Manager / Director:
Thomas E. [actor/mgr.] Morris
Variety / Vaudeville
28 December 2019
No mention of music. Notes the Rigl sisters did not dance on Tuesday evening.
Long review, focusing mostly on Zoe De Lave’s performance. It concludes: “The musical department of the Waverley Theatre needs overhauling. Some of the orchestral efforts last night were provocative of general mirth. Now that the Tammany is closed, there is no reason that the Waverley should not supply a very pleasant feature of summer entertainment.”
“A Brief Summer Season was commenced at the Waverley Theatre on Tuesday evening, January [sic] 29th. The attraction presented consisted of Asa Cushman and wife—Minnie Jackson—in two protean sketches… The performances were preceded by about the worst attempt at orchestral music it has ever been our misfortune to listen to. There were about eight pieces, with a party thumping on a piano, but no director. Playing in harmony, we do not believe, was thought of, for each one appeared to be practicing a different composition.”