Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
23 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
30 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
31 Jan 1866, 7:45 PM
01 Feb 1866, 7:45 PM
02 Feb 1866, 7:45 PM
03 Feb 1866, 7:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Warbs from Tyrol
3)
aka Nerves original; Nervés
Composer(s): Gordon
Text Author: Brian
4)
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Count Houghlihan, an Emerald Buffer);  Rollin Howard (E. G. B. Holder) (role: Mme. Pay-Ripper, a sensation prima donna)
5)
aka Jocko, a mischievous monkey; Monkeyana; Monkey act; Little Mac as the monkey
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac
6)
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Sim Dipsey, the Doorkeeper)
7)
aka One silent tear
Composer(s): Foster
Participants:  J. W. Raynor [minstrel]
8)
Composer(s): Clark [composer]
Text Author: Clark [composer]
9)
Composer(s): Clark [composer]
Text Author: Clark [composer]
10)
aka Sally come up
Participants:  Dave [minstrel] Reed
12)
aka Hand-a-lone brothers, The
13)
aka Ici on parle francais
Text Author: Williams

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 29 January 1866.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 January 1866, 7.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 January 1866, 4.
4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 31 January 1866.
5)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 03 February 1866, 342.
6)
Review: New York Clipper, 10 February 1866, 350.

     “The Bryants’ had a crowded house on the 2d inst., and the performance was a pleasing one. Mr. Raynor’s singing of the ballad of ‘One Silent Tear’ was very pleasing, as was C. Henry’s ‘When You and I Were Soldier Boys.’ Dave Reed performed his song and dance of ‘Sally Come Up,’ and it is decidedly the best thing he does. The act called ‘Ici on Parle Francais’, with Little Mac as Jocko and Dan Bryant as Garlick, is very laughable. The Bryants’ programme is replete with some of the most popular ballads of the day, as well comic acts and hits upon the times.”