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In the Realms of the Mimic World
f Those to whom the drama in its best
dress and its noblest aim appeals with
'success—for there are theater-goers
I deaf to such appeals—will treasure the
'memory of the dramatic spectacle pre
sented at the Metropolitan last week.
!So much has been written and said
'about "Ben Hur" the play, as well as
the book, that there is no longer any
'occasion to enter upon further discuss
jion or analysis of the work. It is suf
ficient to say that nobody who values
'and enjoys the presentation of a wor
thy drama by worthy players, can fail
[to admire this skillful adaptation of
a remarkably strong story to the stage.
! Unlike many dramas of a highly
Spectacular character, the opportunities
[for acting are not all sacrificed to the
'scenery and set pieces, nor are per
functory and conventional players en
gaged to do the acting. Instead, the
management has shown a proper ap
preciation of the requirements of such
.virile drama by engaging for the prin
cipal roles trained artists, men and
.women equipped with experience and
talent. The result is a smooth, well
consideredr intelligent, vigorous presen
tation of the drama.
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With the "Prince of Pilsen" at the Metropolitan.
of acting was contributed by Dodson
Mitchell, whose portrayal of the thrifty
and venerable Simonides was a strik
ingly lifelike and impressive character
! But without further comment at this
late day upon the general excellence
of the acting, another meritorious and
unusual feature in a performance of
|this character was the shortness of
■the waits between the acts. The only
interval that might be considered ap
ipreciably long is that following the
'curtain which descends on the chariot
race scone, and that was scarcely fif
teen minutes.
\ How expeditiously the play moves is
shown by the fact that in spite of the
prologue and six acts, some of them
.embodying three scenes, the final cur
tain falls at 11:10 p. m., just three hours
■and ten minutes after the beginning of
the performance.
( The brief waits between acts accom
plish two purposes. They not only
relieve the tediousness and restlessness
,that attend protracted spells of inter
mission, bat they tend to establish a
'closer connection between the incidents
of the story—to promote the continuity
'of the theme, thus the interest awaken
*ed at the outset is less liable to flag.
I The spectacular drama of "Ben Hur"
is a remarkable achievement from any
and all points of view.
I It will be a long while ere we shall
look upon its like again.
—Fred G. Hunt.
Latest Musical Comedy This Week's
L Attraction at the Metropolitan.
"' "The Prince of Pilsen," the newest of
all the musical comedies now on the
stage, will open a week's engagement
at the Metropolitan Opera house to
night. As it is New Year's week, in
addition to the regular matinees on
((Wednesday and Saturday, there will be
a special "Prince of Pilsen" matinee on
'New Year's day. "The Prince of Pil
sen" is owned by Henry W. Savage,
.who has produced the "Sultan of Sulu,"
"Kin:? Dodo" and "Peggy From Paris,"
'and is the proprietor of the Castle
Square Grand Opera company.
(. "The Prince of Pilsen" is a musical
comedy which is an attraction which
should find favor with all lovers of
I rtage disptay—bright costumes in end
less numbers, a big and animated
'chorus, hard-working principals, broad
'comedy and effective ensembles. There
jis a kaleidoscopic change of hues and
tints and faces and forms as scene fol
lows scene. The Heidel boys, the girls
of the American cities, the seashell
! girls, the Vassar girls, the- butlers and
maids, the jjolf girls, the bathing girls—
change following change so rapidly that
It geems as if the members of the
chorus must be kept busy arraying
themselves for each succeeding scene.
| Many of the musical numbers, it is
said, are of a kind that should meet
I with favor with the masses. Among
the numbers are "The Modern Pirate,"
"We Know It's Wrong to Flirt," "A
1 Season On Our Shore," "Keep It Dark,"
"The Field and the Foreut," "The
! 'American Girl," "Our Floral Queen,"
"Fall In," a 1 inging march and chorus,
j Rnd an effective finale at the close of
I each act. "The Message of the yio-
let" is a pretty duet, "The Widow" is
an effective trio, "Pictures in Smoke" is
pleasing, and "The Tale of the Sea
Shell" is a sweet duo with chorus.
