Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 March 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
12 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
13 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
14 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
15 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
16 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Knights of Ethiopia, The; Soirée d'Ethiopia; Soiree d'Ethiope
Composer(s): Unidentified
3)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
6)
aka Mac's essence; Little Mac's essence of Old Virginia
7)
aka Perfect cure
8)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
10)
aka Sally come up
12)
aka U. S. Grant; USG; plantation festival scene; US Grant; Ulysses S. Grant
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
13)
aka Pompey's blunders!; Pomp's blunders
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Pompey Smash);  Nelse Seymour (role: Old Puffy)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 January 1864.
- “A brief engagement with the popular Basso and versatile artist Mr. S.A. Wells.”
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 January 1864.

3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 16 January 1864, 315.
– “Sam Wells, who played in this city years ago with the original Christy’s Minstrels, and who has since been in California, will commence a brief engagement at Bryants’ Minstrels, this evening, previous to his return to the land of gold. . . . [He is] one of the old stock of minstrels.
4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 January 1864, 318.
Performers.
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 23 January 1864, 323.
“Dear, dear, how they do crowd into Bryants.  Last week, Sam Wells showed and was most favorably received by many of his old friends. . . . He did the middle business, for a flyer, and sang a couple of songs, all of which he did well, and for which he was well commended. . . . The Bryants are one of our fixtures, one of our favorite troupes, and if we get jilted by one of our girls, and the blues seize upon us, we go to Bryants."