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Page 6 Bellevue Community College Feb. 21, 1986 Entertainment ETC opens 'A Little Night Music' by John Heffron Advocate staff The Eastside Theatre Company opens its winter production of "A Little Night Music" Thurs. Feb. 20. "A Little Night Music", written by Hugh Wheeler, with music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Soundheim, was taken from a movie by Ingmar Bergman. "A Little Night Music", a bedroom farce set in Sweden at the turn of the century, is several small stories that tie together to form one musical. Frederik, a distinguished gentleman in his fifties, is married to Ann, a young girl. But Frederik loves Desiree, an actress. Desire loves Frederik too, but has a jealous lover, Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. Meanwhile, Henrik, Frederik's son, is in love with Ann, but since he plans on entering the seminary, and she is his stepmother, he will not confess hislove to her. The show features the song "Send in the Clowns", by Judy Collins, but most of the music is original work by Soundheim. He is known for writing the scores to such musicals as "Sweeney Todd", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", and the lyrics for '%Vest Side Story." E.T.C. theatre patrons will recognize the familiar faces "of Mary-Louise Gemmill s Charlotte, Sharon Collar as Madame Amfeldt, and George Wabey as Count Carl- Magnus Malcom. "A Little Night Music" is directed by B. Wallace-Hoffman. Curtain is at 8 p.m. in the Carlson Theatre. The show will run Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights through March 8. Review Photo by Jeff Larsen Film is Allen's best observe how their closeness fades and then Review by John Larson Advocate staff Sisters have a complex relationship. There is love and trust between them, but also contempt, resentment and sometimes outright hatred. Woody Allen tries to capture this complex weave of emotion in his latest film, "Hannah and Her Sisters." This serious subject is handled by Allen with loving care and just the right amount of comic relief. "Hannah and Her Sisters," examines the ups and downs of a relationship of three sisters. Mia Farrow is Hanna, the eldest and leader of the other two. In many ways she is the mother of the trio. She's self-reliant and giving, but is resented by the others because she refuses to show that she is vulnerable. Holly is the mixed up middle sister, portrayed by Dianne Wiest, who delivers a comic picture of an odd-ball woman unable to fit into society. Barbara Hershey is Lee, the youngest and most beautiful of the three. She's a young woman who searchs for the man of her dreams and stumbles into an affair with Hannah's husband. The men in their lives, Micheal Caine, Woody Allen, and Max Yon Sydw turn in wonderfully crafted performances. Cain is especially good as Hannah's husband nervously trying to seduce Lee. We first meet the three sisters at a Thanksgiving dinner. The Thanksgiving get-togethers over the next three years become sort of check-off points for us to grows again. Woody Allen appears as a cynical TV producer who is convinced he has a brain tumor. When he discovers he doesn't, Allen begins a search for the meaning of life as only Woody Allen can. His answer is satisfying and gives the audience a glimmer of hope. Allen wrote, directed and co-starred in the movie. It is truly a testament to the man's genius that he excells in every aspect. As director he pulls more first-rate performances out of his cast than he has in years. As writer, Allen delves into the three sister's relationship. He seems intrigued by the resiliency of their love. They don't always like each other, but the love is ever present. As far as the comedy aspect is concerned, Woody Allen is above most filmmakers today. He finds the absurdity of life and the silly things people do. But Allen doesn't stop there; in this movie he explains that it's alright. The film is undeniably Woody Allen. The scenes that are funny are matched by scenes of real hurt and guilt. "Hannah and Her Sisters" is a welcome addition to the crop of fine films appearing this new year and is a must see for any Woody Allen fan. Photo by Jeff Larsen Actress lands pro role, looks forward to future by Robin Kagan Advocate staff Kim Cornwall exudes excitement as she describes her first professional stage role. Cornwall plays Constanze, Mozart's wife, in "Amadeus", to be performed at the Performance Theatre in Gig Harbor. Cornwall said the only feminine speaking role is "so much fun!" A student at the College, Cornwall started in theatre at age 10 in a fourth grade play. She performed in high school, with the Seattle Children's Theatre, and the Bellevue Children's Theatre. She was seen recently as Babe in Eastside Theatre Company's producrtion of "Crimes of the Heart." Cornwall attributes much of her acting training to instructor Bonnie Hoffman's classes here at the College, which she described as "excellent." Cornwall perceives Constanze as '13ohem- ian in her lifestyle, very pure, though she does like to flirt a lot." She can also be very serious. She is doing a lot of research for the role: learning some French, German and Italian, reading books about Mozart's life and listening to his music, much of which was inspired by Constanze. Cornwall said this is an opportunity "to stretch" herself as an actress. She said her Kim Cornwall Photo azo biggest challenge is to portray Constanze as Soliare (through whose eyes the play takes place ) sees her and as she sees herself simultaneously. Eager and full of life, Cornwall is also preparing six monologues for an audition for the famous Juliard School of the Fine Arts in New York City. The auditions will be held in San Francisco, right in the middle of her performance schedule. 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