One of the hits of the performance
is a topical song, "He Didn't Know
What to Do," which tells the story of
a man in many complicated situations
in which he didn't know what to do.
The numbers are all sung with dash
and spirit, and every member of the
company works from the minute the
curtain rolls up to the close of the sec
ond act. ' •
"The Prince of Pilsen" is a musical
comedy calling for a large cast. Filling
important roles are Helen Bertram,
Arthur Donaldson, Lillian Coleman,
John W. Ransome, Harold Crane, Sher
man Wade, Jeanette Bageard, Ada
Browne, Anna Lichter and others —all
well known on the mugic and comedy
stage. Mr. Ransome is cast for the role
of the Cincinnati brewer, who at home
is an alderman and at Nice is a prince,
who readily adapts himself to the con
ditions which so unexpectedly arise.
Arthur Donaldson is the real prince,
and it is said he sings and acts the role
in an admirable manner. Helen Ber
tram, handsome and vivacious, has the
role of the dashing widow, Mrs. Crock
er, and sings in good voice and acts
with grace. Sherman Wade has a good
comedy part in Francois, the waiter.
Miss Bageard sings and dances her
self into favor as Mrs. Crocker's
French maid.
"The Evil Eye" Will Entertain It's
Patrons This Week.
Charles H. Yale and Sidney R. Ellis'
big kaleidoscopic spectacle,' "The Evil
Eye," which these managers describe
in the alternative as the "funny
freaks of Nid and the continued com
ical contortions of Nod," will be the at
traction at the Grand this week, begin
ning tonight.
The mechanical portion of "The Evil
Eye" performance is the windmill with
its lightning-like whirling of four ac
robats in mid-air, the indescribable dis
appearing rooms with all their funny
incidents, the breakaway, Avhich gets
rid of "The Evil Eye" in a unique
manner, and many other, unusual and
original ideas and tricks afford much
The cast contains some clever per
formers, including the comedian, mim
ic and dialectician, Richard T. Brown,
the singing 1 comedienne, Miss Josie Sis
son, Miss Helen Foy, The Troubadour
Four, Nat Wixon, Harry Thornton,
Burt Eaton, William Fuller, George
Borani Herman, and the famous
Brothers Kennard, the European pan
tomimists, musicians, dancers and acro
bats, whose impersonations of the mis
chievous dumb boys, Nid and Nod, de
light the spectators.
A sterling feature is offered in the
reappearance In this country, after two
years' absence, of the Phasey troupe,
which, during its sojourn in Europe
has been augmented to double its orig
inal size and now forms one of the
largest and most expensive single fea
tures ever brought to this country. It
is under the direction of Alfred and
Madam Phasey, who control a large
school of dancing in England, and con
sists of sixteen clever English girls,
who excel in singing and dancing, and
who offer as a finale to their act a full
bo-ass band specialty.
Armstrong's "Electric Ballet," which
display has been greatly enlarged and
improved upon by its inventor, P. C.
Armstrong, by the addition of hundreds
of extra lights and other electrical ef
fects, is said to be remarkably ef
fective. Still another feature has been
provided in the engagement of the
Troubador Four, a quartette of come
dians and singers, consisting of Messrs.
Nat Wixon, Harry Thornton, Burt Ea
ton and William Fuller, in their latest
comedy creation, "Odds and Ends from
Here and There."
New and attractive ballet divcrtis
ments have been prepared, among
which are the "Dance of the Tourists,"
"The Pierrots and Harlequins," "The
International Ensemble," in which the
entire company appears, and many
other terpsichorean conceits.
Catchy songs, pretty ballads, notably
the love songs, "By Your Side" and
"You and I," and lively choruses, have
always been a strong feature with "The
Evil Eye," and it is s&i4 the present
season's production will prove no ex
ception to the rule.
Bowery Combination Will Play the
Popular Vaudeville House.
The all star combination of come
dians, burlesquers, vaudevillians, ac
robats and pretty girls from Gotham
familiarly known as the Bowery Bur
lesquers, will begin a week's engage
ment at the Star theater, beginning
with a matinee today.
