Two men and a woman in a comedy pantomime, “The Broken Mirror.” Scene interior of a German army officer’s room. The officer enters in an intoxicated condition. He retires to another room and during his absence the maid and the officer’s valet break a standing mirror. Presently the officer returns in shirtsleeves and approaches the mirror. The valet hastily dresses to look like the officer and both reach the mirror at the same time. The valet makes every move the officer makes fooling him into believing he is looking at the mirror. The sketch ends when the officer is satisfied the mirror is alright. There is quite a little comedy brought out at the mirror. It is a fair opening act. C.D.F. 12 min.
17 minutes f.s. Three special sets. A beautifully staged French pantomime, with some good dancing. Hold the interest every minute up to the tragic finish, and closed well.
In their pantomime “The Clown’s Dream” in three scenes. A great act, the contortion work of Herman is wonderful, made a great closing act and went very big. 17 min. full stage.
C.D.F. Time 10. 2 men, 1 woman. Top notch equilibrists and pantomimic comedians with abundant new material.
In “La Sonnambule.” 22 minutes f.s. Special set. This Molasso pantomime proved quite an interesting to our audiences to-day as have this producer’s previous efforts. Was greeted with close attention all through, and finished strong.
Three scene pantomime. 16 min, opening and closing F.S., and the second scene 7 min. in one. Our audiences never took very good to pantomimes, and closing the show with this one placed it in a dangerous position. The act, however, is probably the pantomime ever seen here, and holds attention.
Pantomime sketch, 10 people. Special set, full stage, 16 to 18 minutes. Good act, with every opportunity for Mlle. Amato to show that she is the star. Bare backs, be-ribboned corset covers and milk hosiery are displayed in great abundance. The act carries a musical director. (Cincinnati)
In a pantomine – “La Somnambule.” I never saw a pantomine act hold the interest of the audience, and this one didn’t do it any more than any of the others; a little bit of sensationalism at the finish managers to get some applause, but taken as a whole I consider it rather tame affair. Miss Payne’s dancing suffered by comparison with that of the Esmeralda Sisters, which decidedly better. It maybe [sic] all right in some cities but Providence don’t care for this sort of thing.
In “The Apple of Paris.” Very fine pantomime playlet. The story held attention throughout. Capitally portrayed. Should create comment. Finished moderately strong. Two specials in 3, special in 1, 19 minutes. (Cleveland)
In “The Tango Lesson” — eccentric pantomime dancing – This act went over big; 18 min. in one.