Olympic Theatre

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 April 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM
14 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM
15 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM
16 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM
17 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM
18 Aug 1866, 7:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Unknown playwright
Participants:  Emma Webb;  Ada Webb


Advertisement: New York Post, 13 August 1866.
Announcement: New-York Times, 13 August 1866.

     “Mr. Grover has judiciously cut from the ‘Ice Witch’ much that was cumbersome and unpleasantly effective, leaving for the attraction this week a spectacle of beauty and interest worthy the patronage it receives.  The incidental music by Baker is novel and pleasing.  Prior to the spectacle the Webb sisters appear in a protean farce, full of life and frolic. The dancing of Miss Theresa Wood and Miss Nellie Fowler [sic] continues prominent among the entertainements.”

Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 August 1866.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 August 1866, 150.

     “Miss Ada will assume four characters, sing three songs and dance a hornpipe.  Miss Emma will assume two characters and sing a duett [sic] with Ada.”

Review: New York Clipper, 25 August 1866, 158.

     “One of the showiest pieces produced in this city for some time, and we are pleased to see that Manager Grover’s efforts to please are nightly rewarded by crowded houses. Extra pains have not only been taken in putting the spectacle on the stage, as regards its scenic effects, but the cast is an excellent one, and embraces some really meritorious performers.” The Webb sisters “have made a good impression on our theatre goers.”