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:
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

3)
aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
5)
aka Mugology
7)
aka Smiggy McGhural; Smiggy McGuirrel

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 January 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 16 January 1864, 315.
“Wood’s Minstrels number a great many ladies among their patrons, the hall itself being one of their favorite resorts, while the beautiful singing of the quartette engaged here assist [sic] in drawing them there.  Mr. Wood’s company, as now organized, is second to none, either in point of vocal, instrumental, or comic ability."
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 January 1864, 318.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 23 January 1864, 323.
“[I]f you don’t enjoy the jolliest laugh you ever enjoyed, call us a demoralized and hyppopotomical man-eater. . . . [Brower and Fox] are gorgeous!  In a word, and to be explicit, they’re ‘hunky dora.’”