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Entertainments

GOOD VAUDEVILLE

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New Show at Tivoli

Bright hi presentation, strong In novelty, and adequately tuneful, Frank Nell's new revue, 'The Big Show of 1936," at the Tis oil Theatre sets a High standard It is a ness style of show within the limits of traditional vaudeville There Is some smart dancing by a bev> of clever girls much uproarious comedy from Angus Watson, and a first-rate contribution by Maxine Lewis, who knows how to sing into a micro- phone should be very popular as the

season advances

Brilliant work Is done by the Alexander and Santos company, which comprises two men and a woman The "act" is really one of tile knock-about variety, with the performers masquerading as classical dancers Their burlesque is along adagio lines Athletic grace and gjmnnstic skill are shown by the Erikson Brothers, whose feats are both thrilling and entertaining, and tho aerial work of the Windsor Troupe is something to wonder at Precision and timing in this "turn ' make it s cry atti at- tise Castel and Barker in a neat balanc- ing display, and the Seven Martincttls with their Risley act, are other athletic interludes of high standard The Armoui Boss provide a burlesque boxing turn which is most amusing, and Eric Barker gises a clever skit on test cricket With good support in sketches and song scenas from Chic Arnold, Isobelle Mahon, Al. Mack, Doreen May. and Margaret Grim- shaw, the suppoitlng items are very cn teitaining

The producer, Mr Wallace B Parnell, can safely claim to have captuiod the non- chalance the caprice, and the happy irre- solution of the old vaudevillp mood with this show, and lils bright flair for colour has found outlet in ' Blue Danube Blues," 'Seaside or Countrs?" and 'Clowns in Closer," which are very good ensembles

CHARITY CONCERT AT

PRAHRAN

The Prahran City Hall was crowded last night when Madame Florence Austral and Mr. John Amadio appeared as celebrity artists at a concert organised by the Prahran branch of the Alfred Hospital auxiliary. Both artists were in admirable form, and in their stated items and in their recall numbers displayed an impres- sive combination of musicianship and vir- tuosity.

Many well-known singers and instru- mentalists gave efficient service. Mr. Cecil Parkes showed characteristic dexterity in a sarasato "Tarantelle," and was for- tunate In having Miss May Broderick as his associate pianist. Mr. Herbert Browne pleased the audience by his experienced handling of Lehar's "Oh Maiden, My

Malden"; Miss Freda Northcote con- tributed seevral vocal items with agree- able animation, and Miss Louie Dunn's recitations proved Immediately success-

ful.

Americans for Eflftcc Films

Arrangements hase been made bs Mr F W Thring who is at present In Hole- wood for several lending American film players to appear In pictures produced in Australia suitable for the foreign market This news was recéis ed bj Mr Tom Holt general manager for E0tce

Films Ltd

The first picture to be produced by Mr Thring on lils return to Australia would be Typhoon Treasure trom an original stors by Mr Noel Monkman The script wes taken to the United States and has been adapted bv scenario writers in Hollywood to make it suitable roi dis tribution in foreign countries

BROADCASTING COMMISSIONS PIANS - Mr Howard Carr who was for mans seors conductor of the orchestras of J C Winiam son Ltd and who has been appointed musical adviser to the Australian Broadcasting Com mission arrived in Melbourne on Tuesda> from Ssdnej He will arrange for the broadcast of the two operettas Pas De Six and Atso marl which hase been selected for presenta tlon through the natioi al stations

KEI V IN IIAII -On Fridas and Saturdav at 8 p m one act plas s will be pro iuced b) Terence Crisp The box pian is at Glen s

MISS HlfFN JOICF - Miss Sïlclll Josce the Australian pianist who is visiting Ans tralla tinder the direction of tho Australli i Broadcasting Commission will be the solo pianist at the second celebrity concert to be his cn bv the Melbo irne Bjmphons Orchestra In Hie Town Hall on Siturdaj June 0 Pro fessor Bernard Heinze w11! conduct

\FH SI SIPHON- OltClir'-TaA - An orclics tra to be called the New Metropolitan Bsm phons Orchestra has been formed In Mel bourne The conductor Is Mr C J I aucr who was the successful conductor in the con test for A grade orchestras at the British Trade Exhibition competition at the Melbourne Exhibition in 1928 He has also achíes ed sue cess at the South Street competitions Ballarat Rehearsals are held every Tuesdas night In the Athena-um Gallery Collins street There arc vacancies for plasers of advanced dent and retired professional status

RICHARD CROOK« S SFAhON -It is

uounced by J and N Tait that applications are being recels ed bs them for prcferen

Mai booking for the roncería at the Town Holl on Julv l8 21 23 25 and 28

prei are for Waltzes from Vienna which

be presonted on Saturdav esenlnr The east will Inelude Strella Wilson Marie Bremner Cecil r-ellnwav Robert Coote John Fraser leslie Holland Frank Bradies and others The bool Ing Is open at Allans

VOCAI RECITAI -The box plan will open at Allans this morning for the ion! recital to be given by Miss Carrie Calrndiifl in the As semblv Hall on Wednesday lune 3 Asso elated with Miss Calrndiifl will be the well

known planiste composer Miss Margaret

Sutherland

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