Young Recruit

Event Information

Butler's American Theatre [444 Bdway--before 3/66]

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler
Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
31 October 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Feb 1864, Evening
02 Feb 1864, Evening
03 Feb 1864, Evening
04 Feb 1864, Evening
05 Feb 1864, Evening
06 Feb 1864, Matinee
06 Feb 1864, Evening

Program Details

"Young recruit" includes: "Grand March and Military Maneuvers" and “Ronde de Boheme."

John M. La Thorne, stage manager.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 February 1864, 7.

First week for Maffit.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 06 February 1864, 339.

“Look out for the ‘Young Recruit, or the Battle of Lookout Mountain,’ a new fairy and spectacular pantomime to be brought out at the American Theatre, 444 Broadway, this evening, Feb. 1st, under the direction of brother Maffit, not he of piratical renown, but he of pantomimic fame. During the piece, the young girls of the establishment will be drilled and put through a number of difficult but beautiful military evolutions.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 06 February 1864, 344.

Review: New York Clipper, 13 February 1864, 347.

“You can see a good deal of everything at Butler’s ‘American,’ for a very little money; there are pretty girls in abundance, and they appear in some very fascinating dances; some of ‘em, too, are great on the sing, and vocalize with much taste and ability. There are Ethiopian delineators, too, whose eccentric doings and sayings are (don’t leave out the ‘are’) ‘wont to set the house on a roar,’ to use the inelegant language of Mr. Shakespeare. There are pantomimic performances, comic singing, burlesques, etc., all on one evening. 444 is really one of the places to do, in New York.”