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Do You Wish to Raise Money for Your Favorite Charity ? You can do it Easily and Quickly with FI-FI OF THE TOY SHOP Figure THE PRODUCTION THAT IS DIFFERENT Presented more than one thousand times throughout the United States, with local amateur talent. Rehearsed and staged under the direction of John B. Rogers. Figure China Dolls Figure A Fairy Figure Bridesmaids Figure Japanese Doll Figure Some of the Toys CHARACTERS IN FI-FI OF THE TOY SHOP Figure Paper Dolls Figure Fi-Fi comes to Life Figure Aurelia Figure Ink-Spot and the Clowns Figure Wind-Nymphs Figure Prince Lolly-Pop Figure Bonnie and the Witch Figure Loosey and Barnacle Figure Bo-Peep and Noah's Ark Animals Why Fi-Fi is Always a Success Figure Her porcelain smile has won my heart F I-FI is the most unique, clever and thoroughly delightful entertainment before the public. It is invariably a tremendous drawing card. The production is so different from other amateur entertainments that wherever presented, a perfect furore[sic furor] of interest and enthusiasm has been aroused. The talent participating, the committee in charge and the general public alike, have been charmed. In practically every case, the house capacity has been taxed and in many instances repetitions have been necessary to satisfy the demand for seats. FI-FI can be adapted to the talent and stage facilities found in any community. A complete presentation may be given with as few as 30 or as many as 200 participants. The ten principal characters (several of whom sing) are usually assumed by adults. Children may be used or omitted as desired. No parts are long or burdensome and as the entire costuming is furnished by Mr. Rogers, talent is easily secured. The entire production can be gotten up in two weeks or less time without extra effort on the part of anyone. Mr. Rogers' plan of local management insures success. Mr. Rogers sends you an expert producer who assumes entire charge of the rehearsals and staging of your production . With the assistance of your local committee a business plan is carried out which insures greatest financial returns . Mr. Rogers' long experience with amateur production work enables him to know exactly how to accomplish this. No matter how artistically good your production may be, it is not a success unless the financial returns are worth while. That Mr. Rogers recognizes this fact is one of the main reasons why his entertainments are in constant demand. He enjoys the unique record of never yet having failed to make money for the auspicing society. NOW IS THE TIME To take up this matter definitely with Mr. Rogers, otherwise some other local society may get in ahead of you. If your previous amateur entertainments have not been successful it is because of one or both of two reasons. Either they have not been attractive or they have been poorly managed. Mr. Rogers' productions are always a success because they are attractive and because they are managed in a way that insures results. Mr. Rogers will have one of his best producers in your locality this season. However bookings for the entire year are now being rapidly filled. Societies wishing to present Fi-Fi should make definite arrangements now as those who make immediate reservations can secure a much better choice of datings than is possible with later correspondents. Address all communications to THE CHICAGO CIVIC BUREAU 220 South Michigan Boulevard Chicago, Ill. F I-FI (pronounced Fee-Fee) of the Toy Shop has been declared by press, public and philanthropic organizations in all parts of the country to be the most brilliant, delightful and unique entertainment conceivable. Interspersed with tuneful music, and unusual spectacular features, the character roles are decidedly clever and the plot irresistibly funny, while the nature of the production is such that it contains nothing to offend the most fastidious taste. FI-FI has been given by and has the commendation of Young Men and Young Women's Christian Associations, Library and Hospital Boards, Social and Civic Organizations, High Schools and Colleges throughout the United States. Wherever presented it has created a furore[sic furor]. In many cities extra performances were necessary to satisfy the demand for seats, while the financial returns to the society auspicing have been enormous. FI-FI is not a child production. That is the leading roles are taken by adults, and the entire production can be staged without children participating, though some are desirable in the ensemble. Because of its poetic idea, its delicious humor and its fantastic imagery of the common-place, Fi-Fi many times has been likened to Barrie's Peter Pan and Maetterlinck's Blue Bird. Like these productions also Fi-Fi is one which children as well as adults will heartily appreciate and enjoy. The societies here listed are only a few of the many which have successfully co-operated with Mr. Rogers in the staging of his amateur productions. The names of officers of these societies (for correspondence purposes) will be furnished upon request. Also a large number of original press notices extolling the merits of the production, are on file, and can be secured upon application to Mr. Rogers. A Few Organizations Under Whose Auspices Mr. Rogers' Productions Have Been Given. COLUMBUS, O.—The Free Playground Association. BUFFALO, N. Y.—Buffalo Church Home. EVANSTON, ILL.—St. Mark's Episcopal Church. BELOIT, WIS.—Daughters of the Amer. Revolution. WINCHESTER, IND.—Alumni Association. KNOXVILLE, TENN.—Daughters of the Confederacy. PUEBLO, COL.—Social Philanthropic Club. MORGANTOWN, W. VA.—City Hospital. BURLINGTON, IOWA.—Charity Organization Society. FREDONIA, N. Y.—Y. W. C. A. OAK PARK, ILL.—Hepzibah Home. MEMPHIS, TENN.—King's Daughters. LOUISVILLE, KY.—Girl's Friendly Society. OWENSBORO, KY.—High School. PORTLAND, ME.—Civic Club. INDIANAPOLIS, IND—Christ Child Society. BOWLING GREEN, KY.—High School. OSHKOSH, WIS.—High School. MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Milwaukee Society Care of Sick. CELINA, O.—Catholic Church. TRAVERSE CITY, MICH.—Y. W. C. A. SPRINGFIELD, ILL.—Women's Club. SANTA CRUZ, CAL.—Saturday Afternoon Club. PASADENA, CAL.—City Hospital. OAKLAND, CAL.—The Ebell Club. OLEAN, N. Y.—Girl's Friendly Society. SACRAMENTO, CAL.—St. Paul's Episcopal Church. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.—St. Cecilia Club. SELMA, ALA.—Baker School Improvement Ass'n. MIAMI, FLA.—Episcopal Church. AND MANY OTHERS. Figure What the Papers Say of Fi-Fi Fi-Fi is wonderful. A dream fantasy of childhood. A production that every child and grown-up will wish to see.— Chicago Examiner. In Bonnie's dream the toys come to life, bounding, exuberant, impish life and participate in a series of adventures that take them from the toy-shop through the Milky Way, the Gardens of Fairy Land and back to the toy-shop again.— Louisville Post. When the Sandman cast his spell over Bonnie, he cast it not alone over the toy maker's pretty daughter. The hundreds of people who crowded the Empire yesterday knew not whether they were awake or dreaming. They lived in a Fairyland where now and then they caught glimpses of a familiar figure, but in which they spent most of their time in surprise and bewilderment * * Fi-Fi was enjoyed more than any professional production ever seen in this city.— Quincy Herald. There was not a dull moment in Fi-Fi .— Indianapolis Star. Fi-Fi deals with a fascinating story, beautifully portrayed. It holds interest from start to finish.— South Bend News. The novelty and clever portrayal of the toy comedy afforded the audience a genuine thrill.— Stockton Independent.
|Title||Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop|
|Personal Name Subject||Rogers, John B.|
|Corporate Name Subject||Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop Company|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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