Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.30 gallery; $.50 parquet; $5 private box

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
28 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Apr 1866, Evening
03 Apr 1866, Evening
04 Apr 1866, Evening
05 Apr 1866, Evening
06 Apr 1866, Evening
07 Apr 1866, Evening

Program Details

The burlesque on Traviata includes “Ah, force him” (Violetta’s aria, Ah, fors'e lui).

Performers and/or Works Performed

4)
aka Rival darkeys
5)
aka U. S. Grant; USG; plantation festival scene; US Grant; Ulysses S. Grant
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
8)
aka Blacksmith jubilee
10)
Composer(s): Unidentified
11)
aka Jocko, a mischievous monkey; Monkeyana; Monkey act; Little Mac as the monkey
12)
aka Taming the elephant
13)
aka Clog reel
Participants:  John P. Hogan [minstrel]

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 April 1866, 7.
2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 02 April 1866.
3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 April 1866, 7.
4)
Review: New York Clipper, 07 April 1866, 414.

     “Be Careful.—We spent the evening of Good Friday with Bryants’ Minstrels. In the hope that silence on our part may have the effect to induce a reform in what we there and then beheld, we shall say nothing of the proceedings on that occasion. ‘It is never too late to mend.’”

5)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 April 1866, 416.
6)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 April 1866, 7.