Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)
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5. When were pageants held in Cumberland? What kind were held? Where were they held?
On February 14, 1887, Germania Maennerchor Society, at Maennerchor Hall on the corner of South Centre and Harrison Streets, would have a masquerade ball, including three grand tableau, exhibiting over 500 costumes of all nations. Music would be furnished by Professor Zimmer's orchestra. Cos. A & B of the Maryland National Guard and the Cumberland City Band had been invited to attend in full uniform. Tickets were one dollar, admitting one gent and two ladies. On January 5, 1890, for the benefit of Cumberland Lodge #63, B.P.O. Elks, "Egypta, " a gorgeous spectacle and festival of song, was staged at the Academy of Music. Nearly 200 people took part. Stars of the local production were Mrs. Lena Deremer Turner, Miss Rene Baxter Sizer, Miss Ester Shilling, William L. Morgan, W. C. Perry, Arthur Laney, Victor Darnell, Anthony Reese, and Thomas Myers. Mrs. E. W. Lockman acted and sang the part of Pharaoh's Daughter. On May 25, 1893, Cumberland Lodge #63 Elks presented the sixth annual benefit. It was held at the Academy of Music and the performance was Gilbert & Sullivan's opera, "H.M.S. Pinafore." Local leads were J. Allen Pegley, Charles B. Ferguson, and Little Hattie Porter as "Tommy Tucker." The line to purchase opera seats formed at ten minutes of seven the night before the morning the box office was opened at eight o'clock. This had never before happened in Cumberland. On June 12, 1908, the Potomac Club presented at the Maryland Theatre the tuneful
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976