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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Ballet builder retires TORONTO After 23 years building the National Ballet of Canada into a 61- a year corps de respected in the dance capitals of New London and Ceha Franca is bowing out as ar- tistic director Miss Franca started the company in 1951 on a shoe- string budget of with eight novice classical dancers using first a bare rehearsal studio in St Lawrence Hall and then a King Street fruit market and winter flop house She is stepping down from her post to become a housewife and ballet coach Miss Franca celebrated her 53rd birthday at the rehear- sal hall m King Street where her career in Canada began more than a quarter-century ago While Broadway wobbles Suburban theatre attracts crowds DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 2e STREET NORTH By ELLIE GROSSMAN NEW YORK A knowledgeable talent agent reports that when Paul Lynde finishes a one-week engage- ment this summer at John Kenley's theatre in he's likely to out with That comes to roughly for each of the eight performances. Ally way you look at it's a decent liv- ing wage Lynde's salary is not typical Still time was when the straw-hat circuit leaned for support on the bony shoulders of struggling actors Today it's big business while New York theatre watchers debate Broadway's summer theatre managers smile with the scene this year looks good Neither the gas shortage nor a 10 per cent cost-of-livmg increase in Actors' Equity Association salaries in higher ticket nor the spectre of im- peachment will stay the summer theatre-goer from his seat in the at a table in a in the or in that theatre in the mall between the Chinese laundry and the Italian restaurant On Long Island's South at the Jones Beach Theatre which annually features a musical the stars they're doing on the Roof Advance sales have been so good that manag- ing director Arnold Spector don't want any more theatre parties Across the country in San the Old Globe Theatre is celebrating its 25th year of Shakespearian productions and publicity director Bill Eaton four times ahead of where we were this time last year Broadway did not provide much worth reproducing this year Shakespearian ana FOR YOUR FAIR WEEK ENTERTAINMENT at the GARDEN HOTEL Expo Jack Benny July S days Dltnayland and Expo August 17 daya aa low aa 91 OS Eipo Expo Charlie Pride Aug. 5 ft Eio Roal Lli Eipo Royal Llppizan Stallion Aug. Expo Jim Nabora and Buck Owant 4 Aug. 18th 4 Expo Aug. 5 Expo Canada Week 4 Aug. 28th Expo Merle Haggard Aug 30th. 5 05 Expo Kretkln Sept. 4 Weat Autumn Tour Sept. 12 low Banff. Lake Columbia lee Flalda. Expo. Expo Soviet Union A NHL Hockey S 09 Expo Porter Wagoner Sept 28th. 5 09 Eaatern Canada Autumn Tour. Quebec Prince Edward Toronto. Niagara FaMi Oct. 23 aa low expo Polynesian Oct. 5 Expo Guy Lombardo Oct. 4 Expo Oct. Expo Western International Hockey Oct. 5 Expo Ella Fitzgerald Nov. 4 daya Grand Nov. Chrietmaa Paaadena Roae Bowl Florida Dlaney World Washington .Jan. 11-24 includes Transportation and Accommodation NORTHERN BUS TOURS 327-3536 328-4474 Alto Plnchcr Crock Travel Centra Like summer theatre it's the only way to work regional historical produc- tions the bill of fare consists mostly of well-worn musicials and the collected works of Neil Simon are not as many new shows being done this says talent agent Jack Grosbart of International Famous Agency they'd do all the new releases and one or two old shows This it's the on the and are mak- ing the rounds with Odd Sunshine and Prisoner of Second Avenue Jerry Stiller and Anne the husband and wife comedy are touring the Northeast in a star package production of Prisoner of Second Avenue To the who began as young actors m summer stock 20 years Summer Stock '74 Opera draws applause OTTAWA Baritone Allan Monk and sopranos Johanna Heather Thomson and Gwenlynn Little drew rounds of applause last night for their starring roles in a revival of the National Arts Centre production of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni First produced at the centre last summer under the direc- tion of John now ar- tistic director of Citadel Theatre in the opera was restaged by Anthony noted English opera director The National Arts Centre Orchestra was again under resident conductor Mano Ber- nardi and the same sets and costumes by Robert Prevost of Montreal were used Mr Besch appeared to call for more on the stage than Mr Neville. are to marry next month met at a dinner party 12 days ago is a different animal. Seven dollar a week rooming houses in the country run by eccentric old ladies used to provide if not and the