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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 9, 1917.
M iss Shoemaker Gives
Promise of Delight by
Her Fine Acting in a
Difficult Part : : :
NE performance does not
establish a record for the
season, but it does afford
something of a basis for
opinion as to the capabili
ties of the performer. Sub
sequent observation supports the esti
mate announced a week ago of the
Ability of Miss Dorothy Shoemaker,
leading woman of the Brandeis Flay-
i ers. sue win oe touna tne source ot
much delight to those who prefer their
acting mixed with intelligence; not
for a moment imputing to Miss Shoe
maker lack of those other charms in
dispensable to real success on the
stage. She is young and has all that
properly should go with youth, and
in addition to this endowment, she has
such quality of brains as enables her
to understandingly grasp the salient
points at least of her role, and to sat
isfactorily reflect them. It is not to be
expected that an actor under the cir
cumstances that control in a stock
company will be able to give a deep
psychological analysis of every, or,
indeed, of any role essayed. It is as
much as can be expected that the part
is taken with proper appreciation of
its outstanding attributes, a realization
of its perplexities, and that these be
fairly illustrated to the end that the
auditor may have a reasonable view
of the individual and the relation of
the character to the problem involved
in the play." Subtleties and refine
ments mav be left for further consid
eration by those who care to study
the various moods and emotions, but
the player has done enough when the
pan is maae piain in us mam punus.
This is not to be misconstrued a a
justification for superficial attack or
failure to comprehend the possibilities
of any role. 1 is only an explana
tion, repeating what has here been
printed in times past, as to the diffi
culties that beset the actor who
changes roles once each week, and
who is required to be throughout the
season studying one part while play
ing anothef. With this kept clearly m
view, it will be found that Miss Shoe
maker meets expectations in her ex
position of herjrt
Mr. Minturn is to have his real op
portunity during the coming week. In
"Romance" he showed himself pos
sessed rf the visible equipment of a
popular leading man, and of a voice
that is musical and serviceable. His
work was carefully and well done, and
in a part of greater scope for his pow
ers he ought to heighten the impres
sion he has made. In any event, it is
a welcome fact that Omaha has a
leading maiuwho knows how to act.
Miss Hill delighted her friends with
her character work last week; it was
in many ways one of the finest things
on the billa humanizing touch, and
about the only one, in a maze of
strained and straining relations, be?
tween men and women. In general,
the company is well oualified, and un
der the direction of Mr. Mortimer
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Hal Johnson, clever comedian and
female impersonator, has been espe
cially engaged for the leading role in
"Step 'Lively" and is supported by an
all-star cast, including a big beauty
chorus. All special scenery and me
chanical effects are carried by this
company. There are sixteen of the
latest up-to-date newest song hits.
The story of the comedy has to do
with Tommy ,Carter, a college boy
who gets into difficulties with his
relations, and to extricate himself re
sorts to the impersonation of a young
lady. The ensuing situations must be
seen to be appreciated. "Step Lively"
will be seen at the Boyd for four
nights, beginning today, with matinees
today and Wednesday.
The new play, "A Daughter of the
Sun," a tale of an Hawaiian butterfly,
written by Loren J. Howard and
Ralph T. Kettering, will be seen at
the Boyd next Sunday for four nights.
The New Yor!c Winter garden
show, "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," with
the ever-popular Al Jolson, and a
company of nearly 200, including a
host of favorites and the most win
some of the Winter garden beauty
squad, will be the offering at the
Boyd theater Thursday, September 20,
Irving Berlin's musical success, en
titled "Watch Your Step." comes to
the Brandeis tonight for a limited en-
T O W I G -H X
MATINEE AND NIGHT
gagement of two days with a special
matinee tomorrow afternoon. "Watch
Your Step" is a musical comedy of
frills and fashions, of spice1 and speed,
of melody and maidens, and of tunes
and tangoes. There is activity and
animation displayed at all times by
the members of the company, who
work with, a snap and a vim that
puts ginger into every moment of
the performance. Prominent in the
cast are Valli B. Martin, Helen F.
Delaney, Mabel Sherman, Tracy El
bert, Fred Hillebrand, Harry Van
Fossen; Charles Udell, Arthur Uttry,
Frank Coombs, I. S. Carpenter and
several other favorites.
Omaha will have a Belasco attrac
tion for an engagement of two per
formances, next Saturday matinee
and night, at the Brandeis, when
David Belasco will present "The
Boomerang." The latest . work of
Winchell Smith and - Victor Mapes,
this popular comedy had a run of
fifteen months at the Belasco theater,
New York, and eight months at Pow
ers' theater, Chicago. In bringing
this delightful play to Omaha, Mr.
Belasco assures1 local theatergoers the
same cast that has been identified
with "The BoomeranijK since the date
of its first presentation will be seen
here. This includes Arthur Byron,
Martha Hedman, Wallace Eddinger
and Ruth Shepley. "The Boomerang"
is in three acts and relates to Dr.
Gerald Sumner, a young physician,
who returns from a course of study
competed in Europe, and sets him
self up in a luxuriously furnished of
fice, awaiting his first patient. He
engages a very pretty office assistant,
Virginia Xelva, coincident with whose
arrival he is called upon to prescribe
for a young chap by the name of
Bud Woodbridge. Bud has grown
melancholy and lost weight and is
haled to the doctor by his
mother for a diagnosis. It
isn't long before Dr. Sumner dis
covers that Bud's ailment is nothing
but jealousy towards Grace Tyler,
with whom he is desperately in love,
and who has recently been treating
him with indifference. Dr. Sumner
installs Miss Xelva in the Wood
bridge household as Bud's nurse, pre
scribing a rigid course of physical
and mental training for his patient.
