AUSTRALIAN STAGE GOSSIP.
(SrECUt, TO THE OTAGO WITNESS.)
DrAU Pasqutn,— Thus the editor of Ho>>art Mercury in a leading aiticle :— "The Earl of Yarmouth is ungrateful. He docs not appreciate the kindly way iv which his very unusual bchayionr— for a peer of the realm— was received in Tasmania, both by press and public; and no<v he has left these shores bewailing with, it is sai 1, disgust the comments that were made upon his acting and ballet-dancing. This is, as already stated, nothing less than base ingratitude, for though the Tasmanian public ai a whole have at last learnt not to utterly pio.vtrale themselves in the dust before every itinerant globe trotter, as they used to do 'once upon a time,' they manage to make lh.msclve.-i pretty agreeable to their antipodean visitors, and in the case of Lord Yarmouth they emphasised their kindliness by a disbursement of hard coin of the r->alm. The matter may, of course, be safely left in the hands of the Victorian critics, and it maybe confidently assert-id that if hid lordship has the limelight turned on to his tlaxen wigs, grease mints, ballet skirts, and other make-up in the larger citie-i the criticisms on hisvcntiuvsomeness will not be of so lenient a type as those be received in Hobart, as some anticipatory paragraphs from scribes who have not yet seen his rjuasi-feniinioe gyrations cleaily indicate. As it i j , Lord Yarmouth has introduced himself to his Victorian intcvicwers inukv the most unfavuuiable auspices; he has lost his temper, and has assumed a dignity wh'cli he must remember he t-einpouirily laid aside when be donned his masquerading ivttire to win tbe shillings of TaMiianiau playgoers. His lordship may lliiuk, with Elton in Morocco Bound,' that charity covers a multitude of 'shins ; but when he commences to play, and wins others over to join him in his inciriuient, he should give them fair notice when he iateiuls to straighten his f.ice again, mend his w>ys, and once more don the frigidity of demeanour cliHr.icteristic of ' t'.'e caste of Vere de Vcre.'" A topical song ".5000 years old was sung in a comic opeialate-y produced in Austr, lia by a tivvvolliuK Chinese company. The history of Uiis veacrable ballad ib authenticated by the aflirmatiou of the chief comedian of the troupe, who avers that the song has l.ccn sung on the Chinese t-rasp, with the original words and music, since 101)0 ».c. The mo.st erudite of all local judges gives this remarkable word picture of the music : "The accompany lug melody," he sayß, "consists par ! ly of a Chinese chopping wood, partly of another Celestial blowing a bull's horn with horrible intensity of effort, and partly of a curious stringed instrument which makes a cry like an infant 40 yards high crying iv the night." Now what is it ? " It was at once seen that his voice is breaking in his lower register, which is very reedy, although in his upper register some of his notes are remarkably clear, resonant, and powerful, and there was last night enough of it left to indicate with what charm he hat, been ringing, and will probably agiin sing, as tenor."— Hobart Mercury ou the boy soprano, Cyril Tyler. " Ransom," a five-act drama, was staged for the first time iv Sydney on Saturday, December 1, with the following cast : Harold Graham Scott Inglis Sam Fitzgerald ToeTolano Tom Chivey Dorn Moystyn Gus«ie Howard D. L. Dalpel Philip Marlett ... ... ... ... W. Hazlitt Mrs Fitjgerald Kate Bishop Angelina Fitzgerald Watts-Phillips Mrs Graham Athena Claudius Morris Mahon's Comic Opera Company produced the opsra "Forty Winks" at Zcehan on Tuesday, November 27. " D'Oyley Carte has accepted Mr Pollard Harrison's three-act comic opera ' Prince Bulbo,' and will introduce it to Londoners next February." Who is Pollard Harrison? Next we'll have Kemble St. Clair. George Walton is playiug with A. M. Palmer s "Little Christopher Columbus" Company in New York. Madame Fanny Simsonsen has filed her schedule in Melbourne. Liabilities. £2161 is- ; assets, 10s. Tim members of the last Simonsen Italian Oiiera
Company are amongst the unsecured creditors She estimates her losses from the failure of the Opera Company at Melbourne Alexandra in October '91, and from having to pay a heavy interest ou borrowed money, at £2892 2« 4d.
Leonora Braluin, who has been playin? with the Lyric Opera Company in South Africa, was re ported parly last month seriously ill from fever at Johannesburg.
Mad<unc Melba will give— under engagement with Messrs Williamson and Musgrove— four concerts iv Maoriland.
