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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Nevtmbtr I, _ THf lETHMIDGf HRAID 7 Canadian choreographer hears hravos and jeers LONDON (CP) Canadian choreographer Brian Macdo- nald woke up yesterday with the cheers and "bravos" of a packed first-night audience ringing in his cars to find Brit- ish critics far frbm enthusiastic about I and Albert, the new musical about Queen Victoria. The production, directed by John Schiesinger of Midnight Cowboy fame and with a high- powered Broadway writing and DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic Suite 8-304 5th St. S. Ph. 377.77M composing team behind it, Is the first West End show for Montreal-born Macdonald, who holds the Order of Canada and is noted for his ballet work. At least two critics made play with that famous phrase associated with are not amused." Several lam- basted the show, which covers 80 years of Victoria's reign, for lack of dramatic development, saying it relied on theatrical ef- fects. The Financial Times, though praising several aspects, said the show died with the death of Prince Albert and The Daily Telegraph felt it had aii been better done 40 years ago with Noel Coward's Cavalcade. ELKS PSlliC RINGQ 125T 3rd Avenua South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES GAME JACKPOT IN 56 NOS. IN 57 NOS. IN 58 NOS. If ho Binge called after 58 numbers we will continue for BONUS JACKPOT 51 NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS ALLOWED! PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS ELKS AND INVITED GUESTS DOWNSTAIRS Weekend Entertainment for ELKS and INVITED GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS THUR. NOV. 9 SUNSET 4 FRI. NOV. 10 BIRDIE and HIGA SAT. NOV. 11 LOUNGE CHARADES UPSTAIRS SOUTHERN PLAYBOYS SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "CATLOW" In Metrocolor. Wednesday, November 8. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suitable For Children. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "PRIME CUT" In color. Starring Lee Marvin and Gene Hack-man. Filmed in and around Calgary. Wed- nesday, November 8. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "TWO-LANE BLACK-TOP" In Technicolor. Starring James Taylor, Warren Dates and Laurie Bird. Wednes- day, November 8. Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "FRIENDS" In color. Starring Sean Berry. Wednesday, November 8. Shows at and p.m. Restricted Adult. "Frankly, I'm surprised by the said Macdonald. "I was so delighted with the audience's reception. It cer- tainly didn't look like a funeral then." UNTIL FEBRUARY But he added that the show is booked into February, and hopes it will catch on with the public. Macdonald, who spent an ex- hausting 11 weeks preparing the show, was disappointed thai greater recognition was no! given 1.6 Polly James, the tiny British Actress who gives a regal but movingly human per- formance as Victoria. It was Miss James's first big West End part since she star- red a few years ago in the mu- sical version of the Canadian children's classic, Anne ol Green Gables. Several critics praised her skilled portrayal ol Victoria's 60 years' span, but more space was given to Aus- tralian actor Lewis Fiander's dazzling Disraeli, enchanting the old Queen with a series of flashy conjuring tricks. An unusually stylish first- night audience included Dame Margot Fohteyn, a friend of Brian Macdonald's Swedish bal- lerina wife Annette Av Paul. Also in the stalls were Cana- dian poet Leonard Cohen, work- ing on a film in London, and Broadway singing star Carol Channing. Macdonald will spend another week in London to see the show settled down and then goes to Amsterdam for rehearsals with the Netherlands National Bal- let. Alberta gas income rises CALGARY (CP) Alberta Natural Gas Co. Ltd. earned or a share dur- ing the first three-quarters tills year. Last year, net income for the same period was or The company, which delivers natural gas from Alberta fields to the United States border, said the increase was due mostly to higher transmission charges. PLANES STOPPED BRIGHTON, England (AP) The Royal Air Force is ground- ing giant transport planes at Thorney Island base for 15 min- utes each day so children at a nearby school can say their morning prayers in peace. "It's the least we can do, so long as it doesn't interfere with opera- tional an RAF spokesman said. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Are you tired cf being out of the social pic- fuie tired of waiting for fun to happen? Fun, friends and popularity can be yours as a member of our club but you must act now. As a member you'll meet hundreds of con- genial, fun people. You'll attend parties, dances, outings end dinner balls. You won't have to wait for fun and friends to happen they'll be yours if you act now. 