Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Manager / Director:
Tony Pastor

David Braham

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 Dec 1866, Evening
11 Dec 1866, Evening
12 Dec 1866, Evening
12 Dec 1866, 2:30 PM
13 Dec 1866, Evening
14 Dec 1866, Evening
15 Dec 1866, Evening
15 Dec 1866, 2:30 PM

Program Details

First appearance of Dave Hawley, acrobat, and Harry O’Neil, tenor.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Gamblers of Mississippi; Scenes on the Mississippi
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor
aka Irish melodies; Popular, national, and Irish airs; Hibernian songs


Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 December 1866.
Announcement: New York Sun, 10 December 1866, 4.
Review: New York Herald, 11 December 1866, 7.

“Last night was one of novelties at this favorite place of amusement. Tony Pastor himself, after a short absence, reappeared with a budget of new songs. Dave Hawley performed some very daring and wonderful feats on the horizontal bar and the flying rings. Mr. Harry O’Neil, an Irish singer of more than average ability, made his debut before a New York audience. This artist is one who must soon be a prime favorite with New Yorkers. He combines, with a good voice and great musical ability, a natural humorism, and his quiet and gentlemanly style presents quite a contrast to the overdrawn grotesqueness which is generally indulged in by gentlemen in his line. The ballet and dancing were good, Madame Bertha receiving a well deserved ovation. The performance concluded with a new local drama entitled ‘Noll the Newsboy.’ The orchestra, under the management of Mr. Braham, shows considerable improvement.  Some of their productions last evening were received with hearty applause.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 December 1866, 1.