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Section D Nov. 8, 2012

Inside Music: See a review of Three Dog Night’s concert at the Luhrs Center.

Better Bond Daniel Craig gives stellar performance in “Skyfall”

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Out & About

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Out & About Special Events • Dance classes at Iron Forge Elementary School (Boiling Springs). Remaining dates: 8, 15 and 29. There is a beginner class at 6 p.m. that covers Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Foxtrot. The advanced class is at 7 p.m. and covres advanced Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Mambo, Twostep. Cost is $35 resident; $41 non-resident. Email to sign-up. For more info email or call 241-4483 or visit • Dance Classes at Dickinson College. The Beginner Class is at 6 p.m. Third Timer Class at 7:15. Remaining dates are: Nov. 13, 20, 27. Cost is $30 a person. Contact devwell@dickinson. edu to signup. For more info call 241-4483 or e-mail • The Midtown Scholar Bookstore will host the 3rd Annual Harrisburg Book Festival, part of PCN’s Pennsylvania Book Festival, Nov, 9-11. All events are free and open to the public. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Cafe is located at 1302 N. Third St., Harrisburg. For more information visit • Urban vintage will host a book signing featuring Gettysburg author Marian Parsons, also known as Miss Mustard Seed, on Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parsons will sign copies of her new book, “Inspired You.” • Millerstown Community Success Inc. will sponsor the 26th annual Holiday Craft Show on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The craft show will be held at Greenwood Elementary School in Millerstown. Call 589-3598 for more information. • The Employment Skills Center will celebrate their 9th annual “Carlisle’s Own Iron Chef” fundraising event at Letort View Community Center at Carlisle Army War College from 2-5 p.m. on Nov. 18. Admission is $65 and includes hors d’ouvres and door prizes. There will also be a silent auction. • Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! is coming to Hershey Theatre at 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets for this show are $28, $50 and $65. Tickets are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office, they can be charged by phone at 534-3405 or online at or For more information visit www.

• Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will host a Sugarplum Fairy Tea Pary from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Meet the Sugarplum Fairy before seeing her dance in CPYB’s production of The Nutcracker Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16. For more information visit

Music • The Dickinson Jazz Ensemble and the Dickinson Improvisation and Collaboration Ensemble will present a concert of politcally motivated music at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts.

• The Carlisle Poets Workshop has begun accepting entries to its annual poetry contest. There are three categories in the contest – poems about families and pets, humorous poems that rhyme or limericks, and poems about everyday miracles. The contest is open to all poets, including members of the group. For more information, contact Susan Vernon at

• The Freedom Valley Chorus will give a free concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. There is no admission fee to the concert, but free-will donations will be accepted to help defray costs of music, costumes and education. Light refreshments will follow the concert. For directions or more information, call Mandy at 264-3914, email, or visit

• The Shippen Squares Square Dance Club will be hosting “new dancer dances” at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Elmcroft of Shippensburg. For more information call Dennis and Karen Statler 369-3831 or

• Bel Voce’s Annual Children’s Concert will open its 2012-13 season with “Fables and Fairy Tales,” a concert for children. The program will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11. Adult tickets are $5; children receive free admission.

• Bosler Memorial Library will present “Afternoon Classic Movies at Bosler” at 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the library. For more information visit www.

• The Central PA Oratorio Singers will present an “English Requiem” concert at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St., Harrisburg. For more information visit

• The Mystery Discussion Group hosted by Ruthe Greiner meets at 10:30 a.m. every first Thursday of the month in the dining room of the New Cumberland Public Library, One Benjamin Plaza. Call 774-7820 for more information.

• Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill will hold a Veterans’ Day Spectacular concert at 4 p.m. on Nov. 11. Free admission.

• The Great Books discussion group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the browsing room of the New Cumberland Public Library, One Benjamin Plaza. Call 938-3494. • The Good Time Dance Club holds dances from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month - September through May — at the Stuart Center on Franklin Street in Carlisle. Dance lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. with guest instructors. The cost is $20 per couple or $120 for an annual membership. For information, visit • Open mic comedy night begins at 8 p.m. every Thursday at Doc Holliday’s, 110 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland. Sign up before 7:30 p.m. to perform. For more information, call 920-JOKE.

