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At Alumnae Hall, Wellesley

By J. M.

The sweater-and-skirt-jammed auditorium of Alumnae Hall went simply mad about Wellesley's Junior Show which made its solo appearance Friday evening. Burlesquing everything from "The New Yorker" and Knittin' for Britain to the WAVES and the 11:50 train, this haphazard musical may not stand up under critical scrutiny, but it more than served its purpose of entertainment.

A set of amazingly likeable student songs and a scattering of cleverly parodying lines compensated for the spotty group work of dancing choruses and conditioning classes. Climax of the show was Lucia Snyder's "Wellesley Blues" sung with two demand encores by Carolyn Rochl. Quite as applaudable in a merrier tone were the theme "Talk of the Town" and "I Went to College." Dorothy Weaver, who wrote and sang "When Love Is in Your Heart," comes in for honorable mention. Running through Marjorie Wolfe's brainchild were the thin themes of The New Yorkers visiting the college to do a write-up and the Wellesley girl's incessant search for "any old man."

Most thoroughly armed with witticisms were a sextet of "WAVES," introduced in the elaborate scene on the 11:50 back to Wellesley, perhaps the neatest piece of caricature in the two acts. Other scenes did take offs on the staff of "The New Yorker," Wellesley's knitting workroom and conditioning program, Pine Manor, and the date-lacking Junior prom. Sure, they mentioned Harvard, too.

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