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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
THE THUNDERBIRD MONDAY MAY 18, 1987 9 PAGE I 4 SUSC bands to end year with May 20 concert Selections by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and American bandmaster and composer, John Philip Sousa are planned for a May 20 concert featuring the SUSC Jazz Band and the Scarlet and Black, the college's ceremonial band. Free to the public, the concert is year-en- d scheduled to start at 8 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall. Bruce Walker, SUSC director of bands, will conduct. "Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the show," he said, "and to help us celebrate another successsful year which is coming to an end." Walker is also a tenor saxophone player in the jazz band. Excerpts from Bernstein's West Side Story will be performed by the concert band along with er Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" and several Gershwin numbers including "Fascinating Rhythm," "Embraceable You" and "I've Got Rhythm." Jazz band selections show off several arrangements by Sammy Nestico and a variety of contemporary pieces from "Peter Gunn" to "I've Got the Music in Me." The jazz band recently did a show at Enterprise High School, and the Scarlet and Black participated in ground breaking ceremonies for the new Shakespearean theatre and with the Western Royale and USAUSSR Gymnastics Goodwill Tour earlier this month. The ceremonial band will also participate in the upcoming commencement exercises fo. the graduating class of '87. Quilt film scheduled Accompanying the quilt and woven rug show now in the Library an insightful film about seven women who continue g the tradition of will be shown May 21 at SUSC. Viewing of the film and the following discussion will be free to the campus and community; and is sponsored by the SUSC campus chapter of the Consortium of Utah Women in Higher Education. Louise Excell, an instructor of English at Dixie College, will introduce the long film entitled. Quilts in Women's Lives. After its completion, Excell plans to lead a discussion of the dynamic nature of folk art and folk lore and its function in d society. today's This program, which has been scheduled to start at noon in the Library' Seminar Room, located one floor down from the main entrance by the quilt-makin- fast-pace- Special Collections Room, should last a little over an hour. Anyone desiring to attend Tuesday's film and discussion, might want to bring a sack lunch; but drinks and dessert will be provided, according to Rhea Tuft, campus coordinator for the Consortium group. "We invite the public to join us for our mid-da- y program," Tuft said, "to visit campus, meet with Consortium members and enjoy this film." Quilts in Women's Lives, which is being brought on campus through the Utah Humanities Resouice Center in association with the Utah Endowment for the Humanities, deals with seven women. These women with different cultural backgrounds and religions include a California Mennonite, a black Mississippian and a Bulgarian immigrant. er ! t nt Patrick Page and Douglas Baker, the stars of upcoming A Life in the Theatre, Room where they portray two actors in the final production of the quarter. in i the Green Baker, Page will star as actors Douglas H. Baker and Patrick Page will star in the upcoming SUSC production of A Life In the Theatre. Both professional actors are associated with the department of theatredance and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Baker and Page play two actors who as professional and amateur, mentor and disciple, explore the rites of passage, mystery and code of behavior of the theatre. While the play has serious undertones, it is first of all a comedy, director R. Scott Phillips says. The play is written by Canadian playvvught David Mamet, whose language has been termed "a cross between the elegant and the vernacular" and the "master of two-paharmony." The play was recently made into a television movie. Mamet's other credits include American Buffalo, Duck Variations, and The Water Engine. "Mamet titled his play A Life in the Theatre because it focuses on two men who will literally spend most of their lives in the theatre," Phillips says. "We see 26 scenes, about half of them area or the backstage in the make-u- p Green Room where actors wait to go c.n. stage, and the other half on stage in a number of different roles and different plays." Production dates for the SUSC show are May Curtain time is at 8 p.m. in 22, 23 and 25-2the Auditorium, in an intimate setting with limited seating. Tickets are on sle at the SUSC rt 7. 586-787from 1 until 5 p.m. 1 and from weekdays p.m. until curtain on days of performance. Added to the regular theatre season as a year-en- d bonus, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students other than SUSC students, and $3 for SUSC students with identification cards. Box Office, Baker, playing the seasoned Robert in A Life the Theatre, holds a BFA from Utah State University and an MFA from Ohio University. He joined the SUSC faculty in 1983 as a specialist in acting and voice technique. A member of the board of directors for the Utah Theatre Association, Baker's directing credits include The Matchmaker, The Crucible and Scrooge. His acting credits include SUSC roles in H.M.S. Pinafore and Sweeney Todd. He is director of the USF Greenshow and has directed the summer festival's Renaissance Feastes and coordinated the Utah Renaissance Faire. in Page, who will play John, is a veteran USF actor who was recently appointed the festival's director of development. USF audiences will remember him as Brutus in julius Caesar, as Don Armado in Loves' s Labour's Lost, Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida. He will play the title role in Richard III for the USF this summer. Rogers and Hammerstein musical revue slated May 19 The SUSC music department's performing artists will be presenting a Rogers and Hammerstein Musical Revue Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall. The composer and lyricist team of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote 1 1 musicals, some of the better-know- n being the riveting Oklahoma!, Carousel and The King and I. This list also totes South Pacific and The Sound of Music, both which were immortalized by Hollywood. Hammerstein created all these musicals between the years of 1943 and 1959 The revue, which will span the 16 years of and popular hits musicals, highlights from each show in the form of group numbers, duets, trios, solos and instrumental numbers. Participants in the revue include students: Melissa Copinga, Stacy Buchanan, Jana Bunnell, Amy Dalton, Steve Hoyt, Phillip Lunceford, Dave Palmer, Geoff Anderson, Megan Marshall, and Mark MacDonald. Members of the faculty who will perform are Virginia Stilt, Nancy Guyman and Jackie Riddle-Jacksocommunity members Evelyn Coffman and Bill Kringland will add their talents to the revue. Gretchen Gardner, a Cedar Middle school student, plans to perform with the group. Admission will be free and anyone is invited to come and enjoy a reminiscent evening of musical n; entertainment.