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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 8, 1917.
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ThurscUy evening, April 12. Mine.
Rinehart has appeared at the Bran
deii theater every season duHng the
last three years, is very popular with
followers of the Yiddish stage anil is
assured a hearty welcome
Sinning, talklns, dancing, rural
comedy, cabaret, tragedy anil dym-
nasties are all intermingled this week I
to make one of the most interesting
programs offered to patrons of the
Empress recently. Hooper and Burk
hart have 1 singing, talking, dancing
act that is peculiarly their own. Green,
Mcllenery and Dean have a comedy
sketch entitled "From Farm to Caba
ret." It's an all-man act, but said
to be very fnnny. Neat Abel is "The
Man With the Mobile Face," accord
ing to the billing his act is said to
be comically tragic. Four Novelty
I'cirrots announce their act as a "nov
elty surprise," so, of course, it would
not be proper to tell what they do.
In photoplays the bill calls for the
first of the art dramas to be shown
at the Empress when Jean Sothern
will be the star in"Vho so Findeth a
Wife." The- fourth entailment of the
famous war pictures will also be
Smell of Powder Lures
Old Tar Back to the Navy
When war was formally proclaimed
Friday Alexander Balaz of Florence,
who once served in the navy, immedi
ately re-enlisted through the Omaha
recruiting station. He has been as-,
signrd temporarily to recruiting duty
here. . . ":
EORGE V. Hobart's play,
"Experience, hailed by
critics as the great modern
morality comedy-d r a m a,
will open a three-day en-
1 sagement at the Boyd thea
ter, commencing next
Thursday, and there will be a bargain
matinee on Saturday. William Elliott,
F. Ray Comstock and , Morris Gest,
producers of "Experience," will send
the New York-Boston "Experience"
organiiation ' with a cast of eighty
two notable players. In the Golden
Cabaret scene there will be a com
plete light opera, ehqrus. In this act
the latest songs are given and the
newest daneea- will? be seen. The
play "Experience has been endorsed
by clergy of all creeds and denomi
nations. In NewrYerk, where it ran
for nine months; Boston, where it was
given for five months; in. Chicago,
where it was seen for seven months,
and in Philadelphia for five- months,
in San Francisco and Los Angelev
special performances were 'given ex.
clusively for the clergy.
In ten brilliant scenes "Experience"
brings home the story that only the
straight and narrow path leads to suc
cess. It is full of tense and thrilling
situations, and as a comedy provides
no end of laughs, many of which come
just in time to relieve the sob in one's
throat. The story of the play tells
of the adventures of Youth-the aver
age young man of today and. the
temptations he meets when he goes
out into the world to make, the up
ward climb for fame and fortune.
The various temptations Youth meets
are personified 'by beautiful women
and they are called by the names of
vices and virtues they represent, such
as frivolity, excitement, passion, in
toxication, frailty, love, hbpe, pleas
ure, deceit and slander. In the cast
will be Conrad Nagel, Louise Gerard,
Maude Furness, Edwin Elton, Edna
Fenton, Peggy Ford, Duncan Pen
warden, Lilie Leslie, Adele Durand
Holt, Harriet Gustin, Guy Collins,
Lillian Armstrong, Dan Van Charles,
Chiltonham Faulkner, William Be
mus, Irene Palmer, Edward Van
Vechten, Peggy O'Keefe, Joseph
Weber, Louise Everett, Betty Blythe,
Margaret Browning, Harold Burnett,
Albert Gran. Max Rudnick, Alice Pal
mer and John Harrington.
The engagement of "A Daughter of
the Gods," the;William Fox $1,000,000
picture beautiful, featuring Annette
Kellerman, the attraction at the Boyd,
will positively terminate-on the date
originally set, next Wednesday, no
extension of the same being possible,,
due to the demand from other- cities
that contracts, made with them be
filled on time as agreed. Those who
have seen this wonderful picture can
appreciate why this should be so,
' for never in the annals of the amuse
ment world , has anything so preten
tious ever been attempted. It is due
to the genius and patience of Wil
liam Fox alone that "A Daughter of
the Gods" was made possible, for
those about him were discouraged,
due to the opposition that was met
with in the way of hurricanes, floods,
plagues and earthquakes. On the isl
land at' Jamaica that Mr. Fox. took
over for the purpose of production,
all the elements seemed to vent their
spite, but he rebuilt the moment after
nature destroyed and it seemed that
after a long battle the elements gave
in to this man's Job-like patience and
persistence. In the face of all these
drawbacks Tie erected from barren
land a city magic in its creation.
