'A Little Night Music' plays on Evergreen lawn tonight...

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June 20, 1993|By J. Wynn Rousuck

'A Little Night Music' plays on Evergreen lawn tonight, next 0) weekend

As is its custom, Theatre Hopkins is concluding its season with an al fresco production -- in this case, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music," directed by Todd Pearthree. The 1973 Tony Award-winning musical is based on the Ingmar Bergman film, "Smiles of a Summer Night."

Performance times are 6:15 p.m. tonight, June 26 and 27, on the lawn of Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St. The grounds open at 4:30 p.m. for picnics. One indoor performance will be held at 2:15 p.m. July 4 in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12; children under 6 are admitted free. Call (410) 516-7159.

@ Peter Dubeau paints dreamlike, somewhat surrealistic scenes which memory mingles with -- what? Desire or dread, hope or regret, we're never quite sure. But these images reverberate in the consciousness, and, although they are the creations of the artist's mind, they seem oddly familiar. In Mia Halton's paintings, we're in quite a different world, one of jangling juxtapositions, of confused but optimistic muddling-through, of making the best of an imperfect world.

These two artists will share the Holtzman Gallery at Towson State University beginning Friday as part of the university's annual arts festival. The exhibit runs through July 31 in the Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives. Call (410) 830-2796.

John Dorsey Props are nothing new for Peter Gabriel. Back in the '70s,

when he fronted Genesis -- Phil Collins was just the drummer then -- he'd don elaborate costumes for set pieces like "Watcher of the Skies" or "Musical Box." And while those outfits would seem kind of corny by contemporary standards, they were considered quite theatrical at the time.

But times change, and so have Gabriel's production values. So instead of funny hats and low-tech props, the show he'll be bringing to the Capital Centre Tuesday is reputed to be just the sort of spectacle one would expect of the MTV era, filled with laser lights, dancing girls and a host of video-derived images.

And somewhere along the way, he'll also perform selections from his new album, "Us."

Show time is 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. Call (410) 481-7328.

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J. D. Considine

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