Miser of Bagdad

Event Information

New-York Circus

Manager / Director:
Lewis B. Lent

C. [conductor] Boswold

Record Information


Last Updated:
31 March 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Dec 1867, Evening
23 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM
24 Dec 1867, Evening
24 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM
25 Dec 1867, Evening
25 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM
26 Dec 1867, Evening
26 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM
27 Dec 1867, Evening
27 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM
28 Dec 1867, Evening
28 Dec 1867, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Grand Christmas pantomime.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Miser of Bagdad; Caliph of Baghdad
Participants:  Julia Melville (role: Queen of the Fairies);  Viro Farrand (role: Zelime and Columbine);  Nat Austin (role: Foofoo and clown);  Richard Rivers (role: Omar and Harlequin);  Charley [actor] Sherwood (role: Hassan and Pantaloon);  C. [actor] Davis (role: Bubbum);  F. [actor] Sagrimo (role: Fatima)


Advertisement: New-York Times, 23 December 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 24 December 1867, 8.

“There was a large and fashionable audience at this favorite place of amusements last evening, assembled to witness the opening of the ‘festivities’ of the Christmas week, which are modestly, but withal not unjustly, designated by the posters as ‘superb attractions.’”

Announcement: New-York Times, 25 December 1867, 4.

“…the afterpiece, entitled ‘The Miser of Bagdad,’ is a ludicrous piece that is certain to delight the young folks and many of the old ones.  The excellence of the acting in this pantomime makes the spectator wonder how extensively, notwithstanding the disadvantages of the ring, the sawdust and heels can be intellectualized.”