Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
Mrs. John Wood

Manager / Director:
Mrs. John Wood

Thomas Baker

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
22 April 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
14 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
15 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
16 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
17 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
18 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Thomas Baker, conductor, composer, and arranger.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Sleeping beauty of the woods
Text Author: Planché
Participants:  Mrs. John Wood (role: Isabella)


Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 November 1865, 7.

Full cast list.  “Splendid Artistical, Musical and Mechanical Resources of This Theatre. . . . New and Original Music, Composed and Arranged by Thomas Baker.”

Review: New York Clipper, 25 November 1865, 262.

The Sleeping Beauty” was revived at the Olympic on the 13th inst.  With the fair manageress as the Sleeping Beauty.  The cast was the same as that on its former production, with few exceptions. . . . On the first night of its reproduction the new comers were not exactly letter perfect in the business of the play, but after that all were up in their parts, and it went off very smoothly all the week.  It was witnessed each night by a crowded house.  As an extravaganza, it is replete with puns, and is just suited to the times.  As a spectacle it is one of the best produced in this city for many years, the last scene for magnificence and mechanical effect is exceeding anything seen on the Metropolitan boards.  Mrs. Wood appears with great advantage as the Beauty, dressing the part elegantly, and provoking considerable fun by her witty sayings and burlesque singing.  Eliza Newton looks, acts, sings and dances charmingly, her singing of a medley and dancing with Lewis being heartily encored by the audience, and deservedly so too. . . . Louise Myers sings a couple of songs very sweetly.  M’lle Augusta was engaged expressly to execute two dances, and succeeded in not only pleasing the audience, but was rewarded each evening with a hearty re-call.  She is a very clever danseuse, and always popular with her audiences.”