Christy’s Minstrels

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Opera House

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Record Information


Last Updated:
14 August 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM
19 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM
20 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM
21 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM
22 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM
23 Dec 1865, 8:00 PM

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Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 18 December 1865, 5.

     “Charles Melville will sing the ballad, ‘Beautiful Isle of the Sea’ this evening. . . . Eccentric delineations, a parlor entertainment, with the extraordinary comical burlesque Clam Eeler’s Husband, are to follow.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 December 1865, 7.

     New songs.

Review: New York Clipper, 30 December 1865, 302.

     “George Christy does not give the Fifth Ave noodles a very recherché entertainment; he has added some people to his troupe, but they are of a third-rate character only, and not what a manager aspiring to keep a first-class place of amusement should bring to the notice of a first-class audience.  Stale acts and stale performances will soon give the new place a stale character.”