Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.50 parquet; $.30 family circle; $5 private boxes

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 June 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
16 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
17 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
18 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
19 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
20 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Ici on parle francais
Text Author: Williams
4)
Composer(s): Work
5)
aka Jocko, a mischievous monkey; Monkeyana; Monkey act
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac
8)
aka Perfect cure
9)
Composer(s): Unidentified
Participants:  Rollin Howard (E. G. B. Holder) (role: Sall lick her, Queen of Africa)
12)
aka Hand-a-lone brothers, The

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 15 January 1866, 4.

     “Bryants’ Minstrels are, as usual, musical, amusing and well patronized. . . . Dan Bryant will be out as the Stump Orator this evening.  Afterwards, selections from an extensive programme will be performed—Laughyoucansir, with Sall lick her [sic], Queen of Africa, by Rollin Howard; The Echo, with Nelse Seymour and Dan Bryant; In and Out of Place, with Messrs. Grier, Reed, and Little Mac; Ici on Parle Francais, and many other excellent pieces.”

2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 15 January 1866, 4.

     In “Amusements This Evening.”  Some works.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 January 1866, 7.

     Works.

 

4)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 January 1866, 8.

     “Mr. Dan Bryant’s Minstrels travestie ‘The Streets of New York’ in [sic] a clever manner, and do other funny things which, to borrow the jest of a cotemporary [sic], are ‘too humorous to mention.’”

5)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 January 1866, 326.