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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUENAIr SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 4, 1909.
17 ; COMING ATTKACTIOX-; . At the Auditorium. Tonight, Mme. Sembrlch in concert. At the Grand. Tonight, ,-Lo." Sunday, Dec. 5, Yiddish Opera Co. Monday, Dec. 6th, Morning Glories. Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Eddie Foy. Saturday, Dec. 11th, Lyman Twins. Monday, Dec. 13th, Sis Hopkins. Coining, Chas. B. Hanford. With Wagner, says the Boston Post, the art of singing has under gone a significant decay. Stentorian tone, noise and lots of it,' and vigor ous screaming in climaxes now please the public. But despite the change. America has always bent the knee to Mme. Mareella Sambrich, who sings at the Auditorium tonight. This per fect prima donna is taking into her retirement a refined, elegant and beautiful style of singing which is too rare, and which will be greatly missed. She became the great singer that Bhe is because she has always been a profound student. Her parents were very poor. She began to play the pi ano at four, the violin at six, and the voice a few years later. When in 1883, after years of courageous self denial, she came to New York, me tropolitan music lovers were not used to such purity of style and tone, and Kitty Sutton of Sutton and Sutton at the Novelty Next Week. ing Mail, wrote the book and lyrics. This attraction is playing at the Grand this afternoon and will repeat the performance tonight. The Gay Morning Glories will be the burlesque offering at the Grand, Mon day, Dec. 6. The company comes with excellent endorsements. The play prom ises to be a little more than is usually understood by the term burlesque, the fact is that of late years the term has the finale of the production which is a continuous roar of laughter. ) Miss Bertha De Wolf, assisted by the ' Yiddish Opera Co.. will be the attrac tion at the Grand Sunday night, Dec, 5th. The opera will be sung in the Jewish language and caters strictly to; Jewish people, but others who re musically Inclined will .find It a pleas ing entertainment. The Sam 8. and Lee Shubert, Inc., an nounce as the attraction at the Grand for Tuesday, Dec. 7, Eddie Foy, In his newest musical whimsicality, Mr. Hamlet of Broadway." Last season Mr. Foy was threatened with an attack of "Hamletitis." and he gave the Im pression that he would essay In all seriousness the role Forbes Robertson, E. H. Sothern and other distinguished actors of today had made famous. However, when he looked over his ca reerone of brilliant achievements In the funmaking world It was apparent that his province was to create laugh ter. Consequently the Messrs. Shubert J 17lco Qmfth ffflr & DOOK (UlOllgCU 1.11 l""tl'll ....... - in which the Melancholy Dane would, be travestied. Mr. Smith was for year the "librettist extraordinary and; lyricist plenipotentiary to the Court of! Weber-Fields," and travesties were In his line. He was content, however, that j the book of the play should be his wori and he called In as chief aide Edward Madden, who has provided the lyrics, and Ben Jerome has given both book and lyrics an extremely whistleable musical embellishment. Briefly, the story of "Mr. Hamlet of Broadway" has to do with the ef forts of a summer colony in the Adi- sag? lj4v,r-ii &mM iN&m. K -..f....o....: ,.n 1 :1 rxrr- Si.. Scene I'Yoni John E. Young'a Ta, at the Grand Tonight. the city fell at her feet. Xo public singer has ever had a vaster repertoire than Mme. Sem brich. As Elman interprets the Men delssohn violin concerto, or Rosenthal the Liszt, so Sembrich has sung the soul of Mozart, Puccini, of Schubert and Schumann. Her musical intelli pence has made her a great interpre ter, and this she could have been on the piano or violin, as well. John E. Young is the star; "Lo" the title of the musical comedy and O. Henry, whose name in literature is only equalled by that of Rudyard Kipling and A. Conan Doyle, in col laboration with Franklin P. Adams, the humorist of the New York Even- been misquoted. Skits and vaudeville have been offered under a title which in past years was to be a brilliant satire on some popular story, set to music and replete with wit and humor ous situations. The management of The Morning Glories has returned to this quality and offers a real burlesque, well cast, handsomely mounted . and brilliantly costumed. In addition to this all the resources of electricity are commanded, making the ensemble equal to the Broadway musical com edies. The first part is "The Barn stormers," a musical farce dealing with show life on the one