Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry Wood [minstrel]

Price: $.25

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Record Information


Last Updated:
25 March 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
08 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
09 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
10 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
11 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
12 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
aka Smiggy McGhural; Smiggy McGuirrel
aka Looney Napoleon


Review: New York Clipper, 07 March 1864, 379.

“There is one thing about Wood’s Minstrels which is deserving of particular mention, and that is the courtesy which marks the conduct of the officials in front, and the care manifested for the comfort of their audiences; all of which help to make the entertainments more enjoyable and interesting. The performances at Wood’s embrace such a variety that scarcely a taste can fail of being pleased. In the comic line, there is a trio of comedians inferior to none in the profession, whose eccentricities, by their extreme ridiculousness, provoke smiles of the most boisterous description. In the singing department, there are several very pleasing voices, and the instrumentalists are also quite clever. In fact, the troupe is a most excellent one, and deserving of the liberal patronage they are meeting with. The manager is careful, painstaking, and enterprising, and under his supervision the band has been brought to its present standard of excellence.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 March 1864.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 12 March 1864, 379.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 12 March 1864, 382.
“Songs, Dances, Plantation Scenes, Burlesques.”
Review: New York Clipper, 19 March 1864, 387.
“They could not have made a more timely hit than they did last week at Wood’s Minstrels, when ‘The Bulls and Bears of Wall Street’ was introduced, and which was well appreciated by the audience in attendance.  The comedians at this house give some sly pokes at men and things, which never fail to tell.”