Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Venue(s):
Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
8 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 May 1868, Evening
12 May 1868, Evening
13 May 1868, Matinee
13 May 1868, Evening
14 May 1868, Evening
15 May 1868, Evening
16 May 1868, Matinee
16 May 1868, Evening

Program Details

New ballet, La Belle Héléne, performed with Offenbach’s music. The Great Lingard burlesque included all the songs written by Lingard.

Performers and/or Works Performed

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Composer(s): Offenbach
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Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  Frank Kearns
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Composer(s): Lingard
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aka As through the park we go; As thro' the park I go; All through the park I go
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  Frank Kearns
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aka Guinea pig boy
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
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Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
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Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard

Citations

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Announcement: New York Herald, 11 May 1868, 3.
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Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 May 1868.
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Announcement: New York Clipper, 16 May 1868, 46, 2d col., bottom; 3d col., top.
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Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 May 1868, 47.
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Review: New York Clipper, 16 May 1868, 46.

“THE BURLESQUE SKETCH on Lingard’s Changes, as performed by him at the Theatre Comique, and done up in cork by Billy Sheppard and Frank Kerns at Tony Pastor’s Opera House, is one of the most successful and amusing acts of it kind we have seen. Frank Kerns first appears as the swell with the song of ‘Bitter Beer,’ and his make-up and singing is a capital take-off on Lingard. He has caught the peculiar walk and actions of that performer exactly. Billy Sheppard then quickly follows with the song ‘Captain Jinks,’ and although his voice is not exactly suited to it, yet he does very well, imitating Mr. Lingard very closely in his walk. Frank Kerns then appears in female attire, with the song ‘All Through the Park I Go,’ followed by Sheppard as the ‘Guinea Pig Boy,’ Kerns as the ‘Hat Vender’ [sic], and finishing with Sheppard as the lovely damsel who sings ‘On the Beach at Long Branch.’ Although the last named is the poorest imitation of the lot, yet taken as a whole the sketch is very successfully performed.”

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Review: New York Clipper, 23 May 1868, 54, 3d col., bottom-4th co., top.

No mention of music.