'e Waited Long Enough! Act Now 327-1442 Call Today DANCE CLUB 535 ST. N. LETHBRIDGE TV HOST AT HOME Sebastian Galoot, urbane fiosl of television's Ghost Story, engages in his hobby at his Hollywood cocking. He occasionally cooks the meat dish for his family, often something exotic. Singer losing voice LONDON Donny Osmond, a 14-year-old singing star who is the heart-throb of millions of little girls on both sides of the Atlantic, said here he is losing his treble voice. "I just can't reach the high notes any said Donny, who is in Britain on tour with the Osmond Brothers group. Said Donny: "I'm almost 15 now and my voice has gradu- ally teen getting deeppcr. Now it is a whole octave lower. "It has been getting harder and harder to reach those high notes and I don't think I can do it any more." Soviet dancer prefers Europe LONDON (AP) Natalia Makarova, the Soviet ballerina who defected to the West two years ago, announced here she plans to live in Europe. The 31-year-old ballerina flew into London's Heathrow Air port after living in the United States for two years and said: "I would really prefer to live oh this side of the Atlantic." Johon No. 1 entertainer LONDONt CP) As a person rte was no good, said comedian George Jessel, "but he was the greatest entertainer I've ever seen." No prizes for guessing the subject of Jessel's back-handed xibute Al Jolson, the Rus- sian-torn superstar who be- strode American show business 'or nearly 50 years and whose own egotistic claim to be the world's greatest entertainer was never challenged by his ri- vals, whatever they thought of him as a person. Jessel had perhaps a special cause for bitterness, having lost out to Jolson in 1927 for the starring role in the world's first talking picture, The Jazz Sing- er, after successfully creating jie part on stage. Nevertheless, le gives liis opinion in the first British biography of Al Jolson, published recently, that only ?rank Sinatra approached Jol- son's stature as an entertainer "hut he's 25 points below him." SPARKED SELL-OUT Publication of the biography, written by British journalist Mi- chael Freedland, sparked a sell-out Jolson season at Lon- don's National Mlm theatre. Britain, it turns out, is the centre of an International Al Jolson Society, whose members gather periodically from coun- tries as far apart as Canada and New Zealand to play rec- ords of the master's voice and re-run his faded films of the 1930s. Freedland's book, entitled Al Jolson and published here by W. H. Allen, is full of colorful memories of the cantor's son. Asa Yoelson, or less in the fashion portrayed in his biographical films ran away from home and synagogue to become undisputed king of Broadway and first voice of the movies. Written off as a has-been by the time of the Second World War, Jolson became the first U.S. entertainer to tour the bat- tlefronts and made a stunning post-war comeback hi the age of the bobhy soxers. At his death after a gruelling trip singing to U.S. troops in Korea, Uie lights of Broadway were turned off and traffic halted in Times Square. TOOK COMMAND Barely five-toot-six and all ego, he would take command of a show, sometimes dismiss- EX-ACTOR DIES Actor Reginald Owen 85, veteran of films and televi- sion who began his Holly- wood career in the 1920s, died of a heart attack in Boise, Idaho. His movies included Green Dolphin Street." "Kim." "Red and "Affairs of Stale." Today's .Showtimes PARAMOUNT Short. Subjects "Wrath of God" Complete P'IOW Adults Not Suitable for Children PAI1AMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects "Kightcomers'1 Last Complete Restricted Adult COLLEGE CINEMA "Love Cycles" "Pleasures of the Bath" Last Comnlelc Show Restricted Adult ing the entire cast and carry- ing on by himself until 3 a.m. while the audience roared for more songs like California Here I come, April Showers and Swanee. Among his wives was dancer Ruby Keeler, born in Dart- mouth, N.S., with whom he starred in a 1935 movie called Go Into Your Dance, but whose own success galled his pride. Movies never managed to convey the full force of his elec- tric personality. It was, says Freedland, "like trying to trap the Pacific Ocean in a bottle." Freedland sums up Jolson as "the great Jewish entertainer." paramount cinema I TONIGHT thru SAT. at and p.m. St i '4th Avt. South, 3Z7-51M his finest acting in years... he is simply riveting." flHtf. 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