Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
Mrs. John Wood

Manager / Director:
Mrs. John Wood

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 May 1865, 8:00 PM
02 May 1865, 8:00 PM
03 May 1865, 8:00 PM
04 May 1865, 8:00 PM
05 May 1865, 8:00 PM
06 May 1865, 2:00 PM
06 May 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Every evening performance commences with Popping the Question.

The Sleeping beauty in the woodincludes “Pas de Bouquet” (dance) and “Pas de Marathon” (dance).

NYC advertises time as 7:45 p.m. NYH advertises time as 8 p.m.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Sleeping beauty of the woods
Text Author: Planché


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 May 1865, 7.

      Full cast list.  “New and Original Music Composed and Arranged by Thomas Baker.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 04 May 1865, 8.

      “The success of the new burlesque at this theatre increases every night. . . . The music, too, is prepared with unusual taste and felicity.  In all respects, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is far in advance of any representation of its kind heretofore attempted. . . . Mr. Baker, who has taken especial pains with the incidental music, and has succeeded in the generally hopeless endeavor of training a stock-company to the possibility of concerted pieces, also deserves congratulation;—he is a somewhat more visible hero and the applause due him reaches its mark. . . . Miss Myers sings like a mezzo-soprano nightingale, and dresses like a high toned bird of paradise. . . . Miss Newton, in the little part of the prince, dances and sings effectively, and Mlle. Augusta fills an occasional blank space with the spryest movements that the human figure is capable of; the spin of the dervish is a drowsy reel compared with her volatile whirlings. . . . But in speaking of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ it is hardly necessary to specify;—all is good in its way, and all id excellently done.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 06 May 1865, 31.
Review: New York Clipper, 13 May 1865, 38.

      “‘The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood’ attracts crowds to see the Wood and the beauty sleeping.  The Olympic is nightly filled with beauty, fashion, ugliness, old fogies, and many other conflicting elements, all drawn thither by the fascinations of the girls and scenery in the new spectacle.  A matinee was given on the 6th.”