Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)
Reverend Albert H. Zimmerman, Pastor of Kingsley's M. E. Church. The play was held on Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd. Besides the principals, there were Queen Titania's Court, the Chorus of Gnomes, the Chorus of Guards, Flower Girls, the Chorus of Ice Sprites, the Funny Frogs, the Chorus of Fairies, and the Chorus of Butterflies. Some of the principal cast were Amy Perdew, Myra Fuller, Walter Fuller, R. Macbeth, John Macbeth, and Walter Cochran.
On December 19, 1914, the elaborately staged, beautifully sung, and well acted "The Toy Shop" was presented at the Maryland Theatre. It was described as the most successful amateur entertainment that had been presented in Cumberland in many years.
On June 1, 1916, "The Princess of Cumberland," the combined work of James William Hunt and Frederick Foster Snow, both of this city, was successfully rendered at the Maryland Theatre to a capacity house. It was given for the benefit of the Cumberland Civic Club. Miss Marguerita Martz was the Princess Rosalie, William Cramer was the Court Astrologer, Luther Shaffer, Mrs. Bert N. Carstin, Louella Cowherd Wilson, Randolph Millholland, John Wellington, Ilda Turner, Raymond Law, and Frank Stern were some who were in the cast. One of the songs sung by William Cramer was "I Just Came Out on the Dingle Bus.”
On May 11, 1921, Miss Lydia Cole Millman presented at the Maryland Theatre her Spring Dance Festival. There were eighteen different dance scenes, including the Irish Jig. Over one hundred boys and girls took part, including Miss Millman and John Moyer.
Probably the grandest pageants ever held in Cumberland were the
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976