San Francisco Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
San Francisco Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 January 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM
03 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM
04 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM
05 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM
06 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM
07 Apr 1866, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Backus’s imitations probably included one of Barney Williams, which he performed multiple times later in the month.

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Cherry and Fair Star; Children of Cypress
4)
aka breakneck act
6)
aka Andy Johnson's policy
7)
aka Nerves original; Nervés
Composer(s): Gordon
Text Author: Brian
8)
aka Favorite ballads ; Ballads and warblings; Beautiful ballads
Participants:  David S. Wambold
9)
aka Imitations of famous actors; Imitations of popular actors
Participants:  Charley Backus
11)
aka Double clog reel; Double clog exercises
12)
aka Mocking bird song

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 02 April 1866, 5.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 April 1866, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 April 1866, 414.

     “William Birch goes through his ‘Skylight Adventures’ this week, at the San Francisco Minstrels; and Backus, the light and graceful comedian, will perform his aerial flight on the trapeze; two acts sufficient in themselves to convulse a convulsive audience any night. This troupe of Ethiops are making handsome dividends. A better show, minstrel band ne’er gave.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 April 1866, 415.