• The Carlisle Musical Arts Club will hold its monthly meeting and reception on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The reception will feature live music at the Carlisle YWCA. • Messiah College’s Student Activities Board hosts a free weekly concert series titled “Bsides,” the schedule is as follows: Snowmine; Nov. 14, Donora; Nov. 28, Ami Saraiya; Dec. 5, Fort Lean. • Rick Christie with piano accompanyment by Jeff Vandeheijden will perform classic love songs from Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Frank Sinatra; and hope and praise songs from Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jamie Cortez at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cumberland Valley in Boiling Springs. There is no admission, but a free will offering will be taken to benefit The Somaly Mam Foundation. • Dickinson College will present a Noonday

Concert featuring students in the performancestudies program at noon at Nov. 15. • The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will play a child-friendly concert at the Carlisle Theatre Nov. 17 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. • Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre will present Sunny Side Bluegrass and The Circa Blue Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17. Admission is $13, children under the age of 12 are free. For more information call 762-4711 or visit • Dickinson College Choir and Orchestra will present a concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 and at 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts. • The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will play a concert of “Audience Favorites” Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. the performance will be held at the Carlisle Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. Children under 12 are free. • The Susquehanna Chorale will host the annual Youth Choral Festival on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Forum in Harrisburg. Call 533-7859 or visit for more information. • The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. For more information visit or call 214-ARTS. • Jake Shimabukuro, a Ukulele virtuoso, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Sunoco Perfomance Theater at the Whitaker Center, 225 Market St., Harrisburg. • Dickinson College will present a Noonday Concert featuring students in the performancestudies program at noon at Nov. 29. • Folk icon Arlo Guthrie will be performing at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. For more information visit or call 214-ARTS. • Dickinson Collegium Holiday Concert will be held at the Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. at Dec. 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Event information can be submitted via email to, by mail, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or by fax at 243-3121. For more information, visit

Art • Whitaker Center will present the free art exhibition, “Calculated Transformations” by Tara Chickey through Nov. 8. The exhibition will be located on two levels along the curved lobby walls of Whitaker Center, and is available to the public during regular hours of operation. For more information visit or contact Deborah Peters, Exhibits Manager and Curator at 7243872. • Carlisle Arts Learning Center presents “New Works” featuring paintings by Patricia Walach Keough and Ceramics by Kurt Brantner on exhibit through Nov. 10.

• Carlisle Arts Learning Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a mARTini Auction on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature music of Mad Men, food, drinks and art to be sold in both live and silent auctions. Tickets are $75. • Dickinson College will present Legacy: Recent Acquisitions at The Trout Gallery from Nov. 10 through March 23. The Trout Gallery is located in the Weiss Center for the Arts and its hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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• Dickinson College will present Senior Studio-Art Seminar: Works in Progress Nov. 27 through Dec. 7 at the Goodyear Gallery in the Goodyear Building on campus. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. • Scrap metal artist Edward D. Baltzell’s work will be on display at the Learning Commons on HACC’s Gettysburg Campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road through the fall of 2012.

Allenberry Playhouse gears up for the Christmas season with its new show, “A Boogie Woogie Christmas,” which opens Nov. 14.


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See reviews for the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall” and “Starlet.” Also see what is playing at area movie theaters this weekend.

50 N. Cameron St. Harrisburg, 221-1080 Thursday, Nov. 8: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at 8 p.m., $7 cover Friday, Nov. 9 Brother Jocephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra at 8 p.m., $7 cover

Market Cross Pub & Brewery 113 N.Hanover St. Carlisle,258-1234 Friday, Nov. 9: Live comedy show, 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Indian Summer Jars, 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15: Thirsty Thursday Open Jam with Gary Brown, 8 to 11 p.m.

On the cover: Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Skyfall.”

Theater • Oyster Mill Playhouse presents its final show for the 2012 season, the comedy “My Three Angels.” The show runs through Nov. 18. Tickets are $14. • Hershey Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical through 11. Visit or call 534-3405 for more information. • Messiah College’s theatre department presents “The Phantom,” which will run Nov. 8 through 18. Tickets cost $11, or $7 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 691-6036 or visit • West Perry High School will present “Witness for the Prosecution” Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or online at • Chambersburg Community Theatre

presents the psychological thriller “Bad Seed,” running Nov. 9 through 18. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children 5 and younger. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www. or call 263-0202. • Center Stage Opera presents a staged production of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 S. 22nd St., Camp Hill. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at all venues, and $30 for groups of 15 and more. For more information or call 774-4352. • The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company will present “A Candlelight Nutcracker” at 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 11 at the Wood Center of the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. The event will feature a suite of dances from the Nutcracker, as well as light re-

freshments and for young guests, a photograph with the Ballet’s star dancer. Tickets are $10; to purchase, call 264-0308. • Oyster Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for “Funny Money” on Nov. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. • Dickinson College will present “Five Under Forty: Dance Works by Five Emerging Female Choreographers,” at the Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building. Performance dates are: 8 p.m. Nov. 16; 8 p.m. Nov. 17; and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $7 or $5 with student ID. • Shippensburg University will present “The Santaland Diaries” from Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. The story comes from comedy writer David Sedaris and tells the account of his experience working as a Macy’s department store elf. Tickets are available online through ship.ticketleap. com.

