Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Manager / Director:
Mrs. John Wood

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 May 1865, 8:00 PM
09 May 1865, 8:00 PM
10 May 1865, 8:00 PM
11 May 1865, 8:00 PM
12 May 1865, 8:00 PM
13 May 1865, 2:00 PM
13 May 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Every evening performance commences with Trying it on.

NYH advertises the time as 8:00 p.m., while the NYC advertises the time as 7:45 p.m.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Brough
aka Sleeping beauty of the woods
Text Author: Planché


Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 May 1865.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 May 1865, 39.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 May 1865, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 20 May 1865, 46.

     “Mrs. Wood, the ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ is wide awake in her new fairy spectacle, now in good running order at the Olympic.  The piece is brimful of good things, but the grand transformation scene – which is given as a dessert to the great dramatic feast, is probably the most gorgeous thing of the kind ever witnessed in this prolific show-town.  As one of our plebeian fellow citizens remarked the other evening after seeing the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ [illegible owing to fold in the page] the Olympic while the new spectacle is on.”