movies Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor. The man who...

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December 22, 1990|By LOU Cedrone | LOU Cedrone,By the Evening Sun Staff

movies Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor. The man who began as a mass of muscles proves in ''Kindergarten Cop'' he can do a role that calls for both comedy and drama. And the film is as good as he is. In it, Schwarzenegger, right, plays an undercover cop who poses as a kindergarten teacher to persuade a woman to act as a witness against a murderer. Penelope Anne Miller co-stars. Violence, language, sex. Rating: PG-13. *** Baltimore actor Wil Love is reprising his superb performance -- for the fourth year -- as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stunning production of "A Christmas Carol" staged by Thunderbird Limited at The Center in Chambersburg, Pa. Directed by noted Baltimore actor Carl Schurr, the play features snow, music, a splendid pop-up-book setting of Victorian England and local actors Susan Duvall, Christopher Tickner and Sandra Sorenson. 285 E. Queen St. Tickets: $11, $12. (717) 267-0383.

Music

Ernest Imhoff

Calvin Hill, below, former Dallas Cowboy running back and now a Baltimore Oriole executive, will narrate "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev in a family holiday concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at 10 a.m. today at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program, with associate conductor Chosei Komatsu leading the BSO, will also include excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and other pieces. Tickets are $6 at the box office. ''Dick Tracy'' isn't going to look as good on the small screen as it did on the big screen, but it's still worth a look, if only for the imaginative use of color and cartoon sets. Warren Beatty is Tracy, and Madonna is the cabaret singer who briefly lights up dTC his life. Al Pacino is the bad guy who wants Tracy out of the way. Violence. Rating: PG. **

TV

Steve Mckerrow

When you've been over-schmaltzed by "It's a Wonderful Life," the other holiday obligation for many people is to catch a performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet. And one of the best to be seen on TV is coming up tomorrow on Maryland Public Television (and again Monday and on Christmas Day). At 7:30 p.m., the American Ballet Theatre performs Mikhail Baryshnikov's choreography to the familiar Tchaikovsky score. Baryshnikov, above, dances the part of The Nutcracker and Gelsey Kirkland is Clara, the girl whose Christmas dreams come to life.

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