San Francisco Minstrels

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San Francisco Minstrels Hall

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Last Updated:
27 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
21 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
22 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
23 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
24 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM
25 Nov 1865, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Italian airs sung by native artists; Italian airs; Burlesque on Italian airs; Italian opera burlesque
Composer(s): Unidentified
aka Wild Irish jig
Participants:  David S. Wambold;  William Henry [minstrel] Rice (role: Pickled Hominy)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 November 1865, 7.

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

“W. H. Lewis, a pupil of Gustavo Bidaux, and a capital burlesque prima donna performer, commences with the San Francisco Minstrels this evening.  This company continues to attract large audiences.  This week there is an entire change in the programme.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 25 November 1865, 264.

Review: New York Clipper, 02 December 1865, 270.

"W. H. Lewis, now known as Henry Rice, joined the San Francisco Minstrels last week, and appeared in his great burlesque prima donna act, in which his make up and acting are excellent.  He is capitally supported by Mr. Wambold.  If our readers wish to enjoy a good laugh let them see Rice and Pickled Hominy, Wambold as Trlhoorick Smearkase [sic].  The hall is crowded every night and the company seems to please all.”