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METROPOLITAN LYCEUM STARS Figure INTERNATIONAL Introduction THE POPULARITY of the Metropolitan Lyceum Stars has once again demonstrated the demand of the Lyceum Public for versatility and high class entertainment. In the organization of this company, much care was taken in the selection of artists who not only have given many years of study in the attainment of the high standard of their work, but have also had several years experience in the Lyceum and Chautauqua fields; thus giving them a stage presence and poise that can only come from such experience. Each member of this company is capable of giving a complete concert, thereby entitling them to the appellation of the stars, their ensemble shows a finish that can only come from careful coaching. Their wide versatility enables them to give an evening's entertainment without tiring their audience with a similarity of numbers which has been the complaint of many committees. Another feature of this company is the fast, snappy manner in which they present their work, leaving out the tiresome waits between numbers. The Company consists of Mr. Chas. F. Pratt, Miss Nellie E. Richeson, and Miss Mary E. Lindsay. Mr. Pratt possesses a very flexible low baritone voice, with which he thrills his audience durthe rendition of his solos. He also displays much cleverness in his portrayal of characters in song, his remarkable dramatic ability enabling him to move his audience to smiles and tears alternately. He also delights his audience with his highly humorous and accurate mimicry of animals. Mr. Pratt is the pianist of the company. His readings have also won him a place in the front rank of artists in that line. Miss richeson took up the study of violin at an early age and from the first showed a marked talent for the instrument. Her bowing is ideal, her tone rich, full and satisfying, and her interpretations show a fine training and a wide knowledge of the repertoire of the instrument. She entered the Cincinnati College of Music, winning many laurels as well as a free scholarship as a soloist in that institution. She was later at the head of the violin department at the Roanoke Institute, at Danville, Va. Miss Richeson has a winning personality that never fails to find favor with her audience. Miss Lindsay is a Dramatic contralto and Musical reader. She has a full, rich voice, clear and sweet with a great breadth of tone and wide range. In the rendition of Scottish songs her dialect is perfect. Her musical readings have also won her great favor with her audiences. She is a product of Denver, Colorado, and has studied with some of the most eminent teachers in America. She possesses a magnetic personality and charm which wins the good graces of the audience. Figure Figure Figure MISS NELLIE E. RICHESON VIOLINIST PIANIST CELLIST CHAS. F. PRATT IMPERSONATOR VOCALIST PIANIST Basso Cantata In his famous presentation of Silver Threads Among the Gold He Came from Milwaukee German Yodel and Monologue The Man From Home Featuring His Rural Songs and Barn Yard Animal Imitations Figure Figure Figure Figure Mary E. Lindsay CONTRALTO & READER
|Title||Metropolitan Lyceum Stars|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Pratt, Chas. F.
Lindsay, Mary E.
Richenson, Nellie E.
|Corporate Name Subject||Metropolitan Lyceum Stars|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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