Christy’s Minstrels

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Opera House

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Record Information


Last Updated:
10 March 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM
26 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM
27 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM
28 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM
29 Jun 1866, 8:00 PM
30 Jun 1866, Matinee

Program Details

S.S. Purdy (1st appearance)

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Scenes at the Fifth Avenue Hotel


Announcement: New York Herald, 25 June 1866, 5.

“George Christy has another attraction at the new Fifth Avenue Opera House, in the engagement of Mr. S.S. Purdy, a well known Ethiopian comedian, who will appear there this evening and during the week.  Geo. Christy, G.W.H. Griffen [sic] and S.S. Purdy are named in a programme of much excellence, concluding with a grand festival dance by the entire troupe.  George Christy will have a complimentary benefit at the house next Saturday.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 June 1866, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 30 June 1866, 5.

“George Christy’s fashionable matinee opens at the new Fifth Avenue Opera House at two o’clock.  The whole company will take part according to a very fine programme.”