Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 21, 1907)
Shallcross, J. S.
Many fine attractions fill playhouses at Louisville, p. 9
i'a Yue it ii a I ,EVELt_\NI) I_)., I<p. 1 4.-Divorcons, the Frenrch coedlly in which Grace George made such a remarkable suc- , both in New Lork and in London, sthe offering at the Opera house this k Miss George was excellent. As the Ihand, Frank Worthing has one of the roles of his career. A newer English ortation is Douglas Gerrard, who was iruht over to play the part of Adhemar, io soldier lover. He fits in well with rdiences were the rule. 11 Trovatore, with an enlarged cast and amplified scenic production is the sowell hill of the Sheehan company at e Colotia. Mr. Sheehan was very good "Manri. His Voice is in excellent ndition notwithstanding the generous us to which he has put it the last few wr ks. A new primat donna was intro- iced in the role of Leonrra, Miss Helen Noldi, a ClevIand girl who received a cor- lial welcore. Sire has lately come from Abroad where, in addition to her studies, She engaged in concert work. Her voice is rich anI of a pleasing quality. VIola Gillette, pleasantly renermibered fr her nice voice and her good looks in The Girl and the Bandit, was one of t', lrading performers at Keith's this week. With Miss Gillette is the well known com- tian, George McFarlile, who assists her ipreserrirg a drligirtfrillvfuinny sketrch ntitled, A Little Musical Nonsense. Max York's dogs are the best ever seen art Keiths; Middleton, Spelmeyer & Cr. otch, A Texas Wooing, is amusing, anI toduees a full blooded Indian actor, , unded Buffalo; the H[oldsworths an Sd banjoists; Elurer Tenley is an cu- etairting monologist; Chris Bruno andu llabellRussell sing and dance neatly, andn Keno, Welsh and Melrose, as usual, pro- nt a popular brand of fuln along with illed acrobatic feats. Old Heidelberg a Hit. A better selection than Old Heidelberg orlId not have been moade by Vaughan laser for his closing week at the Euclid \etrnue garden theater, commencing last Metrnday eVertinog. 'This beautiful play he reelosely associated with himself, wits- ningwith it his greatest local success, and presenting it in Detroit, Buffalo, Co- lbtus, Brooklyn and Providence, where has won much praise from the critic nli the public. The play affords every tember of the company opportunity for fine acting and gives the scenic artist i Chance to display somie beautiful stage pictures. The opening scene shows the orung prince, Karl Heinrich, amid the 'loomy surroundings at the castle where !i, early years are spent. Then the `ene shifts to gay Heidelberg, and here rte prince enjoys life for the first time. Acain the scene is changed. The oli king dies and Karl Heinrich is recalled tothe throre. Loving little Kathie, his tompanion at Heidelberg, and anxious t,' ted her like air ordinary subject, ie must bow his head to the decrees of state. Tin iantlscene Xwhtere the prince returns to fleidelbeg, to enjoy once more its gayety end freedom, is one in which pathos and tliment are charmingly blended. Miss Fay Courtenary's Kathie is one of her Most delightful characterizations. The orit of Dr. Juter was very well played 1Y that sterling actor, Frank Camp. kames Hester is seen as Herr Lutz and "saentertaining as his valet. Mr. John- - nd Mr. Kibyand other members of company ere seen it congenial parts. Comedy Is Pleasing. Tenessee s Partner. Scott Marble's rely four-act comedy drama. was the of- ering Of tie Majestic Stock Co. this took. Manager Macy chose it because it Iers a pleasing part to each of the Irincipals. The story of Tennessee's it et is toofailiar torequireany eo- 'ittiOn It contaitsoa series of interest- tgiteins and ahost of odd characters ilttaonylaughable yet sentimental epi odes. In the character of the brave, 'light young girl from the Smoky Moun- l lnd, Florence Oakley is seen at her best tedrest some clever acting. One of the Its ltflmelodramatic sentiment seen Cleveland of late was that given by ttry Ingram,as Caleb Swan, the square- \llganitler, and Tennessee's pardner. wthe otier members of the company "Iewgoadin tplir respective parts. FasPlays of recent years have secured tder strong hold upon public favor as t der Sothern Skies, which was seen at he Lycebim. Its reputation is now so 'tellestablished that the mere announce- ayto Of its coming is all that is neces- itry i draw crowded houses. This popu- f not is dthard to account for, for there eot dull moment from the rise of rain until its fal. Almost all the Sands econd acts are filled with life crtgaytv. The birthday part in the ichi <nd the Hallowe'en celebration, tltch1. tite feature of the second act, have such natural, youthful fnir trd frl- ic that the audience seero to becomre part ofitand long to join