Irwin Mayhew, a promising Tasmanian boy violinist, made his debut at Hobart Town Hall on November 29. He performed a violin fantasia on Scotch airs, and showed remaikablc promise of greater things to come. He is only 10 years of age, has a quiet and thoughtful manner about him, phys without an atom of conceit or affecration, has a good firm tone, and tcmarkably free and graceful style of bowing. Ed. E. Kice (who was at Melbourne Opera House with "Evangeliue" in April '91) is now mauagiug A. M. Palmer's "Little Christopher Columbus" Company in New York.
Mrs Tyler, for fear of possible injury to her son's voice, has decided definitely that after the first week in February, when the Maoriland tour finishes at Auckland, Cyril shall not sing at all ia public, or only occasionally. In Jno case will any other tour be entered upon. As the immediate continuance of their journey to New York would bring them to that city in April, when the musical and operatic season closes, Mrs Tyler intends to remain six months in Sydney. Cyril Tyler's vocal stylo having been formed under her care, the finished character of his art bears witness to her skill as a teacher.
The Norman-Lewis Dramatic Company oi>oned their season a( Brisbane Opera House with '' lloodman Blind" on December 1.
Master Cyril If. Monk, who, for the second time, has won tbe violin prize at the Eisteddfod held annually in Sydney, is 12 years of age, He must have had musical talent as a cradle gift, for. apart from his violin, he is a clever pianist, ami possesses a bweet voice. Sigiior Union considered the boy fit to Uko a place in th« Philharmonic .Society's orche.-tia recently, and Master Monk al-o played three nights at the recent festival at which Madame Sapi«, Madame Urso, and Madame Belle Cole appeared. The Charlotte Beresfo d of Miss Laura Roberts in " Meg the Castaway," at Melbourne Rv.yal, provei that talented little lady to be an actress of many t-arts. Miss Eva Jackson played this character with Maggie Moore's company through Maoriland in '93.
A niamger advertises for a pianist who can open oysters. Fancy Charles Waud or Cu'lutta Mny weilding an oyster knife. In the Tasmania Military Band thcio are a couple of Tabinanian natives whose musical ability and genius, though in a different direction, are quite on a par with Cyril Tyler's Their asjts range from 10 to 12, and the youngest can be seen occasionally playing the leading cornet pait under the direction of his musical instructor and conductor, Mr T. W. Hopkins, and as far as I can leain is one of the ni^st wonderful pUyers for his age evni'he.ird. Ho has only beeu learning a few months and if li«* progresses in the fuuire as in the past akouM tuin out to be one of the finest and mo-t artistic cornet player* of the age. Phvllis Broughlon, J. L. hhine, Alice L-^th-bridgo, and Fred Sfcoroy are the star* in " All My Eye-Viinhoe" at London Trafu^ar Theatre. After their present M.*ofiland tour the BroughBoucicuult Comedy Company visit Tasmania. Gcoigo Dunvll oiiens Melbourne Alexandra Christmas Wick.
AT rOVKKTY POINT. (An out-of-sliop pro.'s prayer.J
H:\ste now, Prosperity, and bring Some balm unto my wearied souL Christmas is cominp, and I tope I'll get a fat and -well-paid role. 'Tis twice six months since I have had What might be called a good square meal. My wants are money, f^nie, aid grub, To drive away the woes I feel. Don't let me wander up and down About the " Point" the usual way ; I want s nne money, and a chance To get engagements in ft play. I'd do "My lord, the carriage waits," And hopes of fame -would willing sink, For two-and-six a night.--" A friend t Oh, joy 1" He says, " ' Come, have a drink. 1 " " American managers are the whitest men under the sun."— Walter Howe. Mis>s Stuart Gleeson, now with Maggie Moore s company at Melbourne Royal, can do a bong-aud-dance turn better than a few. Myra Kemble, "the Australian star actress, left London for Australia by the Or&tava, NovemThe Musical Myetic Marvels are at Adelaide Amy Horton(well known in Maorilaud), "an Australian burlesque actress of good capabilities," at latest wus at the Empire Music Hall, Derby. As I tokl you in my last letter, Johnny Collins, the Irish ambassador, has partnered with Charlie (Baby) Brown. Baby has taken unto himsi-lf— hold on ; no, not a— no, never ; Charlie may get the needle— but a new front " cog," and now calls himself Karl Brown. They get in a good turn in the second act of 'The Streets of London," at Sydney Royal, with a clever skit on the Salvation Army.
