King’s Daughters Give Home Talent Play, 1922

A theater review from the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), June 15, 1922, page 1:

Large Crowd Saw Home Talent Play.

King’s Daughters Class Gave Good Entertainment Friday Night.

The home talent play put on by the King’s Daughters Class of the Christian Bible School Friday evening at the Royal Hall was witnessed by a large crowd, and was proclaimed a good show.

One of the most popular numbers was the Romeo and Juliet chorus by a group of young ladies.  This number was well received by the audience, and was encored enthusiastically.  Another chorus, by seven young ladies also proved popular.  The Boogie-Boo chorus, by the children, with Lois Barrett as soloist, was another good number.

A rather unusual number for a town of this size, was a scarf dance by Florence Johnson of St. Joseph, who is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. W. H. Hoblitzell.

The greater part of the program was furnished by the Famous Kitchen Band, under the direction of Ham Bramble.  It was announced that this band would play instruments that had never before been seen — and this statement proved to be literally true, as the instruments were all manufactured especially for the occasion.  There were readings, solos, quartets, and ensemble numbers by the band, with the usual minstrel jokes interspersed throughout the program.


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