People in Oregon who need "People" are running out of chances to view Funny Girl at the Musical Theatre Company in Portland, where the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill musical closes Oct. 25.
The 1998-99 season opener, a 1964 fictionalized musical biography of vaudeville star Fanny Brice, opened Oct. 2 at the Eastside Performance Center, 531 SE 14th St. off Stark, in Portland.
Susannah Mars sings "People," the Barbra Streisand smash hit, as Brice. The score also includes "Don't Rain On My Parade" and and "I'm the Greatest Star."
Also in the non-Equity cast are Kevin Connell as Nick, Wendy Westerwelle as Mrs. Brice, Dale Johannes as Eddie Ryan and Les Sarnoff as Ziegfeld. Greg Tamblyn directs, Joe Bennett choroegraphs and Richard Bower is musical director. Designers are Carey Wong (sets), Drew Flint (lights), Sandra Kaufman (costumes).
Tickets are $15-$26. Call (503) 224-5411 for information. *
Also on the season schedule:
-- By Kenneth Jones