PAINE COLLEGE PLAYERS.SeeAppendix B(6)II.
PALACE THEATRE. Several black-oriented theatres used this name, 1900/ 1920s. W. J. Stiles's 1 New Palace Th. opened in Savannah, GA, in 1902, managed by * Lew Payton. The opening bill featured Rastus [sic], Dave Bolden, Billie Jones, Uncle Billy, Miss Richardson, George Jenkins, and Prof. Buffalo ( musical dir.). The 2 Palace Th., Houston, TX, located on Milan St., was owned by blacks. The 3 Palace Th., Tampa, FL, and the 4 Palace Th., Augusta, GA, were both owned by whites and were originally on the SOUTHERN CONSOLIDATED CIRCUIT, 1916-21. The 5 Palace Th., Memphis, TN, owned by ∘ A. Barrasso, was one of the theatres on both the old and the reorganized TOBA CIRCUITS, 1907-1920s. The Boisy De Legge Co. played there in 1926. The 6 Palace Th., Norfolk, VA, was on the reorganized TOBA Circuit, 1920s.
PALM GARDEN THEATRE.SeeAppendix AII.
PANAMA AMUSEMENT COMPANY , Chicago, IL. Prodn. company, 1920. Prod. two touring musical shows starring * Shelton Brooks, and for which he also wrote and dir. the music: September Morn (about the theft of a famous painting) and Canary Cottage (about the romantic affairs of a fickle blackface lover). The company also included Billy Moss, Ollie Powers (blackface comedian), * Evelyn Preer ( actress), * Alberta Hunter ( singer), * Margaret Lee ( singer- actress), * Birleanna Blanks ( singer-actress), and Charles Shelton ( juvenile).
PARADISE THEATRE.SeeAppendix AII.
PARKIS' COLORED COLORED MINSTRELS.SeeCOLORED MINSTRELS.
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Publication information: Book title: The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960:A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups. Contributors: Bernard L. Peterson Jr. - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 161.
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