Rook, TT, article Reading Times, Reading, PA, 22 Dec 1914, p. 5, col 2
HOBO ACT PLEASES AT HIPPODROME Big Holiday Bill Starts Good Audiences Monday With 1UPPODROMK Acts Placed According to Applause I. Jesse J - asky's "Six Hoboes." ". QuIjjx a. Xickerson, Musical Comedians. Skctoii. "A Rural Substitute." 4. Hayes & Wynn, tianccrs. fi. Tnerese Miller, Singing Comedienne. Comedienne. ,sjn , . 116 ' en, arm coihiuup wnn a mm Tom nnn rni rn himi h Jesse I.a.sky'8 "Six Hoboes" carried, the biggest matinee house of the sea - , son by storm Monday afternoon. En - j cores and curtain calls featured trie ' offering, which Is a travesty on tramp life entitled "On the Road." The, six characteri.alionS arc clever types the Italian, German. Tragedian, Jew - ish, the American Knight of the Koad, ' and the. timid tramp who runs away from home. The opening of the scene shows the six hoboes sitting on a wall, after a bit. of side - play they an excellent jail song. "My I. it - da nee The comedy is excellent, particularly that hetwecn the. Italian and Jew comedians. Tho six fellows with excellent, excellent, harmony render "It's a Long Way From Home," with the solo in the hands of the German who has a verv prettv tenor voice. They con - cmcie wnn a nnriesque on me society dances of today, which brought con - tinuous roars and laughs from the big audience. I.askys six Hoboes live up to the La - sky brand, and their ap pearance, at the Hippodrome at the head of the hig holiday bill, means capacity business for the manage - menl. The supporting show is indeed a very good one. Quigg and Nickerson in "The Musician and the Coon," add much to the comedy of the program. Roth are excellent musicians featuring featuring concertinas, cornel and lrml"noj duets, the two men making as mm h j tuneful noise as an entire minstrel j band on parade. The black - face has 1 a style entirely original, and his main object is getting laughs without the. slightest, effort. Qulgg and Nicker son nave a. good line ot conieay aim music that was much enjoyed. Joel Kettler and company in "A Rural Substitute." a character study of the, country fifteen years sifter the close of the Civil War, proved delightful. delightful. Joe Kettler. the excellent character character actor a.s Cyrus Brady the old miller, nlavcd his eomedv role exeep - tinnallv w ell His line. "I'm Coming '. nome Now ." was funny and pulled a j laugh every time. T. T. Rook, as old miser, postmaster, and Tipasin I Morton, as the widow, gave excellent support. The act. closed with several sincere curtain calls. "A Rural Substitute" Substitute" is constructed for the charac ter types, and being in capable hands. ore n '.nit stona out. prominently. Haves ami Wynn, singers and dancers, dancers, went big. They opened with a few lively songs and concluded with some excellent dam es, which pleased the audience. The duo could have given much more, judging from the quantity of applause accorded them. Therese Miller, character singing comedienne .went big with the matinee matinee audience. Miss Miller told a few funny stories, sang a ditty, "The Yellow Cat Next Door," and received so much applause that Fhe returned with the ever popular "Tlnperary," which completed her turn. The comedy comedy photoplays kept the crowd in a roar. The management announces a brand new program beginning Thursday, Thursday, headed by "The Ship Ahoy Girls." a big singing and dancing show with ten people.