This show has established a trade
mark which now presents sterling
value in all that constitutes a high
class performance and production of
burlesque and vaudeville.
Among the artists with this company
this season is the Eretto family, six in
number. They are the greatest among
acrobats and equilibrists ever seen in
this country and they are the most
original and daring acrobats that have
ever been imported from the continent
of Europe.
The well known team of entertain
ers, Gilbert and Goldie, are also with
the Bowery company, as are also the
Farrell Taylor trio; Veloa, the young
woman contotionists; Willie and Josie
Barrows, coon shouters and buck and
wing dancers; Miss Lizzie Freligh,
dashing comedienne; Ben Jansen,
Hebrew caricaturist; Miss Nelson, the
red soubrette, and a chorus of very
pretty "Geisha" girls frcm "Japan by
These girls were the chief attrac
tion last summer at the Madison
Square garden in New York. All their
songs and musical numbers are new
and original and beautifully costumed.
This organization of talent is sur
rounded and staged with all the neces
sary scenery and is lighted by a my
riad of electric lights. The stage pic
tures are pleasing, bright and spec
She Scores a Success in the Metropolis
With Her New Play.
Apropos of Julia Marlowe's produc
tion of "The Cavalier," which she pre
sented at the Criterion theater, New
York city, last Monday evening, the
Times pays the delightful actress this
well merited tribute:
To those who have watched Miss Mar
lowe's progress from the earlier days
when she shone —in Philadelphia and in
Boston, if not on Broadway—as Viola and
Rosalind and Juliet, her reappearance
brings a mingling of regret and rejoicing
—regret that those heroines of pure pas
sion and poetry should know her no more,
and rejoicing that, in whatever guise, we
are permitted to delight in her.
"The play last night at the Criterion
theater was not a great work of dramatic
art; but for va book play it had unusual
vigor and coherency. What it lacked in
wit, characterization and compelling dra
matic movement it made up in scattered
moments of expert stagecraft that kept
one breathless, and most of all in the op
portunity it offered Miss Marlowe to ex
hibit to the full the loveliness of her per
son and of her temperament, and the
vigorous and the perfect moderation of
her art.
"It is often the duty of the conscien
tious first-nighter to censure our emo
tional uctresses for seeking to emphasize
their effects by flying to extremes of ut
terance —from hysterical glee to brazen
and clanging passions—a method that is
destructive of all light and shade, of all
the exquisite colorings and modulations of
emotion that alone succeed in keeping to
what the first dramatic critics called the
modesty, that is to say, the moderation,
of nature. Miss Marlowe has moments of
the lightest and the most girlish gayety,
and moments of the intensest passion, and
the effect of these is always enriched and
glorified by the fact that she passes from
one mood to another through the fluid va-
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riety of moods-that mark the transitions i
of -emotion, in real life. : The result of:
this is an effect of palpitating woman
hood, of noble and ■ ingenuous ; emotion, a
-thing ' that, while its dynamics ■: are no
less powerful -than the dynamics of hor
ror and hysteria, brings with- it that sense
of poetical-human feeling which" alone can
justify the strongest appeals.to our emo
tions. —In her power of emotional utter
ance Miss Marlowe belongs to the -■ school
headed- by - Mrs. Leslie Carter. In the
truthfulness and the refinement of her art
she belongs to the school graced by. Miss
Maud Adams and Miss Russell." ■• ..;. ;..>;
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Blanche Walsh as Salammbo in "The
' Daughter of Hamilcar," will be seen
at the Metropolitan 7 for an engagement
of four nights and Wednesday matinee,
beginning Sunday,c.: Jan. -V 4. "The
Daughter of Hamilcar" is said to be
a' strong-' drama. Miss -Walsh; is sur
rounded by a capable company .number
ing § sixty | people,' •'- including ?v; Charles
' Dalton,"- Jerome ' Harington, Hugo Tol
land and Robert Lowe.'"The production
•is :: under the ; management / of.Wagen
hals & Kemper.- The action of the play
is laid in ancient Carthage, 7- a;; city,
whose pomp and splendor is a matter
of history, r The palaces and temples of
its , Gods arid: the f barbaric splendor of
Its costumes and jewels are said to be
represented in lavish fashion. .
