Worrell Sisters

Event Information

New-York Theatre (1866-69)

Price: $.75

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 May 1867, 8:00 PM
21 May 1867, 8:00 PM
22 May 1867, 8:00 PM
23 May 1867, 8:00 PM
24 May 1867, 8:00 PM
25 May 1867, 3:00 PM
25 May 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Cooke [cond.-comp.-vocal]
Text Author: Byron
aka Cinderella e la comare; Cinderella burlesque; Cinderella; or, the prince, the lackey, and the little glass slipper; Clorinda, the girl of the period
Text Author: Byron


Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 May 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 May 1867, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 21 May 1867, 7.

“The success which is being meted out by those popular artistes, the Worrell Sisters, at their cosey little theatre recalls to mind the flowery days of the old Olympic, when Mary Taylor, popularly called ‘Our Mary,’ held the magic key to the hearts of all genuine New Yorkers, of all ages and conditions.  Last night the New York theatre was well filled with a fashionable and appreciative audience, the programme being the musical burlesque of Fra Diavolo and the popular extravaganza of Cinderella, the principal parts in both pieces being sustained by the three sisters.  Miss Sophie as Fra Diavolo, in the former piece, was especially good, and was well supported by Irene and Jennie.  Mr. Donnelly as Beppo, the heavy ruffian, and Mr. Dunn as Lorenzo, a dreary lovesick police officer, were irresistibly funny, while Mr. Edwards made a very acceptable fussy old man.  Cinderella still continues as popular as ever.” 

Review: New-York Times, 23 May 1867, 5.

Brief: “The Worrell Sisters have produced the burlesque of ‘Fra Diavolo’ at the New-York Theatre this week, and in that, as well as in the more familiar travestie [sic] on ‘Cinderella,’ those young ladies disport themselves to the delight of large and easily satisfied audiences.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 24 May 1867, 4.

No mention of music.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 May 1867, 54, 2d col., top.
Review: New York Clipper, 01 June 1867, 62, 2d col., middle .

‘“Fra Diavolo’ and ‘Cinderella’ were performed all last week by the Worrell Sisters at their cozy little theatre. In the first piece, Sophie appeared as the rollicking Marquis, dressing and acting the part to the delight of all. She makes a dashing young man. Jennie was rather out of her element as Lady Allcash. The character was entirely too quiet for her. Irene was in her element as Zerlina. Mr. T. L. Donnelly—with the exception of being too boisterous—made a good Beppo. Mr. J. C. Dunn is a valuable acquisition to any company.  Possessing a good voice, he sings whatever he attempts with considerable feeling, and generally receives a hearty encore.  Besides being a good vocalist he is a clever actor. ‘Cinderella’ affords a better opportunity for the Sisters to appear to advantage than any other burlesque they have yet ”