night stands. This, of course, will be treated humorously, still the picturesque atmosphere will all be there. "My Neighbor's Wife" Is fy .rS ??V '-J if.'''' ""v j' - , . v ; ' ' n 1 " l if .j . .,k. .::- 'vr. :- " , - ' '( Eddie Foy as Mr. Hamlet of Broadway rondacks to present an out-of-door performance of some play, and, strangely, like a great many amateurs, they decide on a classic "Hamlet" is their choice. The guests of the hotel are assigned various roles In the play and an actor of reputation Is en gaged to play the title role. His cos tumes arrive but he, suddenly changes his mind and sails for Europe. At this Juncture "Joey Wheeze," a clown from a stranded circus, appears. He is hungry, broken in purse but never in spirit. He is impressed into ser vice to impersonate the Prince of Denmark. In cast supporting Mr. Foy will be found Maude Raymond, many favorites and a chorus of seventy-five. There are at least a score of musical numbers Including "Under the Honeymoon,' "Mr. Hamlet of Broadway," "Everything Depends on Money," Nursery Rhymes," "The Dusky Salome," "Molly Brown," "The Hornpipe Rag" and many others. The production is mounted In an un usually elaborate fashion and is in keeping with the Shubert standard throughout. Ned Wayburn staged the piece. The Lyman Twins, the famous young comedians who will appear at the Grand Saturday matinee, had a funny joke which turned out to be on them and which leaked out through some drummers who thought It too good to keep. While the twins were playing Duluth, Minn., a short time ago and stopping at the Spald ing hotel there, one of the boys went to the dining room and had his sup per before tne other and left. In a few moments In came the other and the head waiter looked at him very mysteriously ana seated him at the table remarking he never before seen a man who could eat two suppers. The twin told some drummers at the table who when they heard the joke howled with delight thinking the joke was on the waiter. But next morn ing on leaving the landlord had H. C. Lyman charged with two suppers, he protested but the clerk who was a green country boy said It was in the book and he had to collect the money. une drummers all had another laugh as the landlord could not be found to straighten - the matter out. So the twins had a laugh remarking that's nothing we got tangled up worse than that and left for the train. "Sis Hopkins," that fragant play of country life in the Hoosier state, which is now on its eleventh tour, has been booked for an engagement at the Grand Monday, December 13. Miss Rose Melville is playing the title role again and is supported by a com pany, the ecual of any she has had yet. Miss Melville originated the quaint, droll character of Sis Hopkins for which the play is named, that odd country girl of Posey county. In diana, whose complexity of character, gentleness of spirit and honesty of purpose have made hr one of the most lovable figures on the stage to day. The character of Sis' as played by Miss Melville, brings out strongly all the sweet simplicity of the girl's life and adds the touches of pathos with a gentle hand. The departure made by Charies B. Hanford this season in presenting a modern American play has proved highly successful. "The American Lord" at first aroused curiosity as to how a player so habituated to classic speech and attire would handle a role demanding an entirely different treatment. This curiosity has given place to confident and enthusiastic in dorsement. At the Majestic. The Majestic will have as Its attrac tion next week Molly Bawn a drama tization of the well known novel by The Duchess. It is a comedy drama "of English life among the aristocracy and gives scope for scenic and electri cal effects which are always on a high plane ait this theater. , The stcry is a gl.5Q-$l.bo-75c-25c Boxes $2.QO SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT EBP E ' IN THE N.Y. CASINO SUCCESS Mr. Hamlet of Broadway A Screaming Musical Whimsicality The Society Event of the . Season Playing Shubert Theatre K. C, This Week No Free List Seats Now TO-NIGHT JOHN E. YOUNG In the Musical Comedy $1.50 to 25c : Monday, Dec 6 75c to 15c Gay Morning v Glories BURLESQUERS Pretty Girls Galore Sat. Mat. and Night, Dec 1 1 The Lyman Twins . In a New Elaborate Musical Play THE PRIZE WINNERS COMING CHAS. B. HANFORD SIS HOPKINS ONLY CONCERT IN KANSAS Madam Sen Mareella Will stop in Topeka on her way from St. Louis to Denver TONIGHT for one grand concert in the AUDITORIUM Tickets at Stansfields, at $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00 -"4.. ' - immmmimmmm MADAM MARCELLA SEMBRICH Assisting