Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 September 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Jul 1867, Evening
30 Jul 1867, Evening
31 Jul 1867, Matinee
31 Jul 1867, Evening
01 Aug 1867, Evening
02 Aug 1867, Evening
03 Aug 1867, Matinee
03 Aug 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor
aka Fisherman's vision


Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 July 1867, 3.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 03 August 1867, 134, 2d col., bottom.

The house was thoroughly renovated over the summer.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 August 1867, 135.
Review: New York Clipper, 10 August 1867, 142, 1st col., bottom-2nd col., top.

“EQUALLY as crowded audiences were in attendance every evening, at Tony Pastor’s Opera House last week, as that witnessed on Monday evening, July 29, the opening night of the season. As the old favorites appeared they were received with loud applause, and some of the acts encored three or four times. The reception given to Tony Pastor made him think of ‘old times rocks’ and was very enthusiastic.  He sang several new songs, and each evening was called out four times.  This is a good deal like work in earnest, particularly on a warm evening.  Tony is a very popular singer with all classes, and he happens to hit upon the right kind of songs. Sam Collyer, the plucky light weight ‘fightist’, together with his pupils, Masters Dan and Eddie, appeared in a triple clog dance, and received quite an ovations, which goes to show that, though defeated in his late ‘mill,’ he has a host of friends yet. Sam Collyer also gave an exhibition with the Indian clubs. Billy Sheppard is another great favorite with the habitués, his banjo solo and song and dance each received three and four encores.”