San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
18 October 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Sep 1865, Evening
26 Sep 1865, Evening
27 Sep 1865, Evening
28 Sep 1865, Evening
29 Sep 1865, Evening
30 Sep 1865, Evening

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

4)
Composer(s): Whymark
5)
aka Nerves original; Nervés
Composer(s): Gordon
Text Author: Brian
6)
aka Troubles at the Metropolitan Hotel
Participants:  Billy Birch [minstrel]
7)
aka Favorite ballads ; Ballads and warblings; Beautiful ballads
Participants:  David S. Wambold
9)
aka Clog reel
10)
aka Imitations of famous actors; Imitations of popular actors; Limitations of great actors

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 August 1865, 198.

“The managerial quartet appear to understand the tastes of the habitués of their establishment, and novelty on novelty is the result of the efforts of this ‘Congress of Artists.’”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 September 1865.
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 30 September 1865, 200.
4)
Review: New York Herald, 01 October 1865, 4.

San Francisco Minstrels.—The superiority of the troupe maintains for it an amount of patronage which but few establishments of the kind can boast of. The novelty and genuine wit of its burlesques, the inimitable comic talent of its leading members, and the fine ballad singing of its principal tenor, Mr. Wambold, make [illeg.] sum of attraction which is irresistible. The advent of this troupe will effect a revolution in the minstrels business, stale pieces and wornout [sic] voices can longer keep the boards.”