Tony Pastor's Opera House
Variety / Vaudeville
2 November 2020
“An attractive programme and a highly accomplished corps of popular artists produced the desired effect on the large and keenly appreciative audience at Tony Pastor’s Opera House last evening. The terpsichorean features of the entertainment were delightfully varied. ‘Fancy’ dances were followed by Hibernian ‘jigs,’ Highland ‘flings’ and village hornpipes, and the ‘leg business’ culminated in a regular ‘Ole Virginny breakdown.’ The ‘latest Parisian sensation,’ Mlle. Irma, appeared to great advantage in her classic, mythological and historical poses pivants. Her representation of ‘the boy Samuel at his devotions’ formed a touching picture of youthful piety, and nothing could have been more affecting and appropriate than the music by the band—‘Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer.’ The excrutiatingly [sic] comic sketch entitled, ‘Who Died First?’ the marvelously well drawn ‘African Pictures’ and the ‘roaring act,’ with the suggestive title ‘Who’s the Father?’ were hugely relished. The performances concluded with the great Shakespearian burlesque entitled, ‘Dutch Richard the Third.’”
Death of the infant daughter of Jennie Benson.