Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
29 July 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
15 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
16 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
17 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
18 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
19 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Cast includes an unidentified piccolo player

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
4)
aka My grandfather's farm yard
Composer(s): Kirbye
5)
aka Crisis 'again,' The
7)
aka Von-Ham-bug’s Menagerie
Participants:  Frank Brower (role: the Lion King)
8)
aka "Great one horse circus"
9)
aka The Perche Equipoise; La perche
10)
aka Clarionet solo, with variations
11)
aka Elly Mavourneen
Composer(s): Crouch [composer-cello]
12)
Composer(s): Thompson
13)
aka Mickey’s dead broke at the door
Composer(s): Isaacs
Text Author: Bowers

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 December 1863.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 19 December 1863, 283.

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 19 December 1863, 286.
Performers, works, time.
4)
Review: New York Clipper, 26 December 1863, 291.
 “At Wood’s Minstrel Hall two new faces were added to the company last week, in the persons of a piccolo player, and Mr. Solomons, the clarionet [sic] player, both of whom are very clever instrumentalists.  The latter appeared every evening and gave a clarionet solo, which proved him to be a master of this instrument.  He is a valuable acquisition to the company. . . . We were present on the evening of the 16th inst., and heard Mr. C. Henry sing the ballad of ‘Kathleen Mavourneen,’ which was rendered in capital style.  It’s a beautiful thing when well done, and of all the ballads that Mr. Henry sings this is one of the best.  Wambold’s ‘Annie Lisle’ and ‘Brother’s Fainting at the Door,’ were also exceedingly well given.”