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CHAUTAUQUA Festival and Jubilee All-American Circuit Season of 1923 NOT THE BIGGEST BUT THE BEST FOR THE MONEY CLARE VAUGHAN WALES EVERY NUMBER A GOOD ONE DO NOT MISS A PROGRAM A Dollar Subscription Gets a Reserved Seat SIDNEY, ILLINOIS June 19, 20 and 21 Subscribe to the Festival Fund FRANK RIDNER FIRST TENOR, READER AND COMEDY SKETCH ARTIST A Pair of Rocky Mountain Warblers The Rocky Mountain Warblers appeared on the Sunday evening program. Their work was boisterously and sincerely applauded. Over 5,000 people flocked to Chautauqua Park for Sunday's exercises.—Gladstone, Mother Chautauqua of the West, Oregon City, Oregon. J. COURTLAND MORRIS BASSO AND MUSICAL NOVELTIES REJUVENATION—Pioneer Modern Chautauqua Play ENJOYS A POPULARITY SECOND TO NONE Plays come and go on the chautauqua platform but no play excels Rejuvenation in popularity, according to committee reports gathered by the Billboard which shows an average satisfaction of 96.66 per cent. This little play, which was first produced in the summer of 1914, has been at work almost continuously SCENE FROM REJUVENATION ever since, traveling from Southern Florida to Northern Canada and from coast to coast. It has been given in the smallest hamlets and in the largest cities and in every case hitting the bull's eye of committee approval. Yet no impossible thing do we claim for this play. It would probably die a miserable death as a production on Broadway, as would Up in Mabel's Room be a miserable failure on a chautauqua or lyceum platform. Rejuvenation is clean. It is full of comedy. It is bound together by the strong threads of dramatic interest. It has the heart interest so essential to successful plays. It has a big dramatic climax which helps to make it a big play and not a woebegone collection of lines. The women like the rejuvenating character of Grace Cartwright. The men like political scenes and situations. The children like the dude and everybody likes the play itself. It is a real comedy-drama. Figure The Rocky Mountain Warblers The Morning Oregonian, of Portland, Oregon, says: A duet played upon a xylophone and organ chimes proved the masterpiece of an excellent concert broadcast from the Oregonian tower last night by the Rocky Mountain Warblers' Male Quartette, and the large audience expressed itself delighted thru many telephone calls. HERB MORRIS Second Tenor, Impersonator, Leading Rocky bler Prof. Abel Cantu Prof. Cantu comes from a fine Mexican family of culture and education. He was educated in the schools and colleges of his own land, as well as having done graduate work in American colleges and universities. For two years he taught Spanish at the University of Wisconsin and lectured under the auspices of the University Extension Bureau. He is a ready speaker, enthusiastic in style, with just enough Spanish accent to make his enunciation pleasing, He has been a successful chautauqua and lyceum speaker for five years. PROF. ABEL CANTU Descriptive Lecture on Mexico, the Land of Gold and Dreams Figure Browne's Jubilee Singers Entertainers Who Never Fail to Please Rev. J. P. Watson, pastor M. E. church, Alma, Illinois, says: The entertainment given by the 'Browne Jubilee Singers' Saturday night, April 2, 1923, was a complete success. They had a crowded house of appreciative hearers. They remained over Sunday and took charge of the entire program Sunday night. The house was crowded to capacity. Our people will be glad to accept a return engagement. We cheerfully recommend them in their work. Secretary F. W. Blaker, Vancouver, Wash., writes the following on February 11, 1921: We were very much pleased with the Browne's Jubilee Singers and we will say that their entertainment was the finest of its kind ever given in this city. Secretary of Elks, W. C. Kelly, Baker, Oregon, reports on December 10, 1920: I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Browne before the entertainment and was very well pleased with him and his appearance. He was not forward but was very much of a gentleman. Later I met the rest of the company and was equally as well pleased with them. Their entertainment was first class and the Baker Lodge of Elks will recommend the Browne's Jubilee Singers. ALVA M. JANES Entertainer Scenes in South America One of the pleasing numbers on our course is the entertainment by Mr. A. M. Janes. Not only will Mr. Janes show pictures of wonderful scenes in South America, but he has an interesting story of his extensive travels in that country which it will be a real pleasure to hear. His Trip Through the Andes and his stories of adventures in the wilder regions of that country furnish all of the thrills one need ask for, while the fund of information he imparts is of great value to any audience. LESLIE I. PURCELL Lecturer Present Day Problems This is the subject of the lecture by L. I. Purcell, which our audiences will have an opportunity to hear. Concerning him Hon. W. E. Borah, United States Senator from Idaho, says: L. I. Purcell is a most forceful, clear and logical speaker. He deals with a subject after he has become its master and with entire sincerity of purpose. Mr. H. O. Bird, director lyceum at Aberdeen, Washington, says: I have been interested in Lyceum and Chautauqua management for several years, and can say without hesitation that Leslie Irvin Purcell is one of the best public speakers who has spoken in our city. We have had Roosevelt, Bryan and other great orators, but I was more impressed with Mr. Purcell's lecture than with any of the others. FRED MORRIS Baritone ANOTHER WARBLER Free Airplane Exhibition and Rides An aeroplane exhibition is a new departure for a chautauqua, but as the All-American Plan includes the Festival features and as it is