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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1975)
Wednesday, October 15, 1975
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'Showboat' grand scale production
Everything about UNL's production of
Showboat has beendone on a grand scale.
The spectacle is dominated by the
Cotton Blossom, a 42-foot riverboat.
The action in the musical covers the
time from about 1880 to 1920, resulting in
many costume changes by the 65-member
When Showboat opened on Broadway
in 1927, it was considered conservative be
cause it did not go to the excesses of other
popular musicals of the day. It is now
heralded as the first example of American
Although Showboat contains music,
dance scenes and traditional characters, the
serious dramatic plot distinguishes it from
The plot, based on a novel by Edna
Ferber, concerns people living and working
on the Cotton Blossom, Captain Andy's
showboat, which travels on the Mississippi
and gives plays at small towns along the
An unhappy marriage between two
characters, Julie and Steve, may be
history's first stage reference to an inter
Leading roles are played by Richard
Drews as gambler Gaylord Ra venal, Gary
Lamb as Captain Andy, Patti Harney as his
daughter Magnolia, Melissa Baer as his wife
Parthy Ann, Carol Penterman as Julie, Jim
Sudik as Frank and Kathy Morrow as Ellie.
Professionals Carol Rogers and Lyn
wood Jones will play the parts of Queenie
and Joe, respecitvely.
Showboat, lyrics by Oscar Hammer
stein and music by Jerome Kern, opens
Thursday and runs through Saturday at
Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets,
at 8 pjn., with a Sunday performance at
Roger Stephens, director (above)
and Kathy Morrow
Photos by Kevin Higley
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Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery-
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Kichan through Nov. 2;
Watercolors by Marcia
through Nov. 2; Textiles
by Virginia Harvey
through Nov. 9.
Sheldon Film Theater- 12th
and R- (Film Maker's
Showcase) Films by Julia
Reichert- Tues.-Thurs., 3
and 7:30 pjn.; (Con
temporary Arts and Art
ist Series) Isamu Noguchi
and Philip Guston-Sun.,
Kimball Recital Hall- 11th
and R- Showboat' Thurs.
- Sat., 8 pjn.- Sun., 3
pjn.; Sheldon Gallery
1 2th and R- Glinka Quartet-
Fri., 8 pjn.; Nebras
ka Union- 14th and R
Harvi Griffin (jazz harpist)-
Thurs., 7:30 pjn.
Howell Memorial Theater
12th and R- Long Day 's
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17 through Oct. 25, 8
pjn.; Nebraska Union
Nth and R- National
Marionette Theater- Fri.,
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Stuart Theatre- 13th and P
Steelyard Blues- Fri.,
midnight; Plaza Theater
12th and P- (American
Film Theater) A Delicate
Balance through Thurs.,
Rhinoceros begins Fri.
Lincoln Community Playhouse-
2500 S. 56th
Sunshine Boys- Fri. and
Sat., 8 pjn.; Miller Theater-
52nd and Huntington-
Playboy of the
Western World- Fri. and
Sat., 8 pjn. .
Jazz artist visits
Harvi Griffin, the only black jazz harpist in the country,
will perform Thursday evening at 7:30 in the Nebraska
Union South Crib.
Griffin, a Detroit native, has had extensive music train
ing, including three years with the United States Army
Band, a masters degree in music from Michigan State Uni
versity and private study at the Lucille Lawrence M&nnes
School of Music in New York City.
He has performed more than 400 concerts around the
country In night clubs, concert halls, and on college
campuses, as well as guest spots on television talk and
Griffin has performed his unusual style of music at the
White House more than 25 times including a premier
Jerformance for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and
ohnson. His performance on the UNL campus is
sponsored by the Union Program Council.
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