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: PART II JOTTS,*AL JUNIOR AT THE METROPOLITAN Sunday Evening, Mary Elizabeth Forbes In "Barbara Frletchle." First Half Week, opening Monday even ing, OtU 8klnner In "Lazarre." Last Half Week, "The Storks." '&&**?' ^MjfryJSSff** '.-.... '-'-.. -':'.. ,. ' Y .'-"'-"'-v. ".*, JLVB THE THEATERS t BILLS FOR THE WEEK A Co Iored Ink a J-AZABRB, AT THE METROPOLITAN, DEO* , 9 , 19, TH" E AT THE BIJOU "Mr. Jolly of Jollet." AT THE LYCEUM Ferris Company In "Hazel Kirks." AT THE DEWEY "Dainty Duchess" Vaudeville company, ^^-4' -"V" - ,^"v^ T) "Barbara Frletchie" for One Night To-morrow night at the Metropolitan Mary Elizabeth Forbes, supported by what is claimed to be an excellent com pany, supplied with special and elaborate scenery and effects, will appear in the title role of Clyde Fitch's dramatic tri umph, "Barbara Frietchie," a play that is by many regarded as the greatest American war drama ever written. The good old stars and stripes, occasionally mingled with the flag of the confederacy, will flutter and flaunt everywhere in the drifting winds of the stage with fine American Independence. The memories of the war of the rebellion and war heroes will be most Interestingly revived. Otis Skinner in "Lazarre." At the Metropolitan for three nights and matinee beginning Monday, Dec. 8, Otis Skinner will submit to the play goers ofl Minneapolis the romantic drama which he and Aubrey Boucicault drama tized from Mary Hartwell Catherwood's "Lazarre." If the opinion of Mr. Skin ner himself is to be taken for anything, this story of the lost "Bourbon prince" and his identity with Eleazar Williams, the Indian missionary of "Wisconsin, has provided him with the best play of his career. The theme, full of the fascination that pervades a historical mystery the char acter, a prince of the blood royal of Prance, and the time, just following the ,red days of the terror, certainly should form a combination of limitless dramatic possibilities. To those who know the abilities of Mr. Skinner and his co laborer as craftsmen, and artists in things pertaining to the stage, there is little doubt that "Lazarre" is a well-written, well-set and well-acted play. Having been enamored of -the Eleazar Williams legend as a basis for a dram.-i many years before Mrs. Catherwood's book appeared, Mr. Skinner has natural ly given to the production his best work. Always a careful and artistic producer, he is said to have excelled himself jVh the environment he has provided for "La- zarre," the scenery and effects approach ing the. elaborate. There are two scenes in particular that are well spoken of 3 those who have seen themLazarre's te pee on the shores of Lake George by moonlight, and the Palace of the Tuilerles. during the Napoleonic levee. The first mentioned furnishes the background for one striking incident of the playwhere the. young . halfbreed peers through the mist that has clouded his memory since childhood, sees again the horrible tragedy of the Terror, and declares himself to be the king. In the play, there are five acte. In them are disclosed the Lake George home of the Count de Chaumont.a French emigre an Indian camp on the shores of th& lake, the Palace of the Tuilerles. th residence of the Count do Provence in Russia, and Lazarre's home at Green Bay, wk. Ac companying Mr. Skinner this I season there is an unusually good group of play ers, including Nanette Comstock, Maud Durbln, "Walter Allen. Charles Welles, Joseph Weaver and Ben Ringgold and a number of others. - ,','?* Tho 8torks' '"The Storks," the musical fantasy tri umph announced for three nffhts and matinee commencing Thursday evening. Is really an attraction of unusual im portance, as the piece was pre^ftnted for five months in Chicago, where A% has brolfupi atl previous "Windy Citjin record?, from both a financial and artlijtin stand point, and ts company numbjoa-fng sev enty-flve people, have not oniy-f^n, com parativeiy. ppeakinjg, fairly, * " ' " " the western press and pu' unquestionably one of the best ever organ ized in the west. The company includes Richard Carle, Gilbert Gregory, William Wolff, Frank Rushwqrth, William Rock, Abbott Adams, Dan J. Moyles, Frank Randall, Melville Baldwin, Edward