right at- mosphere for company romances. they've largely been displaced by motel chains. everyone got very hip about which was the best place to says Anne Meara. had the kids with us and they took notes Everything was fried when we stayed at Howard even the beds. But I don't care where I stay as long as there's a years Miss Meara played Chen in 'Bus Stop' at Woodstock and we alternated with '0 O and that English play 'The Mousetrap.' We'd be rehearsing one play during the day and playing another at night Jerry Stiller getting that first contract was a thrill in the old days Now it's a question of keeping your energy together. We have to start each week in a new town with a real ripping show. Keep it fresh. Last we did five shows between Friday night and Sunday and I think it ruined my he jokes Publicity years Stiller was often small-scale and challenging was a place in Massachusetts I played where the owner of the theatre also had an FM radio station that he used to publicize his shows He did everything at the including announcing morning he asked me to go on the air with him He operated out of his home and when I he took me to the kitchen which was where the station was We went on the air and he how long have you been in the theatre9' And he walked out of the room He left me talking on the air by myself for 20 minutes while he had breakfast or something Then he came back and 'Thank you and that was that ALL THEATRES SUNDAY ONE SHOW P.M. TONITE AT AND P.M. She'll coax the blues right out FAMILY heart FAMILY NOW SHOWING paramount 8th St. 4th Ave South 327 5100 MAMl YCE VAN PATTEN ROBERT PRESTON t BEATRICE0 ARTHUR BPUCE DAVISON JOYCE VAN PATTEN KIRBY FURLONG NOW TONIGHT'S SHOWS SHOWING at and p.m. 8th St 4th South 327 5100 IF YOU SEE ONLY ONE SHOW THIS MONTH THEN THIS ONE SURELY SHOULD BE YOUR CHOICE ADULT The Apprentice ship of Buddy Kravitz STARTS SUNDAY college cinema 20th Ave Mayor Magrath Or 328 6300 PLAN TO WED LONDON Paulene widow of film star Laurence and Justin de the former hairdresser who launched Twiggy on a glitter- ing modelling and stage Show Times leemcclyaai nf Bt fcifOII ow you to SHOWING FOR 4 kw Qflys ONLY When you're m the mood... For Something That's New Different In Portrait Photography Give us a A. E. CROSS STUDIO HIT NO. 2 FOR RESTRICTED ADULT IB YEARS AND OVER ENDS TONIGHT with GEORGE PEPPARD Saturday July 20 PARAMOUNT THEATRE MAME 700910 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7 00 9 10 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 925 APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ 7 25 9 35 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 25 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 00 NEWMANS LAW 7 15 9 15 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 OD ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE SHOWDOWN 945 GbNS OF A STRANGER 11 35 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 45 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Sunday July 21 PARAMOUNT 1HEATRE MAME 8 15 No Short Subjects ONE COMPLETE SHOW 8 15 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 815 APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ 825 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 8 15 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA SCHOOL FOR SEX 8 00 DEEP THROAT 9 30 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 8 00 RESTRICTED ADULT QREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE SHOWDOWN 945 GUNS OF A STRANGER 11 35 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 945 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre DAY OF THE JACKAL1 in color. July 20 shows at and p.m. ADULT. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre in color. Starring Ryan O'Neal. July 20 Show at p.m. ADULT. THE GOOD TIMES in color. Starring Chuck Little Richard. Bo Diddley and the Beatles in IT July 21 only show- time 8 00 p.m. FAMILY. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre DARN in color July 20 shows at 7.00 and p.m. FAMILY. HE July 21 show at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. ONLY KILL THEIR in color with James Garner July 20 Cartoons at p.m. TABER Tower Theatre CHINESE in color. Starring Bruce Lee. July 20 shows at and p.m. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre in color. Starring Don Baker. July 20 show at 8.30 p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT ONLY. drive-in ween acres drive in SS5 STARTS MONDAY 2 FIRST RUN SHOWS BURT REYNOLDS WHITE LIGHTNING HIT NO. 2 MGM INTRODUCES A NtW FILM EXPEWNCE silent straw until his WICKED WICKED VWICCTIWTaTMWflt GATES OPEN AT 9 P.M.-ONE COMPLETE SHOW P.M ;