"The IDriumvimte." Mis? Marcclla Day's actions against Melbourne Age and Argus came to grief. A n actress can now be described as "an artless little thins, tra la-la, ' without getting damsvjM for lsbel Miss L>.iy was through Maorihnd in '93 with the Lonnen-Lcaniar Gaiety Company, playing Doimev in " Fau&t up to Date " James F. Cathcart and George Majeroai leave Sydney next week to join the Hollow ay-Wobt-marott Coiupauy, opening at Adelaide on Boxing Bland Holt and Company arrived in Sydney fiom iVeuvuille on Tuesday, December 4. "Thy Span of Life" will probably ope/i their season at th-> Rcy.il. commencing December 2(5. Thus Truth : "It is a pity that the Tivoli management allow a really firhfc-clas<» and np-lo-date .show to be duelled by the rut her too bto.td allusions ami suggestions of a somewhat swellulJip.id comedian, whom it is haidly necr^.vy to individualUe." This "somewhit swel'.ed-luad comedian" is not unknown in Alaoriland. Edith Kilminster, a pupil of He it Kowalski, and Carrie Solomon, a pupil of Fred Kell'irman, both under 14 years of age, have each gained ii first-class scholarship, awarded by the Australian Musical Association. Two other winneis were Nina Foglietta (who was without tho advaul><;e of professional tuition) and Henry Lykke (\ iolin), a pupil of Mr Chudleign. Violet Cameron has scored at London Empire. James Wilkinson, Amy Johns (both through Maoril.vnd in vith Co.:i'l 8i05,.). Alice St. John. -and Stella Tudor (>ound M.ioriland in !)1 with J. V. Shetidan's "Fuji on the Bn.stol Co.), who must have gone b.tok to her old name, as only recently she was showing in Melbourne as Stc'ila Stewart, are bin leaning at Coolgardie. John Tudor, Jake Friedman, I' i auks, and Williams joined York and Jones' Empire Minst'ol Company at Brisbane Gaiety on Saturday, December 1. Ma°gie Moore replaced Me. with Die Child" of the Regiment" and "The Fool of the Family" at Melbourne Royal, December 1. Miss Sallie Booth, at parent in India, ia the wife of J. 11. Clyiides. The new people under engagement to the I'irm for the pantomimes arrived in Melbourne per Oioya, November 23. Alfred Saker, Mrs Rose Saker, Miss Marie Luella. and Me.-srs Forman and Fanning will appear in Beauty and the Beast " at Melbourne Princess ; and Messrs Horace Wheatley and James Norrie will be in " Cinderella" at Sydney Lyceum. " The Streets of London " was staged at Sydney Royal on Saturday, December 1, with the following* principal characters :— /
Badger ... Alfred Woods Gideon Bloodgood J. P. West D an Mr Leonard Lucy Fairweathcr Virginia Vivienne In the second act some good variety stuff ia introduced by Florrie Ranger, who gets an encore for " Life in tho East End of London " ; Nellie Findlay and Freddy Saunders do a good street-arab turn, and Collins and Brown. Wilfred Haven, a new tenor, made his appearance witU Rickarda' Tivoli Cotauany ou Saturday.
December I. At the same hall are Alma Gray, Ada Baker, Alma Obrey, Amy Sherwood, Sisters Andoison, Clara Sp«iicer, Emmie Mormon, Alf Lawton, Faust Family, W. 11. Speed, Charlie Pope, and Irving Sayles, and the somewhat indifferent George H. Wood. The Kini-tosco^c, exhibited for the first time in Australia at Sydney, December 1. This wonderful invention, which must be seen and cannot bo described, is drawing la'ge crowds. Nellie Stewart is to appear, for the first time, in the title role in "La Cigalo," at Melbourne Princess on Saturday, December 15. "La Cigale," which is billed for four nights, will close the present season of the Royal Comic Opera Company in Melbourne In Pampier's production of " Robbery Under Arms" at London Princess Theatre, the principal characters