Chad and Montie Huber, with a purple plush drop in full stage, danced and sang their way into an encore and four big bows, the act mostly consisting of them imitating inimitable stars like George M. Cohan, Rock and White, and several others, but as the audience have not seen the stars for several years (if ever) there was no doubt in their mind as to the imitations. The woman makes five changes in costume.
Boothby and Everdeen, mostly Miss Boothby, were spotted deuce. She gave several imitations, her “movie fan” character getting the most. Mr. Everdeen is of the elongated type and partly bald-headed, assisted Miss Boothby in putting over her character studies with much credit to herself.
Jane Dillon in a quick change melodrama came third. The changes were not amazingly quick and the melodrama was so “Melo” that in spots the house laughed out of turn. Some of the characters portrayed by Miss Dillon were intelligent, others amusing, others absurd. For a finish she dies in black, gasps “God bless the United States” and the orchestra hits up “Stars and Stripes.” Just an act getting by.
Verga and Marvin followed. The male member does “wop.” Sometimes made them laugh and sometime not – mostly not. The female member, a very pretty woman did her best, but it was hard for her to overcome what her male partner attempted to do.
Marino and Maley had quite a battle, with no comedy ahead, but managed to pass a slight margin. Their encore, “Rose of Washington Square,” with Maley as an eccentric vamp with a question mark on his back got the most. Maley should watch his Italian accent. He discards it altogether at times.
Mills and Smith, in rube character, have a very poor talking routine, but finished strong with a yodeling specialty.
Claudia Coleman offered some feminine types, excellently characterized but necessarily exaggerated for humorous stage purposes. She has lots of style and stages herself well, but when she takes as many bows as were demanded of her Tuesday evening she might vary the acknowledgments a trifle.
Julia Curtis displayed her trick voice on second holding up the spot successfully. She claims four different voices in the rendition of one number and probably attains that objective. Her animal idea of the several stars mentioned, however, secured the best results.
Character sketches. 15 minutes in one. Mr Boyce has nothing new—his characters are the same, in all respects, as is his act here two or three seasons ago. Some new material would help. Still the act went big, and closed very strong.
Comedy Protean Entertainer in his Conception of “A Country School Entertainment.” Sales’ impersonations of six different characters great, changes of characters very quick work. Got audience from the start and made a hit. 18 min. In one. Own drop.