|Title||Program: Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, 1909.|
|Object Name||Program, Theater|
|Collection||Hoboken Theater & Performing Arts Collection|
|Credit||Gift donated in memory of George Vicario by grandson Jim Vicario Granga.|
|Scope & Content||
Program: Gayety Theatre, Washington St. between 10th and 11 Streets, Hoboken, January 17, 1909. Sunday Matinee; Benefit to Aid the Italian Sufferers.
Printed leaf, 6-1/2" wide x 12-5/8" high. Full text is in notes.
The theatre was the former Quartett Club at 1013 to 1019 Washington Street. The text included a short November 13, 1908 article published in The Evening News about the theatre being "Only Two Months Old." This reference establishes its opening as circa early September 1908.
The benefit performance was for aid of survivors of a massive earthquake in Messina and Reggio, Calabria, Italy, on December 28, 1908.
Excerpt below from:
By David Bressan, Dec. 28, 2012.
In the early morning of December 28, 1908 a 30 to 42 seconds long earthquake with a reconstructed magnitude of 6.7-7.2 hit the Italian cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria. The earthquake damaged 90% of the buildings and broken pipes fuelled a firestorm, an aftereffect known from many other earthquakes; however one of the most unusual effects of this earthquake was an 8 meter high tsunami which killed almost 2,000 people.
The earthquake killed estimated 40,000 people in the two cities alone, 27,000 people along the shores of the Strait of Messina - some historic documents claim 100,000 to 200,000 victims – one of the deadliest natural disasters recorded during historic times in Europe.
Washington, bet. 10th and 11th Streets, Hoboken, N. J.
GAYETY THEATRE CO. - Lessees and Managed
SUNDAY MATINEE JANUARY 17TH, 1909
BENEFIT TO AID
SHOW MAY NOT RUN AS PROGRAMME
EACH ACT WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY CARDS FROM STAGE
[right column: list of acts]
SAM S. HOWE
In the Charming Playlet '' A Broken Heart.''
HARVEY-DeVORA and JOHN DOUGH
Entertaining Singing and Dancing aAct
The World's Best Gentleman Juggler
LA BELLE TROUPE
European Comedy Acrobats
A real Hebrew Comedian
Splendid Harmonists in Choice Selections
HEITZSMAN & FRANKLIN
Somewhat Different Comedian
Permission of Joe and Lou Hurtig
GARDNER & MARTIN
Premier Xylophone Artists
Sydney and Dorothy Stone
SEVAN and WARREN
MYRON GILDAY & CO.
In their Famous Dramatic Sketch
"COALS OF FIRE "
AL. WEINTHAL -Musical Director
JOHN A. BARRET ... Stage Manager
TO - NIGHT
AND ALL WEEK
" SERENADERS "
A Mighty Gathering of Clever Comedians and Pretty Girls in the Greatest of all Musical Satiers [satires?]
"A TRIAL FOR FAIR"
Headed by that Funny Fellow
BOB VAN OSTEN
40 - OTHERS - 40
[boxed text of article from The Evening Journal, Nov. 13, 1908]
A Sturdy Infant
Only Two Month's Old
At the Gayety Theatre, Hoboken, the number of lady patrons at the matinee performances has increased since the house was opened two months ago, from an average of 137 daily to 763. This is extremely gratifying to the management owing to the fact that the additional attendance is not the outcome of artificial advertising methods, but is due solely to the merits of the shows presented. The figures prove that the Gayety as an amusement resort has entrenched itself solidly in the esteem of the fair sex as a most agreeable place to spend an afternoon. Ten cents will secure a seat at the Gayety matinees.
The Evening Journal Jersey City, Nov. 13, 1908
Rockwell Printing Company, 1112 Clinton St., Hoboken, N.J.
|Year Range from||1909.0|
|Year Range to||1909.0|
1013 Washington St.
1017 Washington St.
1019 Bloomfield St.
1015 Washington St.
Rockwell Printing Company
1112 Clinton St.
|Caption||Gayety Theatre program January 17th, 1909|