Wood’s Museum

Event Information

Wood's Museum and Metropolitan Theatre

Manager / Director:
George A. F. Wood

Michael [conductor] Connolly

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 September 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Feb 1871, Evening
14 Feb 1871, Evening
15 Feb 1871, Evening
16 Feb 1871, Evening
17 Feb 1871, Evening
18 Feb 1871, Evening
18 Feb 1871, 2:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Stirling


Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 February 1871, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 14 February 1871, 10.

No mention of music.

Review: New-York Times, 14 February 1871, 4.

“[Norah Creina] was followed by a new edition of the burlesque of ‘Lucrezia Borgia,’ written up to the present time and plentifully besprinkled with some very good local jokes, puns and songs. The best part was ‘Gennaro,’ taken by Miss Alice Harrison, whose exuberant fun, acting and careful dancing made her the life of the piece and earned her frequent bursts of evidently genuine praise. Lucrezia was played by Mr. Mestayer, who introduced, by a process which must be seen to be appreciated, a hornpipe into his part, and by that means brought down the house. The rest of the cast was well sustained, and the most was made of a piece which is only brilliant by occasional flashes. More care than usual seemed to have been taken with the mounting of the piece, and the songs which were here and there given, including, among others, a new one of ‘The Little Church Around the Corner,’ were rendered very well indeed by a good chorus. The present bill will, no doubt, run through the week with very good success.”

Review: New York Sun, 15 February 1871, 2.

“Songs are introduced for those who have not the least vocal training”

Review: New York Clipper, 25 February 1871, 374.

 “some of the incidental features of the burlesque were excellent, particularly the double song and dance by the Misses Alice Harrison and Theresa Wood, and a clog dance by Miss Alice Atherton, both of which were encored.”