Fenian’s Dream

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Dec 1865, Evening
05 Dec 1865, Evening
06 Dec 1865, Evening
07 Dec 1865, Evening
07 Dec 1865, 2:00 PM
08 Dec 1865, Evening
09 Dec 1865, Evening

Program Details

The program includes additional novelties. Samuel Sharpley, business manager.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Clog reel
Participants:  Buffalo Boys


Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 December 1865, 280.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 December 1865, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 04 December 1865, 4.

     Description of sets for The Fenian’s dream.  “[A] racy budget of comicalities, songs, dances, and so forth.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 04 December 1865, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 04 December 1865.
Announcement: New York Herald, 07 December 1865, 5.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 December 1865, 278.

     “The Buffalo Boys do a good clog dance and Master Berry is clever in song and dance.  Willis Armstrong, Billy Reeve, and Johnny Wild make a good team in burnt cork.”

Review: New York Herald, 09 December 1865, 5.

     “Another full house, composed largely of ladies, greeted Tony Pastor last evening at his neat bandbox of a theatre, No. 201 Bowery opposite Spring street. The performances, from first to last, were received by the audience with sturdy rounds of applause. This was all the more noticeable when the new Irish drama, The Fenian’s Dream, was produced. Mr. Reeve, as a leading Fenian, slightly disguised, was very good, as were Mlle. Bertha, Miss Rushton, and Miss Blanche Stanley. Tony Pastor’s Opera House is a comfortable, well warmed and well ventilated place of amusement, where the visitor receives the worth of his money without having his sensibilities shocked by language and performances which would do no credit to a pretty waiter girl concert hall.”