Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
3 February 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
27 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
28 Oct 1868, 2:30 PM
28 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
29 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
30 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
31 Oct 1868, 2:30 PM
31 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Tony Pastor (role: Richard III)
aka I'm Captain Jinks of the horse marines
Composer(s): Lingard


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 October 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 26 October 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 29 October 1868, 7.

“No less than three new versions of ‘Capt. Jinks’ were given by the minstrels of light and shade last evening. The ‘Black Crook’ in miniature, that is, the ‘Black Crook’ on its last legs, is having a run this week. ‘Hamlet’s Ghost’ in the burlesque, was fearfully belabored by the ‘nigger cusses,’ who had not a correct idea of a ghost, and in aiming at a shadow they really struck a substance. The entertainment throughout was laughable, so much so that Tony Pastor’s programme may be safely recommended as an excellent specific for any one attacked with the ‘blues.’ The Coutellier Brothers performed some astonishing feats on the ropes, one holding the other with his teeth for several seconds suspended over the stage.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 31 October 1868, 238.

“Business continues quite large at this establishment.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 31 October 1868, 239.