'Sesame Street' show at Baltimore Arena"Let's Play...

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September 16, 1990|By Kevin Brown

'Sesame Street' show at Baltimore Arena

"Let's Play School," a new live show featuring "Sesame Street" characters, will open for a five-day run at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baltimore Arena.

Led by "Professor Grover," who will take audiences singing and dancing through an imaginary day of school on Sesame Street, the show also features Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Bert and Ernie.

Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $10.50 and $8.50 and are available at all Hecht's stores, the Lyric Opera House, the Towson Center and the Baltimore Arena. Call 347-2010 for more

information. "Momma Don't," a gospel drama about a young mother who rediscovers her religious roots and conquers her addiction to cocaine, begins a one-week run at the Lyric on Tuesday.

"Momma Don't" features Ernest Hardin Jr.; Jackie Clark-Chisholm and Dorinda Clark-Cole, of the Clark Sisters; Lynette Hawkins Stephens of the Hawkins Family; and the Rev. Rance Allen.

Curtain times are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Sept. 23. Tickets are $12.50 to $21.50. For more information call 481-6000.

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J. Wynn Rousuck Western Maryland College in Westminster commences its Sundays of Note concert series at 2 p.m. today in Alumni Hall with a piano recital by David Buechner. Buechner, who was born and received his early training in Baltimore, is one of the best of this country's "thirtysomething" pianistic generation. He has won several important international prizes, but what is more important is that he has technique, passion and enough imagination to investigate areas of the repertory other pianists ignore.

His program today is evidence of the last of these traits. In addition to works of Bach, Chopin and Liszt, Buechner will perform the three "Mujeres Espanolas" of Joaquin Turina, one of the most important -- if underappreciated -- of 20th century keyboard composers, and three transcribed improvisations by the late, great jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

Information concerning tickets, priced at $5, subscriptions or directions may be obtained by calling the school at (301) 857-2265, or, from Baltimore, 876-2055, Ext. 265.

Stephen Wigler

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