Newspaper Page Text
Ilji 6 GOODWIN'S WBBKLY. I
h; 1 ft ;
J'; ' Mansfield In "Beaucaire."
I r The dramatic and social event of the
1 season just about to close was the appear
M ; i j xnce of Richard Mansfield in "Monsieur
I I . Beaucaire" on Thursday evening. Not in
I ; ' ;nany years has such an audience assembled
I !'t to pay tribute to genious, and the great
;(l actor achieved a triumph that even he with
his personal prejudices and eccentricities,
it night to be proud of.
H h The role of "Beaucaire" is original, dis-
l Linctly so, and he acts the princely lover to
H perfection. The play is a beautiful comedy
B . j and it is staged in all the detail that has
H 1 1 always marked a Mansfield production.
if; "Beaucaire" is captivating, fascinating,
H j , and the complications with their clever dis
Hj. entanglements are full of an interest that
HM' takes one to another world at another time,
H for the play is not name but substance
H ' 'iid the charcter is one of the greatest crea
H M tions of the mind of the man who gave us
H , "Chevrial" and "Beau Brummel."
H(; The most remarkable part of his acting
H h was his accent which at all times was flaAv-
H j . less. Impassioned or calm, there was mean-
H;i mg in every word, without once forgetting
H'j" the perfect accent.
Hjj There are not many great actors today,
HjjS out Mansfield is really the greatest. Adjec-
H J; . .ives are useless in attempting a description
! "Beaucaire" is a gem.
There are twenty-six speaking parts in
the play a long cast. Miss Ethel Knight
Moll i son is a talented woman, and her work
tit is Hie Queenly Lady Mary was exquisite.
H She was formerly understudy for Miss Fair-
H r, fax, who created the role, but started to-
m fitvy the part in Denver, wrhen Isabel Irving
M , left because "Mr. Mansfield is hard to
Bm please." Miss Irving is physically not the
B ( Venus the part requires."
H The company was splendid.
1 1 The Jolly Muscateer.
i V in "The Jolly Musketeer," the Salt
' ' Lake Opera company, under the direction of
IH 1 ' Mr. McGlellan and Mr. Lask, presented the
H , best, most finished performance ever pro-
B H duce dby a home company. The music is
H j!il fascinating and the opera went with a dash
HIN and vim that was delightful. There is a
H jl j part for everyone, there are songs for every-
H If ' one, and for every performance from the
H packed matinee last Saturday to the finish
H ' Wednesday night there was a hit for every-
HfjH one to make, and the opportunities were
Hfli used to their best advantage.
H'lB Miss Ferrin as Verve deserves special
Hffl compilment. The part is the cleaverest
H m, thing she has ever done and her singing was
H m charming.
IHI Popular Emma Lucy Gates as Yvette
H m san& ier wav an ovaion. She was heard
HRk! at lier est in tlie "Bil'd Song." And Johnny
US'! Spencer we pause to ask why he didn't
HHW leave us for the professional stage long ago.
RHkI That is his place, this real star of very com-
HHJ ical comic opera.
(HKH ; Mr. G od da I'd has less to do than in
nHH previous productions, but made a tremen-
!! dous hit in his "Friends'" song.
HHR Mr. Pyper was splendid as Francois.
He sang beautifully and his acting was easy
and natural. The other members of the cast
did well and the chorus was particularly
The Salt Palace Opening:.
May 30th has been chosen as the day
to usher in the season at the Salt Palace
theater by the Adams Stock company in
the military drama, "Twixt Love and Duty."
The members forming this company have
been carefully selected by Mr. Adams, who
has obtained many of them from strong
companies in the East and South. They are
delighted with the city and the Salt Palace,
the scene of their summer engagement.
The theater has been greatly improved
and is one of the cosiest houses in the West.
The skill of the gardener has added
wonderfully to the natural advantages of
the grounds surrounding the Palace, and
everything has been done for the comfort
of the thousands who will go there this
The living picture hall of last year has
been converted into a vaudeville theater,
where the manager has booked clever at
tractions for the season. Among the earliest
attractions we find the names of Sadie Hart,
who has been with a number of Hoyt's suc
cesses, and Chester, the great equilibrist.
Mr. Adams, the manager, states that he
intends putting all that is high class in
comedy, drama and music on the stage of
the Salt Palace theater during the season.
Following are the names of the mem
bers of our symphony orchestra selected to
Strings Messrs. Olive, Skelton, Mas
terman, Youngdale, Natchke, Hauerbach,
Engberg, Lundquist, Rydvall, Hansen, Fan
ning, Geezley, Miller, Groneman, Johnson,
Olson and Carrington.
Bass Messrs. Williams and Castleton.
Wood wind Messrs. Smith, Bendixen,
0. Olsen, Sims, Ford, Reese and Evans.
Brass Messrs. Jesperson, Atkins,
Baker, Singrey, Sharpe, Mollerup.
The musical selections at the Salt Lake
.heater have never met with such popular
approval as since Mr. Shepherd was given
the leadership. The orchestra is much bet
ter than those of the Columbia and Cali
fornia theaters in San Francisco, and it is
a pleasure to go to the theater for the mu
sic alone. A leader need not stoop to rag
time, but on the other hand it wasn't nec
essary to bore people with a long line of
classical music, over the heads of half the
audience, every time they dropped in at the
play. Success to Mr. Shepherd and his good
work. Thank heaven he has judgment com
bined with his genious, and isn't afraid to
stay on earth occasionally.
Manhattan Beach in Denver will open
shortly with a summer opera company of
sixty people brought from New York, with
Laura Millard at the head.
They open with the "Ameer" and will
play only operas of that class.
Why can't we have such an attraction,
instead of being starved all summer.
The Kolitz Palm Garden opens tonight.
Our-Symphony Orchestra. 1
Through the enterprise of the Salt Lake!
Dramatic association a symphony orches!
tra has at last been organized. This should!
be good news to all true music lovers of the!
community. The value of such an organ!
ization as an educator in the highest forms!
of musical composition cannot be over!
estimated. It is not extravagant to say!
that such an orchestra, if made a perma!
nent one, will do more toward giving Salt!
Lake City a genuine musical standing in!
the country than would any other musical!
organization that could be brought to!
gether, and a new epoch in the musical life!
of the city should date from the time when!
Salt Lake concert audiences become ac-!
quainted with the larger instrumental com-!
positions of naydn, Mozart and Beethoven.!
It is the intention to give at least four or-!
chestral concerts the coming season, com-!
mencing about September 1st. !
First-class soloists will also appeal in!
these concerts, with orchestral accompani-!
ment. It is necessary, with the means at!
hand, to enter modestly upon such a pro-!
ject, and it is proposed to make the pro-!
grammes only semi-classical in character!
at the outset, so that the uneducated in mu-!
sic need not become frightened at the an-H
nouncement of a Mozart symphony, for lie!
may also occasionally encounter an oldH
friend in the form of a familiar overture, or I
operatic selection. !
With such encouragement as this project
has already met with, it only remains for
the public to lend its patronage to make
and sustain a symphony orchestra that Salt
Lake might one day become proud of.
It is no wonder that the bicycle races at
the Salt Palace are so popular. The best
talent in the entire west has been secured.
The price of admission is reduced to 25
cents, which is an item with the majority.
All reserved seats have been cushioned free
of charge. Races Tuesday and Friday even
ings at 8 p. m.
Qalt Lake Cbeatre.
GEO. D. PYPER, Mancger.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AND
JUNE Sth AND 7th
MR. JOHN DREW
PRICES 25c TO $1.50