Category Archives: Chin Chin

“Chin Chin” was a musical show during the 1910s and 1920s.  Donna Montran (born Madonna Montran) joined the show in 1919 and traveled across the country with the show.

Donna Montran – Metropolitan Opera House, Minneapolis, MN – 1 Feb 1920

Donna: “Best vocal offering of the performance” Vaudeville – “Chin Chin” By Don Taylor We know that “Chin Chin” played at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg on January 19-24, but I still haven’t determined where the show was from the … Continue reading

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Donna at Owyhee Hotel – Dec 4-8, 1919

Donna Montran stayed at the Owyhee Hotel in Boise, Idaho December 4-8, 1919.  Don Taylor Sometimes I just come across cool things.  Recently I found an article on Chronicling America that spoke of “Hotel Arrivals” in Boise, ID, Dec 5, … Continue reading

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Carlisle Opera House, 23 April 1920

Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play the Carlisle Opera House on 23 April 1920  Finishing their one-night show On April 22nd at the Frederick City Opera House, the cast and crew of “Chin Chin” packed up and rolled the 65 … Continue reading

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“Chin Chin” plays at the City Opera House, Frederick, Maryland, on 22 April 1920

We know that the Chin Chin company played in Cumberland, Maryland on April 20th.  We do not know if they played anywhere on the 21st.  But, on the 22nd they played a one-nighter at the City Opera House in Frederick, … Continue reading

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“Chin Chin” at Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, MD, 20 April 1920

We know that Chin Chin played in Coshocton, Ohio, on April 11th. However, we don’t know yet where else the company played between there and Cumberland. What we do know is from the April 14, 1920, edition of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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“Chin Chin” plays at the Park Theatre in Youngstown, Ohio on 8 April 1920

Vaudeville – Chin Chin The Search – The Process Grandmother Donna’s playing at the Park Theatre in Youngstown, Ohio reminds me that not everything is on the Internet.  It is only by luck and happenstance that I learned of “Chin-Chin” … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Grand Opera House in Canton, Ohio on 1 April 1920

 Donna Montran – Vaudeville I have long known that “Chin Chin” played on 20 March 1920 at the Laird Opera House – in Greenville, PA and that they played at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th, but … Continue reading

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Donna in New Philadelphia, OH, at the Union Theatre – 10 April, 1920

Vaudeville It had been a busy week. We now know “Chin Chin” played at the Park Theatre in Youngstown on Thursday[i] and the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville on Friday. It was back to the train and headed west about an … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville, Ohio on 9 April 1920

  “Chin Chin” at the Victoria Theatre, Steubenville, Ohio By Don Taylor  We know that Chin Chin played on April 5 at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th and played at the Faurot Opera House in Lima, … Continue reading

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Donna in Lima, Ohio, at the Faurot Theater – 6 April 1920

by Don Taylor The “Chin Chin” Crew packed up from the show Monday night in Sandusky, Ohio, traveled overnight the 100 miles to Lima, Ohio, to set up for another one night performance. Advertising for the “Chin Chin” performance began … Continue reading

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