are cast as follows :—: — C*ptain Starlight Alfred Dampier George Storefield Owen Harris Trooper O'Hara ... George Buller Dick Marston Herbert Fleming | All the London critics agree to differ. The ladies are described by one critic jvs "poor at j their work," whilst Dampier's performance is said by another to bo "through force of artistic ■ repression" to be " bordering on tho mawkishly I tame." Herbert Flemming, according to the lastmentioned critic, does best, while the comic relief is described as excruciating." The Stage says that " Dampier's manner reminds us a little of that of Henry Neville." "Ransom," a five-act drama, staged for the first time in Sydney at Her Majesty's, December 1, is i reputed to be by Miss Dora Moystyn, a vivacious young acticss who plays the principal pat t, Tom Chivey, an Australian boy. " R.msom " was pioducedin Melbourne by Dan Barry's Company at the Alexandra some months ago. Miss Fnnnio Wiseman will play a soubretteparfc with Sydnoy Post Ollice Amateur Dramatic Socitty on December 20. 'December 20. Deui P^sqi'lN,— A Happy New Year to you. "Clifton Aldrtrson's English Comedy Company, who have hem appearing at Sydney Lyceum during the past month, optn a Maoriland tour at Auckland about Christinas. Joe St. Ctaii goes in advance, and George Tallis as manager. 'The New Boy 1 is their jhVw dt resistance, and it may be noticed tlut this play, which has liv.il'cd ' Cnarley's Aunt' in popularity, is still running strongly in England. 'The Foundling,' with which our old frietd Bill Hollo, -ay i now scoring at Terry's, London, is a pieco of thu screaming oner of comedies, and ' Jone-/ may alto be classed in tbe same Citegory. Oliftou Alderson, who is lead a 1 * well us giM'.crsil manager, was originally si Newcastle (Hngland) pressman. Miss Kill tli Ilouslev (iLis Al<lei-.im) i>l.iys tlic ingenue parts. Miss .lemiits Watt Tanner hus done some excellent work during Uu Sydney se-ioon. Messrs Ralph Kobi'rts ('The New Boy 1 ), Muyeur, Coslmni, Beriuvje, and Lester sire al->o in the company. 1 may wifely predict a successful MaorilanJ tour."- Last Call. Horace Wheatley, a, fresh importation, who will play Bacon Uormano in "Cinderella" at SyVlney Lyceum, is the oiigioal siii'iev of "After the ball." lfo is bo iked to appear at Manchester (England) next year. Florrie E^iaile, soprano, from the ranks of the Roj.il Comic Op.ra Company, and who is going 'Ome no\L year, will be pi in. a donna in George Kiguolu's p-uilo, "The Houge thst Jack Built." J. W. Winton, the whistling veutril<i<iuist, in a ciank on cricket, and liu^tdes being h good bowler is captain of Sjdnoy Tivoli eleven. Mr Villicsrs(f ttherof AUss Laura Villiers, who was playing with her London Company at Sydney Her Majesty's not bo long since) is in Sydney. Mi.-s Geoi^ie Smith^on, th'^ only Colonial Maccabe, will appear in Melbourne Princess pan to. John F. Sheridan first appeared as a clog-dancer 30yc,.rs ago. "Sonny Parlaito at Sydney Tivoli, in a Dutch parody on 'The Ch.irgo of the Li.'ht Brigade,' is a long way behind the late Gus. Lynch in the same."— Jiblet Gullivan. Miss Ray Joues, who will "prima donna" as Cindctella at Sydney Lyceum, is a member of the Mi-lbourne Amateur Opera Club. Mi-^s May Lovinglmi, under ciiKigcment to Harry Rickards, lias arrived from Amurka. Fred Dark will pl*y Mother Hubbanl in "The Ilou.S't that Jack Built" at Sydney Her Majesty's. The Walhalla Brothers (through Maoriland in JS9O with Wiith Jirothurs' Circus, which included the St, Leon Brothers and Matthew Brothers) will assist tho On-gory Brothers in the harlequinade at Sydney Lyceum. The Walh:>llas p':\y The Golden Gl>biiles in "Sinbad