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WHAT IS COMING TO THE BUTTE THEATERS IN THE NEXT WEEK
FLORENCE ROBEtRTS Will Open in "Zasa" and Other Plays at the Grand Tomorrow. Of all students of human nature, and of all men able to apply that study to the writing of plays which are fictional only in that they are incidents occurring ,behind the footlights, David Belasco, the famous playwright, is the greatest and most suc cessful. When lie wrote that remarkable dramatic masterpiece,-"Zaza," which today is the most popular and best known play Sbefore the public, he created one of the most" wondcrful characters ever conceived by the master mind of the finished play wr;gi;t. "Zaza," a French vaudeville siuger, is at once the most impetuous, fasa cin:ting, brilliant and loyal woman known to the drama, whom love purifies and mis fortune chastens. Her creator, the won dcrful student of complex feminine na ture, has compelled her to endure and display every one of the hundred emotions to the heart of a woman who loves pas sionately, suffers, despairs, enjoys, hates and endures the pangs of jealousy. An actress who is able to portray this great role must have more than the abilities of a good actress: she must be animated by the spark of genius; she must be one artist in a thousand. Florence Roberts, the distinguished actre:s, who has been gradually forcing herself to the front in just such wonder ful impersonations as this, is the star who has demonstrated beyond question that "Zazit." of all other plays, is the particular one in which she is enabled to show her marvelous emotional ability and talent to the greatest advantage. While this bril liant artist has never appeared in this city as yet. she is known throughout the coun try as one of the best American actresses of today, and while her triumph in "Zaza" is at presenlt her most important accotm plishmcntt, she has gained national fame in stch plays as "Sapho," the sensational Daudet play : "Camille," the favorite I)umas' drama: "The Adventure of the lad) Ursula," a new romantic play by the great novelist, Anthony Hope, and many others. Supported as she is by a splendid dra matic organization, and accompanied by a carload of scenery for the complete pro duction of her repertoire, Florence Rob erts' appearance at the Grand. for a week commencing tomorrow night, is sure to be the event of the dramatic season here. FRED C. HlONOR Who Assumes the Role of "Buster" in "Lost River." Fame not only comes to Florence Roberts as all actress, it also comes to her through her suptlcrb wardrobe, which is said to be the most ma;nilicent one ever displayed by an American actress. Her gowns in "Zaza" are said to be so beautiful as to ch:use malible exclamations of admiration frotm the dazzled auditors, and her cos tuntmL: worn in the other plays in her repl tLoir ctre, saidl to be equally lavish. COMING TO THE GRAND. A seasonl of granld llEnglish and comic opera will 1he inlaugurated at the Grand Opera house with the coming of the new year. During Manager Marks' recent visit to New \'rk he arranged for the en gagem'ent of the Herald Squarc Opera company, otne of the best know.v operatic combinations before the publi: at the pres eml tiume. Its rotu ill losto.i , .l"ence it orig, i:jcd, was simply phenomenal. 'This sncetss wats duplicated in New York, Plhiiulelphia and other large cities. 'lhis company makes ito stoppage be tweenl New \ork and San Francisco, ex •Cpit )Iutte, asld extraordinary inducements were, given by the enterprising manager of the b;rand to give Ilutte this season of opIera. "Side Tracked" is one of the ioelo clraltunals baised on the plltheavals of modern micitet that Ihlils its own "season in aniid season out.' It has coined itmoney for its owlner, anl Ino donllht when it shortly ap pear- it the I ;ranlld Op()ra house the re ceilpts will add ti tthe already "big pile." ThIe ('Grand ()pera house is right in the swiitt for big business. What, with the successful enlgagenlettt of the 'Telephone Girl," which gives its last performance to night, Florence Roberts, Hlermiianni and VIM MIC K.LF.NA Wh e Who Is One of the Beau tie With "Princess Chic." the other strong attractions coming, the Grand is strictly "it." "THE GAME OF LIFE." "The Game of Life," which Manager Marks announces will appear at the Gran later in the season, opened in New York city last Monday, and is playing to ca pacity business there this week. This play has been running in L.olhon for sev eral seasons, and from its reception in the American metropolis, it promises to dupli cate its foreign success in this country. Following are some of the expressions used by New York papers in speaking of this new offering: "A thrilling romantic melodralna" New York American. "A big audience went away satisfied"-New York W\\'od; "Aroused great enthusiasm"- New York Herald. "Met with strenuous approval"- New York Evening Telegram. "Keeps the pulses beating and the hearts throb bing"-New York Journal. "PRINCESS CHIC." Kirke La Shelle Opera Company Is Com ing to the Broadway. One of the merriest combinations of pretty music, pretty costumes, pretty women, beautiful scenery and 'ther esc:l- tials of comic opera at its btebt is Iproi tt ill the presentation of "IThe IPrincess hic:" at the Broadway theater for three. in ,lt beginning Tuesday. I)ecember ,. 