir Joseph's sisters, cousins and aunts were played by Tonya Buckius, Eliza Frey, Marjorie Graham, Carla Musik, Adrianna Oster, Joan Pacini, Judy Peterman, Mia Steadman and Christine Sullivan. The orchestra was a fine support to the cast, presenting a tight, full sound. Carol Grimm and Kathryn Allan interchanged keyboard duty; Audrey Kirthcer, Laurie Spence and Sherrie Foster on flute; Gayle Leland on oboe; Dave Scollin on clarinet; Kevin Kelly playing woodwinds, and Pat Kelly on percussion. This is the last weekend to see the show. Performances arc tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 462-9155 for more information. Hester is a member of the International Theatre Critics Association. Billboard notes Author at House of Pizza Local author and artist Daniel Blair Stewart will headline open mike night Wednesday at the Ukiah • House of Pizza. The evening starts at 7 p.m. After the headline act, people from the community are invited to get up on stage and entertain with acoustic music, poetry or performance. Stewart is celebrating bis recently published new book, "Akhunston, the Extraterrestrial King." This is a profusely illustrated science fiction novel set in ancient Eygpt Stewart spent eight years researching, writing and illustrating the work. MakJce appears at Reggae jam It's time to boogie at the Eco Hip Hop Reggae Jam with Makka Saturday, 8 pan., at the Point Arena Civic Club, Main and Mill streets in Point Arena. Disc jockey Sister Yasmin of KZYX Heartbeat Vibrations will also play tunes between sets. There will be homemade food and desserts by Carmen with tea, coffee and soft drinks available. All ages are welcome. Call 882-2713 for more information. Kaleidoscope dancers perform Kaleidoscope Dance Company will perform Friday at Willits High School. A troupe of 10 teen-aged dancers have been rehearsing since October for their debut. The dancers of the Willits-based company of five young men and five young women, aged 12 to 20, include John Boosinger, Holly Brown, Colin Byrne, Devaki Casey, Jason Conkey, Damara Ganley, Shawna Jeavons, Chris Melville, Sam Senerchia and Kail Temple. Jenna Byrne is the director. Most of the dancers in Kaleidoscope have a back* ground in dance performance, visual arts, music, the- ater or writing. Contra dance is scheduled The Mendocino County Country Dance Society will hold its next contra dance Saturday at the Ukiah Methodist Church, 270 N. Pine St. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. Park in the rear parking lot. Rod and Andi Skelton will provide live music and Flip Alpern will call the dances. All adults are invited to attend regardless of experience since all dances are taught. Bring a non-alcoholic snack to snare. Suggested donation is $5. Call 459-2141 for more information. Wine country picnic tourt start Wine Country picnic tours irV scheduled to begin Saturday at Feuer Valley Oaks,

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