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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(August 10, 1907)

Vaudeville,   pp. 18-19

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August 10, 1907.
well r'-ivii\ T    ierst copy of THE
SHO\\ v, llA) I'<` II thlm two weeks
Igo and the0y i\   i delighted  with  it.
Their subhscriptbion followed. Tlhey are
now phting in Oisk and will be there
until Aug W'tl 1, 1 Th`  the  goP 1t 1 Ms
Caw til ta iittti'biiti stay.  Theyi wvill
tour all of Europ' and return to America.
*  *  4t
J. A Rocke writing from   Charleston,
W. Ai    infoirms its that the Pavilion
theater, ai new  vaudeville hous , has
beenl rcently opened1 in that city, book-
ing oi the Sunit Cicuit, and enjoying a
splodid riin of blusiness.
The Payton Sisters are holding the
boards it Forr-'st Park, Little Rock, Ark.,
with a splendid repertoire company and
enjoying a run of excellent business.
Willie Westin, 'anteron and Flanagan,
Bonnie Gaylord and Chris Lane camped
out last week at Muskegon, Aich.
With some new    people in the cast,
The tla if the Hour is still the play of
the nimint at the Illinois and the play-
ouse is till filled with witiesses of the
Mayoirs imoral triuiiph.  Fhelan  and
liorrigeln  are  still be'ng  masterfully
ortraNd, and the draia will run until
the lat oIf August, when it will capitu-
I-te itn favor of The Little Cherub.
Sam Harris, assistant treasurer of the
Garrick theater, will soon depart on a
well-itrned vacation.
Another vacationer, but a    returning
one, is C. A. Daniels, treasurer of the
Grand Opera House, who arrived horne
last week.
* * *
Concoid'a, Kan., now has a new three-
floor ainscttetnt house called the Brown
Grand theater, whiCh has t seating ca-
pacity of 1,000 and is replete with every
mnodern convenience. It will open Aug.
17 with Ste tanii'i'iit .cup. Hail v.
D. lostyi is tlte nanagi-r
The cast of the Askin-Sitgir piodn-
lion oil't  Fluxer of tti  Isich, .Jir
hlsowti-'s  ltist  musicsil  ti'ltit cO,  ill-
eludes Jo,- Iloidxsi,  Mabiel  Barrisoti,
Fred d1ight, Artir Klein, J P. M-
Sweii , Edward  Ifum, and   Louette
Ilabeo k.
The Isle of Spite, a girl-y musicality,
has started on its Great Northern en-
gageitt  atitt with si icapable cast sandi
ltrettN' scenery the Je'romte play> s9tittih
-red it'e theatert ding its Stast.
With a great many changes in Ithe
rook and lyrics, Malnaget' Atotts has de-
(ided to retain Captatiin Rufus at tbO
lekin Ior a weel or itore.    Harrison
Stewart still purveys the comedy, and
under the guidanlce Of J. Ed. Green a
ver siooth performance is given. It is
said t) it a New York theatrical firm is
negoti:iting tor a metropolitan appear-
aice ,'i C:ptain and other Pekin suc-
The initial attrtction of the Alhaniia
which opened at ithe Sunday matine,
Aug. l1, wts ai detitive diama rejoicing
in, tli' title, Sliuoxw'ed by Three,  The
etingt it dis1l:yerd  , swift autorto-
t)ile,  sa  sleigh  tutu  hiorse',  it  ltoomotixe,
and t stage coach and tandtm. E't  Ii-
tently the walking days of drama. art'
past and gone. The production includes
thirty people.
The Colimbus opened Saturday, Aug.
4, witit Tempest and Sunshine, by Lem
13. Parker. It is a play Of life among
the qIaint and "old school" gentlemen
and daint lilles of the aistocratic ante-
hellunt, South.  The management adds
that the atmosphere of the langourous
and roaitic South is pireseived through-
o * *
Active )reparations are under way at
tlhe iiIUnknil for the priiniitr of the new
oltintla t,. Kid(! Burns, Esil., with ViC-
tor Moore in the title role.
The Chorus rady is "gettin' to le a
habit."  te hottest nights behold Pow-
rds' >s crowded as a popular suimmer
cadt-  nd xx-c it itot for cir-um-
stances unprexventable. Patricia  might
remain on diopsilay in the showshop win-
(low for still sonte tiie to come. The
dress:,--roon  oene 'Ias been enriched
bYSVsr i ntew ct-atins, and the nun-
les of afgs en'l teats is as multituditi-
(It' as of yore,
*   *  * ,
Ed Mozart, the well known vaudeville
ianacr, who owns a string of houses
truo1tiI, Pcnnisylvania, is spending  his
shirnr vtiution at Br-stol, New Haip-
Al. . Fieldtin ri -eitngaged TVoodsand
eattoit to produce  thtir musical act,
"ithe FiveaM sl     ties.   After play-
lng severtil sauttitr  itgagements xxith
great sut-sess, and eiijoving a brief va-
ration, they joined Field's Greater Minl-
strels at Colititbus, Otio, on July 15th.
