San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 December 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
09 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
10 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
11 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
12 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
13 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM

Program Details

First Appearance of J. B. Donniker and Ainsley Scott. Charley Backus performed imitations of Othello and Macbeth.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka New Year's call
4)
aka Troubles at the Metropolitan Hotel
Participants:  Billy Birch [minstrel]
6)
Composer(s): Blamphin
Text Author: Blamphin
Participants:  David S. Wambold
7)
aka Double clog reel; Double clog exercises
8)
aka Imitations of famous actors; Imitations of popular actors
Participants:  Charley Backus
9)
aka Animated photographs; Living pictures of great artists; Living portraits

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 08 January 1866, 5.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 January 1866, 7.

     “First Appearance of J. B. Donniker and Ainsley Scott.”

3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 13 January 1866, 318.
4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 January 1866.
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 20 January 1866, 326.

     “J.B. Donniker, one of the best and most experienced violinists on the minstrel boards, ‘drew a bow’ here last week, contributing greatly to the instrumental department, while Aynsley Scott, a basso of much profundity, who also joined the Friscos, lends additional strength and beauty to the vocalisms; the Fri