Fifth Avenue Theatre

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Theatre

Manager / Director:
C. H. [manager] Garland

Price: $.75

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
01 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM
02 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM
03 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM
04 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM
05 Oct 1867, 2:30 PM
05 Oct 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Too much good for nature; Romeo Jaffier Jenkins
Text Author: Falconer
Participants:  Mary Sedley [actor-voc.] Brown (role: Matilda Jane Chummy);  Miron Winslow Leffingwell (role: Romeo Jaffier Jonkins)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 September 1867.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 05 October 1867, 206.

“The same bill that has attracted large audiences to the Fifth Avenue Opera House the last three weeks will be repeated this week for the last time, as the burlesque of 'Alladin' is in preparation for the 7th inst. Mr. Leffingwell's impersonations of Beppo in ‘Fra Diavolo’ and Romeo Jeffer Jenkins in 'Too Much for Good Nature' are very clever performances, the make-up being excellent. Mr. Leffingwell is one of the best burlesque actors we have now on the American stage, as has been fully attested by the large audiences and enthusiasm that has been witnessed at the Fifth Avenue during his engagement there, as well as at other establishments in this city. Taken altogether, the company at this house is a good one, and each artist strives his or her best to make a burlesque theatre a success. Manager Garland has hit the popular taste…”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 05 October 1867, 7.