Beck, Felix McClure, May De Sousa, Harriet Standon, Joles Intropidi, Ethel Johnson and Eula Jensen. "The Storks'- is in two acts and the second act in two scenes, the three stage settings representing the Bunglbo's palaco gardens, a forest glade, and Malzadoc's banquet hall. The plot has been flrawn from a story by William Hauff, and freely filled In with modern dialogue by Richard Carle and Guy F. Steely. The latter also wrote the lyrics. The music is by Fred eric Chapin. The narrative runs in this way: The Bungloo has thrown Henrico into prison and his father, Malzadoc, goes to the palace in a peddler's disguise to be revenged he displays a snuff box which catches the fancy of the Biftngloo, who buys it. The box contains magic snuff and a legend which states that a pinch of the snuff, followed by the utterance of the word "Mutabor" will change any per son into a bird or beast. Human form caii be regained by repeating the word. Siimguff suggests a hunt for the royal sceptre, which has been carried away by the storks, and as a stork make-up seems the best for the purpose, they take it. No sooner are they in feathers than Malzadoc puts Henrico on the throne. /The storks cannot recall the word "Mut abor" and are shooed into the forest. Violet, who has overheard the scocerer's plot, is turned into an owl, and must re main one until some man will marry her without knowing her identity. The storks and the owl meet in the for est, the owl looking for a husband and the storks for some one to lead them to the sorcerer's retreat, where their only hope is in spying and picking up the magiij word. The owl knows' where' Malzadoc can be found, but will trade the.informa tion only for the promise of marriage. The Bungloo passes her over to Slim guff and agres to change the bigamy laws so far as shoemakers are concerned. Malzadoc has sent invitations to all the Borcerers of the neighborhood to jdin him in a feast and celebrate the triumph of magic. He tells the company how he tricked the Bungloo, speaking the hid den word in his account of the transfor mation. The storks, hidden at a window, lose no time In becoming men again, and presently walk Into the banquet hall. The Bungloo and Malzadoo then enter Into an agreement by which Henrico la to marry Helen, and the soorerer Is to confine his magic to hypnotising the royal cook. There are twenty-flve musical numbers. Some of them are. of the specialty order, notably "What! Mary?" which Mr. Carle and five of the leading comedians In "Flirty Little"'Gertie/1 Sousa and fifteen dashing, soubrettes ren der, all the characters carry out the nar rative . in costuxnes and pantomime. An other musical novelty is the "Picnic Song," sung and acted by the entire cho- .!-' ^&&0&> JIISB jaarjoriG u.u.ompon Hiss Xatitleen Moore Miss Bessie.Bartall, Viss LydU Lewis, Kiss Daisy Dwyer. Hiss Xaxie Le Soy. i'is idaudo Keast. t which Misssing. D e rus, a most original- idea, inasmuch as most of the "birdie" choristers have each a few bars to sing as individuals. An other prominent number is "The Fisher and the Mermaid," sung by Miss De Sousa and the entire choral court of forty-five voices. An extravaganza feature that is heightened by a most novel electric, me chanical and scenic display, as is" also "The Song of the Night," Frank Rush worth's solo, sung as a finale of the first scene of the second act, a song descrip tive of beautiful scenic, splendor repre senting a lull in the forestat sunset thronged with owls and vividly present ing hundreds of fireflies and the setting of the sun, and the gradual appearance of a glorious full moon in the heavens, which are fairly emblazoned with every color of the rainbow. In fact, "The Storks," fron all accounts, RICHARD CARLE. JOSIE INTROPIDI, GILBERT GREGORY AND WILLIAM WOLFF, IN "THE STORKS," AT THE METROPOLITAN, DEC. 11-12-13. is a revelation of the latest Ideas In op- ture"of the performance, contains some of era, musical comedy, and extravaganza^ "The Dainty Duchess." .": "The Dainty Duchess at Home," open ing the performance of the "Dainty Duchess" Extravaganza company, which begins a week's engagement at the Dewey theater to-morrow afternoon, is some thing new in this form of musical extrav aganza, A large chorus and numerous funny