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BB1 8 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY Hj DRAMA Hi i "The Merry Widow," with all its color and Ht life and beautiful music, has been seen here for a K week by record-breaking houses, and has met with B a reception similar to that which usually greets Ht any Savage production. The people 'who saw it Bj early in tho engagement have made a point of B going again, for it has made tho biggest kind, of B a hit with everyone. While tho voice of Frances B Cameron, who played Sonia, could easily be im- B proved upon, thoro is nothing in the production B that calls for anything but complimentary com- B ment. George Dameral, as Prince Danilo, is tho B center of attraction, and he is ably assisted by B everyone else in the clever company. B Following the "Merry Widow" comes Dustin B Farnum, in "Cameo Kirby;" Blanche Bates, in H; 'The Fighting Hope;" Billie Burke and "The Third Bi Degree." If Manager Pyper continues the season B as he has begun, it should be the most successful B in tho history of the Salt Lake Theatre. With B six first-class productions to open with and the fl dog days hardly over, it is diflicult to conjecture B what may be expected when the season it as its H height. B j? B The stay-at-homes may not know it even at B this late date, but Salt Lake for four days has B had one of the host and biggest and most real- B istic wild west shows ever held anywhere, and B the finost exhibition of its kind the inter-moun- B tain states have known in a good many years. B Jim Leary has succeeded in getting together B a real bunch of bronco busters, lasso tossers, and B cow men, who represent the best that is left ot B the old-time cattle days. B Thirty-five thousand people have seen cham- B pionship roping and riding feats at the Fair B Grounds since the first afternoon of the show. B All credit is due Mr. Leavy for the success of B the exhibition, for it has been one of the big B features of the encampment. Alfred Swenson, Blanoho Kendall, and the others in the cast of "Corianton," which has had a most successful week at the Colonial, have given a very preditable performance, Mr. Swenson in particular being very pleasing in his interpreta tion of the leading role. Mr. Swenson studied the character very carefully when the play was first produced, with tho late Mr. Haworth in the lead ing part, and he has more than fulfilled the ex pectations of his many friends in giving a very finished performance. "Corianton" was seen here tho second time with Alfonse Ethier in the part, and Mr. Swenson's portrayal is far superior to that given by the. other Utah actor. Owing to the illness of his wife, it will be im possible for Mr. Swenson to accept a position with a road comapuy this season, and there is a pos sibility of his lemaining here and forming a high class stock company. v fcjv 5 In point of attendance, the Orpheum has prob ably had the greatest week in its history. Man ager Sonnenberg has turned the crowds away at every performance. The Grand Army men and their friends have found the theatre very attractive, though the bill is scarcely up to the Orpheum standard. A sketch entitled "The Futurity Winner" heads the program, though the winner is somewhat of a selling plater. Gladys Clark and Harry Bergman dance and sing their way through a sketch called "The Chauf fer and tho Maid." It is rather pretty, but not particularly entertaining. Martini and Maxlmil lian have a comedy slight of hand turn that is fairly good, and Mr. and Mrs. Worthly offer "On the Beach,'' a singing and dancing act with sev eral stage settings that are attractive. 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MESisll !,x, BBBBBBBBBBr " brI JBIBmSe HHliBflB -J&hIB uBBBBBaK& vbBbBBBb hhe BBBBBBJSJ BBBb BBBh bb BBb BBBJ BBBB 3 James Thornton at the Orpheum Next Week. "Cameo Kirby," the comedy drama from the pens of Booth Tarldngton and Harry Leon Wil son, in whio Austin Farnum is scheduled to ap pear at the Salt Lake Theatre next Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Saturday matinee, is the first new vehicle supplied this excellent young ro mantic actor by his managers, Liebler & Co. In it Mr. Farnum has the picturesque role of a Mis sissippi rivr gambler of the early thirties. His fondness for cameos, subsequent to the deflecting of a blow from a stilletto by one of these little stones, has won for him his nickname. He Is of a peculiar type, a man ruled by a strange mixture I of human instincts, by superstition, and by a deep I regard for the "honor" of his profession. At the i opening of the play he takes refuge in the home of a Mme. Davezac, while escaping from a mob that pursues him, where Adele Randall, knowing him only as a man who needs assistance, gives him shelter and protection. She later finds out his identity and learns that he is the supposed gambler who won her father's plantation at cards, the loss of which caused him to commit suicide. The scenes that follow are of a tense dramatic nature. It is said the authors have succeeded in preserving the element of suspense without a let up throughout tho play. The technically so-called "question-mark" is skillfully hung up at each fall of the curtain, and throughout the piece runs a strong love interest, while genuine comedy is fre quently called into play. J t5 Adelaide Thuiston, under the management of Francis Hope, is to be seen next season in a new play by Edith Ellis Baker, entitled, "Mary, Mary, julte Contrary." She will begin her tour early In September at Plalnileld, N. J. & & at Norman Placket sailed a week ago on the Min neapolis for Em ope, partly for recreation and partly to further his plans for the production of Richard Mansfield's "Beau Brummel," Mr. Hackett's vehicle tor the coming season. Jules Murry is arranging for an elaborate revival of the play. !