It looks as if my grandmother, Loraine Gunzendorfer, was an actress in her spare time. In September of 1915, just 7 months after acting in the production of Military Girl, Loraine was Mrs. Jones (Wardrobe Mistress) in the production of Ship Ahoy, a musical comedy.
Looks like the production had pretty good reviews.
I’m not sure what the difference between a “fine” comedy and a “pleasing” comedy might be but I’m sure the cast and crew was thrilled to have such positive reviews printed in the paper.
It's fun to see that some of grandma’s friends also participated in the production. Remember Mildred Riecks and her witty autograph?
One of grandma’s parts must have come right after the song “Strolling on the Beach” – looks like she wrote her lines out.
And here’s a page with some of the song lyrics.
With all the photos I have, I should be able to find some from some of these productions. Maybe I’ll get lucky!