San Francisco Minstrels

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San Francisco Minstrels Hall

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Last Updated:
21 April 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
03 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
04 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
05 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
06 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
07 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Champion clog dancer Tim Hayes first appearance with the San Francisco Minstrels.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 November 1868.
Announcement: New-York Times, 02 November 1868, 5.

“The San Francisco Minstrels make no change in their burlesque to-night, but otherwise introduce several new features. ‘Barber Brown’ draws as well as ever.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 November 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 05 November 1868, 7.

“The ‘orgies’ that begin at eight o’clock and the ‘dissipation’ that ceases at ten o’clock each evening in the hall of the San Francisco Minstrels seduce many to assist at them. The temptation is pardonable, however, and he who yields to it will be readily forgiven by any one who witnesses the comical grimaces of Birch and the funny contortions of Backus, and listens to the musical voices of Wambold, Scott and Templeton as they follow the programme announced by Bernard. The ‘gags’ and jokes were very good last evening, and kept the audience steadily laughing. Wambold had to repeat his song in obedience to an encore, as did Birch his comical version of ‘Not for Joe.’ The burlesque of ‘Ole Bull,’ by Backus, was really excellent, as the peculiarities and manner of the old maestro are very difficult to define and more difficult to imitate, even in burlesque. ‘Barber Brown, or the Pacific Sloper,’ with its gorgeous ballroom scene, still keeps the boards at this house.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 November 1868, p. 246, 3d col., middle.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 November 1868, 247.
Review: New-York Times, 09 November 1868, 4.

“The San Francisco Minstrels are floating on calmly to fortune, as is their wont. ‘Barber Brown’ is still received with all the old favor, and as a matter of course, continues on the bills.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 15 November 1868, 254, 3d col., middle.

“‘Barber Brown,’ the most successful afterpiece yet produced by this company, continues on the bills.”