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• Camp Hill Presbyterian Church will host Kathryn Calley Galitz, curator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a lecture on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. The illustrated lecture is entitled “The Shock of the New: Impressionism and Modern Life.”


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• Paxtang Art Association will celebrate 60 years in the arts with an art show and sale Nov. 16-18. The show will featurebe held at the Paxtang Firehouse. Admission to the show is free, and a “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Nov. 16 from 6-10 p.m. For more information visit • The Whitaker Center and The Art Association of Harrisburg will present a free art exhibition, A Celebration of the Seven Lively Artists, Nov. 16 through Jan. 25. The works from this popular painting group, “The Seven Livelies,” will be located along the curved lobby walls of Whitaker Center and available to the public during regular hours of operation.

MUSIC | D4-5

See a review of Three Dog Night’s concert at the Luhrs Center last week. Also, the Associated Press reviews Aerosmith’s new album, “Dimension.”

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• Needle felting sculptor Bonnie T. Shaw will be the Artist in Action at the Village Artisans Gallery on Nov. 10 from 1-4 p.m.


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Music Review

Aerosmith’s new ‘Dimension’ same old story Borrowing from its overwrought pop ballads of recent years does “Music” no favors. ■

BY PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press

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In the decade since Aerosmith last released an album of new material, the band survived a nearbreakup after 40 years as classic rock’s preening and persevering hitmakers, while Steven Tyler became an “American Idol” judge and did Burger King commercials. Said a collective nation: “Sure, why not.”

Now comes “Music from Another Dimension!” — the first Aerosmith output since 2001’s “Just Push Play,” which was forgettable even by the band’s own standard of wringing a handful of singles from each album. “Music” likely won’t fare better on the radio — and even if it does, that’s not necessarily a compliment. But Aerosmith can be mostly proud of this trip down many

memory lanes. There’s a head-bopping rudeness to the dirty riff that kicks off the opener, “LUV XXX,” and “Street Jesus” starts with a strutting Joe Perry lick that harkens back to the band’s creative heyday. That much is explainable: Back for this pseudo-comeback is producer Jack Douglas, who was behind 1970s monsters like “Toys in the Attic” that propelled the band to superstardom. It’s too bad Aerosmith didn’t stick to rehashing that era. Because borrowing from its overwrought pop ballads of recent years does “Music” no favors,

particularly Tyler’s bland country duet with Carrie Underwood on “Can’t Stop Loving You.” The new album is really just tunes from different Aerosmith eras. The trick is navigating the album to the right ones. CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: The dour “Another Long Goodbye,” co-written by Desmond Child, shows that Tyler still has chops when he reaches for haunting instead of sappy at the piaAssociated Press no. The beginning plinks are straight from “Dream Aerosmith, “Music from Another Dimension!” On,” but it’s worth stick- (Columbia Records) ing with to the end.

Bruno Mars: ‘SNL’ can call me whenever they want By MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press

NEW YORK — Bruno Mars’ recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live” was more like “Saturday Night Fever”: He says he had so much fun hosting the show, he’d be happy to do it again. “Whatever ‘SNL’ wants from me, they can always call me,” the smiling 27year-old said in an interview. “I don’t know who told them I can act or anything ‘cause I can’t. I don’t know what they saw. (But) whatever they need from me, they can get.” The singer-songwriter’s Oct. 20 appearance as host and musical guest gave the NBC variety show its second best ratings this season behind last week’s episode, hosted by comedian Louis C.K.

Mars was praised for his hilarious and silly sketches, particularly one skit where he did impersonations of other musicians as a live fillin at Pandora when the company’s computers crashed. “It was kind of a way for me to face my fears and just let it all hang loose, literally,” he sa i d , l a u g h i n g . “People don’t understand that they’re changing things right before the show, so you can’t memorize lines because they’re going to change it. They cut sketches and it’s an amazing operation. I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.” The Grammy winner says he watched the show days after it aired live, and t h a t ’s w h e n

things started to sink in, especially seeing himself dressed as a woman. “I was like, ‘Oh my god,’” he said, adding with a laugh: “Called my mom, ‘Mom!’” The “SNL” success is giving Mars a boost as he

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Three Dog Night performance appeals to wide audience By Andrew Carr The Sentinel

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Three Dog Night performed last week at the Luhrs Center in Shippensburg to a nearly sold out crowd. Band member Danny Hutton said, “Sometimes you feel like the people are waiting, they are judging the performance, and this audience didn’t feel like that at all,” he said. “They got up, some were dancing, it was just great.”

