Beni-Zoug-Zoug Arabs

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 May 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Jul 1867, Evening
09 Jul 1867, Evening
10 Jul 1867, Evening
11 Jul 1867, Evening
12 Jul 1867, Evening
13 Jul 1867, Evening

Program Details

In the farce: Edward Lamb, Mrs. Eldridge, Miss Eldridge, Alice M. Harrison.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 July 1867.
Review: New York Post, 08 July 1867, 2.

Brief: “The wonderful Arab gymnasts have been engaged for a few nights only by the manager of the Olympic.  We have already given the highest commendations of the daring, strength and agility displayed in these performances.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 July 1867, 7.
Review: New York Post, 09 July 1867, 2.

”The Arabs began a short engagement at the Olympic last night, and, as usual, astonished all who witnessed their performances for the first time.  As among the most remarkable gymnasts we have ever had here they are richly worth seeing at least once.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 July 1867, 111.
Review: New York Clipper, 20 July 1867, 118, 3d col., middle.

“The Arab Troupe of Gymnasts and Acrobats commenced a two weeks’ engagement at the Olympic Theatre on the 8th inst., and succeeded in playing to most excellent houses during the week. Their performances are exceedingly well done, and as gymnasts and acrobats, they are superior to any seen in this city for some time. The pyramid act was very well done, and elicited considerable applause. Their performances were preceded every evening by a farce, in which E. Lamb, Mrs. And Miss Eldridge and Alice Harrison appeared with success. Manager Grover has had a large fountain placed in the aisle of the orchestra, and the water makes those in the immediate vicinity quite cool of a warm evening.”