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-- -__ -- - -- - - -- -ILI ~,:At .'"rh PI ouses,~-~ I ORPHEUM THEATRE. Madame Bertha Kalich, the distin guished emotional actress, recognized as one of the foremost dramatic stars on the Enlilsh-speaking stage, is one of vaudevilles willing captives. For her initial experiment outside "f the regular theatrical channels, Miss Ka lich has secured an intense one-act play called "A Light from St. Agnes," by Minnic Maddern Fiske, which she has staged wi:h an unusual care, se curing the .er\iCes especially for its presentat iot of John Booth and John Harrima:. ' -1 .icht from St. Agnes" is inten 1i uramatic, and is one of the most anb~tious offerings yet at tempted i;l autldville. Mme. Kalich's vaudevill, tour will mark her first ap pearance in the South. and her engage ment should double in value on this account, it beitig the first opportunity of seeing the widely known and re markable actress. The othlier numbers on the program are: Empire (Com'edy Four. Gertrude Holmes and Robert Bu chanan. Harry \VWeb. O'Meer sisters and Company. Harry Atkinson. Lorette and Budd. Symphony Orchestra. Motion Views. THRILLING WILD ANIMALS SPECIAL FEATURE IN TWO PARTS COMING NEMO THE THEATRE OF QUALITY Friday ,Nov. 29th. ONE NIGHT ONLY THREE PERFORMANCES STARTING AT 6:30 O'CLOCK L THRILLING MOTION PICTURES JUNGLE LIFE 'rlp of lh Forest ar, a s T.aterel i't m La abh b pner, r a *limited a- m, Rmeal Nci 'i *. s atn e l s oWovo u,- eida. mO. nn, m e Y lea s brimfisa et . om ~ai. Tien m a n na thCALX PATTfrN5 M sha r --sY-i rso,,,of M ALL's..wa iSe '- order o am K m ApJ. • Sdakbovl- "r -WS "THE WINNING WIDOW." Max Spiegel's "Winning Widow" should prove one of the banner attrac tions of the season at the Crescent Theatre, commencing week of Dec. 8, as it is a most important factor in the musical comedy field, the audience is hurled bodily into a mass of whiry. girry scenes that follow each other in -bewildering succession. Ed. L. Moran, the author, has made the entertainment in two acts and eight scenes. It is a musical comedy of the better class. There is rhyme and rea son for everything in the current edi tion, and the characters of this artistic playlet are merged into a musical en tertainment called "The Winning Wi dow' 'and surrounded as it is by the hysteria of action, laughter, sparkling music and lavishness which are the component parts of the piece, it stands like a pure white gem. "The Winning Widow" is at least one year ahead of its predecessors. It is spiced and pa prickared with bright, clean comedy, briliant tuneful music and many spe cialties this year. It is all this and more. It is the biggest, brightest and most novel musical entertainment in the musical comedy world ,and noth ing but the word sensation will de scribe it. There are many musical comedy celebrities, foremost among them is that excrutiatingly funny Ger man comedian, Mr. Mul Clark, who is ably assisted in the comedy by Ben Turbett. These two clever artists are the principal factors of the piece. Then there is Miss Lovey Marie Green the prima donna who has some fetch ing songs and costumes beautiful. Others of note in this great cast are Flo Gillespie, Leona Thompson, Hilda Bertin, William Marshall, James Hun ter and Joe Freed. "The Winning Widow" will remain at the Crescent all week. "THE FROLICS OF 1912." "The Frolics of 1912,." which comes to the Crescent for the week of De cember 15, featuring Rube Welch and Kitty Francis, is the only musical co medy ever written that makes any pre tense toward being a problem play or a prime factor in the spiritual uplift. This comedy has three moral points that are strongly emphasized and which have a tendency towards mak ing the audience think. But the play was never written to preach a sermon and despite its occasional touches of seriousness it is without a doubt the biggest laughing show on the record. Every act Jw crammed full of big hearty laughs, catchy music and ex ceptionally pretty g'rls. THE DOLLY GIRLS WITH "THE WINNING WIDOW"-AT THE CRESCENT, WEEK OF DECEMBER 8. "PRICE OF HONOR." Next Week's Attraction at the Lyric Theatre. Manager C. D. Peruchi of the Lyric Theatre announces the production of "Price of Honor," a comedy drama fresh from New York success which is sure to meet with a strong reception. Like many of the plays given this season at the popular stock theatre, there is rich amd blood, sentiment and action running all through the