Josephine Victor & Co.

“Maid of France.” 22 min. One of the most interesting and picturesque war sketches we have played and easily one of the biggest hits. It is entirely different from anything else offered and splendidly played by Miss Victor in the role of Joan of Are and four men in the roles of soldiers of the Allies. There is just enough comedy injected in the dialogue to lighten up the sketch and it scored solidly.

“Somewhere in France.”

20 min. A war skit as usual. Some of his material is a bit old, but he makes it go by the way he uses it and had no trouble keeping the audience amused from start to finish. Closed with a ballad in which he is assisted by a “plant” in one for the boxes and this earned an extra hand. His act is free from anything objectional, being the cleanest he has ever given.

Paul Decker

25 min., f.s., spl. This sketch does not get going till it is about half over. Closed to a fair hand.

Hobart Bonsworth in “The Sea Wolf”

41 min., f.s., spl. In this melodramatic sketch, Mr. Bonsworth does some very wonderful acting surrounded by a fair cast. It is about as gruesome a portrayal as we have seen here. Act received a good hand at the finish.

Mrs. Thos. Whiffen

14 min. f.s.. This grand old lady has a very good sketch and handles it in fine style. Went good.

Mme. Besson

Mme. Besson, with a supporting cast of unusual size and ability, brought the distinguished Sir James M. Barrie to vaudeville via his “Half and Hour” (New Acts), a playlet locked in vaults of the Frohman office ever since it was used as a curtain raiser in a Broadway theatre some years ago. On fourth it held the house all of its 33 minutes.

Wm. Gaxton & Co.

23 min., f.s., Spl. Mr. Gaxton supported by a very clever company put over his playlet “Kisses” in good shape closing to a good hand.

Kramer and Boyle

Kramer and Boyle, closing started off in the same sent as the sketch just off in the same set as the sketch just as a kid on it, and it helped to hold ‘em out front. With all due respect to Miss Haynes, it seems safe to say every one was just as well satisfied with the two boys, and this was manifested through the announcement of the hurry call having been sent out for them being greeted with applause.  

Sarah Padden

Sarah Padden, scheduled for seventh, appeared third in Ann Irish’s work. “The Cheap Woman.” When the turn opened some weeks ago it carried a special set which seems to have been shelved. “The Cheap Woman” shows Miss Padden in a new sort of role in vaudeville. It is a far cry from the indelible characterization she created in “The Clod.” The new turn no doubt appeals more to the feminine, but in it there is not the power of the old playlet nor the opportunity for Miss Padden. Her present support is Betty Brooks and Henry English.