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March 05, 1995|By J. Wynn Rousuck

New theater group debuts Friday

Baltimore's newest theater group, Performance Workshop Theatre Company, debuts Friday with the local premiere of Gilles Segal's "The Puppetmaster of Lodz," in the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Catonsville Community College, 800 S. Rolling Road. Set in the 1950s, the play tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who does not believe the war is over. Under the direction of Marlyn G. Robinson, the show will star Marc Horwitz in the title role and feature puppets designed by Pennsylvania's Mum Puppettheatre.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 25, with matinees at 2 p.m. March 12 and March 26. Tickets are $10. Discussion groups will be held after the matinees. For more information, call (410) 659-7830.

@ The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and its music director, Anne Harrigan, rarely fail at interesting programming, and their concert this Wednesday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium is no exception. Chris Dudley, one of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's superb trombonists, will perform the Trombone Concerto of the Danish composer-conductor Launy Grondahl. Harrigan and the BCO will also perform Mozart's Symphony No. 29, Darius Milhaud's jazzy and exciting "Le Creation du Monde" and Frank Zappa's "DuPree's Paradise." Tickets are $18 for general admission, $13 for students and senior citizens and $6.50 for children aged 6-12. For more information, call (410) 998-1022.

Stephen Wigler In "Jelly's Last Jam" -- which opens a one-week run Tuesday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. -- playwright and director George C. Wolfe transforms jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton into a tap dancer, played in this national touring production by Maurice Hines. The most daring aspect of the musical, however, is that it depicts Morton in a realistic but unfavorable light as a racist who spurned his black roots.

The show is set on the eve of Morton's death, when he is forced to defend his soul. Savion Glover reprises his Broadway role of the young Jelly. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $35. For more information, call (410) 494-2712.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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