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The Metropolitan attractions for the
month of January include Primrose &
Dockstader's Minstrels, Adelaide
Thurston in "At Cozy Corners," Daniel
Sully in his new play, "By the Old Mill
Stream," Charles B. Hanford in "The
Taming of the Shrew,"' and the big
comic ojpera success,. "Sain Toy."
• • •
McVicker's theater, Chicago, has had
innumerable successes since it came
under the management of Jacob Litt,
but none of them compares with Mr.
Litt's newest melodrama, "The Suburb-
an," in point of cthe; bigness of its tri
umph. Not even tb,e wonderful runs of
"Sporting Life," f "The- Great Ruby,"
"Hearts Are Trfcmps,." "Shenancloah,"
"Quo Vadis," "The Price of Peace,"
"Way Down Eaßt" or "Lovers' Lane"
has rivaled "The Suburban" in the
amount of money whfch the attraction
has drawn. The receipts have simply
been tremendous, the play having
drawn something lihfe $160,000 in the
fifteen weeks it has* been playing at
the Chicago house. This record is phe
nomenal when it is remembered that
"The Suburban" was a summer pro
duction. In the short tour which "The
Suburban" is making, it will be seen
in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapo
lis, St. Paul, and other cities near Chi
cago. It will be seen at the Metropoli
tan in this city for three nights and
matinee, beginning Thursday, Jan. 8.
* * *
; 'Jus Hill's: aggregation" of midgets - and
giants, "The Royal Lilliputians,'.' are this
year I presenting ■ a new musical.: concoc
tion, entitled "In Posterland," and:this
new vehicle :. is said to bo , far i superior jto
any of their previous offerings. The Lil
liputians are announced for a week's en
gagement at : the Grand early in January.
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The January bookings at the Grand also
include a visit of David Belasco's stirring
war drama, "The Heart of Maryland,"
Which is now enjoying its fifth consecutive
Arthur C. Alston's "At the Old Cross
Roads," which created so favorable an
impression on the occasion of its visit to
this playhouse last season, is announced
to be seen here in the near future.
. "Yon Yonson," James A. Home's robust
drama, "Hearts of Oak." and Wiliam A.
Brady's production of "Lover's Lane" are
scheduled for appearance at the Grand
during the next two months.
"Way Down East" will be presented in
Australia this summer by a cast the
members of which will be picked from
the three companies now playing the pas
toral in America.
There was a rumor out last week that
Richard Mansfield and* his new manager.
Lyman B. Glover, had quarreled, and
were about to separate. The report was
denied by both. The .rumor recalls a Nat
Goodwin story that is apropos. Goodwin
was frequently the- victim of Glover's se
vere criticism when he visited Chicago,
where the latter was the recognized dean
of the critical guild there. It is- said
when a friend imparted the news to Nat
that Glover had joined the Mansfield forc
es as the manager of- that star, he sol
emnly raised his hand in the air, a la
Monte Cristo. and exclaimed:
"I'm even at last."
There is a play introduced in the East
last week that got an unconscious laugh.
In the action a father is attempting to
reform the wayward f son, and it must
have been pretty bad,* for when the son
replied, "There's no use trying to reform
me, I'm on the' downward path, and am
going down to the corner to get drunk,"
a yell came from the audience, and about
fifty voices cried, "Wait a minute, we
would like to go with you."
* * *
"The Girl and the Judge," which had
the longest run of any play in Ivew York
last season, will 'be the vehicle in which
Miss Grantly will star the coming season.
She will bring the entire Lyceum theater
production with her to all the cities she
visits in her febming tour this season.
* * *
"Miss Petticoats," a novel by Dwight
Tilton, is the latest publication to be
dramatized. The work is being done by
Mr; Tilton, in collaboration with George
T. Richardson, the dramatic editor of the
Boston Traveller, and the play is. to have
a production this spring.
