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I 1 AMUSEMENTS
iSalt Lake theatre. Dark.
Orphcutn. High class Vaudeville,
matinee today, pcrfoiniancc tonight.
Lyric. "The Counterfeiters," mati-
1 ncc today, performance tonight.
Hit Coming Attractions.
Bl Salt Lake theatre. "The Tcnder-
Ni foot," March 15th.
K George Primrose is older this year
H than he was last season, lint, unlike
H the rest of us, his feet arc just as
H nimble as they were a year ago. lic-
H low the knee-line Primrose has im-
H merscd himself in the youthful waters
H of the mystic Lethe. F -, no matter
H how much the gray hands of time
H may run their fingers through his
I, hair, they have not yet succeeded in
H untieing the merry shoe-strings of
H the dancing minstrel. It is a matter
H 1 of historical record, that, when Scott,
H many years ago, wrote his "Lay of
H the Last Minstrel," he had no refcr-
H ence to George Primrose. Although
li yeaers may come, and years may go,
H still I hope the dancing feet of this
H genial minstrel will be forever making
H merry on the Primrose path.
H Scratch a tenor and you scratch a
H Tartar is the proper paraphrase" in
H operatic circles. Already or rather,
H for some time Bonce, the diminutive
H tenor, and Caruso, the monkey-house
It tenor, have been making ugly noises
Hjl in the cars of their managers. Indeed
H the threats have been uttered in such
H high C's that both' Hammerstein and
H Coiiricd are still swimming in the vo-
H cal flood. Each singer insists upon
H more canary-seed and more money.
H At present Bonce gets a mere thou-
H sand for a performance. Caruso rc-
H ccives a beggarly .fifteen hundred for
H a night's work. They certainly are
H not paid according to the union scale
H ' of wages. If silence is golden it is
H ' folly for these fellows to crack their
H ' throats in operatic wailing. But will
H Hammcrstcin and Conried come
H through with additional Canary Seed?
H Each, in guttcral accounts, has said
H no, and yet again they both cry No.
H In the meantime New York and Salt
H- Lake will watch the merry war. Gcr-
H many against Italy sounds like an
H international clash. Long live the
H; "pretzel" and the "npa bananl"
H It is a Laugh program at the Or
H, pheum this week. And while no par
s' ticular number gleams like the north
H star, the program, as a whole is a sure
H chaser for the blues. You may not
H always know just what you arc
H laughing at, still your hilarity finds
H vigorous expression. Take for in
H stance the stunt of Maddox and Mlcl
H vin in "The Messenger Boy and the
Actress." There is actual method in
H the madness of this roaring pair. The
H lady in her glorious green dress is
like the flag of Ireland in a March
H wind, and the boy in his messenger
H regimentals is a walking delegite of
the A. D. T. Before Maddox and
H Melvin quit the stage, the house is
H in an uproar of applausive good hit
H in or.
H Fred Hallcn and Molly Fuller make
H good in "Her Sunday School Boy"
H that is, Hallcn does. But the robust
H , ly impresses through her avoirdu-
H pois rather than her art. However,
H Hallcn as the Chinaman ii the real
H chop-suey and lookc like he had been
H chased into the Orphcum from Plum
Lavinia De Witt, tl vocalist and
lady cornctist makes a pleasing im
pression. But why docs she attempt
Mclba and Jules Levy in one evening?
A bibulous high-ball entitled, "Tom
and Jerry," shows how two college
students can drown Virgil in the
flowing howl. It is a hilarious little
sketch, with just enough sentimental
fringe at the end to mingle your
laughter with tears.
The trio of acrobat.- do some won
derful things on the Roman rings.
Prof. Wcihc and his famous orches
tra are, as usual, keeping up to their
high-water mark of aitistic perform
ance. The orchestral feature of the
Orphcum is something- to boast of,
even in musical Salt Lake.
"The Counterfeiters" at the Lyric
arc making money; -not the "phoney"
kind but real box office money.