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For fans young and old, 1970s iconic Grammy-nominated artists Three Dog Night filled the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will their greatest hits, greatest misses and even some new material on Nov. 2. The band, consisting of founding members Danny Hutton and Cory Wells on lead vocals, as well as original keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon and guitarist Michael Allsup, were joined by Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) unleashing their arsenal of hits on the audience. The band entered the nearly sold out Grove Theatre to an amazing light show, beginning with the song “Family of Man,” which set the tone for the rest of the show. They continued with a smattering of greatest hits including “One Man Band,” “Black and White, “Never Been to Spain” and “Shambala.” As a child I can recall listening to a cassette tape of the band’s greatest hits on long car rides to summer vacation destinations, and hearing those songs played live brought back a flood of memories. As Hutton told The Sentinel in a previous interview, “I guarantee you that after an hour and 20 minutes, we will have played some kind of genre of music that the audience likes. If you like the records, we sound like the records,” and he was right on the money. The band continued to play songs with their harmonizing vocals and Wells filling in on guitar and sometimes bass. The set list continued with “Out in the Country, “Easy to be Hard,” and “Old Fashioned Love Song.” “We are pretty lucky, we had 21 top 40 hits in a row,” said Hutton in the previous interview. “It’s very eclectic, we have been on the country charts, rhythm and blue charts, the rock charts, all the charts, and we even did a classical album with the London Symphony Orchestra. Our music is all over the place.” Wells and Hutton would joke around on stage between songs,

sometimes relating to the audience stories about the time the song was recorded. Wells related the story about “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” which was written by Randy Newman, saying it was one of his favorites. Hutton told the audience that they were going to play some songs that were not greatest hits, as well as new material. “These songs weren’t any of our top 10 or top 5 or top anything,” said Wells on stage. They continued with “One is the Loneliest Number,” “It Ain’t Easy,” “Heart of Blues,” and “Liar.” One of their most notable songs “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)” was played, with the band halting midsong. Wells explained that he posed a challenge to the musicians to try to bring the song into the 21st century, since it had been recorded in the late 1970s, which led to a rap medley, with Wells on stage wearing a sideways cap and singing “That’s the way I Like It,” “Attitude,” and “Pants on the Ground.” From there, the band continued with original material including “Landing in London” and a new a cappella song “Prayer For the Children,” with a big standing ovation finish for arguably their greatest hit, “Joy To the World.” Backstage, Hutton said being their first time at the Luhrs Center, the band enjoyed playing the theater, saying the sound and lights were excellent. He also said the audience reaction was exactly what was expected. “Sometimes you feel like the people are waiting, they are judging the performance, and this audience didn’t feel like that at all,” he said. “They got up, some were dancing, it was just great.” The Luhrs Center continues to bring quality entertainment to the Shippensburg area, with Roger Hodgson, lead singer of Supertramp playing Nov. 9. According to Mark Bodenhorn, Director of Marketing and Administrative Services, four new shows will be announced and added to the 20122013 line-up on Nov. 24. Tickets and information on upcoming events can be found at the center’s website at

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Love of holiday, romantic love, fill Allenberry Christmas Show From left to right: Lauren Ballard, Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas, Stephanie Peterson and John Butts rehearse their Christmas carols on Tuesday afternoon under the direction of Nick Werner at Allenberry Playhouse in preparation for their upcoming Christmas show.

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The elves are gone; romance and nostalgia are in. For the past two years, the mischievous creatures shared the stage of Allenberry Playhouse’s Christmas shows along with the human members of the Piper Family. This year, the emphasis is on the human, says playwright Jackie Heinze. “A Boogie Woogie Christmas,” the 2012 show, continues the story of the Yuletide-loving family. But it goes back

in time, from the present to World War II, and back again. “The show takes a kind of ‘Princess Bride’ approach,” says Roque Berlanga, artistic director of Allenberry who is staging the production. “It’s also a show within the show, in which an Andrew Sisters-like group performs their music, including ‘All I Want for Christmas.’” In “Boogie Woogie,” the lights go out Christmas Eve. To pass the time, Gabriel Piper, the family patriarch, tells his grandson about how his own parents met at a USO club on Christmas Eve in 1943, when the great-

grandfather was a fighter pilot. “The great-grandmother is one of the Sutherland Sisters, a singing group that has the same sound and quality as the Andrew Sisters,” says Heinze. “The play follows each of the Sisters, about their lives and loves. World War II was a period I wasn’t familiar with, and it was fascinating to learn about.” Her inspiration was a book by Larry King, the talk-show host, who interviewed and shared stories of couples who met during the war. “It was a dark time in which no family went

unscathed, but so much love came out of it” says Heinze. “And it was an intense and pure-boiled love, because life came down to what was the most important, soldiers having women back home to love.” In another departure from previous Christmas shows at Allenberry, the music is “very classic,” according to Heinze. Although it was hard to fit all of it within the 1943 era, she said she “cheated” only a few times — using songs from a few

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Sophie Reusswig, 9, left, and her sister Emily Reusswig, 12, right, rehearse.