the Sailor" at Melbourne Royal, Xmas, '&S-Si>. Miss Myra Lodge, a Udy juggler, made her first appearanco at Sydney Tivoli on Saturday, December 8, in a plate-spinning acr, "on which," says Jiblet Gullivan, "Miss Lo.lge must greatly imiu'ove to beat a similar act by E. J. ['Johnny'] Bviggs, the well-known scenic artist, which I saw him do not so many years ago." J. Anderson, a well-known singer, who is leaving Sydney for America, was tendered a, complimentary social iv tile Oarringron Hall on Monday, Dcceriiherl7. Joe Cuscliui, Sonny Pnrlatfco, S.ayle<s, Johnson, Wesley Milhr, and others of the \ aricty iirofes sion were given a day out, the other week by Mr Robert H< «»iy (grandson of Mr Itobot fc Cooper, founder of Sydney College), of Waterloo. Mr Pailatto propjsed "The Host," alia all spent a jolly time. The Holloway-Westmarotfc Dramatic Company commence thoir Adelaide season ou Boxing Night. Ko^c Dearing (who was round Maoril.md in '92 with Ihhu'iove'.i Empiic Company, which incl'.ded Carl Hertz, Fred. Mason, and the Fairy Finn) is sinking in l.oii'lou a son^ entitled "The j.ow woman up 1<) dale," in vhii-h shu appears in very nwmKh attiie with diviilcd '-kiits. Melbourne Pinvh publishes a npil.il portrait of H 11. Roberts (brother of Laiu-a). Also a column an.l a-hsilf of bi'.^ruimy, which io- well, never mind. More later on. Jennie (Jo) l^e.s South African Company: Louie *ni''iy, Gi-hiko LcojH.ld (Mr Hobbs in " Little Lord Fauntk-ioy," 'iXJ), Moiley, A. Coclirane, A. B. M.vnnii'.g, A. G. PouHou (Charlia Johnson in " Alono in London," Blanrt Holt's Company, 'SO), Charles Faboit, H. Ohiche-itor, Ada L c (Jc-unie's sihter), M. Smith, and Joan Burnett. F.. ril'u Musical nnd Corned v Company, phning Melbourne suburb-!, includes T. H. S. (Ted) Ford, Macrgic For. l, Bell Valentine, and others. Cogill Brother-, reopen old St. (Ji-oige's 11'iYl — renamed the Cambriilge— about Christmas week with Prof^sor, Lily, and Alice Beaumont, Alma Obrey, Miss Leslie Norman, and oth»is. (jco.-ge Djitcll calls bimsclf an actor-avthor-vHinayi't", Dan Barry .styles himself actorinancjer; J. C. Williamson is only a manager. "Joiie j ," a three-act whimsical absurdity, by Arthur Shirley, was pro luced for tbe fir^t time in Australia at Sydney Lyteum, Saturday, December 3. "Cinderella" at Sydney Lyceum :— Miss Ray Jones (of Melbourne) in the nsme part; Mr Norrie ab the Prince : and Mr Wheatley- as the bold, bad Baron Gonnano. Other people : Martyn Hagan, Sonny Parlatto, and Harry Steel, Misses Lucy Eraser, Edith Courtenay and Maie Sacqui. Air Hawaii and the Gregory- Walhalla Tioupe will provide the harliquinade. G. W. Heller ami bit coterie are resting in Sydney after their Maoriland tour. They start out shortly on a tour of Australia— end to end. "The House that Jack Built," at Sydney Her Majesty's, will include Florence Esdiule, Florrie Ford, Katie Towers, Minna Phillips, Grucic Freeman, Fred Dark, Edwin Lester, Steve Adson, and tho Perman Trio. Sonny Parlatto is filling an engagement at Sydney Tivoli till the pantomime opens. The kineto;cnpe is a big attraction in Sydney. Among the subjects on view »re " Saudow, the Strong Man," "The Blacksmith's Forge," "The Boxiug Cats," and "Armand Ary, the Parisian soubrette." Mr E. (" Teddy ") M'Lean will open with a pantoiuine company at Bathurat on Boxing nijht. King Cactus is the panto., and will include Ed. Leonard, Johnny Collins (the Irish Amb»BSador), Charley (Karl) Brown. Arthur B. C. Glyn, n«l de Cars, J. Maunders, Misses Lena Murray, Addie Barton, Amy Adair, Lillie Melrose, Lily Barton, and Cecil Soosel as manager. Brough and Bouoicault open, at Hobart OB December 2(5.
