There was a mishap to the second team of the show. It occurred immediately after the opening of the offering of Johnny Yule and Irene Richards. The team is using a drop in “one” with an arched center for their opening. In the arch there is a bench with the back turned to the audience. The pair are seated on the bench with an open umbrella hiding them. The talk that ensures is slightly suggestive of a lover begging for a kiss, but the laugh that is tried for arrives when the back of the bench with an open umbrella hiding them. The talk that ensues is slightly suggestive of a lover begging for a kiss, but the laugh that is tried for arrives when the back of the bench breaks off and the two are disclosed arguing over a bouquet, Yule wanting to pluck on of the blooms from it. Tuesday night after the breakaway occurred the bench flopped to the stage and the due went with it. It is were intended as part of the works it was cleverly handled, for the audience, even those sitting in the first few rows, believed it was an accident. The team landed nicely at the finish of their turn, although the earlier section of dancing does not seem speedy enough.
“Marriage vs. Divorce,” the Rath and Garren allegorical playlet, which is really a combination sketch and singing and dancing act, which held the spot immediately preceding Collins, was one of the hits of the bill. Just why this act is still playing around on the small time is hard to ascertain by looking at the turn. It bears all the earmarks of a big time offering and it certainly entertains.
Gracie Emmett was next to closing with “Mrs. Murphy’s Second Husband.” The farce made ‘em yell at Keeney’s though most seemed familiar with it. Miss Emmett executed a few steps of an Irish reel at their conclusion, dancing as nimbly as a Ziegfeld pony. She has character ability far in advance of this sketch, however, which could be utilized to better advantage in a more legitimate and modern vehicle.
Charles Cartmell and Laura Harris, with their next song and dance skit, “Golfing with Cupid,” provided an effective start for the second part of the show. The “old boy” in the act drew a big hand through his stepping, the principals reaping well at finish, however. Miss Harris is still in male swallowtail for that part of the turn, and she classes as one of the neatest.
In a lively vaudeville skit called “The Information Bureau.” While the individuals are not particularly great as actors, still there is a lot of life and go to the act; some clever dancing and as a whole it gets over in good style. 18 Min. F.S.
18 min. F.S. A gingery sketch with very little in it, except an opportunity to show the Sully Family ‘s ability as dancers, for they are all expert, whether singly or in concert. The situations in the sketch are quite amusing and got scattered laughter. The dancing got the biggest hand and closed well.
Man and two women, working 18 minutes C.D.F. in sketch “For Sale Wiggin’s Farm.” Opens weak and closes strong with dance. It would be only a fair act in fast company, as it lacks realism and all other essentials for rural characterization.
1 man, 7 girls. F.S. special. Scenery in terrible condition. Time 19. The girls are unattractive and dance none too well. Burke does a little good work. This is a new act and somewhat of an improvement over the last Burke offering, but it can hardly be said to be first class.
Assisted by Johnny J. Hughes and “Poster Girls”, she presented a dancing number entitled, “The Poster’s Dream” which is good.
One of Al Leach’s old acts. Smith gets the comedy over in very good shape and his eccentric dancing wins hearty applause. The girls provide considerable comedy in their eccentric make-ups and they sing and dance well. A very acceptable offering. C.D.F. in 3, 11 min. Close in 1, 8 min.