Rosemary gives a Children's Party
She has invited:
PAT KIRKWOOD , a crooner
KENNETH COOPER a syncopated pianist
FLORRIE GURRING , an accordionist and 'ARMA ', a ventriloquist
Auntie DORIS , NOEL, Uncle HAROLD and CHARLES have invited themselves
Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON Humperdinck's fairy opera Hänsel and Gretel, which is based on the well-known storv of Grimm, was first produced at Weimar during Christmas, 1891, and at Daly's Theatre in London on Boxing Day, 1894, The orchestral episode to be played this evening accompanies that part where Hansel and Gretel are lost in the wood and they become frightened at the ghostly shapes and evil spirits that hover about them. They hide beneath a fir tree. At the height of their terror the Sandman, who throws sand into people's eyes to make them sleep, appears and disperses their fears. After Hansel and Gretel have said their evening prayer they go to sleep and dream that fourteen angels appear and watch over them.
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