Artists MR. FRANCIS ROGERS, Baritone MR. FRANK LA FORGE, Accompanist SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 75c 50c 25c YIDDISH OPERA CO. MISS BERTHA DEWOLF IN THE JEWESS A DRAMATIC OPERA most interesting one, delightfully told. Miss Genevieve Russell returns to tne cast and will be seen in the title role, having played this part In other cities she will give a very finished perform ance. Mr. St. Vrain will be Ted Lut terell, the young Irishman, devoted to Molly. Mr. Hilliard win play the crusty old Lord Amherst. While comedy pre dominates, tlhe play is not without its dramatic scenesi several being of a most sensational nature. Coinctdental ly. North Bros. three companies, will produce this same play on the same night, one at El Paso. Texas, one at Racine, Wis., the other here. Tlje first and second act settings are copies of old paintings of the Amherst estates, Dorchestershire, England, Monday night, society night. The Lieutenant and the Cowboy follows. Ether M. Watts, a TopeHa musician, takes the place as director of the orchestra. At the Novelty. Two famous head line . attractions as well as other clever vaudeville per formers are promised, by the manager of the Novelty theater. on its new bill which opens Monday matinee. The two big offerings will be Aida Wolcott & Co.. comedy sketch.- This is a high salary sketch that has never played Topeka this season, . and it has been head line attraction on the Sulivane & Considine circuit. Just closing, last Sat urday night. Sutton & Sutton, in "The rube, the girl and the pumpkin," has been the head line attraction on the Pantages circuit closing Saturday fright. The management considers them selves very fortunate in being able to secure two head line attractions. Caset ta & Asdta, whirlwind dancers just clos ing off the Orpheum circuit. Arthur Deming, considered to be American's greatest b'.ack face comedian, has been secured on account of his not being able to make Chicago from Denver, without a week layoff. ' Martell! & Ros si, a very high class operatic singers, just closing on the Keith & Proctor. The management has a complete sur prise in store on their picture for next week. It is an idea that has never been used in Topeka and the manage- PRICES ' 15c and 25c MAJESTIC PRICES 15c and 25c WEEK OF DECEMBER 6th North Brothers Stock Company PRESENTING BEULAH POYNTER'S Successful Play MOLLY BAWN ENTIRE CAST Big Scenic Production First lime at Popular Prices INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY The Chicago Ladies' Orchestra MATINEES Wednesday and Saturday SEATS Six Days in Advance Curtain Matinees, 2:30 r-- Evenings, 8:15 MONDAY NIGHT SOCIETY NIGHT ment feels that it will more than please. The Novelscope will complete the show. Kentucky's Big Tobacco Crop. "The tobacco crop of Kentucky for 1909 will be the largest ever known," said Col. James R. Wilderman. of Louisville, a guest at the Rennert. "In that state will be produced nearly 400,000,000 pounds of tobacco of various grades. The burley crop will amount to close to 200,000,000 pounds. The prices are fair, averag ing from 12 to 14 cents, with 10 and 20 cents as the minimum and maxi mum, respectively. Loose leaf sales have come into popularity again, and warehouses of this type are being es tablished in the various counties The growers of dark tobacco, however, are not favoring pools, and are selling in dividually. The bank officals report a tightening of the money market owing to the pools, but this will relax as soon as the crops begin to move. "The tobacco growers have in a great measure gotten over their fear of the night riders. The energetic campaign of Gov. Wilson has. at least, checked their depredations. Fci the firmness with which he handled this great question, Gov. Wilson will be NOVELTY Quincy and Eighth Vaudeville Balcony 10c Lower Floor.. 20c, 30c Daily Matinees -... 10c 3 Shows Daily O 2:30, 7:45, 9:15 V Starting Monday Matinee, Dec 6 V 0 D E V I L Sutton & Sutton The Rube, The Girl and The Pumpkin Casetta Asita Whirlwind Dancers Arthur Deming - Comedian Aida Woolcot &Co. Comedy Sketch Martelli & Rossi . Operatic Singers PICTURED MELODY NOVEL-SCOPE WHAT TIME WILL THE CLOCK STOP V 0 D E V I L remembered by the people of Ken tucky as one of the greatest govern ors that ever filled that office. He has made an enviable record, and is admired by the best thinking people irrespective of party." Baltimore American. F?-si; m ::-;: I : . ' :;.c-x :; i yy. -. K- : , -ty.yy. -y. ; yy yyy yyy yyyyyy :y y yyyyyyyyyyyyyyV: ::;.v : x yyyy : Hmmi ,jf mm mm, mmm$mmimmmmmm mxm mm The Anto Girls Who Will Be Seen With the Lyman Twins.