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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
PRINCESS THEATRE. The evening's entertainment- was highly appreciated by the audience at the Princess last night. Mr Leslie Holmes and his company of pierrots provide the first half of the programme, while the second part features turns by j Rosa Loader, Brown and Sorlie, Great Weston, and Arthur Trout. This evening will see tho final staging of the present programme. KING'S THEATRE. The screening of Fullers' pictures last evening met with much appreciation from the audience. . The programme contains some excellent war pictures. The ÜBual matinee was given this afternoon, and the programme will he repeated this evening. • HAYWARDS' PICTURES. Conspicuous success and very large houses have attended the presentation throughout the week at The Octagon of that massive and meritorious picture ' Sixty Years a Queen,' which illustrates notable events in the life and reign of the late Queen Victoria. The film was shown at a matinoe this afternoon, and will ho shown for the last time to-night. Mr Barrio Marschel " lectures " both exhibitions. A special attraction is announced for Monday in the shape of W. W. Jacobs's delicious comedy ' Beauty and the Barge,' popularised here in stage form by the Brough and Boucicault Company. HUGARD AND CHING SUNG LOO. His Majesty's Theatre will be opened to-night for a season of seven nights bv the above magicians and their company of supporting artists. Both illusionists come with an excellent reputation. Hugard's rifle act has been the topic of conversation in all parts of tho world whore it has been presented. Hugard does many other illusions as excellently and well, and at sleight-of-hand tricks ho is said to ho a past master. Ching Sung Loo, in ' A Night in a Chinese Palace,' has an excellent repertoire. ' The Bride of tho Air,' 'Tho Wonderful Sword Levitation,' 'The Birth of the Pearl,' 'The Merry Widow,' ' The Mysterious Stranger,' •The Magic Elephant,' 'Sun, Moon, and Stars,' etc., are among his finest exhibitions. The supporting performers include a number who sing and play musical numbers on quaint American novcltios, juggle, dance, and introduce an element of pleasing comedy. . Tho box plan is at the Dresden, and day sales mav bo obtained at Jacobs's shop. There will be no extra fee for booking. ARTHUR ALEXANDER RECITAL. It is probable that or Thursday next, at the Burns Hall, the Dunedin public will have their last opportunity of hearing Mr Arthur Alexander, who is at present visiting the Dominion. After visiting the northern centres he will leave for London to resume his professorship at tho famous Matthay Pianoforte. School. Had it not been for the war, he had intended again visiting Germany and Austria, whero his recitals during the season of 1912 proved highly successful. His tour towards the end of next year in Russia may, however, come about, despite the State of unrest at present unfortunately existing in Europe. BARTON'S CIRCUS AND WILD AUSTRALIA. There is something wonderfully fascinating about a circus. It is dear to youth and adult alike. Messrs Barton Bros, are now in Now Zealand on their sixth r.uccessive tour, and it is claimed that tho programme arranged for this season is superior to anv that Bartons have previously attempted. A completely new company has been organised, embracing 40 performers, all of whom are said to be competent in their own particular line. Perhaps the most prominent is M. J. M. West, tho upside-down paradox, who recently created a sensation in Sydney when he ascended to tho roof of Daking Buildings, Australia's tallest building, and there balanced himself head downwards on a two-foot wide parapet for a period of 12 minutes. Tho Sydney ' Evening News' described the feat as tho most thrilling sensation since Pegoud, tho hirdman, looped the loop over Sydney in an aeroplane. It is probable that Mr West may be. induced to perform a feat of similar daring and skill in Dunedin, apart from his performance in the circus arena. Tho li.-t of other star performers is too extensive to permit of a detailed description. The equine branch of the show comprises 70 horses and ponies, including several highlytrained thoroughbreds. It gives some idea of the magnitude of tho equine department when the fodder requirements include a ton and a-half of chaff per day. A successful visit should eventuate when the big show opens here on Monday night next. Prices of admission arc 3s, 2s, and Is; children half-price. OR 011R-STR A L SOCIETY.
At the. Garrison Hull on Tuesday evening next the fourth concert of the L'Zth season of the. Dunedin Orchestral Society will he held. The programme is of a high standard of excellence, and subscribers may look forward to a musical trc.it. The concert opens with the sparkling overture 'he Pre Au>; Oicrcs' (by Herold), which was produced on December 10, I.Bo'J. 'I he drama of the opera is a pleasing; national poem, and well adapted to the music. The overture introduces a clarionet- solo. Melodies ' Hjertesar and Vnrcn ' (l>y Grieg), for strings only, were last played by the society eight years ago. and their repetition will bo enjoyable, in the suite ' Eni'antine ' (by Ladolli) the most marked external point is the uniformity of key. The first, movement is marked Aubade, 'The Dawning'; the second, gavotte, ' Danse Des Kufants ' ; the third, polka, ' Danse Des Galants ' j and the fourth, value, ' Danse Des Fdles.' The overture 'Di Hallo' is one of Sullivan's finest works, and wa? written for the Birmingham Festival in IR7O. It is in IV Hut, and while couched throughout in dance rhythm, is constructed in perfectly classical form, and with his usual grace and refinement. The selection ' Semiramido ' (by Rossini) introduces solo work by cornet, euphonium, flute, and clarionet; and the mimc-til programme coneluKes with the stirriii" march ' Under Freedom's Flag.' The soloists are Miss Vida Waters (' Prelude,' 'Maytime,' and '0 Wondrous Mystery of Love'), and Mr J. M'Grath ('Claude Duval' and 'Son of .Mine'). The final rehearsal will be held in the Garrison J hill on Monday evening at 7.45 p.m. KAIKOIUI BAND. A first-class programme has been arranged by the Kaikorai Hand for their open-air concert in the Gardens to-morrow afternoon. The Dead March in • Saul' will be played as a mark of respect to the lute Ficld-mnrshni Lord Roberts.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914
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