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UMS Concert Program, December 16, 1978: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre -- Patrick Frantz

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Day
16
Month
December
Year
1978
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Season: Centennial
Concert: Thirtysixth
Complete Series: Eighth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
PATRICK FRANTZ
Artistic Director
OTTAVIO UE ROSA Music Director
PAT SIMMONS Resident lighting Designer
FRANC) JELIXCIC Director oj Repertoire
GWYNNE ASHTON
Ballet Mistress
The Company
Patricia Davis Ronald Jones
dagmar kessler
Peter Uf.gnan Jeanne Loom is
MIGUEL CAMPAXEKIA
Taylor Degnan Lauren Rouse
Grkgory Glodowski Deidhe Salyer
Michael Abbitt Sherri Ale Robert Arbogast James Boan Diane Buck Kristian Davis Matthew Degnan Annette Gadusek Nancy Glynn Charles Hagan, Jr.
Geoffrey Kimbrough Janice Latoszewski Laura Lidral Kathryn McCoy Bruce Paul Michelson Sharon Newton Kenneth Nickel Jacqueline O'Dell Tamar Rachelle Jean Paul Reaves
Hilda Reverte Charlotte Richards Roberto Rodriguez Richard Roistacher Rebecca Ross Katherina Rumpler Margo Scharlin Amy Stoner Beth Zeldes
Saturday Afternoon, December 16, 1978, at 3:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's five performances this week comprise a dant he Dance Touring Program, ot'A support from the Xatioital Endowment for Michigan Council for the Arts.
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the Dance Touring Program, ;;;'(; support from the Xational Endowment for the Arts and the Michi:
Centennial Season -Thirty-sixth Concert Eighth Annual Choice Series
The Nutcracker
Ballet in Two Acts
Music by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Choreography by James Clouser
Lighting design by Pat Simmons
Decor by W. Oren Parker
Costumes designed by Henry Heymann
ACT I
The story of "The Nutcracker" begins at a festive Christmas party given by Mayor Silberhaus. His daughter Clara feels especially grown up this Christmas for, instead of receiving a doll for a present as do the other girls, she is given her first pair of satin ballet slippers. She has often dreamt of becoming a ballerina, and her dream is encouraged by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmayer, a strange man who at first frightens and then delights the children with his mechanical dancing dolls.
The highpoint of the party is when Drosselmayer gives Clara a gift that everyone else wants, a Nutcracker, in the shape of a wooden soldier. Her younger brother Fritz is jealous and, when he and his friends snatch the Nutcracker from Clara, it drops and breaks. Clara is heartbroken, but magically Uncle Drosselmayer repairs the doll.
After the party has ended and everyone has gone to bed, Clara sneaks back into the living room to be with her new toy. There is a strange feeling in the room, the clock seems to have gotten taller, and suddenly there are huge mice menacing Clara. No sooner have they disappeared than the Christmas tree begins to grow. The Nut?cracker turns into a handsome Prince and, with his wooden soldiers, engages the mice in a fierce battle. Clara is amazed that the ferocious Mouse King looks very much like her Uncle Drosselmayer. Clara joins in the fighting and saves the Nutcracker's life, but the Mouse King escapes.
The Nutcracker Prince thanks Clara for her help and invites her on a journey. Together they pass through a magical snowstorm until they reach the Kingdom of Sweets.
INTERMISSION
ACT II
Suddenly in the Kingdom of Sweets, Clara finds herself transformed into the grown-up ballerina that she has dreamt of becoming and, after everyone dances in her honor, she and her Prince dance a beautiful pas de deux.
Clara's happy dream is interrupted by the return of the Mouse King, who battles again with the Nutcracker. This time the Prince is victorious and with a nourish he cuts off the Mouse King's tail and presents it as a prize to Clara, who runs away in horror.
In a split second she is back in her nightgown, and the Kingdom of Sweets is fading away. As she waves good-live to her Prince, she is transported back to the living room. Curling up in her chair, she remembers her Uncle Drosselmayer, who she is sure has been responsible for her wonderful adventure in Dreamland.
Cast
Clara ...................................................................... Taylor Degnan
Drosselmayer........................................................ Peter Degnan
Nutcracker ............................................................ Ronald Jones
Mother .................................................................. Sharon Newton
Father.................................................................... Gregory Glodowski
Fritz ...................................................................... Geoffrey Kimbrough
Boys Act I............................................................ Michael Abbitt. Bruce Paul Michelson.
Matthew Degnan Girls Act I ............................................................ Katherina Rumpler. Margo Scharlin.
