Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
19 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Oct 1867, Evening
22 Oct 1867, Evening
23 Oct 1867, Evening
23 Oct 1867, 2:00 PM
24 Oct 1867, Evening
25 Oct 1867, Evening
26 Oct 1867, Evening

Program Details

Includes solos on 23 different instruments, from Boehm Flute to Jewsharp, by Shepherd and Wild.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Poole


Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 October 1867.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 October 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 25 October 1867, 7.

“The usual amusing programme was presented last night at this attractive establishment—the great stronghold of minstrel melody and merriment on the East side. The feature of the present performance is the very comic and capital musical burlesque of the White Crook, which, as its title will suggest, is a relation of the Broadway spectacle. It is not, however, a poor relation, and must be seen and heard to be properly appreciated. From the way in which the crowds gather we have no doubt that the managers will soon be able to assure the public, as the managers of the other Crook have already done, that ‘two millions have seen it.’”

Review: New York Clipper, 26 October 1867, 230.

“The ‘White Crook,’ a burlesque on the ‘Black Crook’ by John F. Poole, which was so favorably received at Tony Pastor’s Opera House last season, is revived this week at that establishment. It proved one of the most successful productions of last season, and is really worth seeing. The principal male members of the company appear as blushing danseuses in white tarleton skirts, and cut up queer capers.”