Charley White’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
26 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Jul 1866, Evening
31 Jul 1866, Evening
01 Aug 1866, Evening
02 Aug 1866, Evening
03 Aug 1866, Evening
04 Aug 1866, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Life on the Mississippi
Text Author: Wambold
3)
aka Colored academy
Participants:  Wash Norton [minstrel]

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 30 July 1866, 3.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 July 1866.
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 August 1866.
4)
Review: New York Clipper, 04 August 1866, 134.

“This favorite resort is doing splendidly under the experienced supervision of Charley White.”

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 11 August 1866, 142.

“The company, particularly in the burnt cork department, is certainly one of the very best ever seen in a variety place in this or any other city”; “Wash Norton made his first appearance here on July 30th, after an absence of six years, appearing in his great prima donna act, the Freedman’s Academy, and the walk around.”