Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – The Era – Saturday 30th November 1901

COUNTY THEATRE KINGSTON.

 

On Monday, Nov. 25th the Musical Comedy, in Two Acts,

by Harry B. Smith, Music by Ludwig Englander, entitled

“THE CASINO GIRL”

 

This young Lady made her debut at the Kingston playhouse on Monday, and won the golden opinions of everybody. The company supporting the dainty little American is engineered by Mr Ben Greet, and is a capable one. Miss Isa Bowman plays the part of Laura Lee, the Casino Girl, and does so with a dash and vivacity that quickly establish her in the good of the audience. Miss Alice Gordon appears ns the irrepressible Mrs H. Malaprop Rocks, whilst Miss Lilian Stafford and Miss Ethel Allendale play Roxana and Lotta Rooks, her two charming daughters, in which parts they acquit themselves with distinction. Miss Gabrielle Ray also creates a favourable impression as Dolly Twinkle, the volatile danseuse. Mr Max Copland convulses everyone with laughter his quaint representation of Pilsener Pasha, and Mr Joseph Wilson as the eccentric Gaggs helps considerably in contributing to the general merriment. His topical song in the second act is not is several times redemanded nightly. Mr Cecil Curtis deserves a special word of commendation for an admirable portrayal of the part of the young doctor, Percy Stuyvesant, inasmuch as he not only looks the part to perfection, but is possessed of good tenor voice that is heard to advantage in some of the numbers allotted to him. Mr StanleyWhite and Mr Walter Freear are also very good as Ben Muley and Potage, his lieutenant, the latter acquitting himself very well, though taking the part at short notice. The chorus is strong one, and shows evidence of careful training.

 

The Era  Saturday 30th November 1901

 

 

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