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I 10 THE WESTERN WEEKLY
I Music and Theatres H Amusements To-night. H Salt Lake Theatre "Crystal Slipper." H Orpheum Advanced vaudeville. H Grand "Confessions of a Wife." BJ H This Week's Review H Salt Lake Theatre. H This has been amateur week at the Salt Lake theatre a week H of successes for the different local performers. On Monday night H the boys of All Hallows college presented "Rogueries of Scapin," H the play being given for the benefit of the athletic fund of the col- H lege, and was generously patronized by the friends of that seat of H learning. The boys acquitted themselves in a very creditable man- H ner, their efforts showing what may be accomplished by careful training and study. H On Tuesday evening Miss Sybella White Clayton made her H initial bow before a Salt Lake audience, a goodly congregation of H those musically inclined being delighted by her masterly pcrform- H ance on the piano. Miss Clayton has but recently returned to Salt H Lake after two years' study abroad, and the satisfactory performance H of Tuesday evening would indicate that another of Utah's gifted M daughters is destined to win fame and fortune in musical circles. M One of the most pretentious amateur performances of the season H it, the "Crystal Slipper," which would be a mammoth undertaking M for anj' aggregation of talent, and no doubt the vast majority of those m who attended the opening performance Thursday night were sur- m prised at the unqualified success of the production. The specialties M were all presented in a manner that showed but little trace of ama- M ) teurism, while the little tots who took part had been drilled until B they went through the performance with an ease and abandon that i was truly surprising. Another demonstration of the fact that the H average Utahn is a born artist on the stage. The entertainment M is not only worthy of patronage from the standpoint of excellence, H but the purpose for which it is given is a most worthy one. There H will be a matinee performance at 2 p. m., while the curtain for the M closing performance goes up at 7:45 tonight. M Orpheum. HI There is the usual quota of attractive and entertaining numbers HI at the Orpheum this week, chief among which is the acrobatic bicycle J act of the Duncdiu troupe, four of the most daring bicycle riders HI that have ever been seen in this city, and who perform feats on the BJ bicycle that one would declare impossible if they were not presented Bfl in the glare of the electric light and before an audience that simply Bl holds its breath at times at the daring feats of the riders. There arc BB two little playlets, Chas. II. Bradshaw and company in "Fix in a BB Fix," in which the mother-in-law is burlesqued, and Felix and Harry BB in a laughable sketch called "The Boy Next Door," the facial con- BB tortious of Felix being responsible for a good deal of merriment. BB Lillian Apcl is the personification of artistic cleverness in her se- BB lectionof "talk songs" and piano selections. The Murray Sisters BB arc also clever entertainers, both having clear, sweet voices, besides BB being possessed of good looks. Irving Jones, the "stuttering coon," BB is one of the most entertaining singers of "coon" songs we have had BB with us this year. It's seldom that a colored man is a success as an B imitator of his own people, but Jones seems to have caught the B knack. The Wcihc orchestra seems in an unusually happv humor B this week, while some really comical moving pictures put the finish- B ing touches to a first class performance. H Grand. "The Confessions of a Wife," being presented at the Grand this B week by the Earl Burgess company, has proven a most agreeable B surprise. I he title sounds mightily like one of Albert Ross' stories. BB but the play in reality is one of the most wholesome, clean and c inning little dramas that has been presented at the Grand in many . long day. There is plenty of action and stirring incidents, yet the story is told in a manner truly delightful, instructive and cntcrtain- ing. Mr. Noble has greater opportunities than in any part in Avhich he has been seen since coming to the Grand, displaying considerable J dramatic ability, as does also Miss Dorothy Mark. Other members of the company who contribute materially to the success of the nro- duction are Harry Bcwley and Ira E. Earle. Press Agent Promises Coming Attractions. Salt Lake Theatre "Boccaccio," May 25th; William Collier in "Caught in the Rain," May 28th, 29th and 30th. Orpheum Advanced vaudeville. Grand Earl liurgess company. -ft. Salt Lake Theatre. Next Monday night at the Salt Lake theatre the B. Y. U. Opera Company of 1'rovo will produce "Boccaccio" under the direction of Prof. A. C. Lund. The opera has been given in Provo and other towns with great success. "Caught in the Rain," the three-act farce by William Collier and Grant Stewart, in which Mr. Collier will be seen at the Salt Lake theatre next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, was the notable farce hit of the past year in New York where it ran throughout the season at the Garrick theatre. The play deals with the romance of a bashful young man who is forced through a terrific rain storm to spend a quarter of an hour ig under an awning with a very pretty girl with whom he falls desper ately in love, but because of a mistake in her identity, deliberately refuses to marry her and even sacrifices his fortune rather than be feiithlcss to the "other girl." The "other girl" is, of course, the very one whom he has been refusing to marry. In the end, however, the romance has a happy ending. Mr. Collier has never been seen to better advantage than as Dick Crawford, the hero of the play. The atmosphere of "Caught in the Rain" is that of the West, the scenes being laid in Helena, Montana. There is plenty of realism in the pew farce, including a rain storm in the first act, the most realistic ever attempted upon the stage. It was through Walter Damrosch's personal friendship with Andrew Carnegie that the latter was made to feel the need of a large hall in New York City devoted exclusively to music. In this respect Mr. Damrosch's acquaintance proved of substantial value to all the musical world, for Carnegie Hall was the result. It was inaugurated in 1890 with a great musical festival. Tschaikowsky, the famous Russian composer, was there upon Mr. Damrosch's invitation, and he directed the most important of his compositions. As a result of the friendship that ensued, Tschaikow sky sent Damrosch the score and parts of his now famous "Pathetic" symphony. The manuscript arrived a week after the composer's death. The sending of it to Damrosch was one of Tschaikowsky's last acts. With the New York Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Damrosch comes to the Salt Lake Theatre June 10th. Orpheum. As the end of the vaudeville season draws near the indications are that the bills will be better and better. The program for this week consists of a splendid array of superior acts, here is the bill. Zeno, Jordan & Zeno, Bert .Levy, Jas. Cunningham & Co., Devlin & Ellwood, John & Mae Burke and Cogan & Bancroft. Zeno. J6rdan & Zeno are the headliners, they are called wizards of the air. Theirs is an acrobatic act that is entirely out of the or dinary and promises to furnish a real, genuine evening's entertain ment. Bert Levy, the clever and polished cartoonist of the N. Y. Tele graph, is billed to present a highly artistic and satisfactory act in which he portrays many of the public men of the day and depicts in an original manner a number of current public events. Jas. Cunningham & Co. are scheduled to appear in an up-to-date " vaudeville sketch entitled, "The Impulse of the Moment." Theirs is a high-class offering in which Mr. Cunningham performs some ex cellent character comedy work. The other members of the cast are artists of recognized ability and this turn should prove a winner. Jas. Devlin and Mae Ellwood present "The Girl from Yonkers," which is a most entertaining and amusing sketch portraying city and country life. It is replete with brilliant, witty lines and un usually clever situations. The press of the country has been unani mous in its praise of this act. Jno. and Mac Burke appear in a musical comedy sketch which is decidedly first class. Mr. Burke plays the part, of a messenger boy and his act in this character is said to be as thrilling and ex citing as a sensational page from a dime novel. He is an accom- ,, plished musician and plays the piano in an enchanting manner. Cogan & Bancroft who have 1 en conceded by most critics to be top notchers among roller sk? performers, perform a highly amusing comedy roller skating U. n that should win favor. Three new subjects on the kinodrome and new selections by Wcihe's popular Orpheum orchora round out the bill.