Preparations for Miss :Marie Cahill's
starring tour in "Nancy Brown," under
the management of D. V; Arthur, are well
under way. George H. Broadhurst and
Frederick Ranken have completed the
book, and several composers have finished
the musical numbers. The company will
begin rehearsing in a week, and the tour
will open on the road, coming to the
New York Bijou theater early in Feb
• • *
Charles Frohman is arranging the fol
lowing new productions for New York:
Clyde Fitch's latest play, -The Girl With
the Green Eyes," with Clara Bloodgood;
"The Unforseen," a new play by Robert
Marshall, author of "Second In Com
mand," etc., with Charles Richman ana
Margaret Anglin; Madeline Lucette Ry-
Jty's lew play for Annie Russell, fit' led
"Mice and Men," and Stephen Phillips
• iJlyss;i." in wlrch over 200 peopie will
• • •
Richard HardingDa^ris' new play, which
Henry Miller is to produce, has been
named "The Taming of Helen,' though it
is taken from his novel, "Captain Mack
lin." Jessie MillTSartU the leading lady,
nearly broke up the rehearsals last week
by refusing to play her part, owing to
the fact that one scene requires her to
appear disguised as a boy. After a con
sultation, a costume of lose-fitting trous
ers, with other masculine attire,- was ar
ranged as a compromise, and Miss Miii
ward will join the ranks of actresses in
boy parts this season.
• * ** •
Charles Frohman is hastening arrange
ments to provide a play for Miss Maude
Adams, who expects to reappear on the
stage before the Ist :of February. Ever
since her return fronx Europe Miss Ad
ams has been living: .entirely under the
care of her physician with the most grat
ifying results. Hen coadltion is now much
better than it has been at any time with
in the last three yeaj3- m
The Bostonians opera company may
sail for Australia in four weeks. The re
newed success this justly famed organiza
tion has made this season, which has con
tinued since the revival of "Robin Hood
at the New York Academy of Music, has
interested managers considerably, and ne
gotiations have been started that will
mean a tour of the English speaking
world. If it is possible to cancel all dates
of the present season after Vancouver,
where the Bostoniana appeal- Jan. 8, the
complete company wHI sail on the fol
lowing day for Brisbane, Queensland. The
Australian tour will include the cities
of Melbourne, Sidney, Adelaide and Bris
bane; then will come a New Zealand tour,
covering Auckland, _ Wellington, Christ
church and Dunedin. A Tasmanian tour
will follow on the return to Melbourne,
which will take in Hobart and Launces
ton. Then the company will sail for the
Philippines, Hongkong and India. A
South African tour is also being negotiat
ed, with London and the British prov
inces to follow.
Miss Millie James, the diminutive and
clever daughter of Louis James, who ap
peared in St. Paul in "Lovers' Lane" last
season, is to star under the management
of Charles B. Dillingham, who is Miss
Julia Marlowe's manager, in a play being
written by Paul Kester. It is said Mr.
Dillingham has had a play in mind for
Miss James ever since he saw her clever
work in "Lovers' Lane."
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.;'-■ Few of the people who stop In the foyer
of Daly's, ■ in ■. New - York - city, to ' admire'
Sir Joshua - Reynolds' - portrait of i his old
actor-friend, David Garrick, -realize just
how much. it -is sought for. t Although the
original'price is said to have been about
$5,000, y Daniel " Frohman' has been ■ offered I
on several occasions recently as much as
$7,000 and $8,000. V ;.,_ - • . ..
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Almost nightly there has been a con
test between Richard Mansfield's endur
ance and that of the audience in the Her
ald Square theater. The first night of
"Julius Caesar," the actors and the ac
tor-manager took all of the curtain calls
offered, but since then Arthur Forrest is
the only one who has been before the cur
tain and he has been allowed to appear
only twice. The audience, especially the
gallery god portion, has desired to get
Mr. Mansfield out. He has refused to ap
pear, and frequently the curtain has risen
for a new scene while the calls for him
were being continued.
