Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
14 April 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
19 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
20 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
21 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
22 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM
23 Jan 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Bob Ridley);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: The Tiger)
3)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
Participants:  Dave [minstrel] Reed
4)
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
7)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
9)
aka Irish Donnybrook jig
11)
aka Pompey's blunders!
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Pompey Smashall);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: Old Puffy)
12)
aka Exempt Shaking Quakers; Exempt Shakers from Lebanon Town; Lebanon Shakers, The ; Shaking Quakers
13)
aka Perfect cure
14)
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 January 1864.

2)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 23 January 1864.
Performers listed.
3)
Review: New York Clipper, 30 January 1864, 331.
Long, funny review of “The Take-it-and-leave man,” in the form of a letter to Dan Bryant by one “Hank Mudge, Judge.”  The letter/review is making fun of advertisements for the Florence’s very successful Ticket of Leave Man, in which a judge and other prominent members of the city praise the positive moral effect of the play.  “I had the deep gratification of witnessing your exquisite delineation of a colored ‘Take it and Leave Man.’ . . . I wish every colored clergyman and rioter to have an opportunity to see your Robert Ridley.”