Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Price: $.25 family circle; .35 parquet

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 May 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Aug 1865, Evening
08 Aug 1865, Evening
09 Aug 1865, Evening
10 Aug 1865, Evening
11 Aug 1865, Evening
12 Aug 1865, Evening
12 Aug 1865, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Mistakes of a night


Announcement: New York Herald, 10 August 1865, 4.

“Amusements This Evening.”  Work listed.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 12 August 1865.
Review: New York Clipper, 19 August 1865, 150.

“We ‘dropped in’ three nights last week, and found it a difficult matter to obtain even standing room, every seat being occupied and extra seats placed in all the aisles.  Opening this place with a first class variety troupe has proved to be just the thing that the east-siders wanted, and they are turning out in full force.  The performers engaged are all very clever in their respective roles.  To find a greater favorite than Tony Pastor, and a better comic singer, would be a very difficult thing.  Tony has a host of the most popular songs of the day, and he knows exactly how to please his patrons.  Ernestine de Faiber is one of the most graceful and artistic danseuses we know of.  Robert Butler, as pantomimist and comic old man, is excellent.  Whatever he has to do he does to the best of his ability, and therefore pleases all. M’lle Bertha, in solo dances, as well as double dances with Ernestine de Faiber, displays a considerable terpsichorean ability.  Amelia Wells has a repertoire of songs just suited to the times, and is a favorite with the audience.  Carry Austin does the Zouave drill in a manner that shows she has considerable practice and has been well drilled. Martin [sic] Sheridan and Mack do a clever clog dance, and Gaynor’s banjo solos hit hard.”