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Clef Hangers experience
of energy, enthusiasm
: They sing, they dance, they charm,
they act, they joke, they laugh, they
tock, they roll but first and
foremost, the Clef Hangers make sure
the audience gets their money's worth
: On Friday night, it was definitely
the audience who got the better end
bf this deal. Performing before a
packed house at Memorial Hall, the
Clef Hangers gave UNC a show of
a great deal of talent and even more
The performance opened with a
scene set on the corner of 42nd Street
and Broadway in New York City. The
group successfully grabbed the
audience's attention and held it with
a running theme the Mystery of
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rops and scenery (especially the fog)
land the characterizations of the
Various bums were the first clues that
Xhis was not just some sort of recital.
; Presenting more than 20 songs,
Ithey sang some typical examples of
light, jazzy, "just-for-fuiT barber
Ishop-type tunes, such as "Sixty
;Minute Man," "Sassafras!" and "Lida
; Simply listening to this frequently
;repeated style might have become
.'tiring. The key to the success of the
Iconcert, however, laid in the fact that
;the Clef Hangers are not just heard;
;they are experienced. The enthusiasm
arid personality reflected on each
singer's face showed the real reason
he was on stage to have a good
time. This energy adds another
dimension to the group's music.
The intermittent skits, the self
introduction of each member and the
remarks leading into the songs
contributed to the show's variety.
Some of them, however, were a bit
corny, or were really reaching, in an
attempt to make it relate to the
The only thing wrong with Thurs
day night's performance of "Picnic"
was that the audience was too polite
(or too reserved) to give the players
the standing ovation they deserved.
But despite the lack of a standing
ovation at the end of the play, the
audience showed its appreciation
throughout the performance in Play
.The Department of Dramatic Art
undergraduate students' production
of "Picnic," a play about the turmoil
that an intriguing stranger brings to
a small town in Kansas, was definitely
The success of the play centered
on the entire cast's fine performances
and their ability to individualize and
add dimension to what could have
been rather flat, stereotypical
During the almost two-hour show,
the most noted performances came
from Scott Bowman, Kristine Watt
and Deb Teitlebaum.
. As the young vagabond intruder
named Hal Carter, Bowman showed
a deep understanding of the diversity
of his character. Not only was he able
to show the rough and rugged side,
but he allowed the soft, sincere and
;evcn vulnerable side to shine through.
; ! The transformation of the bratty,
;brainy younger sister in the play was
delightfully accomplished by Watt.
She drew the audience into the
process as she progressed from the
jealous, tomboyish youth in the first
;act to the more secure, fun-loving,
beautiful teen in the final two acts.
Having to be both an extremely
funny and serious character,
Teitelbaum played up the eccentric
ities of her character, the old maid
schoolteacher Rosemary Sydney, and
won over the crowd. As the other half
of the comedic team, Allen Simpson
did a wonderful job as Howard
Bevans, the dopey local businessman.
Melody Williamson as Madge
Owens, the beautiful girl in town and
Millie's older sister, was more than
adequate and displayed subtlety in
the self-awakening of her character.
Although the mother, Flo Owens;
the neighbor, Helen Potts; and
Madge's steady boyfriend, Alan
Seymour, were less flamboyant than
other characters in the play, Amy
Rosenberg, Michele White and Walt
Spangler made their characters uni
que and memorable.
The minor character of the pap
erboy, played by Paul Dawson, and
the teachers, Irma Kronkite and
Christine Schoenwalder, played by
Deidre White and Lane Hoff, were
also enjoyable and were anything and
everything but dull.
" The 1 1 -member cast of undergrad
uate students and the dozens of others
responsible for the performance
earned every bit of the audience's
upcoming song. Nevertheless, the
singers kept the audience from
The evening's music came from all
types of eras, backgrounds and
musicians. Love songs such as Yaz's
"Only You," "Love Passing By" and
"Time After Time" were balanced
with comical pieces like "Mighty
Mouse," "Walk Like an Egyptian"
and a song about the lonely West,
coihplete with cacti, tumbleweeds and
"Happy Days," "I Get Around"
and the "Monday, Monday Califor
nia Dreamin' " medley were some of
the more familiar tunes, while gospel
melodies such as "De Animals A'
Comin' " and "Little Innocent Lamb"
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A particularly humorous song
performed was "When I See All the
Lovin'," a complaint about the
abundance of love girls seem to have
for babies but the lack of it they
sometimes have for their male follow
ers. The irony in the piece is that these
guys truly do crave attention, and
they take advantage of every oppor
tunity to be in the spotlight. The
cheers, claps and laughter they eat
it all up, but the Clef Hangers
maintain just enough modesty to keep
from repelling the crowd.
By the end of the show, each
member had had his chance to shine,
and I felt as though, even though they
didn't know me, I knew them.
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By ASHLEY CAMPBELL
The professional actor training
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program and the first such grant
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"The award is very, very impor
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artistic director of PRC and
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"The focus of this year's NEA
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training programs and profes
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Students work with PRC dur
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training, progressing from under
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The unique relationship
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department's program has been
cited as an outstanding example
of such interaction and a potential
model for other programs and
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The NEA commissioned a
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"UNC's students get to work
side-by-side with major artists who
are themselves grappling with
difficult material, taking creative
risks and ultimately growing,"
The training program is com
petitive, he added. More than 100
students apply each year, but only
about eight are admitted.
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