Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
5 August 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
22 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
23 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
24 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
25 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM
26 Dec 1863, 7:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

4)
aka Johnny Schmoker ("Pilly Willy Wink" in refrain.); Pillwillywink Band; Johani Schmoker
6)
aka Tim Finnigan's wake; Finigan's wake
Composer(s): Bryant
7)
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
8)
aka Mac's essence; Little Mac's essence of Old Virginia
9)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
10)
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
11)
aka Rush-in ball
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Funny Jim);  Nelse Seymour (role: Long Abe)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 December 1863.
2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 26 December 1863, 291.
“Go to Bryants’ Minstrels and enjoy yourself as a free and accepted conscript should do, and once again become a man.”

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 26 December 1863, 296.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 02 January 1864, 302.
 “By going early, you will get a chance to see the Bryants, but it’s not a ‘sure thing’ if you tarry by the way.  The ‘boys’ fell heavily, it is said by the recent ‘dispute’ in the P.R., but their patrons will not be long in making, it all right [sic] with them again.  This is a sure thing.”