Nearly every night the little hou.se
on Main street has received splendid
patronage. And, without exception,
every night, there is enough applause
to make every member of the com
pany feel that he is winning laurels.
If you like thrills like to sec a heroic
hero and a villainous villian if you'
love exciting melodrama, then its
"The Counterfeiters" for you.
I regret very much my inability to
review the work of the University
Dramatic club in their production of
Friday night. As Truth goes to press
just before the performance readers
of the paper will understand the ab
sence of a review in this issue. How
ever, my heart is wrapped up in this
bunch of precocious student actors
and actresses, so, in advance, I fling
over the foot-lights a boquct of those
fair mountain flowers Sego lilies.
HARRY LE GRANDE.
WHAT'S AT THE ORPHEUM?
A rattling good playlet, a couple
of comedy acrobatic turns and a
troup of performing dogs and cats
will be among the stellar features
on the Orpheum bill next week; in
brief, there will be plenty to amuse
and enthuse on the list.
The big type is devot d to Patrice
and her own company in a stirring
tabloid drama, " A New Year's
Dream." Patrice "the winsome com
medienne," is a daughter of Don Bou
cicault, and she inherits some of her
art in a fashion tha entitles her
to the proud distinction of being the
head diner on the bill and like Cor
rinne she is winning fame under one
name. Her work in Los Angeles
last week drew lavish praise from the
Regarding the second turn on the
bill, that of Hickey and Nelson,
it may, perhaps, not be inapprop
riate to quote one of those self same
critics: "Veteran theatre goers tell
me that clowning died when George
L. Fox Passed, but Mr. Hickey evi
dently lias resuscitated the best of
the art, cominglcd with considerable
acrobatic skill, and a broad humor
that warmed the house. Mr. Hickey
is assisted by a clever toe dancer,
Miss Floren j Nelson, who visibly
and musically helps the audience to
laugl; at her partner."
Then there is Julius Tannen, a
new arrival on the circuit who makes
his first appearance in the West on
Monday night as an impersonator
of well known stage favorites.
Ethel MacDonough, "The Girl
1&fevv ; Mps
HARRIET BOHNEE ,
From Berlin, !
as "Suzukis" in "Madam Butterfly." '
Savage Grand Opera Company. (
Behind The Drum," is the exploiter
of both a new and novel female
turn that has made decidedly good
in eastern houses.
The children under and over forty
will bank strongly on Miett's Dogs
and Cats. This troupe of highly
trained animals, it is anticipated, will
be among the hits of the bill.
The Renos, presenting "The Me
chanical Doll and the Tad," have an
. act that combines some good comedy
acrobatic work with some singing
and dancing.- The team consists of
a clever tumbler grotesquely aitired
and made up and a sprightly and
No bill would be complete without
some good film offerings on the part
of the ever popular Kinodrome and
next week will be no exception to
the rule. And then, too, Willard
Wcihe's orchestra, which music lovers
avcris alone worth the price of ad
mission, has a couple of high class
selections in rehearsal.
AT THE LYRIC.
The firstt four days: at the Lyric
Theatre will be accompanied with
that fine old war diama, "Through
The Line," and Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, "East Lynnc" will hold
the boards. Both arc well known
standard plays which when presented
by a capable company, arc hard to
Lyric presents the best shows for
the price, gives more than double the .
value it costs for admission.
Next week's bill is more than up
to the standard. The show is worth
a good many times the price of ad
mission. o w
Manager Pyper lias a real genuine
musical treat in store for his many'
patrons in the engagement of the
famous operatic comedy success,
"The Tenderfoot," which opens an
engagement at the Salt Lake theatre
next Friday evening.
"The Tenderfoot" contains more
real musical compositions than sev
eral comic operas and comedies com
bined. The book is by Richard Carle, -who
infused his very best efforts into Wj
the lines while the bright catchy,
jingling music is 110m the master
hand of H. L. Pleartz; no piece in
years has scored so triumphantly as