Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
30 August 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Sep 1869, Evening
21 Sep 1869, Evening
22 Sep 1869, Evening
22 Sep 1869, 2:00 PM
23 Sep 1869, Evening
24 Sep 1869, Evening
25 Sep 1869, Evening
25 Sep 1869, 2:00 PM

Program Details

Tony Pastor was encored five times.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor
aka Sailor's honor
Text Author: Buckstone
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Walter [comedian] Bray
aka Clog reel
Participants:  Jennie Benson
aka Irish melodies; Popular, national, and Irish airs; Hibernian songs
Participants:  Jennie Benson
Participants:  Jennie Benson


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 September 1869, 12.
Announcement: New York Herald, 20 September 1869, 7.

In addition to the play, “the usual number of songs, dances and sketches are announced upon the bills.”

Review: New York Herald, 21 September 1869, 3.

“Tony Pastor’s Opera House.—Tony Pastor, as usual up to the time, last night presented a bill with new faces and new features at his favorite Opera House. Tony seems in some way to have gained the utmost confidence from his patrons, and it is nowadays almost impossible for any late comers to get comfortable seats in his Temple of Momus. Last night, long before eight o’clock, every seat was full and scores of people were standing, anxious for the curtain to rise and the evening’s amusement to commence. When the performance did open the audience seemed delighted, and encore after encore was demanded from the favorite performers. Tony Pastor sung some new songs in his characteristic style, hitting off with great humor the follies and foibles of the day. Miss Jennie Benson, an old favorite, made her reappearance and was welcomed with a genuine East side welcome. The first part of the programme was excellent in every sense, and the after-piece, ‘Poor Jack,’ was enacted amidst constant roars of laughter.

“Tony’s bill this week is as good as ever—a statement in itself enough to prove that its quality and quantity are capital.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 September 1869, 198.

Notes change of program and addition of Walter Bray.

Review: New York Clipper, 02 October 1869, 206.

“…Jennie Benson re-appeared after a brief absence in her clog dance, and Irish songs and dances… Marie Gorenflo is a good danseuse… Tony Pastor sang a number of new songs, and was encored five times. The house was crowded every night the past week.”