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In Focus “A Boogie Woogie Christmas” runs from Nov. 14-Dec. 23, with performances Tuesday-Sundays, at Allenberry Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs. For reservations for the show (and Murder Mystery Weekends), call 258-3311, or visit allenberry. com.

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years later. “There’s a lot of swing and Big Band, and really classic carols,” she says. “But I also discovered songs I didn’t know. I spent a lot of time researching the music to find the perfect songs for the story.” Among these are “Jing-a-Ling” and “Rootin’ Tootin’.” And there are the familiar “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The cast features Michael Hudson Heath as Gabriel; Andrew Thomas as Hank; Jon Butts as Roy; Ryan Roets as Eddie; Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas as Trixie; Lauren Ballard as Violet; Stephanie Peterson as Louise; Lynn O’Shaughnessy as Betty; and Rebecca Hayes as the Ensemble. This is the fifth year that Heinze has written the holiday play for Allenberry (as well as its Murder Mystery Weekends). “I love writing Christmas shows,” she says. “But it feels nice to go to a different time and to romanticize it. And in this intense time for this coun-

try, we could use some escape.” The themes of love conquering all even in wartime, of nostalgically travel back in time, may seem “adult.” But the playwright assures families that there’s a lot to appeal to youngsters in “Boogie Woogie Christmas”: Jokes, campiness, tap dancing, and kids like themselves on stage. And, of course, the spirit of Christmas across the generations. The Andrews Sisters theme converges nicely with the opening show of the 2013 season at Allenberry. In “The Andrew Brothers,” (March 12April 7). When the famed female singers don’t show up for a USO Show, three brothers hilariously masquerade as them. Featured songs include “Bei Mir Bist du Schon” and “Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree.” Continuing through the spring is “A Candidate for Murder,” Allenberry’s 2012-2013 installment of the Murder Mystery Weekends. It traces the heated fictional race for Mayoralty of Boiling Springs — filled with sex scandals, shady dealings, corruption, blackmail and of course, murder.

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Guilt meets gluttony in weird ‘The Whale’ By JENNIFER FARRAR Associated Press

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This photo provided by Blake Zidell Associates are, from left, Joey Parsons, Robin Leslie Brown, Sean McNall and Jolly Abraham, in a scene from Charles Morey’s comedy, ‘Figaro,’ currently performing off-Broadway at The Pearl Theatre in New York.

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Theater Review

Satire ‘Figaro’ is irreverent, gleeful fun By JENNIFER FARRAR Associated Press

NEW YORK — Figaro was a character who spoke truth to power, with sharp humor as his best weapon. Thanks to playwright Charles Morey, we’re seeing his “Figaro-ian schemes” in a fresh light, in the Pearl Theatre Company’s sprightly presentation of Morey’s witty, irreverent sendup, titled simply, “Figaro.” Morey adapted his quipladen script from the original 18th-century social comedy by Beaumarchais, “Le Mariage de Figaro.” The Pearl’s broadly comical production, the first in their new off-Broadway home on far west 42nd Street, opened Sunday night in a well-acted, richly-costumed and colorful staging. The actors expertly dash and whirl around the stage, slamming doors and conspiring at cross-purposes, sometimes hiding in plain sight and, of course, eavesdropping at crucial moments while offering winks and asides to the audience. Beaumarchais was famous for mocking the wealthy and

privileged, often using wily servants to make the aristocrats appear foolish and easily manipulated. Scheming staffers are represented in “Figaro” by the title hero, (a jovially vigorous, engaging enactment by Sean McNall) and his quick-witted fiancee, lady’s maid Suzanne (played with confident bemusement and poise by Jolly Abraham.) Morey has peppered traditional dialogue with interjections of modern humor, neatly balanced by director Hal Brooks’ keen eye for farcical takes, both verbal and physical. Musing about a dark moment in his past, Figaro recalls, “The only way out was to join them and become a banker, a lawyer or a stockbroker. I took the only honorable path and became a thief.” Arrogant, philandering Count Almaviva (Chris Mixon, grotesquely made-up and pompously self-satisfied) determines to have his way with the bride-to-be of his servant, Figaro, on their wedding day, or else he will ban the wedding. In one of many selfreferential witticisms, Figaro bitterly recalls how he helped