Where pestilential swamps held sway
a city of minaret topped palaces,
quaint bazaars and imposing edifices
took its place. By careful sanitary
engineering' he converted a plague
region into one of the most healthful
spots of the tropics. These are some
of the latter-day wonders accom
plished by this man of determination
and dynamic power. Two more ex
amples are shown in the picture. One
in the acepe of Gnomeland w!:ere it
was necessary to have a mountain
torrent. To accomplish this Mr. Fox
diverted a river from- its course. In
another instance he bad razed a range
i 'Our firs. It Che inn
Ceif A ike 3tn4ei3
of hills so that a plain might be cre
ated 'for the accommodation of an
army of 10,000 warriors and their
The Fifth Annual Revue to come
from the famous Winter Garden, New
York, "The Passing Show of 1916."
will begin its annual engagement at
the Boyd theater April 26 and 27, The
coming of "The Passing Show" each
season is a signal for joviality to rise
up and assert itself, "for care to take
wing and the sorrjr sight, to put on a
smiling .. face. , The new . Passing
Show,- bursting with comedy, , trav
esty,, music and girls, has a mobiliza
tion of mummers, including Ed Wynn,
Bella.Ashlyn, Fred Walton Augusta
Dean, Herman Timber, Mabel and
Dora: Ford, Philbrick "and Mack,
Stella Hobarf, James C!emons, Ma
Belle, Bert Savoy, Jay Brennan, the
five violin beauties, Elida Morris,
Pearl Eaton and Vera Roehm. This
list does not includcthe Winter Gar
den's rosebud garden of girls.
Rose Stahl, who comes 'to the
Brandeis theater for an engagement
of two days Monday and Tuesday,
April 16 and' 17, will be surrounded
by a large and capable cast in the
Charles Frohman production of
"Our Mrs. McChesney." This com
edy was dramatized by George V.
Hobart and Edna Ferber from Miss
Ferber's- Emma McChesney stories.
The role of Emma McChesney is
well adapetd to Miss Stahl, who as a
portraycr of "types" is given not
only an opportunity to display her
delicious sense of humor, but now
and then tkere is a chance for a
bit of real emotion. In the person
of Miss Stahl the delightful heroine
of the McChejney stories has really
come to life. ; ,
Mr. John Drew will be the attrac
tion at the Brandeis theater on Tues
day and Wednesday, April 24 and 25,
in Thackeray's "Pendennis."
Julian Eltinge, who changes from
trousers to skirts with amazing ver
satility, comes to the Brandeis In his
latest success, "Cousin "Lucy," for
three days, beginning Thursday,
April 26. . . :
Effective as a concert singer and
distinguished in opera, the eminent
tenor, Orville Harrold, is to share
headline honors with the well known
player, j George - Nash, at the Or
pheum for the current week. Mr.
Nash will be seen in the playlet,
"The Unexpected," which he and his
company are presenting over the big
time vaudeville circuit.. The offering
is a highly colored bit of dramatic
work. Julia - Hay will appear with
Mr. Mash as his leading woman. Mr
Harrold was at . one time prominent
in the New York Manhattan Opera
company and with the Philadelphia
Onera company. Smart songs and
modish gowns will be features in the
singing and dancing act to be con
tributed by Elsie Pilcer and Dudley
Douglas. "Since the Days of '61,
to be presented byFoster Ball, is a
character study combining humor
and pathos.! Mr. Ball is assisted by
Kernan Cripps. Henry Keane and
Dorothy Mortimer are - to present a
one-act play called "The Final De
cree." The time of the play is the
night before a husband and wife are
to air their difficulties in court Witt
and Winter have an equilibristic act
whose distinguishing trait is remark
able speed. Howard's animal spectacle
will be one of the most interesting
events of the bill. The ponies are
trained to perform tricks which here
tofore have not been seen in vaude
ville. - How flowers breathe and grow
will be shown as one motion picture
feature of the Orpheum Travel week
ly, and scenes in the mountains , ol
Spain, will it another feature.,
Adele Blood, who has teen starred
in a number of vehicles, the last of
which was "Everywoman," and who
gave to vaudeville several sketches,
corries to the Orpheum for the week
of April 15. Miss Blood will be seen
in -a playlet called 'The Mannequin,"
written by Edgar Allen, Woolf, in
which she will have the support of a
company of five.
"I believe in doing everything for
myself," says Mollie Williams, who
appears with her own company at the
popular Gaytty theater twice a day
this week. "And that is why I am, 1
believe, the busiest woman in bur
lesque. Just think it out for yourself.
In the tirst place tnere are twenty
chorus girls to drill, clothe, look
after and play fairy godmother to.
That is a job in itself. Then there's
the scenery, which has constantly to
be changed and improved, because
I won't carry any dead stuff. Then I
am always cutting off and adding
various attractions to the show It
may take a week's rehearsal to get a
result that produces one minute's ap
plause from your audience. And you
must remember that I have my own
part to play. A little bit of burlesque
and a very strenuous sketch, which is
a vaudeville act in itself. It was bad
enough last season, when I was just
the headliner without the managing
end of it, And now I Phew I"
NEW SHOW TODAY
. Vaudeville and Photoplays
Four Novelty Pierrots
- Original Gymnastia Novelty
Green, McHenry, Dean
"From Farm to Cabaret"
'The Man with tho Mobile Face"
Hooper & Burkhart
Singing, Talking and Dancing
JEAN SOTHERN, in
"WHOSO FINDETH A WIFE"
Alu Fourth lmtllmnt THE WAR"
Admission 20c and lOe.
