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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1976)
r Photo by Ted Kirfc
Dawn Cess plays little dap's dsster, Sasaa.
Cct your hot fresh peanuts and balloons during inter
mission of the musical Stop the Yorli I Watt to Get
The production will debut at the Studio Theater at 8
tonight and vendors will walk in the audience to create a
circus-l-ce atmosphere. , - ,
The play, set in England, begins with circus people
doing mime. The mime 'develops into the real plot and the
circus people become other characters.
The cast consists cf 10 women and two men. When
director John Koch was casting for leading characters
Little Chap and Evie, he said he had to look for a Little
Chap that was "inventive."
According to'Koch, the part of Evie called for a wo
man with a low voice. He said Evie is one of the true
(female) alto leads.
"I want to get across the main theme of the play. I
believe musicals have a place in the theatre curriculum,"
"Isolation with the individual is the central theme.
A lot of serious themes are dealt with lightly
Chap makes business deals and has numerous affairs.
The women with whom Little Chap has affairs are played
by the same actress, who is his stage wife. This is to
"stretch a point," Koch said. "In essence, you're looking
around for the same thing.
Koch said he chose the play because, "It's a play I've
dreamed of doing for a decade. The songs are blockbust
ers. It's of the light musical vein and deals with serious
"Parts are overplayed. People will take it, laugh and
then ... (the central theme should hit).
Theatre "reflects questions everybody asks about
themselves. It's a celebration. A form of fun," he said.
The musical director is Koch's wife.
Te really enjoy doing it. We always have something to
share," he said.
The play is "for any thinking person who would enjoy
an evening of entertainment," Koch added.
By Michael Zsngsxi
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald documented his youth and
the 20s-an age of bathtub gin and petting in the back
seats of cars.
It was a generation of degenerates, according to older
adults, and they were sure it would bring about the des
truction of modem society.
Society didn't crumble, not then anyway. A new
generation of "decadent youth" replaced the old, doing
precisely the same things their grandparents did.
That's what makes a concert by the Wolverines, a
classical jazz orchestra, so enticing.
It is a taste of the past's forbidden fruit. In this case,
it is the evil and dark presence of "hot jazz," A presence
that had a seductive appeal to it, simply because it grew
from "forbidden seeds."
The Wolverines recreate 20s jazz as a real labor of love.
They do it blow-by-blow with the original versions and
"deliver it with rare old-fashioned respect.
Doing such songs as Sister: Ain't That Hot and I Ain't
Got Nobody mark a return to roots, as weir as some
novelty songs like I'm Going to Take My Bimbo Back to
the Bamboo Isles, ".
The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra gives a valuable
insight into jazz heritage and, in some ways, is an easy
smile in a time when so much of our entertainment is
personally demanding and draining.
They will be in concert at 8 tonight in the Nebraska
As Paul McCartney said: "Let's all get up and dance
to the song that was a hit before your mother was born
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The VcIverises-nuftsiss fcrhiJJen sseds into "hot jazz.
Photo cosrtssy HO Productions
Jay Perry, in wfiftcface, plays tts bad rc!s of lite
State: AUce in Vonder
tnd (X-7:30 and 9:20
Stuart: The Mm hlio
FeU to Earth (R)-1:C0,
3:05, 5:10, 7:15 and
Rsza 1: If You Don't
Stop It. You'll Go BEnd
(R)-6, 7:4S and 9:35
pjn. Sat. & Sun. at
2:30, 4:15,6,7:45 and
Plaza 2: Bcmbi (G)
7:30 pjn. . Esccpe to
r Ytitdt Mountain (G
5:40 and 9:00 pjn. Sat.
& Sun., at 1:00, 2:05
and 4: 15 pjn
P!aza 3: Msnson (R
5, 6:30, 8 and 9:30 pjn.
Sat. & Sun. at 2, 3:30,
5, 6:30, 8 and 9:30 pjn. -Flaza
4: Sex with aSmZe
(R-5:40,7:35 and 9:25
pjn.? Sat. & Sun. at 2,
3:50, 5:40, 7:35 and
Fbw Over the Cuckoo's
Nest (R)-7:15 and 9:35
pjn. Sat. & Sun. at
12:30, 2:45,5, 7:15 and
Douglas I: The Omen
(R)-5:30, 7:30 and 9:30
pjn. Sat. & Sun. at
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30
and 9:30 pjn.
Douglas 2: Fantasia (G)
5:30, 7:25 and 9:25 pjn.
Sat. & Sun. at 1:30,
3:30, 50, 7:25 and
9:25 pjn. "
Douglas 3: A Matter of
Time (PG-5:30, 7:25
and 9:25. pjn. Sat. &
Sun. at 1:30,3:30,5:30,
7:25 and 9:25 pjn.
Ccieraa 1: Anrde Xy
7:40 and 9:20 pjn. Sat.
& Sun. at 2:40, 7:20,
6, 7:40 and 9:20 pjn.
Cinema N 2: 2C0I: A
Space Odyssey (G)-7
and 9:50 pjn. Sat. &
Sua. at 1, 3:50, 6:40,
Sheldon Film Theater:
Occasional Work of a
Female SZ&e-3, 7 and
9 pjn. Sunday: Szrd
stone (X)-2 and 4 pjn.
Hollywood & Vine: Life-g-acrd
9:15 pjn. Expose Me
Lovely (X)-7:30 and
for Stem concert
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Vfclia virtuoso Issac Stem's concert Nov. 1 may be a
. J cf'y reason to believe that the concert w3
be a sellout, and Tm concerned that all the students who
want tickets won't get them, Bowlinsaid
Tickets for the Stem concert go on sale Monday
stunts fori? 0PCa t0 FUbHc at 59 rf to UNL
FesSoct JCSf S h ch
"A lot of people have said that is really stupid pro
grammmg having one violinist after anotherfiowS
said, "and normally I would agree. un
V'? Ar? canceMon came up, though it
presented lL with a unique opportunity to br& him
in, one thzt we normally wouldn't have,' BoS faff
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