Tony Pastor's Opera House
Variety / Vaudeville
4 August 2016
“A large audience were treated at this place of amusement with an entertainment of the usual varied character, including dancing, singing, comicalities, and theatrical representations. Mr. Denny Gallagher, an Ethiopian comedian of no mean pretensions, who made his debut on Monday evening, was greeted with enthusiastic applause, his ‘Doleful Ditty’ gaining him a rapturous encore. The ballet pantomime ‘Intrigues of Spain,’ in which Mons. Szollysy plays four characters, was received with marked approval, as were also Tony Pastor’s new songs, and the original Irishisms of Mr. Carleton. The performances concluded with a new tragic nautical drama, entitled the Yankee Sailor, in which the leading characters were sustained by Mr. and Miss McDonald.”
Two brief announcements on this page. One for Gallagher, one for Carleton.
“Tony Pastor continues to give the patrons of his Opera House a good evening’s entertainment, consisting of a variety of negro acts, comic and sentimental singing, ballet and solo dancing, Irishisms and a farce. We are pleased to see that Tony’s efforts to please are rewarded by a good run of houses, business having been pretty good last week. Miss C. Benson is one of the smartest and neatest dancers we have seen for some time.”