In the Sept. 28 Saturday section, Lea Gilmore was incorrectly listed as playing the role of Queenie in the TowsonTowne Dinner Theater production of "Show Boat." The role is being played by Sheila M. Ford. The Sun regrets the error.
Tuned up for new season "Cars, cars, cars, all over the world . . ." went an upbeat old Paul Simon song lyric, and the universal interest in motorized vehicles is the reason behind the success of "MotorWeek." The consumer-oriented series is produced at Maryland Public Television for weekly dissemination on PBS stations across the nation, and launches its 10th season today (5 p.m. on MPT). Host John Davis and crew take a look at the new 1992 edition of the popular Ford Taurus sedan, pay a visit to the Oklahoma factory where the Corvette ZR-1 engine is made and focus on collectors of vintage automobiles, who gather in England for a high-cost auction.
Rewarding 'Fisher King'
"The Fisher King" befuddles at first. At times, it looks as though it was made during a tornado. But stick with it; the rewards are many. Robin Williams plays a street person who lives largely in a world of illusions, and Jeff Bridges is the burned-out talk-show host who feels responsible for his situation. Despite the fact the film -- a mix of tragedy, fantasy and comedy -- begins badly, it finally turns charming and at close, exhilarating. Terry Gilliam, formerly of the Monty Python group, directed. Violence, language. Rating: R. *** Mary McCaslin, a veteran California folk, country and pop singer, makes a rare East Coast appearance tonight at 8 when she opens the Baltimore Folk Music Society's 1991-'92 concert series at the Walters Art Gallery. Ms. McCaslin sings in concerts and six albums of the tensions between the old and new West. Tickets are sold only at the door; $8 for society and Walters members, $10 for the public and $5 for children. The concert coincides with a Southwestern art exhibit, which will be open at 7 p.m. Call 866-4622 for more information.
Rolling on the river
A delightful production of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein classic musical "Show Boat" is on stage at the TowsonTowne Dinner Theatre. Based on the Edna Ferber novel about life on a theater river boat, the memorable musical score includes "Only Make Believe," "Ol' Man River," "Why Do I Love You?" and "Bill." The show features the beautiful voices of Dennis Knight, Jane E. Brown, Ann Alexander and Lea Gilmore. Good performances also by Richard Byrd, Sheryl Ryanharrt, Liz Boyer and Jim Hunnicutt. 7800 York Road. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.,
show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25.95. Call 321-6595. "The Rescuers Down Under," sequel to the 1977 Disney cartoon, "The Rescuers," finds mice detectives Bernard and Bianca (their voices are supplied by Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor, respectively) to Australia where they help a boy save a rare eagle from an evil poacher. The cartooning is superior, but the film tends to be excessive on more than one occasion. George C. Scott does the voice of the evil poacher. Rating: G. **.