Music: Comic Relief

Antics too trite to be really funny seemed funny last week at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House. A beggar walked on stage leading a dog with a BLIND sign around its neck and the audience guffawed when it was told that the dog was blind, not the master. Little George Meader caused a big laugh when he appeared made up as the Mad Hatter, tripped over a carpet bag, played a serenade on a red silk umbrella. Tenor Walther Kirchhoff was no funnier than usual but the audience snickered when he came out carrying a sun...

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