Wood’s Theatre

Event Information

Wood's Theatre [beginning Jan 15, 1866]

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 January 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Jun 1866, Evening
05 Jun 1866, Evening
06 Jun 1866, Matinee
06 Jun 1866, Evening
07 Jun 1866, Evening
08 Jun 1866, Evening
09 Jun 1866, Evening

Program Details

Crossing the line
Includes Double clog dance

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Almar
aka Double clog reel; Double clog exercises
Participants:  Irene Worrell;  Jennie Worrell
aka Terrific trapeze; Swinging trapeze
Participants:  Nicolo Troupe
aka Island of tranquil delights
Text Author: Planché
Participants:  M. W. Ledingwell (role: Furibond of Filibustero);  Sophie Worrell (role: Don Leander);  Irene Worrell (role: Exquisite Little Pet);  Jennie Worrell (role: Abricetina)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 June 1866, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 04 June 1866, 5.

“The Worrell sisters appear in a new bill at Wood’s theatre, Broadway, this evening, when will be presented the fairy extravaganza entitled The Invisible Prince, or the Island of Tranquil Delights.  The performances commence with Crossing the Line. Manager Wood announces also the appearance, in a short engagement, of the Nicolo Troupe, in feats on the flying trapeze, revolving globes and perpendicular ladders.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 June 1866, 70.

Those pleasing little people—the Worrell Sisters—are to appear in new characters this week at Wood’s Theatre, where they have become established favorites with the habitués of that neat place of public resort.  They are to show themselves in ‘The Invisible Prince,’ and Jennie and Irene are also to appear in the farce of ‘Crossing the Line,’ and give their double clog dance, which alone is worth a trip from Canada to witness.”

Review: New York Clipper, 16 June 1866, 78.

Does not mention music; focuses on a trapeze act that preceded “The invisible prince.”