Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Manager / Director:
Mrs. John Wood

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
3 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 May 1865, 8:00 PM
16 May 1865, 8:00 PM
17 May 1865, 8:00 PM
18 May 1865, 8:00 PM
19 May 1865, 8:00 PM
20 May 1865, 2:00 PM
20 May 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Every evening performance commences with Trying it on.

Performers and/or Works Performed

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


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 May 1865.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 May 1865, 46.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 20 May 1865, 47.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 23 May 1865, 8.

     “‘The Sleeping Beauty,’ with its brilliant scenery, sparkling music, and vivacious acting, continues the chief attraction at the Olympic  The new danseuse, Miss Augusta, has, to employ a form of expression already classical, attained the diadem of the ballet with a series of single bounds.  She promises to become an artist.  If we can judge from the variety of her performances, she has abundant ambition.  She has already displayed her cleverness in four different dances, of which, we may say, that of the week before last was indisputably the best.”

Review: New York Clipper, 27 May 1865, 54.

     “Great is the ‘Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,’ and marvelous is the grand transformation which winds up this magnificent spectacle, now nightly filling the Olympic with delighted audiences.  It’s a big hit, and has taken the town by storm, as our veterans would say.”