oomedlans supporting Miss Nellie Sylvester, the star, and a lavish display of costumes and scenery are features that have brought flattering attention to the company on Its tour. The opening piece is travesty, pure and simple. It has been provided with a mesh of complicating plots and the characters are well-known men and women, with paraphrased names. The latest music and most popular songs are features, and the chorus is a prize-winner both for ap pearance and ability in a vocal line, the management claims. The finale of the performance is a comical skit called "Harem Scarem," which deals with some "eomedians" of national importance. The company giving the performance is large and well equipped, and from all - points where It has been seen reports are favor able, and a large advance sale at the Dewey this week indicates interest taken by the Minneapolis public. The vaudeville bill, another strong fea- the best performers in the business, among whom are Tenley and Slmonds, "two real comedians" the three De Vans, acrobats the Sisters De Graff, two "up- to-date girls" Washburn and Topack, "The sporting editor" Lester and Anger, "German comedians'-' Joelson and Moore, illustrated songsters. There will be matinees every day at the Dewey, with a special performance Friday afternoon for ladles, "Mr.""Jolly of Jollet." , "Mr. Jolly of Jollet," the new musical terpretatlon of the part, and those who comedy by Charles Neuman, Is unlike the average musical comedy Inasmuch as a well told and funny story is the basis of the play. The characters are all good, some of them new to the stage, and all are drawn in Mr. Neuman's bright, breezy and satirical style. They include a typical Fourteenth street song and dance man and his sister, who comprise the vaudeville sketch team of "Jolly and, Jolly, Jolliers and Jokers of Jollet," im personated by Edward Garvie, a singing and dancing comedian well in the front rank, and Molly Thompson, a singing and dancing comedienne, who in the lead lng support of Peter F. Dailey in a simt lar character made a hit whenever she appeared a self-made man not uni related to Seymour Sites in "The Wrong Mr. Wright" and played by John Allison, who for several seasons successfully* starred in that clever farce. Among thai other characters may be mentioned at country doctor of original and pronounoecl views, whose every speech Is a laugh getter, and a stammering negro servants whose every attempt at one la another* 1 A gushing old maid, played^ by that) queen of comediennes, Ada Deaves, re ceives about as much laughter and ap plause as it seems pssible for any one woman to evoke, and the Swedish servant girl, impersonated by Maude Allison, who. will be remembered as having success fully played a similar part in Broadhurst's "What Happened to Jones," Is anothea character which evokes roars of laughter*] The numerous other female characters', afford the ladies an opportunity to sing-) well, look well and wear gorgeous gowns, j The cast is well supported by a Weill trained chorus of exceptionally pretty/ girls, who can both sing.and dance, the^ specialties and musical numbers are nu-| merous and the entire performance goe* with a dash and snap that Is truly re-j freshing, but entirely free from vulgarity^ or suggestlveness In any form- Other members of the cast include Miss Madgaj Lawrence, F. J. Byrd, Frank Baldwin, WJ F. Kane, W. C. Steeley, W. M. Rice, Jv, F. King, Henry Stratton and others. "Mr. Jolly of Jollet" will begin a week*. engagement at the Bijou Sunday- at 2:80. p. m., with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. \ v The offering at the Lyceum, for the com ing week, will be a grand revival of that .beautiful old play, "Hazel Kirke." This play has served to make more "stars" than any other play written. It was in this drama that Effle Ellsler made her first "hit" and won her first laurels. "Hazel Kirke" Is conceded to be one of the most powerful English dramas ever written. It affords a series of powerful acting scenes, and at the same time con tains a vein of comedy, which is deep enough to relieve the dialogue from any monotony. Miss Hay-ward will appear in the title role, and those who have seen her before will remember her sweet womanly in- "Hazel Klrke is!