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THE PONCHATOULA TIMSrg DECEMBER!: 1983 "Amahl" emphasizes giving By RICK SETTOON Cast members have been an- gather to both bringf0oc[and dance The opera will begin at nounced for the upcoming opera for the royal visitors, nights of Dec. land2 "'Amah', and the Night Visitors.'" After the kings are asleep, the Dec. 3 for a children's Produced by Scharmal Schrock mother tries to steal some of their matinee• General public and presented by the SLU Opera- treaouresto help her son. When the $4 for adults and $2 for Music Theatre Workshop in conjunc- kings forgive her for her act. Amahl six years of age. tionwith Music Etcetera. GianCarlo offers hiscruch as a gift to the infant In addition, special Menottfs Christmas special will tea- Jesus and goes off with the kings on formances for school ture performers for the event to be their pilgrimage, miraculously grades 1-8 will be held at staged Dec. 1-3 at the SLU Music cured. Dec. 12. The students Auditorium in Hammond. Menotti wrote both the libretto and busses to the auditorium , The lead role of "'Amahl," the music for "'Amahl and the Night mances. Admission is $2 i crippled son of a poor woman who is Visitors "' which was commissioned with the performances visited by three kings on their way to by, NBC-TV in 1951 and became the general public. see the newborn Christ. will be first opera composed for television. played by ll-year aid Charlie Hay - .... of Tickfaw. A student at Natalba Middle School and a member of t} i, -'--''--''--''-,'--'--''-'-''.-''--'--''--,'---''--,,,,' Fat's & Pat's Ambassadors and 4-H Club. he is tl" son of Benny and JoAnn Hayes Tic k fa w II Schrock, soprano, will play the ro | Lounge of Amahl's moher Director of tl" II SLU opera-msic theatre prograr, she has performed the role of tl" child's mother in previous produ tions of the opera in Texas and We Germany. "King Melchior" *.il] be played t SLU voice instructor Dr. Gordc Ohlsson. director of the Universi II E.T.'s Christmas tree Chorus and North Shore Char ll"." , Society'. Ohlsson, a baritone, pe The - owner of tlais Springfield visited one day and caused the (Photo byDuaneE. Harris) formed the role earlier at Hastin(  Christmas tree farm had a crooked strange growth. College in Hastings. Nebraska. II tree he fixed bv explaining that E.T. Lady lions set opener John Fulda of Amite, tenor, wi : " play, the role of "'King Kaspar." ill IAw o , 0000o00uo,o o,,00o do00o, €I=L,e . PEN UE-SAT By LARRY HYMEL ment, he currently, directs voc ill ]g I Idllllllll]l ." ." " .. .- • ; music at Amite High School. He wi .... be appearing in the opera with two  -'- RESTAURANT " SLU's Lady Lions open their basket- ' , s. I Happy h0u 5 7 b0,, season with a pair of home his daughters, Caryn and Jana. wh  Sharon e & Styned Glass OYSTER BAR 8, TAVERN r " games, hosting Xavier University' are members of the chorus. I Nov. 28 and Southern-New Orleans "King Balthazar." meanwhile, wi be played by Kyle Wilhite. soph, . . Tues-Sat Nov,30. at SLU." Wilhite. a Athletic Director Leo Jones said more bariton, \\; f L,ve enterta,nment . this week that it will be *'open house" mai°rs in voice and is amember,  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ec. oysters for the Lady, Lions' first two home theSLUC°ncerrCh°irHeisthesc =' yW Fr D 15 each  games, and the public wi,l be invited of A! and Syl,iathe Wilhite of "TI-Ne  Ever ed, ,8, Sat 2nd . cents freejonesOf charge.said that there will be open OrieanS,o,, ou, c0s, , ,  9: 3 0- Till games. Season tickets wi!I be mailed The plot centers on the travels ( 1 ..- - ...... the three kinqs, who are following  tOAliPurchaserSLadv Lion NOV.home26.games will have star to the site of Christ's birth Th Weinberger Rd. Ponchatoula a new starting time. 7 p.m.. this stop overnight with Amahl and h season, mother while neip]hboring shepherc Now you don't have to travel to New Orleans or Baton Rouge for 1st class entertainment & dining. "'G. Whillikers'" Hammond now has the finest, international award winning entertainment complexat the " Ramada Inn. Featunng lt class live entertainment in a posh but relaxed atmosphere. Treat -- Right __ V Hour Everyday 4:00- 7 : 0000 g Premium Liquor 1983 Wmner of the Ramad • International Award of Exce'llence ,... for outstanding achievement in [":, renov Members entilted to special discounts, yearly parties and other amenities " G. Whillikers & CO.  t V. !. P. Club I Name,,, "'"'" ' i IAddres" _ - 1 Busines" -I Please clip out and mail or drop by j t ° rec i;v;A; rBL ecbllS h iP ca rd Larry & Loretta LIVE . (j) ENTERTAINMENT NOW OPEN Banquets Excellent cuisine HOURS; MON-SAT Let our professionals odd the extra touch of class to your 8:30-1:30 . Outstanding Decor . Totally Remodeled Ramada inn 1 2500 Hwy. 51 By-Pass holiday parties. No matter what the occasion, we have the banquet rooms to to a accommodate from 30-300 in sheer elegance at reasonable rates. (Ask for Pat Roach) Ph. 542-1000 Hammond, LA. Restaurant open 24 hours