Ravels – Benefit of Young America

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
M. Van [dancer] Hamme

Price: $.75; $1 reserved; .30 family circle

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 June 2018


Announcement: New-York Times, 27 October 1865, 4.

In “Amusements This Evening.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 27 October 1865, 4.

Benefit of Young America.  “Every species of performance is on the bill.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 October 1865, 7.

Young America called “this Remarkable Child Artiste.”

Review: New-York Times, 28 October 1865.

Niblo's Garden.—That extraordinary young gymnast and pantomimist ‘Young America,’ took his first benefit here last evening and was rewarded, we are glad to say, with a fine house. The old-time pantomime of ‘Vol-au-vent,’ was revived, not, however, for Gabriel Ravel, but for his pupil—this young shaver with the absurd name. The performance was amusing, astonishing, and really humorous. It is evident that the stripling has learnt all the secrets of his venerable master, who on this occasion dashed himself about frantically, and nearly succeeded in reducing himself to atoms as Old Brock, the Miller. The programme was prodigal in extent. It included a farce for Mr. and Mrs. Gomersal—who have talent; a grand ballet called the ‘Nymphs and the Butterfly,’ and finally, Young American’s performances on the three flying trapezes. The youngster is quite as good as Leotard, and much better looking. Altogether, the Ravel performances at this house are thoroughly good.”