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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Another good audience witnessed the production of "Sixes and Sevens" at Hie Majesty's Theatre last evening. The final performance will be given this evening. The first production at His Majesty's Theatre., under Mr. M. Cohen's direction, of lf Manuella," the new operatic extravaganza, composed by Thos. Humphreys, end written by J. Youlin Birch, is announced for to-morrow evening. It is stated that in securing the services of 'Miss Alice Vaughan, a young Oalifornian soprano, the management has assured the successful rendering of the fine vocal work allotted to the principal character, Manuelia. Practically the whole of the roles are comedy parts; still, there is some very important vocal work for each of the principals. (Mr. Arthur East combines in himself, it ie said, the two qualifies of comedian and singer in the character of Aguila, and to him and Mr. Creo. Bagnall (as Partagas) falls a fairly heavy burden of the singing. Messrs. Lawrence Abrahams, Mr. Fort, and Mr. H. C. Borrodale all have comical roles, and'- bright and vivacious work i» said to be done by Misses yon Meyern, Emily Holmes, and Eileen Knowlw. Seats can now be reserved a/t Wildman and Arey's. THE OPERA HOUSE. The Wide World Pictures at the Opera House continue to receive a liberal share of public patronage. The audience last night thoroughly appreciated the programme, which will be repeated this evening. On Saturday the management will introduce the cinephone, an apparatus combining the gramophone and cinematograph, which is said to produce excellent results. ROYAL ALBERT HALL. An excellent selection of pictures was shown at the Royal Albert Hall last night, the programme comprising some exceptionally fine examples of cinematographic art. The entertainment will be given again this evening, and on Saturday the usual weekly change is announced. i THE TIVOLI. The attendance was very good last night at the Tivoli Theatre, Great NorthRoad, the new programme being a really admirable one. The "Ambulance Dogs" in particular evoked a lot of applause, while the system of producing a newspaper was watched with keen interest. The scenic films were very good, the trip on Lake Carda and the Vosges mountains being well worth seeing. The same programme will be repeated this evening. HAMILTON HODGES' CONCERT. The music-loving people of Auckland will this evening be afforded the final opportunity of hearing Mr. Hamilton Hodges, before his departure from this city for the Old Country, where he purposes taking up his residence. Since Mr. Hodges settled in our midst, some years ago, he has done much for the advancement of vocal music here, while his voice has ever responded to the numerous calls made upon it for charitable and benevolent purposes. The programme to he submitted at the Choral Hall to-night, besides including a whole budget of favourite numbers from the baritone himself, has upon it contributions from such eminent local musical artiste as Madame Wielaert, Mrs. Hamilton Hodges, Miss & Hamilton, Miss Blanche Garland, Mr. Colin Muston, Mr. G. E. Poore, Mr. G. A. Paque, Mr. T. E. Midgel«y, and the members of the Lyric Quartet party—in fact, a galaxy of talent that is seldom gathered together on one occasion. LENTEN MUBICALEL An organ recital and musicale was given by Mr. J. B. Adger at the Choral Hall last night. Mr. Adger's contributions on the organ included a number of well-known lenten compositions by eteiner, Bach, Wely, and Gounod,'while a piece of his own composing, "The Tread of the faithful," was also rendered. The programme included vocal items by Mrs. M. J. Bogue, Miss E. Powell, and Mr. T. A. Clarke, a piano number by Miss Eileen Green, and cornet soli by Master Cyril Nicholson.

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 79, 2 April 1909

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