Tom   Gillen, famous   as  Finnegan's
Frienl, is prospering oi the coast. Tom
urites that as soon os lie learned of the
launching of THlE SHOTV WORLD       he
scoured the newsstands for ti copy, and
that When found, it repaid the search.
Godnews travels quickly.
*  *  *
Charles Ellis. general agent of the
Frank Maharn's Miintrils, in a letter to
THIE SHU)W \\'()i[l>. states tlutt the
box-oflice Icipts ht c proven  ItOst
gratifyiig  verywhere, that they have
played in North Dakota, and that Ma-
hara's Minstrels are enjoying prosperity
i a prosperous coutry. Mr. Ellis says,
lTHE SI-OW WORLD is a tit. it is
up to the moment, and spells Success."
Dick Hall, the jovial and capable man-
ager of the Exhibition Anusen-nt Com-
pany, 906 Second avenue, Seattle, Wash.,
finds fate treating him unusually well.
Dick  subscribes  this  little  say,  "I  like
TI SIlOW WVORLD; it's the goods. I
vish \ot all the success that's going!"
Sanford Dodge is organizing a com-
pany to play Romeo and Juliet in the
one night stands.
Claude Saunders, manager of The
Mayor of Tokio, passed through Chi-
cago last xeek on a trip from    St.
Lonis to New York,
*  *  *
Bradley Martin, who scored a suc-
cess on the road with The Umpire has
left that company and will be seen at
one of the local vaudeville houses in
a few weeks.   He will appear in a
playlet  written  -soi ll'  tor  him  1,V
inst  weik.  Mr.  t llig e i to  lisit-
.,d at Medfordit, Ore., whti- Is  Its s i
etal hundred acres of apple grit-s
John   Reidy,  treasurer  of  Power's
theater, left Saturday on a well-earned
vat-ation. Mir. Reidyxvill spend the ma-
jor p   .rt of Mris sojosri in a trip to mte
Thousand Islands.
Eugene   Spofford  is  organizing  the
tasts that will play "Alphonse & Gaston"
and "A Human Slave," which open in
the vicinity of Chicago next month.
Smith Davies has been engaged by the
managenent of tle utw College theater
tpla>'t'chsrtters during tte comitigsea-
son, which opens in August. Prior to
opening  at the   College  theater, Mr.
Daxies xvill play' vwitht "'Tte Volunteer
Organist' at te Grent Norttern theater,
Charles Horn, who has been connected
with the "Browns in Town" companty
for the past season, returned to the c ty
last week front San Francisco, where he
was in a revival of the old Weber &
Fields successes.
*  *  *
Chas. Hopper, now with the Ringling
Brs, iii a black face nonolOgiu, is
The fcature act at White Cit% Iist we--k was the thrilling stiogting and
leaping  uit  double-decked gap, Ilaite and loop, by W. G. "Dare Devil"
McEKinney. The spectacle amazed thousands daily and is regarded as the most
dangerous and clever act ever witnessed anywhere,
Lillian  Burkhardt   Goldsmith.   The
playlet is known as Jesse, Jack and
Jerry. He will be supported by Jesse
Courtney and Gilbert Perley, late of
the Dick Ferris Co.
Edward R. Salter has purchased from
Mrs. A, E. Davidsion all rights and titles
to "The Train Robbers."
Snyder atnd Barker after a successful
engagement of thirty-nins weeks closed
at IalaeeIdaho. Theyoare.resting near
Wtuilaee, where titey live.
The new Bijou theater, now building at
Lincoln, Nebi., is one of the latest addi-
tions to 'h'hi' Sullivan and Considine cir-
cuit, playing their advanced vaudeville.
It will have a seating capacity of 1,200
and w'ill be one of the best equipped the-
aters west of Chicago. I. At. Gorman,
Lincoln's most popular manager, will
give the new Bijou his personal atteit-
Chas. Hazelrigg, who is remembered as
having been associated with the An-
dr'ews Opera Company for several sea-
sons past, was a welcome caller at the
International Theatri'al Company's office
booked solidly next season in some of
the best vaudeville theaters,
*  *  *    .
Matt White, who managed the Htak-
man-Bessey Stock Company so success-
fully last season, and is now with the
Ringling Bros., wil reseme the man-
ageument at Ste close of the seasont.
*  *  *
Wallie Kauffman, the renowned trick
bicyclist, celebrated his 20tht birthiday
at Kansas City, Jstly 21. He received
a host of presents, both from the nem-
lieu's of the company and his friends in
The Kalamazoo Traction company sent
a representative to Chicago last week
to engage people for a season of summer
stock, to be played in the new park the-
ater recently built near Kalamazoo.
Noblett and Marshall have contracts
which book thern solid until Jan. 1, 1908.
