Posts Tagged ‘Greene’s Opera House (Cedar Rapids)’


Molly Fuller

April 21, 2013

Molly Fuller (1865?-1933), American actress and singer, as Percy Verance, the girl bachelor in the burlesque, The 20th Century Girl
(photo: Schloss, New York, 1895/96)

Greene’s Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 22 April 1896
‘The new 20th Century Girl will be seen at Greene’s opera house tonight. The burlesque has been revised and every change has been considerably for the better. Many novelties from the ”other side” have been introduced and great attention has been given to the selection of pretty girls and beautiful costumes to enhance the novelty of the entertainment. Miss Molly Fuller will be seen in the title role and the following excellent company will act in support; John T. Kelly and Gus Williams (who have starred individually and jointly for the past ten years): Allene Crater (prima donna): Wm. Cameron (comedian); Annie St. Tel (the dancing sunbeam), Thomas Lewis, Harry Kelly, Georgia Hawley, Aimee Van Dyne and Arthur Pell, leader of the orchestra and conductor of a chorus of selected voices.’
(The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, 22 April 1896, p. 5b)


Lenton Brothers

February 10, 2013

carte de visite photograph of
The Lenton Brothers, acrobats
‘Wonders of the World’
(photo: James Sunderland, Birmingham, UK, 1880s)

The Lenton Brothers to appear at Greene’s Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday, 21 May 1886 ‘GREENE’S OPERA HOUSE. The simple announcement that Barlow, Wilson & Rankin’s minstrels are to be here Friday evening will be sufficient to fill the house. They always give a splendid performance, and on this occasion will introduce several new specialties, among which are the Lenton Brothers, a couple of English acrobats said to be unequaled in their line. Mr. Carl Rankin will also positively appear here. Reserved seats are now on sale a the opera house office.’
(The Cedar Rapids Times, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, 20 May 1886, p. 3e)