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"Siegfried the Slugger" at Union Hall.


The two performances of the sophomore theatricals at Union Hall on April 2 and 3 were well attended and very successful. The play was entitled "Siegfried the Slugger; or, The Gottohammeron," and was purported to have been written by "Richard Whanger." The most taking things were a solo by Gunther, a trio sung by Gunther, Hagen and Siegfried, by which they bind their compact, and choruses of combined girls and warriors in the first act; a solo by Gunther with a chorus of warriors. and trio by the Rhine nymphs in the second act. The nymphs were very good in their singing and dancing and were enthusiastically applauded. As an encore their doubles in costumes and size-Dexter, Whiting and Fairbank-appeared and were in turn encored. Then all six nymphs appeared together. In the third act, Brunhilde's and Siegfried's solos were well received, as well as the bloody murder of Siegfried by the villain Hagen. In the fourth act, the wailing dirge, "Why did he die," sung intentionally out of tune by the chorus, and the grovelling on the ground and appearance of Siegfried's ghost which followed, were well applauded. Then followed a number of tricks by Hagen and Gunther, which were very well received. The act closed with two choruses and a song and chorus, in which solos were very well sung by each of the principals. The acting of the principals deserves mention, especially that of Slocum and Parker; and the singing of Woods, Lockwood and Parker was very good. The choruses all sang well and were very well trained. The girls were all very beautiful, and Faulkner and Myers were particularly so. Several of the musical selections were original compositions of Bigelow, and he deserves grea credit for the taste shown in selecting the music and the skill with which he conducted the orchestra. The officers were: Stage manager, S. Dexter; property manager, H. H. Hunnewell, Jr.; business manager, P. B. Stewart; musical director, E. A. Bigelow.


John L. Siegfried Lockwood

Gunther Woods

Hagen Slocum

Gudrun Wheelwright

Nymphs-Faulkner, Bradlee and Crane, and Dexter, Whiting and Fairbank

Brunhilde Parker

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