The Governor’s Son

Even in its second day's showing the numbers went with perfect smoothness and machine- like rapidity, and the dialogue delivered laughs with the speed and frequency of a rapid-fire field gun. Stella Tracey makes a particularly captivating soubrette with an agreeable voice and conspicuous grace and activity in the dancing department, and Bobby Barry did a capital impersonation of George M. Cohan, handling the complicated situations and dialogue with Cohan's dash. A pretty septet of dancing and singing girls brightened up the stage at intervals.
Thirty-four minutes, experienced showmen will tell you, is too long to give an audience a single number. The Tuesday night -audience at Brighton Beach did not think so by any means.
The piece is a condensed version of the former George M. Cohan musical comedy of the same name. If, as the program would lead one to believe, Cohan did the work of boiling down, he has done himself proud. This scheme of presenting musical successes in vaudeville form has been tried before, but with indifferent success. Cohan has succeeded admirably. It is an exceedingly difficult matter to squeeze the matter and sense of a whole musical piece into the time limit of a vaudeville offering, but he has accomplished the task with skill. No musical piece has been, shown hereabouts in vaudeville with quite the same degree of speed and dash. "The Governor's Son" is a winner from the start, and a triumph of bright, snappy ligh
Variety 6:5 (06/29/1907)