Eighth Avenue Opera House

Event Information

Eighth Avenue Opera House

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Oct 1867, Evening
29 Oct 1867, Evening
30 Oct 1867, Evening
31 Oct 1867, Evening
01 Nov 1867, Evening
02 Nov 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Mac's essence; Little Mac's essence of Old Virginia
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac
aka Nerves original; Nervés
Composer(s): Gordon
Text Author: Brian
aka Jocko, a mischievous monkey; Monkeyana; Monkey act; Little Mac as the monkey
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac


Announcement: New York Herald, 28 October 1867, 4.
Review: New York Clipper, 09 November 1867, 246.

“Little Mac was the card last week at the Eighth Avenue Opera House. He appeared in the act known as the ‘Essence,’ in which he was very popular at Bryants’ Minstrel Hall for a long time. He also appeared with Frank Kerns [sic] as the ‘Nerves,’ and in his Monkey Act, in all of which he is very clever, and elicited shouts of laughter from the large audience in attendance every night.”