Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
01 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
02 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
03 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
04 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
05 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Blacksmith jubilee
4)
aka Grand scene Norma
6)
aka Mac's essence
7)
Text Author: Leavitt, Egan
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Deaf Boy);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: Hank Mudge)
8)
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 August 1863, 7.
Time, price, names, works.
2)
Announcement: New York Post, 31 August 1863, 2.

“The Ghosts still run at . . . the burlesques at Woods and the Bryants.”


COMMENT: “The Ghost” is only in Wood’s ads for this week.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 September 1863, 7.

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 05 September 1863, 168.
“Bryants’ Opera House . . . in a new variety of songs, dances, burlesques, plantation scenes.”
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 12 September 1863, 171.

“Bryants’ Minstrels continue to crowd their comfortable little hall every night.  Their wit is keen and pungent, and their burlesques sufficiently comical to draw smiles from the most hypochondriacal of humanity.  Their dancing is the quintessence of gracefulness and their repertoire of Minstrelsy is full of the richest gems that one does not weary of listening to.”