Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 June 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Dec 1869, Evening
28 Dec 1869, Evening
29 Dec 1869, Evening
29 Dec 1869, 2:00 PM
30 Dec 1869, Evening
31 Dec 1869, Evening

Program Details

From Monday through Friday of this week, J. W. McAndrews took over for Frank Kearns, who was ill.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Miser's holiday; Night before Christmas
aka Shoo fly don't bother me; Shu fly don't bother me; Shew fly don’t bother me
Composer(s): Howard
Participants:  Nelse Seymour;  Frank Kerns
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor


Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 December 1869, 2.
Announcement: New York Herald, 27 December 1869, 5.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 01 January 1870, 310.

Mostly about the things Harry Gurr can do underwater.

Review: New York Clipper, 08 January 1870, 318, col. 3.

“…McAndrews had to do double duty the past week, owing to the sickness of Frank Kearns, who was unable to appear until New Year’s Day. Ada Wray, who has made quite a hit at the East side by her singing, was the recipient of three encores for her ‘Tit, Tat, Toe.’ She is prepossessing in appearance, sings well, dresses very tastefully, and has a style just suited for the variety business. Connor and Bradley did a number of songs and dances well, and Alice Somers has improved considerably in clog dancing. C. E. Collins sang Taylor’s character song of ‘Simple Simon,’ but it was a poor imitation. His old men songs, however, are very good. Harry Gurr did his aquatic feats every night, and Nelse Seymour is one of the principal attractions. Tony Pastor gives a budget of comic sons every night, and receives from four to five encores.”