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MME. SLAPOJ-FSKL

'Mine. Slapoffski, the: famous prima -donna, will j appear on Good Friday sight at the Criterion ! Theatre. A programme, to which leading the- - atrical and concert artists will contribute, has

been arranged under the supervision of the musical director, Herr Slapofiski. The popular . prima donna will render 'Sancta Maria' (Faure) with organ and piano, and 'Song of Thanksgiving' (Allitsen). Mr. A. Bertram Plohm and Miss Maud Wingfield will supply the elocutionary portion of the programme, and among a -host of other well-known artists Mas ter Lionel Lawson, -the wonderful 'boy violinist, will assist. The box plan is now open at Elvy*a. The concert will be under the direc tion of Mr. Sidney T. Price. The new gallery at the Lyceum Hall, which, was opened at the matinee on Saturday after noon, was found by its hundreds of patrons all that could be desired. Considerable interest was shown in the pictorial story of the life and adventures of John Vane, the notorious Aus tralian imshranger, who, early in the sixties, gave the police a hard fight before he was cap tured. The picture was taken by Mr. -C. Spen cer, and is a first-class -piece of photographic art. An adaptation of the life -of Moses was very ; picturesque. 'The Gorges of the Andes' was ?- a beautiful, naturally colored picture, the first ? to be shown in the Southern Hemisphere. 'The ! Engineer's Daughter' was of the dramatic or der, while 'Blissville, the Beautiful,' was a! funny satire on the tricks of land agents. A '; number of other capital films were shown, this I evening a picture of the launching of the j BLM.A.S. Parramatta by Mrs. Asquith, wife of the British Prime Minister, will «be shown for the first time. The National Amphitheatre was crowded on Saturday -evening. An entirely new. programme, with new principals, was presented. There were a number of clever and original turns, among the most appreciated being Sandharte, who is a lady with a gift for making beautiful sand pictures; 'Mysto,' a magician with new ideas; Verey and Ginger, who submitted a funny ventriloquial sketch; and Dyso and Dare,

posed tramline from Bomaderry to Jervis Bay would facilitate the southern coal mines in securing props and mining timber. As time went on the supplies for this purpose would have to be carted longer distances.^ Unless the price for props was raised, it would not pay timber-getters to cart more than about five who had ? an eccentric speciality called 'The Five Heads.' The others of the company were Harry Olart (tenor). Little Elsie (a clever juvenile), Charles Howard (baritone), 'Mabelle,' billed as the champion lady dancer of the world. Two Cuneens, the Gibson Girls. Hanco, the Handcuff King, will bid -adieu on Tuesday night. On Saturday night he escaped from a strait-jacket and did other seemingly impossible feats. At. the Bijou Theatre on Saturday the pic tures were new, and the incidents full of force and dramatic interest. The 'Bridegroom's Joke' was a comic series, and drew roars of laughter from the audience. 'The Performing Bears' was also well received. A scenic se ries,, entitled, 'An Expedition to Africa' was of a most interesting and instructive character. 'The Life of Moses' was a noteworthy produc tion. For the first time in Sydney, a new ver sion of some of the performances of the Kelly gang of bushrangers was staged, and was full of realistic interest. The success of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Criterion Theatre has induced the manage ment to' continue the run of the piece 60 as to give country visitors an opportunity of seeing Mr. Oscar Asciie and Miss Lily Brayton in two oE their important Shaksperian roles. 'As You Like It' is to follow. 'The i.uck of Roaring Camp,' with its ex citing story and thrilling situations, is at tracting large audiences at the Palace Theatre, where another. matinee will be given on Wed nesday. 'The Waltz Dream' was transferred from Her Majesty's Theatre to the Theatre Royal on Saturday night, when a crowded audience greet ed the efforts of the principals with every man ifestation of favor. The farewell performances will be given on Wednesday, Business continues to boom at the nvon Theatre, where Mr. Harry Rickards has at pre sent a particularly strong combination of vau deville artists. ' The customary change of pro gramme was made at the matinee on Saturday, when, despite the 'heavy rain, the house was crowded. At the evening performance there was another very large audience, and in parts of the building even standing-room was at a premium. In the first, part, entitled'- 'Happy Holland,' Miss Dolly Dormer, a clever serio comic songster and skipping-rope dancer, made a first appearance, and quickly won her way into favor. Mr. Post Mason entered upon his last week, and Mr. Bert Terrell his last four nights. The Wille Brothers' were loudly ap plauded ''if or their astounding head, hand, and pole balancing, and Miss LiUie Langtry-'paid the penalty of popularity by having to appear four times, before she was released. . Kelly and Pearce introduced a new sketch, entitled. 'The Girl From Tonkers,' which -was duly ap preciated; and among, others who contributed to. the 'success of tie 'entertainment were Vasco, ?'tie -Mad Musician,' Miss .Olga Grey, Mr. Tom Dawson, Mr. ties ' Warton, and Mr. Irviug Sayles. . . .-.---- West's pictures at the Glaciarium drew ano ther crowded bouse on Saturday. . Among the pictures 'were several o£ special note. The. 'Paris Floods' was a most interesting- section,, and' was full of tJirilling interest. It was the first of a series, the second of which will be shown to-morrow evening. An' excellent comedy was ''The Abduction of Miss Hawkins.' Scenes on Molucca Island were also much ap preciated, -with a. dramatic incident, 'A Quixotic Gentleman, 'A Cowboy's Romance,' 'To S&r-» Her Soul,' and others, were also interesting. There win be' the usual matinees during the 'week. ? . ? ' ? V;-' -

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