1 BEAUTIFUL I
I LAKEVIE W PARK !
1 "Joy Spot of Omaha"
For one month Bud is not allowed to
see Grace Tyler, who, when she dis
covers that she is not altogether in
dispensable to her victim, begins to
come round. She writes Bud a let
ter, but the reply is dictated by the
doctor and is not of a character to
gratify her vanity. Bud, meanwhile,
writhes under this heroic treatment
and by simulating admiration for the
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THE BEST OF, VAUDEVILLE
WEEK STARTING SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Randall & Myers
Chansons et Choreography
And Notable Cast, Including
Jack . ' Miriam
CLIFFORD & WILLS
"At Jaspar Junction",
First American Appearance After a Two-Year Tour
of the Eastern Hemisphere
And His Own Company of Novelty
3 to 5:30 & 7:45 to 11:15
Beauty Spot of the West
SUNDAY TABLE D'HOTE, $1.00
12 to 8
A la Carte Restaurant and Foun
tain Service, 12 to Midnight.
Weekday Luncheon, 35c .
. Supper, 50c
ZECK AND CALLAWAY
Famous Empress Garden
, Orchestral Pipe Organ
Adams' "So Different" Jan Band
Daily Mate. 15-25-50c.
"Omaha's Fun Center".
The Gavety's Annual Live Stock Show.
Billy Watson's Beef Trustk..
Mounttinoui ssienibUr of aiolrdupols eomedlennea.
Percheron-ttze autdent by the ton. World's largest
beauty chorus In weight, nr Jn numbers. Stage
bored tip to lunport 'em "SAFETY FIRST."
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
BIG POLISH PICNIC
SHADY L AKE '
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
RACES BAND SPEAKING
Dancing Af ternon and Evening.
E. Charles Florence
BENSEE & BAIRD
FERN, RICHELIEU & FERN
A Comedy Athletic Skit
The Youthful Composer
Singing His Own Compositions
' ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY
Around the World With the Orpheum
Circuit's Motion Picture Pho-
' tographers ,
Prices: Matinee Gallery, 10c; best
seats (except Saturday and Sunday),
25c. Night 10c, 25c, 50c and 75c.
B 0 YD
FOUR NITES BEGIN TODAY
MATINEES TODAY, WED., 25c
NIGHTS, 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c
GIRLSiGIRLSlGIRLS! Tk' wJkJ1,1 ,,r""" c
in that carnival of fun
Big Beauty Chorus
16 Big Song Hits
Mirth, Melody, Music
NEXT SUNDAY FOR FOUR
"A DAUGHTER OF THE SUN"
SPECIAL RETURN OF THE WORLD'S FAVORITE ENTERTAINER
AL JUL Soil And Same Popular N. Y. Winter
WVI.UVII Garden Cast and Broadway
,N Beauty Brieade.
. am a em mm am a a ant a nan m v
KOdINSUN CRUSOE Jr."
Seats Thursday. Mail Orders Now,
ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sept. 20.
THURSDAY AIID FRIDAY
v Matinees Wed. and Thurs.
Irving Berlin' International Syncopated Mimical Success
THE ONLY COMPANY EN TOUR
Chorus of Forty Girls that are Seldom Seen off Broadway
COMPANY OF 1 j AU GMENTED
SEVENTY -FIVE ORCHESTRA
A Ragtime Riot With a Galaxy of Beautiful Girls; in the Syncopated
Vernacular, It Is 'immense"
DniPEC" NIGHTS 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2
rilIvE.0 Bargain Matinee Monday 50c to $1.50
ONE DAY ,QA7 QEDY ISfth Matinee
ONLY I ! SlSlr 11 . I O.III and Evening
Here It Is The Play You've Heard Everybody Talking About
First Time Outside of New York and Chicago
DAVID BELASCO Presents
The Aristocrat of Comedies
; With the Original Superb New York Cast Direct from Fifteen Months at the
Belasco Theater, if, Y., and Eight Months at Powers Theater, Chicago.
ARTHUR BYRON, MARTHA HEDMAN, WALLACE EDDINGER, RUTH SHEP.
LEY, GILBERT DOUGLAS, MARGUERITE CHAFFEE, KATHRYN KEYS, DORO
THY MEGREW, JOHN N. WHEELER, RICHARD MALCHIEN, CECIL DWIGHT,
BETTY DWIGHT, HELEN SLOSSEN and All the Others.
Pricost 50 to $2.00. Scats Tomorrow 10 A. M.
WILLIAM A. MORTIMER, Director.
AND ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
Great Success of Last Season
A COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS WITH
A LAUGH IN EVERY LINE
First Production in This City '
Prices A I w ays The Same
MATINEES 25c, 35c and 50c BOXES 50c
EVENINGS 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c BOXES $1.00
FIATETa Tba Brandeis Playars will Tacation en Monday, Tuesday and
I1UIC Saturday of this weak.
NEW SHOW TODAY
CARL S INEZ
FRED & ALBERT
Those Different Athletes
WALTER HILL & ALICE DONALDSON
in "What Every Man Needs?
A SomewHat Different Playlet
Alfred Vosbtirg & Mary Anderson
A DAY IN RENO
NEW SHOW THURSDAY
mm a Allen
"DURING THE INTERMISSION" .
Comedy, Singing and Talking
"THE GODDESS OF LIGHT
Carter S Waters
"THE HUNGER STRIKE"
FOUR raUSICflL LBriB
"A Spectacular Musical Ensemble"
Baby. Marie Osborne
r "TEARS and SMILES"
THE BABY BERNHARDPS
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