THE BOSTON ENTERTAINER
A Brief Sketch
The success or failure of a program often depends upon the opening part. Generally a selection that will fit well in the middle of a program would not do to open with, so bearing this in mind the fun is started with a series of Impersonations introducing the jolly old German, the witty Celt, the canny Scot, these, with other nationalities are held up to view in short characteristic anecdotes.
Then follows a song with a rattling good swing to it, after which one of our leading comedians is personated in manner and matter.
The time is now ripe for something along a different line, a poem is given containing good serious thought.
You are now ready for a couple of songs with perhaps a glimpse of Mark Twain in his merriest mood following.
To keep matters on an even basis, a narrative is brought forward combining the dramatic and pathetic, and who is there who does not enjoy a story of love and war, well told? While the tears are being winked away
A stuttering boy makes a few remarks, causing the sun to shine once more
Then another song or two, introducing a monologue, a short play, in fact, with a stage full of people, after they have departed
The funny magic holds the boards, when you see a burlesque performance of tricks made famous by many magicians, then
is said and you look at your watch.
Is it possible that we have been here an hour and a half.
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