Nancy Glynn
Aunties .................................................................. Rebecca Ross. Beth Zeldes
Widow .................................................................. Annette Gadusek
Female Guests ...................................................... Charlotte Richards. Amy Stoner
Male Guests.......................................................... Robert Arbogast. Kristian Davis
Maids .................................................................... Janice Latoszewski. Hilda Reverte
Harlequin .............................................................. Matthew Degnan
Columbine ............................................................ Lauren Rouse
Mice ...................................................................... Sherri Ale. Nancy Glynn. Margo Scharlin.
Annette Gadusek. Charlotte Richards.
Janice Latoszewski Soldiers .................................................................. Roberto Rodriguez. Michael Abbitt. Kristian
Davis. Bruce Paul Michelson. Jean Paul
Reaves. Robert Arbogast
Snow Princess ...................................................... Sharon Newton
Snow Prince.......................................................... Gregory Glodowski
Snowftakes ............................................................ Janice Latoszewski. Margo Scharlin.
Katherina Rumpler. Hilda Reverte.
Nancy Glynn. Annette Gadusek. Sherri Ale.
Charlotte Richards. Amy Stoner. Rebecca
Ross. Beth Zeldes. Jacqueline O'Dell
Spanish .................................................................. Margo Scharlin.
Chinese................................................................. Michael Abbitt
Arabian Girl ........................................................ Annette Gadusek
Arabian Boy.......................................................... Robert Arbogasl
Shepherd Girl ...................................................... Patricia Davis
Shepherd Boy ...................................................... Matthew Degnan
Russians ................................................................ Roberto Rodriguez. Bruce Paul Michelson.
Geoffrey Kimbrough
Dew drops ............................................................ Sharon Newton. Gregory Glodowski
Flowers.................................................................. Sharon Newton. Sherri Ale. Beth Zeldes.
Hilda Reverte. Katherina Rumpler.
Janice Latoszewski. Nancy Glynn.
Amv Stoner. Charlotte Richards
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Production Staff
E. F. West, Production Manager Karl J. Kura, Wardrobe Assistant
Marvin L. Weitzel, Stage Manager Joseph Susany, Master Carpenter
Thomas J. Gergerich, Technical Director William Brown, Master Electrician
Stephen F. Pctipas, Costume Shop Foreman Mark Susany, Property Master Janet Marie Groom, Costumer
COMING EVENTS
Judith Blegen, Soprano...........January 12
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro..........January 14
"I'irin," Bulgarian Folk Ensemble........January 16
I'hilidor Trio.............January 21
Paul Taylor Dance Company........January 26 & 27
Barbara Nissman, Pianist..........February 1
Moscow Philharmonic 'Dmitri Kitaienko......February 3
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist..........February 9
Les Mknkstrels.............February 11
Andres Segovia, Guitarist..........February 17
Aspects of Peking Opera..........February 20
Founders Day Concert..........February 24
NDR Symphony of Hamburg Zdenek Macal.....February 28
Los Angeles Ballet..........March 12, 13, 14
Guarneri String Quartet..........March 21
Festival of Russian Dance..........March 24
Detroit Symphony OrchestraDorati, von Alpenhkim . . . March 25
Fifth Annual Benefit Concert.........March 30
Netherlands Wind Ensemble..........April 1
Yakshagana, South India...........April 9
Marilyn Horne, Soprano...........April 12
Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazf.l........April 17
Announcing: Ann Arbor May Festival, 1979
Wednesday-Saturday, April 25, 26, 27, 28, in Hill Auditorium
The Philadelphia Orchestra and University Choral Union
Eugene Ormandy and Riccardo Muti, Conductors Alicia de Larrocha, Pianist Victoria de los Angeles, Soprano
Alma Jean Smith, Soprano Zurab Sotkilava, Tenor
Alexandrina Milcheva, Mezzo Soprano Maktti Talvela, Bass
Wednesday, April 25--Ormandy and de los Angeles: Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; Ravel: "Sheherazade"; Hindemith: "Mathis der Maler"; Mozart: "Voi chc sapete" from Marriage of Figaro; Rossini: "Una voce poco fa" from Barber of Seville; Wagner: "Dich tcure Halle" from Tannhduser.
Thursday, April 26--Muti: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. .1; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. S.
Friday, April 27--Muti and Larrocha, All-Beethoven: Symphony No. 6; Piano Concerto No. 3; Overture to Leonore No. 3.
Saturday, April 28--Ormandy, Choral Union, Soloists: Verdi: "Manzoni" Requiem.
Plus a special "Bonus" recital for series subscribers: Monday, April 2. at 8:.0. Hill Auditorium
Alicia df. Larrocha and Victoria dk los Angeles
performing music of their native Spain.
Series orders at $42, $.52, $22, $18, and $14, now being accepted.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phones: 665-.717, 764-2538

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