Talmoge's Aberdeen showbill : " To-night I To-night 1 "A Lecture by the great Dr Tahnage. " ' The Word of God is free to all. "Admission—is, 3s, 2s, and Is." Lynch Family of Bellringorg open at Eendlgt for Christmas. At Melbourne Royal : A lady with a largo hat obstructs the view of an old gentleman who sits behind her in the sUUs. The old party asks her to remove it. She smiles sweetly and declines, stating that her hair isn't properly done up. "JNever mind." says the old gent, "take your hair off as well t ' " Melbourne is a luckless shop for worthy old Dad Abel, who is beginning the world again oa the verge of his 70th year. He was stone-brok* here a quarter of a century ago, and narrates how he lived a whole week on biscuits."— Jiblet Giillivan. Dick Stewart (father of Nellie of that ilk) will stage manage "Aladdin " Melbourne Royal panto., while Jimmy Moore (Maggte'H brother) will, in Coppin's interests, watch the front of the house. The Wealth and Kesources of Australia," painted by Gordon and Goatcher, is the title of the transformation at Sydney Lyceum. Florrie Leybourue, of London music hall fame, has made a record. She got a decree absolute against her husband, filed her schedule, und got married again— and all witbin ft fortnight. The new Gaiety Company, now in New York, who will visit Australia shortly, are spokeu of aa the loveliest group that ever appeared on the itage. They dou't wear tights, but of course they have to wear something. To get over the difficulty they wear skirts of the regulation length, but it is not stated of what mate ialthey arc made. Ed. Sass (Arthur Alacdomild in " The Librarian " with Myra Kemble in Maoriland in '5)3), Emma Gwynne (Irene in "Tlie Profligate," Pincro, with ditto), Bessie Rignold (Hetty Preene in "The Lights o' London," Sims, at Melbourne Royal ir» 'ijl), and Guyton Heath are members of Georga EdwnrdeVa South African Company. ihe buxom (Catherine Foote, who was in Australia with the Lonncn-Leamar Gaiety Company, plays a speaking part in "Don Juan," in the Eng- \ lish provinces. Charles Arnold will put Christmaß in at Sydney Criterion. Maggie Moore goes to the States shortly. Of course H. It. Roberts will ko also. The Permnn Tiio introduced their act " Statue Blanc" at Melbourne Oxford last. week. In " Raiiaom" (said to be by Dora Moystyn), at Sydney Her Majesty's, there is the usual villain, a bubh heroine, a bloodthirsty bushranger, who wants money or ber lud, and a bush boy, with a heart too big for his jumper, who seeks, at great lisk, finds— or steals— a horse, and enables tho heroine to s>ave her husband's life just in time to prevent, him being t>liffeno' i , tho liusband very imgratefully returning the favour by suspecting his wife's fidelity. This is, however, explained later on, though it must be said that the lady tad accepted certain not very honouia'ile terms from the villain in order to s-ave her husband, but, as is usual with the sex, repudiates tue contract when she finds bhe can do betfer. Finally tfco lady is restored to her husband's manly affections, the vilL»in k shot by one of his confederates, the busk fouudlint; is rewarded, and the ends of justice and the audience are mutually satisfied. "The flower girl up to -da'c." tho la f est song out, as snug by AliVe Leamar(Kafcmia in "Faust Up to Date" in Maoriland, X XI), is a success in London Harry Rickards wants t» engage the Earl of Yarmouth for Sydney Tivoli. Hisjnur Roberto llazoii nas tendered a complimeutaiy concert at Sydney Town Hull on Thursday, December 18. WiJlie Walsh, the well-known opera tonor, gave "The Holy City" (Adams). FJorric Esilailu, with the assistance of the Sydney Philharmonic Society, contributed the motet "(•xi'.llia" (Gounod); Miss Cicely Staunton, the Maorilund contralto, was hoard in " Sunshine and rain " (Blumcnth.il) ; Miss Nellie Young, the mezzo-soprano, eang "Dreams" (S^trt'lezki) ; aud the Metropolitan. Liedortafel, Sydney Amateur OifhestralSociety, the Orpheus Club, and Sydney PhilhiirmonicSociety contributed items. Wagner's grand march "Tamilian er" by iho combined choruk.es and orchestras concluded the pro* gdimmc, Lyra Thomscn, Stove Adson, Will Wallace, Percy Shannon, Messrs Pognoski, Rudden, and IMight are tho performers at moonlight excursions down tbe harbour. At the Royal Atiuarium, Manly, are Lilian Forbe', Florrie Rose, Violet Verml, Blanche Lewis, Wessri H. Wilson and T. Jngarsole, Masters P. liishop and A. George, Mons. R««!n, (musical director). M. L. Goldbertz, (manager), and Mrs B. Rosen, (lessee ) Pei cy Abbot, vocalist and pianist of Heller's Bonanza Ooterif, is the composer of "My lad," a Bong which H.ury Fitzin.uuire will shortly siug at Sydney. " Gweudolin " (which John Fuller is singing at Auckland pops) is another of Abbot 1 s compositions. It ii, time Harry Mckards got some new songs. What about "It ain't all I* vender," " The judge," and "Ours is a 'apj.y 'ome"?— Yours truly, B. S. Poverty Point.
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AUSTRALIAN STAGE GOSSIP., Otago Witness, Issue 2131, 27 December 1894
AUSTRALIAN STAGE GOSSIP. Otago Witness, Issue 2131, 27 December 1894
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