Texas Grand Packed to Capacity at first Performances Yesterday
Catchy songs, sung by talented singers and a repertoire of funny jokes “cracked” by clever comedians featured the Camp Cody minstrel show which opened a two day performance at the Texas Grand theater Saturday matinee and night. The performance will be continued this afternoon and evening.
One hundred enlisted men of the Thirty-Fourth division, participated in the minstrel show. The theater was taxed to capacity at both the matinee and evening performance Saturday. The S. R. O. sign was hung out at the evening performance long before it was time for the curtain to ascend.
The minstrel show was almost the equal of Lew Fields, the Primrose and “Honey Boy” Evans minstrels of former years. Sandwiched in between the minstrel show was a number of specialty acts that were clever and were encored by the large audience. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, April 29, 1918