* * *
friends. In an old suit of black clothes
the trousers bagged at the knees, a
weather-stained hat of last season's buy-
Ing, and with a bandage on a slight wound
In his right hand, his appearance is a
striking contrast with that of the the
* • •
In the opinion of: Grace . Kimball, there
• should be some law to prevent chorus girls
from stealing . the names of players ; who
have become well known. § Every - one re
members how annoyed S Francis Wilson
was when a chorus girl ■ commenced : to
call herself "Frances" Wilson. Then
there - was : a girl named . Maggie O'Brien
who | changed . her name to . Zaza ! Belasco.
Also, a chorus girl has recently . been dis
covered in New York who calls herself
Marie • Cahill. after the prima donna of
that name. Now Miss Kimball. who won
her • reputation 'as ' leading lady with E.
H. Sothern : and Henry Miller, is . much
■ annoyed because of the * antics ! of a . Chi
cago girl of the chorus .who apparently
bears the same name, possibly with every
justification, but nevertheless under an
noying, circumstances. This Grace Kim
ball of the - chorus is the young woman
from whose silken slipper the Grand Duke
Boris drank champagne last August. Now
an enterprising Chicago concern ■ has is
sued a large advertising card showing
Grace Kimball posing in a flashy costume .
and''exhibiting a pair of pink satin slip
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William A. Brady was the first of the
managers to see the farcical possibility of
newspaper caricatures. Since he intro
duced Foxy Grandpa to the stage theater
goers have been called upon to meet Hap
py Hooligan. Gloomy Gus, Alphonse and
Gaston, Mrs. Katzenjammer. Buster
Brown, Sunny Jim and the habitants of
Spotless Town.
* * *
The New York theatrical managers, in
cluding Al Hayman, Charles Frohman,
Klaw & Erlanger, Frank Sanger. Charles
Burnham and Daniel Frohman, have de
cided to organize a benefit, to take place
at the Knickerbocker theater, New York
city, the second Tuesday in January, in
behalf of Georgia Cayvan, the actress, for
many years the leading woman of the Ly
ceum theater, who is now in a sanitarium
at Flushing. N. Y. There is no woman in
the profession who has aided various
charities with her labors more than Miss
Cayvan. She has appeared at every bene
fit given in behalf of the actors' fund in
New York during the past twelve or thir
teen years, until she was stricken down
by her present illness, and there is doubt
less no actress for whom there will be a
more quick and generous response in
these sad days of her illness and retire
Box holders at the Metropolitan opera
house and a select few of the outside pub
lic are chuckling over the manner in
which a certain man well known about
town tried in vain to break into the mag
ic circle. The man is wealthy, but hab
itually appears in public accompanied by
a young woman who is not received so
cially outside of Martin's. It was largely
to gratify her whim that the man under
took to get a box at the opera this sea
son. He could not understand the cold
ness with which his proposition was re
ceived, and as he is in a position to em
phasize his displeasure, the authorities
were obliged to tell him they would see
what could be done. Finally he was no
tified that only one box was available,
and that only for every other perform
ance. The price, the notice calmly said,
would be $30,000. The man thought it
over, and he is not a boxholder.
* * *
In pursuance of his policy of presenting
a series of artistic plays, regardless of
their commercial value, George Fawcett
is now endeavoring to arrange for the
presentation at Chase's theater, Balti
more, and perhaps elsewhere, of George
Bernard Shaw's drama. "Candida." Ne
gotiations through Miss Elizabeth Mar
bury, the American agent for Mr. Shaw,
are now pending. Mr. Shaw has bery well
denned ideas as to just how his plays
shall be presented, and under what con
ditions, so that his plays as a rule are
to be found only in the library. With
the exception of the two Shaw plays pro
duced by Mansfield, none of his work has
been presented in America. "Candida"
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In Bowery Burlesquers at the Star.
is the study of a young poet who falls
in love with a ministef's wife. I
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Kirke La Shelle is busy over the forth
coming production of "Checkers. Ihis
popular little novel, which contains more
tears and smiles than any publication of
its size extant, has been dramatized by
the author, Henry M. Blossom Jr and
will have its opening performance in St.
