Thalia Theater

Event Information

Thalia Theater

Proprietor / Lessee:
Eduard Härting

Price: $1 orchestra-reserved; $1.50 balcony; $.75 first tier; $.60 balcony-reserved; $.50 parquet; $.30 second tier; $10.00 Private Booth (for 6 people)

Event Type:
Play With Music, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Sep 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Sophie Dziuba (role: Guste)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 September 1866.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 September 1866.

Full cast list.

Announcement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 12 September 1866.
Review: New York Herald, 13 September 1866, 7.

“At the Thalia last night a vaudeville burlesque by Freidrich, entitled, Guten Morgen Herr Fischer, was represented, in which Mlle. De Dziuba again appeared. The play is shaped after an old play, entitled the Doctor of Alcantara, or Bon soir Monsieur Pantaloon, as the original is entitled.  Mlle. De Dziuba had occasionally an opportunity to give a good exhibition of her vocal faculties, and most of the characters were acceptably rendered, especially the Doctor, which was personated by Herr Pelosi, and the rôle of Herr Fischer, which was represented by Herr Lohmann. Previously there was a two act comedy represented, entitled the Bridal Tour, in which Mlle. Hedwig Hesse had an opportunity to make a splendid display of her dramatic talent in managing and educating a bookworm of a professor whom she had married. The rôle of the Professor was well rendered by Mr. Lohmann.”

Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 16 September 1866, 8.

Well-attended but partly disappointing performances. In “Guten Morgen, Herr Fischer!”, instead of a comic but decent operetta, the audience was presented with a farce-like parody in Berlin dialect; instead of Grisar’s graceful music, some worn-out melodies from various operas and old songs were played. The performance itself went well except for some of the chorus pieces. 

The second performance, excellently performed by Hesse and Lohmann, was received by the audience with gratitude.