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
tCniS&XlA D"r Mats, 11-28-BOc
JJTAyXjf tm'p, 1S-25-SO-75C
MOLLIE WILLIAMS ZH H0WBK,'J.
Fartett NinMt Show Ttili Sunn.
Yoh'II Arrama to Sa It Twice, Anyway.
MOLllE WILLIAMS rVTDA la (ha Dra.
4 FRANK FANNING tA 1 " Farerfc
"THE DANSI L'ENTICEMENT"
A PilH-Qilikaalai, Heart-Pomalaa JO MlaltM
(Final Parrormanc Frldar Nlte)
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
25c Plate Dinner 25c
April 9 and 10
Th. Eminent Yiddish Actors ,
Mr. Morris Silver ;
Madame Shenfield -
In Yiddish Repertoire '
Tuesday "War Orphans"
Prices 35c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
Assisted by Izador Meltzer,
Miss Ida Finen and her own
Yiddish Company, in
"The Devil's Power"
Prices, 35c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
Mon. & Tues., April 16-17
Seat SaU Tomorrow
Charles Frohman Prosants
ROSE STAHL ,
In Her American Comedy Triumph
From Edna Ferber's
Prices 50a to $2.00 ,
Saturday Evening, April 14,
BY LETTER CARRIERS'
AUXILIARY NO. 78
20 Big Prises 25-Piece Band
Admissioni SOe Per Person.
"The Elopement of Ellen"
NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN Y. P. S. C. E.
Mualcal Numbers Undar Direction el
MRS. MILLIE RYAN
. Frldar Evanlnf. April II. at SilS .
Tickets en tele Merrltt's Drug Store, 2Sc
SPECIAL EASTER WEEK ATTRACTION
Return engagement by popular demand.
Three nights Easter Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday,
April 12. 13. 14. y. -
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tion, with its cast of 82
notable players, will acain
be aeen at Boyd'a Theater. The
stayer are the same aa appeared in
Omaha early in the season. Nlf htsi 60c to $2.
Sat. Matineei SOe to $1.50. Seats on sale toroor.
NOT A MOVING PICTURE
Two Yiddish companies will appear
at the Brandeis theater during the
coming week. On Monday and
Tuesday. April 9 and 10, the Famous
Yiddish IPlayers, headed by Morris
Silver and Madame Shenfield, will be
the attraction, "The Jew in. Russia,"
being the offering for Monday and
"War Orphans" on Tuesday.
Mme. Rinehart, and her own com
pany, including such well known play
ers as Isador Meltzer and Miss Ida
Finen, will present "The Devil's
Power" for one performance only on
Week Starting Sunday. Apr, 8
HARROLD "ASH & CO.
America's Cr.at.st Tenor rJSl JStTiLi
mci-CD dai l HENRY KEANE AND DOROTHY
FOSTER BALL MORTIMER
AaaUted by K.m. Crlnp. trTHE FINAL DECREE"
la a Character Stony . AfBM g..,. Author ef
-SINCE THE DAYS OF !" "Dri(tln.". "Red Pea Tret," ale. .
HOWARD'S WITT & WINTER
ANIMAL SPECTACLE , p.ir.Ac
PILCER & DOUGLAS
Smart Senfe, Dances, Sayinee ana1 Cewaa
ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY I PRICES Cilery, loci beet aeate. (ex
Areund the World With the Orpheum Ctr-I capt Satnrdey end Sunday), 28.
cult's Motion Picture Photosrephere. I Nlfhte IOC, SSc, SOe and TSfc '
Last Four Days
April SthT 9tlir 10thT
VILLIAM FOX PRESENTS
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THE PICTURE BEAUTIFUL .MM
MATINEE JW J
AND EVtHV PAY HI fa ' j
EVERY NIGHT .I ,
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iTiaiinccs i?Mt v, v
Evenings ,1.00, 75c, 50c, 25c
YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT ANY CHEAPER
COMPANY'S OWN SYMPHONY
NOTEI TMe Dnnrlnt rawulwnga
Mr. Keene Abbott in the World-Herald, says:
the production is one of the most mag
nificent that has ever been on view . . . . "
Col. T. W. McCullousrh in the Omaha Bee:
CCD J .e.xAM tka mnst Kdaonfiflll anil
UCYUI1U ailjf tUllluailSUIl lilt mvoi "mi
altogether artistic bit ot motion photography ever
seen in Omaha. ....
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