Louis, Mr. Blossom's native town, March
15, at the Century theater.
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- The Bostonians caused quite a sensation
B;: — .-- " r""~-"" ——L- N. SCOTT, Lessee and Manager.— —-' ■ ;.^"
I TOW Ift WTi ALL THIS (Matinees - Wednesday; 1 New 1
I' 1 "';Vf 111 I L.V* I ..'■") WEEK ! Year's Day and Saturday. :>
i ! ' ■'■ Henry W. Savage Presents the Newest Musical Comedy, THE ij& '
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5 Months in Boston! 3 Months in Chicago! ";
I 100 in the Cast 8 | |60 in th» Chorus ! [
A Galaxy of Gorgeously Gowned Girls !
: ; :: r 4 :: ;; A Radiant* Regiment* of; Real Singers.
QpiPCQ Evenings and iNew Year's Matinse, $1. 50, $1, 75c, 500,250
I IIIUImU Wednesday and Saturday riatlnees..si.oo, 75c, 500,250
SllSlliiiAV i BA&I ; Jfi&l* T FOUR NIGHTS— v - '
9Unllfll^ UAlli rfrlni Wednesday MATINEE
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rfTilfl 3 Nights, Saturday Matinao IMM Q
ti-& I Bmtm Gommanolng Thursday Ifffinia O
Stupendous Production— intact from its great run of. 15 weeks at ;./
._-.;-..•.' McVicker's Theatre, Chicago, whsre it played to crowded houses, '
The Suburban
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when playing In Salt Lake City by giving
an impromptu concert in the Mormon
Tabernacle. They had been specially in
vited by the elders to hear an organ re
cital, and the enormous building held a
great crowd in their honor. The idea
was suggested when the vox humani, or
quartette of human voices, recently added
to the Mormans' magnificent organ, was
tried for the first time. The Bostomans
thought it was a real quartette accom
panied by the organ, and started in to
do better, with their own fine quartette.
Soon everyone felt like singing, and a
programme was quickly arranged. It was
such a brilliant success that the manage
ment was approached to repeat the same
to a paving audience, but the Bostomans
"speeiai" was waiting to carry them to
San Fiancisco, so that a profitable en
gagement was lost.
Lculs James ana Frederick TVardc are
Th: riatchless Prlma Danna.
The Eminent Pianist.
Seats Now Sailing at Dyer's—sl.so. $1.00. 50c
Matinee Tcday-AII Week gggfg
bowery 10
Direct from Hurtz & Seamons'
Music Hall, New York, CfintS
NEXT WEEK. Vanity Fsir Co.
making what can safely be called a tri
umphal tour of the South, in Wagenhal3
and Kemper's gorgeous production of
"The Tempest." The popular tragedians
are attracting capacity audiences every
where, and in almost every city people
are turned away, unable to secure seats
or standing room. The fame of the stars
and the talented players supporting them
naturally insures a large patronage, but
the elaborate and costly nature of the
production itself is probably a factor m
the popular success which the rival or
their unfamiliar comedy has attained, in
spite of the very great expensa or their
organization of nearly fifty people, thero
has been an unusually large profit on ev
ery week of the tour, which began
Sept. 1. „ % g ;
With five opera companies on the road
and two more in the process of organiza- j
tion Henry W. Savage and his genersil ,
manager, George A. Kingsbury, are pretty, i
busy men. Mr. Savage spends considera- ]
ble time in going about the country look- ]
Ing after his organizations in person. ;
while Mr. Kingsbury is practically located
in charge of the New York office.
• * •
Amelia Bingham makes her second New
York appearance in ''A Modern Magaalen
when she begins a week's engagement at
the Grand opera house Dec. 3d. Christ
mas and New Year's weeks will be spent
in Boston, and Miss Bingham wilk nu
doubt, then start rehearsals for her New:!
York opening of "The Frisky Mrs. John
son," at the Princess thuater.

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