Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 October 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
25 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
26 Aug 1868, 2:30 PM
26 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
27 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
28 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
29 Aug 1868, 2:30 PM
29 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  James W. Collier (role: English Tragedian);  Jennie Engel (role: Working Girl);  Addie LeBrun (role: Operatic Artist);  Thomas Grattan Riggs (role: Soap Fat Man);  George W. Thompson (role: Mechanic)
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 August 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 24 August 1868, 4.

There is an entire change of program for the present week. Tony Pastor will sing several new songs. For tonight he announces the first performances of the ballet, “Barbe Bleue,” and “Dick Turpin and Tom King.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 29 August 1868, 166.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 29 August 1868, 167.
Review: New York Clipper, 05 September 1868, 174.

“Tony Pastor is doing a most excellent business at his Opera House in the Bowery, where a good company is engaged. Billy Emmett is one of the principal attractions in the burnt cork line and in his specialties is a capital performer. His style is of the doleful ditty order, yet at times he launches out into the most extravagantly rough ‘moke’ order, which pleases considerably, as he is called out four to five times each evening, presenting something new each time. Addie Le Brun and Tony Pastor appear each evening in a comic duett, and Alice Sotier (sp?) in a clog, all of whom receive an encore …(illegible)…a good song and dance man as an entire orchestra, as he does an act in which he performs on the cornet, double bass, violin, penny whistle, harmonicon and other instruments. Frank Kerns is another favorite.