the desire of the management to make our Festivals all day affairs, with plenty of entertainment from early morning until bedtime, there is nothing we can conceive of that will be more interesting than airplane flights. These will take place every forenoon, and each day free rides will be given to a limited number of subscribers to the local Festival fund. Come in the Morning, Bring Your Dinner, and Remain for the Night Program The Junior Chautauqua The Junior Chautauqua program will cover four days, beginning one day before the Festival proper opens its first session. All sessions of the Junior Chautauqua will be held in the morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. The children's hour will consist of story telling by the Junior Supervisor, and games by the children under her direction. A number of children will be coached and trained each day for a thirty minute program to be given in costume on the last evening of the Festival. In case the tent does not arrive in time to be erected for the first day's session of the Junior Chautauqua it will be held in some convenient hall or school room. ANOTHER SCENE FROM REJUVENATION COMPLETE FREE DAILY PROGRAM Begins With Airplane Exhibition and Free Rides at 9:30 a. m. and is Followed by Junior Chautauqua at 10:30. Afternoon and Evening Sessions, Beginning at 2:00 and 8:00 o'clock FIRST DAY AFTERNOON Browne's Jubilee Singers Full Program This troupe of talented artists will open the festival proper with one of their inimitable Jubilee Entertainments which have brought them words of praise from coast to coast. EVENING A. M. Janes Lecture The subject of this lecture is My South American Travels, and it will be illustrated with views taken on the ground in person. Another musical entertainment by the Browne Jubilee Singers. SECOND DAY AFTERNOON Miscellaneous Entertainment Wales Players The afternoon entertainment by this splendid company is but a foretaste of the delightful evening program. Prof. A. Cantu Lecture Mexico, The Land of Gold and Dreams. EVENING Rejuvenation Wales Players This play is a top-notch production, and will have the boards for the entire evening. In the hands of the Wales Players this three-act comedy has captured audiences everywhere. It is a stellar attraction. THIRD DAY AFTERNOON Mixed Musical Program Rocky Mountain Warblers As a prelude to the address which follows these musical marvels will give you a fair idea of the great treat which awaits you at night when they present their full program. Leslie I. Purcell Address Present Day Problems EVENING Pageant by Junior Chautauqua. Rocky Mountain Warblers Entertainment Impersonations, music on Organ Chimes, Xylophone, Orchestra Bells, Marimbaphones, One-String Fiddle, American Harp, and other instruments. A fitting climax to three days of high-class entertainment and fun. Festival Notes For Your Information The Junior Chautauqua. The Junior Chautauqua will begin one day before the Festival and will be in charge of a Junior Superintendent who will entertain the little folks with stories, supervise their games and train them for the presentation of a pageant on the last night of the Festival. If the tent has not arrived the juniors will meet in some hall or school house on the first morning. The Airplane. The aviator who will give exhibitions and a limited number of free rides each day to contributors to the Festival fund, is a representative of an aviation school, and his purpose is to awaken an interest in aviation. He is in no way connected with the All-American Community Service, but gives the free rides to our patrons as an appreciation of the privilege to travel with our talent. For extra rides he makes the small charge of $5.00 in order to cover expenses. Of this money the festival company does not get one cent. Our Reserved Seat Section. Some may ask the question, If this is a Free Chautauqua Festival, why the reserved seat section—why not treat all alike? Certainly there is no one who will begrudge good seats to those who contribute their money to bring a three-day free entertainment to town for the benefit of others. Neither should they be forced to go an hour early in order to get good seats. Someone must pay for the entertainment and this is our way of showing our appreciation to those who have done so. If you are able to contribute and have not done so, and if you want a seat in the reserved section, all you need to do is to sign one of the pledge cards and you will be issued a season ticket for every $1.00 you subscribe. Recapitulation We have given in these pages an epitome of what we plan in the way of entertainment for those communities supporting our Free Festival. We do not believe it can be duplicated anywhere for the money we expect to get out of it. We are doing our best to please you, and we hope to have your hearty support in return. If our program and our way of doing business appeals to you, give the Free Festival a boost by signing a pledge card for as many times $1.00 as you can afford, and after you have heard the program if we have made good, and kept faith with you, give us a further boost by pledging your support for next year and urging your friends to do the same. GEO. D. LOUDEN PRINTING CO. Printing and Binding, Champaign, Ill.
|Title||Chautauqua Festival and Jubilee|
|Publisher||George D. Louden Printing Co.|
|Place of Publication||United States -- Illinois -- Champaign|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Wales, Clare Vaughan
Morris, J. Courtland
Purcell, Leslie I.
Morris, Fred Herbert
Janes, Alva M.
|Corporate Name Subject||
Rocky Mountain Warblers
Browne's Jubilee Singers
"Rejuvenation" (play title)
|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||6|
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