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:
5 February 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Apr 1866, Evening
10 Apr 1866, Evening
11 Apr 1866, Evening
12 Apr 1866, Evening
13 Apr 1866, Evening
14 Apr 1866, Evening

Program Details

First appearance of “the pleasing vocalist” Ira Paine.

Performers and/or Works Performed

5)
aka Taming the elephant
6)
aka Our African polka
8)
aka Who struck Billy Patterson?
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
9)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 09 April 1866, 5.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 April 1866, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 14 April 1866, 6.

     “Dan Bryant and his well-known troupe of Ethiopians are giving a very funny entertainment, including, among other novelties, an exhibition of large elephant, of India-rubber complexion, with which the exhibitor goes through a series of astounding performances. It is a very laughable act, and never fails to bring down the house, if not the elephant. The usual variety of singing, dancing, eccentricities, etc., will be interspersed throughout the programme.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 14 April 1866, 8.