'The Kirke L.a Shelle ('ontic Opera coon pany, pIrets- tintg this, delightful opera, is said to have arrived at a higher standalrd of exeehllnce tIllan ever before ill its emlire history, and those who are fond of good comic ipera well sItng ;land Iavi.shly inotllltCed, have somnething worth anticipa ting in the piresentation of the favorite 1.3 Shelle-Eidwards work. The cast engaged by ManatIger Jlhn P. Slocum for "The P'rincess (hic" otrganiza tion includes talented and bleautiful ('hris tine Iludson. Mliss Iludson is allpparin in tlihe' title role of the piece, and the critlic. of the East and South, where the conlpan so far has beenll playitg this season, have Ibestowved upottn her remarkable high praise. Slhe is said to have great beauty, a fine figture anti just the proper temperament to give "T'he Princess Chic" a spirited and artistic imlpersollation. Anid beyondl these qualifications her voice is most delicious and captivating in its quality. The popular basso-conmedian, Joseph C. Miron, who made a tremendous hit inl the original production of "The Princess ('hic" in New York, and who last -eason forsook the ranks of the I.a Shelle organization to be featured at thet headI of "The ('haper ons" company, is back in the cast of "Th'le I'rincess ('hie," playing the part he mady the biggest hit of his life in, namely, that of BIrevet, the soldier of fortune. Mr. Miron's magnificent bass voice, it is said, is not equalled by any other ill lyric opera in this country. lie has, also, great abil ity as a comedian. The organization presenting this popular opcra Is a very large one, numbering 60o people, and has in its ranks a large pro portion of those who participated in the original success of the piece. "LOST RIVER." Arthur's Famous Play is Coming to the Broadway N~ext Week. Tie artistic heauty of the scenery de ,Jpilrting the old saden pike with its old lfashioned toll gate in Joseph. Arthur's big ,scenic melodrama, "Lost River," which is .to open at the Uroadway next week and the 'exciting series ot sensational cvnts which occur in the third act of the phty, whilch termiinates with the thunder of thorough breds' hoofs as ite heroine dasIhes throulgh the toll gate pursued by two, mlounted rob brrs, mlade this act onle Ot the icatures of the play during its run of saix miottiths iti New lurk. Every tight nllumbers of people woutld w:nlder to the box olsice about to o'clock andil buy standing room Just to see this one 'powerful scene. There are Imany other sen :titOllual episodes occurring . roughout the play. The panoramic eltects used In the iirst acts are very ettective. The villain rides swiftly alter the hero, both apparent ly pedalling their wheels at top speed, till the villain gains ground, and with uphtted arm, is about to stah the hero in the back just as the heroine rides on and shoots frtoml her wheel, shattering the villain's wrist. The panoramic arrangement at beau tifuil scenery, the vivid lightning Hashes, rolling of thutlder and sounds of talling rainl add realism to this scene. Quickly following is a iquainlt, homely scentl of loosier lite, lull ut huitor and tender pathos, strongly in contrast with the e.xciting incidents of the preceding and sule ccedinglt scenes, yet full ot huntlan synpathy anil swift transitions which helped to imake this author's companion play, "tilue Jeans," fa mous. "HEARTS OF OAK." James A. Herne's Play Is Due at the Broadway. .I;James A. Ilerne s two tlitmous domlestlic plays. "'learts ot ()ak" and ".Shore Acres" isar hieing presented this scason with their usuial relmarkable success. ' o the present genecralisit these plays are practically new lhile to those who saw them sonic years ago they appeal with strong seitinent, like th,' return ot dear olid Iriends. "Hearts sIt t thak" was the first idraima written by Jalimes A. Ilerne ini which the character of a villatin is eliminatedl. It was the play that created a s'nlls:iliton by the ilit'rodllicloll st a real live hmahly inistead it the "lro.erty" FLORENCE ROBERT8 t ý. I ~ "" AmS he Appears In "Sapho," One of Her Strong Roles. I)ecelnber t a and rt., with a Zaturadly mnat inee of the comlpany 111nd1 production. HEARD IN THE WINGS. Mrs. L.etlie Carter is Inearing tile con clusiion of her stay iln New York, but "D)it Harry," David delascu's latest play, is as great a surcees as ever alnd tie capacity Arthur (regory. wlho dnr o m Iof Ih ~amustin~g b~its of cha racter %%rl m " ii V k State Folks," ,ginet h I rice aplr*et varl before the fiootliights onn Maay t, in t, it the 'Itheater Ioyal, Viamehitater. I- lLtdLd. asM Arthur, Duiki of Itretagii., in Nh~t . pram's ~B King John.".1 t hallrs 1)' 111NH)', a 1 I'rl·IIII diI.oIII.1( It, I 6r r 'a? ,r j,". NE T F A~~: jl"i ONE OF TH FAOSSEE N"AA HC LRNE RBRS IS TO. PRDC TTEGAN ETWE IH TOGCMAY .THEY ARE WITH THE ROYAL LADY. Walter C. Lawrence, Joseph C. Miron and Forrest Huff Assumes Leading Roles in "The Princess Chio *arli h" whit h had p~reviohIsy done duty in tIh theaiter,. It w'ill IL- IltercsIg news to the play orer ofI tllis city to learn that "heairts ol I ak' with a specialty selectcet casi it oplayers aIn a Imtagnificenit itistI1(y of scenery is if) Ice seeni at the Ittnnitwiay theater on riilay and Saturday cveiiinn, of the nlew ielasco theater is tested at each perforimanlce. IHoston will be the next city to see this work and the en gaigetellnt will hIe played at the flillia Street theater, where Mrs. Carter has mItade so mallny t;uccertses itn the past in "The Heart of Maryland" alnld "Zaza." hiut writtt:: a rnavodramn: alums Ne Yorkh. It is called "'I lit' ? ry t;.tue i ght."