W H A T TO D O ? WHERE T O G O ? Entertainment For The Entire Family
Spotlight On Summer Theatre on Long Island
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN,
which was describedby one critic
as, " the only play in town. . . go
see it," will be presented at the
Mineola Playhouse under the aus-picies
of the Theatre Society of
Long Island, for one week only beginning
August 27 and running
through September 1. This frothy
little sex comedy, was written
by Pulitizer Prize winner, Frank
D. Gilroy, and will star Barry
Nelson, Julie Newmar, and James
20th Century is excited enough
about the Gilroy plot to give it the
*% lg star" treatment when they
begin filming THE ONLY GAME
IN TOWN in September starring
Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor.
Las Vegas, better known as
" gambler's land," sets the scene
for this popular, truthful, and
sometimes touching comedy. The
story, itself, revolves around a
showgirl who is dancing in the
chorus line of a night club on the
Strip; her boy friend, a piano
player, who thumps out his job
in one of the downtown joints;
and a rich, married, San Francisco
tycoon, whose mistress the
girl has been. Commenting on the
play, author, Frank Gilroy said,
" It's about two people who drift
into love and commitment in Las
Vegas." Broadway critics called
it, " A tingling triangle in the invigorating
atmosphere of sun,
sand and sin."
Immediately following THE
ONLY GAME IN TOWN, will be
Woody Allen's explosively funny,
cascade of looney merriment,
DONT DRINK THE WATER,
starring Sam Levene and Mar-jorie
Lord. DONT DRINK THE
WATER, which happily convulsed
Broadway audiences for 18
mDirths, will run at the Mineola
Playhouse from September 3 thru
The Mineola Playhouse, now on
vacation, will remain closed
through August 26. However, for
theatre- goers' convenience, the
Playhouse, box office remains
open Monday thru Saturday, from
10 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Tickets may be reserved by
calling ( 516) PI 1- 3353 or ( 212)
AX 1- 5551. For groups of 30
or more please call Group Sales
at ( 516) CH 8- 5620 or ( 212) AX
1- 5550. Prices range from $ 5.90
to $ 3.50.
Dance to Name Bands at RMera
Bernie Mann, the leader of
the All American Bartd who happens
to double as the co- owner
and host of the Riviera in Man-hasset
Bay, Port Washington,
Long Island, now considers himself
a talent scout of no small
A few weeks back, Mann
brought a young vocalist in named
Q. Williams. He was intrigued
with the unusual phrasing and
vocal timbre that Williams projected.
With recording dates
looming for the All American
Band in the fall, Mann made the
decision that he needed an unusual
male singing star with the
band, and so an arrangement
with Williams was consummated.
On August2, Williams made his
debut at the Riviera. In the
parlance of show business he sang
up a storm. His natural beat
pulsated through the large room,
and by the time he had finished
his second song, he had garnered
rapt attention at each and every*
This week Bernie and Michey
Mann, the brother team who run
the Riviera, have rewarded Williams
with a weekend in the spotlight.
The All American Band
plays for dancing Friday evening,
August 23rd and Saturday evening,
August 24th. Both nights
Williams will be belting out his
own brand of extraordinary vocal
Complete dinners range from
$ 5.00 to $ 7.50. Those who wish
to come for listening and dancing
only are required to pay a small
music charge of $ 2.00 on Friday
nights and $ 3.00 on Saturday
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
10 a. m.
Archery Tournament for all
archers, Wantagh County Park.
11 a. m. 2 p. m.
Jack and the Beanstalk,
children's Musical Theatre,
Westbury Music Fair.
1: 30 p. m.
Teen Dance, Cantiague Park,
2 p. m.
Archery Contest, ages ten to
14 Cantiague Park, Hicksville.
8: 30 p. m.
Films about the Ballet, Summer
Film Festival, Massape-qua
Public Library's Bar
Harbour Building. ' A Dancer's
World', Martha Graham, ' The
Magic Fiddle", Norwegian
Ballet and ' Ballet Girl'.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
9 a. m.
Singles Tennis Tournaments,
ages 13- 18, Cantiague Park,
10 a. m. Jones Beach Fishing Pier
2 p. m. Captree Park Overlook
Pier on Fire Island. Fishing
clinic, natural marine baits,
parry boat bottom fishing, blue,
snapper fishing, surf and stripped
8: 30 p. m.
