Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
10 December 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
24 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
25 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
26 Nov 1863, 2:30 PM
26 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
27 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
28 Nov 1863, 2:30 PM
28 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox (role: Armand Duval);  Frank Brower (role: Camille)
4)
aka Grecian statue

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 November 1863.

2)
Announcement: New York Post, 27 November 1863, 2.

3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 28 November 1863, 259.
“Wood’s Minstrels bring out a burlesque on ‘Camille’ this week, and if there won’t be fun there, we will give our full consent to have our rations of hash reduced in size.”
4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 28 November 1863, 262.

Performers, works, times, price.  “GRAND THANKSGIVING MATINEE.”

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 05 December 1863, 267.

Camille was a success.  “It’s a rich burlesque, cleverly performed, and has made an immense hit. . . . There were great houses at this place on Thanksgiving; it is said that 1800 persons were packed in there on Thanksgiving night, being the largest audience ever ‘assembled within those walls.’”