the Count win his own wife, Rosina, saying “I’ll tell you it was pretty clever. You see... Ahhh, it would take an Italian Opera to describe it.” Joey Parsons is statuesque and commanding as Countess Rosina, sympathetic to the servants’ plight and fired up for revenge on her unfaithful husband. Parsons is comedically astute, fluttering her long arms like swan’s wings as she airily comments on each new hare-brained plot to defeat the Count with, “What could possibly go wrong?” Ben Charles is sweetly coy as naive, cross-dressing Cherubin, and Dan Daily and Robin Leslie Brown are maturely effective as a pair of spoiled aristocrats who will figure in the entwinement of various preposterous schemes. Brad Heberlee capably handles three essential roles, and Tiffany Villarin flits around bugeyed as dim-witted, adorable Fanchette. This “Figaro” is gleeful fun, and signals an auspicious start to The Pearl’s 29th season of presenting great plays from the classical repertory.

NEW YORK — There are some seriously messed-up issues with food in Samuel D. Hunter’s smart new play, “The Whale.” Hunter examines the way one man grasps at some kind of reconciliation and truth with his estranged family as he nears a death slowly self-inflicted by gluttony. This weirdly compelling, frequently funny play, which opened Monday night in its New York premiere by Playwrights Horizons, deals with guilt, religious rigidity and some bad parenting. Also Mormon jokes. Directed by Davis McCallum with no holds barred, Hunter’s scenario puts us inside the messy apartment of smelly, sweaty, morbidly obese Charlie, a most unlikely leading man, whose self-loathing, piggish habits and laborious private struggles are often unpleasant to watch. Yet Shuler Hensley, previous winner of Tony and Olivier Awards, does a remarkably affecting job as 600-pound Charlie, mocking and bitter. He hasn’t seen his ex-wife or now-teen-age daughter in 15 years, after coming out as gay and leaving them for a younger man, Alan, who later starved himself to death. Working as an online tutor, Charlie’s been over-eating ever since. Hensley, in a realistically wobbling fat suit, slowly heaves in place like an upended turtle, or hauls himself painfully around the stage. With Hensley’s quirky facial expressions and Hunter’s black-humored

dialogue, Charlie is gradually revealed as engaging, guilt-ridden and complex. Refusing to go to a hospital because he has no health insurance, Charlie’s medical care comes with nurturing/enabling by his good friend Liz, (a feisty Cassie Beck), who happens to be a nurse. After a chance visit by a young door-to-door Mormon missionary, Elder Thomas, (played with touching earnestness by Cory Michael Smith), Charlie hopes Thomas can resolve a mystery involving Alan’s death and the local Mormon church. As his health rapidly fails, Charlie begins persistently trying to connect with his estranged daughter, a hostile piece of work named Ellie. Reyna de Courcy blows the lid off her role as angry, bullying, 17year-old Ellie, whom Charlie finds wonderfully “amazing” because she’s smart and independent-minded. But she’s also cruel and manipulative, and de Courcy glowers and flounces around with relish as Ellie, who shuts down conversations with contemptuous interruptions like, “I’m bored!” and “Oh my God, stop talking!” Tasha Lawrence is tautly angry as Charlie’s now-alcoholic ex-wife, who misguidedly kept father and daughter apart, but is shocked and concerned to find him in such terrible health. Hunter brings these five characters together and has them interact in awkward yet unexpectedly impactful ways, with all of them (even Ellie) eventually revealing their desire to find connection and understanding.

Dirk Pitt fans will enjoy ‘Poseidon’s Arrow’ Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew are back to save the world in the Cussler (Clive and son Dirk) family’s latest adventure, “Poseidon’s Arrow.” The government has secretly created a submarine capable of moving through the water at over 100 miles an hour. Stocked with advanced weaponry and almost stealthlike abilities, this new submarine will dominate the seas.

Then the prototype is stolen and the inventor is found dead. Pitt and his wife are enjoying a sailboat cruise when a freighter crashes into them. They barely escape, and soon discover the crew of the freighter that slammed into them is nowhere to be found. Pitt and his team have to once again save the day because it appears that a traitor high up in government wants to thwart their every move. Cussler fans know what to expect when they pick

up one of his novels — a rollicking adventure with much banter and derringdo. The Dirk Pitt novels are the mainstay of Cussler’s vast empire. The last few novels have been written with his son, and the stories have become more of a family affair with Dirk Pitt Sr. taking over NUMA and his son and daughter tackling the field investigations. Since he now has a desk job, it has become a bit of a stretch to keep him operating in the field. The novels usually rely

heavily on history, and this time it’s more about the future of marine technology rather than a quest for a past artifact. The previous novels also had so much material it felt like reading three books in one package. Now the formula has become a bit bloated and padded. However, Cussler fans will still grab this one. It’s no “Inca Gold,” but it’s one of the better ones in the series written with Dirk Cussler.

