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THE THEATRE '
Willie Collier played to a mc derate
business at the Oliver on Friday night
of last week in "The Man From Mexico,"
a farce. Willie Collier is a real come
dian with a very good supporting com
pany. The introduction of men in con
vict garb is in questionable taBte, but it
amused the audience and the stage does
not pretend to be any better tbau those
Hoyt's "A Stranger in New York''
played to a responsive but not very
large audience at the Oliver on Wed
nesday night. Like all of Hoyt's plays
the situations are Lroad and on the
verge of indecencey, and there is an
aching absence of ladies and gentlemen.
The men and womon we see in Mr.
Hoyt's farces are such people as Mr. See
ley, who gave the famous Seeley dinner,
gathers about him, people wilfully on
the edge of respectability. They are
funny at times, but an evening of their
society is an infliction which cannot
occnr too far apart.In this company there
were two you eg girls, very slender,
graceful, and their movements were like
thistle-down or swalloffp. They had
two fresh, unannealed little voices that
were as the sounds of the forest to an
Eden mueee band. They did their turn
and ret'red to the side of the stage
where they regained their lost breath.
Not once did they take any ogling liber-
ing is contageous. But like most artists
he has acquired a mannerism. The su
perfluous movements of bis hands are
disagreeably noticeable, and make him
seem artifical and undignified at times.
But then, they are pretty hands and ho
is a man.
The production of Offenbach's mas
terpiece, "The Grand Duchess'.' and
Czibulka's greatest work, "Amorita" by
the Calhoun Opera Co., this season, will
be revelations of beauty and grandeur.
The scenery for the former opera was
painted by Mr. Thos. Moses, who paint
ed all of the scsnory for the late Booth it
Barrott Co., as well as many of the
piincipal attractions of today. The
scenery of the latter has been painted
by Mr. Hoyt, who pjintcd tin famous
productions at the Casino and other
New York theatres. The costumes are
from the designs of Hamilton Bell, and
made by Mme. Barclay who wa? brought
to this country by David Henderson to
superintend his famous product-bns at
Chicago opera house. The calcium and
electrical appliances carried by the com
pany are said to produce marvelous ef
fects in the way of lighting up the
beautiful scenery. A large orchestra
under the dnection of Mr. Richard F.
Lindsay adds greatly to the enjoyment
of the performance by this superb com
pany, which wili appear at the Funke,
Friday and Saturday nights and Satur
day matinee, March 11-12, "Amoriti"
Friday, "The Grand Duchess" Satur.
SLAVE GIRLS IN "A1IOKITA.
ties with the audience. For this and
other reasons they made a hit with
Lincoln. The company is a very good
one indeed, and if not thrust into the
tough class by the necessity of their
roles, would, unless they have played
Hoyt too long, be actors and actresses of
the first grade.
The Henshaw TenBroeck Co. drow a
fair audience at the Oliver Thursday
evening, but it was fully as good as the
play warranted. The two stars with Geo.
Mack were the only actors on the stage.
There were no voices to speak of. Tay
lor Williams is a possibility. May Ten
Broeck was quick and attractive in spite
of her size and she was gowned becom
ingly. The first act o! the p'ay was al
most a failure. The jokes were nothing
but puns. In the second act each one
was given a chance to show off hisorher
specialty, and there they were good. Mr.
Henehaw's and Mr. Potter's songs were
well given and well received. These two
were the life of the play, and with a bet
ter cast could do something. Mr. Hen
shaw is personally attractive. His smil-
day and "Fra Diarolo ' matinee. Eve
ning prices 81.00, 75, 50, 25c; matinee, 50,
25c Seats on sale Thursday 10 a. m.
The fourth of the series of Philhar
monic Orchestra concerts will be given
at the Oliver theatre on Monday even
ing, March 7, at 8:15 o'clock precisely.
A program of great excellence is pre
pared. Two brilliant overtures, the
Raymond, by Thomas, and William
Tell, by Rossini, two dainty numbers
for strong orchestra. "The Minuet of
the Flies" and "Grossmuetterchen"
(Grandma) the celebrated Intermezzo
from Naila, by Delibes, and closing with
the stately Fackeltang (Torchlight
Dance) by Meyerbeer.
Mr. Will B. Richardson, a new ac
quisition to the orchestra, will play the
Aria, by Paudert, a most brilliant trom
It will be gratifying news to the many
friends of Mrs. Katherine Wadsworth
to learn that she is to appear in this
concert. Since her departure from Lin
coln Mrs. Wadsworth has traveled with
a number of the finest concert organiza-
THE OLIVER THEATRE
JN(D. 0WBEN. J. Meager.
AUGUST: HA6ENQW. Sonautor.
SEASON '97-'98. ' '-
MONDAY EVENING MARGH 7.
At 8:15 Precisely,
WR. Will B.
PRICES, SS5, &0, 75o,$1.00
Reserved Seats Now on Sale.
ONE NIGHT ONLY, Tuesday, March 3.
Supported by a Company of Superior Excellence, in Aiden Benedict's
A romantic melodrama of surpassing excellence, in the 8th year of its con
tinuing successful performance j Greatest of stage and scenic effects j Miss
Grace Hunter, in her great tire, stereoptienn and Spanish dances.
PRICES, $1,00 73, SO, 23c.
Seats on Sale Saturday Morning at 10 Sharp.
F. C. ZEHRUNG, Mgr.
Corner O and Twelfth streets
Frea Lectures. Five Nights, Commencing Sunday, March
C, the World's Most Famous Phrenologist . . .
Consultations and Examinations Daily at the Lin
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