in the merry- making themselves. Melodrama Wins Applause. Parted on Her Bridal Tor was the of- fering at the Cleveland this week. The novel makes a good melodrama full of sentimenta nd racked Iearts and farbet- ter in a literary Xway titan tile common run of melodramas seen here. The scenes are laid in and around New York City. and disclos the struggles of Pc young girl, who penniless and alone in the world, battles against overwhelming odds and unscrupulous enemies, and after many vicissitudes wins in the end. The scenery is artistic. The company, which numbers twenty, is made tip of recog- pized players, the entire production be- ing under the management of Charles E. Blaney. Several good acts are inclled in the Lyric bill. Zeda gives an exhibition of a L )i'ISVJLE IKy., Sept. 14.-E. M. Iolland, is the letdiirg man it George Middletons dramatization of Nicholson's mystery novel, The House of a Thousand Candles, was the attraction at Macauley's theater for the first three nights of the current week. Mr. Holland's career on the American stage has been continuously brilliant and he is a great favorite in this city. His support is good. Miss Racbrick, formerly with John Drew, is with Mr. Holland as leading lady. Packed houses greeted the players. The latter part of the week Thomas Jefferson was seen in the grand old play Rip Van Winkle. Mr. Jefferson's principal sup- port this season includes Miss Maggie Moore, Loretta Jefferson, Horace Mitchell and Phrllis Metton. The sale of seats has been unusually large. His Honor the Mryor ntext we'Ik. Mary Anderson Theater-Manager Mtax ROBERT ROGERS AND LOUISE MACKINTOSH IN OUT OF SIGHT. boneless man that is interesting from the anatomical standpoint. The DeVana brothers have a dog to assist them in tleir acrobatic wor. Otler performers: Nelson and Mieledge, comedians; Leo Cooper and company, in "The Price of Power "; Vynne Christy, blackface come- dian; Rinaldo, "wandering violinist," and Lula Majic, vocalist. Cherry Blossoms Entertain. Miron M. Gilday, assisted by John Perry tod ILilly Welch, give ar excollent sketc at tireStar called Coals of Fire. 'uincitell Smith is the author. The Cherry Blos- soms are responsible for the entertain- dent as a whole. The chooms is good ooking and the scenery is above the aver- age in the first part, which is called Boos- ter Millions. John Perry has a song at the opening that makes a big hit. Goff Phillips. black face comedian; Jorge Al- eene and Hamilton. who have a singing and dancing act and a male quartet ap- pear in the olio. Dr. Dippy's Sanitarium closes the performance. The Bowery Burlesquers have a good trio of comedians this trip. Mike Kelly was formerly one of the comedians in Me, Him and I. Ben Jensen has been with the company for nine years. Harry Hills also has a reputation. One of the 'eature show is a college number, where an innovation is sprung on burlesques an- diences by costuming the chorus in long kirts. Three musical farces bring out he strength of the company. In the olio are Ben Jensen, the two Bracketts, Ar- hur and Ethel Miller, dancers, and Car- melita D'Elcedera. Fabish's promise to the public that only tie biggest and best headliners will ap- pear at his house has been made good. The cuirrent week's hill was very strong and is composed of some of the best art- ists on the United Amusement Company's circuits, among which are: Mills and Mor- ris, the original "Minstrel Maids," a very clever team, with new songs and dances; Stanley and Cogswell. comedy sketch, The German Professor; Madame Adelaide Her- norn, Queen of Magic; Ray L. Royce, Ca1nfieldandCarton, inTheHoodoo Man; Wiley Zimmerman, impersonator of musi- cal celebrities; Delmore & Lee, athletic act; Frederick V. Bowers, in a musical farce, College Days; and a new set of ani- imated pictures. Racing Drama Does Well. Masonic Theater-David Higgins in His Last Dollar, was the current week's at- traction at this house. He was cleverly supported by Miss Mary Servoss. Good houses ruled. "Tommy" Reynolds, a strong local favorite is with the company, and received applause. Next week, Thorns and Orange Blossoms. Buckingham-The Broadway Gaiety Girls packed them in at this house. Bright and breezy and up to the minute is every number. The olio is particularly strong. Next week, The Jolly Grass Widows. Avenue Theater-Lincoln J. Carter's The End of *he Trail did a phenomenal business here. Long before the doors were opened every seat was sold. Under- lined for next week: Our Friend Fritz. Fontaine Ferry Park is upon its last week of the season and Manager William Reiclhmann made thfinal wieka tr ibt one in every repe ct. rrtuusaily iinr'' lotof attractions bolt indoo 'sealdo rtOf doors aro preserted. Ito tire pavilion, Al. Lawrence, monologist, is