San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
8 September 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Oct 1865, Evening
31 Oct 1865, Evening
01 Nov 1865, Evening
02 Nov 1865, Evening
03 Nov 1865, Evening
04 Nov 1865, Evening

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Troubles at the Metropolitan Hotel
3)
aka Imitations of famous actors; Imitations of popular actors
5)
Composer(s): Whymark
6)
aka Wild Irish jig
7)
aka Favorite ballads ; Ballads and warblings; Beautiful ballads
8)
aka breakneck act

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 October 1865.
2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 November 1865, 238.

“‘Many a noble heart beats beneath many a raged coat,’ but if you wish to enjoy an evening with the minstrels, go to the hall of the San Francisco troupe, and joy be with you.  This band of Ethiopians cannot be surpassed for fine singing, comic fun, inimitable imitations, or niggerisms, generally.  The quartet of managers—the three B’s and the one W—make a team that never baulk.  It is good to be a minstrel manager these days.”