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AMUSEMENTS.

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. His Majesty's Theatre, was again crowded last night, when "Rip Van Winkle" was again produced. This afternoon there will be a matinee performance. To-night the highly-praised musical comedy "The Isle of Bong Bong" will le staged. Lovers of bright music, charming costume, characteristic scenery, and graceful ballets will, it 15 promised, Save their tastes satisfied. The music is said to be very bright and melodious, the story more coherent than is usual an musical comedy, while the plot, being laid in one of the Philippine Islands, affords ample scope for scenic display. !A feature of the production will be a, number of graceful ballets and eccentric dances. The piece plays much shorter than "Rip," so that carriages may be Wdered for 10.30. ~_ OPERA HOUSE. -Ihere was again a large audience at the Opera House last night, when the cinephone items were again highly appreciated. There will be a complete change of programme to-night. •_ On Monday singing and talking pictures exhibited with the Gaumont chxonophone wiD he put on. two of the star amis being selections from "Faust" and "Tie llikado." i BOYAL WELSH 3IALE CHOIR. To-night at the Choral Hall will be tteJasfr opportunity of hearing the Royal 'welsh. Male Choir before their departure ior Australia by the s.s. Wimmera on Monday. A special programme will be given, including some of the choir's finest gspets; Popular prices will be chaTged. ". ROI r AL ALBERT HALL. 'A large audience patronised this show last night, and the applause was fre.queut. To-nigat there will be a new programme. THE TIVOLI. At the Tivoli last night the current jrogramme was repeated in the presence °| a large and delighted audience. Tothe programme will again be pre"IIADAME CASIBR'S BENEFIT. J A ctloic e programme has been pr.epareaior the benefit concert to be tenderea to Madame Casier at the Choral Hall oa Monday evening next, April 19th. The artists contributing include Mr. J. Colin ■ilnston, LJLA.M., solo violinist, Miss Alda Ralph, A.X.CX., L-AJ3., solo pian- !| and Miss TVinnie Carter, solo harp7™. 'Madame Casier will also be ssasted by the Harmonic Vocal Quartet farty, Messrs. John Egan, Frank Adeane, •narry Hiscocks, and Mr. Owen Pritchard, wso make their debut. The concert is ™Wer the patronage of Bishop Lenihan. -mams will run to and from the hall.

';a U J? ednes< fey evening next, in St. ■Andrew's Hall, Professo? G. Beaumont wiii deliver a humorous comedy lecture

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AMUSEMENTS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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