show and it deals with a story of everyday life in New York. It points to a moral that is clearly set forth and strkes home. The play deals with a cloak model In a department store who is thorough ly honest and is trylng to lead a clean life. The store oUleis are suspicious of a thief in the place,becase artleles are mmiss ing many departments. The firm's detective Is out on the case. The vilhsa, who is a floor walker, has an aeeomplie, another girl In the store, and they plot to ruin the lnna east cloak model. he Is arrested and Sooed are sMnd on bar. VIliny maes its usual p)kmsw t but baiure this Is asmlimb the author takes the audience through a series of situations that are full of thrills and startling and often unex pected climaxes. Some wholesome comedy lightens the sombre scenes and as a whole the show is one that is calculated to meet the approval of stock patrons. The entire company will again be given roles that are well suited to their talents and results will be shown in the way the play is acted and staged. This week "lena Rivers," in which Marie Doran's famous version is used, has attracted large audiences. Mabel Gypzene.is featured in the leading role. Laura Hudson, and the other female and male members are all splendidly cast. .COMING ATTRACTIONS AT THE LYRIC. "Rock of Ages." "The Port of Miss ing Men," "Ten Nights in a Barroom," and plays of this kind that are always MISS MIABEL GYPZENE, AT THE LYRIC NEXT WEEK. sure of a warm welcome from the playgoers will be played at this thea tre. Seats should be secured in ad vance, as the crowds are always large. RECEIVE- NAVAL OFFICERS. On Thanksgiving Day at the recep tion of the Naval oficers by the city omcials and Exchanges, the following from our district represented The Al giers Improvement Association: Theo. J. Lala, Major R. 8. Stearnes, Julius Bodeager, Martin S. Mahoney, Peter 8. Lawton, Joseph Lennox, George Her. bert, Jr. and Dr. C. V. Kraft. Pearce's Theatres TRIANON........... 81416 Canal St. BIJOU DREAM .... 117 t. Charles S GRAND THEATRE... 10S Canal St. ELECTRIC THEATRE..t5 Canal t. DREAMLAND ...81 St. Charls St. UP-TO.OATE ADtAS P'a AiE ADAM'B HATB. HENRIETTA CROSMAN. Henrietta ('rosman in The Rtal Thing," who is billed as the attraction at the Tulane for the week of Iec. 1.., will be seen in one of the best roles she has filled for years. Had it been fashioned for her it could not have fit ted her better, and unquestionably Catherine Chisholm Cushing, who wrote it. had in mind just such a wom an for the part of the "widow." For The Real Thing is a widow play. When that is said, its value goes uip about fifty points with the av erage theatre goer. for it is a stage tradition that widow plays are almost invariably brim full of cleverness, just as it seems to happen that widows are endowed with the same propensity. In "The Real Thing" Miss Crosman plays the part of a widow who. though not madl in love with her late hus band, succeeded in making the matri monial stakes a success in spite of many obstacles, during his lifetime. HENRIETTA CROSMAN AND KID~ DIES, JOE WAILACE AND JOYCE FAIR, IN "THE REAL THING"-TULANE, WEEK DE CEMBElK 8. Now that he has departed, she visits her sister Kate, hoping to ind ideal uapplaess in her home. Instead, she finds afairs anything but ideal. The wife, Kate Grayson, she found had become a household drudge, giv lag all of her time to very much spoilt ch8idren ad her housework, while her husband, eraving the compaalomship -------------~~rrr , _~ \ hi l hlie missed at home, had taken up with a pretty schoolgirl who lii ed next door. She played ttennis whit hitm, rode. walked, golfed and took the pilace of the wife at the card parties and became known as "ais. Graysonis understudy." Imagine a widow standing for condi tions like that: The widow that .Miss Crosnian gives us doesn't stand it for a minute. From the instant that she sets foot in the house slihe bgins her w\ork of "reformation." This site does in such a thoroughly widowesque. epi gramatic fashion that she fairly takes you off your feet. To-wit: "Where two are not congenlial, tile w'ife niust do a lot of adapting or sonlebodl else will." "To neglect your children may be criminal, but to neglect your husband is fatal." "The dressing sacque habit and the curl-paper craze have sent more good husbands on the affinity hunt than all the broken commandments in C('ris tendom.' "'Beauty may be only skin deep, but there are precious few of us