Barnum's American Museum

Event Information

Venue(s):
Barnum's American Museum [JAN 1842-JUL 1865]

Conductor(s):
Frank W. Peterschen

Price: $.30; .15 children

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
18 July 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Sep 1864, All Day
13 Sep 1864, All Day
14 Sep 1864, All Day
15 Sep 1864, All Day
16 Sep 1864, All Day
17 Sep 1864, All Day

Program Details

Great Tom Thumb Combination at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Signet of King Solomon at 3 p.m. Love’s Disguises at 7:30 p.m. The Grand Orchestrion, will play at short intervals, day and evening. New Year Calls will be performed every evening.

New Year’s Calls comedy (The great Tom Thumb Combination)

Opening night of the regular dramatic season.

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Love's disguises
Text Author: Paul
4)
aka Jones's baby; Jones’ Baby
Text Author: Suter
6)
Participants:  Tony Denier
7)
aka Orchestrion, The; Grand orchestrion
Composer(s): Unknown composer

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 05 September 1864.
“The Great Dramatic Season Will Commence on Monday, Sept. 12.”
2)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 05 September 1864, 5.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 September 1864.
Lists performers of the dramatic company.
4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 September 1864.
List of entire company.  “At each Levee [Thumb & Co.] will perform Entirely New and Original Characters, Songs, Duets, Dances, &c.”
5)
Review: New-York Times, 14 September 1864, 5.
No mention of music.  “The regular dramatic season commenced at this establishment Monday afternoon. . . . [T]he crowd was so great in every part of the ‘Lecture Room,’ that it was physically impossible to get within hearing and seeing range of the stage.”
6)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 17 September 1864, 182.