Budworth’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Fifth Avenue Opera House

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
31 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Nov 1866, Evening
20 Nov 1866, Evening
21 Nov 1866, Evening
22 Nov 1866, Evening
23 Nov 1866, Evening
24 Nov 1866, Evening
24 Nov 1866, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
Composer(s): Cowell
4)
aka Two quiet lambs
7)
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
8)
aka Brilliant dances

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 November 1866.
2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 19 November 1866, 5.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 November 1866, 7.
4)
Review: New York Herald, 22 November 1866, 7.

“The usual large and respectable audience greeted the Budworth’s Minstrels last evening, and witnessed the performance of the varied and interesting programme presented. Messrs. J. H. and W. S. Budworth kept the audience in a roar of laughter with their comic songs and sallies, while Mr. C. Henry sang several sentimental ballads in his accustomed felicitous style. The evening’s entertainment closed with A Trip to the Moon, which was very comic and laughable.”

5)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 24 November 1866, 264.
6)
Review: New York Clipper, 24 November 1866, 262.

“‘The Trip to the Moon’ performed by Budworth’s Minstrels last week, was the ‘Shadow Pantomime.’ It was placed upon the stage in capital style and made the biggest kind of hit.”