that would care to make that journtey up the church aisle skinned. "I'd rather be a peacock than a goose." There are a lot more but they are worth hearing first hand. The second act, it is said, is a most delicious bit of high comedy. The widow's old beau returns to town after a self-imposed exile in the Antipodes for seven years. Hie doesn't know that lessie is a widow and Kate had pro mised not to tell, but she lets the se cret out, and a clever scene is enacted where the old beau makes love to the widow while she believes lie thinks her still married. Of course in the third act, which is the last, the husband and wife are brought together ,and the widow finds a new happiness as well. Mliss Crosman's characterization of the thoughtful, serious woman who cloaks her real self behind a chipper and vivacious exterior is a thorough delight. Josephine Lovett is the wife. Frederick Tilden is the husband, 1Vel ba Lestina is the girlish understudy and Albert Brown is the old beau. FORTUNES IN ROYALTIES. "The Spring Maid" Has Made Its Au thors and Composers Rich. The authors and composers of mod ern light opera reap rich harvests in royalties when their work is a success. Harry F. Smith, who has written the books of over a hundred light operas and musical comedies, announced in a recent court case that he had made a million in royalties from his work. From "The Spring Maid" alone, in which he colaborated with Robert P. Smith in preparing the English version of this sentimental New York success, he has received more money in royal ties than does the President of the United States in salary. Werba and Luescher, who secured the rights for America and England, have for three seasons sent the Smiths a weekly check for royalties that generally runs into four figures. For two seasons the opera played to capacity business at the New York Liberty theatre, while last season three companies presented it in this country and another in ,on don. Since August, 1911, it has been continually on tour, one company cloe ing on August 10th, 1912, and another opening on the following day. This season three companies will be sent out by Werba and Luescher and "The Spring daid" will be heard in over three hundred cities. "The Spring Maid" was one of the big successes of Europe and its com posers, Heinrich Reinhkrdt, and as thors, Julius Wilhelm and A. M. Wil ner, drew down handsome profits. In this country the success of the operet ta has paid them immense sums. Al CRESCENT THEATRE BeinninE Matinees-Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday THE WINNING WIDOW TULANE THEATRE Beginning December 8 Matinees- Wednesday and Saturday THE REAL THING \\'.:' K O P E(1. i.. ............................ " ii " IN S; .\ 01 Orpheum Theater PHONEI' AIN ;3::. ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE AT 2:15 EVEilNG PERFORMANCE AT 8:15 PRICES Nighi--lOc, 25c, c 7c. Box Seat. 51.00. PRICES Mtinee IOc, 25c, Oc. Box Seato 7Sc. Ticket Office Open Dalily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. LYRIC Phone Main 1379 PERUCHI-GYPZENE STOCK CO. MATINES:-SU. MM. Fr nd S innin D PRICES, 1oc., 20c., 30c., SOc. Sun. Mat. Dec. 8 PRICE OF HONOR Nemo Theatre HIGH-CLASS MOTION PICTURES AND POLITE VAUDEVILLE. Every Night--Prices 5 and 10 cents SUNDAY - - - 10c for Adults. Opelousas Ave., Bet. Bouny and Powder Streets. Say to Her To-day "Wife, I am going to put a complete plumb ing system in this house." Why her smile will be worth the cost. She'll appreciate what that means-less drudgery and more comfort-an up-to-date home. Then see us about high-grade modern plumbing-the only kind worth having-the only kind we do. Algiers Cornice and Plumb ing Works, Limited. J. BODENCGER, Prest. 161-163 Delaronde St. Phone Algiers 48 and 526 I .... together It is safe to say that when "The Spring Maid' 'runs its course, and that will be some seasons distant, the opera will have paid Messrs. Rein hardt, Wilhelm, Wilner and the Smiths over halt a million dollars. Over a million copies of the roman tic waltz, "Day Dreams," has been sold and royalties are also coming in week ly from the sale of talking machine and phonograph records. This charm ing opera will be seen here at the Tu lane for the week of Dec. 15. ADAMS' HATS Cut it in Half We Fix your gas stoves so that it will cut your gas bill in half. This is done by the Brad shaw System which we have just adopted. Gas stoves repaired and regulated. GEO. W. STEWART, 157 Delarucde St.