Roanoke Times
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DATE: FRIDAY, March 16, 1990                   TAG: 9003161971
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The inaugural One Night Stands series, which was launched last month with two sold-out performances by jazzman Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns, continues Tuesday with a solo appearance by the multi-faceted Branislav Tomich.

Tomich is a comic, actor, dancer, singer, writer and social commentator.

One Night Stands is is a joint presentation of The Arts Council of Roanoke Valley, Mill Mountain Theatre and the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts. It is devoted to what the council describes as the "cutting edge" in contemporary entertainment.

Tomich will appear at 8 p.m. in Mill Mountain's Theatre B. It's in Center on Church, at 20 E. Church Ave. in downtown Roanoke.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available at arts council offices in Center on Church.

Tomich's one-man show is a blend of stand-up comedy, song and dance, drama and audience interaction in which the performer evokes a series of male characters who have in common an abundance of love for themselves.

Among the characters are a shipboard gigolo, a smooth-talking Romeo of 1940s-era Hollywood, and a rock star. Tomich sets them against a diverse musical background that includes Edith Piaf and Mario Lanza, Gioacchino Rossini and Boots Randolph, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Little Rascals' Alfalfa.

The performer sets his stage with the props and costumes he needs, and makes his changes before the eyes of his audience. The show is called "Dangerous Buffoonery" and the title is appropriate, according to one reviewer, because Tomich "never plays it safe." - JEFF DeBELL Branislav Tomich Man of many characters

 by CNB