* * *
This month will be a busy one for the
Askin-Singer Co. Three of their attrac-
tions will begin rehearsing in Chicago.
"The Urnpire" is now in rehearsal.
So much success has crowned the ef-
forts of the productions at the LaSalle
thoeit-r that it has been decided hence-
foirth to have road companies 'p    al-
most simultaneously with the ioie pro-
duction. On Christmas day, "The Girl
Question," the play which opens next
season at the LaSalle, will start oi the
road. The new piece is by Adamts &
Hough, authors of the many successes
played at the LaSalle.
Harry C. Hagenwald, formerly assis-
tant advertising agent of the Chicago
Opera House, Chicago, when under the
management of David Henderson, is now
located in Terre Haute, Ind.
LorinJ.oHoward,esinceassuming charge
of the People's Theatrical Exchange, has
been deluged xvith orders.  Among the
recent engagements through the Ex-
chtange are the following: James Lon-
doit, with H, H. Frazee; Fred Stoner
atnd wife, with the "Rajah of Bong:"
Jack West and wife and W. S. Gardiner,
with the Kilroy-Britton attractions; Toni
McKee, with Scott & Raynor; Will Mad-
dern, with "The Candy Kid;" Alf Bruce,
with "The Old Clothes Man;" The Gar-
den City Trio, with    "The Mysterious
Burglar;" and A. J. Woods and wife,
with the Wininger Bros. Stock Company.
Frank A. Sardam arrived in the city
fiom New York last week, and an-
nounces that ti will again send on tour
"The District Leader," the musical play
in which Joe Howard and Mabel Barri-
son scored such a success last season,
"Beautiful Bagdad," a comic opera, will
also be sent on tour by Mr. Sardam.
Sanford Dodge opens the season of
"Romeo and Juliet" on August 14, in the
vicinity of Minneapolis.
Rehearsals of "The Isle of Spice," un-
der the management of H. H. Frazee,
began last week.
Rehearsals of W. F. Mann's produe-
tion of "Shadowed by Three" are in
progress at the Academy Theater.
Mat Kussell has secured the rights of
''The Burglar sand the Waif,'' and will
iie the seaso ithe latter rt ofA ugust.
George Romaine, stage director of "The
Tenderfoot," is engaging chorus people
"r the coming seasons. Rehearsals w 11
held at the Thirty-first street theater.
lincoln J. Carter tins engaged Miss
oSi Evans to play the lead in "Bed-
i-il's Hope" for tte conttg season
Mr. Hook, of La Salle, Ill., has com-
il-tely renovated his theater, greatly in-
--ased the seating capacity, and in-
istalled a steam heating plant. The play-
iouse will now  seat a thousand spec-
tators in all comfort. Mr. Hook states
that frequently during the last season
ie was obliged to decline patronage ow-
ing to lack of suitable seating arrange-
in'nts. Beside the theater at La Salle,
21r. Hook is the proprietor of the Lyric
at Ottawa, Ill.
Pittsburgh's  Progressive   Amusement
Director Who Made Luna Park
a Winner,
E. E. Gregg, manager of Pittsburgh's
Luna Park, which is all to the "home of
millionaires" that Coney Island is to the
metropolis, and more, is typical of the
smoketown's aggressiveness and progres-
siveness. A  suggestion in the line of
iiprov-tment, to Manager Gregg, is the
sine as an enactment. Probably one of
the principal reasons for the tremend-
ous succe's of Pittsburgh's Luna Park
when other park nanagers were lament-
ing that business was on the wane, and
when weather conditions were terribly
unfavorable, was the fact that he acted
upon hints to please the public while
other managers were discussing them
with boards of directors.
Ahen Luna Park started its third sea-
son many of its friends were dubious of
tte outcome-not the manager- ut the
opening dispilled all doubts, and the
grand swelling of the crowds until all
records were broken for the park's his-
tory on Decoration day and July 4 proved
that the increasing popularity was not
itasmodic. The constant increase inthe
.zttendnncc,' and the rising standard of
the park productions and free attrac-
tions have been a surprise, and a wel-
come one to all, It shows that tte park
has becoite a pertanent feature of the
city's life, but it is also a tribute to
Manager Gregg's careful selection of fea-
tutres andi draxwing cards.
M   Gregg attributeshis success largely
to the slendid corps of assistants he
has gathered tabout vhim, and credits
tinIself xvith the clevxerness in selecting
attaches, Every ntan and woman had
aen selected for tte various positions
within the big enclosure weeks before
the park opened, and the fact that less
than four dismissals during the present
season have been made at Luna tells the
history of this plan. Mr. Gregg insists
oin a clean record and the credentials of
cveryapplicant are looked up most care-
fully before a position is assigned to any
one. The success of Luna's present sea-
son is in itself a monument to his ree-
ord, Mr. Gregg having been one of the
first park managers in the city when he
managed Pittsburg's first favorite, Ken-
nywood Park.

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