San Francisco Minstrels

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San Francisco Minstrels Hall

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Last Updated:
2 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM
26 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM
27 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM
28 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM
29 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM
30 Mar 1867, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Owing to illness, David S. Wambold only performed on Friday and Saturday.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka We are the happiest couple out
aka Gambrino's opera of lager beer; Gambrinus's opera of lager beer
aka Greasy black cook; Screaming black cook, The; Screaming black crook; Little crooks


Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 March 1867.

“The dramatic rehearsal Happiest Couple Out.”

Review: New York Herald, 28 March 1867.

“Amusements. San Francisco Minstrels. This favorite minstrel troupe still receives substantial and unmistakeable marks of appreciation in the shape of crowded audiences. The programme is usually varied and attractive. The musical portion of the entertainment is of the higest order of excellence, and the comicalities and witticisms with which the performance is enlivened have the rare merit of being really laughable. The shadow pantomime, Falling Cupids, which closes the bill, continues to elicit the liveliest mirth and the most boisterous applause.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 March 1867, 406.
Review: New York Clipper, 06 April 1867, 411.

“Owing to sickness, Mr. Wambold did not appear in his accustomed place with the San Francisco Minstrels four nights last week, but he recovered sufficiently to appear on Friday. His absence was a loss to the success of the first part, as his singing is a great feature. There are many who go expressly to hear his delightful ballads, and when he is not there, disappointment is noted in their faces. Mr. Walbold is all right now, and will appear this week in a new song. Business was big all last week.”