Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 July 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Mar 1868, Evening
03 Mar 1868, Evening
04 Mar 1868, Evening
04 Mar 1868, 2:30 PM
05 Mar 1868, Evening
06 Mar 1868, Evening
07 Mar 1868, Evening
07 Mar 1868, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka White fawn; White faun
Text Author: Poole
Participants:  Tony Pastor (role: Prince Meander);  Thomas Grattan Riggs (role: Princess Eucare);  George W. Thompson (role: The Enchanter);  James W. Collier (role: King Ding Dong);  Addie LeBrun (role: Princess Disgraceful);  George F. McDonald [Tony Pastor's] (role: Fairy of the Lake);  Melinda Nagle (role: Finetta)


Announcement: New York Herald, 02 March 1868.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 March 1868.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 March 1868, 382.
Review: New York Clipper, 14 March 1868, 390.

Young Mills, the Californian pedestrian, and Wm. Budworth, Ethiopian comedian, were the new additions to Tony Pastor’s Opera House the past week. Young Mills attempted to walk around a circle on the stage one mile in eight minutes. A circle was made by placing six small posts about two feet high on the stage and a rope 57 feet in circumference through the posts. Clothed in cotton tights and shirt and a pair of walking shoes, he propelled outside this circle ninety-four times, making, it is said, a distance of one mile and twelve feet. His first quarter was made in two minutes; half mile, four and a half minutes; three-quarter mile, six and a half minutes, and the mile in eight minutes forty-four seconds. He was enthusiastically cheered throughout. William Budworth appeared in a banjo solo, and having previously appeared at this house, met with a hearty reception.  His singing and playing pleased so well that he was encored four times each evening. The ‘Wite Fawn’ is withdrawn this week to give place to a new local drama by Poole, called ‘Actors by Daylight.’

John F. Poole's Musical Burlesque, called the ‘Wite Fawn,’ has been the positive card of attraction at Tony Pastor’s for the past three weeks. Considering its success in New York it is highly probable that it might prove a positive card in other cities.”