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World War II, and the book doubles as a history of the conflict. Shocked by the swift fall of Singapore — Churchill called it “the greatest disaster in our history” — he was buoyed less than nine months later by the tide-turn-

ing victory at El Alamein. Along with the battles, the authors provide vivid accounts of the prime minister’s meetings with Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, where we see Churchill’s role diminish to that of third fiddle

among the Big Three as his concerns about the Soviet dictator’s designs on eastern Europe prove to be prophetic. Throughout the book, Churchill comes across as a man of action, an energetic leader with an indomitable spirit whose strength and vitality belie his age. His prodigious drinking and late-night work schedule didn’t appear to hamper his effectiveness, and the authors reject the notion that he suffered from depression, or what Churchill called the “black dog.” He found the war “exhilarating,” viewing it as “the supreme chapter” of his life. He was drawn to the battlefield; he sought to get close to the action at critical times such as D-Day and eagerly visited anti-aircraft crews and bombed-out sections of

London during the Blitz. But his words proved to be his mightiest weapons, inspiring Britons when they fought alone. His tribute to his nation’s fighter pilots who won the Battle of Britain — “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” — retains its power today. “Certainly he demonstrated that powerful words could alter the course of history,” the authors write. Readers who might be put off by the length of this doorstop of a book need not worry. This is popular history at its most readable and absorbing. It captures the drama of the war years and the leading players while providing a balanced and memorable portrait of the man viewed by many as the 20th century’s greatest statesman.

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The long-awaited third and last volume of William Manchester’s masterful biography of Winston Churchill covers the final 25 years of the subject’s life — nearly as long as it took to research and write the book. It was worth the wait. Even if it had ended in 1940, Churchill’s career was remarkable enough to justify the first two volumes that span a neglected childhood, a search for glory on the battlefield and years in the political wilderness in which he warned his countrymen about the looming threat in Nazi Germany. For most of us, however, the years before he was appointed prime minister in 1940 merely set the stage for the Churchill we

remember: the bulldoglike leader who inspired Britain during its darkest days when Hitler was master of Europe and the island nation stood alone. Manchester had finished the research for “Defender of the Realm” when he suffered a stroke and in 2003 asked his friend, journalist Paul Reid, to complete the project. Manchester died less than two months after Reid came onboard. All told, it took more than 20 years for the nearly 1,200-page book to see the light of day. Happily, the collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect. The focus, of course, is

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Bond is better than ever in ‘Skyfall’ By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press

To borrow a line from Depeche Mode, death is everywhere in “Skyfall.” James Bond’s mortality has never been in such prominent focus, but the demise of the entire British spy game as we know it seems imminent, as well. Still, this 23rd entry in the enduring James Bond franchise is no downer. Far from it: simultaneously thrilling and meaty, this is easily one of the best entries ever in the 50-year, 23-film series, led once again by an actor who’s the best Bond yet in Daniel Craig. So many of the elements you want to see in a Bond film exist here: the car, the tuxedo, the martini, the exotic locations filled with gorgeous women. Adele’s smoky, smoldering theme song over the titles harkens to the classic 007 tales of the 1960s, even as the film’s central threat of cyberterrorism, perpetrated by an elusive figure who’s seemingly everywhere and can’t be pinned down, couldn’t be more relevant. And yet “Skyfall” seems like it could stand on its own perhaps more than most Bond movies. In the hands of director Sam Mendes, it almost feels like a reinvention; he has said making “Skyfall” left him “knackered,” but audiences will leave feeling invigorated. And with Mendes collaborating once again with the great cinematographer Roger Deakins, it’s definitely the most gorgeous. Deakins, who also shot Mendes’ “Jarhead” and “Revolutionary Road,”

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Below: Daniel Craig, left, and Javier Bardem in a scene from the film “Skyfall.” Bardem portrays Raoul Silva, one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films.

