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W.S. Cleveland's Magnificent Consolidated Minstrels


Poster for an event at the Opera House, Cumberland. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



OPERA HOUSE
ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE AT CUMBERLAND, MD.
MONDAY, FEB. 17
SETS THE PACE IN THE RACE FOR PUBLIC FAVOR

W.S. CLEVELAND’S
MAGNIFICENT CONSOLIDATED MINSTRELS

FRESH FROM THEIR OVERWHELMING TRIUMPHS
AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE AND 14th STREET THEATRES, NEW YORK.
FIRST AT THE WINNING POST. ONLY OVERWHELMING ORGANIZATION.

THE CLIMAX CAPPED; EXTRAORDINARY ENGAGEMENT, AND POSITIVE APPEARANCE AT EVERY PERFORMANCE OF THE FAVORITE OF THREE CONTINENTS, THE GREAT, THE ORIGINAL, THE ONLY
BILLY EMERSON
ACTUALLY RECEIVING $550.00 A WEEK.

The Rarest Diamond of a Jeweled Constellation, the Greatest and the Most Famous Artist that has ever graced the Stage in sable mask
HUGHEY DOUGHERTY

The Humorous, the Quaint, the Eccentric, the Laughter-inspiring "fellow of infinite jest," who has made a nation grin for a quarter of a century
BURT SHEPARD

The Most Eloquent of Conversationalists, Vocal Director par excellences, Specialty Star Supreme and Director of Amusements
JOHN QUEEN + J. MARCUS DOYLE

46 Comedians, Singers, Dancers and Japs 46
2 THE VIRTOS 2
TWO OF THE LATEST SUCCESSFUL IMPORTATIONS FROM ENGLAND, IN EXTRAVAGANT MUSICAL ECCENTRICITIES.

First Time of the Elaborate and Sumptuous, Scenic Spectacular FIRST PART,
WITH EXTRAORDINARY EFFECTS AND GORGEOUS COSTUMES, CALLED

Venetian Nights

Duly Protected BY ACT OF CONGRESS
$20,000 Production
The most magnificent sight ever beheld, and eclipsing any transformation ever seen on any stage, Kaleidoscopic in its progressive development, and like the unfolding rose, displaying new beauties as it grows. Introducing, in addition to the Comedians, who appear as the COURT JESTERS OF THE DOGE in his palace, the Vocal and Instrumental Entertainers, the Sweet Singers rendering
RAREST GEMS.
BANKS WINTER
THE EMINENT TENOR, VOCALIST, AUTHOR AND COMPOSER.

TREVETT MOFFATT, HARRY LEIGHTON, BANKS WINTER, A.M. THATCHER, PERCY DENTON, COSTELL BRYDGES, R. S. JONAS, ERNEST SINCLAIR, THOS. NUTTER, R. F. GOLDIE, THOS. SEARLE, AL. VERNON, CHAS. FERO, P. WIZOROWSKI, S. MIKULSKI, ICNATZ KINZKA, GEORCE OMPHALIUS, N. TOLSMA.
The Tuneful Instrumentalists, Soloists and Venetian Troubadours
GUS HERWIG, C. MENKEE, CHAS. KISSELL, CHAS. L. BOUTA,
J. K. AVERY, WM. CONNOR, W. L. TUBBS, T. VAN OSTEN,
JACOB WORLEY, CHARLES ABBOTT, N. C. SCOTT, EARL FAY.

THE VENETIAN NIGHTS is represented in THE CITY OF THE BEAUTIFUL, of which it has been written, “SEE VENICE AND DIE!" Behold, in the interior of the palace of the Doge, Leonardi Donati, who reigned in the seventeenth century, a carnival of splendor, mirth and music, participated in by patrician troubadours, wearing the tasteful costumes of the period. Through the broad portals of the palace, may be seen the city of marble piles, and streets of water, patrolled by gay gondoliers. All is grand with gold and glitter, and an atmosphere of the age of romance and chivalry charms the senses and transports one to the land of fair skies, art, poetry and song. No fairy queen e'er presided o'er more entrancing realm, or could imagination, in its wildest mood and fancy free, conceive an elysium half so enchanting.

IT IS A REVELATION THAT FILLS EVERY SOUL WITH JOY. The artist and the costumer have contributed their full shares, but to complete the picture, the decorator has lent a skillful hand. The beautiful plushes used in this eye-entrancing exhibit, alone
COSTING OVER $8,000
Involving the use of 2000 YARDS OF THE DELICATE and ELEGANT FABRICS.
All the illuminators known to science and discovery, are employed
Electric lights, Calciums, Colored Fires
ADDING LUSTRE TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND STARTLING EFFECTS.

A MOST PROMINENT FEATURE OF THE ENORMOUS ENTERTAINMENT
WILL BE THE INTRICATE MARCH OF THE RICHLY CAPARISONED

EGYPTIAN PHALANX

IN ALL ITS ORIGINAL ORIENTAL OPULENCE AND PRECISION OF EXECUTION, to the inspiring music of our entirely new Patrol, especially composed. From first to last, everything is original and new, and amongst the special features may be mentioned the pedal novelty, which is truly
THE RIGHT IDEA

REQUIRING THE UNITED EFFORTS OF MESSRS,
CHARLES ABBOTT, GEO. NUNN
JOHN QUEEN and J. MARCUS DOYLE
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MONSTER MINSTREL PERFORMANCE, THE
THE ASIATIC ADDED ANTIPODEAN ATTRACTION

THE JAPS 10

Necromancers
Jugglers,
Balancers,
Athletes.
Equilibrists.
Contortionists,
Wire-Walkers,
Musicians.

Led by
TAKARAGAWA
LATE DIRECTOR of the MIKADO'S COURT THEATRE, TOKIO.
4 CUNNING, CUTE 4
LITTLE ALLRIGHTS
ALL UNITING IN A SERIES OF DANGER-DEFYING FEATS, NEITHER TO BE COMPREHENDED OR DESCRIBED, AND
ONCE WITNESSED, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.

EXECUTIVE STAFF.

CHAS E. CLEVELAND, Manager
CHAS. HOLTON, General Agent
CHAS. BENNER, Assistant Agent.
E. M. KAYNE, Business Manager.
CHAS. ABBOTT, Secretary
GUS HERWIG, Musical Director.
ALBERT VIRTO, Bandmaster.
JAMES SMITH, Master Transportation.

ALL OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY, AND UNDER THE PERSONAL SUPERVISION AND SOLE MANAGEMENT OF
W. S. CLEVELAND.




ID:
acca049

Date:
unknown

Collection Location:
Allegany County Library

Original Size:
82 x 30 cms

Contributor:
The Courier Company, Buffalo, N, Y., Show Printing House

Subject:
Entertainers; History (Md.)

Coverage:
Eastern United States, 1889

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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