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comic opera, "The Little Tycoon." Admission was twenty-five cents, seventy-five cents, and one dollar. The cast of fifty was composed of local talent and leading soloists. Principals were Harry Jamison, Bird Roberts, Bari Roberts, Lottie Wellington, Dr. K. P. Heinz, Fred Fredericks, Miss Marjorie Tierney, Miss Lois Cunningham, and Miss Bernadetta Dean. On March 31, 1910, Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" was presented at the Maryland Theatre to a packed audience. It was presented by the Potomac Club. Musical director was Ingram Lord. Directors were John E. Edwards and Jesse K. Boodhand. The cast included Dr. K. P. Heinz, Lottie B. Whittaker, A. Foster Reed, Tom Richards, Mrs. Eugene Grayson, Mrs. A. C. Reuscalein, Miss Viola Cook, Miss Carrie Shaffer, Lottie Wellington, Walter C. Carter, and many others.

On December 7, 1911, the Sock and Buskin Club of this city presented the tuneful musical extravaganza, "1492," at the Maryland Theatre. Some of the cast were William Cramer, Dr. Karl P. Heinz, Arnett Widener, Tasker G. Lowndes, and Lloyd Rawlings. The cast was composed of men only. The Spanish ladies of the court were men. The play was for the benefit of the Associated Charities.

On May 2, 1913, a great May Day celebration was held at Riverside Park. It was for all Cumberland schools. The May Queen was Thelma Heller. There would first be a parade of all school children to Riverside Park. The parade was led by the Boys' Band of Canada (North Cumberland). At the Park a May Pole Dance for the primary children was held.

On April 1, 1903, four hundred local people took part in the fairyland idyll, "Enchantment," at the Academy of Music. It was in four acts. It was given for the benefit of "Helping Hands," a practical work inaugurated by


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

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

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