provides a varied array of looks, all of them dazzling. The MI6 headquarters, which must be moved to a hidden underground location following a vicious attack, have a crisp and stylish industrial-loft chic about them. The rugged hills of Scotland, where the final battle occurs at Bond’s ancestral home, are both wondrous and imposing; by this point in the film, “Skyfall” extends beyond the familiar confines of a spy thriller and becomes a flat-out Western. It’s a bold move. But the most beautiful sequence of all plays out in an empty office space in a Shanghai skyscraper: a mesmerizing mix of cool glass surfaces, delicate projected images and bold color, reminiscent of the lush hues in Mendes’ “Road to Perdition.” Within this precise set-

ting, Mendes knows well enough to let the handto-hand combat between Bond and a sniper unfold without the kind of needless edits that unfortunately have become so popular in action films these days. Bond being Bond, he can still get himself out of any dangerous situation; the opening chase, which begins in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and ends in impossibly daring fashion

on top of a hurtling train, is a marvel of timing and choreography. Conversely, he can also talk himself into situation, as he does when he seduces the beautiful and dangerous Severine (Berenice Marlohe) after meeting her in a Macau casino. But Bond’s vulnerability — dare we say, his weakness at times — makes him a much more complicated and captivating figure. He’s not always total-

ly smooth and slick. The work is taking a physical and psychological toll. Muscular and sexy as Craig is, he looks beatup and worn-out here, which adds what feels like an unprecedented sense of depth to a character we thought we’d known so well for so long. Three films into the series and Craig owns this iconic role by now, with his stoic cool and willingness to explore a dark side. This time, James Bond must try and protect his no-nonsense boss, M, from what feels like a very personal attack, even as it seems that she may not necessarily be protecting him in return. The always whip-smart and dignified Judi Dench gets to explore her character’s hidden fears in the script from Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, which adds some unex-

pected and welcome layers to her performance, as well. Ralph Fiennes, as M’s new superior, questions her ability to lead this aging behemoth of an agency in an increasingly unstable environment; at the same time, Ben Whishaw provides some welcome, subtle humor as young gadget guru Q, whose modern-day specialty is computer hacking. And then there is Javier Bardem, who pretty much steals this entire movie away from these esteemed and formidable actors. He is, totally unsurprisingly, tremendous as the villainous Silva, the former MI6 agent getting his revenge against this staid, old-fashioned organization in high-tech, ultra-efficient ways that make him seem unstoppable. Like so many Bond bad guys, he wants world domination through orchestrated chaos. But he approaches the role with a mix of effeminate flamboyance and cold-blooded menace. He’s hilarious and terrifying — and that’s just in the beautifully shot monologue in which he introduces himself with touches of The Joker in “The Dark Knight” and Bardem’s own Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men.” Ultimately, the reports of James Bond’s death are greatly exaggerated. Fifty years later, nobody does it better. “Skyfall,” a Columbia Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking. Running time: 143 minutes. Four stars out of four.

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‘Starlet’ rooted by strong sense of place By JOHN DeFORE

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A mismatched-friends drama whose overall sensitivity is belied by a couple of clumsily contrived plot points, Sean Baker’s “Starlet” pairs story and setting perfectly. Set in California’s San Fernando Valley where, according to production designer Mari Yui and high-def director of photography Radium Cheung, primary colors simply do not exist, the film is as pale as its protagonist’s blonde hair — distractingly so, though the look does suit a film about seeking connection in a soulless world. Dree Hemingway plays Jane, a frighteningly skinny 21 year old who finds $10,000 rolled up in a Thermos bought at a yard sale. Conscience-struck, she tries to return the loot to the ornery 85

year old who sold it to her, but Sadie (Besedka Johnson) won’t even let her get a sentence out. “I told you, no refunds!” she shouts, slamming the door in Jane’s face. Johnson’s performance received special recognition on the festival circuit, and if the nod comes partly because it’s the actress’ latein-life acting debut, it probably didn’t hurt that Johnson is admirably committed to this sketchy premise, rebuffing Jane’s inquiries with such baffling ferocity that the girl has to stalk her way into Sadie’s life. Hemingway finds soul in a vacant-looking character, a girl whose passive acceptance of the sleaze around her (like her drugabusing roommates’ lifestyle) makes her seem unlikely to pursue a friendship both challenging and far outside her world. Starlet is the

Broadway’s most intriguing, most thrilling, most riotous comedy smash! The talented cast plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure!

name of Jane’s Chihuahua, but the movie’s title hints at the way Jane and her friends make their living; the script is slow to reveal details, but Baker’s camera doesn’t flinch when it’s time to show the character going to work, and this part of Jane’s life is a provocative counterpoint to scenes in which she ferries Sadie to the grocery store and sits playing Bingo with her. The elder woman has her own secrets, and viewers may come to accept her initially outrageous behavior as a natural response to deep pain. But “Starlet,” thankfully, keeps armchair psychology to a minimum, and is best when these two women (and the dog) are alone in the frame, trying to be human beings in a place where humanity can be a liability. “Starlet,” a Music Box release, is not rated. 107 minutes.

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