Tony Pastor’s Opera House

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Tony Pastor's Opera House

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Last Updated:
7 September 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Apr 1868, Evening
21 Apr 1868, Evening
22 Apr 1868, Evening
22 Apr 1868, 2:30 PM
23 Apr 1868, Evening
24 Apr 1868, Evening
25 Apr 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

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Announcement: New York Herald, 20 April 1868, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 April 1868.
Review: New York Herald, 23 April 1868, 9.

“To remark that this neat house of entertainment is an institution on the East side is only giving it a tithe of the praise due. Its management are ever watchful in securing the best talent in the market, which they discreetly use. Last evening a grand audience testified their appreciation of Vivian in his comic specialties. Pastor in his songs, the ladies in the ballet and the unique and remarkable tricks of a wonderful troupe of dogs and monkeys by repeated encores and uncontrollable laughter.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 April 1868, 22.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 25 April 1868, 23.
Review: New York Clipper, 02 May 1868, 30.

“Charles Vivian, comic vocalist, commenced an engagement at Tony Pastor’s Opera House on April 20th, appearing in a variety of comic songs, commencing with the ‘Happy Old Man.’  His repertoire contains some of the most popular songs of the day and take very well with the audience. Tony Pastor introduced a new feature in the music hall business, that of appearing in a duet with Addie Le Brun, which took very well. Tony Pastor’s performing dogs and monkeys re-appeared the past week, and were put through their performances by Billy Pastor. The dogs are all under perfect control, and do the business allotted them in a creditable manner. Billy Sheppard re-appeared in a song and dance called ‘Nellie the Belle,’ written by Eddie Fox.”