Tony Pastor's Opera House
Variety / Vaudeville
30 August 2020
In addition to the play, “the usual number of songs, dances and sketches are announced upon the bills.”
“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.”
Notes change of program and addition of Walter Bray.
“…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.”