heading the bill; Mason and Bart, comedy acrobatic team; Les-Aubin Leonel: Fuller and Love, usnidl cosrredians; tLillin siley, numic and vocalist; rand thre EKirodroine, iciake ai a good bill. Prof. Harrry Cook, the Bandmaster, accompanied by a new solo- ist. will give a farewell series of free concerts, White City Ends Season. -White City closed Sept. 7 vith one of the biggest crowds ever at this place, spe- cial attractions were presented and the Pythianis turned out in full force. The park closed a very suc'essfil season, and to Col. John It. Whallen is due all the credit, as he took hold of the place when failure seemed certain. "The Gobblers," an orga'nization com- posed of White City mainagers and emt- Dloyes, gave a farewell dinner last week. Over 150 plates were provided. "Doc." Barnard and Heywood Allen had charge of the affair, aid it was successful. Manager Chris. Vassmian, of the Crys- Icil theater, is pleased at tlh'e htsiIess his house is doing. New sorgs toy Miss Cela Burch and frequent change of pic- tr'es' 'r:' packing is place. The Moulton thenter, the new house to ht opened by Irvin Simons of Dream- lanrd, is nearly completed and will open next week. Marvel theater, George Heidelberg's cozy picture house is doing a turn-away business. Mr. 1Heidelberg has just in- stalled new opera chairs and enlarged his seating capacity to accommodate the in- creasing attendance. Manager L. Rosenfield of the Wonder- iltid. is leascrd wvith the business lie is doing. Baby -Burch is tie star attraction. The Williams Brothers have been en- gaged indefinitely by manager Sironirs of Dramland, Tent Shows Prosperous. Suni Brothers World Progressive Show;s gave two performanees Sort. 10 to packed tents. The show is a good oine and keeps arace with the times. T'his has been a successful season so far vith this show. Buffalo Bill, after ain absence of over five years, will appear Seirt. 2S. Ont the same date and in adjoining lots the well known Frank A. Robbins circus will show here. Forepaugh & Sells Bros. did a tremeen- dous business in New Albanv, Ind., Sept. 7. Packed thm to the ring bank. Capt. John H. Magnus, of the police de- particent with the Forepaugh-Sells show, is considered one of the best mern in his line in the country, and stands high with the show people. Capt. Magnus' duities are trying, but he is equal to the etor- gency and handles the crowds to th sat- isfoction of all. He is a SHOW WORLD enthusiast and sees that all the show people are supplied with the paper. Fifty copies are purchased weekly, more than twice any other show paper. Tom Corrigan, the well known singer, has decided not to go into vaudeville. but remain in this (ity the coming season with the Crystal theater. Hopkins theater will open Sept. 15. Continuous vaudeville will be presented Manager Reiciman will adhere to his pol- icy in thre future as in the past, to pre- sent nothing but the best. The Copeland Brothers stoc1 coimpany hoas fircishoed its selason on thte Airdome circuit controlled by the Middle West Managers' Association. The companyhas enjoyed a prosperous ast well as a pleas- ant sumier. and will continue in roper- tolire this winter, being booked solid un- til the advent of the warm weather. HAVE A LAUGHABLE PLAYLET. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers Win Favor with Clever Sketch, Out of Sight. Robert Rogers and Louise Mackintosh, whose likeness we present herewith, are be- ng featured upon advanced vaudeville bills his season with their laughable playlet, tut of Sight. The sketch tells a consistent tory, and possesses a startling and laugh- hMe finish that affords the prayers a'n equal 'hance for the display of their ablity. Tre Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin remarked in a recent issue, "Out of Sight is the laughing it of the year." The Sentinel, of the same 'ity, said. "The house was in continuous aughter," and the Milwaukee Daily News said, oflut of Sight kept the Crystal audi- *nee in roars of laughter." Mr. and Mrs. togers, as they are known in private life, iaye bad prominent parts in many Btroad- way productions and are wein and favorably known. Their last appearance in Chicago vas In The Price of Peace, which enjoyed a hree months' run at McVicker's theater. Thpy have a playlet which is refined, polite nd extremely laughable. The attraction is Ping booked by the Western Vaudevillo Mianagers' Association. 5,ptember 21, 1907. T ii ii THE SHOW WORLD GRACE GEORGE IS WELCOMED IMANY FINE ATTRACTIONS FILL BY HER CLEVELAND ADMIRERS PLAYHOUSES AT LOUISVILLE Brilliant Young Actress Is Seen in Her Great Success, E. M. Holland Is Greeted by Packed Theater and Thomas Divorcons--Gossip of The Stage. Jefferson Also Is Cordially Received. BY EDWARD FRYE. BY J. S. SHALLCROSS.