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:
11 May 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
15 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
16 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
17 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
18 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
19 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Gisippus, the Roman father
3)
Composer(s): Unidentified
5)
aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
6)
aka My grandfather's farm yard
Composer(s): Kirbye
7)
aka Smiggy McGhural; Smiggy McGuirrel
8)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 March 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 19 March 1864, 387.

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 19 March 1864, 390.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 26 March 1864, 395.

“‘Indisposition’ is not confined to newspaper ‘gentlemen’ and Italian opera singers. One of our minstrel friends had a touch of it last week—as a minister once said to a restless young lady in his congregation—‘if this thing is repeated,’ we shall call the name of Charley Fox right out in meeting. Charley was so indisposed on the evening of Wednesday, March 16th, as to be unable to keep his ‘end up’ at Wood’s Minstrels, and was hauled off. Mr. J. Glenn, the alto singer of the troupe, was called upon at short notice to fill the position, which, considering it was his first attempt as an end man, he did with much credit. We believe Mr. Fox will be well enough to resume his place this evening, March 21st. Let us hope that he may not suffer a relapse.”