Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
25 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
26 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
27 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
28 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
29 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Wood's Minstrels

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
4)
aka Crisis 'again,' The
5)
aka Dar’s de money
8)
aka Smiggy McGhural; Smiggy McGuirrel

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 August 1863, 7.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 29 August 1863, 155.
“What with the Ghost, the quartette of comedians, and the quintette of vocalists, Wood’s Minstrels cannot fail to attract large audiences.  As variety is the spice of life, here you have it in abundance, in burlesque tragedy; in comedy; in pathetic ballads; in eccentric acts indescribable; in performances most laughable.  The hall itself is a pleasant place to while away an hour in, without reference to the entertainments offered.  What has become of Mr. Dunlap, formerly officiating in front.  He was a courteous and an attentive usher, which is a rarity in some places, and an efficient doorkeeper, which position he last occupied.”
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 29 August 1863, 158.

4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 August 1863, 7.