Folk Night: ' Many Sides' and
' Winken, Blinken & Nod', Wantagh
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
1: 30 p. m.
Puppet Show - ' Hiawatha' Whit-'
ney Pond Mannas set Valley
8: 30 p. m.
Lyric Theatre of NY ' La
Boheme', Wantagh Park
MONDAY, AUGUST 26
6 p; m.
Beginner Diving Exhibition,
Ages 12- 17, Wantagh County
" Musk / Hon' of Westbury
Belgian- born chanteuse Mo-nique
Van Vooren is starring
as the tart- with- a- heart in " Irma
La Douce" at the Wedgewood
Dinner Theater in Glen Cove.
Last performance Sunday, August
With " Seventy- Six Trombones"
leading the way, the Lee
Guber- Shelly Gross production of
Meredith Wilson's B'way musical
comedy hit, " The Music Man,"
starring John Raitt, marches on
to the stage of the Westbury
Music Fair, Westbury, L. I.,
Tues eve, Aug 27, thru Sun,
Raitt will be playing the glib
tongued " Prof. Harold Hill," the
loveable rogue who makes it
his business to dazzle smalltown
people into letting him form
a boys band and then make off
with the monev given him for instruments,
" The Music Man" ran in New
York from 1957 through the
Spring of 1961, placing it among
the top ten musical hits of American
stage history with a total
of 1,376 performances.
" The Music Man" is loaded
with tunes that are still favorites.
Such lilting melodies as " Goodnight
Ladies", " Till There Was
You", the hilarious " Shipoopi"
and the rousing " Seventy- Six
Trombones," are among many.
Featured in the Westbury
Music Fair production is a multi-talented
cast which includes
Linda Michelle as Marion the
Librarian, Jack Goode, Art Wallace,
Maggie Task and The
Revelers. Larry Fuller staged
the entire production, with musical
direction by Milton Setzer.
Performances on Tues, Wed,
Thurs, & Sun start at 8: 30 PM.
The Fri performance is at 9: 30
PM with 2 shows on Sat at 5: 00
and 9: 30 PM. The matinee is on
Thurs at 2: 00PM. Special low
prices of $ 1. 2. & 3. are in effect
for opening night and the
Thurs matinee only. Call the
box- office ( 516) 333- 0533 for all
advance ticket reservations.
VIVACIOUS JOEY HEATHER-TON,
STAR OF " THE GOLD-DIGGERS,"
THE SUMMER TV
REPLACEMENT FOR THE
" DEAN MARTINSHOW," OPENS
A LIMITED ONE- WEEK ENGAGEMENT
AT THE WESTBURY
( LI) MUSIC FAIR, TUES
EVE, SEPT 3- 8, AS THE STAR
OF COLE PORTER'S B'WAY
MUSICAL COMEDY HIT, " CANCAN."
The County's Division of Recreation
and Parks will co- sponsor
a Children's Country Fair
on Saturday, August 24 at Salisbury
The Fair will feature contests
for the best homemade cookies,
cakes and candy; best knitting,
crocheting, sewing and embroidery;
in wood, leather, ceramics and
metal; and the best artwork in
oils, watercolors, and sketches.
There will also be a beauty contest
for girls aged five and under
to select " Miss Country Fair,
Jr.", a children's costume
parade with prizes for several
categories of costumes, an Indian
Marching Band from Levittown,
the HI- Lo Twirlers, a kite flying
contest and various carnival
' True country fairs have virtually
disappeared from this
area," Simins said. " This
annual event helps to showyoung-sters-
and even their pa rents-what
a real fair is. We hope it
will recapture the flavor of a
simpler era and encourage boys
and girls to make things with
The festivities will begin at
12: 30 PM near Parking Field
Field # 2. Following the contests
and games, there will be a Puppet
Show by the County Parks Puppet
troupe at 4 PM.
Prizes for all events have been
donated by Macy's,
Did you know that there was a Nassau County Bikeway? The northern route
has been finalized and plans are underway for a southern Nassau Bikeway.
Points of interest along the bikeway include Salisbury Park, Cantiague
Park, the State Fish Hatchery in Cold Spring Harbor, Christopher Morely
Park and Roslyn Park.
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