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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. The second production of the BirchHumphreys operatic extravaganza, "Manuella," was thoroughly appreciated by a good audience at His Majesty's Theatre last night. The work of the company met with an excellent reception, the rounds of applause and bursts of laughter being an excellent index to the success of the production. Several of the principals were the recipients of bouquets. The author and composer have received a large number of congratulatory messages on the success of their effort, including one from the Rt. I Hon. the Premier. "Manuella" will be staged again this evening. I OPERA HOUSE. Fuller's Wide World Pictures -were well received by a large audience at the Opera House last night. The introduction of the cinephone, an apparatus combining the phonograph and cinematograph, has proved a wise innovation, the figures on the screen appearing as if they were actually speaking and singing, thus adding to the realistic effect. The programme includes a number of very fine pictures, and the entertainment generally makes a bright and attractive combination. A similar programme will be given this evening. ROYAL PICTURES. A well selected programme was shown at the Royal Albert Hall last night, and will be exhibited nightly during the week. On Eastev Monday Mr. E. Travis (the accomplished pianist) will endeavour to break Mr. C. Parnell's world record for continuous piano playing, and should be a great attraction to the public. THE TIVOLI. An excellent programme is 'being shown at the Tivoli Theatre this week. Tomorrow night there will be the usual change, and in connection with this, Mr. Hubert Carter, the boy soprano, formerly of Pollard's Opera Company, has been engaged. He will make his appearance to-morrow night. On Good Friday night the management announce a sacred concert, when an appropriate musical and pictorial programme will be -rendered by the company. POLLARD'S JUVENILE OPERA COMPANY. It is bo long since playgoers have heard the melodious comic opera, " Rip Van Winkle," that its production here on Saturday next by the ahove popular combination is certain to be heartily welcomed. We have been indebted to the

"Pollards" in the past for many excellent performances of Planquette's delightful work, so that when we learn that Mr. Pollard considers this production as excelling in every way anything he has ever staged here, lovers of tuneful music, bright dressing, charming scenery, graceful ballets and clever comedy can look forward to a rare treat. The box plans are at Wildman and Arey's. Judging by the number of seats already booked the season promises to be as successful as any of the many previous ones played by "Pollards's." THE ROYAL WELSH MALE CHOIR. The box plans for the four final appearances of the popular Welsh Choristers at the Federal Hall on Good Friday afternoon and three following nights opened at Wildman and Arey's this morning.

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 82, 6 April 1909

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