Tony Pastor's Opera House
Variety / Vaudeville
2 September 2016
The house was thoroughly renovated over the summer.
“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.”