YYH. Blackface monologue. Norworth is always strong in this house, and he went very nicely this afternoon. I can understand, however, how he would fall down to a certain extent in the middle of a bill in Philadelphia, as his stuff is all a little bit “fly”. The gambler’s song which was such a frost in Philadelphia went very strong here this afternoon, but that of course, was to be expected. He certainly is very good here. 15 minutes in one.
14 minutes, full stage. This act is just about the same as it has always been for a number of years. Practically no improvement, and possibly no worse. Vaudeville audiences of the better class find very little enjoyment in the alleged comedy and to some, I believe, the little fellow is repulsive. They are to be commended for dressing the act neatly and introduce some fair kicking and comic dancing. By no means worth their salary to us.
14 minutes, all in one. A mixture of fair talk and imitations. With her personality, she would make very good, but she was so drunk Monday that she could not do herself or the house justice. However a heart-to-heart talk seemed to have the desired effect, for there is considerable improvement. Not in the jag but in the act.
19 minutes, full stage. A good, well-trained lot of animals. Don’t have many tricks, but what they do is done well. On the whole it is a fairly good act, but is spoiled by the lack of enthusiasm and indifference of Howard.
14 minutes. Full stage. Four men are very good-looking young fellows, and sing and dance nicely. The women are attractive, dance gracefully and sing as well as could be expected. Entire act is now as to songs and business. Really a splendid offering for the money.
23 minutes. Full stage, closing in I. This is going better with us than any comedy musical act we have ever played. One of the men is a fairly good German comedian and the straight man is an imposing looking fellow.
“The Southern Singer”. It is not necessary to go into detail regarding this performer. She is an artist; this is the best and the least that can be said of her. This is her second week. She could remain indefinitely. 10 minutes in 1.
A man and a woman who call themselves “Europe’s greatest comedy jugglers.” About all they do is break dishes. As they are the feature of the bill everyone connected with the theater carries a worried expression on his face lest the supply of dishes within the city limits be exhausted by these “European artists” and their retirement from the program made inevitable in consequence thereof. 18 minutes full stage.
Man and woman who do artistic dancing and high-grade vocal work. Mr. Lynch introduced for the first time in this city his much-talked-about “shine” songs. He has the greatest material in this line that has ever been offered in this city. They are most admirably illustrated. This novel addition cannot but make the act a great winner. 6 minutes in 1; 9 minutes in 2.
Box set in 3. Finish in 1. 14 minutes. This is Alice Raymond, the cornetist. She has parted company with Kurkamp and has a woman from Philadelphia named Penn-Guard who perhaps gives the act better tone than her former male companion. At any rate, it goes very well for an instrumental act.